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The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.Full Story >
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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Butler County is looking for heroin addicts - not to arrest them, but to help fight back against this epidemic gripping the Tri-State.
Prosecutor Mike Gmoser is asking for 50 addicts, or recovering addicts, of all ages and walks of life to meet with him on a volunteer basis to help solve the problem. So far, the response has been an overwhelming one. As of Sunday, Gmoser's office has fielded 63 calls.
"It's been one of the roughest eight days of my life," said Ryan Bellamah, a recovering addict.
The last eight days are a feeling Bellamah hasn't known for years. He's finally clean, sober and is set to enter a local treatment facility soon to help him stay clean and continue his sobriety.
"I've been using heroin for over three years now. It's completely ruined my life," said Bellamah.
He knows the drug is at epidemic levels in the Tri-State and so does Butler County prosecutor Mike Gmoser.
Of the cases he handles, he says 85 percent of them involve drugs. That drug is mostly heroin.
"This is an epidemic. When you talk about an epidemic, it's got to be something that's got to be at the front of the list, not at the back of the list," said Gmoser.
That's why he wants to get to the root of the problem.
"I know they're going to want to talk about how to get out of it. I'll give as much guidance as I can there. But really, I need to know how they got into it," Gmoser said.
It might sound like an unusual approach - enlisting the help of those who've used the drug to come up with an answer on how to fight it.
"I want to know what the last thought was, the last sober thought they had before they stuck that needle in their arm. I want to know
"What they were thinking? Was it because of peer pressure? Was it because of a relative? Was it because of a sibling," Gmoser asks.
Bellamah is going to give Gmoser that answer. It's not only for himself or his young daughter, but also the countless people he knows who are shooting up.
"I just want them all to get help before they die. That's the bottom line. It's the sad truth. Everybody's going to end up dead from the drug eventually," Bellamah told FOX19.
Gmoser plans to eventually take the personal stories and information he learns to students at local schools to hopefully educate them and keep them from using.
If you're interested in participating, call 1-888-662-3673 for more information. Anyone who meets with him can stay anonymous.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >