Principal Mary Ann Hale dreads weekends.
Too many children in this part of Ohio’s Appalachian country live in unstable homes with a parent facing addiction. For years, the community has struggled with opioids. Ohio had the second-highest number of drug overdose deaths per capita in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But in McArthur, a close-knit village of about 2,000 in rural Vinton County, there has been a significant shift in recent months.
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