Thursday, December 5 2013 7:58 PM EST2013-12-06 00:58:18 GMT
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto launched the Joey Votto Foundation to support the healing of active service members, veterans, and military families affected by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder inFull Story >
Joey Votto launches the Joey Votto Foundation to support the healing of active service members, veterans, and military families affected by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Greater Cincinnati and Toronto areas.Full Story >
New obstacles are showing up for congressional negotiators who are seeking to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs.Full Story >
With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal...Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:34 PM EST2013-12-06 00:34:20 GMT
Winston is the country's leading Heisman trophy candidate and would become the second freshman to win college football's most prestigious individual award.Heisman ballots are due Dec 9. Winston, a redshirtFull Story >
Jameis Winston is the leading Heisman trophy candidate and could become the second freshman to win college football's most prestigious individual award. Heisman ballots are due Dec 9. Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:26 PM EST2013-12-06 00:26:30 GMT
A Grant County band director has been indicted on three sex charges. Kenneth "David" Owens, 34, was arrested on September 12 after rumors surfaced of an inappropriate relationship with a former studentFull Story >
A Grant County band director has been indicted on three sex charges.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:10 PM EST2013-12-06 00:10:09 GMT
Mandela called apartheid a "human tragedy" and spent 27 years in prison for speaking against the practice that was still in place nearly three decades after legal integration in the U.S.Full Story >
Mandela called racist apartheid a "human tragedy" and spent 27 years in prison for speaking against the segregationist practice that was still in place nearly three decades after legal integration in the U.S.Full Story >
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -
The Cuyahoga County corruption trial of Jimmy Dimora marches on in Federal Court.
Douglas Hogan, Manager of External Affairs for First Energy in Cuyahoga County, was the first witness on the stand Friday.
He testified about an effort by Ferris Kleem to speed up an electricity connection to an apartment complex Kleem was building by using the influence of Jimmy Dimora.
It is his job to interface with electrical customers so that the utility can anticipate demand and be prepared to provide service when expansions or other changes are made in the businesses.
He says that J. Kevin Kelley called him to try and speed the issue for Kleem. He dropped Jimmy Dimora's name to accomplish that saying, "I am calling on behalf of County Commissioner Dimora."
Hogan says he went up the chain of command at First Energy and was able to speed up the connection timetable.
Hogan was called later by Kelley who had Jimmy Dimora on the phone. Dimora thanked him for his help. Hogan said Kleem could have called directly and Dimora said, "That's OK, I like to do favors for my friends." He said this was the only time Dimora ever called him for a favor. He also says he gets calls like this all the time, often from public officials. These requests are usually about street lights, trimming a tree, or straightening a pole. Calls about hookups are far less frequent.
Special Agent Raymond Michael Massie returned to the stand following Hogan. His testimony concerned Alternatives Agency, whose leader Brian Schuman has pleaded guilty to paying bribes in order to insure continued funding from Cuyahoga County.
J. Kevin Kelley facilitated the transaction and is heard on a taped phone call letting the agency know the funding would be continued.
In an intercepted phone call, he notified Schuman that some funding was restored saying, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Start singing. You're lucky to have us as friends. You actually may end up with more than you had last year."
When the conversation turned to two people who wanted cuts made, Kelley said, "We're gonna get them. Some day, some how. We're gonna f*** them hard." Loyalty makes up for brains any day."
With Alternatives Agency on center stage, it sets another stage. An appearance of one of the biggest stars in this drama. The villain, the rat - J. Kevin Kelley.
Brian Schuman took the stand just after 2:30pm. He was the former house director for Alternatives Agency halfway house. He also served as a Bedford Municipal Court bailiff.
Schuman was charged in June 2009 along with Kevin Kelley, Daniel Gallagher and Kevin Payne. He plead guilty to the charges
Brian Schuman worked with Kevin Kelley to set up the Las Vegas trip in hopes of getting a $250,000 county contract for Alternatives Agency. Along with his county position, Kevin Kelley was paid more than $4,000 a month as a consultant for Alternatives Agency, but didn't do much work for them.
Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:10 AM EST2013-12-05 14:10:04 GMT
A Union Township woman dies after being hit by a car. It happened late Wednesday night. Julie Piliaris, 55, was trying to cross Ohio Pike, just past Britton Blvd. when she was struck by a Jeep travelingFull Story >
It happened late Wednesday night. Julie Piliaris, 55, was trying to cross Ohio Pike, just past Britton Blvd. when she was struck by a Jeep traveling westbound.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:43 PM EST2013-12-04 21:43:02 GMT
Sending celebrities fan mail is not a rare occurrence. However, sending one a wedding invitation might be a little rarer than expected. But what's truly rare is one that will respond back to you! That'sFull Story >
Sending celebrities fan mail is not a rare occurrence. However, sending one a wedding invitation might be a little rarer than expected.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-05 02:35:28 GMT
Fire crews are on the scene after a fire breaks out in Springfield Township. The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. at a home on Jadwin Street. Police say a man has also been doused with meth lab chemicalsFull Story >
Eight people have been hospitalized as a cautionary measure following a meth lab explosion in Springfield Township.Full Story >