Thursday, May 23 2013 6:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:57:01 GMT
Police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting in Pleasant Ridge. Officers stopped a speeding car and found the passenger suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim says he was shot on RidgewayFull Story >
Police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting in Pleasant Ridge.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:52:42 GMT
No injuries are being reported after a house fire in Reading. The fire started in the garage of a home on Clark Road at around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. The flames never spread to the house, but the homeFull Story >
No injuries are being reported after a house fire in Reading.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:46 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:46:08 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:41:52 GMT
The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating two reports of child enticement. On both Monday and Tuesday of this week, a man was in the area of W. Collins and N. West Street just before 3 p.m. TheFull Story >
The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating two reports of child enticement.Full Story >
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:Full Story >
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:Full Story >
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
There's no denying. Councilman Zack Reed is one of Cleveland's most visible and engaging city leaders. He's currently sponsoring hot topic legislation like a driver texting ban. And pushed for improvements in his ward, like and ecco-friendly rain garden.
But it's been Reed's very public, private life that sometimes overshadows his good deeds. His battle with the bottle--one he says he is now winning---was well documented by 19 Action News as far back as 2006.
And now there are questions being raised about Reed's relationship with a woman named DeShae Howard. In 2009, DeShae was working for Quicken Loans when she met Reed at a bar. Reed says: "You go out and see somebody that's attractive and you say, can we go out? So we did."
It was good timing on DeShae's part. While she was dating Reed, the councilman happened to be looking for a new executive assistant. He quickly found one in DeShay.
Both Reed and DeShae insisted they stopped dating once she started working. But she says the Councilman wasn't on board with the decision.
"Hi, I'm calling about Zack Reed," said a caller on Monday's voice mail. "Councilman Zack Reed."
When Monday returned Deshae Howard's call, she accused her then boss of stalking her, even sitting in his car outside her home at 3 a.m.
"She says you were stalking her," Monday told Reed, who answered, "at the end of the day, Carl, you know if that's true, there's a mechanism and procedure in place to take that from an allegation to a realization."
Carl Monday Investigations checked and found no record that DeShae ever filed a formal complaint with the City's Human Resources Department or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
"I'm asking you, were you stalking her?" No, of course not," Reed assured Monday.
By phone, DeShae had shared what she said were emails and texts sent by Reed.
"Please 'Shay,' I want to see your cute butt and legs. I love you so much. I can't live without you."
Was she making those messages up?
"I can't say...ha....I know I don't remember sending it," replied Reed.
Reed said DeShae's performance as his assistant was "subpar," awarding her a "C" grade.
The grade contradicts what 19 Action News found in DeShae Howard's personnel file. During her two years on the job, Reed paid DeShae thousands of dollars in pay raises from his City Council expense account, in addition to her $18-an-hour salary. One raise hiked DeShae's salary by $600 a month. Not bad for an employee whom Reed now says:
"She wasn't bad. She wasn't terrible."
In recommending the raises, Reed said he was rewarding DeShae for her "dedication and service to the residents of Ward 2. Now, Reed says those were "just words."
So why did DeShae quit? And why now, the allegations of sexual harassment? Reed says DeShae had asked for a letter of recommendation after she quit. He says he wanted the request in writing. She refused. He declined to write the recommendation letter and DeShae got upset.
"She was gonna call Channel 19. I said call 'em," Reed recalled saying.
That was back in July. DeShae has since moved out of town, found another job, and decided not to pursue the story with 19 Action News. But she did return to town a few weeks ago. In fact, Reed says she called and asked him out to lunch. They met at the Nauti Murmaid in the Warehouse District, but Reed says the allegations of stalking and sexual harassment never came up.
Reed continues to insist he did nothing wrong:
"You're a good investigative reporter," Reed told Monday. "Go look at my file. There's never been any allegations against Councilman Zack Reed."
But in this tangled web of love and politics, Reed may not have the last word. In a phone message left on Monday's phone last week, DeShae said she still may pursue the allegations down the road against her former boss and boyfriend---Zack Reed.
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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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