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New report cards show link between poverty, student performance

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COLUMBUS — Analysis of the Ohio School Report Cards released Friday shows poverty continues to be a driving factor in student performance at school districts across the state.The analysis was conducted by Howard B. Fleeter, a consultant with the Education Tax Policy Institute (ETPI), on behalf of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA), Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) and Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA).The findings show that scores on state standardized tests vary at school districts based on the percentage of economically disadvantaged students enrolled. The analysis looked at the latest Performance Index scores, which measure student performance in a school district on state standardized tests.

 

I-675 ramp closures scheduled

GREENE COUNTY — As part of a two-year project to resurface 5.5 miles of Interstate 675 in Greene County, the ramp from Dayton-Yellow Springs Road to northbound I-675 will close at 9 p.m. on the following dates:Thursday, Sept. 18, and Monday Sept. 22 through Thursday, Sept. 24, with the ramps reopening to traffic by 6 a.m. the following day. Traffic will be detoured to southbound I-675 to North Fairfield Road to northbound I-675.

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Bride, groom take plunge twice

XENIA — Cody and Kristen Morgan made quite the entrance into their wedding reception on Saturday.After taking the proverbial matrimonial plunge, the couple took a plunge of a different kind — from an airplane. They said their “I dos,” boarded a plan and parachuted from upwards of 10,000 feet to greet their guests.Cody Morgan, who lives on Bickett Road near Skydive Greene County, has always wanted to parachute. When planning their big day, the coup...

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USAF Marathon is a family affair for the Minnicks

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Nine members from the Minnick family will be running in this year’s 18th Annual USAF Marathon race. The family consists of five men and four women with an average age of 27.5 years old.Daniel Minnick, who is one of the oldest family members registered for the race, is considered the ring leader for this family affair.“One uncle, two spouses and the rest are brothers and sisters, will be in the race,” said Minnick....

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Hitching a ride to the Fairborn Fly Zone

By Amanda Croweacrowe@civitasmedia.comFAIRBORN — Those Air Force Marathon spectators who want to cheer on their loved ones in the race can hitch a ride to the Fairborn Fly Zone from the starting line and back to the finish line.The Fly Zone committee, in partnership with the Fairborn City Schools, is offering shuttle services for spectators Saturday morning. According to Fly Zone chairperson Linda Riffle, many people will drop runners of at the starting ...

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Rams focused on winning ways

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comThe excitement and intensity can be felt throughout the Jamestown community, but Greeneview coach Neal Kasner is trying to remain focused on improving his Rams football team.Make that Kasner’s undefeated Rams football team.“From our football situation, we’re just focusing on getting better every day,” Kasner said on Wednesday. “All that other stuff, about being undefeat...

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Students learn about Xenia history

By Nathan Pillingnpilling@civitasmedia.comXENIA — The Greene County Historical Society is making sure that local students know their Xenia history. On Wednesday third-grade students from Xenia’s McKinley and Shawnee Elementary Schools visited Xenia Station to take part in a long-standing tradition established by former Xenia mayor Phyllis Pennewitt about 14 years ago.Through the “Meet Me at the Station” program, students learn more abou...

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Pink fire truck to appear at Bean Festival

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comJAMESTOWN — The pink fire truck from the Washington Court House Fire Department will be one of the featured attractions at this weekend’s Bean Festival in Jamestown.The truck, part of the Pink Heals Guardians of the Ribbon, Ohio Chapter, is appearing in conjunction with the fifth annual Cancer walk Saturday morning. The walk is 9 a.m., the truck, named Leah, is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m., according to walk ...

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XHS and Tecumseh Elementry top the district

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comXENIA — Tecumseh Elementary School and Xenia High School were the top performing buildings last school year according to data compiled by the Ohio Department of Education.

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CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna’s voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts — after the singer issued a profane tweet about it.

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Jamestown farmer honred at Farm Science Reivew

XENIA — An exhibit honoring the contributions of women in Ohio agriculture is featuring local farmer and businessowner Sue Borton.The exhibit is on display at this year’s Farm Science Review, which runs through Sept. 18 in London, Ohio.Borton runs a 69-acre, certified organic farm in Jamestown, Ohio. She is originally from Dayton and got her start in agriculture by volunteering at Cox Arboretum in Dayton. She has a Master Gardener certification from OSU Exten...

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Historical society to host fashionable luncheon

XENIA — The Greene County Ohio Historical Society is hosting a fashionable luncheon 12-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Carriage House Museum to hear local resident Pluma Thomas speak about her extensive collection of hats and the history behind the headgear.Tickets are $20 each and will be available at the historical society. McCoy’s of Wilmington will cater the luncheon. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear their own lovely hats. For more information, c...

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Greene County Marriages

Sept. 2Ryan Sevi of Fairborn and Elyse Rae Coulter of Fairborn applied for a marriage license Sept. 2. Date of marriage Sept. 6.Derrick Maurice Hubbard of Xenia and Tarija Kenyanna Carr of Xenia applied for a marriage license Sept. 2.Michael Wayne Stogsdill II of Fairborn and Jenea Alexandra Bautista Wilcox of Fairborn applied for a marriage license Sept. 2.James Anthony Shope of Fairborn and Lori Jayne Lype of Fairborn applied for ...

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Health district provides information about Enterovirus D68

XENIA — The Ohio Department of Health, local health departments, including the Greene County Combined Health District, and hospitals are assessing increases in severe respiratory illness among children to determine if they may be attributable to infections with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Ohio currently does not have any confirmed cases of EV-D68.Enteroviruses are very common viruses. There are more than 100 types of enteroviruses. It is estimated that 10 to 15 million enterovi...

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Yost: Proposed GASB rule wrong for Ohio

Ohio’s state auditor says that an additional reporting requirement for local governments to add future healthcare liabilities to their annual reports “would inaccurately state the position of the government and would be misleading.”Dave Yost traveled to Chicago on Thursday to testify before the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in opposition to a proposal that would require local governments to begin reporting future healthcare liabilities for public em...

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Xenia Police Reports

Aug. 222:54 p.m. — Traffic Complaint 100 block of West Second Street.3:16 p.m. — Property Damage Crash 100 block of West Main Street.3:30 p.m. — Follow Up 700 block of Xenia Avenue.3:36 p.m. — Request Officer 400 block of Beatty Drive.3:46 p.m. — Hit/Skip Crash 100 block of North Detroit Street.3:55 p.m. — Criminal Damaging 100 block of North West Street.5:03 p.m. ...

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UAS center partners with Clark State

SPRINGFIELD — The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (UASC) announced Sept. 11 it has officially formalized a partnership with Clark State Community College. The UASC is looking to expand precision agriculture efforts statewide while Clark State Community College has developed a UAS program around agriculture.The UASC and Clark State are collaborating on a new precision agriculture program beginning this fall. The Associate Degree program will position students to ...

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‘Honey Do’ list for our nation continued

The list of illegal, immoral and/or unconstitutional actions of our Federal government that should be corrected continues.The first item in my “honey do” list was to audit the Federal Reserve System, a private corporation that charges our nation six percent interest, every year, for the “money” they create out of thin air (they create it by making a journal entry) and loan to the Federal Government to pay its bills. The book entry is a form of interest beari...

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