ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Christian Hauser
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Natasha Williams
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Ann Reynolds
Low: 27 Winds: ESE 4-8 mph
Tomorrow: Clouds Build through the Day with the Slight Chance for a Shower Late.
High: 45 Winds: SE 5-10 mph
Tuesday: Scattered Showers.
High: 52 ...
Fomer Lunch Lady & Her Boyfriend Indicted on Child Endangering Charges
CARLISLE -- A lunch lady is accused of serving up more than lunch. Investigators say she was serving alcohol to minors, and performed a sex act in front of them.
This story first came to light a week ago, when Laura Oditt was charged with nine counts on contributing the the delinquency of a minor.
"These are our children and they should be safe in school, in the classroom and in the lunchrooms," said Barbie Cone, a concerned parent. "The adults that should have been adults has really hurt some children and it needs to be dealt with."
Laura Oditt and Jason Fletcher each face two charges of endangering a child and one charge of public indecency, stemming from an incident in December.
According to the indictment from a Hamilton County Court, Oditt and Fletcher took two juvenile girls to a hotel room, gave them alcohol and then performed a sexual act in front of them.
"It could be my kids, it could be your kids, or anybody's kids, I mean, they shouldn't be faced with something like that," Daniel Cone, a concerned parent.
Last week, Oditt was put on paid administrative leave from her job as a lunch lady at Carlisle High School after prosecutors charged her with several counts, saying she was giving alcohol to kids under 21 at her home.
"It makes me scared to let anybody besides myself around my own children," said Barbie.
And as more information comes out, it gets harder for her to understand.
"The story just keeps escalating. I meant there's no telling what skeletons she has in her closet," said Barbie.
Investigators say Fletcher also tried propositioning one of the minors to have sex with him at a different time. He goes to trial for that in July.
CARLISLE -- A high school lunch lady accused of giving alcohol to minors is now facing even more charges. Laura Oditt, a former high school cafeteria worker in Carlisle is now facing additional charges.
Today, Oditt and her boyfriend, Jason Fletcher, were indicted in Hamilton County on charges of child endangering and public indecency.
According to investigators, back in December, Oditt and Fletcher to two juvenile girls with them to a hotel room, gave them alcohol and then performed sex acts in front of the girls. Oditt is also accused of providing alcohol to minors in her home.
Local parents are both shocked and appalled at the allegations.
"It could be my kids, it could be your kids or anybody's kids I mean they shouldn't be faced with something like that," Daniel Cone, a local parent told us.
Oditt was put on paid administrative leave after the first charges surfaced, and is still on leave from the high school. We reached out to both Oditt and Fletcher, but neither had any comment on the case.
The Ferguson Decision
Miami Valley Crime StoppersIf you have information about a crime that has occurred, call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867 (STOP) 800-637-5735, 24 hours a day. Callers can remain anonymous.
Border CrisisGet the latest developments on the border control issue!
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.
FBI conclusively links North Korea to Sony hack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI says it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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
"THE INTERVIEW" - FALLOUT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Now that Sony has made the bombshell decision to scrap "The Interview" -- the fallout is starting to spread.
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) -- Baby Jesus is going high-tech.
IN THE NEWS: COMPANIES BRACE AGAINST POSSIBLE CYBERATTACKS
ATLANTA (AP) -- Remember how after 9/11, there was increased attention given to security at buildings, airports and other complexes.
Tonight on ABC 22
5:00 pm ...... The Great Christmas Light Fight
6:00 pm ..... ABC 22 News at Six
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... The Sound of Music
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven