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Making dating violence a high school subject; talking about Obama's speech

Some Ohio lawmakers are trying to provide more protection for teenagers. They want to make sure people know about teen dating violence.

If House Bill 19 passes, districts would have to include dating violence education in their health classes.

Another House Bill would allow parents to seek protection orders for their teen if they're in an abusive relationship.

State Attorney General Richard Cordray supports both bills.

And, one toledo school board member wants more information on the bill, but likes what he hears so far.

What do you think?

You can weigh in on this issue with the WTOL.com web poll.  So far, 66 percent of the people who voted think dating violence education should become part of the public school curriculum; 34 percent say it shouldn't.

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President Barack Obama gave his first address to Congress, and he says the U.S. will overcome our economic challenges.

The president called on politicians and the public to embrace new efforts to improve health care, schools and the environment. He claims more federal funds may be needed to deal with the economic crisis and is calling for finanacial regulation overhauls.

But, he's also thanking the legislature for the things they've already done.

What do you think of his plans? 

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