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Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 4:25 PM
Valley View schools and the Miami Valley Career Technology Center are not going back on the Aug. 8 ballot to seek approval of bond levies that were rejected in May.
For Valley View, that marks the end of their shot at this state funding cycle — although it doesn’t close the door for state facilities funding in the future.
Miami Valley CTC is on a different timeline, according to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, and its state funding would be available at the same percentage in the November or May 2018 election.
The district had hoped to replace two 1920s school buildings, a 1950 elementary and the 1968 high school with three buildings on existing sites, via a 5.39-mill bond, with the state paying 53 percent of demolition/construction costs.
The state rated all but the high school with their lowest rating of “poor,” while the high school was called “borderline.”
RELATED: Valley View community split on levy
Superintendent Rick Earley said Valley View has to do something to upgrade its facilities, but he said everything is still on the table for now.
“Anytime it’s defeated twice, I think you have to say, let’s go back to the very beginning and see what’s the best way to go,” Earley said.
Miami Valley CTC
Voters rejected MVCTC’s first attempt to pass a state-match bond issue May 2 by a 52-48 ratio.
The bond would have helped pay for about $62.5 million worth of additional classroom space, upgraded technology and improved safety at the 50-year-old campus in Clayton. The state would have paid 47 percent.
RELATED: MVCTC considers next steps
Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 6:13 PM
MIDDLETOWN — A bar fight here Friday night resulted in a fatality, Middletown police confirm.
Major Scott Reeve of Middletown police said Sunday that there was a punch thrown late Friday night at Old Crow Bar on Jackson Lane.
Reeve reports that John Fugate died as a result.
Reeve said the bar incident is under police investigation. No charges have been filed yet but Middletown police will be consulting the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office.
The bar posted on its Facebook page Saturday that the death of John Fugate is a “devastating loss.”
Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 6:02 PM
— Simidele Adeagbo, a former track star at the University of Kentucky, made Winter Olympics history this weekend as the Nigeria native became the first African female athlete to compete in skeleton.
“Competing in the Olympics has been one of the most inspiring and proudest moments of my life,” Adeagbo said on her website. “It was a dream that started a long time ago and to be able fulfill that dream for myself, for Nigeria, and for future Olympians was so much more than I could have asked for.”
Adeagbo was one of four Nigerians who competed in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. It’s the first year Nigeria has sent athletes to the winter games.
Adeagbo finished in last place with a combined time of 3:36.78, but even qualifying was a significant accomplishment as she first touched a skeleton sled last September. It seemed much more likely that her Olympic path would be through track and field.
Adeagbo was a four-time All-American at Kentucky. She still holds the school record in the outdoor triple jump (44 feet/5 inch). She narrowly missed a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team in the triple jump.
Adeagbo graduated from Kentucky in 2003.
Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:01 AM
— Clouds will give way to more sunshine this afternoon. It should be a nice looking day with highs in the middle 40s.
TONIGHT: Clouds return this evening and overnight tonight with rain arriving towards daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will be steady in the lower 40s.
MONDAY: Rain returns, and it could be heavy at times. While the chance for storms is not all that high, it can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the lower to middle 60s.
TUESDAY: More dry time is expected, but storms will be possible later in the evening. Highs will be near 70 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs near 60 degrees.
THURSDAY: The chance for rain continues mainly south. Highs will be in the middle 40s.
Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:51 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 5:49 PM
XENIA — UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m.
Power has been restored to all customers.
UPDATE @ 5:36 p.m.
Kevin Hall, director of operations at DP&L, said a car crashed into a pole Saturday night on North Detroit Street, Xenia. That caused power outage for 1,177 customers.
Most were restored by 1 a.m., Hall said, but about 222 customers had to stay without power until the utility pole was replaced. Wires had also been knocked down last night.
By 5:30 p.m. about 102 remained without power, according to the outage map.
Over 200 customers with Dayton Power and Light Co. remain without power in Xenia.
As of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 222 customers remained without power, according to the DP&L outage map. The outage started around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
A Xenia resident without power Sunday said it’s also caused her heat to go out.
Some businesses are also affected in the area of 2000 block of North Detroit Street, according to residents.