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Lamb championship grand for Basinger

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XENIA — The hard work finally paid off for Jordan Basinger.Much like the previous years, the 17-year-old from Jamestown spent countless hours with his lamb in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s Homegrown Lamb Show at the Greene County Fair. But this time his trip to the final draw produced results that weren’t baaaaaad.The Greenview High School senior was named grand champion for his 120-pound lamb he’s cared for since its birth earlier this year.“I was just like ‘finally,’ ” Basinger said. “This is pretty nice.”


Retired Lt. Gen. Reno inducted into hall of fame

CEDARVILLE — The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will induct retired Lt. Gen. Loren Reno, dean of the school of business administration at Cedarville University, into its Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held July 31 at McNamara Auditorium in Fort Belvoir, Va.“The value of this honor comes from who is granting it,” said Reno. “It is not because of what I have done but how the Lord has led me and given me opportunities to inspire people to do more than is ex...

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Xenia Police Reports

July 134:07 a.m. — Business Check 600 block of Ledbetter Road.4:40 a.m. — Theft 60 block of South Orange Street.4:44 a.m. — Domestic Violence 1400 block of Vimla Way.8:22 a.m. — Parking Violation 1300 block of Shannon Lane.8:31 a.m. — Personal Injury Crash 1200 block of Cincinnati Avenue.9:04 a.m. — Follow Up 2600 block of Tennessee Drive.9:18 a.m. — Disturba...

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Showing some hare skills

XENIA — Rabbits may be small, but for exhibitors at Sunday’s showmanship show, they are big way to develop confidence for 4-H members.Three exhibitors came away with rabbit showmanship honors: Samantha Thomas was the junior showmanship winner. Kaitlin Hutchinson was the intermediate winner and Jackie Hutchinson was the senior showmanship winner.Exhibitors left the arena Sunday not knowing where they placed. Winners were announced Tuesday.Terry Fend...

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Scouts rally past Hamilton

XENIA — The Xenia Scouts have been a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League team that has pounced on most of its opportunities this season. Tuesday night on Grady’s Field, the Scouts took some seventh inning opportunities and knocked the Hamilton Joes out of the playoffs.Trailing most of the night, Xenia scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Joes 5-3.With one out, Mac Seibert drew a walk. Michael Frigon came in to pinch-run for ...

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Drivers duke it out in Tug-A-Truck competition

XENIA — The engines might have been raging, but the competition was all friendly.The 2014 Tug-A-Truck competition Monday night at the Greene County Fair brought together Tuggers from near and far to test their modified trucks against each other.In a sport where the goal is to drag the opponent’s hard work backwards, it would be understandable if things got heated. But all of the drivers were ready to have a good time. That’s what it’s all about, a...

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Dalton’s future with Bengals secure … for now

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals took the field for their first training camp practice, applauded by several hundred fans in the metal, temporary bleachers.Not far away, a couple of fans on a public bridge that overlooks the practice fields were unfurling two white sheets with printed messages.“Don’t Sign Dalton,” the first banner said, adding a derogatory comment about the quarterback.“A.J. to A.J., The F...

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BZA member steps down after 40 years

SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP — Jack Gibson stepped down from the Board of Zoning Appeals June 21 after a brief ceremony during the Sugarcreek Township Council meeting after serving 40 years.He received a standing ovation while being presented with a token of appreciation from the board members. His wife, Donna and family members stood by his side in support.“I want to thank the board for this recognition and this great souvenir,” Jack Gibson said. “It has ...

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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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Greene County Parks to host free lure making seminar

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 s...

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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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