Commissioners talk opioids, OSU extension

by | Aug 9, 2021 | Agriculture, Darke County News, Health, Local News

The Darke County Board of Commissioners from left to right: Larry Holmes, Matt Aultman and Mike Stegall.

The Darke County Board of Commissioners met Monday afternoon to discuss The Ohio State University Extension and the opioid epidemic. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Mike Stegall and Larry Holmes were present.

Rhonda Williams, 4-H Youth Development Educator, updated the board on recent activities, research and professional development at the extension. Williams told the commissioners that Agriculture Educator Taylor Dill will host two reviews this month; on Aug. 8 at MVP Daily in Celina and on Aug. 19 in Greenville at Aultman Farms.

Additionally, Williams told the board that the Darke County 4-H members were successful at the Ohio State Fair with their 4-H non-livestock projects.

Clock Trophy winners include: GraceLynn Harter, Andrew Wuebker and Tyler McKinniss.

Outstanding of the Day Winners: Evan Addis, Raylea Richards, Kylee Winner, Blake Addis, Brooklyn Miller, Alivia Addis, Katelyn Yoder and Anna Brewer.

Next, the board approved an Emergency Resolution to accept the material terms of the Ohio subdivision settlement pursuant to the one Ohio Memorandum of Understanding, consistent with the terms of the July 2021 National Opioid Settlement Agreement.

This settlement involves pharmaceutical companies McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corporation. It will provide considerable funds to states and subdivisions for mitigation of the opioid epidemic and will impose transformative changes in the way the settling defendants conduct their business.

The board said they’ve been working on the settlements with Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Margaret B. Hayes and attorney Dale Seif since 2018.

For more information on the settlements go to www.nationalopioidsettlement.com

The Darke County Board of Commissioners hold regular session every Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information contact the commissioner’s office at 937-547-7370.

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Abigail Miller is a Greenville native, Kent State graduate, writer, crocheter, shopaholic and friend.

Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at amiller@darkecountynow.com.

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