Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:16:37 GMT
Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.Full Story >
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.Full Story >
At a meeting on Thursday
evening, the Fairfield City
School District's Board of Education voted 4-0 to terminate the continuing
contract of teacher Gil Voigt. One Board member was absent.
Voigt has been
on unpaid leave since December 24, 2013.
Voigt, a science teacher,
reportedly responded to a student who said he wanted to be president by saying
that our country does not need another black president.
"It's not something
we're going to tolerate," said Fairfield school board member Don Nuss, who
voted with the board to suspend Voigt and to recommend his termination.
Voigt told school officials
he was misquoted. He says he commented that the country couldn't afford another
president like Barack Obama, but that skin color had nothing to do with his
observation to the student who wants to be president. Voigt is white.
On April 11, Referee's Report from Gregory S. Page,
an attorney assigned by the Ohio Department of Education to make a
recommendation to the Fairfield Board of Education, was received by both the
Fairfield City School District and Voigt. The report recommended the termination of Voigt.
felt that the evidence was sufficient to support the termination of Mr. Voigt's
Superintendent Paul Otten. "The referee recommended such termination, and the Board has
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:22:05 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 >
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 >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:47:23 GMT
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in...Full Story >
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California...Full Story >
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