Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:59:31 GMT
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:48 GMT
Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:18:52 GMT
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:44:06 GMT
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Ohio school districts will see varied adjustments to their state funding allotments under a newly proposed school-funding plan.
Under Governor Kasich's proposal, no district will see a funding cut.
There are allotments for more than 600 districts, including adjustments to compensate for differences in income, in addition to gifted education, special needs, English language learners and early childhood access.
Cincinnati Public will see a 7% boost, or $8.8 million funding increase.
Princeton City Schools will get a 25% increase in the targeted funding.
"We appreciate his efforts," said Princeton City Schools Superintendent Gary Pack. "It's tough when you're in a recession and trying to figure all these things out."
Pack was in Columbus when Governor John Kasich announced his funding plan to superintendents from across the state.
"Since there was not any communication to local school districts, or local school boards of what to expect... People in the room were surprised to say the least," Pack recounted.
He is worried, however, the numbers send the wrong message.
"People in our community are going to say ‘Oh my gosh we just passed a levy, passed a bond to build a brand new school and now you guys are getting 25 percent [increase in] money'," he worried. "First of all, it's proposed. We haven't received anything yet."
He points out there are still nearly five months until the state budget has to be finalized.
While Princeton has nearly $650,000 dollars in additional funds for targeted students headed their way, Dr. Pack argues it still doesn't make up for the 40 percent cut he says they were hit with in 2010.
"We're still about two and a half million dollars short in the state funding from what they took two years ago," the superintendent told FOX19.
Dr. Pack says the additional aid makes up just one percent of the district's $60 million budget.
"It gets us back close to where we were, but it's not equal funding," he said.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:49:04 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >