Beginning next week, county employees will see their paychecks go up.
Hamilton County Commissioners Wednesday approved the first pay raises in nearly six years for non-union workers.
Board member Greg Hartmann says he's convinced the county's finances are stable enough to sustain the increases.
"The need has been demonstrated that we need to do it," he says. "Can we? Can we afford it? The conclusion that I've come to is yes, that we can. We can do it. Without raising taxes, we can do it, without layoffs. I'm convinced of that."
With names like Giganotosaurus, Eoraptor and Pisanosaurus, these are definitely not your parents' dinosaurs. In fact, the new exhibit that opens Thursday, Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana, features dinosaurs most of us have never heard of before.
The exhibit is making its U.S. premiere at the Cincinnati Museum Center starting Thursday, and it's billed as a collection of the biggest, strangest and newest dinosaurs discovered in South America, Africa and Madagascar about 20 years ago.
A former Hamilton County Sheriff's employee, who moonlighted as a lounge singer, will plead guilty to five felonies and could get up to ten years in prison.
The Prosecutor's Office says Mickey Esposito, who used to supervise the Sheriff's Department property room, stole drugs and jewelry and gave them to his wife and step-son who sold them. Allison Esposito and Adam Fintak will also plead guilty and face ten years in prison.
The Sheriff’s Department says it now has new policies to make sure this does not happen again.
Hands-free is not risk free. That's the message from AAA.
The auto club is releasing what it calls a groundbreaking study on distracted driving. AAA along with the University of Utah found voice-activated, hands-free technologies on cell phones and in cars pose the greatest risks for distracted driving accidents.
“The risk is extensive,” says AAA spokesperson Cheryl Parker. “If you have these voice activated, in-car technologies, don’t use them unless you’re safely parked.”