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Orthopaedic spine surgeon joins Wright State Physicians

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FAIRBORN — Orthopaedic spine surgeon Mark Kayanja, M.D., Ph.D., is joining Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics and will begin seeing patients on Aug. 11 at the Wright State Physicians Health Center, Miami Valley Hospital and Atrium Medical Center.


Youth archery event on target

XENIA — The Greene County Fish and Game Association held an archery match for area youth July 26.The association provided all equipment and instruction for those that wished to take advantage of it, and use of personal equipment at Fish & Game events is allowed.Vernon Seiker started the shoot with a safety instruction talk, and also instructed the archers on the parts of the bow and arrow.Twenty spirited kids shot at field targets first. They then were s...

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Music and comedy charity event scheduled

JAMESTOWN — Samson’s Summerfest, a day-long music and comedy festival in Jamestown, will occur Saturday, Aug. 16 at Morris Pond just off Cottonville Road.The gates open at 10 a.m. with the entertainment beginning at 10:30 a.m. and running through 11 p.m. The event will feature 14 musical acts and 12 comedy acts.

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Health district reminds caregivers of car dangers

XENIA — As summer temperatures rise across the country, it’s important to remember that while these summer days are great for the pool and the beach, they’re not so good for the inside of cars, where the heat can become deadly in very short period of time. The Greene County Combined Health District, along with Safe Kids, reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in cars.Since 1998, at least 624 children across the United States have died in cars from heatst...

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Newspapers to take award photos during the fair

The Xenia Daily Gazette - Greene County News staff will be photographing 4-H, Cloverbud, FFA and Open Class award winners of all ages during the Greene County Fair. Those photos will appear in print following the fair. All levels of winners are welcome.There is one more scheduled date for winners to bring their awards and or project to the Assembly Building during the fair to have their photograph taken: 9-11 a.m. Thursday, July 31.Photos will appear in our post...

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Clean cars raise money for food pantry

XENIA — The Xenia FISH food pantry was one of many across the country to receive funds after the fifth annual Food Raiser Fundraiser.The Fundraiser was held to raise awareness (and money) for the need to fill food pantries during the summer months. Needs rise with children on summer break from school. According to the Feeding American organization, $1 provides nine meansl.Super Wash, located in Morrison, Ill., had 140 of its locations raise more than $45,000. Durin...

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Greene CATS receives Auditor of State Award

XENIA — Auditor of State Dave Yost recently announced that the Greene County Transit Board received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit report.“We appreciate Auditor Yost recognizing our organization for having a clean audit,” said Executive Director Ken Collier following the July 22 announcement. “Our Chief Financial Officer, Marilyn Ratcliff, does an excellent job making sure that the Transit Board conducts its financial affairs according to g...

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Fairborn Jazz Festival returns Saturday

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division is once again hoping to bring the community together through music with the 2nd Annual Fairborn Jazz Festival this Saturday.The city has partnered with the Fairborn Performing Arts & Cultural Association to present five professional jazz bands and food vendors that are expected to draw hundreds of attendees from 12-9 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Central Park Bandstand, 300 S. Central Ave.The Fairborn Jazz Festival was dev...

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Awareness campaign encourages sodium reduction

DAYTON — Americans eat too much salt, and most have no idea how much they are eating, according to new consumer research by the American Heart Association.Nearly all of the 1,000 people surveyed by the American Heart Association (97 percent) either underestimated or could not estimate how much sodium they eat every day. Too much sodium in the diet can increase risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and other major health problems.Most people who undere...

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Poultry champ happy she entered

XENIA — Hunter Richards almost didn’t enter the Poultry Showmanship competition at the Greene County Fair on Tuesday.“I really didn’t want to,” the 14-year-old from Jamestown said. “All of my friends said they didn’t like it.”But she ignored her friends and entered anyway and was more than pleased with the results, winning the Beginner division.“It feels great,” she said.The competition was...

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Preparation leads to first-time baking win

XENIA — Stacie Baxley learned a big lesson during last year’s 4-H Baking Contest at the Greene County Fair.“Always read the ingredients over and over again,” the 10-year-old Xenia resident said. “I forgot an ingredient last year.” And it cost her first place.In Monday’s contest at the fair, the McKinley Elementary School fifth-grader’s preparedness made the difference as she won the Beginner Division in a too-close-to-call ...

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Retired Lt. Gen. Reno inducted into hall of fame

CEDARVILLE — The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will induct retired Lt. Gen. Loren Reno, dean of the school of business administration at Cedarville University, into its Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held July 31 at McNamara Auditorium in Fort Belvoir, Va.“The value of this honor comes from who is granting it,” said Reno. “It is not because of what I have done but how the Lord has led me and given me opportunities to inspire people to do more than is ex...

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Lamb championship grand for Basinger

XENIA — The hard work finally paid off for Jordan Basinger.Much like the previous years, the 17-year-old from Jamestown spent countless hours with his lamb in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s Homegrown Lamb Show at the Greene County Fair. But this time his trip to the final draw produced results that weren’t baaaaaad.The Greenview High School senior was named grand champion for his 120-pound lamb he’s cared for since its birth earlier this year....

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Xenia Police Reports

July 134:07 a.m. — Business Check 600 block of Ledbetter Road.4:40 a.m. — Theft 60 block of South Orange Street.4:44 a.m. — Domestic Violence 1400 block of Vimla Way.8:22 a.m. — Parking Violation 1300 block of Shannon Lane.8:31 a.m. — Personal Injury Crash 1200 block of Cincinnati Avenue.9:04 a.m. — Follow Up 2600 block of Tennessee Drive.9:18 a.m. — Disturba...

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Showing some hare skills

XENIA — Rabbits may be small, but for exhibitors at Sunday’s showmanship show, they are big way to develop confidence for 4-H members.Three exhibitors came away with rabbit showmanship honors: Samantha Thomas was the junior showmanship winner. Kaitlin Hutchinson was the intermediate winner and Jackie Hutchinson was the senior showmanship winner.Exhibitors left the arena Sunday not knowing where they placed. Winners were announced Tuesday.Terry Fend...

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Scouts rally past Hamilton

XENIA — The Xenia Scouts have been a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League team that has pounced on most of its opportunities this season. Tuesday night on Grady’s Field, the Scouts took some seventh inning opportunities and knocked the Hamilton Joes out of the playoffs.Trailing most of the night, Xenia scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Joes 5-3.With one out, Mac Seibert drew a walk. Michael Frigon came in to pinch-run for ...

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Drivers duke it out in Tug-A-Truck competition

XENIA — The engines might have been raging, but the competition was all friendly.The 2014 Tug-A-Truck competition Monday night at the Greene County Fair brought together Tuggers from near and far to test their modified trucks against each other.In a sport where the goal is to drag the opponent’s hard work backwards, it would be understandable if things got heated. But all of the drivers were ready to have a good time. That’s what it’s all about, a...

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Dalton’s future with Bengals secure … for now

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals took the field for their first training camp practice, applauded by several hundred fans in the metal, temporary bleachers.Not far away, a couple of fans on a public bridge that overlooks the practice fields were unfurling two white sheets with printed messages.“Don’t Sign Dalton,” the first banner said, adding a derogatory comment about the quarterback.“A.J. to A.J., The F...

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