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Sheriff’s office recognizes service

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XENIA — The Greene County Sheriff’s Office recently held a ceremony recognizing employees of the agency who have gone above and beyond in performing their duties in the past year. The annual ceremony was held July 17.“Throughout the year every year a lot of the guys do a lot of good work,” Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said. “We need to recognize these guys for what they do.”Maj. Kirk Keller was one such employee who was recognized during the ceremony. Keller was recognized in the following ways: the Attendance Award, recognition for the Physical Fitness Challenge, a commendation, a Citation of Merit and a Leadership Ribbon.

 

New Fair board president helping with history

XENIA — Rarely has Dan Bullen not been at the Greene County Fair.Bullen, the Greene County Fair Board President and board member of 19 years, can recall only one year in his life that he missed the fair, and that was because he was stationed overseas in Okinawa during his time in the US Navy. And even during his time in the military he would usually take leave to make sure he made it back for the event.“It’s been in my blood,” he said. “I wa...

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Peace wins in Colombia

Voters chose a new president determined to negotiate an end to the country’s 50-year-old insurgency.June was a good month for Colombia. Its streak of World Cup wins suffused the country with a euphoric patriotism. The yellow-blue-red stripes of the Colombian flag appeared on apartment buildings, the front grills of trucks, and painted on people’s cheeks.Even with game-day alcohol bans designed to inhibit reckless behavior, Colombians crowded into neighborhood...

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Xenia Police Reports

July 119:02 a.m. — Parking Violation North Detroit and East Main streets.10:00 a.m. — Juvenile Complaint 800 block of Colorado Drive.10:04 a.m. — Follow Up 100 block of North Detroit Street.10:08 a.m. — Alarm at a Business/Bank 800 block of Ford Road, Xenia Township.10:39 a.m. — Harassment 1300 block of North Monroe Drive.10:59 a.m. — Assist 200 block of South Galloway Street...

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Energy Aggregation to appear on November ballot

XENIA — Some Greene County residents will be asked in the November election if they want energy aggregation.At Thursday’s county commission meeting, commissioners voted to place aggregation on the ballot, giving residents in unincorporated areas the chance to let the county negotiate for lower electric rates.Aggregation is the process in which energy is sold to consumers who have joined together as a group to buy a product — in this case, electricity. I...

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Fallen Hero Poker Run to benefit local veterans

FAIRBORN — The local US Veterans Motorcycle Club (USVMC) will once again honor one of Fairborn’s own with their Second Annual Fallen Hero Poker Run on Saturday.USVMC-OH is a federal 501(c)(19) non-profit organization and funds raised are applied to USVMC-OH Veteran initiative programs to include: Fallen Hero Scholarship Fund, Wreaths Across America, Operation S.T.A.T. and Operation Valhalla Bound.Dedicated in honor of Army Spc. Jesse A. Snow, a percentage of ...

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Fair board wants animals, visitors to stay healthy

XENIA — As they have done the last few years, members of the Greene County Fair Board have put some measures in place to make sure that livestock and humans remain as healthy as possible during the fair next week.“We don’t want anybody to get sick at the fair,” said Jeff Barr, fair spokesman. “The swine diseases are the easiest transferable from animal to human. We’ve asked people not to eat in the barn, wash hands.”Barr said san...

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Xenia schools encouraging residents to volunteer

My hopes and dreams for our Xenia students is that each youngster experiences success each and every day.Even though our district’s focus will be on continued increased student achievement, we will not forget the other components that go into the making of a quality education. The effectiveness of a school system should not and cannot be measured by the results of tests administered in a single day or a single week. We are about so much more than that in Xenia. We will contin...

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Scouts take on Settlers in final game of season

XENIA —The Xenia Scouts’ bats came alive late in Thursday night’s battle with the visiting Licking County Settlers, and the two teams battled well into the night in Xenia’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League regular season finale.Xenia plated four runs on four hits in the bottom half of the eighth inning to tie the game at six runs apiece.Licking County’s pitchers retired the Scouts for much of the contest, and the Settlers’ bats ...

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Fairborn Police Reports

These daily incident reports are provided by the Fairborn Police Department. For more information contact its Records Department at 754-3072.June 3012:04 a.m. - Harassment reported in 400 block of East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road.12:10 a.m. - Noise complaint reported in 400 block of Florence Ave.12:24 a.m. - Fireworks reported in 800 block of Hunters Ridge Drive.2:39 a.m. - Suspicious person reported at Patterson ...

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Local Sports Briefs

Marauders earn all-SIAC preseason honorsWILBERFORCE — Central State University football players Zach Thomas and Justin Woods-West were both named to the 2014 Pre-Season All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football team during the 2014 SIAC Football Media Day and Luncheon held in Atlanta, Ga., recently.Thomas, an accounting major from Columbus, had 28 receptions for 300 yards last season.Woods-West, a criminal justice major f...

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Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days.The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, l...

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Conway preparing for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a twisting winding asphalt serpent that few of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ best drivers have been able to tame. In his three dances with the Lexington, Ohio facility’s 2.4-mile, 15-turn track, Mike Conway is among the elite drivers who are still trying to figure things out.Conway, who makes his home in Sevenoakes, England, was at Mid-Ohio Wednesday and Thursday to test his Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet Dallara Firestone machine. The Hon...

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Soin Medical Center blood drive

BEAVERCREEK — Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek will host a Community Blood Center (CBC) blood drive 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at the hospital, 3535 Pentagon Park Blvd. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the free “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.

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Boonshoft School of Medicine welcomes the class of 2018

FAIRBORN — The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will welcome 110 students during a special ceremony on Saturday, July 26, formally marking the start of their medical education. The annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton.During the ceremony, students will take their first oath of professional medical ethics, concluding with the words, “I commit myself to a lifelon...

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Crafting a Hobby Lobby doc fix

The Republican Party may experience more fallout than any one company from the Supreme Court’s birth control ruling.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised to take action that will counter the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.Thanks to that ruling, big employers may deny birth control coverage to the female employees whose health insurance they must provide. In other words, the court’s conservative majority didn’t just elevate the right...

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Schell graduates basic training

SAN ANTONIO — Air Force Airman Kezlie D. Schell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air For...

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Shortchanging our national treasures

State and national parks alike are underfunded in this era of tight budgets.Fabulous vacations don’t come cheap. Hotels often run at least $100 a night, if not higher. Add in airfare, a rental car, and restaurant meals, and a family vacation becomes a privilege for those with the cash to afford them.What’s a more affordable option? Heading to a national park, state park, or national forest.America’s greatest vacation destinations are also our...

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