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Statewide News
7:35 am
Thu July 18, 2013

ACLU: Ohio Patrol Policy More Protective Than Some

An American Civil Liberties Union report on police departments' increased use of license-plate scanning notes that the scanning policy of the State Highway Patrol in Ohio is more protective of privacy than some.

The report released Wednesday found scanners affixed to police cars, bridges or buildings around the country capture license plate images providing records of people's location and movement. That information often goes into databases that can be reviewed much later.

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Education
8:32 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Bill Would Allow Public School Students to Get Credit for Religion Classes Taken Elsewhere

There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would give public school students credit for taking religious classes. The legislation is drawing criticism from people who worry about unintended consequences of it.

Democratic State Representative Bill Patmon says it’s time for public schools to encourage students to take part in religious instruction.

"It’s an attempt on our side to give exposure to God and religious which seemingly has been completely exorcised from our schools," says Patmon.

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Education
7:35 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Parents, ACLU Oppose Creationism Curriculum in Spingboro

Some parents and a civil rights group oppose policies to insert creationism and other religious issues into a western Ohio school district's classrooms.

The Dayton Daily News reports the Springboro School Board took comments on the proposed policy changes at a meeting Thursday night attended by parents, students and teachers.

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Thursday to the board urging members to abandon the plan to list to add creationism and evolution as discussion issues appropriate for students.

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