ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Wale Aliyu
- Ann Reynolds
Low: 63 Winds: S 2-4 mph
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy and Pleasant
High: 86 Winds: SE 5-10 mph
Sunday: Scattered Showers & Storms - Some Could Have Gusty Winds.
High: 85 ...
Heroin Town Hall Meeting
MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- Heroin use and deaths are now shooting up in Montgomery County. New proof that we have an epidemic came out Wednesday night at a town hall with police and community leaders.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, heroin is the greatest drug threat in this area. The Montgomery County Sheriff says heroin related crime and overdose deaths are up. He's sick of it and he says you should be too.
We've shown you proof of the epidemic first-hand of heroin sweeping the streets of Montgomery County, practically affecting every neighborhood maybe even yours.
"It's not just your typical unemployed person in the gutter who uses needles. It could be one of your neighbors with the change in potentency of the drug might die," said Kettering Medical Center's Dr. James Brown.
Emergency room doctors say they see at least one heroin overdose everyday. And this year the number of heroin overdose deaths is set to surpass any other year in Montgomery County.
"This epidemic is real, it is real," said Shallon Coleman, a recovering heroin addict. She was addicted to heroin for more than 20 years.
She shared her story at the first ever Drug-Free Coalition Town Hall.
"My reprieve, my reprieve, and this may sound insane because I was insane at the time. My reprieve was going to prison," she said.
The coalition says the meeting was the first step in reducing the heroin problem in the area by making the community aware of the issues and explaining what's being done to fix it. Law enforcement plans to work with the prosecutor's office and judges to stregthen penalities on dealers.
"If you give someone heroin and it kills them, we need to hold them accountable for their death. You essentially killed them. We need to hold drug dealers accountable," said Montgomery Co. Sheriff Phil Plummer.
They also talked a lot about getting help for addicts. The drug-free coalition hopes to bring more treatment options to the area.
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardRiver Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
Secrets Of A ThiefWe expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
Cool SchoolsOur children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
Menard's Around the HouseMenards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
Your Voice. Your Future.As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
Waste WatchHow are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
Economists downgrade forecasts for US growth
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-to-June quarter and the full year. Yet they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
"DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES"
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andy Serkis doesn't mind being the man behind the ape.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
IN THE NEWS: VA. POLICE WON'T SEEK NUDE PIX OF SEXTING SUSPECT
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- It had a certain "eewww" factor to it -- and now police in Manassas, Virginia have decided against it.
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Shark Tank
9:00 pm ..... What Would You Do?
10:00 pm ... 20/20
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline