Ohio Politics Today: Trump blasted as ‘wack job’; Sheriff Jones won’t let deputies carry Narcan

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Former 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta was on vacation, traveling cross country with his wife when he pulled over in East Fairmont, W. Va., for a break. He didn’t expect to see his name all over Twitter.

President Donald Trump is at the G-20 conference. In between the mingling and the riots, he had time to tweet this in relation to Podesta.

A flabbergasted Podesta, in the middle of his vacation pit stop, fired back.

"Get a grip man," Podesta tweeted back. "The Russians committed a crime when they stole my emails to help get you elected President. Maybe you might try to find a way to mention that to President Putin."

In reference to his own vacation trip, Podesta posted: “God only knows what you’ll be raving about on (Twitter) by the time we get to Utah. Dude, get your head in the game. You’re representing the U.S. at the G-20.”

Sheriff Jones: “We’re not going to use Narcan.”

Controversial Butler County Sheriff Richard T. Jones stated today his deputies aren’t equipped with Narcan, the drug used to combat opiate overdoses. He said he would only have his deputies use it if they were ordered by a court.

He made the statement on the CNN owned Headline News. This is the second time an official in the area has made a statement about not using the Narcan revival drug or limiting its use.

In June, Middletown city councilman Dan Picard questioned whether EMTs should stop responding to overdose calls.

“I want to send a message to the world that you don’t want to come to Middletown to overdose because someone might not come with Narcan and save your life,” Picard said. “We need to put a fear about overdosing in Middletown.

Quick Hits

Dayton Children's Hospital is treating around two young children or toddlers a week for opiate overdoses due to accidental exposure to fentanyl and heroin.

Barrie Barber spoke to the Secretary of the Air Force about Wright-Patt and BRAC.

Lt. Governor Mary Taylor is officially running for governor.

Local Congressman Mike Turner said the U.S. must strengthen its military in South Korea to take on the new North Korean threat.

Vice President Pence is coming to Columbus in late July. (DDN.com)

State lawmakers are making infrastructure investments in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, saying the moves would insure the base's survival during cuts.

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