Hug the Earth Festival draws hundreds

The Banana Slugs String Band headlines Saturday’s Miami County Park District Hug the Earth Festival at Stillwater Prairie. More than 330 youngsters and parents attended the concert.

School can’t replace a parent’s role with children

Since I write primarily about education, readers often send me links to stories highlighting what research tells us about how kids learn. I was recently sent a link that recapped a study conducted by Jessica Logan, an assistant professor of educational studies at Ohio State University, titled “A Million Word Gap for Kids Who Aren’t Read To At Home.” Ms. Logan sought to quantify the impact parents who read (or who do not read) to their kids has on vocabulary development.

Tuning up for the tournament

By Josh Brown

Troy sweeps West Carrollton

By Josh Brown