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Gov. DeWine signs bill declaring Aug. 31 as 'Ohio Overdose Awareness Day'

The bill, introduced in January 2021, was designed to help raise awareness and remember the lives lost to the opioid epidemic.
Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File
In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gives an update at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on the state's preparedness and education efforts to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill Tuesday which recognizes Aug. 31 as “Ohio Overdose Awareness Day.”

The legislation was introduced by Senator Matt Dolan in January 2021.

It was designed to help raise awareness and remember the lives lost to the opioid epidemic.

The bill says that state flags displayed at state buildings or public institutions will be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset.