A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the world's most valuable company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the...Full Story >
Now that tech darling Apple Inc. has been dragged front and center into the debate over the U.S. tax code, lawmakers are hoping that the spotlight on such a high-profile company could be the catalyst for Congress to take...Full Story >
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 >
U.S. Housing and Urban Development awarded a $29.5 million grant to help rebuild Cincinnati housing on Thursday.
Community Builders, Inc.,TCB, in Boston will receive the grant to redevelop distressed housing in Cincinnati and bring revitalization to the Avondale community.
TCB Senior Project Manager Jeff Beam says many of the buildings have been neglected for years. "This portfolio of buildings is one of most physically distressed we've ever seen and so there's a lot of work to address long standing health hazards, to address structural issues, to address basically concerns about livability."
Livability is a main concern of the Avondale Community Council President Patricia Milton. "The revitalization of Avondale has been going on for about seven years, but this is going to make a great impact."
Jaimee McClure lives in an apartment building at Reading and Blair and says she looks forward to the renovations. "By them redoing it will bring the crime rate down from over here."
McClure says the building is in terrible condition. "I have a hole in my ceiling in my bathroom that's been there for four months, a hole in my kitchen where the kitchen ceiling is getting ready to fall in."
Senator Sherrod Brown, (D) OH, helped to secure the grant money. "Government has a responsibility to partner with local communities and local officials and local businesses to help when government can."
TCB will address some the pressing health safety issues right after the beginning of the year and major renovations will begin in six to nine months.
In a press release, HUD stated that the initial grant is expected to generate an additional $45 million in private investments and commitments from local jurisdictions and partners.
Cincinnati was selected from a group of nine finalists as a part of HUD's Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (Choice). Choice is a landmark initiative that promotes transforming areas of concentrated poverty into viable and sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods. It is one of the signature programs of the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, which strives to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
"These grants to Cincinnati will turn the page to a more promising future for the families who currently live in this housing and the surrounding community and for future generations," said HUD's Midwest regional manager Antonio Riley. "Choice Neighborhoods promises to open doors to more opportunity."
In addition to Cincinnati, Choice will help transform distressed communities in San Antonio, Seattle and Tampa.
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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