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
High: 55 Winds: N 5-10 mph
Tonight: Partly cloudy to mostly clear, patchy morning frost possible.
Low: 36 Winds: N 5-10 mph
Thursday: Chilly morning, a bit warmer in the afternoon.
DAYTON -- Philip Seymour Hoffman's death focused media attention on the nationwide surge in heroin use and overdoses. Here in the Miami Valley, the crisis is already proving to be worse in 2014 than it was last year.
The drug is getting cheaper, easier to find, and more mainstream. Even scarier, fatal mixes are killing some people the first time they try it.
"Were seeing folks with syringes still in their arms and are seeing a very rapid death from these cases," Montgomery County Coroner Director Ken Betz said Wednesday.
Betz says the morgue sees one overdose a day.
A mix of heroin and fentanyl - a powerful synthetic opiate - has claimed 30 lives since December 1st. One dose can kill you.
"A small amount of fentanyl will kill you. If you're used to taking a certain amount of heroin small amount of normal take you over," Betz explained.
The root of heroin addiction has been narrowed down to a dependence on prescription meds the topic of today's drug forum in Springfield.
Even the Clark County Sheriff was shocked to hear there are more than 2 million prescriptions prescribed to folks in the county.
"When people don't need those prescriptions we need to get them destroyed and out of the hands to young people might abuse them or might become addicted to them," Sheriff Kelly said.
These chronic illnesses are not fixed like that. It takes long term commitment.
After six statewide meetings, a committee will be formed to make recommendations for preventing addiction.
If you need a place to get rid of prescription drugs click this link for the closest drug drop box in your area: http://www.mcohio.org/newsdetail1006.html
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.
Know Your CandidatesLearn about the candidates running for office near you!
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.
Major business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pace of corporate earnings reports eases today.
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
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbie dolls, Disney princesses -- "Breaking Bad" action figures?
OBAMA - BOYFRIEND
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Maybe he thought he was talking to a certain one of President Obama's Democratic predecessors.
IN THE NEWS: APPLE iCLOUD SECURITY WARNING
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's looking a little overcast for Apple's iCloud service.
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... The Middle
8:30 pm ..... The Goldbergs
9:00 pm ..... Modern Family
9:30 pm ..... Black-ish
10:00 pm ... Nashville
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline