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Education
12:21 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Dayton Region's First Civilian UAV Training to Begin

As part of its Workforce Development program, Sinclair Community College will run its first Unmanned Aerial Systems training class this week.

Sinclair says the purpose of the training program is to introduce students to the "basic aspects of UAS operations" focusing on ground training, global information and systems integration, among other things.

The course will be taught by experts from Sinclair and its UAS training partners, including the University of Dayton, the Center for UAV Exploitation, Woolpert design firm, and Co-Operative Engineering Services Inc. (CESI).

Education
6:37 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Mayor of Cleveland Pushing for Teacher Evaluation Rules

Cleveland's mayor is continuing to push for changes to teacher evaluation rules that would allow the city to more easily fire educators who perform poorly. The state Senate stripped some parts of rules that would have allowed that from the state budget. The Plain Dealer reports Governor John Kasich is open to discussing the issue with Frank Jackson and lawmakers.

Statewide News
6:35 am
Mon July 18, 2011

AAA: Ohio Gas Edges Up 2 Cents to Average $3.60

Gasoline costs slightly more this week at Ohio gas pumps, though it's still much cheaper than the highs seen during the spring.

A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows Ohio's average price for regular-grade gasoline is $3.60 a gallon, up 2 cents from last Monday's $3.58.

Ohio prices soared to a record $4.16 for regular on May 4 following a spike in oil prices as an anti-government uprising in
Libya caused shortages of crude from that country.

Business & Technology
12:56 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

GE to Build Facility on UD Property

General Electric and the University of Dayton have agreed to a leasing deal.

Dayton City leaders hope that a GE plant will help to attract other new high-tech businesses. Officials have estimated as many as 200 jobs could be created. City Commissioners are said to have unanimously approved the deal.

GE's new facility will be in an existing building on land that UD purchased from NCR. Officials said GE will not have to pay property tax for the first 15 years of their lease.

Construction is expected to begin in a month and to open in 2013

Education
7:25 am
Wed July 13, 2011

Ohio Board Chooses Interim as State Superintendent

The Ohio Board of Education has named its interim superintendent as state superintendent, after two of the three finalists for the job stepped aside.

Stan Heffner, who was not one of the finalists, was appointed Tuesday. His selection means the board rejected remaining finalist Robert Schiller, a former state superintendent in Michigan and Illinois who works as a Florida education consultant.

Finalist Robert Sommers, Gov. John Kasich's education adviser, withdrew as a candidate in June. Reynoldsburg schools Superintendent Stephen Dackin withdrew on Sunday.

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