Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:43:53 GMT
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 >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:38:57 GMT
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 >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:10:46 GMT
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 >
Every day you make decisions on what to buy, who to vote for, and how to live all based on information received from public records.
Do public entities follow the letter of the law when it comes to providing public records?
The FOX19 Investigates team found state agencies delivered on nine of every ten requests for basic records such as meeting minutes, a mayor's expense report, school superintendents pay, and police incident reports. The findings were a part of an audit performed by a coalition of Ohio Television, Newspaper and Radio Reporters.
This year's results were an improvement from the same audit done 10 years ago.
But what does it mean for you?
A 13 inch stack of documents sits on the FOX19 investigative desk, and it's only for one public contract we requested from the Metropolitan Sewer District. They are documents we couldn't have received without a records request.
Most FOX19 Investigations begin with similar pile of papers.
A closer look at requested public records told a story no one else was telling. It was of the Cincinnati Parks Director Willie Carden taking a $10,000 trip to Las Vegas with several staffers which included a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon complete with a champagne picnic.
Residencygateall started with a public records request. Our investigators requested addresses of Cincinnati Department Directors and uncovered several of them weren't living where they claimed to be. The investigation shook up council and was dubbed Residencygate by city leaders.
We've filed more than 100 records requests since FOX19 Investigates began last November. We're still waiting on some we filed months ago, and will continue to push for that information - It's the information you deserve to have.
The interactive graphic and searchable data base above are from OhioNews.org. It shows which Ohio counties complied with public records request based on categories and regions.
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 >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:39:03 GMT
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 >