In this edition of WYSO Weekend:
Unintentional drug overdose deaths in Montgomery County for 2017 now stand at 499. The numbers came in a monthly update from Public Health Dayton, and Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services. At the press conference, three young people - Cory Kabara, Andrew Leadford and Sarah Fowler Northrup - stood up to tell their stories of addiction and recovery.
Following the press conference, it was a quick trip into the next room where I sat down with Rich Isaacson - Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and public information officer for Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky, and Andrea Hoff - Director of Prevention and Early Intervention with ADAMHS. We talked about a collaboration they are working on together.
Columbus' Short North district was previously known for urban decay, but is now home to art galleries, small businesses, and creative capital. It was also home to Bollinger Tower - which until recently served as public housing for senior citizens. Community Voices producer Maddie Fix tells us about the sale of the building and how that affected its residents.