COLD SNAP CONTINUES
(Wilmington)---It was another frigid night in the region, with the temperature hitting 8 below zero overnight at the Butler County Regional Airport. There was only one school delay. Middletown Christian School announced a two hour delay for students.
DOG FREEZES TO DEATH, OWNER CHARGED
(St. Clair Township)---The Butler County Dog Warden says they will provide straw at no cost for pets who are left in outside kennels. A dog was found frozen to death inside a St. Clair Township dog house that was poorly insultated. The owners will be charged with Cruelty to a Companion Animal.
RASH OF ACCIDENTS MAR MORNING RUSH HOUR
(Hamilton)---A late morning rash of vehicle accidents sent at least three people to the hospital this morning. A woman recieved minor injuries in a four vehicle pile up at By-Pass 4 and Tylersville Road. Moments later, a car plowed into a utility pole on EB-129 east of the By-Pass, injuring at least one occupant. A crash in front of Wilson Middle School on Eaton Avenue resulted in at least one reported injury.
HOLIDAY TRAVEL SAFER
(Columbus)---The Ohio State Patrol says the number of fatalities during the holiday period declined from last year. 5 people were killed during the Christmas weekend, compared to 14 last year.
Three people died during the New Year's break, which was a 50% decline from last year's six fatalities.
MACY'S CLOSING DOWNTOWN CINCY STORE
(Cincinnati)---Macy's says they will close their downtown Cincinnati store by mid March. More than 50 workers are employed at the store near Fountain Square. They will be offered jobs at other locations in the region.
CARS STOLEN DURING WARMUP
(Cincinnati)---Cincinnati police say a grand total of ten cars were stolen while the cars were running with keys in the ignition on Tuesday. Police are urging people to stay in their cars while they are warming up.
BUTLER COUNTY CREWS HELP WITH INDIANA FIRE
(College Corner)---Fire crews from College Corner and Oxford were called to assist with battling a structure fire on the 1100 block of Oxford Pike in Franklin County, Indiana.
LEWIS EXTENSION POLLS LOW
(Cincinnati)---The move to give Marvin Lewis a 2 year contract extension isn't sitting well with fans. 85% of the respondents in our Twitter poll disagree with the decision, compared to just 15% in favor.