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A private service is planned in Cincinnati on Friday for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. He died Saturday in Cincinnati at age 82. No other information was released immediately,Full Story >
Neil Armstrong's family publicly requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and one other organization. Full Story >
Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.Full Story >
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a...Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:42:05 GMT
The Kentucky Adult Education Department is offering free GED testing to Kentuckians at adult education centers statewide through July 31. The GED test provides adults who did not finish high schoolFull Story >
The Kentucky Adult Education Department is offering free GED testing to Kentuckians at adult education centers statewide through July 31.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:36:44 GMT
Are all phases of the moons the same? See the difference at Supermoon 2013. The Cincinnati Observatory will host a viewing of the "Supermoon" on Saturday, June 22, from 8 p.m. until 10 a.m. The SupermoonFull Story >
The Cincinnati Observatory will host a viewing of the "Supermoon" on Saturday, June 22, from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Full Story >
It may have been a small step for him, but Neil Armstrong's influence was certainly a giant leap for mankind.
He died Saturday at the age of 82.
Armstrong spent many of his years in the tri-state teaching at the University of Cincinnati and becoming an important member of the community.
Armstrong described himself as a nerdy engineer, but to the public he was an American hero and to the people who knew him, like Senator Rob Portman, Armstrong was just a regular guy. "He never thought a big deal should be made about him. He was, as they say, a reluctant hero."
Portman was a long time friend of Neil Armstrong who he says wore the mantel of hero with humility. "He always wondered what all the fuss was about. He was a guy who was gracious, he was humble, he had a great sense of humor, he was a dear friend."
Portman says Armstrong was the kind of man that would do anything for a friend. "I was asked to get President Bush to speak at a memorial in Mason, its just North of here. It was the opening of a new veterans memorial and at the last minute George Bush couldn't come, they were a little disappointed and I said I'll come and I'll bring a special guest and I asked Neil if he'd be willing to come with me and he had agreed to and I just can't tell you the reaction of that crowd. First of all he went to the memorial on his own first to check it out. He wrote a beautiful speech commemorating our veterans who he felt so strongly about."
Armstrong was also passionate about science. He said "Science is continually searching for a better understanding of ourselves, our world and the universe around us."
Back in the 70's Armstrong taught engineering at the university of Cincinnati. Fellow professor, Awatef Hamed says Armstrong was sought after by students. "They definitely wanted to join his class. He had experience of being an astronaut and being a pilot and an engineer so he was excellent and they got a great learning experience."
Professor Hamed says Armstrong was a great person to work with. "He was very easy going, very modest, very quiet and also besides teaching he did research not in my area of propulsion, but he did research with the medical school on heart pumps and pumps for the heart."
Armstrong made world history when he stepped off the Eagle and set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. Hundreds of millions of people gathered in front of televisions around the globe to witness this monumental feat.
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 6:13 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:13:14 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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