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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 >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:48 GMT
Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:18:52 GMT
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:44:06 GMT
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.Full Story >
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Radio talk show host Lincoln Ware turned over the microphones of 1230AM "The Buzz" (WDBZ-AM) at 11 o'clock this morning to a former attorney in the public defender's office who claims kids who end-up in court in Hamilton County aren't getting the legal representation they deserve.
"Given the obstructions placed before public defenders in many cases, I was prohibited from effectively representing my juvenile clients," said Susannah Meyer, who acknowledged being fired from the office in January.
She claims a former juvenile court judge and her supervisors in the public defender's office came down on her hard for filing motions seeking to compel the prosecution to turn-over evidence and instructed her not to appeal judges' decisions against her clients to higher courts.
"The reason I'm here," she told listeners and the television cameras, "is because the things that I see Judge (Tracie) Hunter being attacked on are the same things that I was attacked on."
But the head of the Hamilton County Public Defender's Office, Ray Faller, denies that children who wind-up in court here are getting a bad defense.
"I can't stand that," he said. "It's not true. Our lawyers are the hardest-fighting lawyers in juvenile court that you will find."
He said he could not discuss details of Meyer's firing. But he noted she was among a group of people who were let go after he took over in August 2012. However, he did disclose that Meyer has filed an EEOC complaint against his office. Federal investigations into whether an employer illegally fired someone can take around a year to complete.
Meyer claims kids in Hamilton County are too often ending-up in detention centers rather than getting treatment due to ineffective counsel. Faller says one needs to look at the charges the juveniles faced before coming to that conclusion.
"But if they're being bound over, it's not because we're not fighting for them," he said at an afternoon news conference. "It's because of what the law allows or doesn't allow and the nature of the hearings."
Asked whether his office has enough money to go up against prosecutors, Faller said he wasn't prepared to discuss the size of his office's budget but that it can always use more funding.
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 >
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:49:04 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 >