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Olentangy reunion meeting set

The Olentangy High School Class of ’67 Reunion committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at Harry Buffalo, 6150 S. Sunbury Road.

All class members are welcome to join the meeting and help plan the reunion, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, or come to socialize.

Contact Bonnie King Patterson, bonniekingcorbin@yahoo.com, for information. The committee will continue to post updates on the OHS Class of 1967 Facebook page.

Tiberi behind trafficking act

Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Congressman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) introduced the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act (STOP Act).

It is legislation designed to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped into the United States.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman and several others introduced bipartisan companion legislation in the Senate.

In a video about the STOP Act, Congressman Tiberi delivered the following remarks:

“The statistics on Ohio’s heroin and drug epidemic are staggering. An average of eight Ohioans died from overdoses every day in 2015. Nationwide, Ohioans account for 1 in 9 heroin-related deaths, and across the state, we have seen a rapid increase in deaths linked to dangerous synthetic opioids that are 50 times more potent than heroin.”