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Trumbull County overdose deaths are down but fentanyl still prevalent in Mahoning Valley Video included

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Tony Villanueva, commander of TAG, says they're continuing to see fentanyl in cocaine, crack cocaine and crystal meth.

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Report: Americans more likely to die from OD than auto accident

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For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, according to National Safety Council analysis. 

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Drugmakers seek sanctions over '60 Minutes' comments

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Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid crisis have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction Ohio's governor-elect and two other lawyers for statements they made in recent television interviews. 

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Fighting addiction in Trumbull County remains costly amid progress Video included

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While new numbers from 2018 show progress in the fight against the deadly opioid epidemic in Trumbull County, the cost continues to strain the budget of the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office.

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Study finds Ohio overdose deaths linked to meth have soared

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A report says the number of Ohio drug overdose deaths involving meth or other stimulants soared last year.     

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  • Why we are doing this

    Why we are doing this

    The 21 News team is embarking on a special project to combat the heroin epidemic in our community. 

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    The 21 News team is embarking on a special project to combat the heroin epidemic in our community. 

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  • 21 WFMJ, local media outlets come together to battle heroin epidemic

    21 WFMJ, local media outlets come together to battle heroin epidemic

    Friday, September 29 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-09-29 20:43:00 GMT

    Three reporters in the Mahoning Valley, Renee Fox, Jordyn Grzelewski, and Lindsay McCoy, have worked aggressively in recent years exposing the death and destruction wrought by the heroin crisis, yet despite their dire warnings on television, on the web and in newspapers, the situation here has worsened dramatically.

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    Three reporters in the Mahoning Valley, Renee Fox, Jordyn Grzelewski, and Lindsay McCoy, have worked aggressively in recent years exposing the death and destruction wrought by the heroin crisis, yet despite their dire warnings on television, on the web and in newspapers, the situation here has worsened dramatically.

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