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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 20:

Akron City Council is expected to approve a contract tonight for treatment of people with drug addictions.  The new package addresses concerns raised in an audit last year.

The contract with Oriana House covers people sentenced to substance abuse treatment through Akron Municipal Court. The new agreement is for $5 million for the next 20 months. That’s about half a million dollars less than the city had been paying.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, April 17:

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The Oriana House in Akron stopped halfway-house services to three-dozen federal inmates Tuesday after the Federal Bureau of Prisons ended its contract.

The Justice Department quietly ended contracts with 16 small-scale halfway houses across the nation as a way to save money.

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People struggling with addiction, their loved ones and the drug that’s destroying their lives are among the characters in a new play opening at the Akron Civic Theater tonight.

“(In)Dependent: The Heroin Project” is a gritty look at how opioid addiction can grab people, destroy relationships and test the human spirit.

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Drug overdoses at Oriana House have led parents of clients to approach Akron City Council for help.

Oriana’s Executive Vice President Bernie Rochford appeared before a City Council joint committee meeting this week to answer questions about overdoses at the drug treatment facility, some of which were fatal.