Alumni Christopher Brown was awarded the American Bar Association’s national “Up and Comer” Award at the Jefferson Fordham Society Luncheon August 5. Brown, who majored in English at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, is currently deputy law director for the city of Mansfield. After completing his law degree at the University of Cincinnati, he returned to Richland County to dedicate himself to public service and the practice of law. More can be read here.
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On his last day with the Ohio Department of Education an associate state superintendent urged Mansfield City Schools staff on Friday to adopt a sense of urgency about improving the district’s academic performance.
Lonny Rivera, who served as interim state superintendent of public instruction earlier this year, was the keynote speaker to open daylong professional development sessions for teachers, administrators and support staff. Rivera emphasized the importance of improvement to avoid a state takeover of the district academic program, such as what has occurred in the Youngstown City Schools. “If things don’t improve within the next two years, the same thing could happen here,” he said. “Teamwork can achieve improvement. It’s the folks in this room that will make it happen.”
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A beautiful locale will be made more so on September 16 and 17, as the Ohio State African Violet Show makes it home at the Kingwood Center Gardens. Housed in the Carriage House, plants will be available for purchase and a variety of unique designs will be on display. Educational workshops will also be featured, while several commercial growers will offer plants and related items for sale. Members of the OSAVS will be on hand to answer any questions. More…