Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:15:38 GMT
A Fort Thomas teen will be competing on Jeopardy! Wednesday night as part of the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament. Eileen Bunch, a sophomore at Villa Madonna Academy, is competing to win the grand prize ofFull Story >
A Fort Thomas teen will be competing on Jeopardy! Wednesday night as part of the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:53:10 GMT
Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.Full Story >
Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting...Full Story >
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TODAY'S TRAFFIC REPORT: Interstates clear. Streetcar 12th St. between Walnut and Vine streets: Closed due to construction The intersection of 12th & Race streets downtown will be closed for 6 weeksFull Story >
Check here for today's Tri-State traffic report.Full Story >
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, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >