Wednesday, December 5 2012 12:42 PM EST2012-12-05 17:42:05 GMT
Hamilton County Commissioners have a Wednesday deadline to figure out how they'll pay for Paul Brown Stadium and Great American ball park in 2013. The county owes about $22 million. Despite discussionFull Story >
Property taxes in Hamilton County will go up after commissioners voted Wednesday to cut the property tax rollback in half. Full Story >
Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.Full Story >
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a...Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:42:05 GMT
The Kentucky Adult Education Department is offering free GED testing to Kentuckians at adult education centers statewide through July 31. The GED test provides adults who did not finish high schoolFull Story >
The Kentucky Adult Education Department is offering free GED testing to Kentuckians at adult education centers statewide through July 31.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:36:44 GMT
Are all phases of the moons the same? See the difference at Supermoon 2013. The Cincinnati Observatory will host a viewing of the "Supermoon" on Saturday, June 22, from 8 p.m. until 10 a.m. The SupermoonFull Story >
The Cincinnati Observatory will host a viewing of the "Supermoon" on Saturday, June 22, from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Full Story >
HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
A lot of mixed reactions in the community as property owners learned of Hamilton County tax increase, regarding the Stadium Fund deficit dilemma.
However, of the homeowners that spoke with FOX19, one point they all could agree on was that neither option was ideal.
"Everybody would suffer if the sales tax increased," said Lois Brauntz, a 31 year resident of Delhi Township. "Property taxes, they just always hit property owners."
Brauntz and her husband own several properties in Hamilton County and would have rather seen a sales tax increase.
"I can't say I'm happy about it, but on the other hand we need some way to fund it, and this is as reasonable as any," added Jim Enright, a 25 year Hamilton County homeowner. "I would've preferred the sales tax, but again we have to figure it out some way and this is a reasonable approach."
As property owners learned they would foot the 2013 bill for Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park, some questioned if it was fair the burden fell on property owners.
"The majority of people that use the stadiums are probably not property owners," explained Brauntz. "So, therefore we're incurring the expense and we don't use the facilities."
The Brauntz's stopped attending games because of the tax payers responsibility to pay for the stadiums.
"My husband will not go to the games because of the stadium tax."
But fans like Jim Enright think the presence of the Bengals and Reds does a lot for Hamilton County.
"We need the Bengals and the Reds and I'm happy to have them here," Enright said. "They're very expensive, but I'll accept it."
And finally, at Wednesday's commission meeting, one man cited Charles Dickens to explain his frustration with the tax increase and the Bengals' owner.
"In 1843 he wrote ‘A Christmas Carol,' which focused on the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge," said Jeff Capell. "And sure enough 92 years later, Mike Brown was born."
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:17:41 GMT
New this morning from Colerain Township - D'schon Powell is facing robbery and resisteing arrest charges in Colerain Township after he knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioningFull Story >
A man is facing robbery and resisting arrest charges in Colerain Township after he allegedly knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioning him about some items in a bag. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:13:14 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 >
Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies and Golf Manor Police are investigating a shooting in the 2400 block of Canterbury in Golf Manor. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:20 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:20:38 GMT
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington. The event is Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ThereFull Story >
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:13:50 GMT
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fans will be able to meet face-to-face with one-of-a-kindFull Story >
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingFull Story >
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:31 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:31:59 GMT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking andFull Story >
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking and gardening.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeFull Story >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.Full Story >
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