Friday, December 6 2013 6:30 PM EST2013-12-06 23:30:08 GMT
13abc's third annual "Hope for the Holidays" toy drive begins Monday, November 18 and continues through December 20. The drive resulted in the donation of more than 18,000 new toys last year which wereMore >>
Thousands of toys pour in to 13abc's third annual "Hope for the Holidays" toy drive. You can help by donating a new toy to area children to be distributed at Christmas by the Salvation Army.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 9:39 PM EST2013-12-07 02:39:19 GMT
Tonight's snow is starting to slow down across Ohio. We will be dry tomorrow with more sunshine, but the concern is for Sunday night. We will not have much precipitation at all, only a few hundredths ofMore >>
Highs will struggle to hit freezing for the next week.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 6:41 PM EST2013-12-06 23:41:56 GMT
Toledo Public School students helped spread holiday cheer at the third annual hope for the holidays drive. Bowsher and Scott High School students delivered truckloads of toys. Scott Principal Treva JeffriesMore >>
Toledo Public School students helped spread holiday cheer at the third annual hope for the holidays drive. Bowsher and Scott High School students delivered truckloads of toys.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 5:30 PM EST2013-12-06 22:30:54 GMT
Captain Kevin Zanders of the Salvation Army summed up the need for donations during the holiday season by saying, "The need is always there, There's always people who find themselves with a little lessMore >>
Captain Kevin Zanders of the Salvation Army summed up the need for donations during the holiday season by saying, "The need is always there."More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 5:30 PM EST2013-12-06 22:30:00 GMT
We double dog dare you to read this story about celebrating 30 years of holiday movie magic here in Ohio. 13abc's Christine Long took a tour of the special house in Cleveland that tells "A Christmas Story." IfMore >>
We double dog dare you to read this story about celebrating 30 years of holiday movie magic here in Ohio.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 5:28 PM EST2013-12-06 22:28:12 GMT
Educators at bowling green state university packed a board meeting this afternoon to protest the termination of 40 teachers. The professors contracts will not be renewed. The university blames budget problemsMore >>
BGSU faculty attended a board of trustees meeting Friday to protest the termination of 40 educators.
Friday, December 6 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-06 22:52:54 GMT
All of the AFSCME bargaining units represent Lucas county employees have approved a new health insurance deal that includes a cut in benefits to spouses. Children will still be covered.The County is proposingMore >>
All of the AFSCME bargaining units represent Lucas county employees have approved a new health insurance deal that includes a cut in benefits to spouses. Children will still be covered.More >>
EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - JUNE 13, 2013
The National Weather Service now says there were five tornado touchdowns in last night's storms. The strongest was an EF1 with winds of 95 miles an hour about two miles SE of Malinta in Henry County. A weaker EF-0 was also reported near there. An EF-0 with winds of 85 mph hit near Hamler in Henry county and was on the ground for a half a mile. I nearly mile long EF-0 with 80 mph winds hit near Custar in Wood County and an EF-0 packing 80 mph winds touched down briefly in Van Wert.
OKLAHOMA DEATH TOLL RISES
(AP) - The Oklahoma medical examiner's office has confirmed a 22nd fatality from the May 31 tornadoes and flash floods. This, after a girl's body was recovered from the Oklahoma River. The cause of death hasn't been determined. The girl's body was found about two miles from where she and her family took shelter from the tornado in a storm drain.
(AP) - Ohio's auditor says the state can cut down on Medicaid fraud by verifying that home health care workers are where they say they are. Auditor Dave Yost's office released the recommendation today after a performance audit of the state Department of Job and Family Services. The report says telephone monitoring of home service providers can help reduce fraudulent Medicaid billings and save the state almost $20 million a year.
(AP) - The most destructive wildfire in Colorado history has forced nearly 40,000 people to evacuate homes in a 70-square-mile area near Colorado Springs. The blaze has killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes. Officials say the blaze in Black Forest is 5 percent contained.
(AP) - The six jurors and four alternates eventually picked for the Florida murder trial of George Zimmerman will be sequestered. That's the word from the judge who told a potential juror on the fourth day of selection that all panelists will be kept isolated. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming he shot Trayvon Martin last year in self-defense.
(AP) - At least one person is dead and dozens more injured after a ground-rattling explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Louisiana this morning. The state's health department says 77 people have been treated at hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to critical. The Williams Companies' plant is located in Geismar, about 20 miles southeast of Baton Rouge.
STOCK MARKET REBOUNDS
(AP) - Reports about hiring and retail sales have helped stocks rebound. The government says the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 12,000 to 334,000, last week. Meanwhile, retail sales increased 0.6 percent in May from April. The Dow rose 181 points, the S&P added 24 and the Nasdaq gained 45.