Jackie Orozco, WTTE FOX 28

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Past articles by Jackie:

AEP workers headed back to Ohio after helping restore power in Louisiana

More than 200 workers and contractors from AEP are headed back to the Buckeye state. They were down in Louisiana helping with the recovery after Hurricane Ida. We spoke with, Zach Miller, AEP Operation Manager, as he traveled with his crew back home. They were in Bowling Green, Kentucky Wednesday morning and told us everyone is in good spirits, safe and proud of their work they did in Louisiana… → Read More

Back to school shoppers face tough buying decisions amid electronics shortage

Going back to school this year is costing parents even more as thousands of Central Ohio students head back to the classroom in person. Essential items, like electronics, have been in high demand. There has been a world-wide supply shortage, giving many families less choices, and hurting their pocket books. Micro Center is home to all of the back-to-school electronics family need: from gadgets,… → Read More

Ohio's sales tax-free weekend kicks off this Friday

Get ready for a rush to the stores this weekend when Ohio's sales tax holiday starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday. "Clothing and footwear up to $75 per item is eligible for the tax exemption, as is school supplies and school instructional equipment up to $25 per item," said Lora Miller with the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants. RELATED | Ohioans encouraged to take advantage of state's tax… → Read More

Central Ohio recognizes Juneteenth as new federal holiday

Many state and federal offices are observing the new federal holiday, Juneteenth, on Friday, June 18 and that means a lot of places are closed. Some employers are scrambling to let their employees know that they can get the day off, like Ohio State University. MORE |The story of Juneteenth, America's new federal holiday. The university sent out a late email to students, faculty, and staff… → Read More

911 call reveals shooter claims self defense after killing woman outside Columbus bar

Nearly a dozen gunshots rang out killing a woman early Thursday. Her shooter said it was in self-defense, new information from the 911 calls released by police. MORE | Woman dies after shooting outside downtown Columbus bar, case handed to grand jury. Several 911 calls came in around 2 a. m. about gunfire in the area of North 4th Street and East Main Street. Callers told dispatchers they heard… → Read More

COSI reopens doors after over year-long closure amid pandemic

COSI, the Center of Science and Industry, reopened its doors to the public Thursday. It was closed through most of the pandemic due to health concerns, but after recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, organizers decided to reopen. "We're excited," said Sarah Harper who visited the museum on opening day with her husband and three sons. "We actually haven't been here as… → Read More

First Ohio Vax-a-Million lottery winners to speak after winning life-changing prize

Abbigail Burgenske, 22, of Silverton, won the Vax-a-Million$1 million lottery prize andJoseph Costello, 14, of Englewood, won a full scholarship to an Ohio university. Burgenske spoke for the first time to the media during the governor's 10 am press conference Thursday. She told reporters she is still in disbelief about winning a million dollars. "Just to sum it up in one word a 'whirlwind' and… → Read More

Group calls on Central Ohio leaders to make housing affordable as evictions skyrocket

There has been a steady flow of eviction cases heading to court in Franklin County, and there has been no signs of them slowing down. Even with a moratorium on evictions to help people from getting kicked out, that hasn't stopped landlords from filing eviction cases. Wednesday morning, a group of people gathered outside of the convention center to raise awareness on the issue. The group is… → Read More

Athens County Sheriff's Sergeant arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence

An Athens County Sheriff's Sergeant has been charged with tampering of evidence and obstruction of justice. Athens County Sheriff Sgt. Jimmy Frank Childs was arrested and booked Friday night by the Nelsonville Police Department. He’s accused of deleting a call between Robert Bellar and giving false information to investigators during the investigation surrounding the case regarding Serah Bellar. → Read More

Ohio State Fair going back to its 'roots' with focus on livestock, education competitions

The Ohio State Fair will not have your typical rides or concession stands this year. Even though more people are getting vaccinated and some health orders are lifting, the Ohio Expositions Commission said during Thursday’s board meeting it will be impossible to run a "traditional" state fair. That’s because there are not enough workers to get everything up and running. The commission said it… → Read More

