Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
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 >
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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