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Education center to address chronic absenteeism, college readiness in rural schools

Thirty Ohio rural school districts are expected to benefit from the Ohio Department of Education's partnership with Harvard University's Center for Education Policy Research to develop networks that would address some of rural schools' greatest challenges.
The state education department announced last week award of a $10 million ... (full story)


State transportation director warns of road funding crisis

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio's road maintenance and infrastructure are facing an "impending crisis" unless more funding is provided for those types of projects, according to the state's Department of Transportation director.
ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks issued his warning recently before an advisory panel that will make ... (full story)


Teens' barn legislation is a years-long lesson in lawmaking

Teens' barn legislation is a years-long lesson in lawmaking

COLUMBUS (AP) — Spanning more than four years, it's likely Westerville Central High School's longest class project ever.
But to the four teens who first proposed a bill to Ohio lawmakers in 2014 that will finally become law in March, it's much more than a school assignment. What started as a middle-school learning experienc ... (full story)


Cattlemen see court’s deep connection to agriculture during court visit

Every now and then, a tour group comes to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center whose work also serves the public. Rarely are such visitors as connected with the building as the most recent herd.
The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) – a non-profit membership organization that represents the interests of farm fami ... (full story)


Ohio abortion 'heartbeat bill' returns to Legislature

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Ohio proposed again on Monday one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation, and this time around, they have the governor's support.
New Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has indicated he would sign the so-called heartbeat bill that was twice vetoed by his GOP predecessor.
... (full story)