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Long-serving local school superintendent to resign in January

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 3:44 PM



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Keith St. Pierre, superintendent of Sugarcreek-Bellbrook Schools, has announced his resignation after serving the district for more than two decades.

St. Pierre is on extended leave for medical reasons and his resignation will be effective in January, according to Jeffrey Lewis, the district’s business manager who has stepped in to serve as acting superintendent.

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The district has hired K-12 Business Consulting to help in the search for the next superintendent. The consultants will be hosting a series of forums on Oct. 24 with students, staff and community members to gauge preferences for the district’s next top administrator.

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The consultants will also provide a survey on the district’s website where residents can submit answers to questions related to the superintendent search.

Lewis said the school board will likely interview potential candidates starting in December and in February hire someone to fill the role and start working next school year.

St. Pierre’s salary was $115,319 in 2016, according to the Dayton Daily News I-Team Payroll Project.

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St. Pierre has been Sugarcreek-Bellbrook Schools superintendent for 24 years and has overseen the district as it has grown with new schools and more students.

Lewis, former Xenia schools superintendent, said St. Pierre  “leaves quite a legacy,” seeing the district through to become one of the top performing public schools in the state.

(Jeffrey K. Lewis)

“A good leader creates a smooth sailing ship,” Lewis said. “I will try to keep it on course until we get a new person on board some time next summer.”

Enrollment this year is at approximately 2,800 students, up by about 60 from last year. Lewis said the district could still see more enrollment growth this school year as homes and apartment buildings under construction get finished.  

 

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Two arrests made during OVI checkpoint in Greene County

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 3:31 AM


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Two OVI checkpoints and saturated patrolling took place in Beavercreek and Fairborn Friday night.

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It was reported that 510 motorists passed through the two checkpoints, according to Lieutenant Matt Schmenk of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Xenia Post.

The checkpoints took place on Colonel Glenn Highway from 8 to 10 p.m. in Beavercreek and 10 p.m. until midnight in Fairborn, according to Schmenk.

Five motorists were evaluated for impairment during the checkpoints but no arrests were made. Two OVI arrests were made during the checkpoints by saturated patrols in the area, Schmenk said.

The checkpoints were held by OSP, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Beavercreek Police Department and the Fairborn Police Department.

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Spring is back for the weekend

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

It will be a chilly morning with temperatures climbing out of the 30s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. There will be some patchy morning frost but will quickly melt after sunrise. Some high clouds build for the afternoon but it will stay dry and mild with temperatures approaching 60 degrees. Clouds will linger through the night but it won’t be too cool. Overnight lows will be near 40 degrees.

5-Day Forecast

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Patchy morning frost
  • Scattered clouds, still warmer for the weekend
  • Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

DETAILED FORECAST:

Sunday: It will be partly sunny and mild again with temperatures closer to normal in the lower 60s.

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Monday: Clouds increase with the slight chance of a few showers south, late. Highs will reach into the middle 60s.

Tuesday: We will see mostly cloudy skies with a chance for showers. Highs will drop back into the upper 50s.

County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: Scattered showers are expected with a high near 60 degrees.

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Two dead after shooting in Dayton 

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:14 AM

Crews were dispatched around 3:40 a.m. to 1824 Lakeview Ave. at the Blue Note Jazz Club on a report of a shooting, according to Sgt. Schloss of the Dayton Police Department.

Two people have died after a shooting in Dayton Saturday.

Crews were dispatched around 3:40 a.m. to 1800 block of Lakeview Avenue on a report of a shooting, according to Sgt. Schloss of the Dayton Police Department.

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A 27-year-old male died at the scene and a female was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where she died, Schloss said.

Police found the male and female shot in a blue Ford pickup truck outside of the club, Schloss said.

Further information about the victims was not known.

Police are not releasing if they have any suspects at this time

If you have any information, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 333-STOP.

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Police: Motorist drives into house, flees scene in Miami County

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:07 AM

Troy police are looking for a suspect who drove into the side of a house in Troy Saturday.

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Crews were dispatched to 400 block of East Staunton Road around 2:15 a.m. on reports of a vehicle into a structure.

The motorist didn’t stay at the scene and drove away after causing significant damage to the house, according to Sgt. Mumford of the Troy Police Department.

The vehicle was found a couple blocks away from the house but possible suspects were not found, Mumford said.

Residents were home at the time but no one was injured, according to Mumford. 

Mumford said the vehicle had significant damage to it.

It’s not known what caused the accident.

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