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WPAFB offers early retirements, separations

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE – Civilian employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have until Aug. 1 to notify officials if they plan to retire or leave with incentives ahead of hundreds of layoffs this fall.The Air Force says it will save $1.6 billion by eliminating more than 3,400 jobs throughout the service. Approved employees must retire or separate on Sept. 30.As part of the Air Force Management Headquarters Review, a broad range of reductions were announced last week including 372 position cuts in Air Force Materiel Command here and prompting implementation of these voluntary measures.

 

Interstate 675 ramp closure scheduled

GREENE COUNTY — Pavement work will require closing a ramp on Interstate 675.The ramp from Grange Hall Road to northbound I-675 will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 23 for two weeks. Traffic will be detoured using Pentagon Park Boulevard to North Fairfield Road.This ramp will be closed while the contractor performs pavement repairs and paving on the northbound exit ramps to State Route 844 and North Fairfield Road.Arrow boards and/or signs will be in ...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Xenia Daily Gazette is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making xeniagazette.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to ...

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McIlroy earns Nicklaus’s praise

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship.Now he’s got his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green, preferably.With a grind-it-out performance on the final day of the British Open, McIlroy checked off another requirement for joining perhaps the most exclusive club in the game.U.S. Open? He’s won that. PGA Championship? Yep, got one of those t...

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Pacers face uphill battle after signing Stuckey

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson.On Monday, they replaced one of the NBA’s best young players with shooting guard Rodney Stuckey.It’s a swap that will make it a challenge for Indiana to win a third straight title in a division that might be the toughest in basketball.“We just have to come out and play hard and play with each other,” Stuckey said of the vastly improved Central Division. “...

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Alliance may smooth NASCAR bumps

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.NASCAR refused to allow the use of cooling boxes, so teams had jerry-rigged a system that created a dangerous on-track situation for the drivers.NASCAR summoned the crew chiefs from every Sprint Cup organization to hash out a solution. The teams were almost unanimously in favor of ...

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Local Sports Briefs

Norman wins Canadian ParaTriathlonMAGOG, Canada — Xenia Christian High School student Grace Norman won her division of the International Triathlon Union Canadian ParaTriathlon, on July 19. Norman led the 750-meter swim, then had a solid three laps on the 6.6-kilometer bike stage. She missed one turn and added a minute to her overall time as she made the correction. The Canadian champion said she was surprised when Grace passed her a second time on the bike....

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A new look, thanks to you

XENIA — The Xenia Daily Gazette is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The Xenia Daily Gazette is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also un...

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Xenia Police Reports

July 612:08 a.m — Disturbance East Market and North Monroe streets.12:24 a.m — Noise Complaint 400 block of South Stadium Drive.12:36 a.m — Fireworks 1200 block of Massachusetts Drive.1:19 a.m — Miscellaneous 1300 block of Kylemore Drive.1:33 a.m — Juvenile Complaint 1300 block of Raybell Drive.1:56 a.m — Fireworks 1200 block of Massachusetts Drive.2:29 a.m —...

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Fire guts house on Pembury

XENIA — An early morning fire Sunday caused $30,000 in damage and took the lives of two family pets.Xenia fire crews were called to a home in the 2300 block of Pembury Drive shortly after 2 a.m. and needed mutual aid from Beavercreek and Xenia Township to douse the fire, which started in the kitchen.One of the residents put grease on the stove to cook with and forgot about it, Xenia Fire Chief Ken Riggsby.“It pretty much gutted everything but the b...

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Hope Taft talks watershed protection

XENIA — Speaking at a recent dinner meeting of the Xenia Kiwanis Club, Hope Taft expressed concerns about the quality of the Little Miami River Watershed and efforts being made to protect it, as well as the river’s economic value to the area. Taft, a former first lady of Ohio, and her husband, Bob, now reside in Sugarcreek Township along the banks of the Little Miami River.

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Greene County Fair turns 175 this year

XENIA — The Greene County Fair originated in the 1800s, but one needs only to go back to 2000 to find perhaps the most significant moment in its soon-to-be 175 year history.On Sept. 20 a tornado ripped through Xenia, directly hitting the fairgrounds and taking with it 17 buildings and memories from an entire generation.

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OVI checkpoint yields three arrests

FAIRBORN — An OVI checkpoint held this weekend by the Ohio State Highway Patrol resulted in two OVI arrests and one driving under suspension arrest. The checkpoint was held on Colonel Glenn Highway east of North Fairfield Road in Fairborn from 11 p.m. July 18 to 3 a.m. July 19.Lt. Douglas Eck of the highway patrol’s Xenia post reported that officers at the checkpoint checked 235 motorists, eight of which had consumed alcohol and were evaluated for impairment. One of the...

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Xenia native bares all in book

XENIA — To say Eboni Lacy has experienced it all in her life would be a tremendous understatement.The Xenia native had an improvised explosive device (IED) blow up under her vehicle while serving in Iraq. She has thought about suicide while battling PTSD. Lacy was a victim of child abuse, incest, sexism, racism and homophobia. And at 12-years-old she was visiting her father in jail.It’s all graphically chronicled in her book “Black Woman, White Combat &...

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Xenia Polic Reports

June 194:53 a.m. — Alarm at a Business/Bank 1300 block of Burnett Drive.5:32 a.m. — Business Check Cincinnati Avenue and West Second Street.6:04 a.m. — Harassment Atkinson and Crase drives.8:53 a.m. — Follow Up 200 block of South West Street.9:59 a.m. — Warrant 800 block of East Church Street.

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ATV accident kills one

SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP (WDTN) — A man is killed after becoming trapped under a utility vehicle.It happened at Tom’s Mulch & Landscaping in the 2100 block of Ferry Road around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. According to officials, he was driving over hills of mulch when the vehicle over turned on top of him.CareFlight was called to the scene and crews tried to extricate him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity has not yet been released. The victim...

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Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.Once he made a birdie, and then another, nothing could stop McIlroy.Not another collapse in the second round. Not anyone in the field. And certainly not Tiger Woods.After a bogey on hi...

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In Alps, Nibali again dominates Tour de France

CHAMROUSSE, France (AP) — If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here’s why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage 13 to boot.On a sunbaked and melting Alpine road, the 29-year-old Italian, cemented his control of cycling’s greatest race with a solo-finish victory that was an afterthought to gaining time on other title contenders....

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