Stephanie Dodd

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JOE SCHIAVONI FOR GOVERNOR

The first Democrat to join the race for his party’s nomination for governor has become the first to announce a running mate. Sen. Joe Schiavoni has picked state Board of Education member Stephanie Dodd as his potential lieutenant governor.

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This time last year state school board members saw an alarming report that showed about a third of Ohio’s high school juniors were not meeting the standards needed to graduate. The numbers aren’t looking much better for the class of 2019.

So far, only 65 percent of this year's high school juniors have met or are highly likely to reach graduation requirements for 2019.