Wednesday, December 5 2012 12:42 PM EST2012-12-05 17:42:05 GMT
Hamilton County Commissioners have a Wednesday deadline to figure out how they'll pay for Paul Brown Stadium and Great American ball park in 2013. The county owes about $22 million. Despite discussionFull Story >
Property taxes in Hamilton County will go up after commissioners voted Wednesday to cut the property tax rollback in half. Full Story >
A lot of mixed reactions in the community as property owners learned of Hamilton County tax increase, regarding the Stadium Fund deficit dilemma.
However, of the homeowners that spoke with FOX19, one point they all could agree on was that neither option was ideal.
"Everybody would suffer if the sales tax increased," said Lois Brauntz, a 31 year resident of Delhi Township. "Property taxes, they just always hit property owners."
Brauntz and her husband own several properties in Hamilton County and would have rather seen a sales tax increase.
"I can't say I'm happy about it, but on the other hand we need some way to fund it, and this is as reasonable as any," added Jim Enright, a 25 year Hamilton County homeowner. "I would've preferred the sales tax, but again we have to figure it out some way and this is a reasonable approach."
As property owners learned they would foot the 2013 bill for Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park, some questioned if it was fair the burden fell on property owners.
"The majority of people that use the stadiums are probably not property owners," explained Brauntz. "So, therefore we're incurring the expense and we don't use the facilities."
The Brauntz's stopped attending games because of the tax payers responsibility to pay for the stadiums.
"My husband will not go to the games because of the stadium tax."
But fans like Jim Enright think the presence of the Bengals and Reds does a lot for Hamilton County.
"We need the Bengals and the Reds and I'm happy to have them here," Enright said. "They're very expensive, but I'll accept it."
And finally, at Wednesday's commission meeting, one man cited Charles Dickens to explain his frustration with the tax increase and the Bengals' owner.
"In 1843 he wrote ‘A Christmas Carol,' which focused on the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge," said Jeff Capell. "And sure enough 92 years later, Mike Brown was born."
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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