Jackie Orozco, WSYX ABC 6

Jackie Orozco


Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Jackie:

New Senate Bill would broaden medical marijuana eligibility for more Ohioans

Medical marijuana has been legal in Ohio since 2016, but not for everyone. A new senate bill could expand medical marijuana use for more Ohioans. → Read More

Columbus mom hopes to raise $30,000 for children with disabilities

A Columbus mother is hoping to raise thousands of dollars to help disabled children in west Africa. → Read More

Holiday festivities kick off this weekend in Columbus

If you're looking for something festive to do with your family, ABC 6/FOX 28 has you covered! All the fun starts Friday. → Read More

State health leaders worried about winter COVID surge

A new batch of COVID-19 variants is brewing, and some health experts said it could cause a surge in new cases this winter. → Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted calls Intel 'best investment Ohio has ever made'

The state offered $2 billion worth of incentives to lure Intel to Ohio, and that's your taxpayer money.Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said it's an investment that soon wi → Read More

Columbus City Schools upgrade 110 buildings with AC

More than 100 Columbus City Schools will have brand new or upgraded air conditioning by the end of this summer. → Read More

Festival Latino back in person after COVID hiatus

Festival Latino returns this year and it's bigger than ever before. It's been in hiatus the last two years because of the pandemic. → Read More

8-year-old Clintonville boy gets a response from President Biden

A suprise letter from a very important person! → Read More

Columbus Humane new Essential Care Center set to break ground this summer

Columbus Humane has exciting news to announce! The animal adoption and protection organizationis opening the first-of-its-kind "Essential Care Center" on the south side on High Street. It'll offer a low-cost clinic, a pet food warehouse, and so much more. Groundbreaking is set for July, but a lot more help is needed. “We're just stepping up and expanding to meet the needs that are currently not… → Read More

Simple mistakes to avoid when filing your taxes

This year's tax season is looking a bit different: with the child tax credit, to the new tax deadline on April 18, there are simple things you can avoid right now so you don't owe Uncle Sam later. Camille Fields, a tax pro with Jackson Hewitt in west Columbus, told ABC6/FOX28 it could be the simplest mistakes that can get you in trouble with the IRS. "A lot of people aren't aware that it's not… → Read More

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