Enon hydrant flushing schedule

ENON — During the months of September and October, the Enon Water Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants in the village and West Enon Estates. As a result, some discoloration to the water may occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All customers of the enon water works system are advised to check their water before doing laundry. Upon request, a special rust removing detergent will be made available to residents at no charge.

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Ohio’s first human cases of West Nile Virus reported for 2014

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s first two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2014 were identified Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). A 24-year-old female in Muskingum County and a 78- year-old female in Cuyahoga County have been hospitalized with encephalitis.Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain and is caused when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito. This is the primary way people get the West Nile Virus, according to ODH.

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Antioch College opens wellness center

YELLOW SPRINGS — Antioch College’s newly renovated 44,000‐square‐foot wellness center will officially open to the Yellow Springs community Sept. 6.To commemorate the opening, the college will host a grand opening community celebration 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. A dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting are scheduled for noon.The community is invited to come together for a day of celebration, including activities such as basketball, volleyball, pi...

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be be “A Penny for Your Thoughts.” During this program the results of the congregational survey taken earlier this year will be presented and discussed. Your feedback and thoughts are wanted and valued on topics such as programs, spirituality, music, religious education/exploration, social gatherings and the like.Changes will be implemented in respo...

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B-W Greenway proposes process to protect wetlands

FAIRBORN — Local land conservationists are encouraging city officials to consider asking three questions that could help save area wetlands from development.Among the B-W Greenway Community Land Trust goals are preserving and promoting natural corridors between the Beaver Creek and Wenrick Wetlands, protecting ground and surface water, encouraging sustainable agriculture, and in this case particular case, preserving and enhance native plant, wildlife and aquatic habitats.

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Inspirational Message

According to ancestry.com, the world’s largest online resource for family history, seventy-eight percent of Americans say they are interested in learning more about their family history. Ancestry.com has partnered with the TLC channel on a television show titled Who Do You Think You Are? .Who Do You Think You Are? takes a celebrity and helps discover more about his or her family roots through a look deep into one or more aspects of the celebrity’s family tree. It is fas...

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Port truck drivers draw a line in the sand

It’s not fair for employers to pretend that their workers are independent contractors.Imagine your boss suddenly told you that from now on you were going to be considered an independent contractor. You’d have to pay for your office space, supplies, and equipment. Your employer would deduct those expenses from your paycheck. And you’d have to pay all your payroll taxes, including your employer’s share.You’d also be responsible for doing whate...

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Fairborn Police Reports

Aug. 812:42 a.m. - Recovered stolen property in 700 block of East Xenia Drive; traffic and criminal citations issued.12:47 a.m. - Disturbance reported on Old Yellow Springs Road; unfounded.1:43 a.m. - Disturbance reported in 600 block of Koogler St.1:49 a.m. - Intoxicated subject reported in 100 block of East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road.5:36 a.m. - Noise complaint reported in 600 block of Koogler St.8:29 a.m. - ...

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Don’t mind me - my horn sticks

The verse of the day is 1 Corinthians 4:5. “Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.I love living in a small town. It is encouraging and comforting knowing many of the people whom you see on a day-to-day basis. Soon after moving here from a big city I learned abo...

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Why do you tolerate evil?

“Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?” (Habakkuk 1:13)The age old question of God is, “If You are good why do You allow evil in the world?” Habakkuk wanted an answer to this question also, and he got it.

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Court justices to speak at XHS

XENIA — Two Ohio Supreme Court justices will be speak at the next Xenia Republican Women’s Club meeting.Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judith French will be the featured presenters as the club opens its September meeting to the public, 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Bob Hope Auditorium inside Xenia High School. The Justices will discuss the role of the Ohio Supreme Court in Ohioans’ daily lives and the process of hearing cases.A question-and-answer session will be ...

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State treasurer wants transparency

XENIA — Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is trying to open the state’s checkbook to whom he says are the owners — the public.Through HB 175, the “Open Ohio” bill, Mandel would be able to establish the Ohio State Government Expenditure Database to show Ohioans exactly where their money is being spent. It passed the house 86-8 — Greene County representatives Rick Perales and Bob Hackett voted yes — and is heading to the Senate for consideration....

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Carroll wins season opener

DAYTON — Mistakes were costly for both teams, during Wednesday night’s nonleague girls volleyball battle between Xenia and Dayton Carroll. But those mistakes cost Xenia in a bigger way.Xenia (1-1) came within five points of winning crucial sets three times, but late-game errors earned Carroll (1-0) an eventual 26-24, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22 win in a sweltering Carroll gymnasium. The Patriots earned the win, but neither coach was particularly satisfied with their team’...

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Local Sports Briefs

HIGH SCHOOLFOOTBALLBeavercreek football community night tonightBEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Football will host the 2014 Community Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at the BHS Stadium. There will be skill stations and on-field games and drills for all, including laser-timed 40-yard dashes and time shuttle drills. In addition, the 2014 schedule poster will be available as well as new spirit wear, and foo...

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Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job.Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel, college football’s dynamic quarterback with the cult-like following.Hoyer, though, persevered. He endured grueling rehab to get back on the field sooner than expected, stayed focused as Manzielmania consumed the ...

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AFC North trying to regain reputation as the best

CINCINNATI (AP) — They do things a little differently in the AFC North.They’re patient with their coaches and quarterbacks — well, with the exception of Cleveland, which is in a league of its own when it comes to change.They develop a style and stick with it, win or lose.And it’s worked.The AFC North is coming off what amounts to a down year for the NFL’s most successful division over the past six years. Only one team r...

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On day 2 after Miller’s injury, Buckeyes moving on

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State’s practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn’t certain what had happened.“Oh, it was devastating. It was a bad deal,” Meyer said glumly on Wednesday. “First of all, I didn’t see exactly what happened and I thought someone hit him. I went berserk, saying, ‘What happened?’ (The coaches) looked at me and I...

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