(Athens) –The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio University will embark on a new avenue of education for its annual fellowship when it hosts its new class in April 2022.
The program, located within the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and Scripps College of Communication, will transition from teaching digital media skills to focusing on the reporting of the most pressing issues of our time.
Starting with the 2022 class, each year Kiplinger will welcome a distinct group of journalists from specialized fields of reporting as its fellows. Utilizing top trainers and experts in the field, it will prepare the journalists to more fully understand these topics to enhance their coverage. The first fellowship will focus on climate change. In coming years, the fellowship will address social justice, global pandemics, wealth inequities and poverty, human trafficking and opioid abuse.
“The refocus of Kiplinger’s training is our way of recognizing the reality that certain areas of coverage carry significant impact on human life, from the local level to important global relevance,” Kiplinger Executive Director Kevin Z. Smith said. “Many of these areas lack the requisite level of attention on a regular basis to create a fully informed public.”
For the last 12 years, Kiplinger focused its training on digital media skills, both in its fellowship and its workshops. Smith said because of the mounting loss of journalists, coupled with the national competition to train digitally, it didn’t make sense for Kiplinger to continue focusing on that area.
“Digital media skills are essential and are ever-changing, and we’ll continue those efforts in our workshops around the world, but it was time to rethink the fellowship into something that more competently addresses these areas of reporting that need attention,” he said.
Smith said he envisions 12 fellows to be selected each year with top journalists already covering that topic to serve as trainers.
“The goal is to have the leading journalists already covering climate change or social justice to come to campus to train fellows who need to ramp up their reporting skills so that we develop a broader spectrum of specialized reporting. Additionally, our plan is to invite a few leading experts in those fields to come to campus where they will share expertise,” Smith said. “Imagine having a leading climatologist on campus to share their knowledge.”
The Kiplinger Program was created in 1972 with generous donations from the Kiplinger family in memory of their publications’ founder and leader Willard M. Kiplinger, a 1912 journalism graduate of Ohio State University. Over the years Kiplinger has trained more than 1,000 mid-career professional journalists with its fellowship and its alumni are in the most prestigious media outlets in the world as winners of Pulitzers, Hearsts, Emmys, Scripps, Peabodys, Polks and Sigma Delta Chi awards.
The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism uses its yearly fellowship to explore the most pressing topics of the times. Focusing on paramount issues, the program explores global, national and local impacts and trains journalists to take on the challenges of improved reporting in these areas.
When you say the name Jerry Lucas, most Ohioans over age 30 know about his exploits of being one of the greatest basketball players in history. But, many people might not realize he has been working on a plan for almost a half-century that he believes will revolutionize the way children learn in school. A way that he says is easier and will help every child remember what they have been taught.
He says the place of greatest emphasis is needed. in grades K-6.
Lucas is one of a few people to ever win a state basketball championship, national collegiate. title, Olympic Gold Medal, and an NBA World Championship.
But he says more than half his life has been to look at ways we teach, they way children learn, and see if his program to help people remember what they learn, can be put into play in institutional learning.
Lucas talked about some of that plan to the Chillicothe Noon Rotary Club Luncheon on Monday, and says he has been meeting with teachers and education leaders about his plan. He said a “major announcement (about his plan) could be coming within the next few months.”
