Wednesday, August 22 2012 6:27 AM EDT2012-08-22 10:27:02 GMT
University of Cincinnati President Greg Williams is leaving the position he has held for almost three years. Reports came in on Tuesday that Williams leaving, but an exact reason is still unknown. WilliamsFull Story >
University of Cincinnati President Greg Williams is leaving the position he has held for the past two and a half years.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:40:16 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofFull Story >
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:37 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:37:49 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:34:24 GMT
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati'sFull Story >
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati's most recognized mustachioed fellow to help judge the first ever CincItalia Mustache Contest: Mr. Redlegs.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:31:32 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:03 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:03:59 GMT
Overnight there will continue to be a chance of a storm, but overall, the nighttime should be quiet with a low in the low 60s. Full Story >
Monday will be dry with many home thermometers topping out at 90° or higher. Look for pop-up showers Tuesday afternoon. Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Former University of Cincinnati President Greg Williams is going to get nearly $1.3 million from the school during the next two years.
"Why? I mean that's ridiculous. You're leaving," student Nathia Jackson reacted to the news.
State Rep. Connie Pillich was disappointed in the decision saying in a statement, "It's really disappointing that the trustees would make such a decision while so many students and families are struggling with rising tuition costs. As the trustees vote to needlessly spend over a million dollars, the University is trying to decide how to fund $10 million for the Cintrifuse project and students are taking out more loans to pay a tuition that was increased by 3.5 percent this year. We need to harness young people's potential and skill in this state. This sends the wrong kind of message to students. They would have been better served by establishing a scholarship fund with money, or investing it in an actual program or area of study."
Other students responded with equal surprise.
"I think it's really disappointing the way they're going about doing it and the way he left us and the fact that they're almost rewarding him for doing that by paying him," Junior Ali Fretti said.
Some, however, argue more information is needed before they decide whether or not to support the Board of Trustee's decision.
"Out of context not knowing what his personal reasons were for resigning it's really hard to react to that amount," Student Body President Lane Hart said.
Hart says while he understands the amounts seem shocking to students, he argues the total looks differently when viewed through the eyes of the university.
"One of the things though that does kind of put it into perspective is the magnitude of the University's budget when we're talking about a billion dollar budget," Hart said.
Jackson, however, argues billion dollar budget or not there are a lot of other places the money could go.
"I feel like that's contributing to high tuition costs because we're paying out so much money to one individual," Jackson said. "They could put that in scholarship money, grant money. They could invest it back in the school."
University trustees approved various payments to Williams Wednesday. He resigned suddenly Aug. 21, six days before the start of fall classes.
The payments include a bonus of $112,750 for last year, the maximum allowed under his employment agreement. A required $255,000 salary for his faculty position at the UC law school was also approved. In addition, trustees approved a consulting deal that will pay him $500,000 over the next two years.
Students had varied reactions Thursday to the news Williams will be receiving $500,000 for consulting on ongoing issues he had been working on before leaving the University.
"I just think it's a little ridiculous that they want his opinion so badly and they're offering to give him so much money when he just picked up and left off and just left us kind of high and dry," Fretti told FOX19.
"It's important that we are able to retain some of that institutional knowledge," argued Student Body President Lane Hart. "And apparently the board wants to contact him if there are any questions about outstanding projects."
"I understand about the projects, you would need him to come back to help but all the other things … he doesn't need all of that," student Nathia Jackson said.
Trustees Chairman Fran Barrett said the university was obligated to pay the retirement benefit and faculty salary. He said the consulting contract is a good deal, mainly because of Williams' expertise with the Big East Conference.
The deal also includes a $100,000 benefits payment and an optional $300,000 buyout incentive that can be utilized by the board next year.
The board also approved the continuation of Williams' current housing in a university owned property. A university spokesperson says the interim president has expressed no desire to move from his current residence.
Williams said he resigned for "personal reasons."
Copyright 2012 WXIX. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this story.
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:02:29 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board.Full Story >
CLEVELAND (AP) - Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15UkzDK) reportsFull Story >
Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:51:38 GMT
A trooper sustains minor injuries after a police chase Sunday morning. Dispatchers say it all started at a rest area near Lebanon. Dispatchers report that troopers spotted a woman driving a vehicle thatFull Story >
A 43-year-old woman is in custody after leading troopers on a 23-mile pursuit and crashing into a police cruiser in Warren County. Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedFull Story >
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:18:36 GMT
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. Full Story >
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.Full Story >