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It was the annual auxiliary craft show. Hundreds of volunteers have been working year-round to make the crafts filling the tables. There were also homemade candy and baked goods along with raffle baskets. The proceeds from the sale go towards the million-dollar pledge the auxiliary made to the graduate medical education center. Organizers say it was wonderful to see everyone out supporting them as it was the first street fair since the pandemic.

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Unity Elementary is offering a "Parent Academy" to offer advice on teaching lessons that parents and children can do together at home. Like using shaving cream to practice letters and writing, playdough to make shapes and practice counting, and magnetic letters on a cookie tray to learn to spell. The parent was given a stocking full of learning tools for each of their students to take home.

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Elida High School and Elida Middle School represent two of the 708 schools in Ohio, out of more than 2,000 schools that applied, to be awarded these grant funds. "We are grateful for the funding that is being provided so that we can continue to improve the safety and security of our school buildings for our students and staff. It will allow us to make improvements not only in the physical aspects of site security, but also improve network and cyber security as well.

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Members of the argumentation and advocacy class presented a debate to their fellow students on the topic of "Gun violence in America and the assault weapons ban." The students were divided into two groups and assigned to argue for and against the issue of a federal assault weapons ban. With social media, there is no shortage of opinions about topical issues, but the class challenges them to debate the facts, without personal feelings on the issue.

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Teachers and staff at Liberty Arts Magnet School are taking this task head-on by hosting a literacy night for Liberty students this evening. Teachers have created games and activities such as creating a variety of words through anagram tiles and story sequencing where students have a set of pictures and can create a story from beginning to end.

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Ohio Northern University Law graduates who sat for the Ohio bar exam in the summer of 2022 collectively earned one of the highest passage rates compared to those from other colleges, at 81 percent. According to Kelly Stevens, ONU bar success coordinator, this cohort placed third, just behind Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University.

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Ohio State Lima held a tailgate open house just in time for the buckeye's final two regular season games. Juniors and seniors to learn more about the programs, financial aid, and extracurricular opportunities at the regional campus. Ohio State Lima Dean Tim Rehner talked to the students about the importance of getting a higher education degree. He says that only 11% of Allen County has a college degree or higher and he wanted the students to understand the benefits of going to college.

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Students, their parents, as well as faculty, all shared a Thanksgiving meal. Freedom Elementary School hosted a Thanksgiving feast where kindergartners learned the importance of sharing a meal with family as well as staff that helps teach them every day. Organizers say that an event like this takes a while to plan, but in the end, it's worth seeing all the smiling faces enjoy a meal as one.