Monday, July 28 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:57:33 GMT
Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.Full Story >
A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:57:10 GMT
Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.Full Story >
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:13 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The U.S. Department of Education is giving the state of Ohio $21 million to turn around low performing schools.
The money is part of the department's School Improvement Grants (SIG).
In the state of Ohio nine Cincinnati Public Schools are on the list:
Virtual High School
Rothenberg Preparatory Academy
Woodward Career Tech High
South Avondale Elementary
William H. Taft Elementary
George Hays-Jennie Porter
Schroder Paideia High School
West Side Montessori High School
The state ranks every school in every district from the lowest Academic Emergency, Academic Watch, Continuous Improvement, Effective to the highest ranking of Excellent.
CPS says the grant money has been used the past two years to take all but one school out of Academic Emergency.
South Avondale Elementary School is a perfect example. It jumped from Academic Emergency to Effective in just one year.
"We've hired external coaches to work with our teachers, to work with our principals so when that money goes away that SIG money goes away they have the ability to carry on and lead on," says CPS Assistant Superintendent Bill Myles.
CPS is also putting more emphasis on what happens after school making it easier for working and single parents.
"It helps with their dinners it also helps with their homework for those parents whose working and they can't be there to help those kids and make sure they get that homework done," says Karen Jeffries.
In Lower Price Hill, Oyler School worked its way out of Academic Emergency into Continuous Improvement and has maintained that ranking for two years.
"We're working very closely with after school programming, tutoring to kind of educate the entire child not just academics but as well as all the other needs that need to be met," says Oyler Principal Craig Hockenberry.
We have been able to accomplish this because of some these extra fundings that we've had. Some of our schools that were struggling are no longer struggling, they are great neighborhood schools," says Myles.
Neighborhood schools like South Avondale and Oyler that have set the bar high and now need to achieve even better rankings in the future.
Monday, July 28 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:07:25 GMT
CINCINNATI, OH (WXIX) – A FOX19 investigation's uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven moreFull Story >
A FOX19 investigation uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven more than $13 million in loans since 2005 and plans to forgive more in the future.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:34:58 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:25:24 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team. The pizza will now be served at Paul Brown Stadium and fans will be able to take advantage of giveawaysFull Story >
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:36 GMT
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Officers were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. May 22 for a U.S. Bank robbery at 9430Full Story >
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Full Story >
635 W. 7th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Switchboard: (513) 421-1919
Newsroom: (513) 421-0119
Press releases: desk@FOX19.com