Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-03-11 23:51:52 GMT
The American Athletic Conference and the University of Cincinnati jointly released the Bearcats 2014 football schedule. The Bearcats, 9-4 a year ago under first-year Head Coach Tommy Tuberville, willFull Story >
The American Athletic Conference and the University of Cincinnati jointly released the Bearcats 2014 football schedule.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-03-11 23:42:15 GMT
By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey had a three-run homer off Tony Cingrani among his three hits, leading the San Francisco Giants over the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 Tuesday. PoseyFull Story >
Buster Posey had a three-run homer off Tony Cingrani among his three hits, leading the San Francisco Giants over the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 Tuesday.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-03-11 23:23:39 GMT
A 32-year-old man has been arrested following a bank robbery in Florence, Ky. Officers say that the Chase Bank, located at 4899 Houston Rd, was robbed Saturday around noon. According to bank employees,Full Story >
Police have arrested 32-year-old Eric Billman, charging him with two bank robberies last week in Cincinnati and Florence, Ky.Full Story >
A British man who was supposed to take down an airplane with a shoe bomb in 2001 until he backed out of the conspiracy is set to resume testimony in the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law with a description...Full Story >
A British man testifying in the terror trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law said Tuesday he flew on planes over the Middle East and Europe with explosives in a shoe after the Sept. 11 attacks but didn't detonate...Full Story >
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -
Could Frank Russo be going to prison soon?
Attorneys for Russo and two other key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption investigation conferenced with the judge Monday afternoon.
There has been speculation that the judge is considering tightening controls on Frank Russo, J. Kevin Kelley and Steven Pumper.
No word yet on what's happening. But as Russo remains free, here's a profile of just one of his crooked deals.
The Indian Hills Senior Complex in Euclid is one of the largest privately owned buildings of its kind in the United States. In 2006, it sold to the current owner, the Niederst family, for $30 million dollars. Federal documents say the sale occurred after indicted Attorney Anthony O. Calabrese III approached Niederst with the information that the place was for sale. After the sale, Calabrese walked away with a finder's fee.
The transaction was a pretty normal business deal. With one exception, according to the Feds. Calabrese picked Frank Russo as the broker for the deal. Russo did basically nothing and five days after the sale, walked away with $50,000. Well, he did nothing before the sale, but afterwards he did plenty and it cost taxpayers a bundle. He lowered the valuation of the place.
The current owners say no one did them any favors, and they are not charged with anything.
The sale price was $30 million, but within weeks, it was lowered to $24 million. The feds say Russo knew that Calabrese picked him as the broker in the deal because of he could easily grant favors to Calabrese. He put Sandy Klimkowski on the case telling her, "after the appraisal was completed, he wanted to personally review the changes to the Indian Hills valuation and have final say on the new value."
Euclid Schools were the big loser, they cried foul. After negotiations, the value went up to $25 million in 2007, $27.5 the next year and $30 million ever since. Russo kept his money.
Thursday, December 19 2013 2:10 PM EST2013-12-19 19:10:45 GMT
Former Cuyahoga County employee Daniel Gallagher was sentenced to four years in prison today for engaging in a series of bribery conspiracies involving public officials, federal law enforcement officialsFull Story >
Former Cuyahoga County employee Daniel Gallagher was sentenced to four years in prison today for engaging in a series of bribery conspiracies involving public officials, federal law enforcement officials announced today.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:15 PM EST2013-12-05 01:15:23 GMT
One of the key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday. Full Story >
One of the key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday. Steven Pumper, the former CEO of DAS Construction, pleaded guilty to nine counts, including bribery. He was sentenced to eight yeas and one month in prison.
Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:25 AM EST2013-12-03 15:25:51 GMT
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by County Prosecutor's. Like 19 Action News on Facebook for the latest news, weather, sports and giveaways. CopyrightFull Story >
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by Cuyahoga County Prosecutors.Full Story >
Thursday, November 7 2013 10:44 PM EST2013-11-08 03:44:10 GMT
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo. The cost has now topped $10,000. Dimora and Russo bothFull Story >
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo.Full Story >
Monday, October 28 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-10-28 21:18:30 GMT
A key player in the county corruption scandal faces between four and five years in prison at her sentencing on Monday afternoon. Sandy Klimkowski, the former president of the Maple Heights School Board,Full Story >
A key player in the county corruption scandal faces between four and five years in prison at her sentencing on Monday afternoon. Sandy Klimkowski is the former president of the Maple Heights School Board.Full Story >
Thursday, October 10 2013 4:43 PM EDT2013-10-10 20:43:51 GMT
Dozen of charges have been filed against a woman who worked for the Cuyahoga County Weights and Measures Division. Investigators say Lisa Rogers repeatedly lied on time sheets. Lisa Rogers has been indictedFull Story >
A former Cuyahoga County weights-and-measures inspector has been indicted by a Grand Jury for filing false reports and bogus time cards, County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced on Thursday.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-03-11 13:40:00 GMT
Were you born after 1985? If so, Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you. A 7-year-old appeared on Norway's Got Talent and sang a chilling rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday."Full Story >
Were you born after 1985? If so, Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you. A 7-year-old appeared on Norway's Got Talent and sang a chilling rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday," and Buckle Up Festival announced the complete schedule. Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:19:51 GMT
We'll have a warm and breezy afternoon with a sun and cloud mix and a high of 67 degrees. Find out when you'll start to feel those cold temperatures creep in on Wednesday.Full Story >
Temperatures soared into the mid 70s across the region amid loads of sunshine and a southwest breeze. Unfortunately, it won't last. Rain develops overnight with temperatures beginning a downward slide.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:05:49 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals have terminated the contract of center Kyle Cook, releasing him to free agency. Cook was with the Bengals from a 2007 practice squad assignment through the 2013 season. Cook playedFull Story >
Calling it a surprise, Kyle Cook says he still wants to play in the NFL after being released Tuesday by the Bengals.Full Story >