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At the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday held at Bistro on Main in Kent, Kellijo Jeffries, sitting front row left, spoke with members about her role leading Portage County Job and Family Services. Jeffries spoke about how the opioid and heroin epidemic was affecting Portage County, including services offered by JFS. Jeffries said there are currently 236 children in custody, with numbers increasing, including teenagers in transitional housing. With pending cuts to Medicaid at the federal level, Jeffries said there are 6,000 people in Portage County that could lose their insurance. From left are Lori Wemhoff, executive director of the KACC, Scott Glynn, KACC board president, Renee Klaric of University Hospitals, Jeffries, Robin Goldinger, nurse manager of the new UH Emergency Department in Kent, Jerry Fiala, mayor of Kent, and Christa Gleason, manager of Bistro on Main.