Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:28:58 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:11:59 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:00:23 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
A new medicated treatment program for addicted inmates in Warren County is showing great promise, according to Warren County Common Pleas Judge Robert Peeler.
A medication called Vivitrol and is given to inmates in the program once a month. It's a non-narcotic shot that blocks receptors in the brain and prevents the person from getting high while reducing cravings. Peeler says that is one of the reasons the four-month program is effective.
"It's going great. We've had 17 people enter the program. One individual withdrew because of pregnancy," Peeler told FOX19's Gordon Graham.
Not every inmate suffering from addiction can enter the program, according to Court Administrator Jennifer Burnside. She says administrators want to make sure that they have the right inmates with the right motivation.
Inmates in the program are closely observed even after they are released.
"We do not just release people from jail and send them on their way after they've received their shot. They're on an electronic monitor for 90 days to six months. We know where they are every minute of the day," Peeler told FOX19.
At several hundred dollars a shot, FOX19 asked Peeler if Vivitrol is worth the cost.
"We're saving the taxpayer a lot of money here and that needs to be recognized because people are coming out of the jail, going on to the employment rolls and living their lives, supporting their families. It costs a lot more to keep an individual in jail".
Peeler says holding addicts responsible long term is crucial because he says it takes about two years for a drug addicted person to become secure with their recovery.
The Medication Assisted Treatment program is funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Corrections.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >