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Ohio Senate Addiction and Community Revitalization Committee met in Steubenville

State Sen. Frank Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, listens as Jefferson County Coroner Dr. Michael Scarpone speaks during Thursday’s meeting of the Ohio Senate Addiction and Community Revitalization Committee. Also making presentations during the meeting, which was held in the Gentile Gallery at the J.C. Williams Center on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, were Andrew Henry, Jefferson County health commissioner; Eloise Traina, chief executive officer of the Family Recovery Center; Bill Holt, executive director of the Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board; and Judge Lisa Ferguson of Toronto county court. Henry told the committee that the county has recorded 176 drug overdoses this year, 18 of which have been fatal. — Ross Gallabrese

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