Greene County Board of Elections breaks down local election processes

by Madi Brown With election results steadily flowing in and recounts underway, many people have questions about the process of local races. We contacted Greene County’s Board of Elections Director Alisha Beeler to get more information on questions the community might have. 1)    What does the Board arrange to ensure the security of elections in Greene County?   The security of elections is of the utmost importance to … Continue reading Greene County Board of Elections breaks down local election processes

JROTC observe Veterans Day at local intermediate school

By: Joshua Kiefer with contributions from Col. Gangaware The Bellbrook JROTC cadets supported the Veterans Day Breakfast Bell Creek Intermediate school puts on every year.  BCI students invited parents, grandparents and family members who are veterans to the school Friday morning, November 12.  The veterans took part in a parade which was two laps through the halls and were cheered on by all 3rd and … Continue reading JROTC observe Veterans Day at local intermediate school

How will the new vaccine affect the quarantine rates at elementary schools?

By Reagan Morrow The new vaccine called the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is now available for kids 5-11 and our school nurses are preparing for the quarantine rules and how quarantine will change. According to the dashboard published by the district, the elementary schools have had to most amount of confirmed COVID cases in students. Greene County currently has about 21% of the 0-19 age … Continue reading How will the new vaccine affect the quarantine rates at elementary schools?

Calamity at Astroworld kills 9 and injures many more

by Angel Okechukwu-Ozor On November 5, 9 people died as a result of a stampede at the Travis Scott concert at Astroworld in Houston and hundreds more were injured. The most recent festival was supposed to go on from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, but due to death toll, most of it was cancelled. City officials and investigators still do not know what happened. According … Continue reading Calamity at Astroworld kills 9 and injures many more

The company Facebook rebrands as Meta

by Angel Okechukwu-Ozor and Joshua Kiefer On Thursday, October 28, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the new name Meta. According to New Scientist “Why has Facebook changed its name to Meta and what is the metaverse?” it states, “In this future, you will be able to teleport instantly as a hologram to be at the office without a commute, at a concert with friends, or … Continue reading The company Facebook rebrands as Meta

Bellbrook faces several key positions in elections

By: Reagan Morrow Mayor Michael Schweller is Bellbrook’s current mayor but running for another term. Member of Council Meredith Brinegar has been a Bellbrook resident for more than ten years. Brinegar’s values that guide her are transparency, inclusivity, citizen involvement, and science and evidence based decision making. To learn more visit https://www.meredithbrinegar.com/ Katherine Cyphers is a certified defense financial manager with more than 25 years … Continue reading Bellbrook faces several key positions in elections

Actor Alec Baldwin kills cinematographer via prop master negligence

by Kolton Schwartz Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza while handling a prop weapon under the impression it was unloaded. Prior to this incident, Reid Russell, the camera operator for the film, noted to authorities that Baldwin was very careful when it came to the use of prop firearms while filming prior to the tragic accident. Russell commended Baldwin for … Continue reading Actor Alec Baldwin kills cinematographer via prop master negligence

Why have 23 species gone extinct?

By: Joshua O. Kiefer As of September 29, scientists have declared 23 species extinct. The best-known species from this list was the ivory-billed woodpecker.  According to AP News, government scientists say they exhausted everything trying to find the 23. They said this is a warming of climate change and other pressures, like deforestation, which make the disappearance of species more frequent.  What causes extinction? AP … Continue reading Why have 23 species gone extinct?

Korean President Moon raises banning dog meat

By: Grace Ruiz Close to one million dogs are killed annually for consumption in South Korea. The president, Moon Jae-in, who owns pets of his own, has now brought up the controversial topic of banning dog meat — both the consumption and selling of it — in the country. “Hasn’t the time come?” the president stated during a meeting with prime minister Kim Boo-kyum on … Continue reading Korean President Moon raises banning dog meat

TikTok “Devious Licks” cause security scale-ups for schools

By: Joshua O. Kiefer A trend on TikTok called the “devious lick” has students stealing from schools. Students steal from small stuff on teachers’ desks to whole toilets and sinks. This started September 1 when a kid posted a video on TikTok of him pulling a school soap dispenser out of his backpack. According to CBS News, two Twin City schools in Minnesota have already … Continue reading TikTok “Devious Licks” cause security scale-ups for schools