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  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Former student sues band director and school district

    Former student sues band director and school district

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:15:53 GMT
    Brianna Linkfield used to attend Jefferson HighSchool. She says last yearshe witnessed her band mate being duct taped by her band director Brian Sullivan . Instead of being silent, the honor roll student says she blew the whistle and paid the price.
    Brianna Linkfield used to attend Jefferson HighSchool. She says last yearshe witnessed her band mate being duct taped by her band director Brian Sullivan . Instead of being silent, the honor roll student says she blew the whistle and paid the price.
  • 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.
  • BGSU Rec Center Reopens with a beautiful facelift

    BGSU Rec Center Reopens with a beautiful facelift

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:36:18 GMT
    After four years of planning including a year of construction, Bowling Green State University students can hit the gym at their renovated Recreation Center.
    After four years of planning including a year of construction, Bowling Green State University students can hit the gym at their renovated Recreation Center.
  • 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.
  • Living in Early Ohio Reenactment at Ft. Meigs

    Living in Early Ohio Reenactment at Ft. Meigs

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:19:36 GMT
    It is the simple life. Dipping candles to use to light your home. Shaving and carving wood to build your own furniture. And cooking over a fire.
    It is the simple life. Dipping candles to use to light your home. Shaving and carving wood to build your own furniture. And cooking over a fire.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Laptops stolen from Clay Avenue Middle School

    Laptops stolen from Clay Avenue Middle School

    An area charter school is searching for a thief who took off with more than two dozen laptops. It happened at Imagine Clay Avenue Middle School on Horace Street. 13abc’s Christina Williams explains how the theft is sparking immediate security changes.
  • Perrysburg unveils water plan in wake of crisis

    Perrysburg unveils water plan in wake of crisis

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:43 GMT
    Perrysburg Schools is stock piling water just in case another water ban goes into effect while students are in school.Today they received 100 cases of water. Aura Norris is Perrysburg's Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations. She tells 13ABC,"We want to have school continue we want the kids to feel comfortable coming to school...we have bottled water and paper products so that we can prepare food that doesn't involve water." Aura Norris is Perrysburg's Executive Director of Huma...
    Perrysburg Schools is stock piling water just in case another water ban goes into effect while students are in school.Today they received 100 cases of water. Aura Norris is Perrysburg's Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations. She tells 13ABC,"We want to have school continue we want the kids to feel comfortable coming to school...we have bottled water and paper products so that we can prepare food that doesn't involve water." Aura Norris is Perrysburg's Executive Director of Huma...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Back-To-School fair offers plenty of learning opportunities for kids

    Back-To-School fair offers plenty of learning opportunities for kids

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:23:30 GMT
    A Back-To-School fair at the Franklin Park Mall featured everything from a helping hand with school supplies to information about a programs that can help them get ahead in life.
    A Back-To-School fair at the Franklin Park Mall featured everything from a helping hand with school supplies to information about a programs that can help them get ahead in life.
  • ODOT holds meeting on Mccord Rd Underpass Project

    ODOT holds meeting on Mccord Rd Underpass Project

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:39:28 GMT
    The First day of school for Springfield Local is next Thursday and the commute is on the minds of many.This afternoon ODOT hosted a meeting at the Lodge at Strawberry Acres to explain how the 23 million dollar project will affect drivers.ODOT is working to create an underpass at the busy railroad crossing near Springfield High school and a round about at the intersection between the high school and wal-mart Jim Norton is a resident he tells 13ABC, "a lot of people are confused about round ab...
    The First day of school for Springfield Local is next Thursday and the commute is on the minds of many.This afternoon ODOT hosted a meeting at the Lodge at Strawberry Acres to explain how the 23 million dollar project will affect drivers.ODOT is working to create an underpass at the busy railroad crossing near Springfield High school and a round about at the intersection between the high school and wal-mart Jim Norton is a resident he tells 13ABC, "a lot of people are confused about round ab...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • White students no longer majority at school

    White students no longer majority at school

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:30:54 GMT
    The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.
    The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.
  • Easing seen in college loans

    Easing seen in college loans

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:38:43 GMT
    The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans.
    The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans.
  • Waite HS principal continues tradition

    Waite HS principal continues tradition

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:40:09 GMT
    Todd Deem walks the halls of Waite High school.It's his first day as Principal. Deem will not experience the normal learning curve that some new principals face.Like TPS Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant, Deem grew up on the East side and is a TPS proud graduate of Waite High School class of 88.He tells 13 abc, "It is an amazing feeling and one of complete honor and i'm very happy to be back."Deem replaces another Waite High School alum, Former Principal Dave Yenrick. Waite has had 11 princi...
    Todd Deem walks the halls of Waite High school.It's his first day as Principal. Deem will not experience the normal learning curve that some new principals face.Like TPS Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant, Deem grew up on the East side and is a TPS proud graduate of Waite High School class of 88.He tells 13 abc, "It is an amazing feeling and one of complete honor and i'm very happy to be back."Deem replaces another Waite High School alum, Former Principal Dave Yenrick. Waite has had 11 princi...
  • 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...
  • TPS unveils NEW changes for the Fall

    TPS unveils NEW changes for the Fall

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:31:27 GMT
    Toledo Public Schools has even more changes in the pipeline for this fall.This year all elementary students will receive free lunches as well as a free breakfast.For the first time--TPS will also be running Head Start, which starts September 2nd.The football stadiums at Scott and Woodward will be ready for the fall season.For more details on the upcoming school year....log onto www.tps.org
    Toledo Public Schools has even more changes in the pipeline for this fall.This year all elementary students will receive free lunches as well as a free breakfast.For the first time--TPS will also be running Head Start, which starts September 2nd.The football stadiums at Scott and Woodward will be ready for the fall season.For more details on the upcoming school year....log onto www.tps.org
  • Springfield Schools looks forward after levy defeat

