Friday, August 1 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:03:23 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
WALNUT HILLS (FOX19) -
Cincinnati city council voted today to make a 'haunted' Walnut Hills school a local historical landmark.
The Windsor Elementary school opened in the 1800's.
Now that Windsor school is a historical landmark, that's the first step in turning it into a place where residents can live.
"That's a bad spirit and I ain't trying to have that bad spirit in front of my home," said Darryl Newman.
A vacant, some say haunted building, sits in this quiet Walnut Hills neighborhood. And residents are eager to see this historic school developed.
"I think they just need to tear it down, do something with it," said Mary Robinson.
Robinson used to live right across the street and says there are some freaky things happening inside.
"I'd come outside with my dog and the lights are flickering on and off and I'm like how is that happening, this school has been vacant for years," said Robinson.
Some people have allegedly spotted ghosts and there's been paranormal tours at the school in recent years.
"Keep those people from coming over here doing the ghost busters and let them do that somewhere else," said Newman.
The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is helping to scare the ghosts away by supporting plans to turn the Windsor School into a 40 unit apartment complex.
"You're starting to see across the city these schools being re-used in creative ways. Obviously they'll be very unique apartments being in a very historical school like that," said Kevin Wright, director of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation.
Kevin Wright says he's not afraid that people will be too spooked to live here.
"Some people might not like that, some people might but it lends itself to at least exploring the health of the building," said Wright.
Darryl Newman supports plans to renovate, but he has other ideas.
"I want to see them do something creative with it. Something that's active for the adults like a bingo hall," said Newman.
Wright says with the changing of the business district too, it's clear other investors want to do their part to develop the neighborhood.
"20 years ago Walnut Hills had a population of about 15,000 people and now it has a population of about 6,000 so this is a sign that Walnut Hills is on its way back," said Wright.
Now that the school is an historic landmark, it's eligible to apply for state historic tax credit.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.