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Greene County Parks to host free lure making seminar

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XENIA — Greene County Parks and Trails invites the public to attend the next Sportsman’s Seminar Series. Learn about Muskie lure making 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Greene County Media Room, 541 Ledbetter Road. The world champion Muskie lure maker Scott McPherson will share his techniques as well as samples of his work.The series features local outdoor professionals and other regional experts on topics such as fishing, boating, hunting and other sporting topics. All seminars are free and open to the public.For more information about any Greene County Parks and Trails program, call 937-562-6440 or email abotkin@co.greene.oh.us.


Hamilton Joes vs. Xenia Scouts tonight

XENIA — Thanks to their come-from-behind win earlier today, the Hamilton Joes will face the Xenia Scouts tonight, in the third round of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball playoffs.In Tuesday’s 2 p.m. game at Grady’s Field, on the Athletes In Action sports complex in Xenia, Hamilton edged the Lake Erie Monarchs by a 5-4 score.The Joes trailed 4-1, but tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sean Kennedy’s h...

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Fairborn Municipal Court

July 11Timothy L. Sigmon, 603 Monticillo St., Dayton, guilty petty theft, $350 fines, 180 days, 150 suspended. Community control for up to three years concurrent with parole, stay out of all Meijer stores.Donald A. Miller, 452 Wallace Drive, Fairborn, guilty DUS/OLF, $1850 fines. No future similar violations for three years.Steven L. Haddox, 547 Wall Road, Greenfield, guilty DUS/child support, $250 fines. Complete 40 hours of community service...

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Dayton-Yellow Springs Road repairs taking place this week

FAIRBORN — the City of Fairborn Street Division will make permanent road repairs from water break repairs beginning at 6 a.m.,Wednesday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. 1, weather permitting. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road will be closed in both directions between Kauffman Avenue at Ironwood Drive for through traffic. Detour signs will assist motorists.Wednesday crews will begin excavating the area, removing all damaged asphalt and concrete, compacting foundation and putting asphal...

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Law and marriage go together like a horse and carriage

My latest article (As the Family Goes) discussed the essential role of married mom-and-dad families for raising the next generation of Ohioans and advocated for restoring the traditional nuclear family to its rightful place in society. This article will begin to address how such a restoration might take place.It must first be acknowledged that culture generally flows upstream of politics. In other words, laws usually result from prevailing societal attitudes. Thus, the restoration ...

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Cycling classic raises nearly $22,000

GREENE COUNTY — The 11th Annual Greene Trails Cycling Classic attracted more than 200 cyclists from around the globe and raised nearly $22,000 to benefit the trail management fund.The cycling event highlighted a different trail for riders to enjoy each of its four days, July 17 to 20. The event was hosted by Greene County Parks & Trails.“We raise our funds through event registrations, as well as the generous sponsorships provided by local businesses, individu...

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Top feeder calf showmen

XENIA — Top feeder calf showmanship honors were handed out Sunday in one of the first shows of the Greene County Fair.Chloe Brown, 11, daughter of Cassi Butler and Brent Brown, took first place in junior showmanship. Her sister, Aubree, 8, took second place in the class.Hunter Ratliff, 17, of Cedarville, son of Tim and April Ratliff, took first place in the senior division.For judge Doug Smith, who raises Simmental cattle in Winchester, Ind., winners nee...

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Animals visiting First Fridays

XENIA — Some “Cool Critters” will be visiting Xenia First Fridays.The animals are the focus of the Cincinnati-based outreach program. Among the visitors will be a 50 pound tortoise, snakes, a hedgehog and lizards. They will be mingling with attendees 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Montgomery parking.

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Fair cook-off showcases lamb dishes

XENIA — The 2014 Lamb Cook-off at the Greene County Fair was held Sunday afternoon. The event produced several unique dishes that pleased Cook-off Judge Sandy Feix of Xenia. She was looking for specific elements in her judging of the three divisions of entries.“I was looking for originality, the appearance on the plate, the place that they had set up and then I was looking for flavor,” Feix said.Charles Kimball of Clifton took home the blue ribbon in th...

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Horse ambassadors named

XENIA TOWNSHIP — Two Greene County girls have taken love of horses and a desire to be a role model to younger 4-H members into the roles of the 2014 Horse Ambassadors.Madison Killbarger, 15, and Anna Kowal, 14, were named this year’s horse ambassadors at the Greene County Fair’s Western Horse Show.This year’s show was held at the Greene County Career Center’s Agricultural Research Center, 551 Brush Row Road, due to possible weather concerns....

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County fair royalty crowned

XENIA — The 2014 Greene County 4-H Royal Family has been selected. King Matthew Hiser, Queen Ava Dicke, Prince Kolby Mueller and Princess Ashley Howard were crowned as fair royalty in a ceremony Sunday afternoon. Brevin Henninger was the runner-up for king and Sarah Young was the runner-up for queen.King Matthew Hiser, 18, of Jamestown, is a member of the Noah’s Ark 4-H Club and Greeneview FFA. This is Hiser’s 10th year exhibiting at the fair. He is the son of Joh...

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Bringing in the clowns for ‘A Special Wish’

FAIRBORN — A local clown alley will once again celebrate National Clown Week by supporting an organization that helps bring smiles to some very special children.The first seven days of August are always National Clown Week, and to celebrate locally, Giggles and Grins Clown Alley is holding their 2nd Annual All Clown Mini-Carnival to benefit A Special Wish Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 2.The groups is a not-for-profit organization, based in Fairborn for more than 20 ...

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Poll workers to undergo mandatory training

COLUMBUS — Recognizing the importance of having properly trained elections officials in place, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted issued Directive 2014-21, requiring all poll workers for the upcoming general election to undergo mandatory training. To help offset the cost for county boards of elections, Secretary Husted also announced $760,000 in grants for the state’s 88 counties.“With approximately 40,000 poll workers needed on Election Day, it is essential that ...

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Dealing with sticker shock

It seems to me that most of us have suffered “sticker shock” — that unpleasant surprise upon learning of an unexpectedly high cost of something. The term used to be associated with the startling price of a car or truck as displayed on a “sticker” affixed to the windshield or side window. Nowadays we can get sticker shock from the cost of a pound of hamburger or bacon. Well, not long ago Doris, a long-time friend, told me she had gotten sticker shock from a differ...

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Saunders finally gets his calf

XENIA — In front of a packed Greene County Fair grandstand, and with his friends and family cheering him on, a muddy and happy Tyler Saunders raised his hands in triumph and yelled.“Yes! … I did it!” he screamed, moments after claiming the first calf in Sunday’s Greene County Fair Calf Scramble main event. Saunders had tried twice before and had some disheartening results each time.

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Local Sports Briefs

Elliott named All-AmericanFAIRBORN — Wright State junior pitcher Andrew Elliott has been named a Third Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.Elliott was the Horizon League Relief Pitcher of the Year as he led the league and is currently ranked 19th nationally with 13 saves. The 13 saves tied him for the second-most in school history, only trailing the 15 by Mark Squire in 1999. Ten of his 13 saves came during league play, s...

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Scouts begin playoffs today

XENIA — Baseball fans will have the chance to see plenty of Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League action today at Grady’s Field, on the Athlete’s In Action sports complex. Two games are on tap, with the evening contest involving the third-seeded Xenia Scouts.The day’s first game will pit the sixth seeded Hamilton Joes (19-21) against the seventh seeded Lake Erie Monarchs (18-21) for a 2 p.m. game at Grady’s Field.The winner of that contest wo...

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Gordon wins his 5th Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.Gordon’s first win came before the celebratory kissing of the Yard of Bricks was e...

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