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Brandon Domer studies between classes in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark State wins $200K grant to help in-demand students graduate

Clark State Community College won a competitive nearly $200,000 grant, which it plans to use to help more students graduate in rigorous and in-demand fields.The grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. will be used to hire a success navigator who will help nursing and information technology students finish classes ...

Shawnee students in the school’s College Credit Plus program, from left, Emily Woodruff, Tyra Huxley, Daniel Detrick, Brendan Chetty talk about possibly getting their high school diploma at the same time they get an associate’s degree in college. Bill Lackey/Staff

Want to get free college credits? Go to this Clark County event

It’s an opportunity for local students to get way ahead of their classmates and college peers before stepping into a university classroom.Students in districts across Clark County can graduate from high school with an associate degree through the College Credit Plus program. The credits they earn are good at any ...

Jason Quinoez, left, and Kyle Albritton, seniors at Springfield High School, work on their robot in class Monday. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield High focuses on computer science courses

A background in computer programming can open opportunities in a wide-range of careers, which is why it’s a being taught extensively at Springfield High School.The STEAM Academy at the high school now offers a variety of course options, including computer science and software engineering, digital electronics, cyber-security and robotics.>>RELATED: Springfield ...

The Springfield-Clark CTC was locked down briefly due to a police investigation nearby.

Clark County school locked down briefly due to police investigation

A police investigation nearby the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center led school leaders to put the building on lock down for about nine minutes Friday morning.>>RELATED: Deputies added to patrol Clark, Champaign County schoolsSpringfield police said there was a report of an armed man around an apartment complex near John Street. ...

Suicide of 11-year-old Champaign County girl has national impact

The suicide of an 11-year-old Champaign County girl after her parents said she faced bullying has affected people around the country, including a softball team in Missouri. The U-16 3n2 Force softball team has dedicated their 2017 season to former Triad Middle School student Bethany Thompson and an anti-bullying campaign. ...

Enon police are shown with children at a previous “Shop with a Cop” event. The police department will hold another this Saturday Officer Roger Fox from the Enon Police Department was among seven officers and Police Chief Lew Wilcox. Contributed photo

Enon police to give kids an early Christmas

Enon police are set to host their annual Shop with a Cop event this Saturday.Police Chief Lew Wilcox said the department has worked with the Greenon Local Schools to identify students who will get early Christmas presents this year thanks to donations from the community and the local police officers.“We ...

Northeastern ‘wastes money’ on old schools, debates new buildings

Northeastern Local Schools — the second largest district in Clark and Champaign counties — wastes money on frequent patches to its aging school buildings and needs to find a permanent solution, district leaders said. About 250 Northeastern residents packed a forum Tuesday night at Rolling Hills Elementary School to discuss ...

Cruisers responded to Shawnee High School today for a unannounced but planned drug search. Jeff Guerini/Staff

Clark County law enforcement frequent multiple schools this week

Local law enforcement have been busy this week responding to several schools in the area.Clark County deputies responded Monday to Kenton Ridge High School where a threat was found in one of the school’s bathrooms. The threat was unsubstantiated, according to Northeastern Local School Superintendent John Kronour.>>RELATED: Deputies added to ...

Wright State offers summer tuition discount

In-state undergraduate students at Wright State can save up to 20 percent on three credit hours by taking summer classes.The price cut is part of a rebate plan that allows students to save money if they take classes during the summer semester.The discount allows students to save as much as ...

Kenton Ridge High School

Clark County student charged in connection with school threat

An unsubstantiated threat caused Kenton Ridge High School officials to order a temporary shelter in place Monday, according to Northeastern Local Schools Superintendent John Kronour.Kronour declined to release specific details about the threat, but said it came from a student who is now facing disciplinary action as a result.>>RELATED: Deputies ...

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