Prescription Black balloons reminder of dark clouds of addiction By Mike Desmond • Mar 7, 2017 WBFO's Mike Desmond As the sky darkened into evening, names rang out in front of Old Erie County Hall. They were the names of those who have died in the area's opioids epidemic, read during a memorial to help their families deal with death. Listen Listening... / 1:17 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports Schumer pushes for cheaper glasses By Chris Jamele • Sep 27, 2015 WBFO News file photo / WBFO News Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Trade Commission to modernize what is known as the "Eyeglass Rule." Gillibrand trying to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level By Avery Schneider • Mar 12, 2015 U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill that would effectively end the ban on prescription pot by the federal government.