Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:22:49 GMT
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday. The former Cincinnati money manager is expected to appear in Federal Court whereFull Story >
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:01:05 GMT
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is opening its first Tri-State store in Oakley Wednesday. Fresh Thyme prides itself on having a simple layout with fresh and healthy food offering meat raised without hormones,Full Story >
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is opening its first Tri-State store in Oakley Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:13:28 GMT
A convicted rapist, kidnapper, and robber is on the loose. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Larry Tumbleson walked away from his halfway house. Full Story >
A convicted rapist, kidnapper, and robber is on the loose. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Larry Tumbleson walked away from his halfway house in Lebanon on Aug. 10.Full Story >
(CNN) – The man who once made big bucks selling Tide laundry detergent and Crest toothpaste was a surprise pick as the new Veterans Affairs chief.
“At the VA, the veteran is our customer, and we must all focus all day, every day, on getting them the benefits and the care that they’ve so earned,” Bob McDonald said.
McDonald graduated top of his class at West Point and served five years in the Army, which the president underscored while talking about him Monday.
“Let me state the obvious, this is not going to be easy assignment. Bob knows that. But, like any army Airborne Ranger, Bob has a reputation for being ready and jumping into tough situations, taking charge and going all the way,” President Barack Obama said.
Still, McDonald is best known for his career leading Proctor and Gamble, his common sense approach to business and innovation is laid out in a video on YouTube.
“Where to play how to win what to do and importantly what not to do,” McDonald said.
The choice of McDonald may also be a political plus for the White House in its dealings with congressional critics. He donated to Republicans - including Mitt Romney and House Speaker John Boehner – and he’s a registered Republican.
McDonald’s former company is headquartered in Boehner’s hometown of Cincinnati. Boehner’s been a harsh critic of the administration’s VA problems, but he praised McDonald in a statement.
The White House is hoping McDonald can even appease people on the Hill who are calling for heads to roll at the VA.
“And there are some important changes that need to be made to ensure that that important work is actually getting done,” McDonald said. “And so having somebody that has experience in the military, has strong bipartisan support for taking the job, and has a proven track record of implementing changes in large organizations, to great effect, makes him the right choice for this task.”
Paul Rieckhoff, Chief Executive of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, said he had mixed feelings about the choice.
“He doesn't come from the military, he doesn't come from the healthcare community, [and] he doesn't come from inside the VA,” Rieckhoff said. “So he is not a name that was on anyone's radar. But look we need a turnaround artist. And if he's got experience that can help turn around the VA then that's exactly what we're going to need because the trust is broken.”
Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.Full Story >
A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause...Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:59:09 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, June 11 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:21:53 GMT
A Hamilton man with a long history of public indecency convictions was arrested again for simulating sex with a pool float. Edwin Tobergta, 35, was arrested Wednesday morning after a witness observedFull Story >
A Hamilton man with a long history of public indecency convictions was arrested again for simulating sex with a pool float.Full Story >