2,400 doses of COVID vaccine administered at Otterbein University

A mass vaccination site is happening at the Clements Recreation Center at the Otterbein University campus. It’s a two-day event, Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9. The goal is to get as many students as possible vaccinated before the semester ends. Otterbein students started showing up at the center way before the doors opened at 9 a. m. Thursday and 600 students signed up for the first day… → Read More

Franklin County drug take-back event more important now than years' past

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things, including National Drug Take-Back Day. It was canceled in April and now organizers hope more people will show up this weekend to turn in all their unused prescriptions, so they don't end up in the wrong hands. Last year people came in droves at a Drug Take-back event in Dublin. Police collected hundreds of pounds of unwanted prescription… → Read More

Top election official appeals Ohio judge's ruling to allow more ballot drop boxes

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is appealing a judge’s ruling to allow more ballot drop boxes. LaRose says it would have paved the way for counties to deploy multiple drop boxes for absentee ballots in November. He says he won't comply with the judge’s ruling because Ohio law mandates that only one drop box may be placed in each county. The Democratic Party filed a lawsuit saying that… → Read More

AA meetings still going strong during COVID-19 pandemic

Staying busy and socializing is important for those in sobriety. However, the pandemic is making it a bit challenging since we have to “social-distance” to keep safe. But there are ways to still connect face-to-face, in a safe way. For Jeff Anastasia, he’s struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. "I was homeless 5 years ago. My wife was homeless. We just had a trash bag full of clothes,” said… → Read More

Parents, students rally in support of dioceses' decision to hold in-person classes

Dozens of parents and students rallied and marched to the statehouse to show lawmakers that they support, and are happy with the Catholic Dioceses of Columbus’ decision to keep schools open and allow in-person classes 5-days a week. Parents said they understand there’s a risk sending their children back to school but getting an education in person is too important to ignore. → Read More

How addicting are opioids? OhioHealth expert explains how addiction begins and ends

Some doctors said more Americans die from opioids than guns and it’s an addiction that’s killing many young lives. We go one-on-one with OhioHealth to find out how addiction starts and how it can be broken. Sherrie Baisden has been in out of jail more than two dozen times. She’s a human trafficking survivor and is a recovering addict. "It got to the point where I had to take it to function… → Read More

Handling chronic pain may curb opioid epidemic, doctors say

For many people, pain fuels the opioid crisis. In fact, according to the CDC, Ohioans are being prescribed opioids at a higher rate than the U. S. average. However, state health officials said if people can handle how they treat their pain this may curb the epidemic. Psychologists from across the country gathered at the statehouse in late January to come up with solutions to fight the opioid… → Read More

President Trump responds to Ohio mom battling sons' addiction

It started as a blog on Facebook expressing her struggles with her sons’ battle of addiction. Then that blog turned into a book and it landed right to the White House. A Frankfort, Ohio mother Karen Bower is starting a mission, trying to inspire and even save lives by opening her heart, one page at a time. "I've had a lot of people say I wish it had a happy ending. This is not the ending and not… → Read More

Dublin family spreading suicide prevention awareness after losing Ohio University student

It's national suicide prevention week and mental health experts hope people will "end the silence" and speak out when someone needs help. "Death is not the answer. It's a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” said Laurita Barber with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Franklin County. According to Mental Health America, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people… → Read More

Ohio Vapor Trade Association says black market is making lots of people sick

Ohio Public Health officials are investigating 11 respiratory illnesses possibly linked to vaping statewide. Dr. Mark Hurst, medical director for the Ohio Department of Health, said the cases are scattered across Ohio. “Over 200 in at least 25 states who have developed respiratory stress associated with vaping,” said Dr. Hurst. “Vaping hasn’t been around that long, so we don’t know what the long… → Read More