Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span into a river below as the driver watched the structure...Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Britain scrambled fighter jets Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two British...Full Story >
A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow.Full Story >
A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter, but no casualties or damage were reported.Full Story >
FIFA's new anti-racism task force will ask soccer's governing body next week to approve a mandatory five-match minimum ban for any player found guilty of racist abuse, a person with knowledge of the situation...Full Story >
FIFA's new anti-racism task force will ask soccer's governing body next week to approve a mandatory five-match minimum ban for any player found guilty of racist abuse, a person with knowledge of the situation said...Full Story >
QUEENSGATE, OH (FOX19) -
After unveiling his new plan to reform and fund schools, Ohio Governor John Kasich took his proposal on the road to Cincinnati some 24 hours later.
The Governor touted his plan for superintendents at Taft Technical High School on Friday.
Kasich says the school-funding overhaul is focused on giving all students the resources to succeed. The plan is expected to include months of debate over Ohio's education direction.
The highlights of the plan include a boost to districts that are lagging in property values and household incomes and increasing tax supported school vouchers. In fact, overall funding would increase.
While the Governor's plan is earning high marks from area superintendents, not everyone was sold.
Kasich says the new funding plan is just a part of a series of reforms designed to improve education around the state, and one of the first things he asked for was that politics be kept out of the process.
"We're not interested in playing politics with resources that are designed to help kids learn and succeed," said Kasich.
The governor also revealed more resources for education are now available because the state has balanced its budget and growth in the labor market.
"When we have growing jobs inside of our state, it produces the revenue that we want to do the things that we really think are important and are priorities, and nothing is a higher priority than K-12 education."
Cincinnati school Superintendent, Mary Ronan, says she gives the plan high marks. "I do believe this will be wonderful for Cincinnati public schools, so thank you very much."
Loveland School Superintendent John Marshhausen said, "I'm really encouraged by the opportunities that we're going to have to innovate and try new things in an atmosphere, and it's not punitive."
Chris Burrows, Superintendent of Georgetown Schools, conveyed, "The thing that really excites me is we've shifted. They've shifted for us from a managerial role to leadership."
However, not everyone was as positive about Gov. Kasich's school reform plan.
FOX19 spoke with Amelia High School teacher, Stacy Recker, who expressed it as disappointing.
"We have not seen the full plan yet, but until it restores the $1.1 billion in cuts, which was a historic cut to Ohio's schools that has harmed, irreparably harmed, Ohio students."
The Governor says so far, he's gotten positive feedback from lawmakers.
The legislature is expected to consider the matter in the coming months.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >