Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:38:10 GMT
Single-game tickets for Bengals 2013 home games will be available to purchase beginning next Saturday, June 29. Sales will begin at 10 a.m. and initially will be handled exclusively through TicketmasterFull Story >
Single-game tickets for Bengals 2013 home games will be available to purchase beginning next Saturday, June 29.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:33:30 GMT
Witnesses at Kekahakai State Park's Mahaiula Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii say someone was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Department of Land and Natural Resources confirmsFull Story >
Officials say a Kona beach remains closed Wednesday after a shark bit a swimmer Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:08 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:08:18 GMT
The family of a North College Hill man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death suit against the City of North College Hill and one of its police officers. The suit alleges that CoreyFull Story >
The family of a North College Hill man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death suit against the City of North College Hill and one of its police officers.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:04:59 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,Full Story >
MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Gardiner Lane.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Westwood native Robert Spearmint searched for his brothers and sisters for 40 years. He first learned about them when he was 11 years old. He pledged to spend the rest of his life finding them. This week he fulfilled that promise.
On Wednesday night, Spearmint enjoyed an evening outside of his home playing the game cornhole with his relatives. However, playing on his computer isn't a game. It's how he found his family.
He didn't grow up with his siblings, but when he heard he had some he spent decades looking for them. He searched Chicago. Spearmint was told that is the city where his father last lived.
"I was using the phone book," said Spearmint. "I went to Chicago. There were two or three Spearmints in the phone book. They said they were not kin to me. Whatever. I was getting frustrated."
Then his wife Betty had an idea.
"All of a sudden, my wife said, 'I'ma put you on Facebook," said Spearmint. "I'm old school. I'm not on Facebook! I'm not for it, but I let her do it. She put me on there, and bam! That's what did it!"
His daughters set up his page, and then did some digging on their own.
"So I was just curious one day," said Claudia Spearmint, Robert's daughter. "I typed in Spearmint. Seen a lot of Spearmints come up. I know this one which one was Rodney. We had a mutual friend."
And a mutual story. Their father seemed to be the same man.
To confirm the relationship, Rodney gave Robert's daughter a question for him: what was their dad's middle name?
"He said, 'ask your father is his name Sterling?'" said Spearmint. "And then when he said that, I knew. I knew right away, right there, that I had found my brothers and sisters."
Rodney introduced Robert to four other sisters who had found each other years ago. Three of them drove to Cincinnati from Cleveland to meet their brother on Sunday. On Wednesday night, the fourth sister Robin Spearmint Young drove in from Atlanta.
"I just think God does things in His own time," said Young. "So it's a good thing that we waited."
Rodney is set to drive in on Friday. Meantime, the family is celebrating all week with trips to Kings Island and cook-outs
"Now I have somebody older than him telling me what to do already," said Miriam Scott, Spearmint's baby sister. "It's a lot of fun. We're watching movies, and he's squirting me with a water gun at two o'clock in the morning, and chasing me, and he's dancing like Michael Jackson. And then Michelle gets up and dances with him. It's amazing. These last few days have been incredible."
Still, there's one more void the family is looking to fill; They're looking for their oldest brother Michael Spearmint.
"If you're Michael Spearmint," said Scott. "We're looking for you.
"He'll be about 61 or 62," laughed Spearmint. "I hope you ain't mad, brother if you heard that!"
The family may be unsure about the whereabouts of their older brother, but they know one thing: "This will make me keep my Facebook page," smiled Robin Spearmint.
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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