    Springfield Schools looks forward after levy defeat

    Cuts are on the way for Springfield Schools after voters overwhelmingly rejected its latest levy request. 69 percent of voters said "No" to the districts 7.9 mill levy request, according to the unofficial results. 13abc's Kristian Brown sat down with the superintendent to find out what’s next for the district.
  • Breaking News

    Water crisis: Mayor's announcement pushed back again

    Water crisis: Mayor's announcement pushed back again

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-08-04 10:22:37 GMT
    The city is asking anyone who receives water from Toledo to avoid drinking or boiling the water.Chemists testing water at Toledo's Collins Park Water Treatment Plant tested for microcystin in excess of the recommended amount. This affects Lucas County and parts of Michigan.
    Governor John Kasich and Toledo Mayor Collins say the city will have to wait for additional test results before making a decision about whether or not to lift the ban on drinking water from Toledo's treatment plant.
  • Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:00:25 GMT
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
  • TPS to host job fair

    TPS to host job fair

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:13:42 GMT
    The Toledo Public School district is searching for people to fill a number of positions. The district is hosting a job fair Thursday. TPS is looking to fill positions for Head Start, along with teaching and non-teaching jobs. The job fair runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It's at the Summit Annex at 1530 Summit Street.
    The Toledo Public School district is searching for people to fill a number of positions. The district is hosting a job fair Thursday. TPS is looking to fill positions for Head Start, along with teaching and non-teaching jobs. The job fair runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It's at the Summit Annex at 1530 Summit Street.
  • Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

    Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:57:38 GMT
    Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area by unifying economic development efforts into one county department.
    Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area by unifying economic development efforts into one county department.
  • House votes to simplify education tax breaks

    House votes to simplify education tax breaks

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:20:08 GMT
    The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.
    The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.
  • Nov. levy for Springfield schools a "back up plan"

    Nov. levy for Springfield schools a "back up plan"

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:56:46 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools are moving forward to put a levy on the November ballot, but school leaders say it's only as a back up.Voters will see a 7.9 mill levy on the August 5th ballot. If it's shot down, board members want to put it on the November ballot and in order to do that, they have to file the paperwork before the August results are known. Wednesday, board members unanimously approved putting a levy, with the same millage, on in November.Sherri Koback, the board president says the l...
    Springfield Local Schools are moving forward to put a levy on the November ballot, but school leaders say it's only as a back up.Voters will see a 7.9 mill levy on the August 5th ballot. If it's shot down, board members want to put it on the November ballot and in order to do that, they have to file the paperwork before the August results are known. Wednesday, board members unanimously approved putting a levy, with the same millage, on in November.Sherri Koback, the board president says the l...
  • Residents split on Springfield Schools August levy

    Residents split on Springfield Schools August levy

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:11:30 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools says they need funding and are asking homeowners for support. In two weeks, voters head to the polls for a special election, but residents are split on another new tax. Springfield has a 7.9 mil levy on the august 5th ballot. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $280 a year and generate $5.5 million each year for the district. But not everyone is on board. 13abc’s Christina Williams talked with some residents who say the district should make do with wha...
    Springfield Local Schools says they need funding and are asking homeowners for support. In two weeks, voters head to the polls for a special election, but residents are split on another new tax. Springfield has a 7.9 mil levy on the august 5th ballot. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $280 a year and generate $5.5 million each year for the district. But not everyone is on board. 13abc’s Christina Williams talked with some residents who say the district should make do with wha...
  • Lucas County starts early Head Start this Fall

    Lucas County starts early Head Start this Fall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:01:20 GMT
    Toledo Day Nursery will serve as an Early Head Start site this Fall. Early Head Start will offer full day, full year programs for children zero to 3...a first for Lucas CountyKristi Hannan is the Early Head Start Director. She tells 13ABC, "Its really another opportunity to provide more services to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers...this gives us more chances to reach families there are a large number of infant and toddlers living in poverty who would benefit from the comprehensive servi...
    Toledo Day Nursery will serve as an Early Head Start site this Fall. Early Head Start will offer full day, full year programs for children zero to 3...a first for Lucas CountyKristi Hannan is the Early Head Start Director. She tells 13ABC, "Its really another opportunity to provide more services to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers...this gives us more chances to reach families there are a large number of infant and toddlers living in poverty who would benefit from the comprehensive servi...
  • Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
  • TPS holding Head Start recruitment fair

    TPS holding Head Start recruitment fair

    If you want to sign your preschooler up for Toledo Head Start, now is the time. Toledo Public Schools is holding a recruitment fair this week to get parents acclimated with how the district will run the program and what services it will provide in the fall.

    If you want to sign your preschooler up for Toledo Head Start, now is the time. Toledo Public Schools is holding a recruitment fair this week to get parents acclimated with how the district will run the program and what services it will provide in the fall.

