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Cedarville students participate in a trading competition

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CEDARVILLE — Four Cedarville University students participated in the Third U.S. University Trading Challenge hosted by Fordham University in March.The only team composed of undergraduate students at the trading challenge, Cedarville placed fourth out of the six schools competing. Solidly in the top four, they were just points away from Georgia Institute of Technology in third place and Simon Graduate School of Business (University of Rochester) in second place.“Participating in this competition kindled a passion in each of us,” said James Grinalds, the team’s founding member. “As a team of primarily freshmen, we are looking to go to more competitions in the next four years.”

 

United Way puts focus on childhood hunger

DAYTON — United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Volunteer Connection will serve as a 2014 Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency, organizing our region’s young people in large-scale projects to improve our community throughout the month of April.

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Temperatures and gas prices take a wild ride

DAYTON — Area motorists are not only on a weather rollercoaster this week, but fluctuation in gas prices has also been dramatic.Last Wednesday, for the first time since Jan. 17, the national average registered higher than the same date the year prior, and today marks the most dramatic year-over-year premium since Aug. 1, 2013. Currently the national average for a gallon of gas is $3.64, compared to $3.52 a year ago. On this date in 2013 prices were still tumbling from a Feb. ...

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First woman to fly solo around the world celebrates 50th anniversary

COLUMBUS — Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, will be honored as fellow aviators, historians, community leaders and friends gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her flight.On April 17, a life-size bronze statue of Mock holding a globe, created by Columbus artist Renate Burgyan Fackler, will be unveiled at Port Columbus International Airport, the departure and landing site for her extraordinary achievement.

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BBB Announces The 2014 Eclipse Integrity Awards finalists

DAYTON — The Better Business Bureau recently announced the 2014 Eclipse Integrity Awards finalists.These awards are given to Miami Valley businesses and non-profits who model ethics, honesty and integrity for the community. The winners will be announced May 13 at your BBB’s Eclipse Integrity Awards.BBB president & CEO John North said, “Your BBB’s Eclipse Integrity Awards showcase organizations that have raised the bar and set the standards for int...

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A taxing solution to the greatest challenge of our time

Putting a price on carbon emissions is one of the best ways we can slow the pace of climate change.Ben Franklin said it best — nothing is certain, “except death and taxes.”Like most Americans, we submit our 1040s to maintain the health of our nation. However, we’d personally rather decrease our income tax and instead pay a fee that reduces carbon pollution and could preserve the planet.

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Lax approach yields bad resultsWhile Ohio lawmakers fail to take steps to hold charter schools more accountable for how they use millions of dollars in tax money, evidence mounts that this lax approach yields bad results.Chiefly, the law allows charter-school boards to contract with for-profit management companies to run the schools and includes too few restrictions on those relationships — restrictions that would protect the public and the state t...

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Terrific things happening at XCS

Here are some of the terrific things happening in each of our schools.I would certainly be remiss if I did not start off by mentioning the Dedication Ceremony from Tuesday evening. In 1957, Xenia High School was erected on 425 Edison Blvd. The Class of 1958 was the first class to begin and end the year at the new high school. During the year, the class worked concession stands to save up more than $3,000 and used that money to purchase a pink granite base, flag, and pole.

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Let them eat rice

The gusher of money, time, and resources wasted on one genetically engineered crop imbued with a single vitamin could have solved some easier-to-fix problems behind worldwide hunger.A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept Golden Rice off the market for over a decade when it could have been helping the world’s poor during that time....

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Stopping credit report errors

Your credit report has an enormous impact on your financial future. Banks, credit card companies, and employers all reference credit reports when they decide whether to make a loan to a potential customer or offer a job to a prospective employee. That is why it’s critical that credit reporting agencies maintain and provide accurate credit information about consumers.

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Wright State is host facility for Air Camp again this summer

FAIRBORN — Middle school students from across the U.S. will experience the thrill of flying an airplane themselves this summer at three sessions of Air Camp in Dayton, Ohio, which provides an introduction to the wonders of flight and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) of aviation and aeronautics.

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Young’s to host 32nd annual Easter Egg Hunt

YELLOW SPRINGS — Easter Sunday will mark the 32nd time Young’s has hardboiled and dyed several thousand eggs for their annual egg hunt.This event starts promptly at 2 p.m. for children ages 4 and under, 2:20 p.m. for ages 5 to 7 and 2:40 p.m. for ages 8 to 10. The event takes place on the driving range at Udders & Putters.“The Easter Egg Hunt is held rain, or snow, or shine. After all, what else can we do with over 7,000 hardboiled and dyed eggs?”...

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17th Annual Taste of Greene County winners

BEAVERCREEK — The 17th Annual Taste of Greene County is pleased to announce this year’s award winners. Award Winners were announced on Sunday, April 13 at the annual event held at the Wright State University Nutter Center. The following winners were announced:Best Appetizer: First – Don Pablo’s; Second – Red Lobster; Third – The Garden Grille.Best Soup/Salad: First – The Waterfall Café at Soin; Second – Max & Erma̵...

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Nominations sought in women’s hall of fame

XENIA — The Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame is currently seeking nominations. Members of the community are encouraged to submit nominations for outstanding women who deserve recognition in their home county. Nominations are being accepted now through June 30. This year’s Recognition Day luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Walnut Grove Country Club.

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Benefit book fair

XENIA — The Auxiliary of Greene Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a book fair 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17. There will be hundreds of new books and unique gifts for people of all ages. The sale will take place in the private dining room which is adjacent to the cafeteria on the ground floor of the hospital. All are welcome. Proceeds will benefit Greene Memorial Hospital. For more information contact Volunteer Coor...

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Fairborn parks are both fun and free

Editor’s note: This article is the first of a six-piece series that will be published in the next five Tuesday editions of the Fairborn Daily Herald. Articles are supplied by the Fairborn Park Foundation to help inform readers of the opportunities and activitied offered by the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division.FAIRBORN — Fairborn’s Parks and Recreation division has been working through the short days of this difficult winter to improve the c...

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Fairborn community garden plots available

FAIRBORN — Located behind Fairborn Fire Station No. 4, at 444 Funderburg Road, is a large lot with approximately 26, 20-foot by 50-foot plots known as community gardens. Each plot is maintained annually by a member of the Fairborn community, and this year, a few plots have opened up for those interested in maintaining a community garden.“There are a few plots open this year and tilling is near completion so the ground is ready for gardeners in Fairborn to begin,” ...

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Fairborn assisted living facility receives top rating in county

FAIRBORN — The Summit at Park Hills received the highest resident satisfaction rate among Greene County’s nine assisted living facilities.The Ohio Department of Aging has once again surveyed residents of Ohio nursing homes and assisted living facilities to determine their satisfaction with the care they receive there. A total of 11,013 residents in 598 facilities statewide participated in the survey.More than 55 percent of participating assisted living facili...

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