Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
WALNUT HILLS, OH ( FOX19) -
After struggling to save their local YMCA branch from closing last year, members of the Melrose branch say they're worried their fight may not be over.
Some members say they're concerned that membership drives and fundraising efforts may not be enough to keep the doors open and that the Y Association is setting them up to fail.
The Y Association says that's not the case.
Andre Gault is a coach who brings 11th graders to play basketball at Melrose and he says its valuable to the community. "I hope they don't close it down because a lot of kids, a lot of people use this YMCA."
Gault says it keeps a lot of kids out of trouble. "They close this place down and its going to get worse. These kids need this place because there's no where else for these kids to play at and to go."
Ternilla Wells has six children and she says the Melrose Y is a great help to her. "Me coming here with my kids..like it gives them something to do not only during the school year, but the summertime too and it keeps them out of trouble."
Jason Winbush is a member and he wonders if the Y Association is doing everything it can to keep Melrose open. "Doing all they can...I would say no because anything you want to do you can do."
Calista Stone is secretary of the Melrose Board of Directors and says she understands the pressure to close under performing branches in the Cincinnati area. "I'm sure that economically it makes sense to get rid of a couple of those branches so that they can operate a little bit more efficiently....let's not get rid of one of the remaining ones in the urban core."
In our commitment to balanced news we reached out to Y Association President Sandy Walker who says Melrose is in good shape. "We're working very hard to have a strong and vital YMCA in Melrose in Walnut Hills."
When asked what she wants to tell members worried about the future of Melrose Walker says "The Melrose Y is strong and healthy, it looks great, if you haven't been to the Melrose Y please come visit us. Enroll your kids in our summer camp and consider joining."
The Melrose branch is hosting a gospel fest fundraiser June 9th at Christ Emmanual Christian Fellowship where they hope to raise $20,000.