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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 >
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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 >
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – "No way," I said, trying to follow her coaching directions at Alpine Ice Arena. "I can't do it."
"No way?" She replied, "You tried it two times. You're a sissy!"
She's allowed to call me a sissy as I floundered on the ice trying basic skating maneuvers. Lydia Herron, 87, can't teach me spins or jumps, but she taught me a ton about life.
"What did you know about Hitler?" I asked.
"Well, I tell you what, I knew he was the leader," said Herron. "My father was never in the party. Mother never in the party. I was never in the party, only through my sport."
Her sport was skating.
Her country was Nazi Germany, waging war on the world.
The talented Hitler Youth skater said there was no pressure and it was no different from a scout troop.
"Just like it is on these Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts," she said. "I thought that's what it was when I came over here, you have a little uniform for these little kids and we had little uniforms, but everything went through school and Hitler Youth."
One of Germany's best by the age of 17, she placed 8th in the 1943 European Championships.
Lydia would have been a major player in the Olympics.
But there were no Olympics from 1936 to 1948 and there were more important things to worry about.
"Nuremburg was burning for weeks," she said. Her father was killed with thousands in the Nuremburg bombing. Her brother was deathly sick in Russia fighting for Germany. Her mother was sick as well.
"The peak of your skating skills was right in the war, so you missed out on if there had been an Olympics," I said.
"Definitely," she said.
"Sounds like you would have been in the Olympics," I said
"Oh surely," she said.
"How do you feel about that?" I asked.
"Oh well, we lived. I was glad I was alive. I never, never, I remember when we sat down in the bunker, or cellar, I never thought I would come out alive," she said.
And a wonderful thing did happen after she came out of the war alive.
Lydia Herron was invited to perform at a beautiful resort they were building in the Bavarian Alps.
It was her ticket out to a long career as a skating instructor in Kentucky and Indiana.
No regrets, as hard as that is for me to understand.
"As you are watching the Olympics, does it ever occur to you, I could've been in the Olympics? I was that good, I got cheated out of that?" I asked.
"Maybe, but I had a better spot. I had it better than anybody. Ice skating opened doors for me," she said.
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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 >
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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 >