Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:01:50 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
After struggling to save their local YMCA branch from closing last year, members of the Melrose branch say they're worried their fight may not be over.
Some members say they're concerned that membership drives and fundraising efforts may not be enough to keep the doors open and that the Y Association is setting them up to fail.
The Y Association says that's not the case.
Andre Gault is a coach who brings 11th graders to play basketball at Melrose and he says its valuable to the community. "I hope they don't close it down because a lot of kids, a lot of people use this YMCA."
Gault says it keeps a lot of kids out of trouble. "They close this place down and its going to get worse. These kids need this place because there's no where else for these kids to play at and to go."
Ternilla Wells has six children and she says the Melrose Y is a great help to her. "Me coming here with my kids..like it gives them something to do not only during the school year, but the summertime too and it keeps them out of trouble."
Jason Winbush is a member and he wonders if the Y Association is doing everything it can to keep Melrose open. "Doing all they can...I would say no because anything you want to do you can do."
Calista Stone is secretary of the Melrose Board of Directors and says she understands the pressure to close under performing branches in the Cincinnati area. "I'm sure that economically it makes sense to get rid of a couple of those branches so that they can operate a little bit more efficiently....let's not get rid of one of the remaining ones in the urban core."
In our commitment to balanced news we reached out to Y Association President Sandy Walker who says Melrose is in good shape. "We're working very hard to have a strong and vital YMCA in Melrose in Walnut Hills."
When asked what she wants to tell members worried about the future of Melrose Walker says "The Melrose Y is strong and healthy, it looks great, if you haven't been to the Melrose Y please come visit us. Enroll your kids in our summer camp and consider joining."
The Melrose branch is hosting a gospel fest fundraiser June 9th at Christ Emmanual Christian Fellowship where they hope to raise $20,000.
Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.Full Story >
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:51:11 GMT
As we continue our series, "Around the World in Cincinnati," our Tracey Johnson shares the connection they have with the Nigerian community here in the tri state. Tracey says that she knew it would beFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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