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Justin McClelland

Justin McClelland covers Warren County Government, Lebanon Government, Warren County Business, and Warren County Breaking News.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA. McClelland became interested in journalism from meeting a film critic during a career day in the third grade and he thought that sounded like a fun job. Since that time, he has always been orbiting newspapers and reporting.  He then worked at his high school and college newspapers. He has two 'crazy' dogs and enjoys movies, super heroes, most sports and popular culture.

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College students share newfound wisdom with freshmen

4:05 AM Sunday, Jun. 02, 2013

Morgan Davis, sophomore: “Academically, take advantage of office hours and get to know your professor. Don’t be afraid to go up to your professors on the first day of class, introduce yourself, shake their hands and just say that you are looking forward to the class because that gives you an edge over other students who wouldn&rsquo...
High school students honored for leadership

4:00 AM Wednesday, May. 29, 2013

Several area high-schoolers were recognized by the United Way recently for their contributions to improving the community. Fourteen students were honored with the first ever Outstanding Student Award by the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area during this year’s Global Youth Service Day. “These awards were developed to recognize...
Students do well at history bee

4:00 AM Wednesday, May. 15, 2013

From Ancient Greece to World War II, from medieval times to mid-century America, a group of students in the Beavercreek School District showcased their history knowledge at a major competition. Eight students from Ferguson and Ankeney Middle Schools in the Beavercreek School District participated in a multi-state History Bee in Lexington...
Kettering asks for public’s help to prevent vandalism

4:00 AM Wednesday, May. 01, 2013

The Kettering Parks Department is asking for community help in keeping their parks safe and undisturbed. The Eagle Eye Neighborhood Park Watch Program is a joint partnership between the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and City of Kettering Police Department. The program’s aim is to educate the community...
Students participate in state geography bee
 Three students at Beavercreek-area schools advanced to the state round of the National Geography Bee. Abhinav Prasad, 14, an 8th grader at Ferguson Middle School; Matthew Riekens, 13, an 8th grader at Ankeney Middle School and Madeline Sanders, 11, a fifth grader at St. Luke Elementary School all won their respective school geography bees...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013

Three students at Beavercreek-area schools advanced to the state round of the National Geography Bee. Abhinav Prasad, 14, an 8th grader at Ferguson Middle School; Matthew Riekens, 13, an 8th grader at Ankeney Middle School and Madeline Sanders, 11, a fifth grader at St. Luke Elementary School all won their respective school geography bees...
Woman’s skills making ceramics opened a new door
 By her own admission, Jeannette Mitchell had to be dragged “kicking and screaming” into her first ceramics class, but once she got there, she never wanted to leave. “My friend kept pestering me to go to a class, and I said I’d go to one just so she’d never bring it up again,” Mitchell said. “Well...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013

By her own admission, Jeannette Mitchell had to be dragged “kicking and screaming” into her first ceramics class, but once she got there, she never wanted to leave. “My friend kept pestering me to go to a class, and I said I’d go to one just so she’d never bring it up again,” Mitchell said. “Well...
Local woman starts chapter of The Well Armed Woman
 A local woman is spearheading a group designed to help women feel more at ease with learning about and safely handling firearms. Becky Frame, of Brookville, has started the local chapter of The Well Armed Woman, a free educational program strictly for women to help teach them about guns. The Well Armed Woman will give women of all experience...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013

A local woman is spearheading a group designed to help women feel more at ease with learning about and safely handling firearms. Becky Frame, of Brookville, has started the local chapter of The Well Armed Woman, a free educational program strictly for women to help teach them about guns. The Well Armed Woman will give women of all experience...
Oakwood academic decathlon team headed to nationals

4:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 03, 2013

Like any athlete devoted to winning at the highest levels, the team members of Oakwood High School’s academic decathlon team put in a great deal of overtime to build up the muscle most necessary to win: their brains. “I’d say we’re putting in about 25 hours a week outside of school studying and preparing,” said...