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Butler acquires major $3.4M collection of modern art

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Butler Institute of American Art has received a landmark collection of experimental 20th-century art.
The 98-piece collection of kinetic art pieces, valued at $3.4 million, was given to The Butler by the David W. Bermant Foundation of Santa Barbara, Calif.
All of the pieces are untraditional ... (full story)


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Through her divisive rhetoric, Education Secretary DeVos leaves a troubled legacy of her own

(THE CONVERSATION) Editor's note: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos resigned from her post effective Jan. 8, 2021, saying there was "no mistaking" the impact that President Donald Trump's rhetoric had on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Here, five scholars offer their views on DeVos' legacy at the federal agency ... (full story)


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Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic.
Ohio's governor offered to give vaccinations to teachers at the start of February, provided their school districts agree to re ... (full story)


Dozens of judges concluding decades of dedicated service

Every December presents mixed emotions with the finality of another chapter of life and all of the unknowns that await in the upcoming year. Those sensations will be even more evident for the Ohio judges leaving the bench in 2021.
In total, more than 40 jurists will step down from the bench between Jan. 1 and April 18, 2021. Man ... (full story)