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Lawhorne gets gold at HOSA conference

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XENIA — Greene County Career Center junior Tyra Lawhorne led a strong group of competitors at the recent Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference at Tolles Career and Technical Center. Lawhorne won gold in the Clinical Nursing competition and earned a spot at the HOSA National Leadership Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort near Orlando in June.The team of Taylor Adkins and Katie Patterson finished top five in the Emergency Medical Technician event. Laura Smith also was recognized for a top five finish in Clinical Nursing. Lawhorne, Adkins, Patterson and Smith are all from Fairborn High School, and enrolled in GCCC’s Health Science Academy.

 

WHC to host birthday celebration for Coretta Scott King

YELLOW SPRINGS — The World House Choir will give a public performance in honor of the late civil-rights activist Coretta Scott King, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at the Central Chapel A.M.E. Church, 411 South High St.The 65-member choir directed by Catherine Roma will offer music from traditions including spiritual, gospel and traditional African. The concert is free and family-friendly. Childcare will be provided.Artist Erin Smith-Glenn of Central State University w...

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Hundreds fight heart disease at Go Red Luncheon

DAYTON — Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease until it’s too late, which is why heart disease has been called the silent killer. But we won’t be silent.The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is asking all women to Go Red by wearing red, living a healthy lifestyle and speaking red by spreading the message that hea...

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WSU Spring Dance Concert to feature emerging choreographer

FAIRBORN — The Wright State University Dance Ensemble will present their Spring Dance Concert April 24-27.This versatile program will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Creative Arts Center, Festival Playhouse, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students.Guests are invited to experience the innovation and virtuosity of the WSU Dance Ensemble and gues...

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Learn to manage rain water with free workshop

FAIRBORN — Registration is underway for a free rain water workshop offered by the Fairborn Parks & Recreation Division in conjunction with the Greene Soil & Water Conservation District. This is the third year for this popular workshop due to high demand and attendance.This workshop for managing rain water will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Fairborn Senior Citizen Center, 325 North Third St.

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Man dies in Shawnee Lake

NEW JASPER TOWNSHIP — A 63-year-old man died Tuesday in what police are calling an accidental drowning in Shawnee Lake.Shortly after 11 a.m. authorities received a call about a man, whose identity has not been released, in the lake yelling for help, according to Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. When rescue crews arrived they found a truck, trailer and an unoccupied boat in the water.Mutual aid was provided by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, an Ohio State Highwa...

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History of Zion Baptist Church

XENIA — As Zion Baptist Church prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary this weekend, the church has shared its history going all the way to the beginning.The 14 original members, all free-born Negroes from Virginia, settled in Greene County to help promote the Underground Railroad. They were first organized at the home of Jack and Priscilla Roberts by the by Rev. Wallace Shelton in April 1839.

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Beavercreek mall announces new tenant

BEAVERCREEK — A store specializing in skateboard and snowboard apparel and merchandise is coming to Greene County.The Mall at Fairfield Commons announced that Zumiez will open its first store in the region, occupying approximately 2,900 square feet inside the shopping center. It plans to be open in early fall.“We are thrilled to welcome Zumiez to our center,” said Kristie Miller, marketing director at the Mall at Fairfield Commons. “Having the fir...

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J.R. Martinez keynote speaker at WSU Academy of Medicine annual dinner

DAYTON —Motivational speaker, U.S. Army veteran, Dancing With The Stars winner, actor and best-selling author J.R. Martinez will speak at the Wright State University Academy of Medicine annual dinner and distinguished guest lecture on Wednesday, April 23.

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International leadership broadcast live to CU

CEDARVILLE — Ohio residents can now register to attend the 2014 Leadercast at Cedarville University and hear from renowned leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Malcolm Gladwell and Laura Bush. The event will be simulcast from Atlanta, Ga., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 9 in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall.Leadercast is a one-day leadership-development event broadcast live to hundreds of locations around the world. Last year, over 100,000 leaders from 14 countries atten...

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ACA gets it right on maternity insurance

Despite early setbacks, millions of people have now enrolled in private insurance plans that meet new standards set by the Affordable Care Act. All of these policies must now cover a broad set of benefits, including prescription drugs, mental health treatment, and hospital stays. Still, one of the most common complaints about health reform is that insurers must now cover maternity care. Why, a middle-aged man will sometimes complain, should he have to buy a more expensive plan for a benefit h...

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Rising gas prices require individual action

Ouch, did you feel that? It was your wallet being pinched at the pump - again. Gas prices are on the rise and, according to AAA at the time of this writing, the national average is $3.64 per gallon.One might think that Ohio would be cushioned a bit from inflated prices simply because higher prices tend to hit the coastal states first. However, the Buckeye State is on the auto club’s list of the top ten greatest weekly gas ...

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Behind the GOP’s unhealthy attack

Could those taxes on the richest Americans that are helping to pay for the Affordable Care Act be fueling this madness?To borrow a cute term William Safire penned for Spiro Agnew, the “nattering nabobs of negativism” carrying on about the evils of the Affordable Care Act aren’t going to roll back the health insurance overhaul they like to deride as “Obamacare.”Reality sure isn’t on their side. Since the ACA began to take effect, at lea...

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Wind fails to whip Aukerman Relays athletes

FAIRBORN —Eight area high school track and field teams battled the wind and cold during Tuesday’s Rex Aukerman Relays at Fairborn High School.With the wind whipping and temperatures dropping as the evening progressed, many of the 100 or so spectators appeared dressed more for a November football game than a Spring track meet.The Beavercreek quartet of Jordan Grant, Bethany Lassen, Aurora Turner and Emma Hensley started things off with a win in the girls 3,200...

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Cueto pitches Reds by Pirates 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against the Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night.Cueto (2-2) struck out four and walked three while running his career-long scoreless streak to 21 innings before giving up a home run to Andrew McCutchen with one out in the ninth. He improved to 15-4 in his career against the Pirates and became the first Cincinnati pitcher to toss consecutive complete ga...

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Local Sports Briefs - April 22

Limbaugh named Horizon League Batter of the WeekFAIRBORN — Wright State senior left fielder Jeff Limbaugh was named the Horizon League Batter of the Week for the week ending April 20.

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Golden Eagles, Beavers split doubleheader

BEAVERCREEK — A Saturday nonleague doubleheader, between two teams that were leading their respective divisions, had all the makings of an exciting pair of high school baseball games. Bellbrook and Beavercreek didn’t disappoint.Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division-leading Beavercreek came in riding a six-game winning streak. They’d just swept GWOC rival Centerville in a pair of consecutive games and outscored the Elks 19-3 in the two-game series. So i...

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Fundamentals foul up Rams

JAMESTOWN — There were times during Monday’s Ohio Heritage Conference battle between visiting North Lewisburg Triad and host Greeneview where Rams coach Paul Thompson couldn’t bare to watch.Thompson had seen his youthful Greeneview bunch jump out in front by a 6-1 score after three innings of play, only to see the lead — and the game — fall away in the final innings. Triad rallied for a 9-6 win, and from the way the Rams coach paced in front of the Gre...

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