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Scouts stymie Steam

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XENIA — In the midst of last week’s losing streak, Xenia Scouts manager Bobby Randall talked about how baseball can be a streaky game. His team was cold and falling downhill at the time, but not any more.Xenia’s bats have come alive and the team’s stellar defense continues to make wide ranging plays. On this night, pitchers Jason Karkenny and Tyler Taute scattered 11 Cincinnati Steam hits and the Scouts claimed a 5-4 win over the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League’s first-place team.In the Scouts’ last three games, they’ve walloped 37 hits, winning two. That includes 10 hits in Friday’s home win at Grady’s Field on the Athletes In Action sports complex.

 

Should Facebook toy with our moods?

The news last week that Facebook recently conducted an experiment designed to test whether the emotions of its users could be manipulated brought about a firestorm that is bewildering.A Wall Street Journal article on the topic explained, “To determine whether it could alter the emotional state of its users and prompt them to post either more positive or negative content, the site’s data scientists enabled an algorithm, for one week, to automatically omit content that co...

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Next steps for the EPA’s clean power plan

By Mary Anne HittThe new carbon-cutting standard gives every state the opportunity to chart its own energy future.On the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency unveiling its proposed carbon pollution standard for existing power plants, clean-energy supporters from coast to coast are digging into the details. As we work to understand how the plan will help us tackle climate disruption, deep-pocketed dirty-fuel supporters like the Koch brothers are spreading massive ...

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Argentina, Germany have rich World Cup history

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) — Diego Maradona was reportedly so struck by stage fright that he called for his mother’s help as Argentina players sat in silence in their changing room before the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany.But it was Maradona who provided the moment of brilliance that decided the game and gave Argentina its second title before 114,800 fans at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. Four years later, Maradona was in tears as the Germans lifted the t...

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LBJ out to prove you can go home again

This isn’t Brett Favre or Joe Montana, or any other over-the-hill star — insert your own favorite here — shopping teams and/or rosters in search of one last hurrah.In the NBA, one supremely talented individual can make a world of difference. LeBron James proved as much by carrying his team into five of the last seven NBA Finals. What’s going to make this quest for a championship in Cleveland the best sports story out there for some time is that he’s co...

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World Cup online: Brazil’s shock shatters records

NEW YORK (AP) — As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network’s history.While Germany barreled down on a stunned Brazilian team to score five goals in the match’s first half, quips such as #ThingMoreLikelyThanBrazilWinningTheWorldCup and #TeamsBetterThanBrazil became top trending topics on Twitter. Teams bett...

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Editorial roundup

According to The Providence (R.I.) Journal:Nothing humanizes a polarizing political topic like the face of a child.And 52,000 of them since October make it a humanitarian crisis.Relatively suddenly, the nation became aware of the scale of the problem brewing on its southern borderland. Thousands of children, driven to desperation by violence that threatens them at home, have fled toward the safer haven of the United States.Those who...

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Xenia Police Reports

June 1512:03 a.m. — Suspicious Vehicle 2000 block of Drummond Drive.12:42 a.m. — Suspicious Person 1900 block of Bellbrook Avenue.12:54 a.m. — Suicide Attempt/Suicidal Subj 200 block of East Third Street.1:03 a.m. — Noise Complaint 1900 block of Gayhart Street.1:14 a.m. — Detail — Other 100 block of North Detroit Street.1:15 a.m. — Unwanted Subject 900 block of Emmet Dr...

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Former Xenia school board member signing books

XENIA — Dr. Edwin Kingsbury, a former pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church and former Xenia Board of Education member, will speak about his experience loving and caring for his wife at a book signing 2-4 p.m. today at Blue Jacket Books, 30 S. Detroit St.Dorothy Kingsbury, his wife, taught at Cox Elementary School in Xenia for many years. Upon learning she had dementia, in her case Alzheimer’s, she decided to write a book about her life before she couldn’t rem...

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Tesumseh Council honors DP&L with North Star Award

SPRINGFIELD — Tecumseh Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented the Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) its annual North Star Award recognizing distinguished service to youth in the community.The North Star Award recognizes a company or individual that makes a significant difference toward improving the lives of local youth. Tecumseh Council serves 3,800 youth in Greene, Clark, Champaign, Clinton and Logan counties. Tecumseh Council operates a 400-acre year round camp that...

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Officials consider adding officer to middle schools

BEAVERCREEK — City and school officials are considering adding a police officer at the middle school levels.The current contract between Beavercreek schools and the city includes one School Resource Officer and expired June 30, included salary and benefits totaling $124,097.40.The school district has been responsible for half of the cost of the SRO, approximately $62,000.“We are considering the possibility of adding a Student Resource Officer (SRO)...

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City moving forward with new admin building

XENIA — The City of Xenia is moving forward with plans for a new administration building and the renovation of the current city hall to accommodate the police department.In a two-hour special session on Thursday, council viewed renderings from APP Architecture that featured a 20,000 square foot above-ground city hall and renovations to the existing city hall to allow the Xenia Police Division to expand operations to the first floor. The total project cost is between $7-8 mill...

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Local author publishes book No. 3

XENIA — It took 12 years, but once he actually started writing, the words came easily for Joe Schlegel.The 30-year-old Xenia resident recently self-published his third thriller novel, completing the first three of his nine-part series in only 19 months. “Wrath, and Raleigh” continues the story of anti-hero Godrick Jasper which began in “The Appetite of Floyd,” and followed-up with “Dare to Defy.”The series was conveived when he w...

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Local entrepeneur opens massage business

BEAVERCREEK — The Elements Massage franchise has come to Beavercreek. Lisa Zucco, the owner of one of the franchise’s newest locations, opened her business to Beavercreek last month and cut the ribbon for that location on Wednesday. The franchise is expanding and currently has 181 locations nationwide.At Elements, a massage is a customized experience based on the customer’s needs.“Our front desk people will match the client with the therapist that...

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Poker Run to benefit child victims of domestic violence

XENIA — Motorcyclists will have the opportunity to participate in the first Fire House Poker Run to benefit the “Shoe Barn Project,” a fundraising effort to provide new shoes for children who come through the Greene County Children Services or The Family Violence Prevention Center.The benefit begins with registration 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, for $15 per bike at Buckminn’s D and D Harley Davidson, 1213 Cincinnati Ave.

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Greene County foster parents needed for teens and sibling groups

FAIRBORN — Greene County Children Services is holding a free information session on its foster care program from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Fairborn Library.The agency is specifically in need of foster parents for older children and teens as well as sibling groups.

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Some favorite recipes from the Amish Cook

These are some requested recipes from readers as part of our “summer recipe series.” The Amish Cook will return in its regular format later in the month. Enjoy. An Amish Cook reader in Highland, Indiana requested a recipe for blueberry muffins with a splash of lemon. Try this recipe which comes from an Amish settlement in Maine where blueberries are plentiful during the summer.Buttermilk Blueberry Lemon MuffinsMakes 24 muffins3 cup...

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Clovers for Christ 4-H Club gather

XENIA — Clovers for Christ 4-H Club gathered together for a few hours of games, crafts, and performances at ‘Liberty Village’ on May 27.They also did crafts and entertainment at Legacy Nursing Home’ in Jamestown on June 10. They made bumble bee garden crafts with residents to hang in their garden areas or outside of their windows to enjoy. Darla Licklider and Cindy Burban helped to organize these events.Clovers for Christ also went to Legacy on Ju...

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