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Carlisle, Lebanon superintendents among candidates for Fairborn job
 Top leaders of Carlisle Local Schools and Lebanon City Schools are among the two dozen applicants for a superintendent job in Fairborn City Schools near Dayton. Mark North, superintendent of Lebanon City Schools, and Larry Hook, superintendent of Carlisle Local School District, were among the 24 people on a list of applicants released today...

9:34 PM Wednesday, Feb. 03, 2016

Top leaders of Carlisle Local Schools and Lebanon City Schools are among the two dozen applicants for a superintendent job in Fairborn City Schools near Dayton. Mark North, superintendent of Lebanon City Schools, and Larry Hook, superintendent of Carlisle Local School District, were among the 24 people on a list of applicants released today...
24 apply for Fairborn superintendent position
 Fairborn City Schools has released the list of individuals who applied for the superintendent position. There were a total of 24 applicants, including two from the Fairborn district: Ed Gibbons, the director of business affairs, and Eugene Lolli, the high school principal. Also on the applicant list is James Schoenlein, the former superintendent...

3:38 PM Wednesday, Feb. 03, 2016

Fairborn City Schools has released the list of individuals who applied for the superintendent position. There were a total of 24 applicants, including two from the Fairborn district: Ed Gibbons, the director of business affairs, and Eugene Lolli, the high school principal. Also on the applicant list is James Schoenlein, the former superintendent...
3 more shows announced at Rose Music Center
 The Rose Music Center at The Heights announced Monday three more shows for its second season. John Fogerty, Barenaked Ladies and the Tedeschi Trucks Band will be performing at the Huber Heights venue, bringing the concert total to five so far for the 2016 season. In 2015,  Fogerty — the former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer, songwriter...

9:03 PM Monday, Feb. 01, 2016

The Rose Music Center at The Heights announced Monday three more shows for its second season. John Fogerty, Barenaked Ladies and the Tedeschi Trucks Band will be performing at the Huber Heights venue, bringing the concert total to five so far for the 2016 season. In 2015, Fogerty — the former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer, songwriter...
Teams canvass abandoned buildings, woods to count homeless

12:42 AM Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

A group of volunteers spent Wednesday morning canvassing the area looking for people who slept unsheltered or in places not meant for human habitation. The Point-In-Time Count is an annual nationwide effort in January, and in Ohio, it is conducted the fourth Tuesday night of the month and into the early morning hours the next day, according...
History of plane crashes at the Greene County airport
 With  Some of the planes went down because of pilot error, and others fell from the sky due to mechanical problems. The pilot, Joel W. Lansford, 33, of Fairborn, was alone aboard the Cirrus SR-22 when it reportedly crashed into a hillside about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lansford died in the crash. The crash is under investigation. The other six crashes...

5:32 PM Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

With Some of the planes went down because of pilot error, and others fell from the sky due to mechanical problems. The pilot, Joel W. Lansford, 33, of Fairborn, was alone aboard the Cirrus SR-22 when it reportedly crashed into a hillside about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lansford died in the crash. The crash is under investigation. The other six crashes...
Huber Heights council member resigns
 Tracy Dudley has resigned as a Huber Heights council member. Dudley — who’s been on council since July 2012 — dated her letter of resignation Jan. 19, but did not submit it to the city until Monday, Huber Heights Clerk of Council Anthony Rodgers said. No reason was given in the letter as to why Dudley resigned. “After...

1:54 PM Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Tracy Dudley has resigned as a Huber Heights council member. Dudley — who’s been on council since July 2012 — dated her letter of resignation Jan. 19, but did not submit it to the city until Monday, Huber Heights Clerk of Council Anthony Rodgers said. No reason was given in the letter as to why Dudley resigned. “After...
Schools cancel trips to D.C. ahead of snow storms

11:25 PM Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

About 100 local students from Carroll and Alter high schools were scheduled to leave Thursday morning for the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., but the trip was canceled due to the forecasted snow storms on the East Coast. Carroll teacher Dennis Brun said the forecast — which calls for at least a foot of snow in that area &mdash...
4 Paws for Ability to unveil new $3M facility
 4 Paws for Ability will unveil its new multi-million dollar facility in Xenia on Sunday. The non-profit organization that  The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Xenia city officials, 4 Paws staff and major donors will be among the dignitaries on hand for the event. Entertainment will be provided courtesy of Musica, Dayton’s...

3:25 PM Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

4 Paws for Ability will unveil its new multi-million dollar facility in Xenia on Sunday. The non-profit organization that The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Xenia city officials, 4 Paws staff and major donors will be among the dignitaries on hand for the event. Entertainment will be provided courtesy of Musica, Dayton’s...
Harrison Twp. water boil advisory could extend into weekend
 A water main break in Harrison Twp. has caused a boil advisory that could extend into the weekend. The affected area includes approximately 350 homes, according to Brianna Wooten, communications coordinator for Montgomery County Environmental Services. Wooten said she anticipates the boil advisory to be in effect until Friday afternoon, or...

