Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:36 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:23:27 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:09:20 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:08:50 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...Full Story >
President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.Full Story >
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -
Voters in Fairfield will have the choice to vote for or against a school bond on the November ballot.
The 2.62 mill bond will help generate more than $60 million
to partner with funds from the Ohio School Facilities Commission with a plan
to help build three new schools in the district, bringing the total cost of the
project to about $80 million.
On Thursday, the doors were open
late at two schools that could be replaced so residents could have a chance to see
what they could vote for.
At Central Elementary in
Fairfield, there are plenty of problems. Some walls are cracking, the
floors are damaged, no air conditioning and a lacking security system -- and
that's just scratching the surface.
"The classrooms are
small. They don't accommodate room for the students. The conditions
are deteriorating. We have pipes that are bursting and rusting," said Principal Karrie Gallo.
Those are just a handful of the
problems at Central Elementary, which was built in 1929. Just across the
parking lot sits Fairfield Freshman School, built in 1951. They're two of
the oldest buildings in the district.
If passed, the bond would replace
them and build another elementary school. One visitor on Thursday
recognizes the problems, but has a lot to think about.
"I'm still formulating my
opinion. I want to see all the numbers that the district is going to come
up with. I want to see what needs there are," said Michael Berding of Fairfield Township.
The bond will cost homeowners
$91.70 a year for each $100,000 the home is worth.
It might not seem like much, but
for one voter, this issue is something she just can't get behind.
"I'm a single mom, and the
way the economy is, it's tough, and I don't want my house payment going up any
more. No, I will vote this issue down," said the woman, who declined to
give FOX19 her name.
The Ohio School Facilities
Commission has already approved $19 million to help with the projects.
However, Fairfield won't see that money if the bond issue doesn't pass.
"We're not being
facetious. We're not asking for luxuries. We're asking for
necessities," Gallo told FOX19.
If the bond passes, construction
could start in 2014 with students moving in for classes in the fall of 2016.
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >