The fight over a needle exchange program in Springdale continued
on Wednesday with a change of heart from the Mayor.
Council voted 5 to 4 on Wednesday evening to get rid of the
The Cincinnati Exchange Program provides free needles to drug
users for every dirty one. The program is now being forced to shut down by the
end of the month.
The program is confidential and funded through grants. It was the
first of its kind in southwest Ohio.
Supporters of the program say it helps prevent the spread of
diseases and provides outreach.
Those opposed say the exchange program only enables the use of
drugs rather than addressing the root of the epidemic.
The program also provides testing for HIV, Hepatitis C and
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Decades passed, but his kin never forgot – least of all his sister, Elsie, who quietly prodded her only son, another military man, to shake the Army bureaucracy for answers.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the shooting happened at the Travelers Inn in the 5100 block of Reagan Drive, near Sugar Creek Road.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a driver struck a guardrail on I-485 outer just before Exit 59.
Police say someone drove an SUV into Beltway Gun and Pawn on E Independence Boulevard early Monday morning.
The Waxhaw Police Department first reported about a bear sighting just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cureton area.