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Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:18 AM
Dayton Public Schools improved its handling of athletic department funds this school year, with no missing deposits for the first time in four years. But the district’s internal auditor said a review revealed room for improvement.
DPS Internal Auditor Randall Harper told the school board last week that he reviewed athletic ticket sales and deposits from this fall and winter on a request from the DPS treasurer’s office.
A March 12 memo from Harper to district Athletic Director Mark Baker said the treasurer’s office had found discrepancies, and emphasized that DPS “needs to improve on maintaining compliance with timely deposits as required in board policy.”
This issue with ensuring timely deposits was central to the district’s two recent cases of missing ticket money. More than $14,000 in gate receipts from five DPS home football games in 2014 and 2015 was never deposited and went missing. And another $2,105 in ticket sale receipts from multiple basketball games in 2016-17 was stolen after it was not deposited in a timely fashion.
“We were able to confirm that 100 percent of athletic deposits at the school buildings had been deposited to the treasurer and are accounted for. That’s great news this year,” Harper told the school board. “There’s always room for improvement, and we discussed that with Mr. Baker and Superintendent Lolli. We’ll be looking at those (issues) next season.”
AUGUST 2016: Audit shows $14,312 in missing gate receipts
Harper said multiple documents the athletic department submitted to the treasurer were missing information, so the treasurer’s office asked him to review ticket sales for the fall and winter sports seasons.
Harper’s memo to Baker identified dozens of instances where procedures were not followed — senior tickets sold at the wrong price, volleyball games where admission wasn’t charged, admission being charged without tickets to track sales, and several documentation concerns about ticket reconciliation sheets and deposit slips.
Harper emphasized that his review was not a full audit, but he thanked Baker, school athletic directors, sports coordinators and building principals for their help.
School board member Karen Wick-Gagnet asked what made the difference between the missing money of three previous years, and the 100 percent accounting of this school year. Harper cited better training and enforcement on the athletics department operations manual.
“We had a few new athletic directors this year who were eager to follow those policies and procedures,” Harper said. “The principals have done a lot of enforcement (of ADs), because they want to see the positive end of it, and make sure the funds that we’re collecting are going to the students.”
Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 9:01 PM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:13 AM
— UPDATE @ 2:13 a.m. (July 16): An estimated 1,154 Dayton Power & Light customers are still without power, according to the utility’s online outage map.
We’re working to find out what caused the outage, which has persisted through Sunday evening.
UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m.:
DP&L was reporting 1,186 outages, 1,176 of which were in Clinton. Other scattered outages were reported in Logan, Miami (1 each) and in Montgomery (8).
Thousands of Dayton Power & Light customers are without power this evening.
As of 8:48 p.m., 2,226 are without power in Miami and Clinton counties.
The following numbers were reported:
A Miami County viewer sent WHIO-TV video purporting to show a power line on fire in Troy.
Nick Kleiner said he was walking along Shaftsburry about 8:30 p.m. when he noticed the power line on fire. It only lasted about five minutes, he said, and ended when an end piece of the line broke off.
Kleiner said it didn’t seem like a lot of damage was done.
Published: Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 7:58 AM
Updated: Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 1:40 PM
— The world got its latest, long-awaited glimpse of the newest member of the House of Windsor as Prince Louis was christened Monday, 11 weeks after his birth.
The service was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s two other children. It was the first time all five members of the young royal family have been seen together, the BBC reported.
Also in attendance were Prince William’s father and his wife, Prince Charles and Camilla.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, were at the ceremony along with Kate’s sister Pippa; her husband, James Matthews; and their brother, James Middleton.
Prince Louis was christened at Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace, baptized by the archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, Metro reported.
But two people were missing from the ceremony. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh decided not to attend, according to Metro.
The queen has an extensive schedule this week. She travels back to Windsor Palace from Norfolk Monday, then will have a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the creation of the Royal Air Force Tuesday and has a meeting with President Donald Trump Friday, Metro reported.
Hours before the ceremony, Kensington Palace announced whom the couple named as Prince Louis’ godparents.
Further details about the guests and godparents at the christening of Prince Louis have been announced: https://t.co/pBg5a4p5ff— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 9, 2018
He now has three godfathers and three godmothers.
Harry Aubrey-Gletcher went to Eton with Prince William, The Telegraph reported. Nicholas Van Cutsem is a family friend. His daughter was a bridesmaid at their wedding, The Telegraph reported. The final godfather is Guy Pelly, who founded nightclubs and was friends with both William and Prince Harry during their single years, ITV reported.
As for the godmothers, the family named Lady Laura Meade, who is married to James Meade, a friend of Prince William and who is Princess Charlotte’s godfather; Hannah Gillingham, a friend of the Duchess; and Lucy Middleton, Duchess Katherine’s cousin, The Telegraph reported.
Prince Louis wore the same christening gown used for George and Charlotte, which is a copy of the lace and satin dress made for Queen Victoria’s daughter in 1841, Daily Mail reported.
Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 8:51 PM
CHICAGO — CVS has apologized to a black woman and is investigating an incident in which a white manager called police on her after she tried to use a coupon at a Chicago store on Friday.
Camilla Hudson, 53, who said her Facebook post detailing the incident was removed for unspecified reasons by the social media site, also shared video on Twitter of her interaction with the CVS manager who claimed she had forged a coupon.
I’ve been asked many, many times today to add the video to my Twitter post. Not sure how or if I can add it the original, but here it is:— Camilla Hudson (@Camilla317) July 14, 2018
Hudson said she shared her experience after other recent stories where police were called by white people because of minor or perceived infractions by black people.
“I was not yelling, I did not raise my voice, I did not use profanity, I did not call anyone outside of their name -- other than not accepting, basically, ‘Screw you,’ that was my offense, if you will,” Hudson told Block Club Chicago. “As a woman, as a black woman, as a native Chicagoan, I’m just tired of it. I’m tired of it.”
Police were called to the store for an assault in progress, according to Block Club Chicago. Hudson was told by police she had to leave or else it would be considered trespassing.
“They were not awful,” Hudson told Block Club Chicago regarding the interaction with police. “I explained to them what had happened and how it had happened, and they said, ‘When we get these calls we do have to respond … (but) you’re going to have to leave,’ and I said, ‘Why do I have to leave? I’m a customer here.’”
CVS reached out to Hudson Saturday as her post went viral.
Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 10:48 PM
PHILADELPHIA — A man who started a crowd source funding account to bring a balloon ridiculing President Donald Trump to the United States hopes to fly it near the president’s New Jersey golf club.
The “Fund To Bring Baby Trump To America” raised more than $5,800 as of Sunday evening, more than its $4,500 goal, since it was started Friday by Didier Jimenez-Castro, who wants to fly it at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.
“This is about doing some real activism,” Jimenez-Castro, who works at a homeless shelter, told WPHT. “We want to go on a tour. We will definitely bring (the balloon) to Central Park.”
Jimenez-Castro worked with the People’s Motorcade, a group that protests out front of Trump’s New Jersey golf club, to create the GoFundMe, after he found out about the anti-Trump effigy and wanted to bring it across the Atlantic.
He expects to receive the 20-foot tall balloon, that features Trump as an angry, cell-phone carrying caricature, which has flown in London and Scotland during the president’s visit to the United Kingdom, in mid-August.
Thank you to all of your generous donations to make this happen. Baby Trump will arrive in the US in about 4 weeks. Prior to that we will be putting together a team of experienced organizers from the Resistance to manage the tour. Submit your location for consideration. P2R!— Baby Trump Tour (@babytrumptour) July 15, 2018