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Greene and Soin sponsor corn maze

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XENIA — As the summer months wind down, it’ll soon be time for hay rack rides, pumpkin carving and corn mazes. Apple Country Farm Market – located at 2323 U.S. Route 42 in Spring Valley – will open it’s nine-acre corn maze Sept. 5. This year’s maze is sponsored by Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center.The maze was cut through 300,000 living cornstalks and has over 15,000 feet of pathways.Having a corn maze is nothing new for the Apple Country Farm Market: This is the market’s 12th year of having a corn maze. But new to recent iterations of the maze has been a focus on raising cancer awareness.

 

Local Sports Briefs

Staff ReportAUTO RACINGKil-Kare waives driver entry feesXENIA — Kil-Kare Raceway announced it will allow competitors free entry for the three remaining NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race weekends in the 2014 Season. This comes as an effort to improve car count for the loyal fans that have attended all season long.Competition Director Terry Stacy said he looks forward to seeing as many competitors as would ...

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Bengals feel good after 3 preseason games

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton has looked sharp. The starting offense has moved the ball. The starting defense has been stingy on the scoring.The Bengals like what they’ve seen through three preseason games, leaving them in good shape as they finish up and get ready for the ones that count.Cincinnati (1-2) had no significant injuries to its starters during a 19-13 win in Arizona on Sunday night. Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict left in the first quarter wit...

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Locals crushed by Miller’s injury

HUBER HEIGHTS — In Braxton Miller’s hometown of Huber Heights, residents enjoy talking about the accomplishments of the Wayne High School graduate, the Ohio State University quarterback.Last Monday at the Huber Heights Rotary Club, one Rotarian gave a “Happy Buck” for Miller being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but said he hoped Miller didn’t experience the jinx sometimes associated with being on the cover. Little did he know that Miller would sus...

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‘Buckeyeman’ has Greene County roots

Larry Lokai, a former Fairborn area resident who now lives in Urbana, has been spreading good will with his alter ego Buckeyeman since 1999, and he recently graced the cover of USA Today’s Weekend magazine.The story told about “college football’s biggest fanatics” and the cover art featured Lokai’s scarlet-and-gray face paint, two-tone wig and buckeye stripes under his eyes.

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Chicago team never quit

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The kids from Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.Even at the end, the youngsters that had brightened a city and caught the imagination of the baseball world didn’t quit.Down seven runs to powerful South Korea in the final inning of the championship game on Sunday, the Great Lakes Region champion scored three runs and electrified their fans before falling short, 8-4....

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No appetite for fixing school lunch

Making healthy food taste good will require a spending increase that’s not on the table.You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good.That’s what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.I was active in advocating for school lunch reform at the time. The bill became law shortly after I published a book on U.S. food policy. It seemed like su...

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Fighting to save Ohio Postal Service jobs

In 2015, the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to close and consolidate up to 82 mail processing facilities across the country – including ones in Akron, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown – putting 15,000 jobs at risk.To protect these jobs and ensure that Ohioans continue to receive reliable mail service, I joined with 49 other Senators in signing a letter, urging the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Governm...

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Wright State alumnus discusses role in helping violence-torn Ferguson, Mo.

FAIRBORN — One of the nation’s top law enforcement officials, fresh from a visit to riot-scarred Ferguson, Mo., to help ease racial tensions, returned to his alma mater to address new students at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology.Cedric Alexander — director of public safety in DeKalb County, Ga., which includes part of Atlanta, and president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives — is a 1997 graduate ...

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Central State donates school supplies

WILBERFORCE — Members of the Central State football team took time away from their busy pre-season to help give back to the area.The Marauders collected various school supplies and donated them to Cox Elementary School in Xenia. Cox fifth-grade teacher LaShann Latimer is a CSU alum and has stayed connected to the school, working with Coach Cedric Pearl to organize the collection effort.Bookbags, notebooks, pens, pencils and folders were among the items given to the...

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Xenia Police Reports

Aug. 42:49 p.m. — Follow Up 1200 block of Berwald Drive.2:57 p.m. — Suspicious Person 300 block of South Miami Avenue.3:12 p.m. — Fraud/Forgery 400 block of Washington Street.3:37 p.m. — Request Officer 100 block of Spring Street.3:41 p.m. — Juvenile Complaint 300 block of Center Street.3:47 p.m. — Request Officer 30 block of South Allison Avenue.3:49 p.m. — ...

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Xenia library supporting local author

‪XENIA — The Xenia Public Library now carries two copies of “Wrath, and Raleigh,” bringing the public up to speed on all three of Joe Schlegel’s books.‬‪The Xenia native began his 9-part suspense thriller series in 2012 with the release of “The Appetite of Floyd,” a gritty tale that follows the unfortunate fate of anti-hero Godrick Jasper.‬‪”No one knew who I was,” Schlegel said, ...

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Around the Home and Farm

Pictured are Pat Migliozzi talking with landowner Jim Byrd.If you are wanting help with managing a woodlot for better timber production or are going to be harvesting some trees in the near future get in touch with our Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources Forester Pat Migliozzi.As service forester Pat provides technical assistance to landowners on forest management, watershed protection, insect and disease control, tree planting and wildlife habitat development.

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Gold Wing Riders donate to Red Cross

Greene County News reportFAIRBORN — The Ohio State Gold Wing Road Riders Association raised $2,000 for the Dayton Ohio Red Cross during the Buckeye Rally in June.“In the past two years we have donated $500 through fund raisers at our rally which was held at the Xenia fairgrounds,” said Jo Ann Collins, Chapter F of the Gold Wing Road Riders. “This year I was hoping to double that and the bikers came through with hard work and doubled the last two y...

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Trails hosts free Sportsman’s Seminar Series

XENIA — Join Greene County Parks & Trails for the on-going Sportsman’s Seminar Series featuring local outdoor professionals and other regional experts that provide the latest information on fishing, boating, hunting and other sporting topics.Learn about the Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Greene County Media Room, 541 Ledbetter Rd., Xenia.Join professional guide Steve Berk as he shares information about Clinton County...

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Parks offer naturalist-led programs to local districts

XENIA — Naturalist-led programs designed to assist schools with inquiry learning and curriculum requirements are being offered by Greene County Parks & Trails (GCP&T) to local districts, says the GCP&T Chief Naturalist.

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City of Xenia Tree Committee hosts Fall Photography Contest

XENIA — Capturing the beauty of trees in their autumn finery will be the goal of those entering the first City of Xenia Tree Committee Fall Foliage Photography Contest.

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General estate planning seminar

XENIA — Honoring Your Life’s Passion: Wills, Trusts and Estates will be hosted by Greene County Parks & Trails (GCP&T) beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the park agency headquarters, 575 Ledbetter Road.The seminar will feature local attorneys and estate specialists David Pendry, Pendry, Root & Pendry and Peter Stephan, Stephan & Stephan, as guest speakers.

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