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 >
A major key to the President's victory was his win in Ohio and more specifically his win in Hamilton County.
The President received 52 percent of the vote to Mitt Romney's 47 percent.
The difference is a little less than 20,000 votes.
Of the ballots cast Tuesday in Hamilton County, Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney by less than 5,000 votes, but in early voting the President led by more than 14 percent.
Hamilton County used to be a Republican stronghold, but the county's Democratic party chairman, Tim Burke says the landscape has shifted. "This is a much more diverse county with a much larger African American population, we have a growing Hispanic population and quite honestly that benefits the Democratic party."
It was enough of a benefit to give Barack Obama back to back election victories which is something no Democrat has done since FDR in 1932 and 1936.
Xavier University political science professor Mack Mariani says Hamilton County Republicans haven't been bringing in new members. "The Republican party didn't do an effective job it appears of really bringing in those new voters and bringing in people who maybe never voted Republican before.
Mariani also says there's been a demographic shift. "Between 2000 and 2010 you had about 45,000 people moved out of Hamilton county," said Mariani.
Many of those people are Republicans who have moved to the suburbs of Butler and Clermont counties.
In our commitment to balanced news, FOX19 talked to the county's Republican Chairman, Alex Triantafilou, who says Republicans can no longer take elections for granted. "This county demographically is becoming more friendly to Democratic candidates," he said.
Triantafilou says there's a lesson to be learned. "We've got to do a better job of appealing to females, students and minorities. We have to do that. We have to have a message or a messenger who carries our principles," he said.
Voter turnout in Hamilton county was nearly 72 percent, but nationally fewer people went to the polls than in 2008 and political observers blame that on all the negative campaigning.
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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