There are a few more spots left for Kentucky schools looking to take advantage of a $10,000 incentive to raise the drop-out age from 16 to 18. The first 96 districts to participate qualify - it's called the "Blitz to 96."
Kenton County is the latest to sign on. Superintendent Terri Cox-Cruey says the district has been looking at graduation rates for a while and is considering several ways to keep kids in school.
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has issued a new version of its Decree on Child Protection that applies to all its parishes, schools, agencies and institutions. Originally called the Decree on Child Abuse, it started in 1993 and it's revised every five years, the last time being in 2008. Tom Coz is the Safe Environment Coordinator for Children and Youth. His main job is to enforce and interpret the decree:
If you're among the 1.7 million Ohioans AAA says are taking a vacation this Independence Day holiday, you're in good, but likely crowded, company. The auto club estimates 1.4 million Ohioans will drive more than 50 miles from home between Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, July 7.
Where are we going?
Pack your patience, a majority of the top destinations listed by AAA are along the I-75 corridor.
Five candidates filed petitions to run for Cincinnati mayor last week, but only four had enough valid signatures to make the Sept. 10 primary ballot, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
Stacy Smith, a first-time candidate, submitted petitions with 794 signatures, but only 367 of them were valid signatures of Cincinnati voters.
Candidates must have 500 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.