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  • Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:43:21 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
  • Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:27:14 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
  • Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:24:35 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
  • Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:53:51 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
  • How to take the stress out of school

    How to take the stress out of school

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:17:45 GMT
    You've heard of a coffee break. That's for adults, but the same idea applies to kids. If you're feeling overwhelmed, it might be time for a brain-break. When your kids head back to school, experts say, the biggest steps you can take are ones to cut down on stress. Erin Wiley is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She'll tell you reducing stress at school starts at home."Today I let my kids know, 'you probably will forget something. You probably won't know where something is. You might...
    You've heard of a coffee break. That's for adults, but the same idea applies to kids. If you're feeling overwhelmed, it might be time for a brain-break. When your kids head back to school, experts say, the biggest steps you can take are ones to cut down on stress. Erin Wiley is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She'll tell you reducing stress at school starts at home."Today I let my kids know, 'you probably will forget something. You probably won't know where something is. You might...
  • First day of class at TPS

    First day of class at TPS

    Toledo Public Schools students headed back to class Tuesday morning. Some were apprehensive, while most parents were excited to drop their kids off.
  • TPS holds open houses before first day of class

    TPS holds open houses before first day of class

    Several TPS locations held open houses Monday night before Toledo Public Schools students head back to class Tuesday.
  • TPS Back to School Bash for teachers, administrators

    TPS Back to School Bash for teachers, administrators

    Students at Toledo Public Schools are getting ready to head back to class, and TPS administrators and teachers are getting ready for the first day of school. Before school starts, district leaders wanted to show the staff some support.
  • Court will hear dispute on charter school equipment

    Court will hear dispute on charter school equipment

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:38:49 GMT
    The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by charter schools that they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.
    The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by charter schools that they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.
  • Archbold Marching Blue Streaks going high-tech

    Archbold Marching Blue Streaks going high-tech

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-24 12:57:36 GMT
    When the Marching Blue Streaks take the field during halftime, you'll hear the Familiar Friday night sounds of woodwind, brass and percussion. What you won't hear are the silent touch-screens that keep them in line. Archbold's marching band is taking a cue from Ohio State University, And using I-pads to run through marching drills."We saw that they were using their I-pads for drill," says band director Beth Voll, "and since we already had the I-pads, we figured maybe we could do the same thin...
    When the Marching Blue Streaks take the field during halftime, you'll hear the Familiar Friday night sounds of woodwind, brass and percussion. What you won't hear are the silent touch-screens that keep them in line. Archbold's marching band is taking a cue from Ohio State University, And using I-pads to run through marching drills."We saw that they were using their I-pads for drill," says band director Beth Voll, "and since we already had the I-pads, we figured maybe we could do the same thin...
  • Authorities warn incoming students of potential campus crime

    Authorities warn incoming students of potential campus crime

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:23:42 GMT
     As college campuses welcome back thousands of students, campus police are getting ready for an increase in crime that inevitably happens each year. Authorities want to make sure students make their own safety a priority.
     As college campuses welcome back thousands of students, campus police are getting ready for an increase in crime that inevitably happens each year. Authorities want to make sure students make their own safety a priority.
  • Schools brace for Common Core learning curve

    Schools brace for Common Core learning curve

    It's something a lot of people in education are talking about: Common Core. The new computer-based testing will be implemented in Ohio Schools this fall, but some state lawmakers say they want to repeal it. 13abc's Kristian Brown reports that, in the meantime, schools are bracing for the learning curve. Common Core Practice Test: http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/
  • BGSU students moving in for new school year

    BGSU students moving in for new school year

     

  • Most Ohio schools saying goodbye to calamity days

    Most Ohio schools saying goodbye to calamity days

    After last year's brutal winter, most Ohio schools are saying goodbye to calamity days and will be changing to an hour-based schedule, similar to schools in Michigan.
  • Perrysburg School District Water Plan

    Perrysburg School District Water Plan

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:08:05 GMT
    Letter from Perrysburg School District to parents: Dear Parents, Guardians, Faculty and Staff Members,On Sunday, August 2, 2014, many residents in the Perrysburg School District and throughout Greater Toledo were not able to drink or use tap water in their homes or businesses. All six of the Perrysburg School District buildings were impacted as well. The purpose of this letter is to share with parents and residents our response if this event were to occur again during the school year. Like ...
    Letter from Perrysburg School District to parents: Dear Parents, Guardians, Faculty and Staff Members,On Sunday, August 2, 2014, many residents in the Perrysburg School District and throughout Greater Toledo were not able to drink or use tap water in their homes or businesses. All six of the Perrysburg School District buildings were impacted as well. The purpose of this letter is to share with parents and residents our response if this event were to occur again during the school year. Like ...
  • Local coupon expert bags big back to school savings

    Local coupon expert bags big back to school savings

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:54:29 GMT
    If you're a parent you know how much it can cost to get the kids back in class. According to the National Retail Federation spending will be up about 5% this year on clothes, shoes, electronics and supplies. When it comes to supplies we wanted to find some of the best deals in town 13abc's Lissa Guyton hit the stores with a local savings expert. Joni Meyer-Crothers is a nationally recognized coupon clipper. We were amazed at what she was able to buy for less than a dollar and she is sharing a...
    If you're a parent you know how much it can cost to get the kids back in class. According to the National Retail Federation spending will be up about 5% this year on clothes, shoes, electronics and supplies. When it comes to supplies we wanted to find some of the best deals in town 13abc's Lissa Guyton hit the stores with a local savings expert. Joni Meyer-Crothers is a nationally recognized coupon clipper. We were amazed at what she was able to buy for less than a dollar and she is sharing a...
  • St. Francis launches new app

