Four charged in overdose death Underage felonies strain county system Fayetteville looks forward to 2018 celebration Russellville council discusses underground tanks in village Marilyn A Wren Larry E Carter Virginia L McQuitty Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Hundreds of Narcan doses used in 2016 Heavy weekend rain causes flooding and damaged roads Child Focus hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors

Western Brown hears report on Career and College Academy

By Martha Jacob –

At its June 20 meeting, members of the Western Brown School Board of Education  heard a report from assistant superintendent Jina Bohl, on the success of the recent Summer Career and College Academy, held in conjunction with the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center.
“One hundred and thirteen eighth grade students from across the county attended this years Academy,” Bohl said. “Fifty-eight of those kids were from Western Brown.
“This is a four day academy that helps students make informed choices about their lives and the kind of work they may choose after high school.”
This year marked the second Annual Summer Career and College Academy which is funded brom a Duke Energy Foundation along with the Ohio Department of Education Community Connector’s grant and donations from community members, businesses and colleges.
In other board business, David Tatman, building/grounds/transportation supervisor for the district, updated the board on ongoing summer projects going on in the District.
School Superintendent Raegan White talked briefly to the board regarding the most recent legislative and legal changes going on in Ohio.
The board accepted resignations from Jennifer Phillippo, Mt. Orab Middle School sixth grade teacher and Amy Lynch, Mt. Orab Elementary School fourth grade teacher.
Actions approved by the board included:
• Supplemental contracts (available upon request);
• Sub bus drivers/bus aides and sub custodians (available upon request);
• Employ Jeffery Fryman as high school biology teacher on a one year contract;
• Employ list of all Western Brown teachers, SCESC teachers and sub teachers at tutors and/or home instructors (available upon request);
• Approve participation in all state and federal programs;
• Approve administrators and non-union salaries;
• Approve sub cafeteria employees;
• Employ Andrew McFarland as Mt. Orab Elementary School Friday School teacher;
• Employ Kristi Lightner, Sarah Rutan as Mt. Orab Elementary School Summer Intervention teacher;
• Approve a building student information clerks, Brandi Hodges and Desiree Arn;
• Employ Angie Smith as RN-substitute school health nurse;
• Approve Jenette Cunningham as high school intervention specialist;
• Approve Ryan Rosselot for 60 days of extended time for the 2016-2017 school year;
• Approve Lilly Cook as 7th and 8th grade volleyball coach;
• Approve DECA camp overnight field trip, the final list for the class of 2016 graduates and approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Brown County Health Department;
• Approve new policy on school counselor evaluations and revisions to 5517;
• Approve student handbooks, advances, the FY 2016 appropriations, the FY 2016 amended certificate and the FY 2017 appropriations;
• Approve a depository agreement with Peoples Bank;
• Approve an agreement with Therapy Source.

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