Monday, May 20 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:15:07 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofFull Story >
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:50 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:50:26 GMT
Sherry Lakey said her 32-year-old son, Scott, would probably be dead if it wasn't for a group of quick thinking neighbors. "He's doing ok," she said. "Thankfully, because he has two little girls to thinkFull Story >
Sherry Lakey said her 32-year-old son, Scott, would probably be dead if it wasn't for a group of quick-thinking neighbors.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:47 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:47:15 GMT
Here's what you can expect Tuesday on the FOX19 Morning News. Jeff Creighton and Frank Marzullo have the Storm Tracker Forecast starting at 4:30 a.m. Warmer weather but ‘tis the season for some healthyFull Story >
Here's a look at the fun you can expect on the FOX19 Morning News.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:33 GMT
A man is accused of stalking the Flying Pig Marathon's Executive Director, and then bringing a concealed handgun to the race. Prosecutors say 49-year-old David Moore called Executive Director Iris Simpson-BushFull Story >
A Hamilton County man is indicted on charges of stalking the Flying Pig Marathon's Executive Director, and then bringing a concealed handgun to the race.Full Story >
The Supreme Court is taking a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open meetings in an upstate New York town.Full Story >
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open public meetings.Full Story >
local school district worries the perception of casino revenues could
negatively impact long term community support for increased school funding.
schools will get nearly $38 million from taxes levied against the
casinos in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo in an upcoming installment of
money will be distributed on a per-pupil basis, biannually, to more than 1000
school districts and charter schools. More money will come when Cincinnati's
casino opens in March.
largest payment in Hamilton County goes to Cincinnati Public Schools which will
receive $642,000. In Warren County, Mason Schools rake in the most at more than
$223,000. West Clermont Schools get more than $166,000. Finally, in Butler
County Lakota schools will receive nearly $352,000.
While more than $350,000 dollars sounds like a lot
of money, to help put it into perspective the district's electricity bill alone
is $1.9 million annually.
"It's becoming much more difficult to get items for
your classroom," Lakota Plains Junior School math teacher Aaron Nunley told
FOX19. "Certainly the district is trying to do everything it can to provide
what it can for students but there's only so much money to go around."
Nunley crunched the numbers and found the math
worked out to about 20 dollars per student from this first installment of
casino revenue. He says that will not buy much these days unless you figure out
how to multiply its impact.
"It really isn't that much money, it's half of a
text book but if you can take that and leverage it into something larger than
it is that's when you begin to do things," he argued.
Nunley says support from the school's PTO has been
critical in the current money-strapped climate. He believe options like grants
can be great tools for leveraging available funds.
"It's a lot of money. It's great for schools that
they'll have it," Lakota's district spokesperson Randy Oppenheimer said, going
on to put it in context. "In a district the size of Lakota it's less than a
day's operating expenses."
The district is worried the revenue will erase the
community's concern for the schools' money woes.
"The fear is that the perception will be this
solves all the school's financial problems and it clearly does not,"
If that perception can spread in the community,
they worry it could spread in Columbus as well.
"Our other fear is that when the state funding for
schools is finalized over the next few months a similar amount of money will
disappear out of what you were going to get from the state," Oppenheimer said.
"You'll end up right back where you started and there won't be nearly as much
attention to that as there is to this money coming."
While districts are thankful to get any money they
can, the casino revenue did not come a surprise and many districts had already
included the money in their budgets.
In Lakota Local Schools, Oppenheimer says they have
been conservative in their estimations of just how much money would come in. In
the end, he says they got about ten thousand dollars more than they had
The next distribution of casino revenue will come
Monday, May 20 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:48:36 GMT
You can buy a little luck for just $7, thanks to a Craigslist post. A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoon The posting reads, "I haveFull Story >
A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoonFull Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:56:23 GMT
A Colerain Township man is arrested on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl. Toussaint Thrower, 37, is accused of committing the crime over a period of two years. He is expected to appear in court thisFull Story >
The police report also states the victim is pregnant and the act happened at least four times between 5-18-2011 and 1-1-2013.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:08:33 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.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 20 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:13:28 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died.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 >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:31:32 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 >
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