Governor John Kasich appointed Republican Cathye Smith Flory from Hocking County to the State School Board yesterday, filling the seat left open when Darryl Mehaffie resigned last week.

Flory previously served 12 years  on the Logan-Hocking Board of Education.

In a 2005 Meet the Candidates Night, Flory was one of two Logan-Hocking school board candidates who wanted Creationism should be taught alongside actual science in public schools.

According to an article on, Flory and another candidate agreed that “children should be taught the various theories and decide for themselves what is right for them.”   

Today, class, we will be watching another episode of Cosmos and discussing the Earth’s place in the Universe.  Tomorrow we will discuss the possibility that the Earth is only 6,000 years old.   And remember, Friday is the last day to bring in your dioramas of humans riding on dinosaurs.