A prominent African-American Xenia resident was inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame Thursday morning.
During the fifth-annual Civil Rights Hall of Fame ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse, Anison James Colbert expressed that the Hall of Fame honor was the best day of his life and told the crowd the motto he's trying to live by.
"Good better best - never let it rest until your good becomes better and your better becomes best," Colbert shared at the ceremony.
Last year, Governor John Kasich signed into law the Employment First Initiative. The legislation directed government agencies serving the developmentally disabled to combine resources and provide them with more employment opportunities.
This year, all 88 Ohio counties to land one of six opportunities to get Employment First off the ground. Clark County was granted one of those slots. Superintendent of Clark County's Developmental Disabilities Board, Jennifer Rousculp, believes Employment First will help the board step up more of what they're doing.
This weekend, Springfield's Wittenberg University will be the site for the fourth annual Conflict and Peace in World History Conference. This is the first time the event has been hosted in Ohio.
The conference is part of the Midwest World History Association's attempt to present lectures and exhibits that shine a light on historic events ranging from the American Revolution to recent conflicts in the Middle East.