State Auditor Talks About Opioid Epidemic While In Putnam County

6/22/17 – 5:14 A.M.

State Auditor David Yost talked about the opioid epidemic while at the Putnam County Fair Tuesday. The Lima News reports Yost said educating people about drug addiction is just as important as arresting drug dealers. Yost is running for Ohio Attorney General in 2018 and plans to focus on the opioid epidemic as part of his campaign.

Yost also helped cut the ribbon for the Putnam County GOP’s new booth at the fairgrounds. Party chair Tom Liebrecht told the newspaper the new booth is about three times the size of their old facility. The fair board gave the party a five-year abatement on rent in exchange for fixing the floor.

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