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Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 12:20 PM
Wright State University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree program at a Dayton-area community college.
Edison State Community College students will soon be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership without leaving the school’s main campus in Piqua. The degree offering was made possible by a newly signed articulation agreement between the two colleges.
Edison State students will meet once per week and receive their instruction from Wright State professors via an interactive video distance-learning system, according to WSU. The program will be offered starting this fall and students can complete the degree in 16 months, depending upon the number of transferred credits they have earned.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for students to stay close to home and develop their leadership skills in preparation for many different career paths,” said Chris Spradlin, Edison State provost.
To enter the Wright State program, Edison State students must first complete an associate of arts or associate of science degree. Students can also qualify for the program by completing 60 or more semester credit hours, earning a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher and completing Ohio Transfer Module Math, according to Wright State.
The two colleges will host an informational meeting on the degree at 5:30 p.m. on April 30.
“This new agreement with Edison State Community College is an innovative approach that meets the needs of more students while providing them with an excellent education from our outstanding organizational leadership faculty,” said Wright State provost Tom Sudkamp.
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Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:01 AM
PERRY TWP. — Crews are responding to South Wolf Creek Pike on a reported stabbing that occurred late Tuesday night.
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Initial reports indicate a person was possibly stabbed in the 11000 block around 11:35 p.m., reportedly prompting officials to request additional units.
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Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 10:58 PM
— Dayton Public Schools intended to wrap up its major reshuffling of school principals Tuesday night, but the new principal of Belmont High School backed out of the job minutes before the school board was about to approve his hiring.
Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Toron Wooldridge, who has served as a principal in the Houston, Texas, school district, had been a very good candidate to become principal.
“The person who had accepted the job two weeks ago contacted us about five minutes before the board meeting and requested to be removed from the agenda,” Lolli said, adding that she didn’t know Wooldridge’s reasoning. Wooldridge could not be reached for comment.
After the board meeting, Lolli said DPS already has a plan in place for Belmont.
“It’s taken care of,” she said, but wouldn’t say who will run Belmont this fall.
Belmont had numerous problems with threats and fights inside and outside the building in the past year. In the spring, DPS acknowledged that fights were “occurring regularly” and replaced Principal Melanie Walter with a team of staffers who oversaw the final months of the school year.
In May, DPS announced that Principal Donetrus Hill would switch schools this fall, leaving Meadowdale to take the Belmont job. But then Hill was named Chief of Curriculum and Instruction for math and science this summer, leaving the Belmont job open again. Wooldridge was to fill that spot, but now Belmont families will have to wait a little longer to find out who the new principal is.
DPS will strengthen its security staff this fall, hiring an additional nine school resource officers to bring the district’s total to 36, officials said Tuesday.
Richard Wright, executive director of safety and security for DPS, said the increase in resource officer staffing is part of an overall effort to make security more effective in the district. DPS is one of the few local districts to use metal detectors as a deterrent. But unlike many schools, its officers are not armed.
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“With everything that’s been going on nationally, we started to plan to bring in more SROs, to upgrade our camera systems, to add the ALICE training,” Wright said, referring to active shooter/threat training. “You don’t want to be reactive. We’re putting feet on the ground and more eyes in the building, and that makes (security) easier to manage.”
Wright said there will be two SROs at each of the six DPS high schools and three middle schools. Each elementary school will have one SRO. Last year, each middle school had one SRO and some elementary schools had to share.
Wright said with more robust staffing, district security will be able to build good relationships with more students and staff, and be able to send a stronger response from neighboring schools in the case of a major incident.
“We’re very serious about the security and the safety of our students,” Lolli said. “We want to make sure that safety is a priority in this school district.”
** Elbert Seard was hired as principal of Meadowdale High School on Tuesday. Seard had been an assistant principal at Thurgood Marshall High School. Nelson Stone, assigned the Meadowdale job two months ago, will now be principal at Ponitz Career Tech Center, replacing Ray Caruthers, who left to become principal of Trotwood-Madison High School.
** Lyle Cole was hired as boys basketball coach for Dunbar High School. Cole, who coached at Belmont earlier this decade, is a business teacher at Dunbar and is the uncle of former Dunbar and NBA star Norris Cole. Dunbar was coached last year by Chuck Taylor, but eligibility errors led to a legal fight and punishment from the OHSAA. Dunbar’s boys are ineligible for the 2019 postseason tournament.
Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 4:20 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
KETTERING — UPDATE @ 9 a.m. (July 17):
A 21-year-old Dayton man was cited for failure to control in a Saturday crash after he drove off South Dixie Drive and crashed into Keily Gallery in Kettering.
A crash report shows Jordan Boston was believed to be going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone around 10:40 a.m. when he left the road and crashed into the antique shop, 2382 S. Dixie Drive.
Witnesses reported Boston speeding, however the 21-year-old told police his brakes locked up causing him to crash.
The building needed emergency construction to secure it.
A blue Ford Fusion crashed into an antique shop this morning while the owner of the store was inside in Kettering.
The crash happened at 10:40 a.m. at Keily Gallery, 2382 S. Dixie Drive.
The owner told us he was in the shop working on renovations when the driver went off South Dixie Drive while speeding and crashed into his shop.
He said he was working where the car broke through the window just minutes before the wreck. He had moved to another part of his shop.
The owner said he had just bought the location and was working to get it open.
The cause of the crash is not yet known.
It’s not known if the driver suffered any injuries.