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 >
Cincinnati City Council is looking to move homeless shelters away from the Washington Park area but several groups, including one that advocates for the homeless, say the money spent to build them could be used to address the root of the homeless problem; affordable housing and jobs.
Cincinnati City Council wants to borrow $37 million from the federal government and spend $7 million of that money to build three new homeless shelters. "We're creating a new homeless shelter for women and we are really creating a nice new one for teenagers," said councilwoman Laure Quinlivan. "It's part of a comprehensive plan and I think it's a good plan."
"There's always ways to better serve our homeless population," said councilman, Cecil Thomas. "And this is one of the means by which we can do that."
The city receives Community Block Grant money every year but this plan would borrow against that money for the next 20 years. "We'll have nice shiny new homeless shelters, which would be nice, it's not a bad thing, but then we're going to have to make the hard decision of what programs we're going to have to cut in order to pay the debt service," said Elizabeth Brown, executive director of Housing Opportunities Made Easy. Homeless shelters do not produce revenues. "What we need to do is build affordable housing that people can live in permanently," said Brown.
"We are doing that too," said Quinlivan. "Just because we are investing in new shelters doesn't mean we're not going to also invest in affordable housing."
According to one advocate for the homeless, the majority of today's homeless population is not the stereotypical wandering vagrant but rather made up of the working poor and families that have been foreclosed upon or have become unemployed. "And if you could poll those folks and you said do you want a new shelter or do you want a home and a job, they'd say, home and job. Home and job all day long, that's what I want," said Josh Spring, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition. "The bottom line is people do not want to be in shelter. People want to be in homes and they want to be employed and that's where we should invest because that helps everybody," said Spring.
The City Gospel Mission's new site is on Dalton Avenue in Queensgate. The new YWCA shelter for women will be build on Reading Road in Mount Auburn. A site has not been selected yet to replace the Drop In Center on 12th street.
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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