Top Cleveland news: Meth usage skyrockets; man critical, firefighter stable after fire; more

Top Cleveland news: Meth usage skyrockets; man critical, firefighter stable after fire; morePhoto: Erik Drost/Flickr
Published on January 23, 2020

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Cleveland.

As opioid overdose deaths decline, an old, deadly drug crisis comes back with a vengeance in Cleveland

Statewide numbers released this month showed that overdose deaths for all drugs fell across Ohio in 2018, except for one: psychostimulants, the category that includes meth and cocaine. Across the country, meth overdoses more than quadrupled from 2011 to 2017, and across Ohio, drug task forces have reported skyrocketing rates of meth usage.

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Cleveland Clinic Akron General creates scholarship to honor Muriel L. Walker, the hospital’s first African-American nurse

Cleveland Clinic Akron General is honoring the career of a pioneering caregiver.

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Man in critical condition after fire breaks out at Cleveland apartment building, firefighter also hospitalized

The firefighter is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Damien Woody: Bill Callahan ‘might be best hire’ Cleveland Browns have made this offseason

The Browns reportedly agreed to hire longtime NFL coach Bill Callahan to mentor the offensive linemen and potentially help coordinate the run game, and to former New England Patriots blocker turned sports commentator Damien Woody, the organization could not have made a better move.

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Three Cleveland athletes with resumes worthy of Hall of Fame induction

Clay Matthews, Omar Vizquel and Stipe Miocic all deserve consideration for induction into their respective sports' halls of fame.

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