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Rotary club donates to character development program

The New-Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club made a donation to New Bremen Local Schools to help with the new program that the school district is starting.

The program, called “Character Ed,” is designed to teach children necessary skills for everyday life for the present and the future. It aims to create core values and beliefs so students will make wise choices.

Students will be able to interview their peers, write articles for the school newspaper, meet with community leaders and air the school announcements, in addition to other programs.

Local organizations hand out backpacks

The New Life Church International and Judah Enterprises are sponsoring the third Agape Day on Aug. 9.

The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lima’s Town Square, will include games for children, a bounce house, music, dancing and free hot dogs and drinks. It is a community wide handout of free backpacks filled with school supplies.

Local teacher named Teacher of the Year

The Civil War Trust named a Waynesfield-Goshen history teacher as its 2014 Teacher of the Year.

Joe Foster, who will be starting his 16th year of teaching in the fall, was recognized at the Trust’s National Teacher Institute in Atlanta earlier in the month.

Foster teaches American history, world history, government and economics, in addition to the Civil War, an elective course he created.

Local UF students complete internships

Three area graduates who attend The University of Findlay are working on summer internships.

Dillon Webster, of New Bremen, is working as a corporate health and safety intern for Crown Equipment Corp. in New Bremen. He is a junior majoring in environmental, safety and occupational health management.

Junior Nicholas Shun, of Ada, is an intern with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Toledo. He is also majoring in environmental, safety and occupational health management.

A criminal justice major, Kaitlyn Weidman, of Forest, is doing an internship with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office in Kenton. She is a senior.

New website launched, geared for educators

The Teacher Advocate was launched last week, a website for teachers, administrators and others concerned about public schools and educators that critiques Ohio’s school accountability system.

The website, founded by Randy Hoover, a professor at Youngstown State University, was created to use research to look at what is wrong with Ohio’s standardized tests and the accountability system.

The website is http://teacher-advocate.com.

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