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Did you know that some Ohio police officers are allowed to work after drinking? In fact, OSP officers can't be disciplined for having a blood alcohol level below .04. "You can be pretty much off yourFull Story >
Did you know that some Ohio police officers are allowed to work after drinking? In fact, OSP officers can't be disciplined for having a blood alcohol level below .04.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:59 PM EST2013-12-05 03:59:56 GMT
Cincinnati City Council has voted to pause all spending on the Cincinnati Streetcar. The vote passed in city council on Wednesday evening 5-4. In a second 5-4 vote, the city also voted to suspend contractFull Story >
Cincinnati's city council has voted to immediately halt spending on a $133 million streetcar that has been under construction for months.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:49 PM EST2013-12-05 03:49:31 GMT
A woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle in Union Township. The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the 700 block of Ohio Pike. Officers say that the victimFull Story >
A woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle in Union Township. Officers say that the vehicle failed to stop.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:14 PM EST2013-12-05 03:14:20 GMT
Seven people are injured following a crash in Waynesville, Ohio resulting in one car striking a house. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night near US 42 and North Street. OfficersFull Story >
Seven people are injured following a crash in Waynesville, Ohio resulting in one car striking a house.Full Story >
(RNN) -The Boy Scouts of America are discussing removing the "membership restriction regarding sexual orientation," according to Deron Smith, director of public relations for the organization.
The announcement of the policy change could come as early as next week, according to USAToday, when the national board meets.
They Boy Scouts' 10-year-old policy on homosexuality states scouts and adult scoutmasters cannot be gay. The organization does "not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals."
If there is a change in the rule, Smith told USAToday that it will be up to the local troops if they want to change the policy on admitting homosexual members.
The discussion of the policy reversal comes seven months after the Boy Scouts reaffirmed their position in July 2012.
"Scouting believes that good people can personally disagree on this topic and still work together to achieve the life-changing benefits to youth through Scouting," the 2012 statement said. "While not all Board members may personally agree with this policy, and may choose a different direction for their own organizations, BSA leadership agrees this is the best policy for the organization and supports it for the BSA."
The review process took two years and the policy on homosexuality "reflects the beliefs and perspectives of the BSA's members, thereby allowing Scouting to remain focused on its mission and the work it is doing to serve more youth."
A 2000 Supreme Court decision upheld the Boy Scouts' right to ban homosexuals from membership. Although the group praised the court's decision, they added that they make no effort to discover a person's sexual orientation.
"Scouting's message is compromised when prospective leaders present themselves as role models inconsistent with Boy Scouting's understanding of the Scout Oath and Law," the group said after the Supreme Court's decision.
Randall Stephenson, of AT&T and James Turley, of Ernst & Young, are two corporate members of the BSA board who have said they want the ban repealed. According to NBC News, Stephenson is slated to be the next BSA national chairman.
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney said during the 2012 presidential campaign that the Boy Scouts should admit gay scouts and leaders.
In October, the Boy Scouts' so-called "perversion files" were released, identifying scout leaders who were suspected inappropriate sexual conduct with children.
The files contain reports of molestation from 1965 to 1985, naming 1,247 scout leaders over 15,000 pages.
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New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:01 AM EST2013-12-04 16:01:35 GMT
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus. Campus police report that two female students were accosted in women's rest rooms in theFull Story >
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-03 22:29:16 GMT
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died, the friend he said gave him the bet. It didn'tFull Story >
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died. On Tuesday, the school released a statement with their opinion on the matter.