Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:23:10 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingFull Story >
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:01:13 GMT
Cincinnati's parking deal is still has a few more hoops to jump through before it becomes official. Cincinnati's City Manager signed the parking lease Wednesday after winning an appeal in court, but thereFull Story >
Cincinnati's City Manager signed the parking lease Wednesday after winning an appeal in court, but there are empty lines on the contract where the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority has yet to ink the deal.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:42:24 GMT
FOX19's Frank Marzullo cut the ribbon on Lego Town 2013. Wednesday's event was held at Camp Earnst Middle School in Burlington, Ky. There you'll find a complete town made of lego bricks on display. TheFull Story >
FOX19's Frank Marzullo cut the ribbon on Lego Town 2013. Wednesday's event was held at Camp Earnst Middle School in Burlington, Ky. There you'll find a complete town made of lego bricks on display.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
When you vote between now and next Tuesday night, you'll see Ohio Issue 2 on the ballot. You'll be forgiven if you haven't heard much about it. Most people haven't, with so many ads and news stories focusing on what the presidential candidates say they'll do for Ohio.
But Issue 2 is very important because it could determine who represents you in Washington.
Union workers and volunteers at the I.B.E.W. hall in Cincinnati know this. They gather there mid-morning these days before going out to knock on doors urging people to vote for Pres. Obama, Senator Brown, and Issue 2. Those three specific items are part of their pitch, according to union organizer Charlie Kenser.
"What you have right now is essentially a situation where the politicians are picking their own constituents instead of the other way around," he said.
The union accuses leaders of both parties of re-drawing districts so their side has an easier chance of getting a member of Congress re-elected.
"It's just amazing when you look at the map that you think, how was that part of that district? It's nowhere close or that city is completely split in half," said the I.B.E.W.'s Dana Davis.
Unions like the I.B.E.W. want Ohio voters to approve Issue 2 on Election Day to create an independent commission that would have the power to re-draw those boundaries. However, in FOX19's commitment to balanced news, we should point out that critics say this commission is an even bigger mess waiting to happen.
"The plan itself has a lot of unknowns in it as it relates to the budget, as it relates to who can participate in the commission," said Matt Davis, VP of governmental affairs for the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, which is urging its members to vote no on Issue 2. "Also, what's really troubling is, that there's no provision for pulling somebody off of the commission if they're convicted of a crime or any sort of ethics violation."
I.B.E.W. organizers say something has to be done to make sure districts are based more on geography than the demographics a particular party appeals to.
"All we want is fairness," said Kenser. "People can still vote any way they want."
An article in the Dayton Daily Newssays Issue 2 is "confusing voters." That paper, and an op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch,point-out that members of the 12-person commission would be chosen randomly --- after a group of appellate judges pick who they like and leaders from both parties get to eliminate several they don't like.
Opponents like to claim that the commission that Issue 2 would create could be dangerous to the state's bank account. They say they're concerned the way Issue 2 is written the commission would be given a "blank check" to demand high salaries and a bloated budget. However, the state supreme court found that claim to be false, according to PolitiFact Ohio.
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 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 >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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