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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Portage County Health District holds “Project DAWN” training at Kent State

Jake Majka September 26, 2018

While the opioid epidemic in Ohio continues to be a point of concern within communities, people are looking for ways they can help address the problem.The Portage County Health District held its “Project...

A display at the “Lights of Change” event on Friday memorializes those lost to addiction.

‘Lights of Change’ aims to end addiction stigma

Madeline Pigott September 3, 2018

In the United States, Ohio ranked No. 2 for the most deaths by overdose. OhioCAN, a statewide organization for family members affected by addiction, is speaking out and changing the stigma that comes with...

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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