Saturday, July 26 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:20:32 GMT
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself: Never give personal information to telemarketers who call you on the phone Shred sensitive information, for example credit card bills andFull Story >
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself.Full Story >
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 >
Saturday, July 26 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:57:45 GMT
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counseling in more than a week.Full Story >
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter is being sued by the county that employs her.
Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann filed a lawsuit against her Thursday because Hunter ordered the county to hire an administrator who would work exclusively for her.
"She ordered us to hire a second administrator for juvenile court," Hartmann told FOX19 News. "She's got no right to file that order. She's not the presiding judge. It's a shame we can't work this out like adults."
The order filed by Hunter instructs the county to hire Wende G. Cross as a Court Administrator to begin on Nov. 19. As a result, Hartmann felt the county had to file a lawsuit immediately.
"She ordered that one of our employees in human resources to make this hire immediately so we had to take this action today because, conceivably, if we're telling one of our employees to ignore a judge's order, that employee could be thrown in jail," said Hartmann.
Hartmann says this comes at a time with the county is having to examine every facet of its budget.
"We're in the hardest budget we've been in in a generation in Hamilton County. Juvenile court is already $300,000 over budget this year. They're looking at a cut of over $3,000,000 for next year so that court does not need two administrators. We have to cut $18,000,000 out of our budget for next year. That's a huge number on top of the $65,000,000 we've cut in the last five years," said Hartmann.
"It just became necessary for me to hire someone to make sure that I could carry out the responsibilities, the roles and the duties of the juvenile court judge that I was elected by the people to be," she said.
Hartmann says that in light of the budget issues, no single judge needs their own administrator.
"They've got one for Municipal Court and there's about 15 Municipal Court judges. There's also about 15 Common Pleas judges and they only have one administrator. You can't have one judge having his own administrator," said Hartmann.
"From my understanding in talking to other judges and other employees of juvenile court who have been here a long time is that there has frequently been two Court Administrators at one time," said Hunter.
Hunter disputes the county's budget issues saying she was the Juvenile Court judge who didn't take office until this past May even though the election was in 2010, because a recount was required.
"The reason I was sworn in 19 months late is because the county was willing to spend almost $2,000,000 to keep me, to prevent me from that I rightfully earned and was duly elected to," claims Hunter. "So, I have a difficult time stomaching the proposition that a $106,000 position in somehow outweighs the $2,000,000 that they were willing to spend to keep me out of office."
From Tan Mom to a photo-bombing stingray, these awesome costumes ideas will ensure that you make a statement at this year's Halloween party.Full Story >
If you haven't picked out your Halloween costume for the year, here are some fun suggestions. From Tan Mom to a photo-bombing stingray, these awesome costumes ideas will ensure that you make a statement at this year's party.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:57:22 GMT
Springdale police have issued an amber alert for 5-year-old Kelcie Hawkins. The amber alert was issued around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police are looking for her father, Kaelin Teron Hawkins, 34,Full Story >
A missing girl has been found after an amber alert was issued Saturday morning, but police are still looking for her father who took her.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:53:57 GMT
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students. The Columbus Dispatch obtainedFull Story >
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:20:00 GMT
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat stature. This kitten has moves you would expectFull Story >
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat statue.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:48:58 GMT
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. restaurants including Kaze, Lucy Blue Pizza, Tom + Chee and Eli'sFull Story >
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park.Full Story >