Saturday, May 18 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:18:53 GMT
A 60-year-old man is recovering from a stabbing in Dillonvale. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department says the victim was an employee of the Apple Tree Cafe. Investigators believe that someone followedFull Story >
A 60-year-old man is recovering from a stabbing in Dillonvale. The man's injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Saturday, May 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:12:23 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. An Ohio State Game Warden stated that he is looking for a loose monkey in Neville, Ohio.
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a parade. Several people appear to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.Full Story >
Witnesses said a car drove into a crowd at a parade in a small southwestern Virginia mountain town Saturday and hurt several people, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:42:27 GMT
UC Health Women's Center in West Chester celebrated its grand opening on Saturday by inviting the community to tour its new facility The new building is located at 7675 Wellness Way, 4th floor suite 4000,Full Story >
UC Health Women's Center in West Chester celebrated its grand opening on Saturday by inviting the community to tour its new facility
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds have optioned left-hander Tony Cingrani to AAA Louisville and recalled infielder Neftali Soto. Cingrani made his sixth start in Friday night's 5-3 loss to the Phillies.Full Story >
The Cincinnati Reds have optioned left-hander Tony Cingrani to AAA Louisville and recalled infielder Neftali Soto.Full Story >
COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) - Home sales activity throughout Ohio increased 23.1 percent in October, helping the marketplace record its 16th consecutive monthly sales gain, according to the statistics provided by the state's Multiple Listing Services.
Sales of new and existing homes have posted a 13.1 percent increase during the first 10 months of 2012, compared to the same period a year ago, reaching 94,733 sales compared to 83,728 in 2011.
"It's become increasingly evident that the Ohio housing market is making significant progress in its recovery from the economic downturn, achieving increased sales activity for 16th consecutive month, and seeing a steady uptick in the average sales price," said Robert Miller, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors.
Miller noted the association began tracking sales data in 1998 and the current stretch of 16 monthly gains is the longest, uninterrupted period of sales growth the Ohio market has ever recorded.
"Across the Buckeye State, we're building a solid foundation for a sustainable, growing housing marketplace going forward," Miller said. "Ohio Realtors continue to be extremely confident about the prospects for our market. As interest rates remain at historic lows, prices have begun to trend upward, inventories are declining, sellers are increasingly realistic in their pricing expectations, and consumers understand that long term, owning a home is a tremendous investment."
Not only have sales levels during the first 10 months exceeded the pace of a year ago, the average sales price January through October throughout Ohio in 2012 is up 4.8 percent, reaching $135,435, compared to $128,954 in 2011. Total dollar volume this year is $12.8 billion, an 18.8 percent increase from last year's 10-month mark of nearly $10.8 billion.
Miller noted a recent survey of the state's real estate professionals, suggests the industry remains cautiously optimistic about the market's outlook in the coming months.
The OAR Housing Market Confidence Index, a measurement created recently of the perception Ohio Realtors have of the marketplace, offers the following highlights of the November 2012 report:
78 percent of Realtors describe the current housing market in their area as moderate to strong, a significant increase from the 53 percent mark the profession posted during the month a year ago. This month's Realtor Current Market Index measurement reached 43, a 16 point improvement from the November 2011 score of 27.
75 percent of the respondents have moderate to strong expectations for their market in the next six months, increasing 23 percentage points from the November 2011 level of 52 percent. This month's Realtor Future Market Index reached 43, a 16 point increase from the November 2011 Index of 27.
86 percent of Realtors believe home prices over the next year will remain stable and could even post gains, 7 percentage points more than the findings in November 2011 (of 79 percent). The Realtor Price Index for Realtors' expectations for the next year reached 61, a 17 point increase than the mark recorded during the month a year ago (44).
"We've made significant progress in our confidence about the market in a relatively short period of time," Miller said. "Realtors fully understand that there will be challenges and obstacles in our economic recovery efforts in the months ahead, but are certain that the desire to achieve the American dream of home ownership remains strong throughout Ohio."
Sales in October reached 10,131, a 23.1 percent increase from the 8,230 sales posted during the same period a year ago. The month's average sales price of $133,800 is an 8 percent increase from $123,148 in October 2011. Total dollar volume in October reached $1.35 billion, a 33.7 percent increase from the $1 billion mark posted a year ago.
Data provided to OAR by Multiple Listing Services includes residential closings for new and existing single-family homes and condominiums/co-ops. The Ohio Association of Realtors, with 26,000 members, is the largest professional trade association in Ohio.
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >