Thursday, December 13 2012 9:16 PM EST2012-12-14 02:16:28 GMT
Some Cincinnati City Council members made last minute changes to the proposed 2013 budget on Thursday. City officials are facing a $34 million deficit next year. City Manager Milton Dohoney submittedFull Story >
Some Cincinnati City Council members made last minute changes to the proposed 2013 budget on Thursday. Full council is expected to vote on Friday morning.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 11 2012 6:17 AM EST2012-12-11 11:17:34 GMT
A public hearing is being held Monday night to talk about the city manager's proposed budget for Cincinnati. The hearing is being held at the Corryville Recreation Center, 2823 Eden Park Drive, at 6 p.m. ThisFull Story >
A public hearing was held Monday night to talk about City Manager Milton Dohoney's proposal, regarding the $34 million deficit for next year. Full Story >
Tuesday, December 4 2012 5:53 AM EST2012-12-04 10:53:48 GMT
Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney presented his proposed budget for 2013 at the city's finance committee meeting on Monday. The City of Cincinnati is facing a $34 million deficit for 2013. To fillFull Story >
Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney presented his proposed budget for 2013 at the city's finance committee meeting on Monday.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling a too-tall load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River. All three...Full Story >
A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow.Full Story >
A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter, but no casualties or damage were reported.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Two men were arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft Friday after a U.K. fighter jet was scrambled to divert their plane as it traveled from Pakistan to Britain, officials said. The incident further rattled the U.K....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:46:44 GMT
(RNN) - A deadly tornado ripped through Moore, OK, killing 24 people. The EF-5 tornado had wind speeds of at least 200 mph and was roughly two miles wide. Among the dead were children who took shelterFull Story >
A deadly EF-5 tornado, a murder suspect with links to the Boston bombing suspects and a British soldier brutally killed by alleged terrorists dominated headlines this week.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati City Council voted Friday to
approve a budget for the first half of 2013.
"We took a very hard budget with a
deficit and we balanced it. I mean, there were tough cuts but we were able to
save some of the important services we provide," council member Chris Seelbach
"They key message here is that we still
have a fiscally unstructured balanced budget so we haven't solved anything
here," argued Chris Smitherman. "We've just put Band-Aids around the edges."
Smitherman says he suggested lowering
expenses by lowering headcount in upper management positions.
Council also voted to increase property
taxes to generate just under $29 million for the city. That vote
returned the millage rate to prior levels.
"With the [natural gas and electricity]
aggregation decision we save citizens lots and lots of money and I want them to
think about that when they think about the decision we made to go back to the
rollback," Yvette Simpson said."We are continuing the momentum and the growth
and most citizens will not be largely impacted by that."
"My position is, how can we ask taxpayers
to pay more when we don't have the guts to make the cuts?" Quinlivan
questioned. "The majority of the council does not want to make cuts in police
and fire and without making cuts in the biggest portion of our budget that
continues to grow and grow we have to come up with other solutions."
The budget saves the city's mounted
police patrol and does not include any job cuts.
While city council members did not
directly vote on whether to privatize city parking, one vote to restore the
income tax reciprocity credit did include an understanding that $4.8 million of
parking franchise revenue in 2013 would be used to offset a
"The reason why I didn't support this
budget was largely that outsourcing parking was the cornerstone of getting
through this budget," P.G. Sittenfeld said. "And I see that as really halting
some of the progress we're seeing."
"The budget is balanced with some
assumptions on selling our parking system, it's very difficult to dress this
pig up any other way," Chris Smitherman argued.
Some council members argue, however, that
they still have time to come up with other ways to address budget concerns for
the next fiscal year outside of the proposed privatization of parking.
"For those that don't like some of the
options that are currently on the table there's ample time for them as well as
the rest of us to try to find another way," Wendell Young offered.
Council members are expected to take a
vote on the decision of whether to privatize parking sometime in March.
There is undeniably a chance that if we
didn't do what we did today police officers and fire fighters would have lost
their job," Chris Seelbach told FOX19.
According to the city's website, the
six month appropriation presented by the City Manager totals $177,603,950.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. 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 >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >