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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 >
Fire officials say they're set to lose 15
firefighters later this summer because of layoffs.
"These fatal fires bring it even more
into perspective and just how vital it is to have the right number of
firefighters," said Chris Klug, Middletown Firefighters Union president.
Klug says they have a chance to apply for a FEMA Safer Grant that would pay to
keep all 15 firefighters, but he says the city is not interested in applying.
"The city manager claims that there's
too many strings attached when really the only string that's attached to a
Safer Grant is you can't layoff during that time span in which you have the
grant," said Klug.
A recent audit of the fire department found
that the average response time in 2001 was four minutes. Just last year, it
jumped to five minutes and 10 seconds. Klug says it's not just fire response,
it's medical emergencies too.
"Heart attacks, strokes, someone not
breathing. Time is of the essence and if we don't have adequate personnel then
these people are sitting here waiting for this help," said Klug.
Klug says the city faced a similar situation
in 2012 when six firefighters would have lost their jobs, but the city applied
for the FEMA Safer Grant, saving all the positions. Klug says he understands
the city is going through some tough times with their budget, but public safety
can't be sacrificed.
"To not even be given the opportunity I
think is not the most sound, smartest decision," said Klug.
Klug says they're going to continue to meet
with all the council members and other city officials to try and convince them
to apply for the Safer Grant.
our commitment to balanced news, FOX19 reached out to the city manager's office
multiple times for comment, and didn't hear back.
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 >
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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 >