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2. Opioid crisis continues to plague Lorain County

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    A candlelight vigil was held Friday at Lorain County Community College as a memorial for loved ones to opioids Oct. 20 during the Holy Day of Atonement.



The opioid crisis continued to ravage Lorain County throughout the year, hitting people from all walks of life. There were at least 132 overdose deaths in the county this year, according to county Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans.

The crisis has not only affected the lives of those who overdosed, but has also touched countless lives of their family and friends and has put a financial strain on local government resources.

In the spring, county Domestic Relations Judge Sherry Glass helped save a man that was overdosing outside her home. A participant in the Lorain County Recovery court overdosed in a hearing and had to be given three doses of naloxone before she was revived.

The cities of Elyria and Lorain as well as Lorain County all filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of prescription opioids in 2017 in an effort to get accountability from those many feel caused the problem in the first place.

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