A recent report from the Children's Defense Fund has found that Scioto County in south-central Ohio has the highest birth rate of drug-addicted babies in the state. The study says 76 babies in every 1,000 live births in Scioto County are born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Ohio Highway State Patrol responded to a car wash Sunday, after receiving reports of a woman spray-painting an all-terrain vehicle. Officers found an "active, one-pot methamphetamine lab" in the wash bay of the self-service car wash in Minford, according to the report posted on the Scioto County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
Child welfare advocates in Ohio say children have become the "invisible victims" of the opioid crisis, as more kids are put into foster care and funding for children services agencies falls short. Ohio has some 14,000 children in agency custody - a nearly 13 percent increase since the end of 2012.
It didn't matter how closely Tina Stankivicz held her, how warm the room or how soft the blankets. The baby still trembled.