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Massage location opens in Beavercreek

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BEAVERCREEK — A local small business owner has opened his third massage spa in the Dayton area, and his second in Beavercreek. Matt Roberts is a Massage Envy franchisee, and his locations are in Miamisburg, at The Greene in Beavercreek, and now in the Rex Center just off North Fairfield Road in Beavercreek.The vision for having multiple clinics in the Dayton area first began back when Roberts opened his first location at The Greene in 2010. Now with a burgeoning customer base of about 1,750 at The Greene, it’s not difficult to see the demand in the area. Now Matt and his wife Holly are expanding their operations.


Attorney general visits Cedarville

CEDARVILLE — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine walked into Bill Harris’ AP government and asked which students wanted to run for office.Only junior Ian Waltz raised his hand, and despite the eye-opening information he received during a light-hearted exchange with Ohio’s top lawyer about running a campaign, the Cedarville High School junior didn’t run and hide.“I think it would be a very, very cool experience,” Waltz said after DeWine f...

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A government of laws, not of men

It seems to me that some news stories have lives of their own in today’s society. Somehow they not only stay “alive” but grow in intensity and become more widespread.One such story centers about law enforcement officers being involved with shootings with the primary local example being that of the shooting death of a young black man at Wal-Mart. The details of this episode have largely been publicly released so there is no reason to review them here, but there is ...

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Letters to the editor

Say yes to the librariesEditor:Greene County Libraries are some of the best in the nation, winning prize after prize. This has occurred despite a loss of state funding of more than $6 million since 2008. Over 62 percent of all Greene County residents have a library card and users borrow over 3 million items a year.The library has kept up with the times by not only providing standard print books, but audio and electronic books....

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Cutler still a slouch in City of Big Shoulders

CHICAGO (AP) — There’s no truth to the rumor Jay Cutler is about to be charged with starting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.But everything else that’s gone wrong here the last five years?Feel free to pin it on the Bears’ perpetually grumpy QB. Nearly everyone in town does — and has since Cutler slouched into the city of big shoulders in 2009 — despite knowing management just locked him up for three more years at a guaranteed $54 millio...

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Local Sports Briefs

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCERFinal Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association state high school soccer poll for 2014:BOYSDivision I — 1. Copley (15-0-1) 99; 2. Cleveland St. Ignatius (13-2-1) 84; 3.(tie) Beavercreek (15-0-1), Cincinnati St. Xavier (13-2-1) 72; 5. Sylvania Northview (13-0-2) 62; 6.(tie) Mason (12-1-3), Powell Olentangy Liberty (13-1-2) 41; 8. Avon (14-0-2) 31; 9. Hudson (...

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Playoff hopes on the line in week nine

As the season winds down, a few area high school football teams still have hope for making the postseason. Winning out will be key in reaching the playoffs.The Greeneview Rams continue to be in control of their fate. The Rams defeated Northeastern 49-19 to go to 8-0 on the season and maintained their spot on top of the Ohio Heritage Conference. Greeneview will need to continue to pound the ball to keep their hot streak going.

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Fairborn festival brings chills and thrills

FAIRBORN — Downtown Fairborn will once again be taken over by ghosts, goblins and ghouls this weekend for the Third Annual Fairborn Halloween Festival.This year’s event, hosted by the Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.“We are one of the most popular Halloween spots in Ohio, so we wanted to do a family-friendly event where everyone can join in the celebration happening in our...

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XCSF supports project-based learning

XENIA —Thanks to the Xenia Community Schools Foundation, Warner Middle School is able to offer more elective courses for its students.One of the newest opportunities is a project-based course called “Designing Your Theme Park.”Teams of students will design and create their “dream” theme park using a manual and Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 software. The project will encourage teamwork and dedication, while enhancing technology skills. Each group w...

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Fall Walk set for Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The Second Annual Greeneview Middle School Operation Don’t Judge Fall Walk will take place on the bike path behind Greeneview Middle School 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.The 5K walk is staged to help promote the school’s anti-bullying group, Operation DJ. Money raised at the event goes to purchase a T-shirt for each seventh and eighth grade member of the anti-bullying group who was not a member last year, with the balance of the money raised to be donated ...

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‘Plastic World’ comes to Yellow Springs gallery

YELLOW SPRINGS — Mary Ellen Croteau, a Chicago based eco, feminist artist, is not averse to controversy. For many years she has been an active Feminist Artist with an international reputation, producing witty, sophisticated art that shafts the status quo of our male dominated society.The Yellow Springs Art Council will present Croteau’s work from “Plastic World” series at their gallery through Nov. 9. The YSAC Community Gallery is located at 111 Corry St. an...

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Heroes support heroes

By Nathan Pillingnpilling@civitasmedia.comBEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP — About a dozen people associated with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department gathered to assemble care packages for military service members Monday afternoon. This is the fifth year of the department’s “Heroes Supporting Heroes” campaign.The items purchased and donated by various community members were quickly packed into about 100 boxes to be sent to locations in Afghani...

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OSU won’t look past Penn State

Rusty MillerAP Sports WriterCOLUMBUS — There’s always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule.But Urban Meyer says that won’t be the case for No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State on Saturday.“I think if you play a really bad team, that happens,” Meyer said on Monday. “Going on the road in front of 110,000 people, knowing we didn’t play great on Satu...

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Keselowski doing things his way

Jenna FryerAP Auto Racing WriterTALLADEGA, Ala. — It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him “a complete moron” while alleging “every driver in the garage that comes up to me says, ‘That guy is a compl...

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Area runners advance to regionals

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comCLAYTON — Sarah Hites just wanted to go into Saturday’s district cross country championships with tunnel vision, focusing on doing her very best.As a result, when she was in the cool-down area afterward the junior Xenia High runner had no idea she’d finished 16th and qualified for next week’s regional championships.“Oh! Okay!” she said with an excited gasp. She was soon mo...

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Rested or rusty, World Series begins today

Ben WalkerAP Baseball WriterKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout.“I can’t believe that just happened, dude,” pitcher James Shields razzed.It’ll be more frustrating tha...

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Knights knock off Falcons

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comENON — Greenon started off slow in its first postseason game of the year against Graham, Saturday at Greenon High School. But the Lady Knights kicked it into high gear in the second half, blowing out the Falcons, 5-0, to advance.“I would say that we started off slow to begin with,” said Greenon coach Ray Raines. “We came out strong in the second half and we started to dominate. Being first to the ...

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Bellbrook advances past Valley View

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comBELLBROOK — It’s always difficult playing a familiar team in the postseason, especially if you’ve already faced them two times in the regular season. The Bellbrook girls’ soccer squad did just that when they defeated Southwestern Buckeye League rival Germantown Valley View, 2-0, Saturday at Bellbrook High School.“Tough game to try and beat a team three times,” said Bellbrook coach Doug...

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