Cincinnati, Oh. — The book “Secret Cincinnati” by Kathy Witt is a travel guide to 89 unique, fun and mostly inexpensive destinations in the area. The book details everything from the Aviation Heritage Museum of Cincinnati, American Sign Museum, Lucky Cat Museum and Vent Haven- the only museum dedicated to ventriloquism in the world. The photographs in the book were done by husband, John Witt.Tonight at Joseph-Beth Booksellers the public is invited to “Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell”, representatives from some of the museums will be with the Witts to answer questions and of course offer copies of the book from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Indianapolis, In. — The Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana is seeking comments on proposed changes to Indiana’s Child Support Guidelines, which are used to make decisions about child support in dissolutions of marriage, legal separations, paternity cases, Title IV-D proceedings, and all other actions for child support.The proposed changes address:A parent’s legal duty to support a prior-born child when no court order existsConsideration of whether a child support amount prohibits a parent’s ability to support himself or herselfIn-kind benefits and payments from structured settlements as incomeSituations in which a parent is incarceratedClarification of children’s health insurance costsFeedback will be accepted until noon EDT, Friday, May 17, 2019. Comments may be submitted online or sent by mail to the Indiana Office of Court Services, c/o Domestic Relations Committee, 251 North Illinois Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204.The Domestic Relations Committee is composed of judicial officers from across Indiana and receives staff support from the Indiana Office of Court Services. The Committee will review public comments to assist in recommending amendments of the Child Support Guidelines to the Indiana Supreme Court. The Court has the final authority over the Guidelines.
A dyslexia task force is submitting recommendations to Iowa lawmakers today designed to improve instruction for kids with the common learning disability and other struggling readers. Task force member Katie Greving says the group conducted a survey of Iowa teachers, parents, students and others.Greving says, “The major finding of the survey was that a lot of people who are responsible for helping to meet the needs of these kids don’t have the basic knowledge and skills that they need, and wanted more knowledge and skills.”Greving says they also found a lot of inconsistencies across different schools in how they’re handling students with dyslexia. The group recommends the state develop a dyslexia-specific teaching endorsement, and that all teachers take an online training course about dyslexia.“The task force chose this recommendation to address a systematic lack of expertise on dyslexia in Iowa,” she says, “and that’s probably the most important thing that we’re asking of the legislature.” Greving adds, these steps can help kids who are struggling with reading for many different reasons, not just those who are diagnosed with dyslexia.