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Kennard goes for 48 to lead Franklin past Bellbrook — By Eric Frantz Contributing Writer BELLBROOK - Two old guards met again Friday. Bellbrook - traditionally the Southwestern Buckeye League's flagship program - hosted reigning Mr. Basketball and Franklin front man Luke Kennard one final time. It was quite the encore.

Ohio college has December commencement Saturday — The Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton is sending hundreds of new graduates out into the world. The Catholic school in southwest Ohio says nearly 580 students were to receive degrees during Saturday commencement ceremonies at the UD Arena. School officials say the job outlook for the new graduates is on the upswing.

Bus access protests target Dayton Mall — Staff Writer The civil rights group that battled the city of Beavercreek over allowing bus stops near the Mall at Fairfield Commons plans a lawsuit and more protests - this time over public bus access to Dayton Mall.

Big Lots closing 2 area stores — Staff Writer Big Lots stores in Englewood and Greenville will shut down permanently sometime in the next two weeks, employees in those stores said today. Employees at both stores said the precise closing dates have not been set, but the stores will likely shut their doors before the end of the year.

Ohio high court upholds traffic camera enforcement — By DAN SEWELL The Associated Press CINCINNATI - A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks for camera use.

Members of new Ohio panel look at police training — By The Associated Press The Associated Press Attorney General Mike DeWine created an advisory group on law enforcement training to study possible updates to training in Ohio, following several police shootings of unarmed people nationally and protests over those shootings. The group members: -Rev.

Storage Inns of America purchases Beavercreek facility — Staff Writer BEAVERCREEK - Washington Twp.-based Storage Inns Of America has expanded its Miami Valley footprint with the acquisition of Beavercreek Store & Lock at 3789 Pentagon Blvd., Storage Inns President and CEO Thomas E. Smith announced this morning.
Dec 18, 2014

Storage Inns of America purchases Beavercreek facility

Bill to allow open alcohol in party districts dies in Ohio House — By News Staff COLUMBUS - A bill to allow open alcohol consumption in entertainment districts such as Dayton's Oregon District failed to make the cut for final approval by the Ohio House on Wednesday, despite passing the Ohio Senate unanimously. The bill is expected to be re-introduced next year after new lawmakers take office.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @Ohio_Politics: Bill to allow open alcohol in party districts dies in Ohio House

Commission seeking feedback on police — By STAFF STAFF Trotwood - A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies arrived this week in the city of Trotwood to examine the police department. The commission, known as CALEA, is looking at the police department's policies, operations and administrative functions.

The Foodbank partners with area agencies — Content Sponsored by The Foodbank From helping 1,500 people annually, to assisting more than 25,000 just a few years later - the growth is astounding even to BOGG Ministries co-founder Jason Johnston. "We definitely surpassed our initial hopes," he said. "It has allowed us to re-dream."

Board to discuss superintendent’s job — By STAFF STAFF Miamisburg - The Miamisburg City School District's Board of Education is scheduled to meet Thursday, Dec. 18. Among the items on the agenda is an executive session regarding the board's evaluation of Superintendent David Vail. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Miamisburg Civic Center, 10 N.

Major changes to Ohio elections in hands of voters in November — Columbus bureau COLUMBUS - Ohio lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a historic deal to revamp how the state draws political maps for state legislative districts. The House voted 81-7 for a redistricting plan that supporters say will bring more fairness and minority party input to the high-stakes political process.
Dec 17, 2014

Ohio lawmakers approve plan to change how state legislative districts are drawn…