Education

School Board to vote Friday on final budget

The Warren County School District board members will get together at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a proposed final budget. At the moment, the proposal includes a one mill tax increase that would generate about $400,000 for the district’s general fund. Those new dollars would be almost ...

5th grade moving from WAEC to Beaty this fall

Regardless of how the votes go at Friday’s special meeting of the school board, one change is going to happen next year. Warren County School District’s central attendance area fifth graders will attend Beaty-Warren Middle School in the fall. In the coming weeks, fourth and fifth ...

AP and honors pilot program grounded…for now

For the 2017-2018 school year, there will be no pilot program for AP and honors programs in Warren County School District. Administrators said they could institute a program next year under which students could transfer attendance in order to take AP or honors programs. But, they could do a ...

Welding students use skills to create targets for local police

Students at Warren County Career Center are helping local law enforcement officers become more proficient with firearms. About 25 welding students worked on various targets over the last month, crafting a dueling tree, gong targets, and knock-down and knock-out targets. The only indication ...

Industry Club students get hands-on PC experience

Five seventh-grade students from Eisenhower Middle School recently got a chance to build a computer tower and set up an internet network at Warren PC Repair. Industry Club members Evan Melton, Mitchell Rossman, Gavin Labowski, Abigail Wilson, and Conner Younger along with their instructor ...

School Board continues budget discussion at Thursday workshop

The Warren County School District Board of Directors continued to discuss budget issues at a workshop held Thursday evening. The main points of discussion centered around a priority list of potential reductions and additions that board members had voted on. For reductions, board members were ...

Tax increase to be included in proposed budget

The Warren County School District’s new budget may include a tax increase. On Thursday, the school district’s Board of Directors asked Jim Grosch, Director of Business Services, to include a tax increase of one mill in the proposed budget that they will review at a special meeting on May ...

Bevevino headed to national FBLA competition

Warren County Career Center is sending one student to the national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition. According to Suzanne Hornick, who teaches business at the career center, FBLA has been associated with the WCCC for three years. Each of those three years, Hornick said, ...

Seven candidates competing for four seats on Warren County School Board

There are seven candidates for Warren County school board who will appear on ballots Tuesday. Of those, four — Amy Elizabeth Huffman, Paul Mangione, Aaron Stearns, and Jared Villella — are vying for two seats in Region I; two — Jeff Labesky and Mike Maxwell — for one in Region II; and ...

Skills on display

Caleb Eyler already has a $17,000 scholarship to attend Ohio Tech. The Warren County Career Center junior and Sugar Grove resident just finished the SkillsUSA state competition and will be moving on to the national event on June 19. SkillsUSA is an annual competition that brings together ...

Majority of WAHS renovation expected to be completed by next school year

The renovation of Warren Area High School is winding down. According to Warren County School District Director of Buildings and Grounds Services Dr. Norbert Kennerknecht, all of the major portions of the work should be completed by October. The building’s science wing is in use. The ...

Eisenhower Elementary claims top spot in recycling challenge

Eisenhower Elementary School won this year’s Trex Challenge. The challenge, held between “America Recycles Day,” which was November 15, 2016 and April 15, 2017, was an effort of all district schools to collect plastic film that might ordinarily be thrown away for recycling. Anything ...

Career Center junior Jill Dunning embraces being ‘non-traditional

“There are footprints on the moon, so the sky can’t be the limit,” said Jill Dunning. The Warren County Career Center junior said that’s been her motto since she started in the auto tech program last year. Dunning, who lives with mom and stepdad Kate and Matthew Hawkins in Warren, ...

School board hears ideas for gifted, AP and honors

The Warren County School District board has talked about making changes to both gifted education and its AP and honors courses. A $12,000 cut to the gifted support program is among the administration’s suggested first level cuts for the budget season. The changes to AP and honors courses ...

Meeting the boss

Immersion is often the best way to learn a new skill. That’s why Warren County Career Center students planned the inaugural Manufacturing Day. Marketing students at the WCCC got some hands-on experience with one of the major skills of their class — event planning — by putting together a ...

Local students square off in Envirothon competition

Surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest, Warren County students have plenty of opportunities to learn about and interact with nature. Envirothon is a nation-wide environmental educational competition. On Thursday, 32 teams of students from seven Warren County schools competed in the ...

Fifth-grade students get tour of Career Center

What are you going to do with your life? That’s the question that the Warren County School District and Hi Ed is asking students to start considering as early as fifth grade. And to get them thinking about it, Hi Ed coordinates tours of the Warren County Career Center for fifth grade ...

Labesky announces candidacy for School Board

Sheffield native Jeffrey Labesky has announced his candidacy as a Democrat for Region II School Board. Labesky, 53, is a 1982 graduated of Sheffield Area High School. In 1986, he graduated from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. In ...

Students learn about area’s natural resources via Woodmobile program

Warren County students live among a wealth of natural resources. “I think it’s really good for kids from this area to learn about these things,” said Jesse DeLoof, School-to-Work Coordinator, said. “It’s important to learn how to responsibly harvest oil, wood, animals. And it’s ...

Severe weather forces delayed dismissal for county schools

Severe weather in the county forced the Warren County School District to delay dismissal for the majority of its students on Monday afternoon. A severe thunderstorm moved through the area starting at approximately 3 p.m., which is dismissal time for the majority of students in the district. ...