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by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he’ll be meeting with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday to talk about ways the two states can join forces to fight prescription drug abuse.

“We’re going to work with the governor of Kentucky, the governor of West Virginia (and) I’ve already talked to the governor of Florida. Winning the battle against opiates, which destroys so many of our families, has to be won,” he says.

The Kasich administration has already committed to putting more money and resources into the effort, particularly in Scioto County, which is considered one of the worst places in Ohio for prescription pill abuse.