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Ravages of Heroin addiction haunt friends, families and whole towns

August 24, 2015

Marion, Ohio, just north of Columbus, used to be an idyllic place to grow up.

Kelly Clixby and Beth Carey remember what it was like a generation ago, when they were young.

‘I lived across the street from one of the big parks here,’ Clixby says. ‘We would rip n’ run all day and all night and come in when the street lights were on.’

‘It was just a nice place to live,’ Carey says.

Today, Marion is different. It’s grappling with a full-blown heroin epidemic, one that derailed Kelly Clixby’s life and killed Beth Carey’s twin sister.

This week on For The Record: one small town copes with the ravages of addiction.

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