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OVI checkpoint yields three arrests

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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 OVI arrests came at the checkpoint and the other resulted from officers on a nearby OVI saturation patrol.Eck said the highway patrol sets up checkpoints at high crash and OVI arrest areas.


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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