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Problems increase when students repeat a grade
A new study by researchers at Duke University documented a ripple effect of behavioral problems in schools where students repeated a grade.
Cincy, Cleveland, Columbus make RNC convention cut
Ohio’s three largest cities — Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus — have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Older dads’ kids more vulnerable to disorders
A child born to a father 45 or older is three and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with autism, more than 13 times more likely to have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and almost 25 times more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder than a child born to a man in his early twenties, says a study out this week.
Could giant sunburst unplug the Earth?
When the sun got ornery in 1859, American telegraph operators saw sparks fly.
Behaviorists find dogs don’t feel guilty despite the look
The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting “Shame on you!” because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn’t know what your rant is about.
Fracking bill may yield 1 percent income-tax cut
Ohioans would be in line for a future maximum income-tax cut of about 1 percent, based on the latest revenue estimates of a bill that seeks to increase severance taxes on shale fracking in Ohio.
Ohio justices hear local drilling rules dispute
Ohio Supreme Court justices vigorously challenged attorneys on Wednesday over the power of state-level oil and gas drilling regulations to supersede local zoning laws.
Ohio calamity-day bill hits snag — debate continues
State lawmakers disagreed Wednesday over how many additional calamity days to give Ohio schools off this year because of the winter’s hazardous weather, and how districts can make up the ones they have already taken.
Obama administration moves to get junk food ads out of schools
It’s not just about what America’s kids are getting in the lunch line.
U.S. obesity rates fall for children, rise for adults
While adults and older children continue to struggle with obesity, America’s 2- to 5-year-olds appear to be slimming down.
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