Thursday, May 9 2013 3:37 PM EDT2013-05-09 19:37:52 GMT
City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. presented his recommended budget for FY 2014-2015 to Mayor Mark Mallory on Thursday. Mayor Mallory will present it to city council. Council must pass a budget before JuneMore >>
City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. presented his recommended budget for FY 2014-2015 to Mayor Mark Mallory on Thursday.More >>
Friday, April 12 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-04-13 00:11:58 GMT
Police and firefighters across Cincinnati are still waiting to hear if they'll have a job come July. The City Administration says layoffs are unavoidable to close the City's $35 million budget deficit.More >>
Police and firefighters across Cincinnati are still waiting to hear if they'll have a job come July after a meeting with the City's HR department. City leaders say layoffs are unavoidable to close the $35 million budget deficit.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:01:44 GMT
The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.More >>
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace - the fourth...More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:59:07 GMT
Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.More >>
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct...More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:54:02 GMT
A Dallas County 18-year-old has been charged with capital murder and robbery in the death of a 58-year-old man this week. Dallas County authorities say Stephen Sizemore was shot and killed in his homeMore >>
A Dallas County 18-year-old has been charged with capital murder and robbery in the death of a 58-year-old man this week.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:40:42 GMT
(WMC) – New research found a parent's work schedule may influence their child's weight, but there are some ways to help prevent children from becoming overweight. According to the Center for Disease ControlMore >>
New research found a parent's work schedule may influence their child's weight, but there are some ways to help prevent children from becoming overweight.More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati Fire Union officials say 71 fewer firefighters on the force will, in some cases, increase response times up to a couple minutes.
However, the smaller staff and longer response times could be a formula for higher insurance premiums.
"Less police protection and less fire protection, it is reasonable to assume the rates will ultimately go up because of it," said Tom Tassert, President of HTT Insurance Agency.
For many years, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has given the City of Cincinnati Fire Department a 2-rating. It's the second highest rating a department can receive. Insurance companies use this rating to calculate home insurance premiums.
"It's very important," said Tassert. "Cincinnati has always had a very favorable protection class rating."
Local 48 President Matt Alter says 71fewer firefighters will impact Cincinnati residents' pocket book.
"It absolutely could effect the ISO rating, which would mean your insurance would go up," said Matt Alter, President of Cincinnati Fire Fighter Union Local 48. "So you effectively could pay more for your insurance for less of a service."
FOX19 asked City Manager Milton Dohoney if the ISO rating would drop.
"I don't know that we are at that point," said Dohoney. "We are going to have on average about 10 brownouts a day."
Insurance agents say fewer firefighters and less cops could have an impact not only on home insurance premiums, but also on car insurance premiums.
Experts say it's too early to determine how much premiums would increase if the ISO rating is dropped.