Watch Mike Smith’s interview with Jerry Lucas and this plan and where he currently calls home. (CLICK ARROW BELOW FOR THE INTERVIEW)
DIVISIONS 1 & 2 (First Team) Kaiya Elsea- Logan Elm/ Player of the Year/D-2 State All Star Match Morgan Blakeman- Circleville Johanna Crawford- Chillicothe/D-1 State All Star Match Kelli Stewart- Waverly Arowynn Savage- Logan Elm Ava Eldridge- Unioto
(Second Team) Faith Morrison- Miami Trace Gracie Dean- Hillsboro Laura Robinson- Miami Trace Morgan Daniels- Chillicothe Maleah Oney- Chillicothe McKaylee Webb- Fairfield Union Aaralyne Estep- Washington CH
(Honorable Mention) Carissa Wheeler- Unioto Iva Easter- McClain Gabby McConnell- Circleville Hallie Oyer- Waverly Carly King- Logan Elm Cara Cooper- Circleville Ava Little- Waverly Evelyn Vanzant- McClain Andrew Vitatoe- Chillicothe “Coach of the Year”
DIVISION 3 (First Team) Marissa Mullins- Westfall/Player of the Year/State All Star Match Lexi Scott- Zane Trace/ Player of the Year Megan Steel- Huntington Jenna Martin- Adena Ryleigh Meeker- Wheelersburg Allison Basye- Huntington
(Third Team) Sierra Kendall- North Adams McKenna Walker- Wheelersburg Camryn Carroll- Adena Ava Jenkins- Northwest Madison Perry- Portsmouth Gracey McCullough- Zane Trace
(Honorable Mention) Makaela Lovely- Adena Keetyn Hupp- North Adams Maelynn Howell- Portsmouth West Faith Miller- Leesburg Fairfield Emma Sayre- Portsmouth West Hailey Young- Westfall Harmony Henneberger- Huntington Maddie Taylor- West Union Laura Smith- Adena “Coach of the Year”
DIVISION 4 (First Team) Faith Maloney- South Webster/Player of the Year/State All Star Annie Detwiller- Portsmouth Notre Dame Olivia Smith- Paint Valley Bri Claxon- South Webster Gracie Claxon- South Webster Averi McFadden- Paint Valley
(Second Team) Kenzi Ferneau- Western Kenzie Whitley- New Boston Summer Bird- Peebles Addison Cochenour- Eastern Pike Bella Claxon- South Webster Hannah Hobbs- Manchester
(Honorable Mention) Dylan O’Rourke- New Boston Jadelyn Lawson- New Boston Gwen Sparks- Portsmouth Notre Dame Kyleigh Oliver- Portsmouth Clay Lydia Carr- Whiteoak Mallory Boland- Portsmouth Notre Dame Abbi Stanforth- Paint Valley Darby Mills- Peebles Lori Brown- Green Darcee Claxon- South Webster “Coach of the Year”
Veterans, active duty members, and their families are being offered a host of offers for freebies and discounts as we approach Veterans Day.
In Lancaster, Ohio- A free tour of the Sherman House Museum and Georgian Museum in Lancaster.
The free tours of the Sherman House Museum will be conducted on November 11th, with tours at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Free tours at the Georgian Museum that day are at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
For more information and reservations, veterans can call (740) 654-9923.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is also getting in on the act with discounts offered to military veterans.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in cooperation with U.S. Hotels, will offer U.S. military, both active duty and veterans, a 30% discount off one camping, getaway rental, state-operated cabin, or resort lodge stay during the month of November.
“It is an honor to support the men and women who are and have proudly served our country,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “This is a great way for these heroes to make amazing memories with their families and friends at our state parks.”
To check availability or to make a reservation for state-operated camping, cabins, and other facilities, visit reserveohio.com. Use the promo code “VETERAN21” to receive the 30% discount. This offer is subject to availability and applies to new reservations at open campgrounds, as well as new cabin reservations at Buck Creek, Cowan Lake, Dillon, Lake Hope, Hocking Hills, Malabar Farm, Mohican, Pike Lake, and Pymatuning state parks.
Great Ohio Lodges, a division of U.S. Hotels, will also offer a 30% discount to all veterans and active duty military personnel throughout November on lodge rooms and select cabins at their eight properties (Burr Oak Lodge, Deer Creek Lodge, Hueston Woods Lodge, Maumee Bay Lodge, Mohican Lodge, Punderson Manor Lodge, Salt Fork Lodge, and Shawnee Lodge). To check availability or make a reservation, visit www.greatohiolodges.com, select the park you are interested in, and use promo code “VETERAN21” when making a reservation online or call the Great Ohio Lodges reservation line at 1-800-ATAPARK (282-7275).
