Many students at Perrysburg High School were shocked by the new lighting in the school hallways a few weeks ago. Some compare the sudden change to the bright, overbearing lights of prison.
Teachers need hundreds, almost thousands, of hours of additional training, in their own expertise, throughout their careers. It is a teacher’s job to teach, not to carry weapons to defend lives; Ohio legislators should not equate those jobs: if they want to, the training should be held to the same standard.
As gun violence and mass shootings skyrocket, quickly becoming a leading cause of death for children and teens, legislators have missed their shot at a solution. Instead of protecting citizens from brutality, they continue to inhibit Americans’ right to expression.
On March 13, President Biden’s administration approved the proposed Willow Project which will enforce drilling for oil in Alaska in the next few years. The project will turn land in northern areas of the state into facilities that would pump over 180,000 barrels of oil per day for the next 30 years.
The Arts Commission is accepting applications for their summer teen apprentice program, Young Artists At Work (YAAW) until March 17, 2023. The program, which has been running since 1994, hires Toledo area teens to create, connect and learn over the course of six weeks.
The proposed Ohio House Bill 616 (HB 616), introduced by Republican representatives Jean Schmidt and Mike Loychik, is a broad piece of legislation that will censor minority voices and erase essential topics from conversations.