Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:19 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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 2:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:10:03 GMT
On Monday, Gov. John R. Kasich announced the approval of assistance for 10 projects set to create more than 1,100 jobs and retain 21,264 jobs statewide. During the Ohio Tax Credit Authority's (TCA) monthlyFull Story >
The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming this week to pass a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions, setting up a high-stakes debate on the Senate floor.Full Story >
Foreigners leaving the country through any of the nation's 30 busiest airports would undergo mandatory fingerprinting under an amendment senators added Monday to a sweeping immigration bill.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 >
The college student was being held in a headlock by a masked intruder with a loaded gun to her head, police said. Then the gunman took aim at an officer.Full Story >
HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
Hamilton County held its annual mass adoption ceremony in probate court Friday.
Thirteen children were officially adopted into seven area families.
There were plenty of smiles, and even a few tears, as the children were adopted by their families.
Some of the families had cared for the children since birth.
Carolyn Winkler is an adoptive parent who says she adores children. "It's just what I want to do. Don't ask me to go to work 8 to 5. Give me 24 hours with my kids."
Winkler and her husband, Joseph, have fostered 140 kids over the past 30 years. Carolyn says its become a lifestyle, "We never started in foster care to adopt and when they first started coming they weren't to be adopted, they were going to return home, but as they kept coming and we got them right from the hospital, from birth, they just became ours."
Robin Moore explained to Probate Court Judge James Cissell judge why she wants 16-year-old Kevin to be her adopted son, "I want to adopt Kevin because Kevin has been a gift to me from God."
Kevin has autism and Moore says she can provide for his special needs, "Kevin needed things that I was able to provide him with. Not only a family, not only love, but he also needed structure. He needed someone to show him that he is and that he was very important.
Kevin says the adoption is important to him. "It means its my new life with my mom, my new mom," he said.
It's a special kind of love these kids are getting from their adoptive families like Tonda Lyons who says she's like the woman from a familiar nursery rhyme, "I'm like the old lady who lives in the shoe who has so many children she didn't know what to do. This makes 10 children for me and it's just a wonderful thing because I love children."
Lyons, who lives in Bond Hill, adopted five siblings including 16-year-old Destiney.
"It means a lot to me," Destiney told our camera. "Memaw showed me what a real family could be...even though...my family it was ok.
Destiney tries to forget difficulties of her past.
Many of the children have been abused and neglected. They now have new lives with loving families.
That's something Judge James Cissell says gladdens the heart, "this is one of the few times that is really a positive reflection both in terms of what we see and a positive reflection on society."
There are 190 children in Hamilton County ready to be adopted, but that number keeps shrinking every year.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:48:36 GMT
You can buy a little luck for just $7, thanks to a Craigslist post. A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoon The posting reads, "I haveFull Story >
A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoonFull Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:56:23 GMT
A Colerain Township man is arrested on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl. Toussaint Thrower, 37, is accused of committing the crime over a period of two years. He is expected to appear in court thisFull Story >
The police report also states the victim is pregnant and the act happened at least four times between 5-18-2011 and 1-1-2013.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:08:33 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.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 20 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:13:28 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died.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 >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.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 >
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