We Interrupt Green Beer Day to Bring You This Breaking News: Fire breaks out at Princess Theater. Quickly extinguished. Damage Minimal.

Amidst the green-tongued debauchery on High Street, all eyes turned to the rush of fire trucks, police cars and the smell of smoke. For a brief time, the Princess Theater concession table was on fire. According to eyewitnesses, the fire started in the concession stand area. Possibly started in the popcorn maker,the ice machine or […]

Local students place well at writing competition

Talawanda Middle School’s “Power of the Pen” team ended their season with a strong finish at State Finals on May 24th. Seventh grader, Rhonda Krehbiel won first place, beating out her peers from the entire state of Ohio. Hannah Zmuda, also a seventh grader, represented the team well placing 19th out of over 100 seventh […]

The $95 ding: Little town of New Miami speeding cam bankrolls city improvements, sparks outcry and threatens the town with an angry boycott.

The Creepy Cam on 127 through New Miami by Kate Jewett and Sean Krause   Driving down US 127 has become more precarious since last October when the New Miami Police Department installed speed cameras within the borders of their village. The speed cameras catch drivers passing through at 45 miles per hour instead of […]

Talawanda subtracts gifted math for elementary kids.

Ella Cope, a fifth-grader at Kramer Elementary School, loves her gifted math class. All spring semester, she has been immersed in hands-on projects like building balsa wood airplanes and, then, calculating their distance and speed. She’s also designed a bridge out of toothpicks and tested how much weight it can hold. “It has been really, […]

Fiji House—Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity—up in smoke. No one hurt. Historic High Street property may be a complete loss . . .

by Sean Krause Photos by Kate Jewett   130 East High Street, an historic fraternity house, caught fire last night. Fire departments from eight surrounding cities and townships battled the inferno all through the night. WXIX TV reports that 15 students lived in the house, but that only 2 were home during the fire which […]

Ka-Ching! In a Surprising Announcement, Talawanda Treasurer Says State May Foot Most of the Bill for a New Kramer Elementary.

By Kate Jewett Just five months ago, Talawanda officials said it could be 5 to 10 years before the district receives long-promised state money to build a new Kramer Elementary School. Now Treasurer Mike Davis says the state might hand over $11 million by late 2013. Davis told the school board Monday that he spoke […]

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