Friday, July 25 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:13:14 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash...Full Story >
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French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the...Full Story >
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An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new unrest in the West...Full Story >
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Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Those who rely on food stamp services may go hungry on Saturday after a system failure at the company that runs debit-style benefit cards.
The vendor, The Xerox Corporation, confirms that customers in Ohio and 15 other states were unable to use their EBT cards on Saturday. The company has since stated that access has been restored.
Some initially blamed the government shutdown for the issue. However, Xerox officials say that a technical glitch is causing the problem.
There are about 1.8 million food stamp recipients in Ohio who depend on that assistance to feed themselves and their families.
When food stamp recipients tried to use their EBT cards on Saturday, they received a rude surprise.
Denise Warford tried to use her EBT card at the Over-the-Rhine Krogers.
"It's a big inconvenience that everybody doesn't have jobs to buy food with money," explains Denise. "We need these cards. It's bad enough to feed the whole family so for them to cut them off is ridiculous. We can't get in the food stores on the weekend, I mean, what are we supposed to do?"
The system failure is also a problem for merchants who honor EBT cards.
"It has affected us very, very badly," said Amanda, a merchant at Findlay Market. "About 80 percent of our revenue is from the food stamps especially the first of the month. So it really did. It put a damper on things today."
"It has been hurting our business today," explains Matthew, an Over-the-Rhine vendor. "We and the neighborhood rely quite a bit on food stamp sales."
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the state's cash system has been fixed. However, the EBT system is still not working in several areas.
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >