Donald Darby, retiring superintendent of Princeton City School District, is one of eight finalists for the superintendent's job with the Springfield City School District.
The finalists will be interviewed by the Springfield school board Monday and Tuesday. The board hopes to hire a new superintendent by July 15. There were 29 applicants to replace Superintendent Scott Spears, who retires July 31. Darby finishes a 35-year career with Princeton on the same day. Springfield, which is in academic emergency on the state's Local Report Card, has an enrollment of 9,100 students. Princeton, with about 6,000 students, is in "continuous improvement."
Mammography van receives $100,000
A breast cancer walk-a-thon in Chicago has provided $100,000 to support testing provided by a local mammography van. The gift was the second to be received by Jewish Hospital's mobile mammography service from the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, held this year in Chicago. In 2003, an Avon walk in Cincinnati raised $450,000 to help purchase a new van for the Jewish Hospital program, which was launched in 1987. This year's gift provides funds to help needy people get tests from the van.
Former editor to be speaker
Jim Clingman, former editor of the Cincinnati Herald and founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the guest speaker for the first session of A Small Group's Civic Engagement Series, 4:30-7:30 p.m. June 28 at the New Thought Unity Center, 1401 E. McMillan, Walnut Hills. The volunteer group is working to increase the quality of civic engagement in Cincinnati. The other two sessions are 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and Oct. 25. Reservations must be made by June 18. Information: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joann Jones, (513) 520-2407.
Work crews will move the canopy from the northbound section of the Interstate 471 bridge to the southbound structure beginning at 11 p.m. tonight. Roadblocks in each direction will occur as the canopy is moved.
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