Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:43:53 GMT
Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:10:46 GMT
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
What do you get when you mix a long beard, Cincinnati pride and a bit of spunk?
A man named Garey Faulkner.
Garey is a Cincinnati native. He ingeniously devised a plan to turn his 14-inch beard into something charitable.
He says it all started with a friendly bet (and doesn't it always???).
If Garey didn't shave for an entire year, his friend would owe him $1,000. He ended up winning the bet, but unfortunately for Garey, he never got paid!
However, he soon came to the conclusion that Cincinnatians respond well to long beards, especially when they're painted and molded into shapes.
"I basically put a look together that I know is going to stand out and people are going to like it," said Garey.
You may have seen his work around town. He paints Bengals stripes for Sunday tailgates, hangs ornaments for Christmas and even decorated his beard in honor of the World Choir Games last summer.
"It's opened a lot of doors for me, like Toby Keith asked to get a picture of me and tweeted it. I meet a lot of interesting people," he revealed.
Those doors include promotional jobs with companies like Spade Creations and Mynt Martini on Fountain Square. Sometimes, he even gets paid to travel and show off his 'artwork'.
"For me, doing what I do, it's only possible by the companies that support me," he said.
His talents eventually lead to competition.
Garey has participated in facial hair competitions across the country, including a national competition in Las Vegas. He placed in the top ten, and says he plans to compete in a world facial hair competition in Munich, Germany.
He competes with a local club, as well, called 'Beard Team Ohio', which has a facial hair event once a year in Columbus. The best part? His winnings are donated to local charities.
When asked about his natural hair color, the artist revealed, "I shaved my head because it's my canvas, but it's naturally blonde."
Garey Faulkner is a 2001 Amelia High School graduate.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:39:03 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >