Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.Full Story >
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a...Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:39:14 GMT
A worldwide pop star could be staying in the Queen City. According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week. Mars is set to kick off hisFull Story >
According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:31:03 GMT
(CNN) – Hundreds headed out to a rally Wednesday in Washington, DC, in protest of the IRS. TV and radio host Glenn Beck, Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY; and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, were among the speakersFull Story >
TV and radio host Glenn Beck, Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY; and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, were among the speakers calling to "audit the IRS."Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:00:00 GMT
Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in East Price Hill. It happened around 12:30 p.m. at Purcell Avenue and Freddie Drive. Initial reports are that a victim was hit in the head during an attemptedFull Story >
Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in East Price Hill.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:58:21 GMT
Here's what you can expect Thursday on the FOX19 Morning News: Stay ahead of the weather with Katy Morgan and Frank Marzullo with the Storm Tracker Forecast starting at 4:30 a.m. More than 2,200 paddlersFull Story >
Watch the Morning News from 4:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. to learn money-saving tips, vote for military heroes, and get a sneak peek of a 1965 replica of Coney Island.Full Story >
<"You would have had a lot of horse drawn carts . You would have seen people moving in and out. You would have seen large amounts of material moving in and out of the buildings.">
IN THE HEYDAY BREWING IN CINCINNATI WAS A MAJOR INDUSTRY - THE ST LOUIS OR MILWAUKEE OF THE TIME.
[<"It was the third or fourth biggest brewing center in the country. And it was comparable or bigger than some of those.">
THIRTY TO FOURTY THOUSAND PEOPLE LIVED IN OVER-THE-RHINE AND WERE EMPLOYED BY THE BREWERIES OR RELATED COMPANIES SUCH AS BARREL AND BOTTLE MAKERS. THEY WERE PAID ANYWHERE FROM 1.50 A DAY FOR LABORERS TO FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR FOR A BREWMASTER.
<"There was just a huge bustle of activity as well as just the large population.">
YOU CAN STILL FIND THE NAMES OF THE EARLY BREWERS MASTERS SCATTERED AROUND THE REGION AS PARKS, STREET NAMES AND BEER LABELS.
<"Christian Morelein was number one, followed by Conrad Weindisch, Gottleb Mulhauser.">
<"The Heudepolhs, the Burgers.">
AND THE BREWERIES THEY BUILT STILL TOWER OVER CINCINNATI'S BREWERY DISTRICT WITH THEIR UNIQUE STYLE.
<"You see a lot of brewery details actually in the carving. You see the beer barrels, and the hops, you see the brewers star.">
CINCINNATI'S BOOMING IMMIGRANT POPULATION PROVIDED A READY MARKET WHEN A YOUNG GERMAN BREWER INTRODUCED HIS LAGER BEER IN 1857.
<"And it was all the rage. All the German Americans, recent immigrants had been drinking it in their homeland because it was a much smoother product but gave a lot of flavor and at that time beers sales grew exponentially.">
CHRISTIAN MORELEIN WENT ON TO BECOME THE LARGEST OF THE 32 BREWERIES IN CINCINNATI AND FOURTH LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES. AND THE PEOPLE OF CINCINNATI DRANK A LOT OF BEER - AT ONE POINT IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT IT WAS 40 GALLONS FOR EVERY MAN WOMAN AND CHILD IN THE CITY.
BUT IT ALL CAME TO AN END.
IN 1919 THE UNITED STATES ENTERED A PERIOD OF PROHIBITION.
<"Pulled the life blood of the economic fabric away from Over-the-Rhine.">
SOME BREWERIES ATTEMPTED TO SURVIVE BY SELLING ROOT BEER OR USING THE GRAIN FOR CEREAL. BUT ONLY A HANDFUL MADE IT THRU PROHIBITION.
**DAN STANDUP** DURING THE POST WAR ERA CINCINNATIANS COULD FIND THEIR FAVORITE LOCAL BREW BY THE SIGNS IN THEIR CORNER PUB.****
BUT BY THE 1980'S MOST OF THE HOME-GROWN BREWERS WERE GONE - DONE IN BY THE POWER OF NATIONAL ADVERTISING AND INDUSTRIAL EFFICENECY OF NATIONAL BRANDS.
AND THE BREWS THAT ARE ARE MADE IN CINCINNATI ARE LIMITED.
<"Sam Adams is brewed in Cincinnati but they claim it is a Boston Beer.">
BUT THE BEER DRINKERS WE FOUND AT THE HOUFBRAUHAUS SAY CINCINNATI'S GERMAN INFLUENCED BREWS STILL HAVE A FUTURE.
<"I drink that because it tastes the most like regular German Beer, like its spot on like they have it over there.">
AND LIKE THIS RESTORED MULHAUSER BARN IN WEST CHESTER THAT HELD THE BREWERS GRAIN AND DRAFT HORSES THE BUILDINGS IN OVER THE RHINE HAVE A FUTURE AS WELL.
<"It's such a unique draw. You get peoples interest with that.">
MORE CRAFT BEERS WITH CINCINNATI HERITAGE ARE ON THE HORIZON.
<"I have a doppel coming out that is just like the beer the Christian Morelein produced for the German Immigrants.">
AND FUTURE OF THE BREWERY DISTRICT IS CONSIDERED AS BRIGHT AS THE ALES THAT FLOWED FROM THESE BUILDINGS.
<"I definitely see breweries returning to the district.">
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:17:41 GMT
New this morning from Colerain Township - D'schon Powell is facing robbery and resisteing arrest charges in Colerain Township after he knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioningFull Story >
A man is facing robbery and resisting arrest charges in Colerain Township after he allegedly knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioning him about some items in a bag. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:51:38 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies and Golf Manor Police are investigating a shooting in the 2400 block of Canterbury in Golf Manor. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:20 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:20:38 GMT
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington. The event is Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ThereFull Story >
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:13:50 GMT
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fans will be able to meet face-to-face with one-of-a-kindFull Story >
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingFull Story >
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:31 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:31:59 GMT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking andFull Story >
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking and gardening.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeFull Story >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.Full Story >
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