Monday, October 1 2012 5:29 PM EDT2012-10-01 21:29:30 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State leaders were scheduled to unveil a survey of gambling habits in pre-casino Ohio on Monday. The survey to be released through Ohio for Responsible Gambling, a state governmentFull Story >
State leaders were scheduled to unveil a survey of gambling habits in pre-casino Ohio on Monday.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:03 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
A study released today by Ohio for Responsible Gambling shows nearly 250,000 Ohioans have a gambling problem.
The phone survey asked 3,600 Ohioans for demographic and income data as well as information on where, when and why they gamble.
About one percent of Ohioans are compulsive gamblers.
"I'm the story you hear about," said Tom Leksan, who was has been treated for compulsive gambling. "The guy who had it all and lost it all."
Tom Leksan was a prominent attorney for 30 years, but his gambling addiction ended his career and marriage. Now he fears that others could be at risk of a gambling problem when the Horseshoe Casino opens.
The Central Community Health Board (CCHB) is preparing for the potential growing number of those with gambling problems.
"I do have on staff, three chemical dependent councilors who have been trained to provide treatment for individuals who have problems with pathological gambling issues," said Bill Epps, Director of Outpatient Services at CCHB.
Officials with the Ohio Casino Commission say more than 100,000 people in Hamilton County are at low to moderate risk of having a gambling problem.
Two percent of revenue generated from the four Ohio casinos will go toward education and treatment for those at risk.
"I think the funding from the casinos will be helpful," said Leksan. "But it is a decease if you can catch early enough, you don't get rid of it but you can keep it arrested and controlled."
Officials anticipate between $6 million and $8 million will be generated from Ohio casinos that will go toward gambling treatment and counseling centers each year.
Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.Full Story >
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:51:11 GMT
As we continue our series, "Around the World in Cincinnati," our Tracey Johnson shares the connection they have with the Nigerian community here in the tri state. Tracey says that she knew it would beFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
635 W. 7th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Switchboard: (513) 421-1919
Newsroom: (513) 421-0119
Press releases: desk@FOX19.com