Husted linked the opioid epidemic to the disappearance of factory jobs in Ohio. He said that when people lose hope, they sometimes turn to alcohol and drugs.
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If there were more and better jobs in Ohio, Husted said fewer people would turn to alcohol and drugs in times of weakness.
“I want Ohio to be number one in something other than drug overdoses,” Husted said. “I promise you if we were number one in education and job creation, we would not be number one in overdose deaths.”
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The children of Brian Hayle and Courtney Halye found their parents dead in their home on East Von Dette Circle on March 14. Brian Hayle was an active pilot for Spirit Airlines.
Following Hayle's death, a
Dayton Daily News investigation
found that pilots can go years without being tested for drug and alcohol, even as testing has increased over the years.
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