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Wilberforce tabs new president

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By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comWILBERFORCE — Wilberforce University named Dr. Algeania Warren Freeman as its new president Monday.A career administrator and educator with 40 years, Freeman served as president of Martin University, as well as Livingstone College, where she was honored with the prestigious Harlem Renaissance Award for Outstanding HBCU President.Freeman takes over for Dr. Wilma Mishoe, who was named acting president earlier this year after the retirement of Patricia Hardaway in December 2013.


Miscues malign Skyhawks

FAIRBORN — The Piqua Indians took advantage of a Fairborn fumble and a slew of Skyhawk penalties to break open a 14-14 halftime tie for Friday’s win at Fairborn Memorial Stadium.Piqua senior linebacker Ben Sowrey fell on the fumble with 37 seconds left in the third quarter and the ball on Fairborn’s 35-yard line.On Piqua’s first play of the drive, Indians quarterback Rupert Delacruz hit Trent Yeomans on a dead run to the left, and the speedy runni...

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California adds steam to the bag-banning movement

We can conserve by not wasting stuff we don’t actually need.California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags. Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to sign the bag-banning law California lawmakers approved in early September. The ban will go into effect at grocery stores and pharmacies next year and extend to liquor stores and additional kinds of retailers in 2016.In addition to making it against the law for stores to give shoppers ...

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Urban concept car on display at cational conference

CEDARVILLE — A team of six Cedarville University engineering students will showcase its work at the Meeting of the Minds Conference in Detroit, Michigan, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.Cedarville’s team will display its Urban Concept car that it raced in July at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Houston, Texas. Shell invited Larry Zavodney, Ph.D., senior professor of mechanical engineering, and the team to display the car and showcase the students’ design in two workshop tours on the...

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Kmart redevelopment on the table

XENIA — With plans to convert the former Fulmer grocery store into a family entertainment center moving along, the City of Xenia is looking into turning the adjacent vacant building into a first-run movie theater.At Thursday night’s council meeting, council approved a $10,000 appropriation to cover a facility redevelopment plan and authorized City Manager Brent Merriman to enter into a contract with Creative Entertainment Concepts to provide a feasibility study similar ...

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Big plays from Beavers leads to win

BEAVERCREEK — Big plays took center stage in Beavercreek’s 44-27 non-league win over Dayton Dunbar (2-3).Both teams chewed up huge chunks of yards at a time in scoring touchdown after touchdown in the second half, after a relatively quiet first half.Seven touchdowns were scored on plays of 30 yards or longer while the teams had several other long plays not resulting in touchdowns.Stone Kincer led Beavercreek (2-3) with 160 yards and one TD, while T...

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CareFlight called to accident near CSU

WILBERFORCE — A woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident near Central State University.According to Xenia Township Fire Department Chief Dean Fox, the woman was driving on Route 42 when she was hit from behind by a dump truck and pinned up against a utility pole. The dump truck landed on top of the vehicle, making extrication more difficult.A towing company had to be called to stabilize the truck before ...

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Look who’s recycling in Xenia: Local family recognized

XENIA — The Baxter-Wilkinson family is mindful of their environmental footprint in every way; but it was the simple act of recycling that earned family members recognition at Xenia City Council on Thursday.Crystal Wilkinson took the Xenia recycling pledge and was selected at random for a $100 gift card to Willie’s Sports Bar and Grille through the Look Who’s Recycling program, sponsored by Rumpke.“City of Xenia residents have weekly curbside recyc...

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Local Sports Briefs

H.S. SOCCERMiami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (MVSSCA) voting for Dayton/Miami Valley-area high school soccer teams, through Friday, Sept. 26.BOYSDivision I — 1. Beavercreek 40; 2. Springboro 33; 3.(tie) Lebanon, Vandalia Butler 31; 5. Centerville 24; 6. Troy 16; 7. New Carlisle Tecumseh 14; 8. Clayton Northmont 8; 9. Miamisburg 7; 10. Kettering Fairmont 6;...

