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DeWine, Husted say drug epidemic keeping Ohioans out of good jobs

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and his running mate, Secretary of State Jon Husted made a campaign stop in the Miami Valley Thursday.

The pair, who were at one time both running for Ohio governor, have merged their campaigns to run together. They’re calling it a unity ticket and say they’re hoping it will help unite the Republican party.

DeWine and Husted visited Think Patented in Miamisburg as part of their United for Ohio’s Future tour. The two say one of the items they are working on is helping Ohioans get back to work. “We’re trying to knock down barriers that stand in the way of the American dream,” Husted said. “For some people that’s addiction, for other people it’s lack of job skills, for other people it’s the lack of a good paying job.”

The problem exists across the state, DeWine said when he talks to employers, he said their number one concern is, “I can’t find people to work, I can’t find people who can pass a drug test.” Both DeWine and Husted said leaders have to find a way to get out in front of the drug problem.

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