House Speaker John Boehner says the sooner the government starts addressing its fiscal problems, the sooner the economy will begin to improve.  Boehner spoke with employees of Vinylmax, a window manufacturer in Hamilton, during a tour of the company's plant Monday. 

He says investors and business people around the country are looking for some certainty about what Washington is going to do.


Hamilton's popular IceFest is back this weekend. The two-day festival features more than 80 ice sculptures scattered throughout downtown.

Chairman Tim Naab says this year's theme is "landmarks of the world".