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John Bombatch

A writer for The Middletown Journal since 1994, John primarily covers area high school sports. With background experience as an Indycar team member, track official and race series public relations assistant, John's true love is reflected in his weekly local motorsports column which can often be found in the Middletown and Hamilton papers.

Latest from John Bombatch

Local educators support use of seclusion rooms
 As the Ohio Board of Education considers a plan regulating the use of restraint and seclusion rooms in public schools, local educators are supporting them as a useful behavior management tool so long as they are used appropriately. Seclusion rooms are enclosed spaces used to calm or restrain children who become violent. Seclusion —...

11:00 AM Monday, Jan. 07, 2013

As the Ohio Board of Education considers a plan regulating the use of restraint and seclusion rooms in public schools, local educators are supporting them as a useful behavior management tool so long as they are used appropriately. Seclusion rooms are enclosed spaces used to calm or restrain children who become violent. Seclusion —...
Monroe fiscal commission to consider cost of athletic department

11:40 PM Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2012

Stressing that his requests were not a definite sign of things to come, Financial Planning and Supervision Commission chairperson Mike Watson asked the Monroe school board for a serious list of potential cost-cutting measures in preparation for the committee’s next meeting in September. A 7.05-mill emergency operating levy failed by...
Carlisle school board considering emergency tax levy

10:42 PM Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2012

Faced with the possibility of an operating deficit in 2014, Carlisle schoools will ask voters to pass an operating levy for the second time this year. The Carlisle Board of Education is expected to place a 5-year, 4.9-mill emergency tax levy on the November ballot. In May, Carlisle voters rejected a combined bond issue/income tax levy 57...
Middletown school district welcomes three new principals

5:00 AM Friday, Jul. 27, 2012

With this week’s appointment of Kristen Rojas as the principal of Creekview Elementary, there are now three new principals in the Middletown City School District for the 2012-13 school year. Ted Jebens and Jennifer Dennis were named principals at Rosa Parks Elementary and Central Academy respectively in the spring. According to Sam...