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History of the Dille Mansion presented

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BELLBROOK — Anyone that travels through the intersection of Wilmington Pike and Feedwire Road sees the impact of the Dille House long gone.The once lush, shady corner that embraced the Dille Mansion now consists of acres of dirt mounds with the future of retail stores and parking lots.Even though a piece of history was torn down during the excavation of the property, a time capsule was found behind the cornerstone that was given to Carole Dille. With the family’s permission, the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Historical Society will open the capsule during their next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 at the Bellbrook Presbyterian Church on Franklin St.


A question for the readers

I have a question for you Senior Moments readers.Why, whenever our telephone rings, do we answer with the word “Hello?”I mean I think it is rather weird.I looked up the word “hello” in my dog-eared American Heritage Dictionary the other day and this is what I found: “Used the greet someone, attract attention or express surprise.”OK, that’s fine with me.But what I wonder is how did we adopt that wo...

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Buccaneers celebrating 115th season

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comXENIA — The 2014 high school football season takes on a bit of historical significance for the Xenia High School Buccaneers, and coach Bob DeLong and his staff hope to make it a fun one.This season marks the 115th season for Buccaneers football. The team has already held a workout session with the U.S. Marines, and a game against two-time defending state Division I champion Cincinnati Moeller is on the schedule. ...

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Child advocacy program receives national certification

XENIA — A Greene County Juvenile Court volunteering program recently was recently awarded a certification by a national association. The Greene County CASA (court appointed special advocate) program was certified by the National CASA Association, which shows that the local program is in compliance with its standards for quality child advocacy.The local program relies almost entirely on volunteers and exists to give the court system more information in child abuse and neglect ...

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Skyhawks explode for first win

FAIRBORN — Assistant coach Scott Kurtz can say he has more coaching victories this season than Fairborn boys soccer head coach Greg Dierker. For now.Kurtz filled in for Dierker, who was out of town, as the Skyhawks head coach, and Fairborn won its first game of the season, 7-0 over Greenville, Thursday night at Fairborn High.“Today they played well,” Kurtz said. “We passed the ball around, got a few quick goals, and that enabled us to get some of ...

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Gordon gone for the season

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril.The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. A repeat drug offender, Gordon had appealed the penalty, hoping it would be reduced so he could play this season.The NFL, though, came down h...

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Local Sports Briefs

BOYS H.S. GOLFXenia 160, Bellbrook 168: The Buccaneers edged out the Golden Eagles, Wednesday at the WGC Golf Course thanks in part to a career best from Xenia sophomore Evan Adkins. Adkins shot a season and career low of 33 on the front nine. He birdied the first and ninth holes in his round. Xenia’s other top finishers include Austin Graham (41), Trevor Adkins (43), Alex Bolka (43), Noah Pickering (44) and Austin Newell (45).Bell...

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College Football Playoff era begins

A new era in college football is here.After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff.It’s new, it’s exciting and, as was the case with the old system, will probably cause plenty of complaining since only four teams get a chance to play for the title.It all starts with a handful of games this week before the full rollout on Saturday.To get yo...

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Hamilton, Reds swipe 6 bases, steal win from Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds came up with a game plan to steal a game from Jake Arrieta, and they ran with it.Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday.Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier each stole twice, and Kristopher Negron added one more. The last time the Reds stole at least six was 2006 against Washington.The Reds had six steals in the first four innings, using six hits and four walk...

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Learning to throw the online pass

As another exciting season of high school football begins tonight for the Greene County area, new challenges loom ahead not only for the student-athletes underneath the helmets and shoulder pads. They loom for us, too.In an effort to provide more immediate online coverage, while doing a balancing act with our press schedule, our Greene County coverage of high school football will be challenged with an earlier press deadline than we’ve faced in the past.

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Demonstrators want feds on Wal-Mart case

DAYTON (WDTN) — About 25 demonstrators put their opinions about the Beavercreek Wal-Mart shooting on display at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Dayton Wednesday.The group gathered to deliver a letter to federal authorities asking for the Department of Justice to take over the investigation.In the letter addressed to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, they wrote:

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Husted announces statewide absentee mailing

COLUMBUS — As part of an ongoing mission to ensure it is both easy to vote and hard to cheat in Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that absentee ballot applications for November’s General Election will be mailed later this month to Ohio voters and start arriving in mailboxes around Labor Day.By simply completing the required information and returning the application to their county board of elections, voters can have their ballots mailed to them, giving...

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Ohio education policy experts provide testimony supporting Common Core

COLUMBUS — Two highly respected education policy experts testified in the Ohio House of Representatives Aug. 20 on the importance of maintaining the Common Core State Standards.Paolo DeMaria and Susan Bodary of Education First spoke before the House Rules and Reference Committee, which is hearing testimony on House Bill 597, legislation that would eliminate the Common Core standards. Education First is a firm specializing in education policy development and strategic implemen...

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IRS repeats warning about phone scams

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams.

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Xenia Police Reports

Aug. 712:51 a.m. — Theft 1000 block of Parnell Drive.1:58 a.m. — Suspicious Vehicle 2600 block of Tennessee Drive.2:10 a.m. — Sex Offense 500 block of Newport Road.4:07 a.m. — Disabled Vehicle North Detroit Street and Paceline Court.4:26 a.m. — Welfare Check 500 block of South Monroe Street.4:42 a.m. — Assist 500 block of Newport Road.10:02 a.m. — Peace Offic...

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Through the eyes of God …

A young friend of our son’s came to see us one afternoon, shortly before she left for college. We visited for a time, and I walked her to her car when she left.As we stood at the curb talking together, I noticed a young man approaching us from the corner. I noticed also that he was very busy noticing Meg, who is a strikingly beautiful young woman.This young man was undeniably insolent in his regard, and I was pretty certain that Meg had seen his approach. I studied...

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In the beginning

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” (John 1:1)In reading a Chronological Bible we find most beginning with this verse from John’s Gospel. “In the beginning…” We have heard this before. The first book of the Bible, Genesis, begins with “In the beginning…”

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will host the service “Foundations: What are the roots of our UU Fellowship?” 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. As the old calypso song goes, “a house built on a weak foundation … will not stand oh, no.” Or, if you’d rather, from Matthew 7:26, “Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.”Bu...

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