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25 free things to give your love on Valentine's Day

11:02 PM Thursday, Jan. 01, 2015

It is an American proverb that has been crooned by singers from Frank Sinatra to Janet Jackson, and is truest concerning matters of the heart: “The best things in life are free.” Toward that end and in honor of this heart-shaped, candy-coated occasion, here are 25 things you can do for your beloved on Valentine’s Day this...
25 free Valentine’s to give your love this year

11:02 PM Thursday, Jan. 01, 2015

It is an American proverb that has been crooned by singers from Frank Sinatra to Janet Jackson, and is truest concerning matters of the heart: “The best things in life are free.” Toward that end and in honor of this heart-shaped, candy-coated occasion, here are 25 things you can do for your beloved on Valentine’s Day this...
GED test, cost to change in 2014
 Impending changes to the General Educational Development test, or GED, make 2013 an important year for students who want to pass the exam and achieve his or her Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma. In 2014, the content, method and cost of the nationally standardized test will change for the first time in Ohio since 2002. Also, unlike the...

5:00 AM Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

Impending changes to the General Educational Development test, or GED, make 2013 an important year for students who want to pass the exam and achieve his or her Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma. In 2014, the content, method and cost of the nationally standardized test will change for the first time in Ohio since 2002. Also, unlike the...
Student threats disrupt school routines
 School shootings have forced area districts to heighten the attention they give to any threats of violence by students. Tipp City Schools brought in an FBI agent and a local police detective Wednesday night to speak to concerned parents about multiple threats of violence made at two of the district’s schools in the last week. Authorities...

2:21 AM Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

School shootings have forced area districts to heighten the attention they give to any threats of violence by students. Tipp City Schools brought in an FBI agent and a local police detective Wednesday night to speak to concerned parents about multiple threats of violence made at two of the district’s schools in the last week. Authorities...
School districts may remove levies from ballot

8:00 PM Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Kettering City Schools may not be the only local district to pull its levy from the May ballot, as school officials closely examine Gov. John Kasich’s proposed school funding plan and pore through hundreds of pages of budget language released last week. Huber Heights City Schools Superintendent Sue Gunnell said she is “seriously...
Large crowd shows support for Miami Twp. police department
 More than 200 residents, neighbors and Dayton Mall business owners attended the Miami Twp. Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night, many to make their case for the Miami Twp. Police Department. “Absolutely I’m here to support the police department,” resident Susie Styer said. “The residents get to know the police,...

2:20 AM Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

More than 200 residents, neighbors and Dayton Mall business owners attended the Miami Twp. Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night, many to make their case for the Miami Twp. Police Department. “Absolutely I’m here to support the police department,” resident Susie Styer said. “The residents get to know the police,...
Kettering Schools to pull levy from May ballot

10:02 PM Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Kettering City Schools Superintendent James Schoenlein announced Tuesday that the district will withdraw its levy from the May 7 ballot due to an improved funding outlook in the new state education budget. Hours before Gov. John Kasich announced the new state funding plan, the Kettering board of education voted Feb. 6 to seek 5.9 additional...
Contracting out police services causes stir in Miami Twp.
 The potential contracting of police services with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is expected to draw a large crowd tonight to the Miami Twp. Board of Trustees’ meeting. The issue is not on the agenda, but it has sparked rumors in the community and disagreement among the trustees as to whether the township is seriously...

10:18 PM Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

The potential contracting of police services with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is expected to draw a large crowd tonight to the Miami Twp. Board of Trustees’ meeting. The issue is not on the agenda, but it has sparked rumors in the community and disagreement among the trustees as to whether the township is seriously...
State: Local school district named in probe

8:16 PM Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Northridge was the only Miami Valley school district in a statewide investigation found to have improperly removed students from its attendance rolls, according to a final report released Monday by Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost. Seven Miami Valley districts were cleared of any data tampering through an interim audit released in October. The...
Kettering officer on paid leave following assault conviction

9:01 PM Friday, Feb. 08, 2013

KETTERING — A Kettering police officer remains on paid administrative leave after being found guilty of misdemeanor assault in January. Officer Douglas Stewart, a Miamisburg resident, is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 21 in Miamisburg Municipal Court. Stewart was arrested and charged Dec. 15 following an incident at the Baum Opera House...
10 districts to receive big hike in state funds
 About half of the school districts in the Dayton area would get no new money under Gov. John Kasich’s proposed school funding plan, while 10 local districts would get double-digit increases. Kettering, Vandalia-Butler, Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Troy, Piqua, Springboro and Kings would get double-digit increases for fiscal years 2014...

