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J.D. Vance talks Ohio’s opioid epidemic

J.D. Vance signs his book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis.” Credit: Owen Daugherty | Lantern reporters

At first glance, J.D. Vance looks more like a polished startup investor than the self-proclaimed “hillbilly” the title of his book would lead one to believe. But Vance — an Ohio State alumnus who graduated 2009 and studied political science and philosophy — said he ...

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Dropkick Murphys tackle addiction on latest release, tour

When the Dropkick Murphys went into the studio to record their new album, lead singer Ken Casey was attending funerals left and right for friends who had overdosed on prescription opioids. Tim Brennan, lead guitarist , said this experience heavily influenced the band’s ninth studio ...

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