Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
A Pendleton County woman killed in Friday's severe weather is remembered for her contributions to the community.
"I just wanted everyone to know how much she loved her little girls and how much she is loved and missed," said Carla Pyron, sister of Courtney Stephenson.
Stephenson was on her way home from a cancer treatment Friday in Indianapolis when she got caught in the path of a tornado.
"It's like a nightmare or a dream, just wondering if it's real," church friend Brenda Campbell said. "Or if it's maybe a mistake."
"It's a horrible, horrible shock and I pray no one else ever has to live through something like that," Pyron said. "Ours was a unique situation in that we had already begun grieving Courtney for three years."
Pyron says her sister Courtney was battling stage four breast cancer.
"She said, ‘Well the doctor says it's benign it'll be OK,'" Pyron recalled. "Five years later it wasn't benign so I would say get them all checked out be very aggressive with your own health."
"She of course was a great advocate for everyone to be tested and especially being under the age of 40 when it was detected," Campbell echoed.
As family and friends remember Stephenson through pictures and other images of her life, her legacy has only just begun to be captured through her work in Pendleton County.
"In her life I know of three major loves," Library Board President Patrick Clore said. "Family, religion and the Pendleton County library."
As a library board member, Stephenson helped to make the new library a reality. Tuesday her memory was honored at the groundbreaking by the presence of a golden shovel.
"This building will constantly remind all of you and all of us in Kentucky how important it was to her and to the future of her children and your children," Kentucky's first lady Jane Beshear said.
"This is a bitter-sweet day," Beshear recognized. "The destruction that took place in our state on Friday is just incredible."
Even more than her work with the library board, or in the school system, or her volunteer hours at church and with the Girl Scouts, Carla says her sister's legacy lives on in her two little girls.
"They look so much like her," Carla said. "I see her in their eyes every time I look at them. That will be a beautiful legacy as they grow up, watching them grow."
Carla says Courtney learned through her battle with cancer that you cannot take a single moment for granted.
"Go home and hug your children," Pyron urged. "Kiss them every day. Do something special every day. Don't sweat the small stuff and really, really do everything you can to enjoy life and tell those you love them."
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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