October 24, 2021

‘More and more frequent’

April 24, 2021

When Kevin Sharp began his career as the Tioga County coroner in the 1990s, opioid-related overdose deaths were rare. More than 20 years later, about 25% of all deaths investigated in Cortland County are related […]

CACTC: 2020 sees spike in opioid fatalities

April 16, 2021

The numbers are yet to be confirmed, but if accurate, more people died of opioid overdoses in 2020 than ever before, reports Cortland Area Communities That Care. It recorded 21 opioid-related overdose fatalities last year […]

Opioid education

November 16, 2019

Christian Moshier felt a sense of unease the day his mother, Nicole Sherman, died in August 2017. “The whole day it felt like something was wrong. She wasn’t answering my calls at lunch and before […]

Cortland County may join opioid study

November 12, 2019

The Cortland County Legislature will vote Nov. 21 on a resolution that would allow the county to sign agreements paying it to take part in a four-year research study on reducing opioid deaths by 40%. […]

Building an army against overdose

March 2, 2019

Cortland Police Officer Ben Locke raced up the stairs of a house with naloxone spray in hand as the overdose victim’s girlfriend yelled for him to move faster. He’s seen that far too often in […]

Teen drug use down

August 30, 2018

Opioid deaths in Cortland County increased to 13 last year from eight in 2016, state data show, but among youths, drug use has dropped. Cortland Area Communities That Care surveys seventh through 12th graders in […]