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Cardinal Health was one of a handful of corporations to strike a last-minute settlement with two Ohio counties, to avoid the first major trial in the landmark federal litigation effort concerning the opioid health crisis. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Opioid Trial: 4 Companies Reach Tentative Settlement With Ohio Counties

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The overprescription of opioid pain medications such as these oxycodone pills has been blamed for an addiction epidemic in the U.S. — and has spurred a flurry of activity in American courts. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Storm damage litters a residential neighborhood, in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday, after a rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight. The storms were packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Commissioners in Sandusky, Ohio, have voted to make Election Day a city holiday, in place of Columbus Day. Sandusky resident Moses Croom is seen here voting at a polling station at a local library in November 2008. Jason Werling/Sandusky Register hide caption

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Ashtabula, Ohio, was a thriving factory town in the 1950s, with a busy port where freighters brought iron ore to be used in the steel mills of Pennsylvania. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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For One Ohio Town, Trump's Trade Policies Bring Uncertainty And Hope

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Former Cleveland Judge Lance Mason served nine months in prison for the 2014 assault of his wife and was hired by the Cleveland mayor's office after his release. Ohio Department of Corrections via AP hide caption

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Marilyn Geewax visits her former high school in Campbell, Ohio, a small town just east of Youngstown, in July. She returned for her 45th high school reunion. Ross Mantle for NPR hide caption

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A High School Reunion Reveals: When Steel Mills Fell Silent, Fates Got Flipped

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, is eager to preserve an expansion of Medicaid that he pushed through, despite opposition from other members of his party. Ron Schwane/AP hide caption

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President Trump stands beside Republican Troy Balderson, running in Ohio's 12th Congressional District, during a rally Saturday in Ohio. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Drug costs are the fastest growing part of state Medicaid budgets. asiseeit/Getty Images hide caption

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States Question Costs Of Middlemen That Manage Medicaid Drug Benefits

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President Trump at a rally in Florida earlier this week. He's headed to Ohio to rally for Republican candidate Troy Balderson in what's becoming an increasingly close special election. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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