Thursday, January 17, 2013
President Barack Obama presented a wide-reaching proposal for the country’s gun control policies on Wednesday. Read on and tell us what you think of the President's plan.
President Barack Obama presented a comprehensive gun control proposal to the country on Wednesday, about one month after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The Huffington Post reports that the proposal includes four major sections, focusing on topics like law enforcement, mental health, school safety and the availability of dangerous weapons. Many of these measures would require congressional action and could cost up to $500 million. The president also announced more than 20 executive orders that can go into effect immediately, the New York Times reports. These include having the attorney general review the categories of people who are not allowed to have guns, reviewing safety standards for gun locks and safes and providing training…
Sunday, March 25, 2012
We're looking for North Canton residents who are making a difference in their communities and beyond
At Patch, we like to support positive role models in the community. We want to find those North Canton residents who are doing great things in the community and shine a light on their good deeds. You know, those ordinary and extraordinary people whose acts of courage, determination, volunteerism and compassion have made a difference in the community and beyond. It's part of a Patch-wide project called the "Greatest Person of the Day," which is being done in cooperation with our sister publication, the Huffington Post. (North Canton resident Rebecca Tolson made it onto the Huffington Post this past January for her work with dyslexic children.) So, think ordinary people doing extraordinary things for friends, families, groups and others — …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Rebecca Tolson is in the spotlight as Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day today for authoring and advocating for a bill to bring dyslexia specialists into Ohio schools
Rebecca Tolson, a North Canton resident and a certified academic language therapist, is in the spotlight again. This time, our 2011 North Canton Person of the Year takes center stage today as Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day. Tolson authored House Bill 157, which encourages Ohio's Educational Service Centers to hire dyslexia specialists who will provide training for K-4 teachers to help those teachers work with dyslexic children. The bill passed through the Ohio General Assembly in December with resounding support. You can find Tolson featured as our North Canton Person of the Year in this story and the link to the Huffington Post Greatest Person of the Day feature by following this link.
Monday, May 2, 2011
President Obama made a late-night announcement Sunday telling the country Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan
President Barack Obama made a late-night TV announcement tonight (Sunday) to deliver the news that Osama bin Laden is dead. From the Huffington Post: His death was the result of a U.S. operation launched today in Abbottabad, Pakistan, against a compound where bin Laden was believed to be hiding, according to U.S. intelligence. After a firefight, a small team of American forces killed bin Laden and took possession of his body, the president said.