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In Memory Of John Glenn, An Astronomy Park Takes Shape

Plans for construction of the John Glenn Astronomy Park are taking off. Private donors have raised nearly 60 percent of their goal, allowing the ground breaking to take place early this spring.

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Some state lawmakers want to bring back cursive handwriting as a requirement in Ohio's elementary schools.

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Ohio's governor has proposed allowing counties to create committees that would review overdose fatalities, and the public would have limited access to the findings.

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Plans for construction of the John Glenn Astronomy Park are taking off. Private donors have raised nearly 60 percent of their goal, allowing the ground breaking to take place early this spring.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he supports repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act but thinks a plan floated by Congressional Republicans last week to phase out the expanded Medicaid program that's providing health care coverage to previously uninsured Ohioans is a "very bad idea."

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The pilot of a small plane has been killed in a crash in Clark County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the plane went down in a field Sunday afternoon near Interstate 70 near South Vienna, about 30 miles west of Columbus.

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Ohio lawmakers are moving quickly to override a state Supreme Court ruling that prosecutors fear could delay and shorten sentences for suspects caught with cocaine.

During Betsy DeVos' bitter confirmation hearing last month for education secretary, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet pointed to Denver as a potential national model of a big city school district that's found an innovative, balanced approach to school choice.

The head of Akron’s Asia Services in Action is among the 10 members of a presidential advisory committee who abruptly quit this week to protest President Trump’s immigration and other executive orders. 

The mass resignations left only four members on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – a commission that’s existed since 1999.

Teachers unions are gearing up for a fight against a controversial proposal in Gov. John Kasich’s budget that would require educators to shadow workers at local businesses in order to renew their license. 

Two decades ago only about 9 percent of children's books published in the U.S. were about people of color. Things have changed since then, but not by much.

On Wednesday, the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison's Education School revealed that in 2016, it counted 427 books written or illustrated by people of color, and 736 books about people of color out of about 3,400 books it analyzed. That adds up to 22 percent of children's books.

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