Saturday, August 11 2012 2:56 PM EDT2012-08-11 18:56:36 GMT
The small town of Holton Indiana, which was severely damaged by a string of tornados in March, held The Recovery Bash- A Celebration of Holton, on Saturday to raise funds for the town in an effort to moveFull Story >
The small town of Holton Indiana, which was severely damaged by a string of tornados in March, held The Recovery Bash- A Celebration of Holton, on Saturday to raise funds for the town in an effort to move forward. Full Story >
Friday, April 6 2012 11:13 PM EDT2012-04-07 03:13:19 GMT
Ted and Brenda Tolbert are the couple that were critically injured in the tornado in Holton, Indiana. For over a month she couldn't even talk, that's how bad her voice was, but now she can. Friday, FOX19 talked with Mrs. Tolbert. Full Story >
Tuesday, March 6 2012 6:28 AM EST2012-03-06 11:28:52 GMT
As community members continued the process of cleaning up from the chaos of the tornado in Holton, friends and family members prepared to say goodbye to one of the men they lost in the storm. Full Story >
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 >
Holton, IN (FOX19) -
As families in Northwest Georgia deal with the aftermath of Wednesday's
deadly tornado, one Tri-State community is grieving their own loss.
The small town of Holton, Indiana is preparing to say their final goodbyes
to Ted Tolbert. Tolbert passed away from injuries he sustained during the March
2012 tornado that ripped through the town.
"I think when you lose people in your community it really hits
home," Cynthia Melton told FOX19.
Melton grew up in the small town in Indiana and now she can often be found
sitting at her desk in the town hall building as she works with a long-term
"It's getting my family back into their homes and getting my town back
to where it should be," Melton said of her work.
Melton quit retirement last year to join the staff of the recovery effort.
"I felt like I needed to step up for the people I love here," she
said. "This is my family."
The team is using grant money and the help of volunteers to rebuild Holton.
Melton says so far eight homes have been rebuilt.
"These people come in from all over. Iowa to Maryland to the South,
it's just been amazing," she said of the volunteers.
Piece by piece they have been putting the town back together. Melton is the
keeper of the lost Holton's lost and found; pieces of the past sent in by folks
far and wide.
"They found it out in a field about two miles away," Melton said
holding a birthday car from Ted Tolbert to his wife.
"He fought hard, he fought for a long time," Town Marshal Robert
Curl said. "It's definitely hard, especially when you know the
"It was also a blessing to some of us to realize he is not suffering
anymore," Melton said.
Curl was out driving with the siren on the afternoon the tornado hit.
"I don't want to see another one… not through here," he said.
And the people of Holton would not wish that kind of devastation on anyone,
"You know what they have to go through; you know what they've got in
front of them," Melton said of the Georgia storm victims.
Melton knows firsthand what takes moment to destroy takes much longer to
"It took 36 second to go through Holton and Dabney," Melton said.
She hopes to have the homes rebuilt by late summer or early fall.
"We're a strong bunch here so we'll make it," Melton told FOX19.
Ted Tolbert's visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Stratton-Karstetter Funeral Home in Versailles. The funeral will be Friday at
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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