HUBER HEIGHTS SCHOOL OFFICIALS LAST NIGHT APPROVE A PLAN TO CUT NEARLY $6.5 MILLION DOLLARS OUT OF THE DISTRICT’S BUDGET, WITH A STEEP INCREASE PLANNED IN ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES. CUTS WOULD ALSO REDUCE STAFF BY 108 POSITIONS, ELIMINATING EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, AND A 3 PERCENT SALARY REDUCTION FOR ADMINISTRATORS. FEES FOR PARTICIPATING IN VARSITY AND RESERVE PROGRAMS WERE RAISED TO $750 PER STUDENT FROM $250 FOR THIS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS REPORTS.
FIFTY-NINE YEAR OLD DAVID YANEY, A 33-YEAR VETERAN OF THE TROTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT, DIED IN AN EARLY MORNING CRASH WEDNESDAY MORNING AROUND 5:45AM, WHEN HIS PICKUP TRUCK DROVE OFF AN ENGLEWOOD ROAD, HIT A GUARDRAIL AND WENT AIRBORNE, PLUNGING 35 FEET INTO 10 FEET OF CREEK WATER. POLICE ARE WAITING FOR THE RESULTS OF AN AUTOPSY TO HELP DETERMINE THE ACCIDENT’S CAUSE. YANEY IS THE FIRST OFFICER KILLED IN THE REGION THIS YEAR.
TWENTY-SIX YEAR OLD JOSEPH MCGRAW OF DAYTON IS INDICTED ON NINE COUNTS FOR CAUSING THE DEATH OF 68 YEAR OLD ROBERT HALSALL OF FAIRBORN, WHO DIED JULY 16TH OF LAST YEAR DURING A MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH AT THE SOUTHBOUND OHIO 725 EXIT OFF OF INTERSTATE 75. THE INCIDENT SENT FIVE PEOPLE TO AREA HOSPITALS. MCGRAW CHARGED WITH VARIOUS COUNTS, INCLUDING TWO OF AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR ASSAULT.
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) DAYTON — The Dayton Foundation awarded $135,000 in discretionary funds last month to eight local nonprofit organizations, including $30,000 to the Human Race Theatre Company.
The foundation’s governing board awards discretionary grants twice a year, to non-profits in December and June. The grants are to be used to promote efforts in the areas of arts, culture, health, education, human services, philanthropy and other community-building endeavors in the Greater Dayton area. The eight non-profit organizations to receive discretionary grants received awards ranging from $10,000 to $30,000.
(FROM NEWS SUN) SPRINGFIELD — The city awarded $50,000 to the Global Impact STEM Academy for the renovation of South High School, despite questions by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission about the viability of the plan. Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to award the money, although if renovation plans were to fall through, they hope to have the money reimbursed. Global Impact, championed by state Sen. Chris Widener, R-Springfield, is planned to be a state-of-the-art science, technology and mathematics school featuring an agricultural/bioscience business curriculum.
(FROM COLUMBUS DISPATCH) OVER 300 PEOPLE CAME OUT FOR LAST NIGHT’S MEETING IN JACKSON, OHIO TO DISCUSS WHETHER A PAINTING OF JESUS SHOULD CONTINUE TO HANG IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIKE IT HAS SINCE 1947. A NONPROFIT GROUP DEDICATED TO THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE DEMANDED EARLIER THIS MONTH THE PAINTING OF JESUS BE REMOVED AS AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT ENDORSEMENT OF CHRISTIANITY. MOST OF THE PEOPLE COMING OUT LAST NIGHT TOOK A STAND FOR JESUS, AND IN THE END, THE SCHOOL BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION AGREED THE PAINTING WILL STAY!
WEEC SPORTS – THURSDAY 1-10-13:
HAVE YOUR HEARD? THE NHL IS BACK! THE LOCKOUT IS OVER, AND THE COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS, ALONG WITH ALL OTHER NHL CLUBS, WILL BEGIN TRAINING CAMPS SUNDAY, WITH A 48 GAME SCHEDULE THAT STARTS JANUARY 19TH, SAYS SRN SPORTS.
NBA: CLEVELAND 99 ATLANTA 83
CBSSPORTSLINE.COM. REPORTS FOR JUST THE 8TH TIME IN HISTORY, THE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FAILS WEDNESDAY TO ELECT ANYONE TO THE HALL OF FAME. FIRST TIME CANDIDATE CRAIG BIGGIO, FORMER HOUSTON ASTROS STAR, WAS NAMED ON JUST OVER 68 PERCENT OF BALLOTS, YET NOT ONE OF THE 37 CANDIDATES WAS NAMED TO THE NECESSARY 75% OF BALLOTS. FORMER DETROIT PITCHER JACK MORRIS FAILED IN HIS 14TH YEAR ON THE BALLOT, AND SUPERSTARS ROGER CLEMENS AND BARRY BONDS, IN THEIR 1ST APPEARANCES, WERE NAMED TO AROUND 37 PERCENT OF BALLOTS!
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL FRIDAY NIGHT: SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN AT EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY! CAROLINE AND RYAN OF CIRCLE OF FRIENDS WILL BE THERE COVERING THE GAMES FOR WEEC!
BOYS RESULTS WEDNESDAY: SHAWNEE 66 KENTON RIDGE 61 OT.
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL:l BEAVERCREEK 57 SPRINGFIELD 21, BISHOP READY 71 NORTHEASTERN 25, KENTON RIDGE 91 URBANA 56, TIPPECANOE 57 GREENON 31, CENTERVILLE OVER NORTHMONT, CLINTON MASSIE 54 MIAMI TRACE 49, FAIRBORN 51 LEBANON 27, FAIRMONT 59 WAYNE 28, GREENVILLE 32 PIQUA 28, TROY 31 TROTWOOD 30, VANDALIA 39 SIDNEY 33, SAYS THE NEWS SUN.