  • Republican govs modify Common Core

    Republican govs modify Common Core

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:40:46 GMT
    Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors.
    Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors.
  • Flint school district to outsource 185 positions

    Flint school district to outsource 185 positions

    Flint's public school district has approved outsourcing 185 positions including substitute teachers, technology positions and school safety advocates.
    Flint's public school district has approved outsourcing 185 positions including substitute teachers, technology positions and school safety advocates.
  • Gun rights group sues Ohio State over weapons ban

    Gun rights group sues Ohio State over weapons ban

    A gun rights group has sued Ohio State University over its weapons ban, arguing it conflicts with rights provided by state law to permitting law-abiding gun owners.
    A gun rights group has sued Ohio State University over its weapons ban, arguing it conflicts with rights provided by state law to permitting law-abiding gun owners.
  • Children's Services renewal levy likely to be rejected

    Children's Services renewal levy likely to be rejected

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:41:11 GMT
    Children's Services may not get the change to the levy it says it needs to fill gaps in funding.
    Children's Services may not get the change to the levy it says it needs to fill gaps in funding.
  • BGSU plans new $30 million Greek housing village

    BGSU plans new $30 million Greek housing village

    Saturday, July 5 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-06 00:41:33 GMT
    BGSU is planning a new $30 million housing village to help promote fraternities and sororities on campus.
    BGSU is planning a new $30 million housing village to help promote fraternities and sororities on campus.
  • TPS approves Head Start hiring

    TPS approves Head Start hiring

    Major changes are heading to Toledo Public Schools. The district is looking to fill several full and part time positions. 13abc's McKenzie Kuehnlein was at a school board meeting this morning and has the latest.
  • Perrysburg employee faces theft charges

    Perrysburg employee faces theft charges

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:48:10 GMT
    30 year old Eric Whitson was calm and collected during his video arraignment in Perrysburg Municipal CourtThe Perrysburg School district employee is accused of stealing money from the Bowling Green Athletic Booster Club ...then replenishing the money with funds from the Perrysburg school district. Whitson faces two grand theft charges, both are felonies.Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson tells 13 ABC, "both of those counts are related to 2 checks that were issued from the perrysburg school d...
    30 year old Eric Whitson was calm and collected during his video arraignment in Perrysburg Municipal CourtThe Perrysburg School district employee is accused of stealing money from the Bowling Green Athletic Booster Club ...then replenishing the money with funds from the Perrysburg school district. Whitson faces two grand theft charges, both are felonies.Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson tells 13 ABC, "both of those counts are related to 2 checks that were issued from the perrysburg school d...
  • Perrysburg schools employee arrested for theft

    Perrysburg schools employee arrested for theft

    Thursday, July 3 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-03 16:35:38 GMT
    Perrysburg school officials confirm that police arrested district employee Eric Whitson for theft Wednesday afternoon.
    Perrysburg school officials confirm that police arrested district employee Eric Whitson for theft Wednesday afternoon.
  • Toledo's First Bilingual School opens this Fall

    Toledo's First Bilingual School opens this Fall

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:33:47 GMT
    There's a new charter school in town, a first of it's kind. Toledo Smart Elementary school or (TSES) is Toledo's first bilingual school opening this fall. Local Latino leaders like Robert Torres have been working for 15 years to open a school like this one. He tells 13 ABC, "We want to welcome all Toledoans to experience education from a multi cultural prospective truly multicultural in culture and in language. " Toledo Smart is a K-2nd grade school that will teach core subjects in Spanish a...
    There's a new charter school in town, a first of it's kind. Toledo Smart Elementary school or (TSES) is Toledo's first bilingual school opening this fall. Local Latino leaders like Robert Torres have been working for 15 years to open a school like this one. He tells 13 ABC, "We want to welcome all Toledoans to experience education from a multi cultural prospective truly multicultural in culture and in language. " Toledo Smart is a K-2nd grade school that will teach core subjects in Spanish a...
  • “Progeria Hate” page puts cyber-bullying in spotlight

    “Progeria Hate” page puts cyber-bullying in spotlight

    She's loved by many in Northwest Ohio, and she is one of few children in the world with Progeria. But Kaylee Halko's parents say some students at Monclova Elementary went to the extreme to bully her, and they want school leaders to do more to protect students from cyber bullying.
  • Imani Academy closed despite enrollment efforts

    Imani Academy closed despite enrollment efforts

    Imani Learning Academy is closing its doors for good. 13abc's Kristian Brown has been following the story for weeks as administrators fought to keep the school open. Despite the efforts, the academy is closed for good.
  • Jacobs set to receive $1.3 mil in salary and bonuses from UT after stepping down

    Jacobs set to receive $1.3 mil in salary and bonuses from UT after stepping down

    Saturday, June 28 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-06-28 19:52:17 GMT
    The University of Toledo's president is set to receive $1.3 million in salary and bonuses over the next three years after he steps down at the end of this month.
    The University of Toledo's president is set to receive $1.3 million in salary and bonuses over the next three years after he steps down at the end of this month.
  • Budget outlook good for Bedford, still no decision on bond request

    Budget outlook good for Bedford, still no decision on bond request

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-06-27 02:32:29 GMT
    For the first time since the 2011-12 school year, the Bedford district is ending the school year with money in the bank...about $41,000. Leaders say the success didn't come without sacrifice, like closing Temperance Road elementary last June and district-wide employee concessions."What we received in 2011-12 is what propelled us into deficit," says board president, Michael Smith. "We lost $470 per pupil and we had already cut $12 million over the previous nine years so that just sent us over ...
    For the first time since the 2011-12 school year, the Bedford district is ending the school year with money in the bank...about $41,000. Leaders say the success didn't come without sacrifice, like closing Temperance Road elementary last June and district-wide employee concessions."What we received in 2011-12 is what propelled us into deficit," says board president, Michael Smith. "We lost $470 per pupil and we had already cut $12 million over the previous nine years so that just sent us over ...
  • Snyder OKs changes to high school graduation rules

    Snyder OKs changes to high school graduation rules

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-06-25 18:01:31 GMT
    Gov. Rick Snyder has signed changes in Michigan's high school graduation requirements affecting math, foreign language, and health and physical education classes. Two laws signed Wednesday rewrite a provision that gives students flexibility to meet the algebra II credit by taking welding or another career and technical education class.
    Gov. Rick Snyder has signed changes in Michigan's high school graduation requirements affecting math, foreign language, and health and physical education classes. Two laws signed Wednesday rewrite a provision that gives students flexibility to meet the algebra II credit by taking welding or another career and technical education class.
  • Educators in data scandal could lose licenses

