Former Transgender Woman Shares Transformation of Body, Mind and Soul on Recent Ohio Trip

David Arthur, also known as the Alphabet Man because of his former life in the LGBTQ community, visited Ohio this month. He brought his miracle-filled, life-changing message to area churches, including God’s Country Church in Union County. He began his church tour in Warsaw followed by Marysville then Mount Vernon. Arthur wrapped it up in Lima at Calvary Chapel.

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Campaign Against HB 6 Will Not File Petition Signatures on Time, But Fight Not Over Yet

Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts released a statement saying they will not file their petitions to referendum House Bill 6 with the Secretary of State’s office as planned. Signatures were due Monday. In spite of the setback, spokesman Gene Pierce said, “The fight to put House Bill 6 on the ballot in 2020 isn’t over yet though.”

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Leadership Changes in Both House and Senate Education Committees

Changes have occurred in the leadership of both House and Senate Education Committees. Last week Speaker Larry Householder announced Rep. Don Jones (R-Freeport) as the new Chair for the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee and Rep. Susan Manchester (R- Waynesfield) as Vice Chair. In the Senate, State Senator Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) has been elevated to Vice Chair of their Education Committee.

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Honor Flight Columbus Celebrates 100th Mission of Flying Veterans to Washington DC

On October 19th, Honor Flight Columbus loaded more than 200 veterans aboard two planes destined for Washington D.C. It was an extra special celebration –  the 100th mission. Susan Barr, a nurse who has been working with Honor Flight nationally since 2006 and co-founded the Columbus Honor Flight told The Ohio Star, “To date, over 230, 000 Veterans have been able to make this trip from all over the United States.”

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Columbus Hard Cider and Doughnut Fest

The Arena District hosted the Columbus Hard Cider and Doughnut Fest on Saturday. The gathering was organized by Wicked Events, a business which plans celebrations nationwide. Hundreds of people, mostly millennials with a few dozen older folks mixed in, filled the streets and the four venues.

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Circleville Celebrates 113th Pumpkin Show

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – The “Greatest Free Show on Earth” celebrated its 113th anniversary this year. Technically, the Pumpkin Show began in 1903. According to the Pumpkin Show’s website, it has grown to become the 6th largest festival in the nation, averaging between 300,000 and 400,000 visitors, weather permitting. 

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Liberal Lawmakers Pushing Adoption of State Health Standards for Schools Want State School Board Support, Opponent Calls Their Bill ‘Deceptive’

Ohio is the only state in the nation that does not have statewide health standards for teaching health education in public schools. Liberal state lawmakers are pushing for that to change with Senate Bill 121, blaming the lack of government-mandated standards for Ohio’s high opioid addiction rate and poor health outcomes. They did not provide any empirical evidence to prove their claim when State Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) explained their bill to the State School Board last week, hoping to get their advocacy.

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