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Palmer left lasting Dayton impression

Palmer left lasting Dayton impression

I’m one of the lucky ones. Over the years I had many opportunities to interact with the great Arnold Palmer, who passed away Sunday night.

TV special on local school tax issues airs Sunday

TV special on local school tax issues airs Sunday

The presidential election is not the only thing on the November ballot. There are school levies on the ballot in Oakwood, West Carrollton, Brookville, Fairborn, West Milton and Xenia.

Latest Dayton homicide victim shot multiple times

Latest Dayton homicide victim shot multiple times

UPDATE @ 1:54 p.m.The cause of death for Thomas Hammett, 34, is multiple gunshot wounds and manner of death was homicide, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Local charter schools again score close to urban public schools

Local charter schools again score close to urban public schools

Local charter schools scored slightly higher than Dayton Public Schools in achievement, but slightly lower in progress and K-3 Literacy Improvement, continuing a trend that finds the two groups of schools fairly comparable by state report card metrics.

Kettering police use ‘Code Red’ after morning break-in

Kettering police use ‘Code Red’ after morning break-in

When an armed ex-convict reportedly broke into a Kettering home today, police issued a Code Red to alert residents to the potentially dangerous situation.

In brief

KETTERINGLearn about coffee brewing techniquesShane Anderson, owner of Ghostlight Coffee, will lead two classes at the Lathrem Senior Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive.

Low scores on high school tests trigger graduation debate

Dramatically fewer Ohio high school students scored “proficient” on new, harder end-of-course exams last spring, spurring debate on whether students will struggle to graduate in the new system that begins with the Class of 2018.

Effort to poll college students on sex assaults falls flat

Effort to poll college students on sex assaults falls flat

College students across Ohio returning to campus after a summer marked by heightened discussion of sexual assaults are being greeted with more training in assault prevention and increasingly stringent definitions of “consent” as the state struggles to gather meaningful data on the topic.

Dayton schools earn an ‘A,’ fends off state takeover

Dayton schools earn an ‘A,’ fends off state takeover

Dayton Public Schools earned an “A” on its state report card for student progress, halting the clock on a threatened state takeover and taking one step toward turning around the troubled district.

Large suburban districts adjust to lower grades

Large suburban districts adjust to lower grades

The Dayton area’s 12 largest suburban school districts saw more B’s, C’s and D’s on their report cards than normal, as no one was exempt from the tougher tests and state grading scale.

Latest Sports

Gilkison, Cloyd lead Springboro charge

Gilkison, Cloyd lead charge for Springboro boys golf

Josh Gilkison has done his best to avoid a fairway meltdown. That’s why the Springboro High School senior and standout golfer was relieved to verbally commit to Kent State University two weeks ago.

  High school football: ‘Taking next step’ is Oakwood’s challenge

High school football: ‘Taking next step’ is Oakwood’s challenge

Brian Erbe is a member of an athletically strong junior class at Oakwood High School. Like many of his classmates, he excels in football, basketball and baseball.

Oakwood football 'taking the next step'

Lumberjacks coming off consecutive 5-5 seasons

Oakwood High School began preseason football practice this week. The Lumberjacks are led by second-year head coach Butch Snider.

  Top returning RB’s in SWBL Southwestern

Top returning RB’s in SWBL Southwestern

The top returning rushers in the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division from the 2015 high school football season.

Athlete of the week: Nicole Kollars, Oakwood High School

Athlete of the week: Nicole Kollars, Oakwood High School

Name: Nicole KollarsSchool: OakwoodGrade: Recent graduateAge: 18Sports: Track and field, volleyballClaim to fame/honors: All-SWBL second-team and honorable mention in volleyball; ran on 4x100 SWBL champion and runner-up relays and runner-up 4x200 relays; 2014 and 2015 district team champion; two-time Oakwood sportsmanship award winner for track; 2015-16 Tri-Athlete award.

Centerville lacrosse captain revived on the field after collapsing

Centerville lacrosse captain revived on the field after collapsing

Grant Mays never saw Hank Gathers play basketball. Their defining athletic circumstances are similar, except for one fatal difference.

Athlete of the Week: Nic Amongero, Oakwood High School

Name: Nic AmongeroSchool: OakwoodGrade: JuniorAge: 17Sports: Lacrosse and footballClaim to fame/honors: A lacrosse captain and two-year starter, three-year varsity starter on the football team; nominated for Ohio lacrosse player of the week earlier this seasonBet you didn’t know … I can juggleWords you live by: All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

Alter beats Oakwood in sectional final

Alter beats Oakwood in sectional final

Stunned by Oakwood’s five first-half 3’s, Alter abandoned its zone defense in the second half to defeat Oakwood 67-49 in one of three boys high school basketball Division II sectionals at Wright State University on Saturday night.

Lumberjacks use inside strength to oust Franklin 70-54

Lumberjacks use inside strength to oust Franklin 70-54

The halfcourt power game trumped the 3-point fireworks Tuesday night.Oakwood High School’s boys basketball team had the size and power against Franklin, which fired in 13 shots beyond the arc in a season-ending 70-54 loss in the Division II sectional semifinals at Fairmont’s Trent Arena.

Oakwood girls end tourney drought

Oakwood girls end tourney drought

The postseason finally became a happy place for Oakwood High School’s girls basketball team. Lauren Turner (23 points, seven rebounds) and Courtney Eggleston (17 points, 11 boards) powered the Jills on Thursday night as they knocked off Ross 51-39 in a Division II sectional opener at Lebanon.

 
 

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