Thursday, May 23 2013 8:13 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:13:17 GMT
A 9-year-old Cincinnati boy is one of four finalists in the Secret Millionaires Club 'Grow Your Own Business Challenge.' Almost 4,000 kids ages 7 to 16 entered their creative business ideas to the competitionFull Story >
A Cincinnati boy is the grand prize winner in Warren Buffett's 'Grow Your Own Business Challenge.' Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:41:54 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:45 GMT
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop. The 4.2 acre strip of land along McMillan Avenue has seen an impressive transformation since its groundbreaking in January 2012. U Square @ theFull Story >
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:26 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:26:07 GMT
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges. Police say Shyon Clark, 28, engaged in sexual conduct with a 10-year-old girl. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday. Copyright 2013 WXIX.Full Story >
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Pres. Obama appeared in Ohio Wednesday for the third time in a month underscoring how important the state is for his re-election chances.
He appeared in Mansfield, a town in between Columbus and Cleveland. It's an area of Ohio used to seeing presidents and their challengers.
But this year, expect them to come further south more often.
Political observers say the path to victory in Ohio --- and the White House --- runs through Hamilton County.
A FOX19 investigation shows why: The number of Republican voters in Hamilton County fell by 27 percent between 2000 and 2012 while the number of Democrats surged 213 percent from 2000 to 2008, the last time Democrats had a contested primary.
In the past, this area was viewed as a lock for Republicans.
FOX19 downloaded election data from the Ohio Secretary of State's Office and crunched the numbers ourselves to get a balanced view of what's happening in Hamilton County.
Both campaigns know how important the Cincinnati area is to their chances, too.
There, he criticized Pres. Obama's record on job creation and the soaring national debt.
"You want four more years of that? You call that 'Forward?' That's forward over a cliff," Gov. Romney told the crowd, while getting in a reference to the Obama campaign's new slogan.
John Green, a professor at the University of Akron who studies the political leanings of Ohio's varied regions, believes Hamilton County is getting a lot of attention from the campaigns so early because "1) Romney needs to secure the Republican base; and 2) the Republican campaign is much better funded than in 2008, largely because of the activities of the Super PACs," he wrote in an e-mail.
Gov. Romney may still be trying to secure the Republican base but Pres. Obama also has his work cut-out for him here, according to Prof. Judith Trent at the University of Cincinnati. She has researched voter attitudes in every election since 1988.
Trent believes incumbency cuts both ways for Pres. Obama, who's been in office during one of the worst economies in modern history.
"Some people credit Pres. Obama with beginning to turn the economy around, beginning to deal with some of these problems," she said. "And others say he hasn't done a darn thing!"
U.S. Census Data: In 2011, Hamilton County is estimated to have had a population of 800,362. Ohio estimate is 11.5 million people. In 2000, Hamilton County had 845,303 people. Ohio had 11.35 millionMore>>
Airlines have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for nickel and diming their customers on nearly everything. Here are some airline fees that may upset you. Full Story >
Remember when checking a bag for a flight was free and airplane rides came with a meal? Airlines have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for nickel and diming their customers on nearly everything. Here are some airline fees that may upset you. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. 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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. 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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.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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