Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:34 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:34:51 GMT
A La Salle High School student who attempted suicide in a classroom last month has left the hospital to begin rehab. The student's family has released the following statement through University of CincinnatiFull Story >
A La Salle High School student who attempted suicide in a classroom last month has left the hospital to begin rehab.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:06:01 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manFull Story >
The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a man in custody while conducting "official duties," spokesman Dave Couvertier told NBC News. In a WESH interview, a friend identified the deceased as Ibragim Todashev, 27.Full Story >
During these unbearably hot summer months, checking on the elderly can be a life-saving task, but one group pledges to reach out to them year-round.
The volunteer-based organization Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly pledges to care for the elderly with one simple goal: by being a friend.
On Tuesday afternoon, it was movie time for a small group of special friends. Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly organized the trip for the nearly two dozen Cincinnati residents. The goal is to treat folks like Ms. Elizabeth Blanton, who is 83 years young, to a day out on the town.
"I try to keep it going!" Ms. Blanton laughed. "What do they say? Keep it moving!"
On Tuesday, it is was all about treating the group of elderly to lunch and then a movie. They had a choice of watching three different films at the Danbury Theater in the Cincinnati Mills Mall. Their options included: Mr. Penguin's Poppers, Hangover 2 and X Men.
"X-Man, yeah! I thought it was wonderful," said Blanton. "Except for when they were talking that Japanese talk. I didn't know what they were saying!"
In all seriousness, Ms. Blanton said the organization has saved her. She said her life before she became involved with the non-profit five years ago was completely different.
"Couldn't go nowhere," said Blaton. "Didn't have no car. I couldn't drive. Couldn't get nobody to pick me up so the Little Brothers were just what I needed."
Executive Director Yogi Wess said that's what the organization is all about-- relieving isolation and loneliness.
"We exist to kind of fill that need," said Wess. "To fill that void in somebody's life. That need for friendship. That need for a belonging group. A community that they can feel that they're wanted, needed and loved."
Wess said they have several summer outings, taking the elderly to various events and locations they normally wouldn't have the opportunity to visit. This summer the group is excited to check out the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.
The Cincinnati organization has six special events throughout the year, geared toward raising money for Little Brothers. The 14th Annual Tom Wess Memorial Golf Outing will be held on September 10th at the Glenview Golf Course. It's one of just a few events the organization depends on to keep it up and running.
But Wess said the Little Brothers also can't work without all of their volunteers.
Laurie McGrail is a visiting volunteer. She's spent the last 11 years visiting her elderly friend at home and accompanying her to several outings.
"We go on the B&B Riverboat," said McGrail. "We go to the museums. We've gone to the parks and to plays and movies. We even went to a vacation place in Chicago and Amish country."
Ms. Blanton even met her husband at one of those events!
"We met up at the Senior Prom," said Blanton. "We've been together ever since!"
Proving the method the Little Brothers uses to connect the caring with those who need a little care is what's working for all involved.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:16:10 GMT
A big clean up is underway at Amelia High School following a prank. Several trees were toilet papered and the sign in front of the school was also changed. No word on any suspects in the prankFull Story >
No word on any suspects in the prank or if the school system plans to punish those responsible.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:06:35 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:42:17 GMT
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday. Kara Perkins agreed to go along when one of her friends said she neededFull Story >
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday.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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.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 >
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