A first for Ohio's Childrens Hospitals. They'll share $2-million in a state grant to research more effective treatment of children's asthma and drug impaired children born to drug addicted parents. Akron Children's Hospital will be part of the research.

Governor John Kasich announced the grant in a Columbus news conference Tuesday. The Governor told reporters  " This is an effort to spend some money to figure out what we can do to offer the best treatment to allow these children to be able to have a normal life, to be able to have as good a life as they can possibly have."  

Kasich says drug and asthma impaired children are a growing problem and Ohio wants to be in the forefront of finding solutions to restoring these children to normal lives.

Kasich says half the grant will be used for research on asthma. " Asthma is a terrible, terrible condition that we think can be improved through research," says Kasich.

The Governor says the other half of the grant will be used to treat children born to parents who were battling drug addiction ." We've been unable to win this war, and the casualties, the victims, are children being born with addictions, that come from people who are addicted."

Kasich says drug and asthma impaired children are a growing problem and Ohio wants to be in the forefront of finding solutions to restoring these children to normal lives.

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