WIND CHILL FEARS CLOSE DOWN SCHOOLS
(Wilmington)---The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Butler County and Southwest Ohio as low temperatures and increasing winds were expected to take wind chills to 10-15 below zero. Schools all over the region closed classes Friday in anticipation. The full list is up on our Operation Snowflake site.
HAMILTON FIRE RUNS SET A RECORD
(Hamilton)---Hamilton firefighters say they responded to a record number of calls in 2017. According to the IAFF Local 20 Facebook page, firefighters and paramedics were called to 14,546 runs last year, an increase of 1,500 calls over 2016. Most engine companies are making 2,800 runs a year, with the exception of the North End engine company on Erie Highway, who had 3,700 runs. Life squads are making between 3,800-4,200 runs each.
FAIRFIELD POLICE ASKING FOR HELP
(Fairfield)---Fairfield police are asking for assistance in solving a robbery and murder at the Jiffy Mart store on Route 4 a month ago today. They're looking for two black males who fatally shot employee Karunakar Karengle and left with an undetermined amount of money. Karengle died 4 days after the shooting.
EVERY VOTE COUNTS
(Columbus)---Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says every vote counts. Husted has released a new study that says 29 local elections and issues were decided by a single vote statewide in November. Husted says 141 races and issues have been decided by one vote over the past five years. Control of the Virginia legislature was decided by a tiebreaking lottery.