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Role Of Principal Changing Under New Teacher Evaluation System

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With the implementation of the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, the role of the principal has changed. The new system has stressed out some teachers and overwhelmed some principals. Still, others say it’s an opportunity to shine a light on good teachers. The new evaluation system, implemented for the first time this school year, requires… Read More

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Commissioners Seek Public Comment On Two Liquor Permits

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Athens County Commissioners are seeking public comment on two requests for a liquor permit, one for Kiser’s Barbeque at Eclipse in The Plains and the other for Elm Golf Course near Albany. Although they’ve already requested a public hearing for Kiser’s permit from the state Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control, the commissioners voted… Read More

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Former Principal Challenges Community To Extend Tomcat Pride Beyond Athletics

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At a packed school board meeting Tuesday night in the Trimble High School cafeteria, where community members gathered to recognize the student achievements from the past few months, Debbie Koons stepped to the podium to share her amazement at the amount of support for the school’s athletics, particularly the football team. She also issued a… Read More

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Four-Time State Fair Grand Champion Wins Athens’ Inaugural Gingerbread Competition

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The key to the perfect gingerbread structure is patience, says Nancy Mingus, winner of Athens’ inaugural holiday gingerbread-building contest. The winners were announced Wednesday night. Mingus walked away with $600 after winning first-place in the professional category ($100) and then snagging the grand prize ($500) for the most accurate depiction of a county historic structure…. Read More

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Trimble Schools Start Pen Pal Project As Bully-Prevention Initiative

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As part of a broader anti-bullying initiative within Trimble Local Schools, three teachers have started a pen pal project between the high school in Glouster and elementary school in Jacksonville. Through the process of matching high schoolers with fifth graders, the teachers hope the experience instills a better understanding of the negative impacts of bullying… Read More