Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Wednesday that local governments encompassing more than two-thirds of the state’s population have signed on to OneOhio.
That is a plan to jointly approach settlement negotiations and litigation with the drug manufacturers and distributors of opioids.
Commitments were received from 73 of Ohio’s 88 county governments, including Hardin and all but Wyandot County in our region.
OneOhio provides a mechanism for the distribution of any opioid settlement funds and outlines how the funds can be used.
It focuses funding on programs that address prevention, treatment, long-term recovery; criminal justice; and public awareness costs that promote the overall health and well-being of Ohioans.