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Janie Ross

Janie Ross, Adviser

I've been advising The Flyer newsmagazine since 1999, and journalism is in my blood. It was my major at Indiana University, along with a 2nd major of political science/criminal justice. I began my newspaper career in 1979 at The Springfield Daily News in Missouri, where I worked on the hard news side (fires, murders, politics, etc.) and worked my way up to City Editor. I also met my husband Kevin at the paper, and we married in the fall of 1982. We moved to Ohio in 1984 and both took jobs at the Dayton Daily News; Kevin stayed in news and I moved to features (entertainment, food, lifestyle, etc.). After that, I worked for the City of Kettering in a media-related area for about five years before deciding to turn to teaching.

I had no idea I would end up in the world of journalism again after earning my teaching credentials, but Fairmont High School needed someone to teach Journalism, The Flyer and the yearbook classes, so it seemed to be my destiny! (I've since given up the yearbook class and teach other English classes now, too.)

I live in Washington Township with Kevin and my grandson Calvin, a junior at (gasp!) Centerville High School. The other men in my life are my rotten cat Zeke and Calvin's equally rotten cat Hobbes. I enjoy reading and hanging out with family and friends. In the summer of 2013, Kevin and I bought and renovated a used Class A motorhome, and we're checking out that lifestyle to see if we might like to travel the country for a year or two when I eventually retire.

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