Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:52:25 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.Full Story >
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 >
Scott Howard, 50, lost control of his truck near the Liberty Way exit of the highway. The truck flipped over the median and hit four other vehicles. The truck eventually burst into flames, and shut down the road for hours.
"I feel blessed that I was at the right place, right time," said Richard Wetzel, who has a background as a volunteer emergency worker.
Wetzel was on his way back from teaching summer courses at Miami University's Hamilton campus on Monday. He merged onto the roadway behind a semi-truck. That truck lost control and slammed into the median.
Wetzel saw it all.
"As it started going over the median, it pulled the cab on its side. That's when their gas tanks, or their fuel tanks, diesel fuel, started hitting the ground, slid, ignited," Wetzel said.
He pulled over and instincts kicked in as the cab of the truck filled up with smoke, and flames took over.
"The passenger side door started to wiggle a lot. I knew that the person was attempting to get out. I was able to get the door open enough, get the person out," Wetzel said.
That person was Scott Howard of Dayton.
Wetzel says he helped him climb out, and get safely away from the flame-covered wreckage before he gave him a quick check-up for injuries.
"I kept constant eye-to-eye contact with Scott to let him know I was there, was listening to him, was talking directly to him, trying to make sure that he felt and secure in what was going on," Wetzel told FOX19.
His actions can be labeled as heroic. But, don't tell him that. To him, it's just part of the job, and the training he's had in his lifetime.
FOX19 asked Wetzel, "Do you consider yourself a hero?"
"Absolutely not. No. I do what everybody else would have done in a similar situation, and that is care for our fellow human beings," he replied.
Wetzel says two other truck drivers helped stop traffic with their trucks. While Wetzel checked on another driver involved, those two stayed with Howard, says Wetzel.
Howard was taken to Atrium Medical Center with minor injuries.
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 >