Central State University adds two new bachelor’s degrees

Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 10:28 AM


            An aerial view of the campus of Central State University on Brush Row Road in Wilberforce. The historically black university and the city of Xenia announced plans on Aug. 10, 2017, to annex the 600-acre, 36-building campus into the city’s limits. CHUCK HAMLIN/STAFF
An aerial view of the campus of Central State University on Brush Row Road in Wilberforce. The historically black university and the city of Xenia announced plans on Aug. 10, 2017, to annex the 600-acre, 36-building campus into the city’s limits. CHUCK HAMLIN/STAFF

Central State University students are seeing their options for bachelor’s degrees expand.

The university announced that it will add two degrees that will be available starting this fall. CSU will add an agricultural education bachelor’s degree and a four-year degree in exercise science.

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The agricultural education degree was created in response to a growing demand for agriculture teachers in Ohio, according to Central State. There are more than 300 agriculture educational programs in Ohio high schools, according to CSU.

The new exercise science degree will focus on sports performance, clinical exercise physiology, organizational health and wellness, according to the school. Graduates of the exercise science program will be trained and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, among other organizations.

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“These two degrees will prepare our graduates for jobs in growing fields, where trained professionals are needed,’’ said Pedro Martinez, CSU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “By adding degrees that address industry needs, we continue to prepare Central State students to contribute to Ohio’s workforce and to the economic development of the state.”

One person transported to hospital after stabbing in Trotwood

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

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At least one person was taken to Miami Valley Hospital early Wednesday following the report of a stabbing at the Wingate at Belle Meadows Apartments in Trotwood.

Police and medics were called late Tuesday night to a report of a woman stabbed.

Crews were dispatched around 11:50 p.m. to an apartment in the 300 block of Outer Belle Drive.

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According to initial reports, a caller heard glass breaking and a woman screaming.

Additional details were not available on scene. We will continue to follow this story.

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Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:12 AM

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Hurricane Maria is bearing down on the Caribbean and is set to pass over much the same area devastated by Hurricane Irma nearly two weeks ago.

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Middletown police: Beware tree-trimming scam

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:03 AM

Middletown police are warning residents of “unscrupulous tree trimmers” who have been taking advantage of elderly people.

The police department posted its warning Tuesday on its Facebook page.

One incident was thwarted, but the culprits were paid in another incident.

Police remind residents that door-to-door solicitors need a permit in the city. Call police if tree trimmers knock on your door uninvited.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offers tips to avoid tree-trimming scams. Beware of a tree trimmer who:

  • Comes to your door unexpectedly
  • Says your trees are diseased
  • Requires a large down payment
  • Accepts only cash or check
  • Says nothing about your right to cancel
  • Starts work immediately

Sidney businessman accused of not paying people in Piqua

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 11:32 PM

Duaine E. Liette
MIAMI COUNTY JAIL
Duaine E. Liette(MIAMI COUNTY JAIL)

A 57-year-old Sidney businessman is facing numerous felony theft charges after multiple people claimed he hired them to do work but didn’t pay them.

Duaine E. Liette has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Miami County Municipal Court. He was arraigned Friday on four felony theft charges and three misdemeanor theft counts and was released from custody on his own recognizance.

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The cases were related to complaints from June 2015, June 2017 and July 2017, in which people stated they were hired to complete work for Liette but never received payment, according to Piqua police and court records.

Piqua police arrested Liette on Thursday at 1037 Broadway St., in Piqua. The house is owned by Sidney-based real estate company American Land Investments, of which Liette is listed as its principal; the business also has the same address as Liette’s residence, records show.

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Piqua police are urging anyone else who believe they may be victims to call 937-440-9111.