June 24, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
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The Morning Hit–6/16/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. LeBron says Love has to be better. Kevin Read More…

Tax levies proposed to fight opioid epidemic

ELYRIA — The scourge of opiate addiction and overdoses is expensive to combat and Lorain County officials are considering two property tax levies to help cover those costs. The county commissioners on Wednesday approved measures to see how much levies to support the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County and the county’s Read More…

Portman touts fight against drug addiction in first TV ads

COLUMBUS — Sen. Rob Portman touts his efforts to tackle heroin addiction in the first statewide television ads of his 2016 re-election campaign. The three 30-second spots were released Tuesday. They begin airing Wednesday a part of a $15 million TV and online ad buy running through Election Day. They tout a Senate-passed bill of Read More…

Meeting aims to give families tools to fight drug addiction

ELYRIA — Every night before Kerri Johnson goes to bed, she tells her son, Ryan Johnson, “good night.” It has become part of her nightly routine since July 2, 2013. There are no kisses. No hugs. No text messages. Every night, she walks to the urn set upon a shelf surrounded by photographs of her Read More…

Police in Massachusetts town take bold step: Amnesty for drug users

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — The young woman nursing a fresh black eye has come to the police station in this old fishing city for help. But she’s not looking to report a crime or seek someone’s arrest. She wants help kicking her heroin addiction. “It was better than the alternative,” says the woman, in her mid-20s, Read More…

Vigil held for drug addicts, family members

VERMILION — When Melva Sherwood, who lost her son to drug addiction almost a year ago, saw a man with his head in his hands sitting outside of a resource center for addicts who want to recover, she called the center’s co-founder, Kim Eberle. “Kim said ‘I’m on it,’” Sherwood said, and within minutes Eberle Read More…

Avon Lake Wellness Center to open this fall

AVONLAKE – A new wellness clinic,  focusing on combating drug addiction, will open in Avon Lake. The Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services – Avon Lake Wellness Center will open around October. The project was announced during Monday night’s City Council meeting. The city has been working with Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Read More…