Chillicothe native and long-time Fairfield County resident Anne Cyphert has been named to the Lancaster Festival Board of Directors.
Anne has been a volunteer with the Lancaster Festival since 1989.
A social media post from the Lancaster Festival Board of Directors state she was tabbed to the position due to her; “loyalty to bringing art and music to our community and welcome to the Lancaster Festival Board.”
Anne Cyphert, known as Anne Darling for many years in regional radio and television news, got her start in broadcasting on WBEX Radio in Chillicothe in the early 1980’s.
2nd Team: Aiden Fischer, Chillicothe Edward Kehl, Warren Ethan Rasp, Jackson Milan Hall, Athens Aidan Herb, Marietta Logan Offenberger, Marietta
Honorable Mention: Will Schultz- Logan, Jay Choi- Athens, Cole Hungate- Warren, Luke Baumgard- Marietta, Ethan Rice- Jackson
Coach of the Year- Bryan Whittekind, Marietta
Division II Boys-1st Team: Kameron Maple, Oak Hill Landon Roberts, Fairland Laith Harnid, Gallia Academy Owen Mault, Wheelersburg Jack Holcomb, Circleville Wesley Potts, McClain
2nd Team: Charlie Lewis, Unioto Logan Cummins, Piketon Jace Tucker, Unioto Garrett Wahl, Washington Beau Johnson, Gallia Academy Ethan Stephenson, Fairfield Union
Honorable Mention: Jackson McCommas, Chesapeake Matt Sheridan, Ironton Orville Tackett, Northwest Ben Nichols, Waverly Alex Cassidy, Portsmouth West Dylan Collins, Oak Hill Brady Gill, Wheelersburg Will Briggs, Wellston Dilon Riffle, Logan Elm Eli Radabugh, Vinton County Jacob Hicks, Westfall Landon McGee, Meigs Stanley Viny, Alexander Brayden Sexton, South Point Jeremiah Fizer, Fairland John Wall, Washington Jon Grondolsky Jr. , Zane Trace Hunter Cook, Gallia Academy Brody Morgan, Fairfield Union Braxton Platt, Unioto Garrett Brooks, Circleville
Owen Armstrong, Piketon
Coach of the Year– Mark Allen, Gallia Academy
Division III Boys-1st Team: Cameron Phillips, Valley Daulton McDonald, Manchester Jacob Smeeks, Belpre Carson Chaney, North Adams T.J. Holt, North Adams Derrick Pell, West Union
2nd Team: Mason Jackson, Federal Hocking Jacob Campbell, North Adams Gavin Baker, South Webster Brady Lung, North Adams Eli Ford, Ironton St. Joe Luke Hayslip, Manchester
Honorable Mention: Brenton Ewry, Paint Valley Davis Kerns, Adena Austin Blumfield, Valley Bradyen Popp, Southeastern Jonathan McDowell, West Union Bo White, Crooksville Ethan Taylor, North Adams Dyland Thomas, Huntington Cayden Haislop, Beaver Eastern Logan Bell, Manchester Tanner Lisle, Southern Kasey Savoy, Eastern Reedsville Zack North, Trimble Carson Moore, Belpre Gavin Brooker, Waterford Cam Carpenter, South Webster
Honorable Mention: Lorena Kennedy, Meigs High School Mary Lackey, Ironton Eliza Wilson, Fairfield Korynne Blanton, West Union Ryane Bond, Waverly Lacey Bevins, Beaver Eastern Leah Ryan, Waterford Hallie Shea, Wellston Lexi Deaver, Portsmouth West Leah Abbott, Valley Natalie Shope, Zane Trace Grace Moore, Northwest Izzy Seeley, Circleville Jaya Booth, Vinton County Alexis Belville, Alexander Ava Messer, South Webster Maggie Armstrong, Piketon Addy Burke, Gallia Academy Kileigh Mitchell, Manchester Kendahl Pollack, Huntington Emily Cook, Westfall Emma Winland, Paint Valley Olivia Howard, Unioto Lydia Phipps, Peebles Sydney Belviue, Fairfield Union Morgan Warner, Sheridan
(Washington CH) — Fayette County Public Health will offer all three COVID-19 vaccines at a “BOOster” pop-up drive-through event on Tuesday, October 26 at the Fayette County Airport.
