“average JoeOhio Tour” cont: In Morrow County, we visited the town of Cardington where we passed out campaign info at a youth league baseball game, then we walked about the town passing out info as well. Afterward we went to Suz-e-q’s (“It’s not you’re mama’s home cooking.“) for a burger. I put a flyer on the bulletin board and wrote: “Suz-e-q I love you!” Once again, we’re doing this without a paid PR consulting staff, or anything… We then went to Mt. Gilead, Ohio, hometown of Warren Harding, the 29th president of the U.S. We stumped at Sames & Cook Coffee Shop (great coffee!) in the downtown area. There I talked with Ralph Rapp, who is a retired math teacher. He told me he believes standardized testing is one of the biggest problems in education today. He said it discourages creativity on the part of the teachers to assess and teach to the needs of individual students. What’s more, he added that often information taught for the standardized tests is extraneous for many students. I told the Morrow County Sentinel that our education platform would line up with this as well. Note: While jogging through Mt. Gilead, we lost a bolt on our stroller. Joe at “Joe’s True Value Hardware” fixed it for free and then gave the kids some Tootsie Rolls and our dog a doggie treat. I just love small towns.