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 OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances FP School Board changes millage funding formula Thirteen charged by Brown Co. Grand Jury Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor Gaslight renovations set to begin Ripley students view mock crash at school ‘Angela’s Curbside Cuisine’ taking area by storm Fisher sentenced to 17 years for child porn possession Fundraiser for Russellville 200th Celebration May 6

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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