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5 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Welding school sparks resurgence in skilled trades [The Ironton Tribune, Ohio]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 14--SOUTH POINT -- Brandon Irvin hunches over a workstation inside a doublewide trailer on County Road 1. Picking up a long, slender tube of metal, he loads his welding torch.


Related Topix: Ohio, South Point, OH, Lawrence County, OH

10 hrs ago | University Business

Are US colleges over-feeding on government funds?

The cost to go to college has soared in the last decade. At the same time, federal student aid programs in the form of grants, loans, tax credits, and work-study, have grown to $170 billion a year, compared to about $10 billion in 1970, adjusted for inflation, according to Richard Vedder, economics professor at Ohio University, in an article for the National Review.


17 hrs ago | Burlington Times News


Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Yarbrough of Burlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Elizabeth Yarbrough, to Michael Charles Rounsavall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rounsavall of Burlington. Miss Yarbrough is the granddaughter of Jerry Payne of Burlington and the late Nancy Hall Payne, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Yarbrough.


Related Topix: Wedding, East Carolina University, Athens, OH

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Walk to End Alzheimer's in Zanesville

For the second year, The Walk to End Alzheimer's came to Zanesville. This year the walk moved to the Ohio University Zanesville campus, but the new location didn't stop people from getting up and taking strides for the disease.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Zanesville, OH

The Inter-Mountain

WVWC hosts art exhibit

West Virginia Wesleyan College is inviting the public to view "Creature/Index: An Exhibition of Prints and Drawings" by Sage Perrott and Adam Leestma through Oct. 9 in the Sleeth Gallery in McCuskey Hall.


Related Topix: West Virginia Wesleyan College, Virginia Wesleyan College, Titusville, NJ

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Four Ohio University Students Arrested At Heated Student Senate Meeting

Four Jewish Ohio University students are awaiting another court appearance after they were arrested at Wednesday night's Student Senate meeting. The students were speaking out against the Pro-Palestine student senate president who released a controversial video last week , calling for OU to cut all ties with Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Xenia Daily Gazette

County retired teachers meet for summer lunch

Greene County Retired Teachers Association President Virginia Pinkerton presided over the summer meeting and luncheon held at United Memorial Presbyterian Church on Aug. 27. Recognition was given to Octogenarians and older who are members of GCRTA. Also, the scholarship winners of the GCRTA 2014 scholarships for education were recognized as well: Max Mullin, son of Paul and Caroline Mullin of Yellow Springs, will attend Ohio University and major in computer engineering, getting his master's degree in education; and Lauren Brickey, daughter of Rodney and Lisa Brickey of Xenia, will attend Wilmington College and major in history, getting her master's degree in education.


Related Topix: Greene County, OH, Yellow Springs, OH, Xenia, OH


The Abortion Bucket Challenge

I am writing to express my extreme disappointment with your recent actions as Ohio University's student senate president. In my constitutionally protected opinion, you have exhibited some serious anti-Semitic tendencies.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Opinion

The Times of Israel

'Blood bucket challenge' rocks Ohio campus

A student leader at Ohio University faced attacks this week after posting her version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the Palestinian cause and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. On September 2, Ohio University Student Senate president Megan Marzec uploaded an Ice Bucket Challenge-inspired video in which she could be seen pouring a bucket of fake blood on her head.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Palestine, OH,

People's Defender

Burns receives scholarship to OU

Curtis W. Burns has received an Army ROTC scholarship to attend Ohio University, in Athens. Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis, reflecting academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews.


Related Topix: Athens, OH, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Pro-Israel College Student Arrested for 'Disturbing' School...

The president of Bobcats for Israel was detained by university police as she read an excerpt from a conservative blog post, according to video of the incident . Rabbi Danielle LeShaw told the Ohio University student-run newspaper The Post that the four students were charged with a fourth-degree misdemeanor of "disturbing a lawful meeting."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Exclusive: Interview with congressional candidate Dennis Lambert

The next in this series is a phone interview with congressional candidate Dennis Lambert , the Green Party nominee for Ohio's Sixth District. Lambert joined the Army after graduation from Paul Blazer High School in Ashland, Kentucky.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Newt Gingrich

Pleas for Civility Meet Cynicism

Three college leaders' recent calls for lowering the temperature of campus debates have been seen as attempts to stifle free speech. They are Roderick J. McDavis, president of Ohio U.; Eric J. Barron, president of Pennsylvania State U.; and Nicholas B. Dirks, chancellor of the U. of California at Berkeley.


Related Topix: Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University, Blog News

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Bay Area Observer

Syrian War Focus Of Exhibition, Presentations

Kentucky-based artist Gerald Ferstman explores the current conflict in Syria through his exhibition, 'I Spy I Love the Smell of Gas and Bombs: Recent Paintings by Gerald Ferstman,' which runs through Oct. 23, 2014, at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery, Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. The exhibition title references the 'I Spy' children's book series by author Jean Marzollo and illustrator Walter Wick.


Related Topix: University of Houston, Houston, TX, University of Washington, University of Kentucky, Painting, Arts

The Columbus Dispatch

Construction costs students

Kim Concillado turned a corner, a block from her next class at Ohio State University, and hit a dead end. "A new year, new construction everywhere," the 21-year-old senior said as she walked an extra three blocks to her electrical-engineering class.


Related Topix: Ohio State University

Not much new but U.S. News & World Report college rankings are still top dog

The granddaddy of all college rankings, the 30th annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, was released early Tuesday and eager parents and students are scanning lists to find top schools. Although other factors determine where someone goes to school, U.S. News said its rankings "can be a powerful tool in your quest for the right college."


Related Topix: Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Mon Sep 08, 2014


Four More Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Years

The Northeast Ohio Media Group's Thomas Suddes has laid out what a possible second term of Ohio Gov. John Kasich might look like : No alarms and no surprises, Suddes predicts the Guv will keep on funneling tax dollars toward his rich friends while dancing the Mamushka at the ICU bed of public education. From Suddes: "Whether Ohio's taxes discourage business investment in the state is subject to debate.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich

Fourth African titanosaur discovered in Tanzania

This artistic rendering shows a deceased Rukwatitan bisepultus individual and the initial floodplain depositional setting from which the holotypic skeleton was recovered. This artistic rendering shows a deceased Rukwatitan bisepultus individual and the initial floodplain depositional setting from which the holotypic skeleton was recovered.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology


Ohio University paleontologists discover new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania

Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian, a member of the large-bodied sauropods that thrived during the final period of the dinosaur age, in Tanzania. Although many fossils of titanosaurians have been discovered around the globe, especially in South America, few have been recovered from the continent of Africa.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

The Columbus Dispatch

Common Core is the best fit for students

The Dispatch welcomes letters to the editor from readers. Typed letters of 200 words or fewer are preferred; all might be edited.


Related Topix: Ohio Government, Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich, Opinion