Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:59 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.Full Story >
The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Last month's Quinnipiac University survey proved to be a landslide for supporters of the legalization of medical marijuana. The margin was a whopping eight to one, and yet Ohio lawmakers are nowhere close to legalizing marijuana as medicine.
According to a Gallup survey, nearly 2/3 of republicans oppose the legalization of medical marijuana and the Buckeye State enjoys what's known as a republican "trifecta." Ohio is one of 23 states with a GOP controlled house and senate and a republican governor who had this to say when we asked him about medical marijuana:
KASICH "I'm not for it."
REPORTER "Not even cannabis oil?"
KASICH "I'm not for it."
REPORTER "What do you think the chances are…"
KASICH "I'm not a fortune teller, I don't think the state wants it."
Ohio Democratic State Representative Robert Hagan has sponsored medical marijuana legislation in the past only to face strong opposition from his colleagues on the right. Hagan believes Ohio's majority is out of touch saying quote, "I think the republicans have shown rather easily that they are locked into the last century, locked into the old days of reefer madness and they haven't gotten off that."
Meanwhile, in an effort to get around GOP lawmakers, an Ohio Rights group is collecting signatures for a November ballot initiative. They need 385-thousand signatures by July 2, and as of this week they have between 50 and 60 thousand.
As for Hagan, he's now calling for the legalization of cannabis oil.
‘It's been proven that what we're seeing in Colorado - rescuing some of these kids from their seizures and using marijuana paste - that CBD Oil, they're having success with it," he says.
The bottom line is this. As long as a majority of republicans remain opposed to it, and as long as Ohio republicans hold both houses and the governor's office, supporters of medical marijuana are facing an uphill battle.
Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:13 GMT
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.Full Story >
Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.Full Story >