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Ohio Getting Federal Ebola Help

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Columbus, OH) -- Federal health officials are helping respond to the Ebola crisis in northeast Ohio. The Centers for Disease Control was called in yesterday by Governor John Kasich yesterday after Texas nurse Amber Vinson came down with the virus after visiting family near Akron. A response team will help find people who had contact…

Accused Child Rapist Arrested Near School

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Franklin, OH) -- A child rape suspect is in the Warren County Jail after being arrested outside a school. Franklin police found 64-year-old Paul Byrd yesterday in the woods behind Franklin High School. Byrd went missing on Sunday after police began investigating the sexual assault of a seven-year-old girl.

Council Debating Budget Surplus Use

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Cincinnati City Council will soon begin debate on what to do with a huge budget surplus. As much as 18-million-dollars is available because of smart spending and increased tax revenues. Some council members and community leaders want the extra money to cover streetcar operations, but Mayor John Cranley is looking to pump…

County Tallies Hunter Prosecution Costs

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The price tag on the prosecution of Hamilton County Judge Tracie Hunter could end up costing taxpayers a half-million-dollars. County commissioners made 500-thousand-dollars available yesterday for legal fees and they expect to spend it all if Hunter's attorney appeals the verdict. Hunter was convicted this week on one of nine felony charges…

Computers To Track Plowing Progress

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The city of Cincinnati is turning to technology to clear snow and ice off the roads this winter. A new computer system will keep track of roads that have been plowed, replacing the guesswork done by plow drivers using paper maps. City officials say it'll help make better use of lower-than-normal road…