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Vol. 23, No. 37 September 17, 2014 www.oakwoodregister.com WITH $100 PURCHASE OF PANDORA JEWELRY.* September 18-23 (Closed Sunday & Monday) F R E E P A N D O R A B R A C E L E T Ex rience : &AR(ILLS!VEp$AYTON/( p7EBER*EWELERSCOM &ACEBOOKCOM7EBER*EWELERS 4UESq&RIAMqPMp3ATAMqPM 2ECEIVEAFREESTERLINGSILVER0!.$/2!#LASP"ANGLEOR%SSENCE BRACELET53RETAILVALUEUPTO 7HILESUPPLIESLASTLIMITONEPER CUSTOMER#HARMSSOLDSEPARATELY3EESTOREFORDETAILS Over the Edge Oakwood's Tom 'TR' Routsong goes 'over the edge' of the 27-story, 347-foot tall KeyBank Tower on Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton on Friday as part of a fundraising effort for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley. Now in its fourth year, some 90 donors rappelled down the office building during the not-for-faint-of-heart fundraiser. Uphoff sentenced to 15 months in federal prison On Wednesday, Sept. 10, for- mer Oakwood school board presi- dent James K. Uphoff, 77, was sen- tenced to 15 months in federal prison on one count of possession of child pornography. The sentence comes nearly a year after Uphoff entered into an October 2013 plea deal with federal prosecutors; Uphoff faced a federal prison term of between six months and two years under the terms of the sentencing agreement. Appearing before Judge Walter Rice in U.S. District Court in Dayton last week, Rice called the retired Wright State professor an "intelli- gent," "educated man" who showed "a lack of judgment." Reminding the judge that Uphoff had violated court-imposed pre-sen- tencing supervision, and noting that Uphoff had viewed child pornogra- phy over a period of years, Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Muncy asked Rice to impose an 18-month sen- tence, but called the judge's deci- sion "an appropriate sentence" in the case. Uphoff, who has been under home confinement in Oakwood awaiting sentencing, will receive credit for seven days already served. He also is subject to a $5,100 fine, will be supervised for 10 years after parole, and must registered as a sex offender. Uphoff's attorney, John Rion, said he was "very pleased" with the sentence. "There is something to salvage in this gentleman," Rion told the court. Uphoff is seeking to serve his term at Federal Correctional Institution Butner, an all-male, low-security federal prison in Butner, N.C., near his son's home. The Miami Valley Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory recovered more than 550 images and several video files depicting child pornography, mostly of young boys, from computers seized from Uphoff's Spirea Drive home, as well as a computer used by Uphoff while employed at Wright State. Court records indicate that while serving a search warrant on his Spirea Drive home, authorities also recovered hun- dreds of printouts depicting images of naked teenage boys and young adults in bondage or pornographic poses. The images and videos recov- ered from Uphoff's computers were submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Child Victim Identification Program database. Uphoff is required to surrender to U.S. Marshals within 30 days of sentencing to begin serving his prison term. Uphoff is former education col- umnist for The Oakwood Register. Oakwood earns top marks on state's school report card Oakwood schools garnered top grades among public school districts in the state, earning an 'A' rating in the Ohio Department of Education's statewide report card released last week. Each of the district's schools — Harman Elementary, Smith Elementary, Oakwood Junior and Senior High schools, with the exception of Lange, which was not rated —earned an A rating for both achievement and indicators met under the state Department of Education's Ohio School Report Card. Oakwood was the top performing public school system in the Miami Valley, and ranked among the top in the state. Each fall, Ohio issues report cards that measure the academic progress of the state's public school districts. Using the same traditional A-F letter grades seen on most stu- dent report cards, Ohio's school report cards detail how well schools and districts are performing in such areas as Achievement, measuring how well students scored on annual achievement tests; Progress, how much growth students have made during the school year; Graduation Rates for both four- and five-year students; Gap Closing, comparing performance of students with vari- ous incomes, races, ethnicities or disabilities to identify any achieve- ment gaps that exist between demographic groups; K-3 Literacy, relating to the state's third grade reading guarantee; and Prepared for Success, reporting on how well school districts are preparing stu- dents for college or a career. "We're very proud of the efforts of our students and staff," said See School on page 3 u

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