Gov. Bob Taft talks civic duty with ‘citizens of tomorrow’ at Oakwood school

Former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft talked about family, state history and the importance of voting during his visit Tuesday with the fourth-grade class at the Harman School.

Taft spoke to approximately 100 students about an hour.

He spoke to the students in question-and-answer fashion, and said he believes they are the "citizens of tomorrow."

Other local news: Trotwood teacher finds job in jeopardy after unapproved field trip 

Taft is the great-grandson of President William Howard Taft, and in a news release sent from Harman School, said  it's important to talk with young students today so they begin to develop an understanding of being responsible and active citizens.

Taft teaches political science at the University of Dayton, teaching courses on legislative politics and education policy.

UD Department of Communications officials said his classes are very popular and always full.

Taft came to the university in 2007 as a distinguished research associate. He helps oversee the Statehouse Civic Scholars summer internship program.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com