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Axing Common Core would cause problems, official say

By Jeff Gallatin Westshore Doing away with the recently implemented Common Core standards would be disappointing and cause unneeded problems if proposed Statehouse legislation passes, area education officials said. House Bill 597, which was introduced by Rep. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Rep. Andy Thompson (R-Marietta), is currently being considered in the Ohio House’s Rules and [...]

Baker, LeVeck disagree on fracking, minimum wage

One area the two candidates agreed on was the need better train Ohio workers for the jobs of tomorrow. Nan Baker said a major focus of her next term would be workforce and training initiatives. “We do not have the skills in the state to fill the jobs that are there,” she said. Todd LeVeck said Ohio needs to prove to employers that qualified workers are ready to fill open jobs. The state needs to invest more in education to do this, he added.

County Council candidates square off on wide ranging topics

By Sue Botos Westshore District 1 Cuyahoga County Council candidates, incumbent Dave Greenspan and Mark Szabo, fielded a variety of questions dealing with topics such as mental health services funding, county government corruption and health benefits for same-sex couples at a Monday candidates night. The event, held at the Westlake Porter Public Library, was sponsored [...]

Art show proves painting, illustration alive across the Westshore

Patt Long, president of the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council, explained at the recent artists reception that the Community of Fine Arts exhibition’s purpose is to showcase local talent.