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Children Services honors students, advocates

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BEAVERCREEK — Some artistic kids and outstanding child advocates were recognized at a special breakfast on Wednesday.As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Greene County Children Services and Michael’s House Child Advocacy Center jointly hosted a “Blue Ribbon Breakfast”at Walnut Grove Country Club to honor members of law enforcement, the community, and children services who help keep kids safe. The winners of Children Services’ first annual Child Abuse Prevention Art Contest were also announced at the event.Bringing the whole county together went along with the general theme of children services.“We believe it takes a community to protect a child,” said Beth Rubin, director of children services.


39th Rex Aukerman Classic Relays

FAIRBORN — Team and individual results from Tuesday’s Rex Aukerman Relays, held at Fairborn High School. Top three finishers and local finishers, with name, school, winner’s time and finish, are listed:COMBINED TEAM RESULTS: 1. Beavercreek 249.50; 2. Fairborn 215.50; 3. Vandalia Butler 200; 4. West Carrollton 163; 5. New Carlisle Tecumseh 135.50; 6. Kettering Fairmont 112; 7. Xenia 103.50; 8. Dayton Belmont 58.BOYS...

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Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.With five days left before the deadline for underclassmen to declare, the 6-foot-9 Dallas native announced the decision many expected even before he arrived as part of Kentucky’s best recruiting class ever. Projected as a lottery pick from the outset, Ra...

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Greeneview wins big over Yellow Springs

GREENEVIEW — Two young teams went at it Wednesday when Greeneview hosted Yellow Springs at Greeneview High School, but the Lady Rams looked like a veteran squad as they run-ruled the Bulldogs, 25-2, five innings.The tone for the game was set early, with Greeneview scoring two runs in the first inning. Daniel Ferguson and Shelby White both walked and scored on Yellow Springs errors. Capitalizing on mistakes and success hitting the ball were keys to the Rams’ convincing w...

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Inspirational Message

Every now and then it is good to take inventory of our lives: Who am I? Where have I been? Where am I going? Have I made a difference? What can I do to change? Is it too late to change?I have some good news for you from the very mouth of the Lord Jesus Himself: “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” (Matthew 19:26) It is never too late in any situation for God to do a new work in your life....

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Partnership with SBACS bridges gap in Christian education

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University’s School of Education and the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) are partnering to bridge the gap between Christian education in K-12 schools and higher education. As a result of the partnership, two qualified students will receive full tuition scholarships from Cedarville University.Jeremy Ervin, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education, said there is often a disconnect between completing a Christian education in ...

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A fundraiser sale

SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP — A Great Start Preschool Annual Fundraiser Sale will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Hope Church, 5980 Wilmington Pike.The benefit sale will include: Gently used infant and children’s clothing and shoes, junior’s and young men’s clothing, maternity clothing, infant bedding-equipment, toy and more. Cost is a $1 entrance fee.For more information contact Christina Miller at 937-312-1621 or email aGreatStart@aol....

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Spiritual event Sunday

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will hold its next spiritual community event with the theme Community Quilt: The Interweaving of our Lives,” 10 a.m. Sunday, April 27 at the church on US Route 68.One of the most enduring metaphors for life is the quilt – putting ordinary materials together to gradually create something whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Explore the intertwining of faith and spirituality during this...

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Loose lips sink ships

The verse of the day is James 3:6. And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is full of wickedness that can ruin your whole life. It can turn the entire course of your life into a blazing flame of destruction for it is set on fire by hell itself.“Loose lips sink ships” was a phrase used in World War II to warn against unguarded talk. The United States Office of War Information utilized this warning on posters during the war.

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Take care with what you have

As I write this column, it is Earth Day.This day of observation to rally against environmental harms and to engage in a much more mindful approach to everyday living has been around for more than 40 years.I haven’t known about Earth Day all that long, a few years maybe. But I love the idea.I am a tree hugger. No matter the stigma that is attached upon making the claim, I make the claim nonetheless.No matter that the label is meant to be deroga...

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The Ukraine enigma: Understanding international politics

Perhaps 1 out of 100 Americans understand what is happening in the Ukraine, and why it is happening. Simply stated, the political leadership of the US, EU and Russia are trying to force the Ukraine into the EU, and have American taxpayers pay the Ukraine’s enormous debt.The Ukraine is a debtor nation, and owes huge sums of money to its creditors, mostly Russia. The Ukraine’s physical location limits its potential “saviors” to either the European Union (EU) o...

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A disappointing TV breakthrough

Growing Up Fisher isn’t winning over this legally blind viewer.I’m legally blind. Like most blind people, I don’t take cars for test drives, chop down trees with a chainsaw, or keep my blindness a secret.You wouldn’t know this from watching the new NBC show, Growing Up Fisher, a TV show about a blind lawyer named Mel and his family.I was thrilled when I heard “Growing Up Fisher” was in the works. The sitcom, which takes plac...

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Letters to the editor

Thank youEditor:We wish to extend our sincerest appreciation to the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home for the not only professional but compassionate way our family was treated during the very difficult loss of Eva Graham, our mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, GG, Aunt and friend. Thank you John Stroup for the personal way you so kindly addressed our whole family.— The Family of Eva Graham, Fairborn...

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Ryan’s joke is on us

The Wisconsin Republican’s budget scheme slashes job training, education, infrastructure repairs, medical research, public broadcasting, the arts, and pretty much anything else that regular people want and need.My guess is that Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highly touted budget guru, doesn’t have a very tight grip on the concept of irony.

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Campaign planned to raise public education awareness

I know how hard all of our teachers and administrators work and hopefully you have taken some time just to relax. Thanks for all you do for our kids every single day. Ohio School Boards Association has launched a statewide campaign to highlight the success of public education. The campaign, “Stand Up for Public Schools,” seeks to raise awareness about the importance of public education and locally elected boards of education.The state-wide effort was launched in coordin...

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Dance Intensive Workshop to be held April 26

FAIRBORN — Wright State University will conduct the seventh annual Dance Intensive Workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26 on campus at the Creative Arts Center.The faculty and students of Wright State University’s dance program want to share their dance experience with all students, age 14 and older, who are interested in sampling a variety of dance styles.Faculty members Teressa Wylie McWilliams, Gina Walther, Justin Gibbs, and Greg Hellems and a...

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Xenia names assistant city manager

XENIA — Josh Jones has been named the City of Xenia’s new assistant city manager.The position has been vacant since Brent Merriman was appointed city manager in February following the retirement of long-time City Manager Jim Percival.Jones holds a bachelor of integrated studies with honors from Weber State University. Following graduation from Weber, Jones continued his coursework in government administration at the University of Kansas, Master of Public Admi...

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