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WMOH News Headlines For Friday January 5, 2018


COLD SNAP CONTINUES

 

(Wilmington)---Another Wind Chill Advisory is in effect between Midnight and 11am tomorrow morning. Today's wind chills were enough to shut down nearly every school building in the county, at least for academics. Athletics were still on tonight.

 

MANDEL DROPS OUT OF SENATE RACE

 

(Columbus)---The GOP Senate candidate who was expected to challenge Sherrod Brown again has dropped out of the race. Josh Mandel says there is an issue with his wife's health, and that's more important than the race. Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons is now the only GOP candidate, at least for now.
 
 
RED CROSS HELPING FAMILY AFTER FIRE
 
(Hamilton)---No injuries after a house fire this morning in Hamilton. The blaze broke out around 9:24am on the 1200 block of Campbell Avenue. The family reported smoke in the house, and there was apparently a fire inside a wall. The Red Cross is assisting family members with temporary housing.
 
 
CHRIST HOSPITAL'S NEW CAMPUS READY
 
(Liberty Township)---Christ Hospital's new sprawling campus in Liberty Township will open to the public on Monday. The 62 million dollar project is located just north of Cox Road and Liberty Way.

 


Headlines For Thursday January 4, 2018


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.


Headlines for Wednesday January 3, 2018


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.
 
 
 

 


WMOH News Headlines For January 2, 2018


(Cincinnati)---Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is returning to coach at least two more years. The team has announced a contract extension which will take Lewis through the 2019 season. Lewis is the winningest coach in Bengals history with 125 wins, but the team has missed the playoffs the last two seasons, and have never won a post season game under Lewis.
 
(Wilmington)---We begin 2018 in the deep freezer. Both Cincinnati and Dayton broke record low temperatures overnight with the low reaching 5 below at CVG and 13 below in Dayton. The low at the Butler County Regional Airport hit 10 below zero. A Wind Chil Advisory is in effect between 7pm tonight and Noon tomorrow.
 
(Fairfield)---Fairfield City School officials decided not to delay or close school Tuesday as they became the first district in the county to return from winter break. School resumes tomorrow in Hamilton and Thursday in the Lakota school district.
 
(Hamilton)---Hamilton firefighters were called to a haz-mat incident at Bethesda Hospital's Butler County Campus on Hamilton Mason Road. A gallon or so of formaldehyde spilled on the floor of an enclosed office inside the hospital. No injuries were reported.
 
(Cincinnati)---The Queen City has its first homicide of the new year. 25 year old Thomas Rainey was found shot on the 2000 block of Colerain Avenue. He later died at University Hospital. Police have not yet released suspect information.
 
(Cincinnati)---You begin the work week paying more for gas. Regular unleaded is averaging $2.52/gallon in Greater Cincinnati. That's 15 cents higher than the week following Christmas, according to the experts at Gas Buddy.

 


Happy New Year From WMOH News!




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