Friday, May 17 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-05-17 14:46:30 GMT
Based on Toledo's 2012 census, the poverty rate here is 18 percent, well above the national average. That's why four college friends, all soccer players from the Midwest, are taking matters into their own... feet.Full Story >
Based on Toledo's 2012 census, the poverty rate here is 18 percent, well above the national average. That's why four college friends, all soccer players from the Midwest, are taking matters into their own... feet. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:08:33 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 groundFull Story >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:06:19 GMT
A Dearborn County jury has convicted a man of beating an Indiana woman to death with a skillet and a pepper grinder. Charles Stephenson faces life in prison for the murder of Leigh Jennings, 67. SentencingFull Story >
A Dearborn County jury has convicted a man of beating an Indiana woman to death with a skillet and a pepper grinder. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.Full Story >
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set...Full Story >
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY (FOX19) -
The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted
unanimously Wednesday to direct the adoption of a tobacco-free campus policy.
board's action authorizes NKU President Geoffrey Mearns to develop the details
of the policy and to appoint a Tobacco-Free Campus Task Force to develop
recommendations for the transition and the policy's implementation. The
transition process will include students, faculty, staff and visitors, and
could take up to 18 months.
Mearns said this action reflects the university's ongoing
commitment to supporting an environment that is clean, healthy and safe for
"NKU has been consistently recognized for its commitment to health and
wellness," Mearns said. "Today we begin the next step toward improving our
campus atmosphere. Our goal is to provide a healthy environment for our
students and, in turn, a healthy workforce for local employers."
NKU joins the movement already implemented by the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Miami University.
NKU already has a tobacco policy in place with no smoking inside any campus building and designated areas available for smokers. The sale or free distribution of tobacco products is also prohibited.
Supporters of the movement say by going tobacco free, NKU becomes a smoke-free workplace. As a result, non-smokers would no longer encounter unwanted second-hand smoke. However, those who oppose the campus' smoking ban argue smokers would be forced to leave campus or make a drastic lifestyle change.
"I'd rather not leave campus to go smoke a cigarette, but you know, who knows," said Joshua Ross, smoker and senior at Northern Kentucky University.
"I mean, I don't like being around it, and if it's banned, I'm not around it," added Jimmy Hillman, sophomore, non-smoker at NKU.
Across the country, the ability to smoke in a public place is disappearing. College campuses are among the most recent establishments to join the effort to become smoke -free.
According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, more than 1,000 campuses across the country are 100 percent smoke free with no exemptions, with 766 on a 100 percent tobacco-free policy.
"If it happens, it's going to be a move in the right direction to help create a healthier and happier future for all the students here," said Erik Pederson, student body president at NKU. "A lot of the students have tried to quit smoking. They've just unsuccessfully done so."
For many smokers, the change is forcing them not only away from building entrances, but off campus entirely.
"In a way it's fair, because you shouldn't have to walk through somewhere where it smells like smoke if you're not a smoker," Ross added. "But it's not convenient for a smoker either, so it's not fair for everybody."
NKU is the tenth school in Kentucky to become 100 percent tobacco-free. Ohio also has 10 schools that have eliminated tobacco entirely.
In 2009, the American College Health Association adopted a "no
tobacco use" policy, encouraging colleges and universities to be diligent in
their efforts to achieve campus-wide tobacco-free environments.
aren't the only organizations making the transition. More than 48 percent of
the US population is now protected by 100 percent smoke-free workplace,
restaurant and bar laws. As of November 2012, 31.4 percent of Kentuckians were
covered by these comprehensive workplace laws and regulations. In northern
Kentucky, Kenton County has adopted a smoke-free law and a number of
significant employers, including St. Elizabeth HealthCare, have enacted
"Our culture of health is creating an environment in which employees are
choosing to make healthier lifestyle choices, and are freely accessing the
comprehensive support that is available to them," Mearns said. "As leaders in
our community, we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to act – to
further protect the health of our students, employees and visitors; to further
support the expectation that living, learning and working environments be
tobacco-free; and to be fiscally accountable by doing our part in reducing the
enormous economic burden that tobacco use has on our society."
Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.Full Story >
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:51:11 GMT
As we continue our series, "Around the World in Cincinnati," our Tracey Johnson shares the connection they have with the Nigerian community here in the tri state. Tracey says that she knew it would beFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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