An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.Full Story >
A Nepalese official says 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura has become the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:29 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:29:53 GMT
Local residents had their final chance to weigh in on Cincinnati's $35 million budget deficit on Wednesday evening. In addition, Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan made a new proposal during the meeting asFull Story >
Local residents had their final chance to weigh in on Cincinnati's $35 million budget deficit on Wednesday evening. In addition, Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan made a new proposal as an effort to fill the budget gap. Full Story >
Pres. Obama appeared in Ohio Wednesday for the third time in a month underscoring how important the state is for his re-election chances.
He appeared in Mansfield, a town in between Columbus and Cleveland. It's an area of Ohio used to seeing presidents and their challengers.
But this year, expect them to come further south more often.
Political observers say the path to victory in Ohio --- and the White House --- runs through Hamilton County.
A FOX19 investigation shows why: The number of Republican voters in Hamilton County fell by 27 percent between 2000 and 2012 while the number of Democrats surged 213 percent from 2000 to 2008, the last time Democrats had a contested primary.
In the past, this area was viewed as a lock for Republicans.
FOX19 downloaded election data from the Ohio Secretary of State's Office and crunched the numbers ourselves to get a balanced view of what's happening in Hamilton County.
Both campaigns know how important the Cincinnati area is to their chances, too.
There, he criticized Pres. Obama's record on job creation and the soaring national debt.
"You want four more years of that? You call that 'Forward?' That's forward over a cliff," Gov. Romney told the crowd, while getting in a reference to the Obama campaign's new slogan.
John Green, a professor at the University of Akron who studies the political leanings of Ohio's varied regions, believes Hamilton County is getting a lot of attention from the campaigns so early because "1) Romney needs to secure the Republican base; and 2) the Republican campaign is much better funded than in 2008, largely because of the activities of the Super PACs," he wrote in an e-mail.
Gov. Romney may still be trying to secure the Republican base but Pres. Obama also has his work cut-out for him here, according to Prof. Judith Trent at the University of Cincinnati. She has researched voter attitudes in every election since 1988.
Trent believes incumbency cuts both ways for Pres. Obama, who's been in office during one of the worst economies in modern history.
"Some people credit Pres. Obama with beginning to turn the economy around, beginning to deal with some of these problems," she said. "And others say he hasn't done a darn thing!"
U.S. Census Data: In 2011, Hamilton County is estimated to have had a population of 800,362. Ohio estimate is 11.5 million people. In 2000, Hamilton County had 845,303 people. Ohio had 11.35 millionMore>>
Airlines have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for nickel and diming their customers on nearly everything. Here are some airline fees that may upset you. Full Story >
Remember when checking a bag for a flight was free and airplane rides came with a meal? Airlines have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for nickel and diming their customers on nearly everything. Here are some airline fees that may upset you. Full Story >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. 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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >