Jackie Orozco, WTTE FOX 28

Jackie Orozco


Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Jackie:

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

Deadly hit-and-run driver may get behind the wheel again

Reliving a six-year-old nightmare is becoming unbearable for one family. Mary Katy Paul, 41, faced a judge Wednesday morning in hopes to get her license back. This after serving time for hitting and killing a well-known cyclist, Robert “Bob” Lennon. “I had an infection in the bone of my right leg, in my foot and my sugars were over 600, I had pneumonia, I was very sick,” Paul told the judge… → Read More

Parents contemplating bulletproof backpacks for their kids before back to school

Some parents are arming their kids with tools for protection like bulletproof backpacks. It's in response to mass shootings that are happening more often than ever and with school getting ready to start it is a decision on the minds of a lot of parents. But are they the right kind of protection for your kids? Parents we spoke with are split about armoring their children with bulletproof… → Read More

Dublin worker happy to be back working on Irish Festival after horrific crash

The Dublin Irish Festival is near and dear for one city worker. He's been part of it for the past decade and never misses it, except for last year when a horrific car crash nearly killed him. Jeff Sparks, now 58, is in good spirits, considering everything he's been through. "I didn't take my first steps until 5 months after the accident. "On June 15th, 2018 deputies said a suspected drunk driver… → Read More

Experts say too much "screen time" can affect your mental and physical health

It can be difficult to put your phone down, especially since we can do it all on there. But the more "screen time" you have psychologists said it can affect your memory, self-esteem, sleep, attention span, and so much more. “Kids are spending on an average about 8 hours a day on any kind of different devices, nowadays cell phones, tablets, etc. Where the recommendation by most experts is at most… → Read More

20 veterans were inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Honoring those who've sacrificed so much: Wednesday morning 20 veterans from across the state were inducted in the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. These veterans made significant impacts in their communities and were chosen to be honored. It’s a tradition that started nearly 30 years ago. “I got to serve alongside heroes that did so many things, and made so many sacrifices for our country,” said Dr.… → Read More

Health officials working to debunk popular anti-vaxxer myths as measles outbreak grows

Health officials are starting to worry about the growing number of "anti-vaxxer" groups, as the US deals with the largest outbreak of measles in the country since the disease was declared eliminated here back in 2000. “I think individuals are trying to hang their hat on something that is causing some of the health ailments that we see in our country today, and they think the vaccine is the… → Read More

Columbus Police release bodycam footage showing how man was pulled from burning home

We're seeing firsthand how police and firefighters rushed to help get a man out of a burning home in East Columbus. Columbus Police just released the body camera video and it shows how firefighters pulled 49-year old Anthony Rutledge out of his burning home located at 949 S. Hampton Road but it was too late. Rutledge died at the hospital, but his roommate and his chihuahua survived. → Read More

Ohio is one of four states receiving $66 million federal grant to fight opioid crisis

Ohio is getting some major help from the federal government to fight the opioid crisis. The secretary of health and human services just announced The Ohio State University will receive $66-million in federal research grant to reduce the overdose deaths. The grant money will go towards prevention, treatment, and recovery. The new study is by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and it’s called… → Read More

Shelby business owner picks up the pieces after tornado destroys dealership

The power is back on for Shelby residents but not so much for some businesses. Mother Nature forced a local car dealership, Rocket Chevrolet out of business after an EF-2 ripped through Sunday, but employees aren't losing hope to rebuild. Rocket Chevrolet owner Brett Schluter said nearly every single car of his 160 vehicle inventory is a total loss. “I’m okay for a while, I cry and then I’m… → Read More

The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center performs six-way kidney transplant

A chain reaction transformed the lives of a dozen people, giving them a second chance to live. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing, there are more than 113,000 people who need a lifesaving organ transplant, and two-thirds of them are waiting for a kidney. Friday morning at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center six kidney recipients met their guardian angles for the first… → Read More

Recent bust highlights problem of dog fighting in Central Ohio

Dog fighting is still a big problem in Central Ohio and an accused dog-fighting leader is behind bars. The focus now: nursing the animals back to health and get them adopted. “A lot of people don’t realize that dog fighting is active in Columbus and throughout Ohio and this is a pervasive issue that we are constantly addressing,” said the CEO of Columbus Humane Rachel Finney. → Read More

Columbus Clippers embracing Latino community for 2019 baseball season

Thursday night is the home opener for the Columbus Clippers but this season, there's a big push to connect with the Latino community. The team is embracing the culture with music, food, and some pretty cool, bold, new merchandise. “We needed to come up with a Hispanic name. → Read More

IRS scammers at an all-time high with fake ads, websites and calls

IRS scams are at an all-time high and they’re getting more sophisticated. We are just 12 days away from Tax Day and scammers are hard at work targeting you with fake ads, websites, and calls. These scammers don't sound convincing over the phone just because they have your date of birth and part of your social security number. → Read More

New York Bishop Officially Installed as 12th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus

Hundreds of religious leaders from across the country gathered to Saint Joseph Cathedral to welcome the new bishop of Columbus, Robert Brennan. There are nearly 300,000 Catholics in the Columbus area and Friday afternoon only 500 people with tickets, were able to see the new bishop officially installed as the 12th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. “It’s significant in that we’re… → Read More

Teen may be tried as an adult given a long criminal history

A Columbus teen is facing some serious time if he's convicted of murder. Prosecutors want to try, Kyvion Jacobs as an adult, given his lengthy criminal history. On Thursday, ABC6/FOX28 saw his family by his side, hoping to get him out of jail. “Kyvion is present in court today for a preliminary hearing on delinquency allegations of aggravated robbery and aggravated murder,” said the judge as he… → Read More