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Board of elections makes move to cover shortfall

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XENIA — Greene County Board of Elections board members made a move to cover the board’s anticipated budget shortfall Wednesday morning. According to Director Llyn McCoy, that shortfall was about $4,300.To cover the deficit, the board voted to offer former director and current employee Nancy Johannes a change in her retirement plan. The board offered Johannes an early retirement date, and she accepted, Board Chairman Brian Lampton said Wednesday afternoon. Before Wednesday, Johannes’ estimated retirement date was Dec. 31, 2014.According to Lampton, this move will cover the entire shortfall.


Xenia holding report card fair

XENIA — Xenia High School will hold a report card fair 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.Parents/guardians will have an opportunity to meet the administrators, the counselors, and the teachers and will also have time for a short discussion or to schedule a conference at a later date with the teacher. If parents/guardians have not already gained access, they will be able to receive their student’s progress book codes in the main office.The fair will be held in the...

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Suicide prevention event scheduled

MIAMISBURG — Lifepoint Community Church in Miamisburg is hosting a memorial benefit for the Xenia girl who committed suicide, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday Oct. 25 at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg.It will be a day dedicated to the memory of those lost too soon, according to information provided by the church. The event will feature live bands and guest speakers including Pastor Brad Herbst of Lifepoint Community Church. There will be opportunities to learn more about youth suic...

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Schul’s gold medal remembered 50 years later

WEST MILTON — The metal signs that once marked a great time in Bob Schul’s life – and proclaimed the small rural town of West Milton as home of the Gold Medal winner in the 5,000-meter run in the 1964 Olympics – now are gone from the borders of the village limits, but the accomplishment they once touted is being remembered a half century later.

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Street pole banners available

XENIA — The City of Xenia has started phase VI of the Street Pole Banner Sponsorship Program.Originated with council approval in 2009, the Board for Recreation, Arts and Cultural Activities program has been a huge according to officials.Banners from the first five phases are on display on the downtown street poles. BRACA has received a lot of positive feedback from the community since the banners from the previous phases were installed and with the addition of appr...

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Xenia Police Reports

Sept. 911:43 a.m. — Fraud/Forgery 70 block of East Market Street.12:24 p.m. — Harassment 800 block of Chestnut Street.12:55 p.m. — Follow Up 1500 block of North Texas Court.12:58 p.m. — Follow Up 600 block of North Detroit Street.1:20 p.m. — Escort 200 block of East Church Street.1:37 p.m. — Follow Up 500 block of Cincinnati Avenue.2:03 p.m. — Found Property ...

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Dead rise up for good cause

YELLOW SPRINGS — The living dead staggered and lurched through the streets Saturday in support of two local causes during the Sixth Annual Yellow Springs Zombie Walk. The grassroots, all-volunteer led event benefits local and area food pantries, as well as Yellow Springs Home, Inc.According to organizer Tobi Dawson, the event has raised thousands of dollars for affordable housing and has provided thousands of food items to local villagers since its founding.Zombie ...

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Greeneview students of the month

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview Middle School has announced its October students of the month.They are: Bryce Seigfried, eighth grade; Colby Slate, seventh grade; Isaiah Marvin, sixth grade and Kelsey Marsden, fifth grade.Seigfried, nominated by Assistant Principal Todd Nolen and Athletic Equipment Coordinator Denny Lowestetter, “always has a great attitude. He jumps in and volunteers any chance he gets. He has volunteered to help with stadium set up and clean up at a...

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Autumn leaves are changing color and there always seem to be changes and activities taking place at the Spring Valley Senior Center.I would like to report that our first baked pork chop lunch went well, with 44 meals served, and some good comments so it will likely be repeated. We had planned on having a chicken noodle dinner on a weekend in November but found there were conflicts with other dinners so we’ve postponed and decided to make it a weekday lunch like the pork chops...

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Walk softly and carry a big beer

Don’t just sit on your duffs doing 12-ounce elbow bends — the Russians are buying out Pabst Blue Ribbon.OK, that’s it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. The avarice of corporate power is getting personal.I’m talking about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society. Since my teen years, I’ve done extensive consumer research on the brewer’s art, from the full array of ales to the most substantial of stouts.

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Enforcing trade laws to support Ohio businesses

When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than one quarter of our state’s manufacturing jobs rely on exports.Last week, I joined United States Trade Representative Michael Froman in a visit to Jet,...

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We’re all in this together

Labor organizers are increasingly enlisting consumers in campaigns to improve conditions for low-wage workers.Lolita Lledo spends all day talking on her cell phone, texting, and checking her Facebook page, though not for the reasons you might think.As the associate director of the Pilipino Workers Center in Los Angeles, she relies on social networking to keep in touch with home care workers.These caregivers help seniors and people with disabilities to bathe, d...

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Blood drive set for Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Shawnee Hills Baptist Church in Jamestown will partner with Community Blood Center (CBC) by hosting a community blood drive 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the church foyer, 3490 Jasper Road.The blood drive comes during the final week of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month and everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “Unite to Fight Cancer” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com.

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City gives final approval for CEMEX annexation

FAIRBORN — The City of Fairborn will annex roughly 300 acres from Bath Township for CEMEX.Council members voted unanimously Monday to pass a resolution authorizing final approval of the annexation of two parcels of land, a total of 307.046 acres, between Fairborn and Xenia Township. As part of the annexation agreement, CEMEX will obtain services from the city and pay taxes to Fairborn.The terms of the agreement were authorized by Fairborn in May, followed by prelim...

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Massage location opens in Beavercreek

BEAVERCREEK — A local small business owner has opened his third massage spa in the Dayton area, and his second in Beavercreek. Matt Roberts is a Massage Envy franchisee, and his locations are in Miamisburg, at The Greene in Beavercreek, and now in the Rex Center just off North Fairfield Road in Beavercreek.The vision for having multiple clinics in the Dayton area first began back when Roberts opened his first location at The Greene in 2010. Now with a burgeoning customer base...

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Attorney general visits Cedarville

CEDARVILLE — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine walked into Bill Harris’ AP government and asked which students wanted to run for office.Only junior Ian Waltz raised his hand, and despite the eye-opening information he received during a light-hearted exchange with Ohio’s top lawyer about running a campaign, the Cedarville High School junior didn’t run and hide.“I think it would be a very, very cool experience,” Waltz said after DeWine f...

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A government of laws, not of men

It seems to me that some news stories have lives of their own in today’s society. Somehow they not only stay “alive” but grow in intensity and become more widespread.One such story centers about law enforcement officers being involved with shootings with the primary local example being that of the shooting death of a young black man at Wal-Mart. The details of this episode have largely been publicly released so there is no reason to review them here, but there is ...

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Letters to the editor

Say yes to the librariesEditor:Greene County Libraries are some of the best in the nation, winning prize after prize. This has occurred despite a loss of state funding of more than $6 million since 2008. Over 62 percent of all Greene County residents have a library card and users borrow over 3 million items a year.The library has kept up with the times by not only providing standard print books, but audio and electronic books....

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