Amazon announces layoffs among Black Friday deals

by Madi Miller According to CNBC, Amazon laid off approximately 10,000 employees. This led to a 2% drop of shares. The amount of cuts is one of the biggest layoffs in Amazon’s history. In December 2021 the company had a total of 1.6 million part and full time employees. The company has been growing at an exponential rate but inflation has cut into their bottom … Continue reading Amazon announces layoffs among Black Friday deals

4 Events You May Have Missed in November

by Juliana Packard 1. Midterm Elections.In early November, the midterm elections happened. Midterm elections are in the second year of the President’s four-year term. People are the voting for the senators in some states, congresspeople in all states, and state representatives, as well as local government officials. This is one of the largest voting opportunities for United States citizens besides the presidential election. Ohio elected … Continue reading 4 Events You May Have Missed in November

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Ukraine not to blame for Poland missile strike

by Ten Bottemiller Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said he had “no doubt” that Ukraine is not to blame for the missile that crossed into Poland during a Russian attack, killing two people, reported CNBC. On Tuesday, a missile from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict crossed the border of Poland and killed two civilians and immediate suspicion arose over the missile being from Russia, which caused NATO … Continue reading Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Ukraine not to blame for Poland missile strike

McDonald’s introduces new quarter pounder and McFlurry

by Brock Fortman McDonald’s plans on debuting two new additions to their menu on November 21 at participating restaurants for a limited time. One of these additions is The Smokey BLT Quarter Pounder with Cheese which features a 100% beef quarter-pound patty topped with two slices of melted American cheese. It features roma tomatoes and applewood smoked bacon layered in their special smoky sauce with … Continue reading McDonald’s introduces new quarter pounder and McFlurry

Mattress Mack wins $75 million from Mavericks world series upset

by Tommy Dickman One lucky winner received the $2.04 billion Powerball but another lucky gambler was Jim McIngvale a.k.a. Mattress Mack of Houston, Texas. From the impressive World Series run of the Astros arose an unexpected victor, one with an award of a cool $75 million. McIngvale’s history of gambling isn’t always rewarding. For instance, his bet on the Bengals winning the Super Bowl lost … Continue reading Mattress Mack wins $75 million from Mavericks world series upset

What does the real estate market look like right now?

by Madi Miller The Ohio real estate market fluctuates as much as the weather does. As reported on Redfin, home prices in September were up 7% compared to 2021, with 12,843 houses sold this September while last year’s September saw a grand total of 15,378 houses sold. It is typical for the market to have highs and lows. The median price for an average home … Continue reading What does the real estate market look like right now?

President Biden and Democrats across America worry for the fate of democracy in midterm elections

by Ten Bottemiller Officials in the White House and Democrats all over the country are worried Democrats may lose control of both the Senate and White House in the upcoming midterm elections on November 8, where all seats in the House of Representatives and 35 seats in the Senate will be up for election. The elections will dictate the last two years of Joe Biden’s … Continue reading President Biden and Democrats across America worry for the fate of democracy in midterm elections

Safe Haven Baby Box now has 7 locations in Ohio

By Juliana Packard The Safe Haven Baby Box is a safe way to surrender a baby if a person is unable to care for a newborn. There are seven safe baby boxes in Ohio, including Troy and Lima.  Safe Haven’s mission statement  is “prevent illegal abandonment of newborns by raising awareness, offering a 24-hour hotline for mothers in crisis, and offering the Safe Haven Baby … Continue reading Safe Haven Baby Box now has 7 locations in Ohio

Texas governor issues anti-trans directive focused on state’s youth

By Adia Miller In February, Texas state governor Greg Abbott gave an order to child welfare services to look into cases of transgender kids receiving gender-affirming care on the grounds of child abuse. While surgeries to change and alter physical genders are rarely given to children according to Pediatrics journal, Abbott is attempting to block access to hormones, therapy centers specifically focused on communicating self-image … Continue reading Texas governor issues anti-trans directive focused on state’s youth

Attack in Thailand sheds light on country’s black-market guns problem

by Eve Jamilkowski Content warning: gun violence On October 6, Panya Kamrab, a recently fired police officer, armed with a knife and a handgun ended the lives of 36 people, 23 of them were children taking their daily afternoon nap at Young Children’s Development Center in Uthai Sawan, Thailand. He then drove home, shooting at passersby, arriving to kill his wife and child, and finally … Continue reading Attack in Thailand sheds light on country’s black-market guns problem