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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
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A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
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Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.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.
Take a look back at the memorable, and often amusing, moments of the presidential race that left only one Republican standing to take on the incumbent President Barack Obama in the fall. Full Story >
With Election Day drawing closer, nominee-apparent Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are gearing up to face off for your votes - but what if it had been Republican candidate Herman Cain, or Rick Santorum, instead? Take a look back at the memorable, and often amusing, moments of the presidential race that left only one Republican standing to take on incumbent Obama in the fall. Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:49:04 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >