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State Senator Bill Beagle … Helping Ohio's Job Creators Pay Off Unemployment Compensation Debt - Some bills we pass in the Ohio Senate generate front-page headlines and constituent emails by the hundreds, while others travel through the legislative process with little fanfare. Sometimes it’s legislation that flies under the radar that makes the greatest impact on the lives of ordinary Ohioans. Legislation we recently passed to erase Ohio’s unemployment... read more.
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Answering Life’s Biggest Questions… Sleeping with Children Part II, By Abigail Fischer and Katie DeLand - Dear A+K, How do my kids know when I'm completely fatigued? It's like they see how tired I am and then hide in a tent planning the 3am sabotage. What is going on here and how do I put on an energized face? Sincerely, Nocturnal Nemesis. Dear Nocturnal Nemesis, Sleep after having children should be redefined. Maybe we shouldn't even call it sleep. The... read more.
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“The Donald” By Truman Bashore
I watched the interview with Donald Trump on 60 Minutes Sunday with amusement.  The interview came from his three floor apartment at the Trump Tower.  It was difficult following his interview because he spoke from his gold laced chair.  The brightness was blinding. This is a man who wants to make “America Great Again” and doesn’t have the decency... read more.
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Medical Marijuana in Ohio: What’s Ahead?
During my time in the state legislature, I have fought tooth and nail to protect families all across our state. As you may know, Governor Kasich recently signed into law House Bill 523, which legalizes medicinal marijuana and establishes the Marijuana Control Program to regulate its use. In spite of my opposition to creating any means of legalizing marijuana, there... read more.
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ODE… State leaders urge schools to help fight drug abuse
7/7/2016 - State officials including Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio legislative leaders recently sent letters to all school superintendents in Ohio to share tools and information with teachers, counselors and parents in an effort to fight the deadly opioid epidemic. Among other things, the letter... read more.
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An Excess of Caution, By Kate Burch
Recently General Mills, “in an excess of caution,” has voluntarily recalled, more than ten million pounds of flour, and also some baking mixes containing the targeted lots of flour, because of the possibility that the flour was contaminated with a particular strain of E. coli bacteria.  This bacteria causes acute gastrointestinal symptoms, sometimes... read more.
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Edison Student Commentary… “The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society” By Lincoln Rapp
Jonathan Kozol wrote this essay in an attempt to describe the challenges that illiterate people face every day and the effect illiteracy has on the country as a whole.  He writes that most illiterates do not vote.  Those that do, usually do not consider the character or policies of the candidate they choose and are easily swayed by the opinions of others... read more.
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Answering Life’s Biggest Questions… Beach Vacays, By Abigail Fischer and Katie DeLand
Dear A&K - I am currently in the process of packing for our beach vacation, and I want it to be as magical as it is in my head.  I know this isn't very realistic, so please give some suggestions on how to NOT make it a disaster. Sincerely, Flip-Flopped in Ohio - Dear Flip: First, let's be clear:  getting there is half the battle.  Please refer to our earlier... read more.
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Keep Your Kids Drug-Free This Summer, by Sarah Smith, Director of Start Talking! Youth Drug Prevention Initiative - 7/7/2016 - Summer break is upon us, and for tweens and teens this means no homework, plenty of free time and less supervision. While a majority of youth will find healthy ways to keep busy, some, unfortunately, will use their unsupervised freedom to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Now that your kids are no longer in school, how... read more.
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Learning from our kids, By Bob Robinson
I have trouble remembering names. No matter how hard I try, I can spend 16 weeks working with 15 or 16 students in a classroom and, if I’m lucky – I mean really lucky – I’ll know 10 or 12 of them. Compound that with two, three or four classes, and I’ll know the names of maybe a third of students I’d seen twice a week for nearly four months. Sometimes a student will be the victim of some kind... read more.
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Senator Sherrod Brown… Allowing All Our Children to Reach Their Full Potential
Two years ago, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper challenge, with the goal of expanding opportunities for a group that is far too often left behind in this country — boys and young men of color. The President and his team have reached out to cities across the country, to find people committed to ensuring all Americans have access to... read more.
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Edison Student Commentary… Investigative Discovery: “The Vanishing Women”, By Heather Lee - “The Vanishing Women” is an investigative documentary about the disappearances and murders of six women in the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio. The first disappearance happened in May of 2014. The authorities and the town had no idea in early months of the disappearances that it would happen again and again and with no answers in sight. Four of the six... read more.
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Edison Student Commentary… The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society, By Savannah Hill
The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society is an essay that gives information on the dangers of having an illiterate society and the problems we face because of it. This essay attempts to describe the incalculable moral price paid by people individually and by the nation as a whole, as a result of illiterate Americans. The national Institute for Literacy estimated that 22 percent of adult Americans, about 42 million... read more.
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Acting Stupidly, By Kate Burch
Human beings very early learn and begin to implement behaviors that will help them to minimize risk and optimize safety.  Some examples:  infants who are just beginning to crawl possess depth perception and an awareness of danger of falling so that they will not venture onto a sheet of glass covering a depression; at eight or nine months... read more.
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Edison Student Commentary… The Brexit Vote, By Heather Lee
The historical vote took place on June 23rd and Britain voted to leave the European Union. Brexit mirrored the state of many economies all over the world, the U.S. included. People are frustrated with the status quo in politics. The reasons that the Brits’ voted to leave the EU are almost identical to the reasons people are supporting Donald Trump... read more.
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