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Governor John Kasich unveils new drug initiative

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor is calling on parents and other adults to start talking to children about the dangers of drug and substance abuse.

The new state initiative is focused on getting the drug-free message to middle school and high school students. Gov. John Kasich, his wife and state leaders including the attorney general are scheduled to discuss the effort Wednesday at two schools in southwest Ohio.

The drug prevention push comes as the state seeks to crack down on prescription drug abuse. Ohio also faces an increasing problem of heroin in communities.

Drug overdoses have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio. Attorney General Mike DeWine calls heroin abuse an epidemic killing at least 11 Ohioans a week.

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