Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
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Gay rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at a demonstration which went ahead despite a court order.Full Story >
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The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that...Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has called it an "extremely active"Full Story >
An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.Full Story >
Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say explosives transported by suspected Taliban fighters accidentally detonated while they were stopped at a mosque, killing 12 people.Full Story >
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino could boast an 80 foot sign aimed at attracting drivers along I-71 to the site. The sign would be placed on Gilbert Avenue.
The casino's owner, Rock Ohio Ceasers Cincinnati LLC presented an application during a zoning hearing Wednesday morning to have the sign approved.
In the application the company argues "its signs are exempt from Cincinnati zoning regulations", but states it is "voluntarily submitting this variance application … in a spirit of cooperation".
The application states the 80 foot sign is needed due to the site's location well below I-71 which it argues sits roughly 70 feet above the casino location.
A senior planner for the City of Cincinnati, after reviewing the application, recommended some of the signage variances be granted, but recommended modifications to other requests. Cincinnati's zoning code currently allows for signs with a maximum height of 16 feet.
"I think that's a good spot for it and it obviously needs some signage," said Sandy Meyer of Mt. Adams.
Meyer has a house on Mount Adams with views of the casino site.
"I don't look out this way all that often, but it looks better than what was there," she told FOX19.
While Meyer says 80 feet seems a little high, she understands its place as a marketing and directional tool for the future casino.
Other Mt. Adams residents reviewed the proposed signage during an association meeting on Tuesday. The association's president tells FOX19 representatives from the casino proactively contacted the group to present their plans. A spokesperson for the casino says Mt. Adams residents will see a side angle of the sign and says it ‘is the minimum height required to safely and efficiently direct vehicular traffic off the highway, along city streets and to the main vehicular entrance'.
Casino representatives say they also met with a community group in Pendleton.
On Prospect Hill, however, some residents see the matter from a different side.
"I think it will be a detractor from the aesthetics of the downtown area," David William's argued.
Williams was not impressed by the design.
"It looks like something from Reno Nevada," he said.
From his perspective on the hill, Williams argues the sign does not fit in the Cincinnati skyline.
"I would recommend that they consider revising the signage, recognizing that they need something for I-71 but something not as imposing," he argued.
The City's Zone Hearing Examiner will make a final decision on the matter within the next ten days.
The Casino is slated to open in the Spring of 2013.
The Cincinnati Zombie Walk was a great opportunity to take participants minds out of day-to-day routines, right around the time from Halloween events.Full Story >
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
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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 >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:19:48 GMT
Last week, Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said "two rouge IRS employees" were responsible for targeting conservative groups in 2012, something the IRS admitted to. However, the Exempt OrganizationFull Story >
The IRS worker says an Exempt Organization Specialist's job is to ask questions to those applying for 501(c)4 status, but there was never any intent to target conservative groups. The worker says this is not the conspiracy some are making it up to be.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
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