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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, left, and Republican J.D. Vance debated Monday night in Ohio.

Five takeaways from Ohio’s US Senate debate

Dan Merica, CNN October 13, 2022

(CNN) -- The debate between Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican J.D. Vance in Ohio's closer-than-expected Senate contest began with a testy exchange on the economy and quickly devolved from there into a contentious...

An authentic lethal dose of fentanyl is displayed on the point of a number two pencil for size reference.

Illegal fentanyl poses risk to campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter February 8, 2022

Students may receive drugs laced with deadly fentanyl if they buy from non-medical sources.Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be 100 times stronger than morphine, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration....

Illustration by Skye McEowen 

Study: Opioid crisis not slowing down, deaths to increase 147 percent by 2025

Lydia Taylor February 3, 2019

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that opioid-related deaths are going to increase by 147 percent by 2025.Already in the midst of an epidemic, researchers state...

Jake Robinson, a firefighter/paramedic with the Kent Fire Department, demonstrates how to use Naloxone when confronted with a heroin overdose in the back of an ambulance Tuesday Oct. 18, 2016.

EMTs stand the line against heroin overdoses

Matt Poe October 18, 2016

As heroin continues to take its toll on victims, families, communities and Portage County law enforcement has taken drastic steps to help combat the nationwide epidemic.Among other precautions, the county...

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