5:47 PM Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

A water main break in Harrison Twp. has caused a boil advisory that could extend into the weekend. The affected area includes approximately 350 homes, according to Brianna Wooten, communications coordinator for Montgomery County Environmental Services. Wooten said she anticipates the boil advisory to be in effect until Friday afternoon, or...
Powerball fever rages in Springfield
 Springfield residents — like the rest of the nation — are caught up in lottery fever and eagerly awaiting the drawing for Saturday’s record-setting Powerball jackpot. On Friday, lottery officials expected the jackpot to be $800 million, the biggest-ever lottery prize in U.S. history. The next Powerball drawing is tonight...

7:49 PM Friday, Jan. 08, 2016

Springfield residents — like the rest of the nation — are caught up in lottery fever and eagerly awaiting the drawing for Saturday’s record-setting Powerball jackpot. On Friday, lottery officials expected the jackpot to be $800 million, the biggest-ever lottery prize in U.S. history. The next Powerball drawing is tonight...
Deadly Kettering house fire cause still unknown
 State and local investigators are still seeking a cause of a house fire and trying to confirm the identity of a woman killed in Kettering on Wednesday night. The person who died in the fire has not been identified. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, but the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said it could take days to identify the...

8:26 PM Thursday, Jan. 07, 2016

State and local investigators are still seeking a cause of a house fire and trying to confirm the identity of a woman killed in Kettering on Wednesday night. The person who died in the fire has not been identified. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, but the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said it could take days to identify the...
10 ways the Steelers have haunted the Bengals
 If you’re a Cincinnati Bengals fan, you know the storylines. They can’t win in the playoffs. They can’t win in primetime. They can’t beat the Pittsburgh Steelers when it matters. RELATED RELATED So what do the football gods give the Bengals? A chance to exorcise not one, not two, but all three demons when the Steelers...

4:18 PM Thursday, Jan. 07, 2016

If you’re a Cincinnati Bengals fan, you know the storylines. They can’t win in the playoffs. They can’t win in primetime. They can’t beat the Pittsburgh Steelers when it matters. RELATED RELATED So what do the football gods give the Bengals? A chance to exorcise not one, not two, but all three demons when the Steelers...
Charities benefit from rush to donate by year’s end

10:37 PM Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

With the year coming to a close, area charities are seeing a rush of people donating cash, stock and items to take advantage of last-minute tax write-offs, according to area non-profit officials. “Just today we had a couple hundred thousand dollars come in the door,” said United Way of Greater Dayton CEO Tom Maultsby on Wednesday...
Fairborn voters to see two public safety levies in March

3:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

The city of Fairborn plans to put two property tax renewal levies on the March ballot to maintain the current service levels of the police and fire departments. A passage of the 4.4-mill property tax renewal levies would mean no new taxes, city officials said, and would generate approximately $2 million annually for each department for years...
Fairborn considers new school buildings

4:01 PM Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Fairborn City Schools is a step closer in its pursuit of new facilities The estimated cost to renovate the five Fairborn school buildings is a little more than $105 million, and all of the buildings came in higher than the two-thirds threshold that the Ohio School Facilities Commission considers when it weighs projects for districts. If the...
Former school building goes back on market

5:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

The city of Huber Heights discussed the possibility of purchasing the former LaMendola Elementary School building, but the new owners of the property already have put it on the market. Concept 1 Academy LLC co-owner Tari Darr said the property is now listed on the nationwide MLS system, with a listing price of $250,000 — a move that...
Fairborn seeks unpaid city income taxes

10:10 PM Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

The city of Fairborn is seeking people who may not have paid city income taxes between 2009 and 2013. Last month, Fairborn mailed more than 4,400 administrative subpoenas to individuals who neglected to file a municipal income tax return during those years. Fairborn has a 1.5 percent income tax rate. One percent of it goes into the general...
Fairborn to budget $250K to clean up neighborhoods

4:49 PM Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Unmatched coverage: The city of Fairborn continues to invest money to stabilize neighborhoods by tearing down blighted structures that are unsafe to the public and eyesores for the surrounding residents. City officials plan to increase the 2016 budget by $250,000 to fund the demolition of blighted structures and acquisition of those properties...
Districts proceed cautiously with school trips
 At least a few schools in the region have altered or discussed changing plans for student trips, following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, but none have canceled, according to those responding to a survey by this newspaper. Northwestern Local Schools in Clark County will delay its eighth-grade visit to Washington, D.C. by about...

5:35 PM Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

At least a few schools in the region have altered or discussed changing plans for student trips, following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, but none have canceled, according to those responding to a survey by this newspaper. Northwestern Local Schools in Clark County will delay its eighth-grade visit to Washington, D.C. by about...
Future of LaMendola building unclear after sale finalized

10:04 PM Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Concept 1 Academy LLC now owns the former LaMendola Elementary School property in Huber Heights, but it remains unclear what will happen to the building after The sale of the property from Huber Heights City Schools to Concept 1 Academy was finalized earlier this month, and the company could sell the property in a public auction and try...
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