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Camp Clifton celebrates 85 years, receives grant

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YELLOW SPRINGS — Nestled on the south side of Clifton Gorge and John Bryan State Park lies what one man believes is the best kept secret in Greene County: 4-H Camp Clifton.His name is Glen Satchell, and he’s the executive director of the camp.“I bet if you went six miles in any direction, most people wouldn’t know we’re here,” he said. “Which is kinda good and kinda bad. It’s a fine line.”Recently the camp’s leadership set out to attract the attention of the Dayton Foundation – a local charitable community foundation that assists nonprofits – in hopes of receiving funds to help renovate the camp’s dining hall.


Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

SAO PAULO (AP) — Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.A day after Germany lit up the World Cup with its clinical 7-1 destruction of host Brazil, the Netherlands and Argentina could not manage a goal between them in 120 minutes before the shootout.Romero — thought to be a weak link in this Argentine team and not e...

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Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR’s premier series.It came during a dinner Tuesday night when he finally saw car owner Richard Petty, whose famed No. 43 racer Almirola put in Victory Lane on Sunday at Daytona International Raceway. It was the iconic car’s first victory in 15 years and a span of 544 races.“When he walked up to me, he gave me a hug and he told me he ...

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Xenia, Hamilton locked in slugfest

XENIA — It just wasn’t a night for pitchers.Barely halfway through Wednesday night’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball game between the visiting Joes and the Xenia Scouts, the two teams had combined for 16 runs and 19 hits, including two home runs.And one of those homers was hit by the home team.Tyler Taute parked a pitch into the trees beyond the right field fence for Xenia’s first home run of the season. The shot, estimate...

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Cavs agree to multiplayer, 3-team trade

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have created salary cap space to make sure they have enough to offer superstar free agent LeBron James a maximum contract.A person familiar with the deals says the Cavs have agreed to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller in a three-team deal. The moves are designed to open room under the salary cap so they can land James, the four-time league MVP and most sought after player on the market.The Cavs ...

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Inspirational Message

It was our turn to meet them. Nervous was a descriptive adjective that appropriately communicates how I was feeling about meeting someone so much, seemingly, bigger than life. And, yet, as we got closer in line, more of a calm came over me.It was 1995 when my wife, Andrea, and I went to Staff Training with Campus Crusade for Christ (now “Cru”) in Orlando, Florida. Its founders, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Bright, were greeting all the staff members who were joining the ministry t...

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MHC hosts 41st Annual Summer Festival

FAIRBORN — Mary, Help of Christians is having its 41st Annual Summer Festival July 18-20. Festival hours are 6-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The festival takes place on the grounds of Mary, Help of Christians Church located at 954 North Maple Ave.The festival has many different activities for all ages as well as a selection of great food and beverages. There are carnival rides for young and older children, Bingo, raffle drawings, children’s gam...

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Spiritual community event

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will host a program 10 a.m. Sunday, July 13. The theme will be “Raise Our Voices.” This program addresses domestic violence laws (existing laws and ones to be passed), the rights of domestic violence survivors such as housing rights, and how we as social justice advocates can help on individual, local, state and national levels. The presenter is Joanna White, Crisis Response Specialist for the DIVERT Progra...

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Concert, revival set

XENIA — First United Christian Church Men’s Chorus will celebrate its 18th anniversary with a concert 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Men’s groups from Dayton, Springfield and Xenia will participate in the celebration.First United Christian Church will celebrate their mid-summer revival nightly 7 p.m. July 16-18 at the church, 626 N. Columbus Ave.The revivalist for the week is Bishop Bernard W. Wallace, brother of the church pastor Dr. Edgar A. Wallace. Bishop ...

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Dixie Melody Boys to perform

BELLBROOK — The Dixie Melody Boys will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2928 Wilmington Dayton Road. The Gloryway Quartet will also perform as special guests. For more information contact Justin Crank at 419-544-1750.

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Summer is here: Change can be good

YEAH! Summer is here – about time! Summer officially began June 21.No more snow, no more ice, no more below zero temperatures, no more winter coats, no more…. But, then this is Ohio, isn’t it? So, even if this summer is a great time, wait a bit and the weather will change again. Summer is officially upon us, but summer only lasts a little while before another fall, winter and spring! It is normal for seasons to shift and life to change.And yet, we strug...

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Forsaking God’s law

“The Lord said, ‘It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have not obeyed me or followed my law. Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts;…’” (Jeremiah 9:13-14a)Why has the land of Israel been ruined? God answers that question. His people have forgotten and rejected His law. They have not obeyed Him but rather followed the imaginations of their hearts. Here is the truth of every generation on earth, whe...

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Listening for love

The first thing I hear on any given morning that I am visiting my daughter is the sound of a very small, happy and contented voice. It is my little grandson playing happily on the bed between his parents, learning the names of his toys, the sounds animals make or the parts of his body.Between finding the dog or the circle in the toy crate, there is plenty of time for cuddles and hugs. This toddler has nothing to fear; he is surrounded by the faithful love of his parents....

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The high cost of cheap shrimp

Retailers and consumers need to do their homework to make sure they’re not buying seafood tainted by modern-day slavery.The Guardian recently revealed shocking results from a six-month investigation of the Thai fishing industry: Much of the shrimp sold in American and British supermarkets were produced with slave labor.While shrimp sold to U.S. consumers hail from a number of different countries, including our own, Thailand is the world’s biggest shrimp suppl...

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It’s a droneOn the night of June 26, Pittsburgh Pirates fans saw something flying above the field: not a baseball, but a drone.Team officials asked police to find the drone operator and ask him to stop the flight; he quickly complied. Yet the Federal Aviation Administration properly investigated the incident.The drone that flew over the stadium isn’t the sort that roams over Iraq and Afghanistan. But that doesn’t mean the pot...

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What is this country about anymore?

When Congress cut off long-term unemployment aid, it left more than 3 million people in the lurch.Meet Mark. He’s a 58 year old, college-educated veteran who lives in Oregon.He was laid off last September and has been unable to find work since. Mark’s state unemployment benefits ran out in May. Since funding for the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program was cut last December, Mark and more than three million other Americans, including nearly 300...

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Xenia Police Reports

June 131:22 p.m. — Detail — Other 100 block of North Detroit Street.1:54 p.m. — Theft 1600 block of North Detroit Street.1:57 p.m. — Peace Officer 1000 block of East Church Street.2:09 p.m. — Property Damage Crash West Main and West Church streets.2:10 p.m. — Littering/Dumping 1000 block of Lexington Avenue.2:20 p.m. — Harrassment 300 block of West Main Street....

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Dermatologist commends FDA for protecting teens

FAIRBORN — The US Food and Drug Administration has established stricter regulations of indoor tanning devices to help protect children under 18 from exposure to hazardous tanning bed radiation.Julian Trevino M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, says the May 29 decision by the FDA is long overdue. The FDA will now require manufacturers to put a black-box warning on tanning devices stating that t...

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