Best of AP — Honorable Mention


In rural Ohio, the personal stories behind opioid prescription data

Cincinnati staffers Angie Wang,video journalist; John Minchillo,photographer; and Dan Sewell,correspondent,for their deadline all-formats report that put a human face on the release of millions of prescription painkiller sales records. They told the stories of people directly affected by the epidemic in Jackson County,Ohio,a rural Appalachian community that received 107 prescription painkillers per person per year over several years at the height of the crisis, according to the data.

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