Monday, July 28 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:35:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:23:14 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
People have been commenting on this story on our website and facebook page for two days now.
We conducted a poll asking people if they thought the soles family should have to remove the liquor bottle from their father's gravestone.
Only 13 percent of those who voted said yes. 87 percent of people in our poll sided with the family.
Wilmer Frank Soles died of throat cancer in June of 2011. The Soles family said it paid $4,000 for the marker.
On it, a picture of 'Soles,' as he liked to be called. A picture of his favorite pick-up truck. And a photograph of Soles playing cards and drinking with his friend Butch.
"I'm not real sure about the controversy with the stone," said Soles' daughter, Shawn Carter. "I don't see anything obscene about what I put on it."
But Salem United Methodist Church - which owns the cemetery - didn't like the two-inch bottle of bourbon on the stone.
The family refused to buff it off - even after the church offered to pay for the removal.
Now the church is suing.
Lawyers argue the family "had no right to erect a monument or stone that is offensive to the members of Salem United Methodist or to those who have loved ones buried there."
"It says in the Bible. It says you know. God doesn't judge you, so don't condemn others so you won't be condemned. And forgive and you'll be forgiven," said Carter.
And it appears an overwhelming number of people commenting on this story agree with the family.
Sunny McGann wrote, "What is a church doing suing someone? It's pretty clear what the Bible says about it. Maybe they need to re-read and remember. It's a shame."
Nicki Gray defends the church. She wrote, "I can't believe that a person would drag a church down because they asked that their property simply be respected."
NBC 12 legal analyst Steve Benjamin said that's exactly what this fight will come down to - the property rights.
"If the gentleman actually inherited the actual property. Property that was inherited. Conveyed by deed. Without any restrictive covenant or agreement than he and his survivors have the right to use it. As they see fit," said Benjamin.
The family said it owns the burial plots. In court documents, the church said neither the family or Soles have any property rights.
Our legal analyst said this debate is better served if it's resolved outside of a courtroom.
"I think we always want to encourage folks to do what they can to get along with others. Especially when you're talking about someplace that can be as revered as a final resting place."
We reached out to the church trustees, but they declined to comment.
The family has until Sunday to either fight the suit in court or buff off the pictures, remove the marker altogether or have their father's body moved.
If you'd like to sound off on this story - join the conversation on our facebook page or you can vote in on online poll.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >