WTJU combining education with all that jazz | Local News

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WTJU personalities Dave Rogers, from left, and Rus Perry discuss programming at the University of Virginia-owned radio station. Perry’s two-year, 100-hour Jazz at 100 series is the basis for a new online jazz course being developed at the station.  COURTESY WTJU Some questions in jazz music, such as why Charles Mingus named a song “All … Read more

Local businesses struggle to find T-shirts, hats to fill orders

Kathy and Ron Scheetz, owners of the Akron Shirt Factory in Norton, show a T-shirt made for the Summit County Fair's directors.

There are not many commonalities among computer chips, chicken wings and T-shirts, but one is that they are all becoming increasingly hard to find. Similar to local car dealerships and restaurants, Summit County’s T-shirt shops are having difficulty with supply shortages. A supply chain at capacity “It’s been a nightmare,” said Shawn Ritchie, owner of Ritchie’s Sporting Goods in Tallmadge. … Read more

Local 3-year-old sets up neighborhood banana stand to raise money for APL

Local 3-year-old sets up neighborhood banana stand to raise money for APL

VERMILION, Ohio (WJW) — For 3-year-old Jason Crawford, selling lemonade was a little too obvious. Instead, the Vermilion boy chose to set up a banana stand in his neighborhood this summer. Here’s the list of 2021 Northeast Ohio Fourth of July fireworks shows Making the deal all the sweeter, Crawford is selling the fruit (a … Read more

Watch now: After recent Lake Michigan drownings, experts call for more education | Local News

Over Father’s Day weekend and into that following Monday, four youths were pulled from Lake Michigan and did not survive, three along Wisconsin’s southern shore in Racine and one on Indiana’s south shores in Michigan City Over Father’s Day weekend and into that following Monday, four youths were pulled from Lake Michigan and did not … Read more

Merrillville Community School Corp. names new CFO | Local Education

Meghan Damron was named chief financial officer for Merrillville Community School Corp. Provided MERRILLVILLE — A new chief financial officer is starting at Merrillville Community School Corp. The Board of School Trustees approved Meghan Damron to replace Hilda Damianick, who retired at the end of June after more than 14 years of service, according to a … Read more

Local health experts urging people to get vaccinated as Delta variant case reported in McCracken County | Coronavirus News

PADUCAH — As Kentucky COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop, health departments are still encouraging people to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of variants. Public Health Director Kent Koster with the Purchase District Health Department said now is not the time to let our guard down about COVID-19.  The Purchase District Health Department reported the first … Read more

CARS Program was PNoy’s legacy to local motoring industry

Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, the 15th President of the Philippines, has passed away. The former President was 61 years old. As is with any presidency, Aquino’s term was met with controversy and praise. However, he made a significant contribution to the local motoring industry. Before the end of his term, Aquino signed the CARS (Comprehensive … Read more

Local News: Bollin honored for Excellence in Education (6/21/21)

(Photo Contributed) Gehlen kindergarten teacher Patti Bollin, right, was presented with the Bishop’s Excellence in Education Award by Sioux City Diocese Superintendent of Schools Patty Lansink at the school’s May 19 Mass. LE MARS — A longtime Gehlen Catholic Schools teacher is being honored with the Bishop’s Excellence in Education Award. Patti Bollin found out … Read more

Accelerate the Cure Raises Money for Local Caregivers

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Saturday morning was the kick off for the third annual Accelerate the Cure Alzheimer’s Awareness Drive. They had 50 cars roll up to the Grand Traverse Pavilions. Each driver donates to the organization, which is given to local caregivers who help Alzheimer’s patients. Becky Hutchinson started this event after losing her mother four years ago … Read more

The History Beat: Learning at the library, raising money for a YMCA | Local

Children’s Choir

Director Raymond LaFarr poses with the Children’s Choir of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church of Hudson Falls in this photo that appeared in The Post-Star on July 13, 1946. Post-Star archives MAURY THOMPSON Special to The Post-Star Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of columns compiling anecdotes gleaned from online archives of … Read more

How this local researcher is keeping our soils healthy

As soils become increasingly sterile and the threat of global food shortages intensifies, Dr Nasmille Larke-Mejía, postdoctoral scientist at the Earlham Institute on Norwich Research Park, explains how her work on agricultural diversity is essential for soil and crop health. Nasmille grew up near Cerrejón, Colombia, where she discovered that microorganisms were living off ammonium nitrate … Read more

Eastmont considers sexual health education for all grade levels | Local News

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School Board last week received a first look at a new sexual health curriculum put together over the past four months by a group of staff members with input from parents. The topic is controversial because some argue sexual health should not be taught to young children. School districts around … Read more

Tubers get in trouble by underestimating Dan River’s power, travel time | Local News

Support Local Journalism Your subscription makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} “One of the biggest problems is people get in the river without a plan,” he said. “Whenever we’ve had to rescue people it was typically because they weren’t listening to directions.” And folks who set out on the river in inner tubes or on floats … Read more

Local auto industry continues to recover in May

Local auto industry continues to recover in May

MANILA – The country’s automotive industry has continued to recover as sales in May 2021 increased compared to the previous month and May 2020, the joint report of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) showed.   The industry groups’ sales last month reached 22,062 units, which … Read more

Knappa reinstates health and sex education curriculum | Local News

A state-created middle school health and sex education curriculum will continue to be used in the Knappa School District. A committee tasked by the school district with reviewing “My Future-My Choice” at the request of a parent group concluded Thursday night that it is the only curriculum that meets the state’s standards in their entirety. … Read more

Local woman hoping to be named Ms. Health and Fitness. Here’s how you can help.

Local woman hoping to be named Ms. Health and Fitness. Here's how you can help.

Jo Lawrence is a personal trainer at the YMCA in Idaho Falls and she just entered a national contest in hopes of being featured on the cover of a fitness magazine. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com IDAHO FALLS – A local woman is hoping to win a national contest and she’s asking for your support. Jo … Read more

Watch now: Unit 5 crowd speaks on masks, sex and race education | Local Education

Chants echo outside Normal West High School before Wednesday’s school board meeting, where community members are expected to speak in support and in opposition of sex education, inclusive social studies curriculum and mask-wearing. Kelsey Watznauer NORMAL — A crowd filed into the cafeteria Wednesday night at Normal West High School, keeping a promise made at a … Read more

During Pride Month, advocates focus on need for inclusive sex education in schools | Connect FM | Local News Radio


Oko_SwanOmurphy/iStock (NEW YORK) — When Gabby Rodriguez was in high school in Texas, she said the only sexual education she received was about abstinence and referred to sex between a male and a female only. Four years later, as a senior in college, Rodriguez identifies as bisexual and says she often thinks about how her … Read more

Cabinet okays policy for local auto industry

Cabinet okays policy for local auto industry

The cabinet yesterday approved the draft of a policy to develop the automobile industry in the country in a bid to be self-reliant in this sector. At a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, cabinet okayed the “Automobile Industry Development Policy 2021”. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. The … Read more

Local student plans to earn bachelor’s degree during high school | Education

A Charlotte County prodigy plans to graduate with his college bachelor’s degree and earn his high school diploma at the same time. “It’s weird to think most people my age are going to high school and I’m going to college,” said 14-year-old Noah Rapson. Even before he starts his high school career, Noah can already … Read more