    Educators in data scandal could lose licenses

    The state says about 60 educators in Columbus city schools could lose their licenses because of the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal.
    The state says about 60 educators in Columbus city schools could lose their licenses because of the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal.
  • Interim UT president of outgoing Dr. Jacobs: "He has been a good mentor"

    Interim UT president of outgoing Dr. Jacobs: "He has been a good mentor"

    Monday, June 23 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-06-23 22:07:57 GMT
    Doctor Nagi Naganathan takes the reigns temporarily on July 1st at the University of Toledo replacing Doctor Lloyd Jacobs who held the leadership position for eight years.
    Doctor Nagi Naganathan takes the reigns temporarily on July 1st at the University of Toledo replacing Doctor Lloyd Jacobs who held the leadership position for eight years.
  • University of Toledo names interim president

    University of Toledo names interim president

    Monday, June 23 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-06-23 18:43:30 GMT
    The University of Toledo Board of Trustees Monday chose Dr. Nagi Naganathan to be interim president. He is the dean of the college of engineering and will take on his new role July 1.
    The University of Toledo Board of Trustees Monday chose Dr. Nagi Naganathan to be interim president. He is the dean of the college of engineering and will take on his new role July 1.
  • TPS decides Tuesday whether to add levy to ballot

    TPS decides Tuesday whether to add levy to ballot

    Sunday, June 22 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-06-22 20:20:54 GMT
    The Toledo Public School Board will vote Tuesday to decide whether or not to add a levy to the November ballot.
    The Toledo Public School Board will vote Tuesday to decide whether or not to add a levy to the November ballot.
  • Ka-ching! Scholarships for slaying video game foes

    Ka-ching! Scholarships for slaying video game foes

    Saturday, June 21 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-06-21 18:46:51 GMT
    A small private university in Chicago is offering hefty scholarship for players of the League of Legends video games.
    A small private university in Chicago is offering hefty scholarship for players of the League of Legends video games.
  • UT President Lloyd Jacobs stepping down at end of month

    UT President Lloyd Jacobs stepping down at end of month

    Friday, June 20 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-06-20 21:40:39 GMT
    Lloyd Jacobs is stepping down as University President June 30th.   The university says Jacobs has accepted a fellowship in Washington D.C.
    Lloyd Jacobs is stepping down as University President June 30th.   The university says Jacobs has accepted a fellowship in Washington D.C.
  • UT moving forward with smoke-free campus

    UT moving forward with smoke-free campus

    For years, students at the University of Toledo have had a designated smoking area. But beginning this fall, students will have to find someplace else to light up. 13abc's McKenzie Kuehnlein explains how UT is creating a smoke-free campus.
  • TPS kicks off summer meal program

    TPS kicks off summer meal program

    Toledo children do not have to go hungry this summer. For the very first time, Toledo Public Schools is serving thousands of meals to children at various schools across the city. We were there when they kicked off the summer feeding program Wednesday.
  • UT approves tuition hike for next school year

    UT approves tuition hike for next school year

    University of Toledo students will be paying more in tuition and other fees next school year. The board of trustees approved the budget Monday afternoon, which includes tuition increases and a bump in fees for students.
  • TPS Superintendent talks with 13abc about Head Start grant

    TPS Superintendent talks with 13abc about Head Start grant

    Toledo Public Schools is looking to fill more than 80 positions to kick start the Toledo Head Start program. We sat down for a one-on-one interview with TPS Superintendent Dr. Durant to talk about those jobs and his goal for the preschool program.
  • Gov. Kasich signs higher education bill into law

    Gov. Kasich signs higher education bill into law

    If students don't make the grade, the schools aren't getting the money. That's the message behind a new higher education law signed by Governor Kasich Thursday. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch got a chance to talk with the governor about the bill and has more on what it means for colleges and universities.
  • Imani Learning Academy’s fate uncertain

    Imani Learning Academy’s fate uncertain

    A local charter school could be closing its doors for good if there isn’t a boost in enrollment soon. Imani Learning Academy opened its doors on Parkside nine years ago, but now its future is uncertain.
  • Crews begin demolition of Ridge Elementary in BG

    Crews begin demolition of Ridge Elementary in BG

    Thursday, June 12 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-06-12 21:09:38 GMT
    Demolition have started work tearing down an old elementary school in Bowling Green. Earlier this year, crews got rid of asbestos from the old Ridge Elementary. Now they are leveling the building. The district closed the school to save money, and sold the property to the city last year. Crews expect to finish tearing it down by next month. The plan is to replace it with a park.
    Demolition have started work tearing down an old elementary school in Bowling Green. Earlier this year, crews got rid of asbestos from the old Ridge Elementary. Now they are leveling the building. The district closed the school to save money, and sold the property to the city last year. Crews expect to finish tearing it down by next month. The plan is to replace it with a park.
  • TPS gets federal funding to run Head Start

    TPS gets federal funding to run Head Start

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-06-11 02:11:11 GMT
    Toledo Public Schools will receive nearly $5 million in federal funds to run Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
    Toledo Public Schools will receive nearly $5 million in federal funds to run Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
  • Springfield’s new superintendent talks with 13abc

    Springfield’s new superintendent talks with 13abc

    Springfield Local Schools has a new leader. Today the new superintendent gave his first TV interview since getting the new title. Dr. Mike O'Shea talked one-on-one with 13abc's Kristian Brown.
  • 280 layoffs coming to Lucas County Head Start

    280 layoffs coming to Lucas County Head Start

    Thursday, June 5 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-06-05 21:21:11 GMT
    Toledo Head Start is getting new leadership and now 280 Head Start employees are out of a job. This employee didn't want to show her face but she did want to share her reaction to the news. She tells 13 ABC, "We all have bills to pay so its like what do you do...It hurts owning houses and its just hard...what can you do." Those lay offs include teachers, bus drivers, and teacher assistants. Ameena Horn tells 13 ABC, "My grandmother she's a Head Start worker...she obviously loves her job...i...
    Toledo Head Start is getting new leadership and now 280 Head Start employees are out of a job. This employee didn't want to show her face but she did want to share her reaction to the news. She tells 13 ABC, "We all have bills to pay so its like what do you do...It hurts owning houses and its just hard...what can you do." Those lay offs include teachers, bus drivers, and teacher assistants. Ameena Horn tells 13 ABC, "My grandmother she's a Head Start worker...she obviously loves her job...i...
  • Fifth Third eBus in Toledo

    Fifth Third eBus in Toledo

    Thursday, June 5 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-06-05 18:37:18 GMT
    You can get a free credit report, apply for a job and have a health screening done all at the same time. And you can do it in a neighborhood near you!All of those services are on the eBus, which is powered by 5/3rd bank. The eBus is designed to meet the financial needs of those who may not have access to those resources, by bringing them to closer to home. You can get on the bus and have your health screened, apply for a job and get free credit counseling - all for free. The 5/3rd eBus will b...
    You can get a free credit report, apply for a job and have a health screening done all at the same time. And you can do it in a neighborhood near you!All of those services are on the eBus, which is powered by 5/3rd bank. The eBus is designed to meet the financial needs of those who may not have access to those resources, by bringing them to closer to home. You can get on the bus and have your health screened, apply for a job and get free credit counseling - all for free. The 5/3rd eBus will b...
  • Scrubbing Update: TPS may have to change grades from 2011-12

    Scrubbing Update: TPS may have to change grades from 2011-12

    Thursday, June 5 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-06-05 11:40:04 GMT
    The state has already told six school districts, including Toledo Public Schools, it will have to change grades from 2010-11.Now, the state says those districts will have to recalculate report cards from the following year as well. This all has to do with the controversial practice known as "scrubbing." That's when school districts withdraw students who have low attendance. The change in bookkeeping leads to changes in school performance ratings, boosting them in spite of discrepancies. Last ...
    The state has already told six school districts, including Toledo Public Schools, it will have to change grades from 2010-11.Now, the state says those districts will have to recalculate report cards from the following year as well. This all has to do with the controversial practice known as "scrubbing." That's when school districts withdraw students who have low attendance. The change in bookkeeping leads to changes in school performance ratings, boosting them in spite of discrepancies. Last ...
  • 8th grader overcomes odds, learns to read

    8th grader overcomes odds, learns to read

    Thursday, June 5 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-06-05 11:07:30 GMT
    8th graders are finishing out the school year at Reynolds Elementary. They're also moving onward and upward to high school. For Gage Shaw, gearing up for that move was a major hurdle. When Gage came to Reynolds in 6th grade, his teacher says he was reading at a first grade level. "He whispered to me and he said, 'Miss Neitzske, I can't read.,'" recalls Gage's teacher Billie Sue Neitzke. "And I said, 'Gage, I know. We'll work on it.'"Neitzke is an intervention specialist with roughly one dozen...
    8th graders are finishing out the school year at Reynolds Elementary. They're also moving onward and upward to high school. For Gage Shaw, gearing up for that move was a major hurdle. When Gage came to Reynolds in 6th grade, his teacher says he was reading at a first grade level. "He whispered to me and he said, 'Miss Neitzske, I can't read.,'" recalls Gage's teacher Billie Sue Neitzke. "And I said, 'Gage, I know. We'll work on it.'"Neitzke is an intervention specialist with roughly one dozen...
  • Ohio to reissue TPS report card

    Ohio to reissue TPS report card

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-06-04 22:09:59 GMT
    The Ohio Department of Education says report cards for the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo districts for the 2011-12 school year will be recalculated. Their 2012-13 ratings will be scrutinized as the agency expands its investigation about whether schools improperly altered student attendance data.
    The Ohio Department of Education says report cards for the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo districts for the 2011-12 school year will be recalculated. Their 2012-13 ratings will be scrutinized as the agency expands its investigation about whether schools improperly altered student attendance data.
  • Rogers HS students caught in cheating scheme

    Rogers HS students caught in cheating scheme

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-06-03 23:52:22 GMT
    This is the moment every high school student strives to experience. The cap, the gown, the earning of a high school diploma. 11 Rogers High School Seniors will not walk across the stage Thursday because they decided to cheat. Assistant Superintendent Brian Murphy tells 13ABC, "some of the students became aware of an access code and they were able to log onto the system and assign grades." PLATO is an online credit recovery course that students can take if they fail a class. School leaders sa...
    This is the moment every high school student strives to experience. The cap, the gown, the earning of a high school diploma. 11 Rogers High School Seniors will not walk across the stage Thursday because they decided to cheat. Assistant Superintendent Brian Murphy tells 13ABC, "some of the students became aware of an access code and they were able to log onto the system and assign grades." PLATO is an online credit recovery course that students can take if they fail a class. School leaders sa...
  • School district hosts breakfast to woo voters

    School district hosts breakfast to woo voters

    Saturday, May 31 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-06-01 03:10:03 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools have a 7.9 mill levy on the August Ballot. They say it will help stabilize finances and prevent cuts to transportation and staff.
    Springfield Local Schools have a 7.9 mill levy on the August Ballot. They say it will help stabilize finances and prevent cuts to transportation and staff.
  • Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

    Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

    Saturday, May 31 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-06-01 02:43:43 GMT
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Fremont mother determined to succeed in STRIVE program

    Fremont mother determined to succeed in STRIVE program

    Friday, May 30 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-05-30 17:20:46 GMT
    An update to a story we've told you about last month. The strive program helps people in the community pass the Ohio Graduation Test and get their diploma. Tonight we'll introduce you to a woman who won't budge until she makes the grade. This student says you can do anything in life no matter how old you are. 38 year old Consulea Reece is doing something she hasn't done in 20 years. She's getting tutored in science and math. Reece never graduated from high school and is determined to get her ...
    An update to a story we've told you about last month. The strive program helps people in the community pass the Ohio Graduation Test and get their diploma. Tonight we'll introduce you to a woman who won't budge until she makes the grade. This student says you can do anything in life no matter how old you are. 38 year old Consulea Reece is doing something she hasn't done in 20 years. She's getting tutored in science and math. Reece never graduated from high school and is determined to get her ...
  • Ohio House bill addresses guns on school grounds

    Ohio House bill addresses guns on school grounds

    An Ohio House committee has signed off on a bill clarifying that guns legally carried onto the grounds of a school must remain in a locked car.
    An Ohio House committee has signed off on a bill clarifying that guns legally carried onto the grounds of a school must remain in a locked car.
  • Sylvania Schools outline 5-year forecast

    Sylvania Schools outline 5-year forecast

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-05-28 02:29:30 GMT
    Sylvania schools are making some changes after a resounding no from voters during the May primary."We went with a low millage among and went early and felt it was the right thing for our district," Superintendent Dr. Brad Rieger said.The 3.8 mill levy was defeated by some 500 votes.Had it passed, it would have paid for different educational initiatives throughout the district. For example, hiring back four guidance counselors, purchasing laptops, and implementing new programs for social studi...
    Sylvania schools are making some changes after a resounding no from voters during the May primary."We went with a low millage among and went early and felt it was the right thing for our district," Superintendent Dr. Brad Rieger said.The 3.8 mill levy was defeated by some 500 votes.Had it passed, it would have paid for different educational initiatives throughout the district. For example, hiring back four guidance counselors, purchasing laptops, and implementing new programs for social studi...
  • Horizon Science Academy closing at end of school year

    Horizon Science Academy closing at end of school year

    Another charter school is closing its doors. Horizon Science Academy is closing its location in downtown Toledo at the end of the school year.
  • Congressman Latta to meet with veterans about VA concerns

    Congressman Latta to meet with veterans about VA concerns

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-05-27 09:48:35 GMT
    Congressman Bob Latta is holding three listening sessions for veterans throughout Ohio's Fifth Congressional District. These meetings come after widespread concerns about the Department of Veterans Affairs reportedly delaying care and fabricating documents to cover it up.
    Congressman Bob Latta is holding three listening sessions for veterans throughout Ohio's Fifth Congressional District. These meetings come after widespread concerns about the Department of Veterans Affairs reportedly delaying care and fabricating documents to cover it up.
  • 2 local students to compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

    2 local students to compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Monday, May 26 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-05-26 22:29:17 GMT
    It's that time of year when the nation's top young spellers put their vocabulary skills to the test. The Scripps National Spelling Bee kicks off Tuesday, and a couple local sixth graders are among the 281 kids hoping to spell their way to the championship. Phoebe Jackson goes to Woodmore Elementary in Woodville. Alotus Nguyen Wei attends Shawnee Middle School in Lima. Both girls will take part in the competition. Organizers will crown a champ on Thursday.
    It's that time of year when the nation's top young spellers put their vocabulary skills to the test. The Scripps National Spelling Bee kicks off Tuesday, and a couple local sixth graders are among the 281 kids hoping to spell their way to the championship. Phoebe Jackson goes to Woodmore Elementary in Woodville. Alotus Nguyen Wei attends Shawnee Middle School in Lima. Both girls will take part in the competition. Organizers will crown a champ on Thursday.
  • TPS working to keep kids sharp over the summer

    TPS working to keep kids sharp over the summer

    Toledo Public Schools wants to help students avoid the summer slide. The district has teamed up with the YMCA and other area agencies to keep students sharp over the summer.
  • Perrysburg gets resource officer

    Perrysburg gets resource officer

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:54:03 GMT
    Security is sharpening in suburban school districts and now Perrysburg is adding a school resource officer as another layer of protection at the high school.
    Security is sharpening in suburban school districts and now Perrysburg is adding a school resource officer as another layer of protection at the high school.
  • TPS teacher suspended after reportedly tripping student

    TPS teacher suspended after reportedly tripping student

    Monday, May 19 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-05-20 03:03:33 GMT
    A Whittier Elementary teach has been suspended without pay after an incident involving a student. 7th grade teacher Cathleen Odoms has been suspended pending an investigation
    A Whittier Elementary teach has been suspended without pay after an incident involving a student. 7th grade teacher Cathleen Odoms has been suspended pending an investigation
  • House GOP bill would roll back school lunch rules

    House GOP bill would roll back school lunch rules

    Monday, May 19 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-05-19 15:23:50 GMT
    House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.
    House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.
  • Teachers, students & alumni say goodbye to Indian Hills Elementary

    Teachers, students & alumni say goodbye to Indian Hills Elementary

    Sunday, May 18 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-05-18 22:48:39 GMT
    School is almost out for the summer, but it is out for good at Indian Hills Elementary in Rossford.The school is shutting its door forever as part of an effort to cut costs by the Rossford School system. On Sunday, current and former students celebrated their Indian Hills Education and said goodbye to the schools.Principal Holly Schmidbauer said, "We're celebrating the history and all the successes of Indian Hills. We're remembering all the good times and looking for where the district is goi...
    School is almost out for the summer, but it is out for good at Indian Hills Elementary in Rossford.The school is shutting its door forever as part of an effort to cut costs by the Rossford School system. On Sunday, current and former students celebrated their Indian Hills Education and said goodbye to the schools.Principal Holly Schmidbauer said, "We're celebrating the history and all the successes of Indian Hills. We're remembering all the good times and looking for where the district is goi...
  • Up close with Manatees on the show "SeaRescue"

    Up close with Manatees on the show "SeaRescue"

    Saturday, May 17 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-05-17 12:18:31 GMT
    On the television program Sea Rescue, you see the dramatic effort made to save wildlife on location. But rescuing the animals is only the first step. Rehabilitating them comes next. That can take years.That process happens somewhere most people rarely see, behind the scenes at SeaWorld Orlando. "It's what i do. I care for animals all day long," saysJ.P., an Animal Care Supervisor. He started with the company 20 years ago at the now closed SeaWorld in Ohio. Now,J.P. is a full-time animal res...
    On the television program Sea Rescue, you see the dramatic effort made to save wildlife on location. But rescuing the animals is only the first step. Rehabilitating them comes next. That can take years.That process happens somewhere most people rarely see, behind the scenes at SeaWorld Orlando. "It's what i do. I care for animals all day long," saysJ.P., an Animal Care Supervisor. He started with the company 20 years ago at the now closed SeaWorld in Ohio. Now,J.P. is a full-time animal res...
  • #MoveOver for safety

    #MoveOver for safety

    Thursday, May 15 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-05-15 12:08:43 GMT
    Working on the roads is so dangerous, Ohio has a law: "Move over, Slow down." If you're behind the wheel, you have to change lanes or pump the brakes near law enforcement, first responders and tow truck operators who are pulled over. The law expanded last December to include every stationary vehicle with flashing lights. That includes road construction, maintenance and utility crews.Lieutenant William Bowers explains the law can only help if drivers know about it. "There's no way we can do it...
    Working on the roads is so dangerous, Ohio has a law: "Move over, Slow down." If you're behind the wheel, you have to change lanes or pump the brakes near law enforcement, first responders and tow truck operators who are pulled over. The law expanded last December to include every stationary vehicle with flashing lights. That includes road construction, maintenance and utility crews.Lieutenant William Bowers explains the law can only help if drivers know about it. "There's no way we can do it...
  • Police investigate NFL imposter at Ohio school

    Police investigate NFL imposter at Ohio school

    Police say a man who visited a southwest Ohio elementary school falsely claimed he played in the NFL.
    Police say a man who visited a southwest Ohio elementary school falsely claimed he played in the NFL.
  • Parents get lesson on cyberbullying & online dangers

    Parents get lesson on cyberbullying & online dangers

    Monday, May 12 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-05-13 03:40:22 GMT
    Shelly Bertsch has two Anthony Wayne grads, and two still in the school district. She's familiar with sites like Facebook and Instagram, but says it's the ones she doesn't know about that worry her."I want to know what they're using, how they're using it and hopefully how to keep my kids safe," says the mom of four. "I do check their cell phones to make sure what apps they have on them. I figure if I do pay the bill, that's the least I can do."Parents like Bertsch got a lesson on social media...
    Shelly Bertsch has two Anthony Wayne grads, and two still in the school district. She's familiar with sites like Facebook and Instagram, but says it's the ones she doesn't know about that worry her."I want to know what they're using, how they're using it and hopefully how to keep my kids safe," says the mom of four. "I do check their cell phones to make sure what apps they have on them. I figure if I do pay the bill, that's the least I can do."Parents like Bertsch got a lesson on social media...
  • House passes bill in support of charter schools

    House passes bill in support of charter schools

    Saturday, May 10 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-05-10 21:03:09 GMT
    The House on Friday passed a bill boosting support for charter schools as part of a GOP-led push to promote school choice.
    The House on Friday passed a bill boosting support for charter schools as part of a GOP-led push to promote school choice.
  • UT provost named next Akron University president

    UT provost named next Akron University president

    University of Toledo provost and executive vice president for academic affairs will lead the University of Akron.
  • UT provost named next Akron University president

    UT provost named next Akron University president

    Thursday, May 8 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-05-08 22:23:10 GMT
    University of Toledo provost and executive vice president for academic affairs will lead the University of Akron. The school announced Dr. Scott Scarborough will take over as its 16th president. Scarboroguh beat out former OSU football coach Jim Tressel and Dr. Ronald Nykiel from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The school's last president left after only eight months.
    University of Toledo provost and executive vice president for academic affairs will lead the University of Akron. The school announced Dr. Scott Scarborough will take over as its 16th president. Scarboroguh beat out former OSU football coach Jim Tressel and Dr. Ronald Nykiel from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The school's last president left after only eight months.
  • Voters deliver mixed results on school levies

    Voters deliver mixed results on school levies

    Several school districts asked for voter support Tuesday, and the end results are mixed.
  • Nation's report card: 12th-graders show no growth

    Nation's report card: 12th-graders show no growth

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-05-07 14:06:46 GMT
    Only about one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors showed solid performance in math on an assessment known as the nation's report card.
    Only about one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors showed solid performance in math on an assessment known as the nation's report card.
  • Springfield Superintendent Kathryn Hott retiring

    Springfield Superintendent Kathryn Hott retiring

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-05-06 22:02:43 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools Superintendent Kathryn Hott announces retirement The superintendent of Springfield Local Schools is stepping down. Kathryn Hott made the announcement Tuesday. Hott says she's retiring to deal with family matters. She will serve as superintendent through May 31. Hott has served the Springfield Local School District for 26 years.
    Springfield Local Schools Superintendent Kathryn Hott announces retirement The superintendent of Springfield Local Schools is stepping down. Kathryn Hott made the announcement Tuesday. Hott says she's retiring to deal with family matters. She will serve as superintendent through May 31. Hott has served the Springfield Local School District for 26 years.
  • The Knight Academy expanding to K-8th

    The Knight Academy expanding to K-8th

    While a handful of charter schools in our area suddenly closed this year, one is expanding. The Knight Academy educates 4th through 8th graders, but next year the school will become a K-through-8 school.
  • Feds probe sex assaults on campuses

    Feds probe sex assaults on campuses

    Sunday, May 4 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-05-04 18:49:46 GMT
    From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students.
    From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students.
  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of 'The FBI,' dead at 95

    Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of 'The FBI,' dead at 95

    Saturday, May 3 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-05-04 01:17:05 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Efrem Zimbalist Jr., the son of famous musical parents who established his own lasting celebrity in two of television's most popular series, "77 Sunset Strip" and "The F.B.I.," died Friday at age 95. Zimbalist died at his Solvang home in California's bucolic horse country, said family friend Judith Moose, who released a statement from his children Stephanie Zimbalist and Efrem Zimbalist III. "We are heartbroken to announce the passing into peace of our beloved father, Efrem...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Efrem Zimbalist Jr., the son of famous musical parents who established his own lasting celebrity in two of television's most popular series, "77 Sunset Strip" and "The F.B.I.," died Friday at age 95. Zimbalist died at his Solvang home in California's bucolic horse country, said family friend Judith Moose, who released a statement from his children Stephanie Zimbalist and Efrem Zimbalist III. "We are heartbroken to announce the passing into peace of our beloved father, Efrem...
  • 7.9 mill levy on Aug. ballot for Springfield schools

    7.9 mill levy on Aug. ballot for Springfield schools

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-05-01 02:13:00 GMT
    Some homeowners in the Springfield school district are not happy with the board of education's decision to put a levy on the August ballot."I would not vote for it," Jessie Geis, a local voter, said. "I feel there's a lot of waste here and I think they should tighten their belts like they tell us seniors to do."Wednesday, at a special meeting, the board approved putting a 7.9 mill permanent levy on the ballot.Each year it will generate around $5.5 million and cost the owner of a $100,000 home...
    Some homeowners in the Springfield school district are not happy with the board of education's decision to put a levy on the August ballot."I would not vote for it," Jessie Geis, a local voter, said. "I feel there's a lot of waste here and I think they should tighten their belts like they tell us seniors to do."Wednesday, at a special meeting, the board approved putting a 7.9 mill permanent levy on the ballot.Each year it will generate around $5.5 million and cost the owner of a $100,000 home...
  • Springfield Local Schools board approves August levy

    Springfield Local Schools board approves August levy

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-30 21:38:44 GMT
    Board members held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss levy options for the August ballot. It comes after the district pulled millage from the May ballot earlier this year. The Springfield School Board approved the 7.9 mill levy, which would help pay for a major deficit within the district.
    Board members held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss levy options for the August ballot. It comes after the district pulled millage from the May ballot earlier this year. The Springfield School Board approved the 7.9 mill levy, which would help pay for a major deficit within the district.
  • OWENS offering Free Jumpstart Program for TPS Students

    OWENS offering Free Jumpstart Program for TPS Students

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-30 14:40:47 GMT
    Graduating TPS students who will be attending Owens Community College in the fall can sign up for a free summer program that will help them with the transition. The Jumpstart program is a six-week academic boot camp that will run from June 16 through July 25, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information, here's a link: https://www.owens.edu/jumpstart/index.html
    Graduating TPS students who will be attending Owens Community College in the fall can sign up for a free summer program that will help them with the transition. The Jumpstart program is a six-week academic boot camp that will run from June 16 through July 25, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information, here's a link: https://www.owens.edu/jumpstart/index.html
  • Waterloo Elementary in contest for $25,000 playground

    Waterloo Elementary in contest for $25,000 playground

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:34:23 GMT
    Students at Waterloo Elementary in Monroe, MI, are in need of a new playground, and they're hoping you can help. They're sharing a video online to generate support. Waterloo is one of 12 finalists in a contest to win a 25-thousand dollar playground. It's called "Fuel The Cause," and it's put on by Bridgestone. Waterloo is one of five elementary schools in Monroe and it has the highest poverty rate of them all, at 80%. You can vote for the playground transformation at http://www.bridgestonetir...
    Students at Waterloo Elementary in Monroe, MI, are in need of a new playground, and they're hoping you can help. They're sharing a video online to generate support. Waterloo is one of 12 finalists in a contest to win a 25-thousand dollar playground. It's called "Fuel The Cause," and it's put on by Bridgestone. Waterloo is one of five elementary schools in Monroe and it has the highest poverty rate of them all, at 80%. You can vote for the playground transformation at http://www.bridgestonetir...
  • Michigan's North Campus to get $6.9M face-lift

    Michigan's North Campus to get $6.9M face-lift

    The University of Michigan's North Campus is in line for a $6.9 million outdoor face-lift.
    The University of Michigan's North Campus is in line for a $6.9 million outdoor face-lift.
  • UT Trustees approve campus smoking ban

    UT Trustees approve campus smoking ban

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:12:32 GMT
    Smokers will have to find a new place to light up in the months ahead. The University of Toledo is banning smoking and tobacco products on campus. The ban does not go in effect immediately, school leaders
    Smokers will have to find a new place to light up in the months ahead. The University of Toledo is banning smoking and tobacco products on campus. The ban does not go into effect immediately. School leaders say there will be a grace period so that the message can get out to all of the students.
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