Public education takes center stage when Ohio's key education groups sponsor Public Education Matters forums statewide Sept. 29.
The forums are designed to focus attention on the importance of public education. Meetings will occur simultaneously in Ohio's 33 Senate districts 7-9 p.m. All area state legislators and legislative candidates have been invited to participate. Meetings will be held at the following locations:
Senate District 4, Fairfield High School, 8800 Holden Blvd., Fairfield.
Senate District 7, Franklin High School, 750 E. Fourth St., Franklin.
Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Deer Park.
Norwood Middle School, 2060 Sherman Ave., Norwood.
Hoxworth offers UC prize package
Donors who give blood at any Hoxworth Blood Center or blood drive through the end of the month have the chance to win a University of Cincinnati Bearcat football prize package. One donor will win two tickets to four home games; a $50 gift certificate to Christy's and Lenhardt's; and a one-night stay at the Kingsgate Marriott. Information: (513) 558-1200 or