Uniting

The town of Portsmouth, Ohio, has been called the “pill mill of America” and has signified ground zero of the opioid epidemic for many. The Portsmouth Stealth, a semi-pro football team, and one that is community-minded, is telling a different story about their town. They play in Spartan Stadium, once home to one of the original NFL franchises, the Portsmouth Spartans (now the Detroit Lions). As one of the team owners, Emily Owens, says, “If they continue to renovate this stadium, it’s like the heart of this entire town.”