BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Thursday was Overdose Awareness Day — perfect timing given the overdose numbers released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Health.

That report says a record 4,050 people died of drug overdoses in 2016.

Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown visited the Boardman offices of the Mahoning County Drug Task Force on Thursday to push legislation he’s introduced into Congress. He hopes his plan can help solve the problem.