    St. Francis launches new app

    St. Francis students head back to class Wednesday, and every year The Knight's go a little more high tech. This year, if parents, teachers or students want information, there's an "app" for that. 13abc's Christina Williams has the story.
  • Six great Back-to-School Apps

    Six great Back-to-School Apps

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:01:41 GMT
    Navigating the app store can be pretty confusing, almost as hectic as Back to School. We've put together a list of six great apps that can help.
    Navigating the app store can be pretty confusing, almost as hectic as Back to School. We've put together a list of six great apps that can help.
  • Toledo’s first bilingual academy starts school year

    Toledo’s first bilingual academy starts school year

    Monday was the first day of class for students, teachers and administrators at a new charter school. Toledo Smart Elementary is brand new this year, and it's the city's first bilingual academy. 13abc's McKenzie Kuehnlein has the story.
  • TPS will keep Calamity Days this Fall

    TPS will keep Calamity Days this Fall

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:46:35 GMT
    Toledo Public Schools is hoping this winter will not be as brutal as it was last year.The school district will continue to use snow days this school year.Most Ohio schools will be going to hours so that schools can have more of a flexible schedule should winter weather become a problem. TPS Chief Academic Officer Jim Gault tells 13 ABC,"we are still on a 5 day format because in our agreement with the teachers union it has our calendar set. now when that expires in 2015-2016 we will then conv...
    Toledo Public Schools is hoping this winter will not be as brutal as it was last year.The school district will continue to use snow days this school year.Most Ohio schools will be going to hours so that schools can have more of a flexible schedule should winter weather become a problem. TPS Chief Academic Officer Jim Gault tells 13 ABC,"we are still on a 5 day format because in our agreement with the teachers union it has our calendar set. now when that expires in 2015-2016 we will then conv...
  • Making kids aware of bullying

    Making kids aware of bullying

    Experts say to stop bullying every person in a child's life must be aware and engaged in the process. A special Back to School report.

    Experts say to stop bullying every person in a child's life must be aware and engaged in the process. A special Back to School report.

  • Perrysburg schools add cameras to all buses

    Perrysburg schools add cameras to all buses

    Perrysburg school buses will have another layer of security this year. All of the busses are loaded with cameras in the hopes of making sure kids are safe on the bus. 13abc's Kristian Brown spent the day at the transportation hub.
  • Some Michigan students attend school year round

    Some Michigan students attend school year round

    Students in Michigan still have nearly three weeks of summer left, but one district in Lenawee County is already back in class. It's part of a pilot program where students attend school year-round. 13abc's Christina Williams explains how the balanced school year works.
  • Winterfield Venture Academy heads back to school

    Winterfield Venture Academy heads back to school

    Hundreds of Winterfield Venture Academy students headed back to their classrooms Tuesday. While teachers are learning names, students are making the transition from summer fun to student success.
  • State Highway Patrol inspects buses for new school year

    State Highway Patrol inspects buses for new school year

     The Ohio Highway Patrol is inspecting school buses for the upcoming school year.

     The Ohio Highway Patrol is inspecting school buses for the upcoming school year.

  • First day of school at Saint Ursula Academy

    First day of school at Saint Ursula Academy

    Monday was the first day of school for Saint Ursula Academy. The school normally starts earlier than most schools. Today we spent the day talking with students about the start of a new school year. Here's 13abc's Kristian Brown with more.
  • Harsh Ohio winter delays school report cards

    Harsh Ohio winter delays school report cards

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:33:10 GMT
    Ohio school officials say the late release of district report cards due to winter weather is inconvenient as teachers and administrators prepare for the new school year.
    Ohio school officials say the late release of district report cards due to winter weather is inconvenient as teachers and administrators prepare for the new school year.
  • TPS opens first gender-based high school this fall

    TPS opens first gender-based high school this fall

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:27:54 GMT
    This is Jones Leadership Academy. Toledo Public Schools first gender based high school.Toledo Public Schools gender based elementary students will now have a high school to attend...instead of transferring to same sex private schools. Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant tells 13 ABC, "that's what being tps proud is all about being competitive...one of our missions is to be excellent in all that you do and you have to continue to evolve and meet the needs of the community" The principal Dr. Ward...
    This is Jones Leadership Academy. Toledo Public Schools first gender based high school.Toledo Public Schools gender based elementary students will now have a high school to attend...instead of transferring to same sex private schools. Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant tells 13 ABC, "that's what being tps proud is all about being competitive...one of our missions is to be excellent in all that you do and you have to continue to evolve and meet the needs of the community" The principal Dr. Ward...
  • Grants approved for innovation in Ohio schools

    Grants approved for innovation in Ohio schools

    Ohio officials have approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools and educational entities from an innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich.
    Ohio officials have approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools and educational entities from an innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich.
  • EducationMore>>

  • Early Head Start aims to offer services for whole family

    Early Head Start aims to offer services for whole family

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:44:51 GMT
    Students in Toledo's Head Start program are headed back to school soon. For the first time the program is being run by Toledo Public Schools.
    Students in Toledo's Head Start program are headed back to school soon. For the first time the program is being run by Toledo Public Schools.
  • Ohio school chief unhappy with Youngstown's progress

    Ohio school chief unhappy with Youngstown's progress

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:27:10 GMT
    Ohio's top education official tells a newspaper that he's unhappy with the progress of improvements in Youngstown's beleaguered city schools.
    Ohio's top education official tells a newspaper that he's unhappy with the progress of improvements in Youngstown's beleaguered city schools.
  • Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:43:21 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...