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PARTS OF AREA IDENTIFIED AS USA'S #1 OPIOID OVERDOSE HOTSPOT

(Whitewater Valley)--Parts of the Whitewater Valley are included in an area that’s identified as the nation’s #1 spot for opioid overdose.  According to a national study released Wednesday, Richmond is on the very edge of an area that stretches through southeastern Indiana, southwestern Ohio, and into northern Kentucky.  The study identifies places were overdoses and overdose deaths are more tightly clustered than anywhere else.  Wayne County is on pace to exceed last year’s overdose total by this August.  There were two overdose calls in Richmond Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

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