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WMOH Updates Archives for 2016-09

BREAKING: Another Homicide in Hamilton

(Hamilton)---Hamilton police are investigating another homicide.

37 year old Calvin Simmons Jr. was found shot in the stomach at his home on 2204 University Boulevard around 3:45am. He was taken to Fort Hamilton Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police believe this was not a random case, and that Simmons was targeted.

Boehner Named To Tobacco Company Board

(Winston-Salem, NC)--Former local congressman and house speaker John Boehner has been named to the board of directors for Reynolds American, a North Carolina based tobacco company. Reynolds makes Newport, Camel, and Pall Mall cigarettes. Boehner was known as a chain smoker when he was in congress, and Camels were his favorite brand.

City To Hold Flood Forum

(Hamilton)--The City of Hamilton will be holding a public information meeting over recent flooding issues. City Manager Joshua Smith says the forum will be held on Wednesday, September 21st from 6pm to 8pm at the Hamilton High School auditorium. Homes and businesses that were flooded back in June also experienced high water on Thursday and Saturday after 3-to-4 inches of rain fell onto the area. The city has already been doing smoke and dye testing on homes in Highland Park. City leaders are also looking into a plan to have the city pay for check valve installations to keep sewage from backing up into homes.

Brown To NCAA: Bring Events To Ohio

(Washington)--U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown wasted no time trying to get the NCAA to bring at least some of the seven tournament events that were taken away from North Carolina to Ohio. Brown says the Buckeye State has successfully hosted tournaments in the past, including UD Arena. North Carolina lost the events because of their so-called bathroom law.

Trump Surges To Ohio Lead

(Columbus)---A new poll is out in the presidential race. The Bloomberg survey shows Donald Trump surging to a five point lead in Ohio. Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton 48%-43% in a head-to-head matchup. The lead remains five points in a four way race between Trump, Clinton, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein. The poll also has good news for U.S. Senator Rob Portman, who leads Ted Strickland

53-36%, a whopping 17 point lead.

A (Not So) Hard Fought Victory

(Hamilton)---The Democrats have their guy. Steve Fought was the only name listed on the ballot in a special election Tuesday to find their nominee for the 8th District congressional race. 613 Democrats cast a ballot in Butler County  yesterday, accounting for 0.28% of registered voters. Fought will face Republican congressman Warren Davidson in November.

Davidson Congressional VA Health Care Bill Introduced

(Washington)--A local congressman is introducing a bill which would require members of congress and their staff to get their health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Republican Warren Davidson says the bill would make sure members of congress have a stake in reforming the agency.

Death Sentence Upheld

By a 4-2 vote, the Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a former Fairfield man. 39 year old Calvin McKelton was convicted of killing his girlfriend Missy Allen in 2008 and friend Germaine Evans in 2009. An execution date of November 18, 2020 was set.

Local Governments Get Money Back

Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds says he has now saved local governments over 10 million dollars since he took office eight years ago. This year's disbursement of surplus real estate fund money is a record 2 million dollars. The Lakota School District is getting the largest cut, a 462-thousand dollar windfall. Reynolds says his office has always done more with less in order to allow local cities, villages, townships, and school districts the opportunity to use the money for much needed projects.

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