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Industry Open House expected to draw employers

FAIRBORN — Businesses looking for talented students at Wright State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will have a golden opportunity at an Industry Open House on Friday, Oct. 3.The event, to be held from 3-7 p.m. at the Joshi Research Center, will feature student design projects, a peek at cybersecurity and big-data programs during a tour of the Appenzeller Visualization Lab and the chance to interact with faculty.The event will also in...

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Xenia Police Reports

Aug. 275:36 a.m. — Domestic Violence 200 block of Pocahontas Street.6:56 a.m. — Property Damage Crash 1600 block of North Detroit Street.7:10 a.m. — Detail — School 600 block of Buckskin Trail.7:34 a.m. — Criminal Damaging 400 block of West Second Street.7:36 a.m. — Welfare Check 100 block of North Detroit Street.8:38 a.m. — Follow Up 1900 block of Prouty Drive....

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Yellow Springs history show and tell

YELLOW SPRINGS — Yellow Springs Historical Society will hold a History Show and Tell program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 in the Senior Center Great Room.They will be sharing items from both the Historical Society’s holdings and personal collections. They encourage people to come and share their own connections to the history of the Yellow Springs area. They invite them to bring an object, an item of clothing, a photo, correspondence, or genealogical research, to name but a...

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Bevy of Wright State Homecoming activities set for week of Sept. 29

FAIRBORN — Wright State University invites students, alumni and friends to campus to participate in the 2014 Homecoming festivities Sept. 29 to Oct. 4.Homecoming week officially begins on Monday, Sept. 29, with a Raider Homecoming kick off for all students beginning at noon in Student Union Atrium. The 2014 Homecoming royalty court will be announced and students may cast their vote for the 2014 Homecoming royalty.Area alumni and friends are invited on Friday, Oct. ...

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I-675 ramp closure scheduled for next week

FAIRBORN — As part of a two-year project to resurface 5.5 miles of Interstate 675 in Greene County, the ramp from Dayton-Yellow Springs Road to northbound I-675 will be closed for one week. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 and continue through Tuesday, Oct. 7. Suggested detour is southbound I-675 to North Fairfield Road to northbound I-675.

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Marine graduates from boot camp

XENIA — John T. Geiss III, son of Kim Geiss and Rick Swearingen graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at San Diego, Calif. on Sept. 19.While at San Diego, he recieved training in first aid, general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history and weapons familarization.JT Geis, a former student of Greene County Career Center Criminal Justice Program and Xenia High School, is currently enjoying recruit leave in his hometown of Xenia. Upon complet...

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Drop off unneeded medications during Drug Take-Back Day

GREENE COUNTY — Greene County residents can dispose of unwanted or unneeded prescription medications at four local law enforcement agencies participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.Only pills and other solid prescriptions, such as patches, can be brought to the collection site. Liquids and needles will not be accepted. Pills should be removed from their individual packages and placed in a provided Ziploc bag....

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McCoys celebrate 50 years

CEDARVILLE — Edward and Barbara Smith McCoy of Cedarville will celebrate their 50th Anniversary Oct. 2. Ed and Barb McCoy were high school sweethearts and married Oct. 2, 1964 by Rev. Elwood Palmer at Cedarville Church of God.Ed McCoy retired from GM 1999, works part-time for Memorial United Presbyterian Church of Xenia. Barb McCoy works for Greene Memorial Hospital for 20 plus years.The McCoys have two children: son, Chad McCoy and partner Chuck Campbell and daugh...

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Greene County Divorces and Dissolutions

DissolutionsJuly 16Mark N. Baker of Yellow Springs and Rebecca S. Baker of Yellow Springs filed for dissolution of marriage with children. Uncontested dissolution Sept. 5.Aug. 5Deola J. Nickell of Bellbrook and Jerry N. Nickell of Fairborn filed for dissolution of marriage without children. Uncontested dissolution Sept. 15.Aug. 6Justin D. Polt of Bellbrook and ...

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