Page 1 Vol. 15, No. 12

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Publication of Times Community Newspapers $1 per copy

Wall wrap graces Springboro High


115-foot piece of artwork lines the south side of gymnasium

Panthers put sting on Sidney Page 4

Twenty eight hours of printing, 108 hours of installation labor hours and 1,380 square feet of print film are responsible for the new look in the Springboro High School gymnasium. Take a look at the 115 feet south wall of the gymnasium above the stands and those numbers are not too surprising. It began with Troy Holtrey’s (Springboro’s boys’ varsity basketball coach and former SHS athletic director) desire to change the look of the gymnasium, along with a meeting with Side Effects’ Bob Westerfield. Side Effects’ Westerfield and Springboro’s Holtrey See “WRAP” page 2

Contributed photo

Springboro High School varsity boys basketball coach Troy Holtrey (far left) reviews the initial rendering with Brenda Reese of McDonalds and David and Randy Watkins of Watkins Heating and Cooling. McDonalds and Watkins Heating and Cooling paid for the entire cost of the wall wrap.

Chowing down

Don Oda

Don Oda common pleas judge candidate

Panthers crush Sidney Page 4

Panthers freeze Alter Page 5

Photo by Terry Baver

This young man goes right at it during the Springboro Lions Club pancake breakfast held last Saturday at Dennis Elementary School. The annual event was held in conjunction with the first annual Jingle Bell Jog that was also held at the school.


Starting and ending times revised to accommodate busing

The Springboro Community City Schools board of education meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, has been changed to Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at the high school in the LGI room.


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See “ODA” page 2

High school school times to change

School board to meet December 13


A longtime Warren County judge has announced plans to run for the open seat on the Warren County Common Pleas bench. Warren County Court Judge Don Oda will be running for the Common Pleas judgeship currently held by Judge Neal Bronson, who recently announced his intentions to retire after his current term, which


By TERRY BAVER Managing Editor Springboro High School students will be attending classes a little bit earlier when school resumes after Christmas break on Jan. 3. But the school day will end sooner. According to SHS Principal Dr. Ron Malone, school will start at 7:30 a.m. The school day, he said, will end at 2:25 p.m. Malone said the 7:30 a.m. starting time was selected to allow for five minutes of announcements. "This is our announcement time and it impacts the amount of instructional time in first period," Malone stated. The change in time coincides with the reissuing of high school busing beginning Jan. 3.

School Hours

Bus Arrival

Bus Depart

High School

7:35 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.

7:15 a.m.

2:35 p.m.

Junior High

7:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

7:22 a.m.

2:28 p.m.


7:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

7:22 a.m.

2:28 p.m.

Five Points

8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

8:25 a.m.

3:20 p.m.


8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

8:35 a.m.

3:35 p.m.


9:10 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.

9:05 a.m.

4:00 p.m.


9:10 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

9:05 a.m.

12:00 p.m.


1:10 p.m.– 3:55 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Chowing down  


Chowing down