This offering is only for individuals who have already completed their primary vaccination series. First and second doses of COVID vaccine and flu shots will not be available on Tuesday but will be offered at another drive thru clinic later in the week.
FCPH staff has added this clinic to the calendar to meet the anticipated demand for booster doses.
An additional dose of Pfizer/Comirnaty for individuals meeting eligibility requirements was previously authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC authorized Moderna and Johnson and Johnson boosters for eligible individuals on Thursday of this week.
The clinic will take place from 9 AM to 3 PM. No appointment is necessary. Please bring your original COVID Vaccination Record so that it may be updated.
Fayette County Public Health will have additional information including eligibility and mix-and-matching vaccinations on the website (faycohd.org) sometime this weekend, or you may call 740-335-5910 on Monday for details.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released the bracket pairings for their football playoffs, which open with Divisions 1-4 playing on Friday and Divisions 5-7 on Saturday nights.
Here are the regional pairings impacting our area teams:
OHSAA Football Playoffs – First Round Pairings Division I, II, III and IV games are Friday, Oct. 29. Division V, VI and VII games are Saturday, Oct. 30. All games kick off at 7 p.m. Games listed with regional seed and overall record
Division 1, Region 3 16 Thomas Worthington (2-7) at 1 Upper Arlington (10-0) 15 Grove City (2-7) at 2 Pickerington Central (9-1) 14 Westerville Central (2-7) at 3 Gahanna Lincoln (6-2) 13 Westerville North (3-7) at 4 New Albany (10-0) 12 Grove City Central Crossing (4-6) at 5 Hilliard Darby (7-3) 11 Groveport Madison (4-6) at 6 Pickerington North (7-3) 10 Lancaster (4-6) at 7 Hilliard Bradley (5-5) 9 Reynoldsburg (4-5) at 8 Hilliard Davidson (7-3)
Division 2, Region 8 16 Morrow Little Miami (4-6) at 1 Piqua (9-0) 15 Lima Senior (3-6) at 2 Kings Mills Kings (10-0) 14 Xenia (5-4) at 3 Cincinnati Anderson (8-2) 13 Riverside Stebbins (5-4) at 4 Teays Valley (9-1) 12 Sidney (5-5) at 5 Trenton Edgewood (7-2) 11 Harrison (4-5) at 6 Cincinnati La Salle (5-4) 10 Cincinnati Turpin (6-4) at 7 Cincinnati Winton Woods (7-3) 9 Troy (6-3) at 8 Cincinnati Withrow (8-1)
Division III, Region 11 16 Columbus Bishop Watterson (5-5) at 1 Granville (9-0) 15 Columbus South (7-3) at 2 Jackson (8-2) 14 Bellefontaine (6-4) at 3 Dresden Tri-Valley (8-1) 13 Zanesville (6-3) at 4 London (8-2) 12 Miami Trace (7-3) at 5 Columbus Bishop Hartley (8-2) 11 Columbus Beechcroft (7-3) at 6 Western Brown (8-2) 10 Jonathan Alder (6-4) at 7 Eastmoor Academy (6-3) 9 Thornville Sheridan (8-2) at 8 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (6-4)