10:57 PM Thursday, Feb. 07, 2013

About half of the school districts in the Dayton area would get no new money under Gov. John Kasich’s proposed school funding plan, while 10 local districts would get double-digit increases. Kettering, Vandalia-Butler, Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Troy, Piqua, Springboro and Kings would get double-digit increases for fiscal years 2014...
14 school districts place levies on May ballot

10:40 PM Wednesday, Feb. 06, 2013

Fourteen Dayton area school districts have placed tax issues on the May 7 ballot, including eight of the 11 that saw requests for new money defeated in November. At least four of those returning school districts — Centerville, Fairborn, Huber Heights and Tecumseh — are seeking levies with higher millage than what voters rejected...
Communities find losing estate tax money painful
 Local communities are mourning the loss of the estate tax, which raised millions of dollars annually and had its last full year of collection in 2012. Kettering, Centerville, Washington Twp. and Oakwood collected roughly $9 million combined each year via this tax, and have spent the last 18 months adjusting to this loss and that of other...

10:19 PM Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2013

Local communities are mourning the loss of the estate tax, which raised millions of dollars annually and had its last full year of collection in 2012. Kettering, Centerville, Washington Twp. and Oakwood collected roughly $9 million combined each year via this tax, and have spent the last 18 months adjusting to this loss and that of other...
Child’s death from flu third in the area
 A 14-year-old Miamisburg boy who died Thursday due to complications from influenza is the third person in the area to die from the flu in the last few weeks. Tyler Sensenbrenner, an eighth-grader at Miamisburg Middle School, was described by his family as a “very healthy child.” He came down with the flu Jan. 23 and his condition...

7:41 PM Friday, Feb. 01, 2013

A 14-year-old Miamisburg boy who died Thursday due to complications from influenza is the third person in the area to die from the flu in the last few weeks. Tyler Sensenbrenner, an eighth-grader at Miamisburg Middle School, was described by his family as a “very healthy child.” He came down with the flu Jan. 23 and his condition...
Details of Centerville schools cuts plan released

9:56 PM Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Details regarding Centerville City Schools’ $2.6 million plan to reduce spending and generate revenue were released this week, and it will impact academics, busing, staffing, sports, band and class sizes for next school year. The Centerville Board of Education said the cuts and increases to student fees will be implemented even if a...
Centerville to make $2.6M in cuts

1:27 AM Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Centerville City Schools, which saw its November levy fail by less than a percentage point, approved on Monday night $2.6 million in cuts from its budget next school year and requested a 6.9-mill operating levy from voters in May. Centerville Board of Education President Dr. David Roer said the $2.6 million comprises cuts to expenditures...
Miamisburg crossings to get $1.3 million in upgrades
 Eight railroad crossings in Miamisburg will receive roughly $1.3 million in upgrades in the next year, paid for through federal funding. The crossings are within an approximately one-mile stretch of the same railroad line east of Main Street in Miamisburg. The crossings and their intended upgrades are: 612-626 Richard St., flashing lights...

3:00 AM Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Eight railroad crossings in Miamisburg will receive roughly $1.3 million in upgrades in the next year, paid for through federal funding. The crossings are within an approximately one-mile stretch of the same railroad line east of Main Street in Miamisburg. The crossings and their intended upgrades are: 612-626 Richard St., flashing lights...
Miami Twp. police, fire levies set for May ballot

10:25 PM Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

The Miami Twp. Board of Trustees approved police and fire levies for the May ballot this week, and police and Trustee Mike Nolan talked about the possibility of contracting out police services. Voters will be asked to approve a 5.25-mill police levy and a 3.5-mill renewal levy for fire services. If passed, the police levy is expected to raise...
Income tax increase up for vote in West Carrollton

4:32 PM Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Voters here will be asked to approve a 0.25 percent, five-year, renewable income tax increase on the May 7 ballot. If passed, it would increase West Carrollton’s income tax rate from 2.0 to 2.25. That new rate would be the same as Dayton, Miamisburg, Kettering and Trotwood, but higher than Riverside (1.5), Centerville (1.75 percent)...
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