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Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Sunny Simon and Euclid City Councilwoman Laura Gorshe Announce Heroin Summit

8/29/2014

FOCUSING ON RISING HEROIN EPIDEMIC IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY

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For Immediate Release
26 August 2014
Contact: Joseph Nanni
(216) 698-2520
jnanni@cuyahogacounty.us

Euclid, OH – Heroin-induced deaths in Cuyahoga County have risen drastically, going from 40 in 2007 to 194 in 2013, according to Dr. Thomas P. Gilson, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.

To address and discuss this growing concern and how it affects Euclid residents, Sunny Simon, Cuyahoga County Council Member representing District 11 and Laura Gorshe, City of Euclid Council Member representing Ward 8, will be holding a Heroin Summit on Wednesday, September 17, at 6:30 pm at the Euclid Public Library.  The meeting will be open to the public.

The summit will focus on the rising heroin epidemic in Cuyahoga County and speakers will include Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Sweeney, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge David T. Matia, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Denise Rini, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Frank Bova, Euclid Police Captain Scott Meyer, Euclid Police Department, Narcotics and Vice Department Supervisor Detective Sergeant Tom Arriza and Euclid Fire Department Chief Christopher Haddock.  All residents are encouraged and welcome to attend.

A special thank you to Euclid Public Library for hosting this event.

WHAT:  Summit Meeting on Heroin Epidemic

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014
              6:30PM

WHERE: Shore Room
               Euclid Public Library
               631 East 222nd Street
               Euclid, Ohio 44123

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