Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:46:12 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:40:35 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:09 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:09:58 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke This summer's abnormal weather created near perfect growing conditions for farm crops which could mean lower prices for shoppers. Projected high corn yields, called bumper crops, couldFull Story >
This summer's abnormal weather created near perfect growing conditions for farm crops which could mean lower prices for shoppers.Full Story >
GEORGETOWN, OH (FOX19) -
A visiting judge will determine if the Brown County coroner will keep her job by next week.
Thursday marked day two of a civil trial in Brown County Common Pleas Court that could potentially oust Dr. Judith Varnau from her elected position.
Four families have come forward with concerns about Varnau. Family members are saying she botched the death investigations of their loved ones. A petition fire the coroner got more than 2,300 signatures triggering an official complaint to remove her from office.
Both sides rested their cases Thursday afternoon.
The petitioners' attorney said all of this boils down to a personal feud and Brown County residents are the ones suffering.
"I think it is ridiculous that we can't be allowed to do our job," said Brown County Chief Deputy Sheriff John Schadel.
The feud between the Brown County Sheriff's Office and the coroner came out in court. Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger took the stand testifying to avoiding contact with Varnau. He admitted to not giving her his cell phone number because of the conflicts with her husband who has filed multiple lawsuits against him.
"I referred everything to the chief deputy because of the history with the family before. I thought it was proper to hand it over to the chief deputy, put him in charge and let him take care of the issue," Wenninger said.
Varnau's husband ran unsuccessfully against the sheriff in 2008 but the coroner said that had nothing to do with her complicated relationship with the department.
"I have no problem with him being sheriff," Varnau said.
As for the 2,300 residents who signed the petition to get the coroner out, her attorney told the court they should have voted for someone else.
"If they don't like it, there is another election. That is where you fix it," attorney Thomas Eagle said.
Retired Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge John Kessler heard the case.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >