All posts by Erin Schoen Marsh

Erin is a writer/editor, yoga teacher, and mama to two little ones.

College Scholarships Awarded to Seven Local Caddies

A part-time job can lead to full college tuition By Erin Schoen Marsh Parents have no shortage of worries these days, including how to pay for the ever-increasing cost of college. Even if you started squirreling away money when your child was an infant, you may not have enough saved for the yearly costs to

FoolProof: Free Online Program Teaches Children Financial Responsibility

FoolProof, sponsored by Directions Credit Union, provides children and young people with a completely free curriculum that is geared toward strengthening financial responsibility. The program is seeing increased use in Ohio, as well as across the country, while families spend more time together at home. FoolProof can even be used by adults and their children

Toledo Zoo Introduces New Baby Orangutan!

The Toledo Zoo is celebrating a baby orangutan, Fajar, who arrived on October 12, 2019. It has been a long road for the baby, whose name (appropriately) means “start of a new day.” He was diagnosed shortly after birth with umbilicus when zoo staff members noticed his placenta was still attached. In order to treat

Sylvania Schools Selects New Superintendent

After an extensive months-long search, Sylvania Schools Board of Education has selected Dr. Veronica Motley to lead the district as its next superintendent. The former Assistant Superintendent of South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools, Motley brings three decades of educational experience to the job. Starting as a math teacher with Akron Public Schools, Motley has experience as

Child welfare agencies call for emergency relief

The Children’s Defense Fund (Ohio) has joined other child advocacy organizations nationwide, requesting that Congress provide extra assistance in the next COVID-19 relief package. The CDFO and other groups drafted a letter that points out a likely increase in child welfare referrals due to abuse and neglect as states begin to reopen. The surge is

Ottawa Hills High School No. 1 in Ohio

Ottawa Hills High School is now the No. 1 high school in Ohio, according to the recently released annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. The survey places the school as the 92nd best high school in the United States, out of nearly 18,000 ranked, up from last year when Ottawa Hills High School was