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Ohio State AD gets new contract without championship bonuses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State's board of trustees has altered the contract of athletic director Gene Smith to pay him the same amount without incentives of about $18,000 for each Big Ten championship won by Buckeyes teams and individuals.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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Blue Jackets activate Murray, sent Anderson down to AHL

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Ryan Murray off injured reserve and assigned right wing Josh Anderson to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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Woods shoots 44, matches his worst 9-hole score on PGA Tour

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods matched his worst 9-hole score on the PGA Tour with a 44 on the back nine Friday at the Phoenix Open.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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Pirate winter royalty


The Riverside High School Snowball Court members for 2015 include, from the left, kneeling: sophomore escort Casey Allen and attendant Ashton Wooddell, freshman attendant Payton Manahan and escort Gaven Anderson; and standing: junior escort Ross Stevens and attendant Amber Roth, Snowball King and Queen Bryant Miller and Brooke Hickey, and senior attendant Brittany Guthrie and escort Colton Allen. The court will be presented after the junior varsity game at 7 p.m. Friday. The snowball dance is slated for 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the high school. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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CCS students participate in ACSI Spelling Bee


Calvary Christian School students recently participated in the Mid-Ohio Association of Christian Schools International’s Spelling Bee in Columbus.
Audrey Slemmons received fourth-place in the eighth-grade spelling bee, and advanced to the final spelling bee. Student Gavin Wish also placed fourth among the seventh-grade group. 
Others who participated in the spelling bee included Gabriel Salmonowicz, Evan Patton, Megan Palmer, Nehemiah Dillon, Marina Fox, Shania Brown, Emma Patton, Helena Burns, Ruby Slemmons, Lilian Zamora.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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Susan Givler, a member of the First United Methodist Church congregation, offers prayers for peace during the church’s Martin Luther King Jr. prayer vigil on Monday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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Test-writing skills focus of teacher work day

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Indian Lake Schools teachers studied their own tests Friday during a staff in-service day with testing specialists Dr. Rachel Vannatta Reinhart and Dr. Toni Sondergeld from the Bowling Green State University College of Education and Human Development.

The presenters said tests should measure what students know in a straightforward manner using an appropriate mix of multiple choice, short answer and extended response questions.

The pair helped teachers re-work actual test questions. Elementary teachers also worked with math consultant Ann Carlson to match upcoming lessons with state standards.

Many teachers expressed concerns that required standardized tests do not practice the same clear testing philosophy. The presenters advised testing students fairly in the classroom, but prepare them for the tricks that are often used on state tests.

Third-grade teacher JoAnne Brademeyer said students are asked a “Question of the Day” to demonstrate the different styles of questions they may encounter on standardized tests. (PHOTOS | I.L. SCHOOLS)

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Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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