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News Roundup: Week of Aug. 15

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From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing for the week of August 15, 2022.


Sweet Corn Festival

The city of Fairborn will hold its 40th annual Sweet Corn Festival on Aug. 20 and 21 at the Fairborn Community Park on Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. 

The festival includes arts, crafts and food vendors, as well as activities for children and entertainment at the Music Pavillion. Parking and admission to the festival are free and open to the public.

Dolly Parton Day

During a ceremony in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine declared Aug. 9 as honorary Dolly Parton Day. The holiday commemorates the well-known country singer for the success of her Imagination Library early literacy program in Ohio. 

Children aged through five years in Ohio are eligible for the program which includes a book gifting initiative.


The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 passed the US Senate on Aug. 7. The Act imposes an income tax on corporations, reduces the federal deficit and addresses the climate crisis, according to President Joe Biden.

Biden plans to sign the act into law next week, according to a social media post made by the president. 


Egypt brokered an agreement after several days of hostilities between militants in Israel and Gaza. 

“The agreement will bring a welcome respite to Israeli and Palestinian civilians and permit deliveries of critical fuel and other supplies into Gaza,” US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in press release.

Biden also expressed support for the ceasefire in a briefing statement. 

“My Administration will remain engaged with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to support that vision and to implement the initiatives launched during my visit to improve the quality of life for Palestinians and Israelis alike,” Biden said in the statement.

Angela Davis

Contributing News Writer