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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:08:07 GMT
Mike Leake pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds parlayed star third baseman David Wright's early error Tuesday night into a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets. DevinFull Story >
Mike Leake pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds parlayed star third baseman David Wright's early error Tuesday night into a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:55:22 GMT
The Kings Local School Board has voted to release depositions that the district's lawyer took while an investigation was underway into the allegations against a teacher. The vote was part of a settlementFull Story >
The Kings Local School Board has voted to release depositions that the district's lawyer took while an investigation was underway into the allegations against a teacher.Full Story >
U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The officials say they have enough evidence to justify seizing them...Full Story >
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists,...Full Story >
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -
A FOX19 investigation is revealing what happened at a nursing home in June when an 83-year-old woman died just six weeks after arriving for therapy on a broken wrist.
Gloria Howell was an 83-year-old grandmother who had been living with her son in Colerain Township. He told FOX19 News in a phone conversation he expected her to come back to live with him soon.
But an Ohio Department of Health and Human Services investigative report, obtained by FOX19, shows that nurses realized Mrs. Howell's mind wasn't working as well anymore, that she couldn't stand-up by herself, and that she needed constant attention.
Yet the nursing home staff's own statements to the investigator show that on the afternoon of Sunday, June 10, Mrs. Howell was left alone. A woman identified as State Tested Nursing Aide #3 said she left Mrs. Howell in a recliner near the nurse's station around 12:15 p.m. Another nurse's aide, identified in the report as STNA #6 came by later and discovered that Mrs. Howell had her legs over the side of the recliner and appeared restless.
Mrs. Howell "was bound and determined to get out of the chair," STNA #6 told the investigator.
Yet STNA #6 didn't stay with Mrs. Howell or move her somewhere safer. The nurse's aide instead put Mrs. Howell's legs back in the correct position and left her there.
"No other staff were present," the investigator's report notes.
By 12:20 p.m., just five minutes after the first nurse's aide had put Mrs. Howell in the recliner, someone found her lying on the floor. There was a cut on her right eyebrow. She was bleeding badly.
In the 911 recording obtained by FOX19 News, the nurse assigned to Mrs. Howell that day tells the operator, "We just, we've been trying to get a PTI on her because she's been running high. So that's probably why she's bleeding so much."
A registered nurse tells FOX19 that PTI stands for "Pro Thrombin/International Normalized Ratio – this is a blood test that indicates how much time it takes the patient's blood to clot," he said.
Mrs. Howell was also in pain.
She was "mumbling and trying to lift her head and there was a puddle of blood on the floor," the state's investigator wrote after speaking with the nurse who discovered Mrs. Howell on the floor.
She "was moaning and grimacing," the report notes.
"An 83-year-old hurts just as bad as a 23-year-old," said Don Moore, a Cincinnati attorney who used to be an investigator for nursing homes.
We asked him to weigh-in on what happened at Triple Creek considering that Gloria's son told FOX19 that a nurse told him they were "really short-handed" the day his mother fell.
"Doing a poor job and having an excuse that we're inadequately equipped, that's not acceptable," Moore said. "That is negligence almost by its --- almost an admission of negligence."
The Louisville, Kentucky, company that owns Triple Creek sent us a statement that says "Improving our services is an ongoing process…"
Toward the end of the statement, the nursing home company added, "We take every precaution to ensure our residents' safety, and we believe this was an unfortunate, isolated incident."
Yet FOX19's investigation reveals that in the last year-and-a-half, federal and state agencies have threatened to take away Triple Creek's Medicare and Medicaid funding four times due to various violations.
Every time, though, Triple Creek submits a new plan claiming to have improved. And the agencies back off.
Attorney Don Moore has seen this a lot.
"Patients suffer as a result of it," he said.
The back-and-forth between healthcare providers and the agencies that oversee them is pretty common, he said, though the "general public doesn't get to know that."
A spokeswoman for Ohio's health department told us authorities have not shut down Triple Creek because, at least until now, the problems there have not been extreme.
By July 26, 45 days after Mrs. Howell died, the state said Triple Creek was in full compliance.
Technically, the Butler County coroner's investigation is still open.
We're told the coroner probably won't issue her final report for another four to six weeks.
But in the preliminary results FOX19 obtained, a pathologist lists Mrs. Howell's death as being "due to (the) ground level fall."
The manner of death: accidental.
However, it's one Mrs. Howell's family believes could've been prevented.
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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