Brad Underwood, Local 12/WKRC-TV

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Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Local high school senior basketball player/manager hits final shot of final home game

SEAMAN, Ohio (WKRC) – Senior Night is always a special night for student athletes, but at North Adams High School this week, it was extra special. Hunter Rapp, a manager turned player got into the game against Whiteoak in the final moments and scored his 14th point of the season thanks to some great sportsmanship. After missing a free throw, Whiteoak gave up the ball and Rapp drilled a layup. “I… → Read More

"Mr. Waynesville:" Man killed in crash spent decades serving the community

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (WKRC) – Lonnie Schear and his wife were driving on Ohio 73 late Saturday afternoon when they were hit head-on. Lonnie was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was taken by medical helicopter to a nearby hospital. The 70-year-old Marine came home and worked at LCND Bank. At the time of his death, he was the vice president and commercial lending officer and nearing retirement.… → Read More

Butler Co. teen raises more than $8,000 that will be used to help foster families

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) – A Butler County teen wanted to help boost a classmate's confidence after a bullying incident; little did he know he’d wind up helping hundreds of kids. In just a couple of days, Brayden Martin’s GoFundMe account took in more than $8,000. “It was crazy. The original was $400,” said Martin. Martin wanted to get money to help buy a classmate new clothes after seeing… → Read More

Covington businesses coming together to help man in need

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) – For the past four-and-half-years, Bard’s Burgers and Chili owner Jordan Stephenson says a man named John has washed his restaurant's windows. At first, it was a trade: food for work. But when Bard’s expanded, Stephenson and John worked out a new deal that included some money along with the food. “He’s a great guy, nice guy. We have a fun little rapport,” said Stephenson. → Read More

Hundreds gather at Summit Park on the first night of Hanukkah to light Menorah

BLUE ASH, Ohio (WKRC) – Hundreds gather at Summit Park on the first night of Hanukkah for the public lighting of the Menorah on Sunday night. It’s the second year the event has been held in Blue Ash. Rabbi Yisroel Mangel lit the Menorah as the crowd sang. "It’s a beautiful celebration, we feel great. Wonderful celebration of religious freedom. It's what it's all about. Living in America, it's… → Read More

La Salle High School celebrates 4th football title in 6 years

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - The champs are home on North Bend Road, fresh off the state title win. Members of the La Salle High School football team and their families spent Monday evening celebrating inside the gym. "It’s been electric around here. Everybody is very excited to bring a state championship back to Cincinnati,” said Cam Porter. Porter, a senior, scored three touchdowns in the… → Read More

Local man turns grandmother's WWII-era diary into book

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – The Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor prompted thousands of Americans to join branches of the military. A young West Side woman was one them. She was also a registered nurse. Arlene Reuter would eventually earn the rank of lieutenant in the Army. During her time in Africa, France and England, Reuter kept a diary. On the first day of service, she wrote “Dear diary, 1942, we’re… → Read More

Cyber Monday 2019 sales expected to be record-breaking

ROBBINSVILLE, N. J. (WKRC) – This Cyber Monday, sales are expected to break records as analysts predict more than $9. 4 billion will be spent. That’s an increase in revenue of nearly 20% from 2018. To meet delivery demands, Amazon is deploying 50,000 more trucks. "We prepare for this day all year long. It's our Super Bowl. We are so excited. All our associates are here and ready,” said Amazon PR… → Read More

Scammers targeting those enrolling for health care through ACA

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Scammers are targeting people who use Medicare and benefits through the Affordable Care Act. As open enrollment season for benefits is in full swing, Call For Action has a warning for you. Call For Action President Shirley Rooker says, in this case, scammers are primarily using the telephone to try and get personal information from you. “But they don’t just call. They email… → Read More

Rescue group that took in 2 Erlanger dogs says they appear to have been physically abused

UNION, KY. (WKRC) – After months of living in a powerless home full of feces, three dogs are no longer inside an Erlanger home. Wednesday night, the dogs' owner turned over custody of two of the dogs to the Kentucky branch of the Adoption First Animal Rescue. The third remains with the owner, just no longer at the home on Circlewood Drive. Dakota Love picked up the dogs Wednesday. "I watched… → Read More

