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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...
West Carrollton offers open enrollment

4:00 AM Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013

The West Carrollton School District is now accepting enrollment from students who live anywhere in the state of Ohio in its new open enrollment policy. “Our purpose is to be the school district of choice in Ohio,” said West Carrollton Schools Superintendent Rusty Clifford. “We want to give any student in the state the opportunity...
City, state leaders discuss Dayton

4:00 AM Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013

The redevelopment of the city in a variety of physical and logistical areas was the key topic when local lawmakers talked to members of the state legislature. Dayton city leaders met with members of the State Senate and Legislature earlier this month to discuss concerns they had with potential legislation and also give an update on the city&rsquo...
Fairborn police offer tips on preventing crime in local businesses

5:00 AM Wednesday, Mar. 06, 2013

Being aware of suspicious visitors and keeping a store well-lit and clutter-free are just a couple tips to prevent robberies that Fairborn police shared with local business owners recently. “Criminals are wolves who look for weakness and prey upon it,” said Det. Brian Neiford of the Fairborn Police Department. Fairborn has not...
Seven-year-old honored for assisting grandmother in emergency
 Zachary Page was watching cartoons on a Saturday morning when he heard his grandmother calling for help. Zach, 7, ran to her and found that she had fallen down some stairs. “I knew that she needed help,” Zach said. The quick thinking first grader, who attends Helke Elementary School in Vandalia, did not panic. Instead, remembering...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Zachary Page was watching cartoons on a Saturday morning when he heard his grandmother calling for help. Zach, 7, ran to her and found that she had fallen down some stairs. “I knew that she needed help,” Zach said. The quick thinking first grader, who attends Helke Elementary School in Vandalia, did not panic. Instead, remembering...
Neighbors concerned about effects of new truck stop
 Crime, pollution and a depreciation of property values are among the chief concerns neighbors of a proposed Turtlecreek Twp. truck stop have about the new businesses that could be entering their neighborhood. Pilot Flying J wants to build a $9 million truck stop/travel center at the Ohio 123/Interstate 71 interchange on a 10 acre parcel of...

10:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 06, 2013

Crime, pollution and a depreciation of property values are among the chief concerns neighbors of a proposed Turtlecreek Twp. truck stop have about the new businesses that could be entering their neighborhood. Pilot Flying J wants to build a $9 million truck stop/travel center at the Ohio 123/Interstate 71 interchange on a 10 acre parcel of...
Lebanon will keep railroad in city
 Lebanon city council approved passage of funding Wednesday to keep the LM&M railroad in Lebanon for two more years. Council approved the passage of the contract with LM&M railroad on a 4-1 vote, with two members of council absent. Based on the contract terms, the city will continue to pay for upkeep of the railroad, at an estimated $200,000...

3:10 PM Thursday, Jan. 03, 2013

Lebanon city council approved passage of funding Wednesday to keep the LM&M railroad in Lebanon for two more years. Council approved the passage of the contract with LM&M railroad on a 4-1 vote, with two members of council absent. Based on the contract terms, the city will continue to pay for upkeep of the railroad, at an estimated $200,000...
Company to move corrugated plant to Lebanon

7:24 PM Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

A packaging company with Cincinnati-area operations has purchased a vacated plant in Lebanon’s southern industrial park, a move that could bring more than 100 jobs to the city. Green Bay Packaging Inc. said it has acquired the 269,000-square-foot plant and 28 acres of land at 760 Kingsview Drive. The plant will replace the company&rsquo...
Butler’s economic prospects hopeful in 2013

10:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

Area business leaders are cautiously optimistic about the area’s economic outlook in 2013 — as long as the fiscal cliff can be averted. The overall economy seems to be showing sings of a “modest recovery,” specifically in increases in the gross domestic product, said Frank Hall, chief financial officer for First Financial...
Commissioner appears on national morning show
 A Warren County commissioner said maintaining a balanced budget “wasn’t that hard” during his appearance Friday on a nationally televised news program. Warren County Commissioner Dave Young appeared on the Fox News Channel’s morning show “Fox and Friends” to tout Warren County’s lack of debt and overall...

4:52 PM Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

A Warren County commissioner said maintaining a balanced budget “wasn’t that hard” during his appearance Friday on a nationally televised news program. Warren County Commissioner Dave Young appeared on the Fox News Channel’s morning show “Fox and Friends” to tout Warren County’s lack of debt and overall...
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