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 >
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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 >
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 >
How did you spend Father's Day? For a local man, the special day isn't just one day a year.
Ryan Heitkamp of Cheviot is the face of an internet ad for Bounty called "Every Day feels like Father's Day."
Heitkamp is a single father and a veteran who lost his wife to ALS a few years ago, just six months after the birth of his daughter, Aubrey.
"And though she be but little, she is fierce," said Heitkamp.
He has that line from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and a tiny footprint on Ryan Heitkamp's forearm tell a much bigger story.
"She fought through quite a bit before she even took her first breath," said Heitkamp.
His daughter Aubrey was born eight weeks premature.
"Just about everything about Amanda's pregnancy and Aubrey's birth was abnormal," he said.
Doctors performed a C-Section to avoid an emergency situation. She spent a month in a NICU unity weighing a bit more than three pounds. Her mother, Amanda, was deep into a battle with ALS. When Amanda was diagnosed, Heitkamp was deployed to Iraq and rushed home to be with her.
"It's just a major blessing she's even here," said Heitkamp.
Amanda died after a nearly two year battle with ALS in 2012.
"She had passed away November 18th. So, exactly six months from Aubrey's birthday," Heitkamp told FOX19.
Since then, it's just been Ryan and Aubrey.
"There's just that connection that we have as a father and daughter, but also a connection that we've kind of had as a mother and daughter, as well," he said.
Aubrey is now a happy two-year old with a very big personality. A personality like her mother who she's able to pick out in photos, but won't grow up with.
"She just smiles all the time. It does remind me of Amanda just about every day because she always had a smile on her face. She always wanted to make people laugh," he said.
Heitkamp says Bounty got wind of his story after an in-home survey about cleaning products. One thing led to another, and a crew shot a one-minute piece early last week, making its debut just a few weeks ago.
It already has nearly 310,000 views, and will run for the next eight weeks, Heitkamp says.
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 >