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City won't combine police, fire stations
COLUMBUS - The city won't be combining the downtown police and fire stations at a shared public safety facility. After forming a committee consisting of city staff and community members to review potential locations, City Administrator Tara Vasicek said the group determined the "sheer magnitude" of
Shelby teen dies in hunting accident
GENOA - A teenage girl died following a hunting accident that occurred over the weekend along the Loup River south of Genoa. The 13-year-old from Shelby was hunting with her father and two family friends around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when the black-powder gun she was using accidentally discharged, accordi
What's a service dog?
"You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings." - Jane Goodall Are you losing your sight or hearing? Are you physically limited with daily activities? Do you suffer from a seizure dis
Projects at 168th and 114th Streets will be focus of meetings
Buy Now Motorists travel north and south on 168th Street near Locust Street earlier this month. Part of 168th will be closed for much of 2018 for work on a multimillion-dollar upgrade. Motorists travel north and south on 168th Street near Locust Street earlier this month. Part of 168th will be close
$300,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket sold in Orangeburg
COLUMBIA - Someone in Orangeburg won $300,000 on Friday. The lucky Palmetto Cash 5 ticket was bought at Gaz-Bah #14, at 951 Chestnut St. in Orangeburg. The Palmetto Cash 5 ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, January 12, for a prize of $300,000. The ticket holder "Powered-Up" for an addi
King's visit to Orangeburg 'turned our world around'
For all the fame he achieved during his lifetime, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. didn't forget the importance of communities like Orangeburg to the civil rights movement. In fact, he helped personally energize the movement here at a time when its hopes were at an all-time low. "It was 1964, or
Orangeburg ticket wins $300,000
Another big-money lottery ticket has been purchased from a store in The T&D Region. The S.C. Education Lottery Commission announced Monday that $300,000 was won by a customer playing a Palmetto Cash 5 ticket purchased at Gaz-Bah #14 at 951 Chestnut St. in Orangeburg. The Palmetto Cash 5 ticket match
Dream then and now for Orangeburg
Martin Luther King Jr. understood the power of words inside an American system in need of change. Orangeburg was a key player, a place with people and events that are chronicled as significant in the civil rights movement. Our home today remains a litmus test of King's dream of a colorblind society.
Orangeburg leaders say King's advocacy for economic, social justice must not be forgotten
Orangeburg community leaders say Martin Luther King Jr.'s advocacy for social and economic justice must not be forgotten amid current missions and challenges. The civil rights pioneer's bravery and nonviolent call for change during the the 1950s and 1960s were among the defining characteristics of h
Local farmers join hemp research effort
Chapin resident Albert Bueno has little to no farming experience. "I did not see the future in it," Bueno said. Instead, the 60-year-old worked for years in the corporate world as chief executive officer of a Chapin-based pre-employment drug testing/screening company. After logging over three millio
Richland Northeast girls hold off Ridge View
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- In the second week of Rush's High School Hoops Richland Northeast played host to Ridge View. In the Girl's game, RNE jumped out to an early lead, but Ridge View wasn't going to go quietly. After a couple of scoring runs closed the gap to just 8 points took back control of the gam
Mayor thanks firefighters who responded to downtown blaze
HOLLY HILL -- Mayor William Johnson expressed his appreciation for the help that area fire departments provided during the recent blaze that destroyed three businesses in the town. "Today we had to deal with three businesses burn," Johnson said at the Jan. 8 Holly Hill Town Council meeting. "We don'
Newport mayor credits police chief's work ethic for reduced crime
NEWPORT, Ky. (WKRC) - So far this year, there have been five homicides in Cincinnati compared with two by this time last year. But another smaller Tri-State city has had an unusually non-violent few years. Last month, a taxi cab driver was shot and killed in Newport. It was a crime centered around d
What's going on at Newport site suggested for FC Cincinnati stadium?
Over the past several months, you might have seen crews doing sewer work on the Newport site proposed for a soccer stadium to host FC Cincinnati. It's one of the first signs of activity in a long time on the bare patch of land at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers. Speculation on the fat
Police: Woman arrested in connection with OTR homicide
A 26-year-old woman was arrested Monday in connection with a Jan. 11 homicide in Over-the-Rhine, police report. Cincinnati police said Ashley Freeny was arrested on an open murder warrant. Police said she was arrested in connection to the shooting death of Briyona Ragland, 26. On Jan. 11, police re
Arrest made in Over-the-Rhine apartment slaying
An arrest has been made after a 26-year-old woman was found dead in an Over-the-Rhine apartment. Ashley Freeny, 26, was arrested in connection with the Jan. 11 shooting death of Briyona Ragland. Ragland, 26, was found dead inside of her building Thursday in at 14 East McMicken Avenue. Freeny was
Police seek 2 who bound, robbed residents inside Westwood home
Cincinnati police are looking for two men suspected of breaking into a home and robbing the people inside. Police said the burglary happened just after 10 p.m. Saturday at a home on Carmel Terrace in Westwood. The men allegedly got inside the home, robbed the occupants and then restrained them with
Police arrest a suspect in OTR woman's murder
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cincinnati Police and the Fugitive Apprehension Squad arrested the suspect in an Over-the-Rhine shooting death. Ashley Freeny is charged with murder. Freeny, 26, is accused of shooting and killing Briyona Ragland at her East McMicken Avenue apartment on January 11. Emergency crew
No IV bags? Cincy hospitals say they are adapting to shortage through flu season
Rockland and Westchester hospitals are confident that patient care will not be negatively impacted amid a severe flu season because of a national shortage of IV bags due to hurricane related storm damage to the manufacturing plants. As hospitals in Greater Cincinnati and across the country cope wi
Shelter director says turning away family with 9-month-old baby exposes problem in NKY
COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - The director of an emergency shelter in Northern Kentucky said Monday that there aren't adequate emergency shelters for families in the area after her staff had to turn away a family with a 9-month-old baby. On Sunday night, Robert Clark and his fiancee, Jaquita Moore, were t