Saturday, August 30 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:21:46 GMT
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs. According to IAAF Local 336,Full Story >
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:10:21 GMT
Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.Full Story >
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:01:24 GMT
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.Full Story >
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...Full Story >
Amid belt-tightening at the Pentagon, a Tri-State defense
contractor is telling Ohio officials that it's about to lay-off 31 people. A
letter from the director of human resources at General Dynamics, which has a
facility in Springboro, blames the layoffs on a "sharp decline in work from the
Facility's principal customers."
A spokeswoman for General Dynamics tells FOX19 that its main
customer is the Pentagon. However, she says the Defense Department's budget is
so complex that it's hard to say for sure whether the sequester caused this
round of layoffs. The sequester is the name given across-the-board cuts at federal
agencies, including the Pentagon.
"General Dynamics continuously
evaluates its business and adjusts the size of its workforce to meet production
requirements as necessary," said company spokeswoman Laurie VanBrocklin.
Workers in Springboro produce warhead cases and rocket motor
tubes for the Army's Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket, cartridges for grenade
launchers, and mortar rounds, according to the company's website.
The letter General Dynamics sent the Ohio Department of Job
and Family Services last Tuesday is required by law. Among those being laid
off: 21 production operators, a manufacturing technician, a supervisor,
associate supervisor, and manager of finance. They had all been notified before
General Dynamics sent the letter to the state.
Most of the layoffs will begin October 14, while several
production operators will be let go in November, and the manager of finance's
last day is scheduled for January 15. Union and non-union workers are affected,
according to the letter.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:01:41 GMT
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon. Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of May Street. Firefighters respondedFull Story >
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon.Full Story >