Jeff Hirsh, Local 12/WKRC-TV

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Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

Remains of Cincinnati's old train station includes 100-year-old sculpture

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There was a time when everybody cared about the railroads and their magnificent palaces of transportation like CincinnatiOpened in 1933, Union Terminal has been re-purposed and renovated into the Museum Center, it's the city's biggest tourist attraction. Just a few miles away, there's something which belongs in a museum. It's a terracotta sculpture in a retaining wall.… → Read More

Forest Park Police seek information on serial rape suspect, man in custody

FOREST PARK, Ohio (WKRC) - A suspected serial rapist is now off the streets but police are looking for more information regarding his alleged crimes. Richard Singleton, 20, was arrested on Friday, Feb. 22. He allegedly broke into a woman's apartment at the Quail Court Apartments in Forest Park. Forest Park police say Singleton got away through a window but forensic evidence on the scene led them… → Read More

Pedestrian has life-threatening injuries after being hit in Avondale

AVONDALE, Ohio (WKRC) - A pedestrian was hit and killed by a pickup truck in Avondale Wednesday morning on her way to work, and now Cincinnati Police are trying to find the driver. Cincinnati Police say the driver who hit 37-year-old Holly Burns took off. Police released two surveillance pictures of the red Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Burns was hit in the intersection of Vernon Place and… → Read More

More than $30,000 found stashed in Forest Park storage unit

FOREST PARK, Ohio (WKRC) - It sounds like a dream come true: finding thousands of dollars in cash with no owner in sight, but this big pile of found cash leaves Forest Park Police with plenty of questions. On Sunday morning at the iStorage self-storage facility in Forest Park, an employee was doing an annual audit, checking out the storage units. He found one that was not being rented but had a… → Read More

"Campaign for Keisha" kicked off to bring justice to 2018 murder victim's family

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A campaign started on Sunday, aiming to catch the killers of a Cincinnati woman who would've turned 24 on Monday. Keisha Holloman disappeared in the summer of 2018 and was found a month later, covered in mulch. On Sunday, Keisha was remembered and honored as her family urged anyone who knows anything about her murder to come forward with the information. "We just praying,"… → Read More

Former Special Response Team commander describes night of fatal Clermont Co. standoff

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Funeral services for slain Clermont County Detective Bill Brewer will be held Friday. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of law enforcement officers are expected to attend. One of those officers chose Brewer for an elite unit and knew him well. "Bill was a top-notch guy," said Doug Ventre, a retired Clermont County Special Response Team commander. Ventre selected Brewer… → Read More

Study says FC Cincinnati crowd will be heard by Music Hall audience

OVER-THE-RHINE, Ohio (WKRC) - There's some new noise about the FC Cincinnati stadium project in the West End, and, in this case, the sound of a cheering crowd may not be good news. There's concern crowd noise will disrupt performances at Music Hall nearby. "What we don't want in the community is to have a concert going on at Music Hall and have noise come in. That would be a problem," said… → Read More

Local schools cancel classes Wednesday due to extreme cold

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Leaders in the largest school district in our area -- Cincinnati Public Schools -- announced around noon Tuesday that school will be closed Wednesday. This is because of the frigid temperatures, and there's some thought that has to go into closing school when the roads will be clear and no snow is predicted. School is more than just school. For many children in our area, it's… → Read More

Crews resume search for missing Clermont County man with Alzheimer's

STONELICK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - The search for a missing man with Alzheimer's resumed Monday. Frank Buldain, 75, walked away from his Stonelick Township home Saturday and hasn't returned. Crews searched for hours Buldain after his brother called 911. His brother said Frank had a GPS bracelet but that Frank got mad and took it off. He left right after that. Search crews used a helicopter, ATVs… → Read More

Kentucky school may merge with Campbell County district

SILVER GROVE, KY (WKRC) - The smallest school district in the commonwealth of Kentucky may cease to exist. Not only is Silver Grove the smallest school district in Kentucky, it's also the only school with an inanimate object as it's mascot. The school proudly represents the 'big trains' as their mascot as a historic nod to the major railroad facility that was once located in Silver Grove. The… → Read More