Division IV, Region 15 16 Vincent Warren (3-7) at 1 Bloom-Carroll (10-0) 15 Newark Licking Valley (2-7) at 2 St. Clairsville (9-1) 14 Belmont Union Local (5-4) at 3 New Concord John Glenn (6-3) 13 Gallia Academy (4-3) at 4 Heath (8-2) 12 Duncan Falls Philo (6-4) at 5 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (6-2) 11 Vinton County (6-3) at 6 Byesville Meadowbrook (8-2) 10 Cambridge (6-4) at 7 Carrollton (7-3) 9 Columbus Linden McKinley (8-2) at 8 Marengo Highland (7-3)
Division IV, Region 16 16 Waynesville (5-5) at 1 Cincinnati Wyoming (10-0) 15 Dayton Oakwood (4-6) at 2 Eaton (9-1) 14 Washington CH (4-5) at 3 Cincinnati McNicholas (8-1) 13 Dayton Northridge (7-3) at 4 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (8-1) 12 Germantown Valley View (5-5) at 5 Waverly (8-1) 11 Cincinnati Shroder (4-2) at 6 Bethel-Tate (8-1) 10 Cincinnati Indian Hill (5-5) at 7 West Milton Milton-Union (9-1) 9 Cleves Taylor (5-5) at 8 St. Paris Graham Local (6-3)
Division V, Region 19 16 Wellston (5-5) at 1 Ironton (9-1) 15 McDermott Northwest (5-5) at 2 Harvest Prep (6-2) 14 Coshocton (5-4) at 3 Piketon (9-0) 13 Bishop Ready (5-5) at 4 West Lafayette Ridgewood (9-1) 12 Portsmouth West (5-5) at 5 Wheelersburg (7-3) 11 Liberty Union (6-4) at 6 Columbus Academy (6-4) 10 Minford (6-3) at 7 Amanda-Clearcreek (6-4) 9 Portsmouth (7-3) at 8 Zane Trace (8-2)
Division VI, Region 23 16 Johnston Northridge (5-5) at 1 Beverly Fort Frye (7-1) 15 Lore City Buckeye Trail (4-5) at 2 Proctorville Fairland (8-1) 14 Lucasville Valley (4-6) at 3 West Jefferson (9-1) 13 Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (5-4) at 4 Barnesville (7-1) 12 Columbus KIPP (6-4) at 5 Symmes Valley (9-0) 11 Fredericktown (5-5) at 6 Galion Northmor (8-2) 10 Worthington Christian (7-2) at 7 Africentric (6-3) 9 Centerburg (6-3) at 8 Nelsonville-York (7-3)
Division VI, Region 24 16 St. Bernard-Elmwood Place (3-5) at 1 Mechanicsburg (10-0) 15 New Paris National Trail (4-6) at 2 Harrod Allen East (7-3) 14 Fort Recovery (3-7) at 3 Arcanum (8-2) 13 Delphos Jefferson (3-7) at 4 Coldwater (8-2) 12 Cincinnati Deer Park (3-7) at 5 Cincinnati Country Day (7-2) 11 Anna (4-6) at 6 Springfield Northeastern (7-3) 10 Milford Center Fairbanks (5-5) at 7 Paint Valley (5-4) 9 Cincinnati Gamble Montessori (6-2) at 8 Jamestown Greeneview (6-4)
Division VII, Region 27 16 Danville (4-6) at 1 Newark Catholic (9-1) 15 Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (4-6) at 2 Berne Union (9-0) 14 Lancaster Fairfield Christian (4-6) at 3 Shadyside (8-1) 13 Reedsville Eastern (4-4) at 4 Howard East Knox (8-2) 12 Lancaster Fisher Catholic (5-5) at 5 Glouster Trimble (7-2) 11 Bowerston Conotton Valley (5-4) at 6 Waterford (7-2) 10 Woodsfield Monroe Central (4-5) at 7 Hannibal River (6-4) 9 New Matamoras Frontier (5-3) at 8 Caldwell (5-4)
Division VII, Region 28 16 Twin Valley South (4-6) at 1 Maria Stein Marion Local (10-0) 15 Miami Valley Christian Academy (3-7) at 2 Tri-Village (9-1) 14 Troy Christian (6-4) at 3 Portsmouth Notre Dame (7-2) 13 Sciotoville East (5-3) at 4 De Graff Riverside (7-3) 12 Fayetteville-Perry (5-5) at 5 Cincinnati College Prep (7-2) 11 Ansonia (6-4) at 6 St. Henry (7-3) 10 Lockland (4-4) at 7 New Bremen (7-3) 9 Springfield Catholic Central (7-3) at 8 Fort Loramie (4-6)