A 2008 law requiring electric utilities in Ohio to meet benchmarks for energy efficiency and renewable energy is working, its supporters say. But a state senator, with support of utility companies, has proposed a bill that would roll back what he calls 'enviro-socialist mandates' that result in hidden fees for users. Is it fine-tuning to benefit consumers or a give-away to utilities?
County Executive Ed FitzGerald gave his final update on the State of the County this week, but to many it sounded more like a stump speech. After just eight months as president of Youngstown State University, Randy Dunn is out - but the name of a former favorite football coach has already been raised. And does Cleveland still rock?
While most of us groan at the prediction of another 5 inches of snow, there’s one group of people who rejoice at that news: kids. According to the Buckeye Association of School Administrators the average Ohio district has already cancelled 7.11 days of school, and there’s more than a month of winter left. Should districts get a couple extra days off this year? How do they make up for lost time?
Preventing rape might just start with teaching respect. President Obama launched a task force on campus rape last month saying young men must be taught to recognize and be outraged by sexual violence. Local advocates agree. They're busy teaching teen boys about what sexual violence is, how to conduct themselves with respect, and how to be empowered to intervene. Can education equal prevention?
Today’s teens spend much of their down time pressing a “thumbs up” icon. It didn't take long for the marketing community to figure out a way to turn that little thumbs up into a dollar sign. Marketers are using today’s teens to sell their products through social media for them. But do teens know they’re being used by companies to sell their products? Do they even care?
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