Week in Review 11-11-2022

Posted by on November 13th, 2022 in News


Ohio’s Office of Budget and Management (OBM) Monday announced that state revenues came in $111.6 million or 5.1 percent over estimates for October. Driving the overage were the sales taxes (auto and non-auto) and the personal income tax which brought in $48.2 million and $43.7 million, respectively, over estimates.


Kurt Russell, the Ohio and National Teacher of the Year for 2022, discussed his thoughts on a handful of proposals to restrict classroom instruction on certain “divisive concepts” while speaking at a City Club of Cleveland forum Monday. Born and raised in Oberlin, Russell is in his 25th year in the classroom at Oberlin High School, where he teaches, among other history and social studies courses, African American history and Race, Gender and Oppression, a class he developed. He said he developed this latter course around 2006 because “students wanted more … they wanted to see themselves more.” The class focuses on issues that some might consider “controversial,” Russell said, such as the women’s rights movement, the gay rights movement, Black issues in America, and more. “The reason for it is to provide students with a holistic education. We can’t consider ourselves civically engaged if we don’t know [history],” Russell said.

The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) will host its 67th annual Capital Conference and Trade Show from Sunday, Nov. 13 through Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More than 6,000 school board members, superintendents and other education officials are expected to attend the annual event, which is one of the largest education conventions in the nation. The event will feature more than 170 workshops and seminars focused on the needs of public school districts.


Hannah News compiled a preliminary list of the winners of the Nov. 8 election which can be found HERE. In addition, the preliminary version of Hannah’s “Faces of the 135th General Assembly,” which also includes Ohio’s congressional delegation for 2023-24 and the Ohio Supreme Court, can be found HERE.


Appointments made during the week include the following:

– Rebecca Jane Ault of Hudson (Summit County) and Johnathan Robert Haggerty of Hicksville (Defiance County) reappointed to the State Chiropractic Board for terms beginning Nov. 4, 2022 and ending Nov. 1, 2026.

– Patrick Jay Beam of Powell (Delaware County) reappointed to the Ohio Landscape Architects Board for a term beginning Nov. 10, 2022 and ending Nov. 9, 2027.

– Mashawn Leah Rigmaiden of Franklin (Warren County) to the State Cosmetology and Barber Board for a term beginning Nov. 9, 2022 and ending Oct. 31, 2027.

– David L. Levacy of Millersport (Fairfield County) to the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board for a term beginning Jan. 1, 2023 and continuing at the pleasure of the governor.

– Chad Vernon Minor of Avon Lake (Lorain County) and Donald L. Mason of Zanesville (Muskingum County) to the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board for terms beginning Nov. 4, 2022 and continuing at the pleasure of the governor.

– Michael Marcel Waleryszak of Fremont (Sandusky County) reappointed to the Terra State Community College Board of Trustees for a term beginning Dec. 31, 2022 and ending Dec. 30, 2028.

– Juan Jose Perez of Westerville (Delaware County) and Pierre Bigby of Lewis Center (Delaware County) to the Ohio State University Board of Trustees for terms beginning Nov. 7, 2022 and ending May 13, 2031.

– Taylor Ann Schwein of Columbus (Franklin County) as a student member on the Ohio State University Board of Trustees for a term beginning Nov. 7, 2022 and ending May 13, 2024.

– Vladimir Kogan of Columbus (Franklin County) and Kevin Scott Miller of New Albany (Franklin County) reappointed to the Ohio Humanities Council for terms beginning Nov. 4, 2022 and ending Oct. 30, 2024.

– Rhonda L. Sheakley of Cincinnati (Hamilton County) to the Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission for a term beginning Oct. 26, 2022 and ending Oct. 25, 2025.

– Tracy Sue Freeman of Pickerington (Fairfield County) reappointed to the Environmental Education Council for a term beginning Nov. 4, 2022 and ending Oct. 1, 2024.

– Allison Rose Cain of Belmont (Belmont County) to the Technical Advisory Council on Oil and Gas for a term beginning Nov. 4, 2022 and ending Jan. 31, 2024.

– Phillip Lindsey Parker of Beavercreek (Greene County) reappointed to the Oil and Gas Commission for a term beginning on Nov. 4, 2022 and ending Oct. 14, 2027.

– Frances Seiberling Buchholzer of Akron (Summit County) and Jennifer Robin Bowman of Athens (Athens County) reappointed to the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission for terms beginning Nov. 4, 2022 and ending June 30, 2026.

– Christie Ann Ward of Lockbourne (Franklin County) to the Board of Building Standards for a term beginning Nov. 4, 2022 and ending Oct. 13, 2025.

– Kyle Matthew Petty of Hilliard (Franklin County) to the Statewide Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network Steering Committee for a term beginning Jan. 1, 2023 and ending Dec. 31, 2026.


Bowling Green State University (BGSU) announced a newly formed partnership with regional airline Republic Airways to provide students a pipeline to a career through conditional job offers, which they can receive as early as their second year in the aviation program. “The demand for pilots is especially intense right now,” said Carlton Braun, the program coordinator of BGSU Aviation. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Republic Airways operates under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express.

BGSU, the University of Findlay and Owens Community College announced the appointment of an executive director for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics. Tim Mayle, who previously served as director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development, assumed the position Tuesday, Nov. 1. Mayle had been with Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development since 2011 and has led the division within the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance since 2016.

Stark State College, located in North Canton, and the LeBron James Family Foundation announced a new partnership to support the undergraduate education of both students and their parents or guardians. Students in the foundation’s Akron I PROMISE Network plus two parents or guardians residing in the students’ homes will receive two academic years of free tuition, resources and focused attention at Stark State. Eligible students will receive last-dollar tuition scholarships for any program, certificate or associate degree in an effort to bridge the gap between financial aid from grants and scholarships and the cost of tuition.

The Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at Youngstown State University (YSU) announced a new pilot program, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Development, aimed at connecting local companies with students. The Procurement Internship Program will train students and allow them to apply that training during internships with local companies engaged in government contracting. The program will benefit small- to midsize businesses in the Mahoning Valley area by

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