Senator Rob Portman says the attacks in Libya and Egypt are heartbreaking reminders that we live in a very dangerous world and need to remain vigilant. During a conference call with reporters today, Portman said those responsible should be pursued.
"We need to go after the perpetrators and hold them responsible. The government of Egypt and the government of Libya need to ensure that these folks are held acountable," said Portman. "They also need to do a better job of protecting American soil, just as we protect their embassies in the United States."
A former Cincinnati union president is now in custody in West Virginia. The Federal Bureau of prisons lists Diana Frey as an inmate at Alderson a minimum security facility for female offenders. Frey was sentenced in June after pleading guilty to stealing 750-thousand dollars from the Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees union. In Court Frey said she will spend the rest of her life trying to make it up to her family and union members and repay the debt. Her release date is listed as March 20, 2016.
President Obama will be campaigning in Cincinnati and Columbus on Monday. A release from the Obama for America Campaign says details of the event are forthcoming. The president will travel to New York City on Tuesday.
Hamilton County Commissioners are meeting with department heads as they work out next year's budget. With most agency leaders begging not to have their budgets slashed and Commissioners facing steep cuts, the meetings don't last long.
Board president Greg Hartmann calls the process challenging.
“We’re in the neighborhood of being $100 million dollars smaller than we were six years ago, from $300 million to $200 million,” he says.