Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
Butler County is looking to balance their budget by the end of the year which means several county departments are making cuts.
County Commissioners approve nearly $900,000 in cuts from more than a dozen departments on Thursday.
Commissioners hope a total of $1.5 million can be cut by the end of the year. One of the departments cutting costs is the Butler County Sheriff's Department to the tune of more than $200,000. "The message for the last five years has been cut, cut more, ok that's not enough, cut more," said Butler County Administrator Charles Young.
Young began the process in August asking county departments to look at their budgets and make cuts. The goal is to end deficit spending by the end of the year. "We may be able to avoid deficit spending, it is going to be very close. If not, it would be the fifth straight year of deficit spending," said Young.
The coroner's office, veterans services and information services department have all made cuts and some departments have had to layoff personnel. The sheriff's department is taking the biggest hit, cutting $205,000 from their budget but will not make personnel cuts.
"This is the first time that it has been done with all of us together and we are cooperating and helping each other. It has been a long time coming but we all sat down at the table for painful cuts. We are going to manage and make it through," said Sheriff Richard Jones.
Butler County officials say they have about $500,000 more to cut in order to get out of the red. Several county departments have not yet reported the money they plan to cut from their budgets. Budget hearings begin in the county the second week of October.
The dismantling of the Son of Beast roller coaster to make room for future park expansion has begun at Kings Island. There is more than 1.65 million board feet of timber for the construction crew to tear down. Full Story >
The dismantling of the Son of Beast roller coaster to make room for future park expansion has begun at Kings Island. There is more than 1.65 million board feet of timber for the construction crew to tear down.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 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 >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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