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Drug crisis comes to rural Ohio

Thursday, June 29, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"When the East Coast press wants to do a front page story in a flyover state like Ohio, that usually means it’s election season.

"But when The New York Times visited a farm in Blanchester this past March, the story the paper wrote had less to do with politics and policy than with people trying to live their lives in the face of a devastating drug crisis.

"Ohio’s drug epidemic became an Ohio Farm Bureau priority issue in 2017, and the Times took note: 'Farm Bureau’s attention to seed, fertilizer and subsidies has been diverted to discussions of overdoses,' Times reporter Jack Healy wrote in a front-page story. Healy’s story featured Roger D. Winemiller, a Blanchester farmer who lost two children to drug addiction and is worried about his third child’s addiction recovery..."

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