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 12:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:04:56 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 >
Jody Wallace of St. E. Healthcare and Diana Smith of CCHMC bring awareness of the BRCA 1/2 testing genetic mutation.Full Story >
(RNN) - On Valentine's Day, it's typical to see mushy displays of affection from couples, friends and family.
It's the day we tell each other - in sickeningly, loving detail - how much we care and show it with heart-shaped chocolate boxes and shiny jewelry.
Saint Valentine's Day is named after a martyr in ancient Rome. There are a few stories about different St. Valentine's, but the most popular account tells of a priest under the reign of Emperor Claudius II. When the emperor decided young, single men made better soldiers, he outlawed marriage for them. Valentine continued to marry young Christian couples in secret and when discovered, he was put to death.
Another version tells of a Valentine imprisoned for trying to help persecuted Christians escape Roman prisons where they were tortured and beaten. He fell in love with a girl, possibly the jailer's daughter. He wrote the first "valentine" to her from prison, signing it "From your Valentine."
The saint wouldn't recognize his own feast day today. Valentine's Day is now celebrated world-wide and in a variety of cultural fashions. Whether you're planning a nice evening out, or a quiet night in, love will be all around this Feb. 14.
Here's a breakdown of V-Day, by the numbers:
269: The year St. Valentine was said to be martyred for marrying Christian couples and helping Christians being persecuted in Rome under Emperor Claudius.
3: Saints the Catholic Church recognizes as having the name Valentine or Valentinus.
496: Year (A.D.) Pope Gelasius I made Feb. 14 St. Valentine's feast day.
$130.97: Dollars spent on average by a person celebrating Valentine's Day.
$175.61: Dollars spent on average by men for their better half. This is about twice as much as women spend.
$88.78: Dollars spent on average by women for their significant other. In Japan, because of marketing by chocolate companies, women are actually expected to buy chocolate for their men.
$18.6 billion: Estimated dollars spent in 2013 on Valentine's festivities and gifts.
100,000: Pounds of candy hearts produced every day to meet the Valentine's demand.
1.97: People out of 10 that say they will purchase jewelry to show affection.
1,177: Manufacturing plants that produced chocolate and cocoa products as of 2009.
$21.47: Dollars spent on average by one person on Valentine's Day candy.
8.6 million: Dollars spent on sparkling wine for V-Day. Valentine's Day comes in fourth for holidays celebrated with bubbly liquor after New Year's, Christmas and Thanksgiving.
37.44: Average dollar amount spent by one person on flowers for Valentine's Day. Roses are a Valentine's staple, and each color of rose has its own special meaning.
12: Perfect number of roses to give your sweetie to say, "Be mine!"
144 million: Valentine's Day cards given out annually. Valentine's Day is the second-largest greeting card holiday after Christmas.
7: Countries other than the U.S. that celebrate Valentine's Day. They are the U.K., Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Denmark and Australia.
25: Percent increase in condom sales on Valentine's Day.
14: Day in November that babies conceived on Valentine's Day will be born.
2.3 million: Couples that will get engaged this Valentine's Day.
Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved. Sources: Catholic Online, Necco, National Retail Federation, U.S. Census Bureau, Hallmark, Teleflora, TopTenz.net, Examiner.com, History.com, About.com.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:17:41 GMT
New this morning from Colerain Township - D'schon Powell is facing robbery and resisteing arrest charges in Colerain Township after he knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioningFull Story >
A man is facing robbery and resisting arrest charges in Colerain Township after he allegedly knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioning him about some items in a bag. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:51:38 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 >
Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies and Golf Manor Police are investigating a shooting in the 2400 block of Canterbury in Golf Manor. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:20 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:20:38 GMT
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington. The event is Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ThereFull Story >
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:13:50 GMT
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fans will be able to meet face-to-face with one-of-a-kindFull Story >
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingFull Story >
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:31 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:31:59 GMT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking andFull Story >
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking and gardening.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeFull Story >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.Full Story >
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