Eye in the Sky: New tool to deter crime at Westwood Walmart shows promising results

WESTWOOD, Ohio (WKRC) – There’s a new crime fighter on the west side. At the Ferguson Road Walmart, there are two devices in the parking lot; they’re called "Lot Cops. " They have giant solar panels and several cameras watching the entire parking lot. “I just know at night time it can be scary,” said Annette Morris. Morris, a regular Walmart shopper, says the cameras make her feel comfortable.… → Read More

Student athletes to get money for name, image, likeness

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – The landscape of college sports is changing. With a unanimous vote by the NCAA Board of Governors, student athletes will soon be able to benefit from the use of their name and image likeness. The NCAA must now figure out how to make it happen while still maintaining rules regarding amateurism. The board asked each of the NCAA's three divisions to create the necessary new… → Read More

Defying the odds: A year after nearly dying, Andrew Allen completes EMS training

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio. (WKRC) – A year after being hit by two cars and not expected to live, Andrew Allen continues to defy the odds. Earlier in the year, he completed a 5K and Thursday night, he graduated from the Colerain Township Citizen’s Fire Academy. "There was a lot of people that said I wasn't going to do much in the beginning, but then I proved them wrong,” said Andrew. → Read More

Local businesses taking a hit from Bengals losses

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – The Bengals are off to their worst start since 2008. The team started 0-8 and finished 4-11-1. Sitting winless after seven games, the losses are being felt inside nearby bars and retail stores. On the other side of Fort Washington Way sits Kitty’s Sports Grill. The bar has been open for four years under the new name. “When the Bengal’s are good, we reach our capacity,” said… → Read More

Ross High School Royalty! Students with disabilities crowned homecoming king & queen

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) Two Ross High School students are the talk of the town after being crowned homecoming king and queen. Grace Peacock and Cal Carter are both seniors and Ross High School and decided they should run for homecoming court. Not only did the run, but the rest of the students got behind them and crowned them at the homecoming football game last week. “Everyone is still… → Read More

Months of planning went in to make sure BLINK will be fun, safe

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WKRC) – As BLINK returns to Cincinnati in a few days, it means more than 1 million people will fill the streets of Over-the-Rhine, downtown and, this year, Northern Kentucky. The event promises to be bigger and better and that means more work is being done to keep everyone safe during the festival. → Read More

Northwest School District says arts, teachers, all sports will be cut if levy doesn't pass

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) – The fate of the nation’s best high school football teams is in the hands of voters. Sports and musical extracurricular activities in the Northwest School District are just some the services on the chopping block if a 7. 5 mill levy doesn’t pass in November. “It would generate $11 million a year,” said Assistant Superintendent Darrel Yater. “We are currently in an… → Read More

Small businesses in Hamilton, many women-owned, hoping to benefit from new sports complex

HAMILTON, Ohio. (WKRC) – If you haven’t been to Hamilton in a while, it looks a lot different than what you might remember. Once empty storefronts are now full of life. Business is so good at Petals & Wicks that shop owner Sherry Hoskins recently expanded her Main Street storefront. "It is becoming a place where people want to come. They want to live here, they want to shop here,” said Hoskins. → Read More

Nine shot in less than 24 hours in greater Cincinnati

LINCOLN HEIGHTS, Ohio (WKRC) – Nine people were shot in less than 24 hours in greater Cincinnati including two teenagers in Lincoln Heights. 17-year-old Dante Harrington died after being shot in the chest outside his grandmother’s home on Adams St. on Friday night. As deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office were on scene, just around the corner, 18-year-old Jaylin Hardy was shot in… → Read More

Essence magazine says Cincinnati fastest-growing Midwest hub for minority-owned businesses

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cincinnati is getting national recognition as the place to be for minority entrepreneurs. Essence magazine says Cincinnati is the fastest-growing economic power in the Midwest for minority, small business owners. A large part of that success is the work being done in Over-the-Rhine and Walnut Hills by companies like Mortar and Hillman Accelerator. → Read More