Ohio officials teaming up at forum on opioid addiction

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman is teaming up with state officials to host a forum looking at opioid addiction in the state.

The meeting is set for Monday afternoon at the University of Findlay.

Republican Congressman Bob Latta and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine are taking part.

DeWine says these types of forums are important because communities need to play a big role in the fight against opiate addiction and abuse.

The directors of Ohio’s health department and addiction services department also are expected to take part.