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A memorial to Miles Laboy at Wittenberg University on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Springfield. Submitted photo by Kennedy Cook

Wittenberg’s Miles LaBoy remembered for having ‘million-dollar smile’

Joe Fincham was sitting at his son’s baseball game when he received a phone call that rocked his world and that of the entire Wittenberg University community.The longtime football coach of the Tigers learned of a car accident involving four of his players Monday afternoon. A day later, he and ...

Logan Dyer, right, a Precision Ag student at Clark State, talks with Ohio State University associate professor James Jasinski about the drone they’ve been using to map their pumpkin field at the OSU Research Farm Tuesday. Logan is working on a coop at the farm this summer. Clark State has received a more than $400K grant from the National Science Foundation to bolster its new precision ag program. Bill Lackey/Staff

$400K to grow Clark State precision ag program

Clark State Community College’s fledgling precision agriculture program will likely grow more quickly with the award of a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.One in seven jobs in Ohio are related directly or indirectly to agriculture, said Aimee Belanger-Haas, Clark State dean of business and applied technologies, and the ...

Wittenberg University students, staff and faculty leave Koch Hall after a campus gathering of support for football player, Miles Laboy. Laboy died of injuries sustained in a car accident Monday near Anna, Ohio. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Wittenberg campus mourns football player who died in crash

The Wittenberg University campus mourned one of the school’s football players Tuesday at a campus gathering of support shortly after he died of injuries sustained in a car crash Monday. Miles Laboy, a freshman from Gaithersburg, Md., was traveling back to Wittenberg on Monday on Interstate 75 with three teammates. ...

Antioch College plans to add a “cohousing” village to campus

Antioch College to add 32 unit “cohousing” building on campus

Antioch College plans to add a 32-unit housing building on campus — a move that is part of the college’s efforts to re-envision the future of higher education, according to information released by the college on Tuesday.Plans for Antioch College Village moved forward this month after the college board of ...

5 Dayton-area schools on ‘most-challenging’ list (updated)

Would you believe that a school called BASIS Oro Valley in Arizona ranked No. 1 in the nation for the most challenging high school? Actually, out of the top six schools on the list, Arizona claimed four of them, including first and second place. The Washington Post has compiled a ...

Teen in court about Springboro assault of special-needs student

A 16-year-old Clearcreek Twp. boy was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a student with special needs while another classmate recorded the incident with his cell phone.>> WATCH: Cell phone records school beatingThe boy is charged in the case stemming from a May 18 incident at Springboro High School.During Tuesday’s hearing ...

Former Miami University President Robert Hamilton Bishop, who is generally considered Miami University's first president, assumed presidency in 1824. PROVIDED

Miami University presidents through the years

The University of Dayton’s new coffee table book, “Reading the Signs of the Times: The University of Dayton in the Twenty-First Century, ” is now available as a free e-book.

UD coffee table book now available as free e-book

A new coffee table book entitled “Reading the Signs of the Times: The University of Dayton in the Twenty-First Century,” is now available as a free e-book.The book, released as Dr. Dan Curran concludes his tenure as UD president, looks back on the university’s history as well as achievements during ...

Jimmy Rohrer and Danielle Reboulet, a 2016 graduate of Wayne High School and the 2016 Guy E. Rohrer, Jr., Memorial Scholarship recipient. Reboulet will be attending the University of Dayton in the fall. CONTRIBUTED

Police officer remembered through scholarship

For 28 years, Guy E. Rohrer, Jr., was a devoted member of the Dayton Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police until tragedy struck in 1988 and a boating accident claimed the 51-year-old officer’s life. In honor of her husband’s memory and his belief in the importance of education, ...

Springboro schools names three finalists for superintendent

The search for the next chief executive of the Springboro school district has been narrowed to three finalists, all currently serving as superintendents of another Ohio district.Melissa Kircher, superintendent of the Bethel-Tate Local Schools; Jenifer Penczarski, superintendent of the Kenton City Schools; and Daniel Schroer, superintendent of the Margaretta Local ...

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