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File this one away in the “Bizarre” category. Amber Carter, a fourth grade teacher in the Bellefontaine City Schools system, was arrested on Tuesday in a motel parking lot. Prior to her arrest, she had spent 13 years in the school system, with a clean record.
She left during the school day to go to the local motel for an appointment she had scheduled. Even more chilling—there are reports stating that she may have scheduled appointments over her school computer.
Carter has been placed on immediate administrative leave while police continue to investigate the situation. According to the Columbus Dispatch, she has been released from the Logan County Jail after processing. A trial date has not been released yet.
Nevada is the only United States state where prostitution is legalized.
Governor Ted Strickland delivered his third State of the State address Wednesday. Along with updating listeners of Ohio’s efforts to stay above water over the past couple years, the Governor also outlined his plan for an ambitious overhaul of our state’s educational system.
He began his address with an anecdote of how Ohio, and Ohio State in particular, took initiative when “just after World War I came to an end there was a painful combination of high inflation and high unemployment that produced economic misery in Ohio and across the nation.”
To try to help ease the pain, a bold plan was proposed to build Ohio Stadium. At the time, when Ohio State football was played 18th and High, even an Ohio State Trustee rebuked the idea for a 50,000 seat stadium saying, “It will not be claimed that there is ever a remote possibility of an actual demand for such capacity,”according to Strickland.
The point he was getting at is that when Ohio’s economy got hit then, Ohioans looked far into the future and built their state to accomodate what would be rather that what was. This is the same reasoning behind his planned education reform.