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Jury Selection Begins in Opioid Trial Despite Delay Request

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Jury selection began Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic despite a last-minute request from lawyers to delay it because of news reports on a settlement offer. Two Ohio counties claim drug companies that made, distributed and sold prescription painkillers engaged in a deadly conspiracy that has inflicted massive… Read More

This Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, shows the exterior of the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center in Cleveland.

Cuyahoga County Jail Official Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charges

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CLEVELAND (AP) – A troubled county jail system’s associate warden accused of ordering a corrections officer to turn off his body camera after an inmate’s fatal overdose and lying to investigators has pleaded guilty in Cleveland to misdemeanor charges. Fifty-four-year-old Eric Ivey, of Euclid, pleaded guilty Monday to obstruction of justice and falsification charges. Ivey… Read More

This Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, shows the exterior of the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center in Cleveland.

Inspection Finds Persistent Problems at Northern Ohio County’s Jail

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A state inspection of a troubled county jail in Cleveland in early July found that problems with medical care, sanitation and inmate lockdowns persist months after they were first cited in federal and state inspections, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. Officials from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and… Read More

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Coroner: Fatal Overdoses From Heroin Substitute On the Rise

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The coroner in Ohio’s largest county is seeing a rise in deaths from the powerful painkiller fentanyl. The Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office in northeast Ohio says deaths from the fentanyl jumped from five in 2013 to 39 last year. And statistics released Wednesday show there have already been more than a dozen fentanyl-related deaths… Read More