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Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 11:06 AM
Wright State University will give its employees an extra paid day off for Thanksgiving, even as the school continues to struggle financially.
In an email to campus on Wednesday WSU president Cheryl Schrader told employees that she would give employees Nov. 22, the day before Thanksgiving, off. Schrader said she wanted to give the extra day off as a way to “express how thankful” she is for what workers at Wright state do. She also gave a nod to the budget issues the university has faced.
“I appreciate that the university has had limited options to recognize and reward many of our employees given our financial constraints,” Schrader wrote in an email.
In June, just before Schrader arrived, the Wright State board of trustees slashed more than $30.8 million from the school’s fiscal year 2018 budget in an attempt to correct years of overspending. The budget cuts led to layoffs and the school still has to find another $10.5 million in savings this year due to enrollment mix issues, scholarship and fellowship costs and the need to boost reserves by $6 million.
Schrader told employees that if they were required to be on campus on Nov. 22, they could use the extra paid day off any time between Nov. 22 and Dec. 15, according to the email.
There are no classes scheduled for Nov. 22 and there are very few students and faculty on campus, said university spokesman Seth Bauguess. Some staff members take the day as a vacation day or a “half day” while other WSU offices let out a little early for people who do work, Bauguess said.
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 6:23 PM
— Former New York mayor and major Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump’s legal team, according to news reports.
Giuliani, one of the first and one of the staunchest supporters of Trump’s presidential bid, will be assisting Trump’s legal team with the Russia investigation, according to CNN.
Trump is said to be extremely upset with the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and has called it a “witch hunt” on numerous occasions.
Trump’s personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, confirmed the addition of Giuliani to the team and also announced two former prosecutors, Marty Raskin and Jane Serene Raskin, are joining the team, as well, CNN reported.
The move follows an FBI raid on the home, office, and a hotel room of longtime Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen last week and the revelation that Cohen is under criminal investigation.
Deputy Assistant Attorney Gen. Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Mueller investigation, signed off on the Cohen search warrant.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:11 AM
ROCK HILL, S.C. — A family from New York driving home from a trip to Disney World is desperate to find their little girl's teddy bear, and think it may have been lost in the Charlotte area.
The family was driving along Interstate 77 in Rock Hill on April 13 when they think the stuffed animal fell out the window.
The girl’s mother, Amy Earley, said in a Facebook post that the bear means the world to her. That post has been shared hundreds of times and has dozens of comments.
Earley said her 3-year-old daughter has never gone a day without the bear and is completely heartbroken.
The family went on a Disney vacation in Orlando, and in photographs from the trip, the little girl is seen holding the bear everywhere the family went.
The family stopped in Rock Hill on the way home and stayed at a Comfort Suites. They think the bear may have fallen out the window of their car on I-77 northbound, between the hotel and exit 30 in Davidson.
Earley is pleading for help and has offered a $500 reward.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 9:29 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 9:35 AM
OCALA, Fla. — One person was injured Friday morning in a shooting reported at Forest High School in Ocala, according to the the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Today: We’ll see sunshine through the day. Temperatures will finally get closer to normal again with highs in the upper 50s. It will be a clear and chilly night.
Saturday: It will be a nice start to the weekend. The day looks to be dry, but clouds will likely increase for the afternoon. Highs will be around 60.
Sunday: It will be another beautiful weekend day with highs in the low 60s, which is right where temperatures should be. There will be plenty of sunshine.
Monday: Temperatures will continue to climb as highs reach the mid-60s. Clouds will increase and thicken up into the evening. A passing rain shower at night can’t be ruled out.
Tuesday: We’ll see scattered, mild rain showers. It will be breezy and cloudy. Highs will be around 60.