New Cincinnati city manager discusses issues, plans to deal with them

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - City Manager Patrick Duhaney says there will have to be some financial belt-tightening at city hall. Duhaney was named permanent city manager after eight months as acting manager. He sat down with Local 12 to talk about issues facing the city and how he'll interact with the public, the mayor and city council. "I think it's something that I always wanted. It's something I've… → Read More

Some brave cold to line procession route in honor of Officer Dale Woods

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Tri-State community came together Monday to remember the life of Colerain Township Police Officer Dale Woods. Woods was hit by a pickup truck while working a traffic accident Jan. 4. Hundreds gathered at the Cintas Center Monday for the tributes to Woods' life and his service as both a police officer and a firefighter. Woods' funeral procession went from Spring Grove… → Read More

Retired first responders see healthcare costs go up, benefits go down

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - First responders who worked for years to keep you safe say the healthcare to keep them safe is becoming more expensive and not as extensive. It's because of a major change in who's paying for the care. Cindy Combs joined the Cincinnati Police force in 1980, retiring as an assistant chief 32 years later. She expected to get health insurance through the Ohio Police and Fire… → Read More

With Ohio's first medical marijuana dispensaries opening, Cincinnati area not quite ready

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - With the first medical marijuana dispensary opening soon near Steubenville, attention will soon shift to southwest Ohio, where the dispensaries are still not ready for business. The original hope was for the medicinal marijuana program in Ohio to be up and running by Sept. 8. That has not happened as the dispensaries in Hamilton County are in varying degrees of… → Read More

Price Hill aims to attract Latino store owners as part of plan for economic development

PRICE HILL, Ohio (WKRC) - Efforts are underway to attract more Latino-owned businesses to Price Hill. It's not always easy to attract new businesses to an old neighborhood, but when the demographics change, it could mean a new opportunity. A Price Hill civic leader is behind the effort, hoping it will mean economic development, more shoppers and even tourists. In Price Hill, the number of Latino… → Read More

Ohio lawmakers sneak pay raises into fallen first responders benefits bill

COLUMBUS (WKRC) - Similar to Kentucky lawmakers sneaking a pension bill in a sewer measure earlier this year, Ohio lawmakers gave themselves a pay raise by sneaking it into a last-minute measure increasing benefits for spouses and children of fallen first responders. Around midnight on Thursday, the Ohio legislature voted to increase benefits for surviving spouses and children of those fallen… → Read More

Popular children's bookstore in Oakley in danger of closing

OAKLEY, Ohio (WKRC) - A popular and colorful children's bookstore in Oakley is in danger of closing. The Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore has enlightened and educated youngsters and parents for the past 29 years, and now there's an effort underway to keep the doors open. Usually, when you hear of a store closing, it's because the store isn't doing well, but that's not the case with Blue… → Read More

Wyoming High School celebrates undefeated, state championship football team

WYOMING, Ohio (WKRC) - There was a rousing celebration in Wyoming Wednesday afternoon with cheerleaders, the marching band and hundreds of applauding students. A pep rally congratulated Wyoming High School's undefeated, state championship football team. High school assemblies can sometimes be an excuse to get out of class. This one honored a football team that exuded class. Saturday night, the… → Read More

FC Cincinnati, Hamilton County spar over stadium parking garage location

WEST END, Ohio (WKRC) - Just when you thought all the controversies over the new FC Cincinnati soccer stadium were behind us, there's another one: parking for the West End facility. Taft High School's Stargel Stadium has already been torn down to make way for the new FC Cincinnati soccer stadium, a project where deadlines have come and gone and where there have been many fits and starts. Now,… → Read More

Senior citizens lobby to try to save Over-the-Rhine Senior Center

UPDATE:On Dec. 12, Cincinnati City Council approved a one-time $50,000 appropriation to keep the senior center open. OTR Senior Center Update. --- CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Never doubt the political power of senior citizens: Cincinnati City Council is ready to prevent the closing of the Over-the-Rhine Senior Center -- in the short-term, at least. Long-term, however, is still up in the air. A group of… → Read More