No day off after Super Bowl: calamity days and why they happen

By Abbie Stokes Recently, a petition floated around Bellbrook High School and the rest of the school district to get Valentine’s Day — also known as the day after the historic Super Bowl of the Rams vs. the Bengals — off. However, the school district officials rejected the idea of taking off Monday as there is no serious reason to, and that there is also … Continue reading No day off after Super Bowl: calamity days and why they happen

Healthy baby penguin hatched to “gay” penguin couple

By Abbie Stokes On January 1, a baby penguin chick was hatched under the supervision of two male penguins at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York.  Foster parents are often used when hatching extra penguin eggs, but normally the couples are one male penguin and one female penguin. However, last year two male Humboldt penguins, Elmer and Lima, were tested to see if … Continue reading Healthy baby penguin hatched to “gay” penguin couple

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek region prepares as winter storm predicted to hit Miami Valley

by Madi Brown On the evening of Wednesday, February 2, 2022 a winter storm warning is set for most of southwest and central Ohio. The storm is predicted to bring a quarter to half inch of freezing rain, followed by various amounts of sleet and snow. WHIO Channel 7’s chief meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs has been working hard all week to inform the Miami Valley region … Continue reading Bellbrook-Sugarcreek region prepares as winter storm predicted to hit Miami Valley

Ohio minimum wage increased by 50 cents

By Savannah Higley As of January 1, 2022, the minimum wage in Ohio has gone up by 50 cents. Before this increase, the minimum wage for non-tipped workers was $8.80. The minimum wage for non-tipped workers in 2022 is now $9.30 per hour. Tipped workers have received an increase of $0.25, going from $4.40 to $4.65. This is for workers over 16 years old who … Continue reading Ohio minimum wage increased by 50 cents

Biden Visits Kentucky after several severe tornados.

by Kolton Schwartz The most recent flurry of Kentucky tornadoes has been devastating state-wide. Governor Andy Beshear announced 64 confirmed deaths, although there are still plenty of people who are unaccounted for. Beshear also said that unfortunately, the number is liable to increase as they search for all those missing. The worst part about a tornado event is that there is no way to actively … Continue reading Biden Visits Kentucky after several severe tornados.

Virgil Abloh, artistic director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White founder, dies of cancer at 41

by Rayne McKinney Virgil Abloh, the menswear designer for Louis Vuitton and founder and CEO of Off-White, died Sunday of cancer, confirmed in a post from his verified Instagram account. He was 41. “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children … Continue reading Virgil Abloh, artistic director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White founder, dies of cancer at 41

Unknowns surround the Omicron variant

Omicron is a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 which was first reported on November 24, 2021 by the World Health Organization in South Africa. About the variant The new variant is a mysterious one. Scientists and doctors all over the world are seeing how dangerous it is and considering if this could change the course of the pandemic. According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “The … Continue reading Unknowns surround the Omicron variant

Michigan student details effects of the Oxford High School shooting

By: Reagan Morrow On Tuesday, November 30, a 15 year old student opened fire in Oxford High School in Oakland County, Michigan. Four students were killed and many others are injured including a teacher. With the Oxford shooting, more threats have been issued by people about shooting up schools. Many schools have closed in result of the threats and the shooting. Madison Robinson, a 17 … Continue reading Michigan student details effects of the Oxford High School shooting

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