Youngstown State University students are tutoring city second-graders in reading as part of Project PASS. The weekly session are designed to help the youngsters pass the third-grade reading test that will allow them to continue into the fourth grade.
After Tony Vavlas’ funny Facebook postings got a following, the Campbell, OH, man collected them all for a book: “You Can’t Feed Butter to a Cat: And Other Conversations I’ve Had With My Dad.”
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Ohio pushes to ban public employers from asking about criminal convictions before making a conditional job offer.
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The News Outlet’s newest partner The University of Cincinnati teamed with Hagit Limor, an award-winning investigative journalist and assistant professor at UC, for an investigation into the city’s slow response to enforce a law requiring the installation of photoelectric smoke detectors in rental units. The report, which aired on WXIX-FOX 19 in Cincinnati, included a spot check by students in the Electronic Media Division and Journalism Department. The students visited 87 rental units. Of those, they found only 17 had the required smoke detectors and six had no detectors at all. Also, the city isn’t tracking landlord compliance.
The new Project PASS program, pairing Youngstown State students and second-graders in Youngstown city schools, consists of weekly tutoring session to help students with the upcoming third-grade state reading assessments.
Officials at shopping malls have been discussing security at their facilities as early as Sept. 11, 2001. Since, then a recent threat has brought those concerns back into the news.
Mitch Lynch and Patricia Tinkler have taken over the café at Fellows Riverside Gardens. For the next three years, Friends Specialty of the Garden Café will offer a menu reflecting plants at the gardens.