Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:51:51 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
"Now we have a residencygate," Council Member Charlie Winburn told other council members on Wednesday in response to a FOX19 investigation.
At issue, a city ordinance passed unanimously last May by council members requiring all city department directors to live within city limits.
It's an issue council members took issue with today.
"I've always been a fervent believer that if people make the rules for these people, they ought to live here. If we are good enough to generate a paycheck from, I think we are good enough to live here," said Council Member Wendell Young.
But council members say that's not the most disturbing thing our investigation uncovered.
We learned the man who runs Metropolitan Sewer District, Tony Parrott, supplied an address on Westwood. FOX19 learned that address is a vacant lot.
Meanwhile, Parrott lives in a home in Butler County.
Kenneth Glenn, who heads the city's Department of Citizen Complaints and Internal Audit also lives in Butler County, even though he supplied an address on Whetsel.
When we FOX19 went to that Whetsel home, we were told the Dees family has lived there for the past 30 years. We later learned George Dees, who owns that home is Kenneth Glenn's brother-in-law. On Glenn's property records in Butler County, his wife is listed as "Shirley A. Dees-Glenn."
"I'm not willing to overlook the act we've been lied to or we've been allegedly lied to. So I'd like to see in your report what we are going to do about that," said Wendell Young.
Council members also showed concern about their Human Resources Director, Georgetta Kelly. Kelly supplies an address in an apartment on Probasco Street near the University of Cincinnati's campus.
In an email to FOX19, she tells us she pays rent for that apartment, has utility bills and votes in Hamilton County.
Kelly's name is also on a mailbox in that building even though neighbors tell us they've never seen her there.
Meanwhile, Kelly's husband lives in a gated home in Dayton, Ohio.
"This is a complex issue. Recent state laws that have been changed. City ordinance. Municipal codes we are thinking about," said interim City Manager Scott Stiles.
Stiles is the man charged with getting to the bottom of what our investigation uncovered. Cincinnati council members are now asking Stiles to look into the residency issues, that possibly false addresses may have been supplied and the implications that could have on voter fraud.
"It's not just a small issue. If we have directors that are indicating their residency in different locations and that doesn't match up with the board of elections," said Council Member Chris Smitherman.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >