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  • 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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  • Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

    Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:23:17 GMT
    Nazia H. Awadawas struck and killed this morning near the Franklin Avenue and Delaware Avenue intersection in Toledo. Police say, around 5:00 this morning, Awada stepped out onto Franklin Avenue and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Awada was transported to St. Vincent's ER where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say it doesn't appear that alcohol or speed were factors. The investigation is still on-going.
    Nazia H. Awadawas struck and killed this morning near the Franklin Avenue and Delaware Avenue intersection in Toledo. Police say, around 5:00 this morning, Awada stepped out onto Franklin Avenue and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Awada was transported to St. Vincent's ER where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say it doesn't appear that alcohol or speed were factors. The investigation is still on-going.
  • Ohio plane crash victim was company CEO

    Ohio plane crash victim was company CEO

    Authorities in northwest Ohio say one of the two people killed in a weekend plane crash was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company.
    Authorities in northwest Ohio say one of the two people killed in a weekend plane crash was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company.
  • Authorities: Man charged in sister's slaying

    Authorities: Man charged in sister's slaying

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:12:22 GMT
    Authorities say a 23-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder and torture in the slaying of his 30-year-old sister in suburban Detroit. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says Asyh Elmawri died Saturday from a combination of strangulation and multiple stab wounds. On Monday, the Wayne County prosecutor's office charged Haron Rajeh Elmawri with first-degree murder and torture.
    Authorities say a 23-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder and torture in the slaying of his 30-year-old sister in suburban Detroit. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says Asyh Elmawri died Saturday from a combination of strangulation and multiple stab wounds. On Monday, the Wayne County prosecutor's office charged Haron Rajeh Elmawri with first-degree murder and torture.