by KAITLYN BOEHLER
The American military has two weaknesses: downsizing and the lack of cyber defense, said a retired US Army Brigadier General, the keynote speaker for the Veteran’s Day Program.
“You cannot predict what the future holds, especially with terrorist groups such as ISIS. Because of this, it is not a good time to downsize the United States military,” said Brigadier General Mark Scheid. He thinks the United States is moving in a wrong direction by downsizing the military. Downsizing is changing the national military strategy, he said. Today, the military relies on hope and Scheid believes this is a bad strategy. Scheid has learned from the past that you cannot hope for others to make change. “Hope is never a good choice of action. You have to make the change yourself.”
by SARA PLOTT
You can find something special for that special someone and feel good about the holidays by shopping locally and supporting businesses.
Find quality and meaningful gifts in local shops. Here are a few of the popular local businesses with everything on your list.
by COLLEEN VALLO
Sabaidee's Coffee House is hosting a weekly "Questions for Christ" Bible study for college students at 7 p.m. Thursday. Students are asked to write questions to place in a box each week. Local pastors will be on hand at the Bible study to discuss the questions.
The coffee house is also hosting movie nights on the second and fourth Friday of the month at
7 p.m. People can choose between two films by placing a tip in the jar of the movie they want to watch. The film on the jar with the most tips will be shown. Free popcorn will be served.
If you want a drink, come before 7 p.m. as the coffee bar will be closed once the Bible study discussion or film begins. The film to be shown Nov. 13 will be either "The Hobbit" or "Lord of the Rings."
TU’s news writing class took an informal poll of 114 people, asking whether they approved or disapproved of legalizing marijuana in Ohio. Sixty-five people supported legalizing it; 45 people were opposed; four people said they did not care. The following are some of the reasons people gave for their positions. The news writing class chose not to disclose participants’ names.