Police in Cuyahoga Falls are searching for a mother who left her little girl home alone. Officers were called to a home on Elmwood Street shortly after 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning after a concerned neighbor noticed a 4-year-old girl crying and wandering around outside. The neighbor stayed with the child until cops arrived. The child told police her mother left. Officers searched the home, and found no one inside. They were not able to locate an immediate family member or relative to care for the little girl so she was brought to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. Child Services Board was notified and took temporary custody of the child. Police identified the child's mother as 30-year-old Colleen E. Testa. An arrest warrant has been issued on a charge of endangering children.
Babies and toddlers fed a healthy diet may have slightly higher IQs by the time they are 8 years old than children fed less healthy foods at a young age, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Adelaide, in Australia, found an early diet rich in junk foods could cost children up to two IQ points. "Diet supplies the nutrients needed for the development of brain tissues in the first two years of life, and the aim of this study was to look at what impact diet would have on children's IQs," said the study's leader, Lisa Smithers, a public health researcher at the University of Adelaide, in a university news release. The study concluded healthy foods are critical for children during their formative years.
Xavier University and Miami University welcome their respective classes of 2016 today. Some Xavier freshman will begin moving in with the help of the Xavier Move Crew made up of upper classmen. Xavier is offering an early move-in day to help reduce some of the congestion that will take place Friday when most students move in. More than 1,000 women and men make up this year's freshman class. Classes at Xavier begin on Monday, Aug. 20. Miami University anticipates a record number of about 3,725 first year students. Unlike Xavier, which is made up mostly of out of state students, 61 percent of the new class is from Ohio.
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