Harding students compete at History bee
WARREN - Five Warren Harding High School students competed at the National History Bee / Bowl in Washington, D.C.
Adviser Kim Hunter said the event is like an academic history quiz bowl challenge similar to a spelling bee with questions asked of the team relating to history. She said the team placed fourth in their bracket in the varsity division at the event.
The team qualified for the national event by placing third at the northeastern Ohio region state competition.
Workshop set on future of Northeast Ohio
WARREN Vibrant NEO will be holding a workshop Tuesday at John F. Kennedy High School, Central Parkway S.E., on how to make Northeast Ohio a more resilient region.
Open to the public, participants will use scenario planning to aid in assessing the future of the region.
Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with a workshop at 6:30 p.m.
Vibrant NEO was developed by the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium.
Contract approval ends strike in Strongsville
STRONGSVILLE - Teachers and a suburban Cleveland school board have approved a contract, ending an eight-week strike by teachers.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that the Strongsville City Schools board on Sunday unanimously approved the contract that teachers ratified on Saturday.
The strike was primarily over salary and working conditions in the district of about 6,200 students. The president of the union said its 383 members overwhelmingly ratified the contract.
Contract provisions include restoring raises frozen in the 2011-12 school year and teachers agreeing to pay more of their health insurance.
Man killed in fall at Hocking Hills
LOGAN - A state spokesman says a man was killed and a woman seriously injured in separate falls at southern Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park.
An Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesman said Sunday that a 19-year-old Columbus man fell about 60 feet from a cliff Saturday. Spokesman Matt Eiselstein says the man left the marked trail to climb a rock face while hiking with friends. He couldn't confirm the man's name.
Eiselstein say a 23-year-old Chillicothe-area woman was injured Saturday at another site in the park when she and her boyfriend left the trail. Eiselstein says the woman fell about 100 feet after slipping on the edge of a cliff and was taken to a Columbus hospital.
He did not know her name and couldn't comment on her condition Sunday.
Staff, wire reports