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City seeks feedback on bikeway connector plans

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FAIRBORN — The City of Fairborn will host an open house to solicit feedback from residents regarding a proposed bikeway connector.The goal of the project is to construct a path that will connect the existing bike path at State Route 235/Xenia Drive near Calamityville to Central Avenue and South Street. By constructing this connector, users will have the opportunity to use a path that offers non-motorized recreational transportation opportunities throughout the city without having to compete with vehicles.Residents are invited to attend the public meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the Fire Training room at the City Municipal Building, 44 West Hebble Ave.


Chamber annual banquet to be held May 2

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will highlight the year’s events and honor members of the community on Friday, May 2.The evening begings at 6 p.m. with a social hour followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at the Fairborn I-675 Holiday Inn. Immediately after dinner will be the awards program where selected honorees will be recognized by the City of Fairborn, Fairborn City Schools, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Wright State University, the Greene Count...

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Mad River Township trustees discuss road repairs

MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP — The Mad River Township trustees are planning to make much-needed repairs to local roads following a harsh winter that has left many potholes scattered throughout the township.During the Monday, April 7 township meeting, the board discussed ways in which the township could fund the cost for major road improvements while the road crew continues to make temporary repairs to many roadways.According to Road Superintendent Don O’Connor, the roa...

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Students show their skills

XENIA — Greene County Career Center Electrical Wiring senior Colten Combs from Beavercreek won the Industrial Motor Controls event at the recent SkillsUSA Ohio Championships and earned a bid to the national competition held in Kansas City this summer.The team of Shawn Dafler, Jamylyn Rogers and Craig Oldiges also won gold in the Career Passport Showcase-Construction Design competition. Dafler is from Beavercreek, Rogers from Fairborn and Oldiges from Cedarville. All are junio...

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Former deputy indicted by grand jury

DAYTON — A federal grand jury has indicted a former major with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.Eric Spicer, 44, of Beavercreek, was charged with using fraudulent and forged documents to obtain a machine gun illegally. The indictment was returned Thursday afternoon.

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Model horse fund-raiser to benefit 4H

XENIA — Model horse enthusiasts will be galloping to the Greene County Fairgrounds Saturday for the Four Leaf Clover Live Show.More than 30 entrants will be displaying their work with the hopes of qualifying for a national show in July in Lexington, Ky., while locally organizers hope to raise money for the Greene County 4H Club.“We all participate in the model horse show for awards to enter into the national horse show,” said Lynn Rhea, co-host of the s...

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Xenia to plant two trees at Xenia Station

XENIA — In celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Xenia Tree Committee will be planting two elm trees during its annual Arbor Day Educational Day at Xenia Station from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26.The planting of the trees will take place following a presentation honoring the City of Xenia’s 2014 Heritage Trees that were recently designated by city council.Local arborist and City of Xenia Tree Committee member Chuck Poore will teach proper planti...

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County artists on display at Bear’s Mill

GREENVILLE — The work of glass blower Cedarville resident Jim DeLange and unique digital photographs produced by a method artist Doug McLarty calls “scanography” will be displayed at historic Bear’s Mill in Darke County during the month of May.

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County Commission launches website

XENIA — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has launched a website dedicated to consumer education regarding electric and gas choices.With more and more door-to-door energy marketers appearing and literature about the various energy choices flooding mailboxes in Greene County, figuring out what best deal is can be confusing.At their regular meeting on Thursday, Greene County Commissioners heard a presentation from PUCO’s public affairs office regarding th...

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Wright State is once again tops at Model UN

NEW YORK, N.Y. — For the 35th consecutive year, Wright State University’s Model UN team won top honors at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.Joined by President David R. Hopkins, the team represented Canada’s foreign policy on 12 committees, with issues ranging from infant mortality to the prohibition of chemical weapons to the environment.The Model UN is a conference similar to that of the United Nations in which students par...

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Super-Fly Comics & Games offers ‘Free Comic Book Day’

YELLOW SPRINGS — Super-Fly Comics & Games will be offering their 12th annual “Free Comic Book Day” on Saturday, May 3.In this nationwide celebration of the comic book art form, over five million comic books will be given away by thousands of participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books.

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Music warms local bed and breakfast

XENIA — Victorian Bed and Breakfast was the historic venue of the musical held bi-annually and hosted by Carl and Carol Atzbach.This was the sixth performance and was organized by Barbara Bradfute, Melody and Barry Kelley with Barry Kelley acting as the master of ceremonies. This spring concert was performed March 30 with 15 performers and 49 in the audience.Musical instruments played at the event were: harp, piano, cello, guitar, violin, viola, drums, oboe, and vo...

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Fairborn Police Reports

These daily incident reports are provided by the Fairborn Police Department. For more information contact its Records Department at 754-3072.April 133:15 p.m. - Criminal damaging reported in 100 block of East Linderberg Drive.3:23 p.m. - Suspicious person reported in 300 block of South Central Ave.; warrant served.3:47 p.m. - Theft reported in 200 block of North Central Ave.4:03 p.m. - Criminal damaging reported ...

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Fairborn Municipal Court

March 27Jaime J. Stritch, 1800 Deercreek Drive Apt. 8, Xenia, guilty OVI-under inf, $750 fines, 180 days, 130 suspended, no good time. House arrest 40 days with alcohol monitor and work release. No future similar violationa three years. Community control three years. Vechicle imobilized 90 days.Jacob L. Covey, 6358 Burkwood, Clayton, guilty physical control, $350 fines, 30 days, 27 suspended. Two years supervised community control and assessment for drug...

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Letters to the editor

Vote for the police levyEditor:With the May 6 Election coming up I would like to take this time to encourage the residents of Beavercreek to vote for the Police Levy Issue 5. I think it is important to every resident that we keep Beavercreek a safe community for us and our children.Our Police Department is what keeps our community safe 24 hours a day seven days a week. The State of Ohio is taking revenue money away from our po...

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A challenge against campaign ‘lies’

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral argument in a case involving a constitutional challenge to an Ohio law that makes it a crime to make a false statement about a candidate during a political campaign.During the 2010 elections, Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life advocacy group, criticized members of Congress, including Rep. Steven Driehaus (D–Ohio), who voted for the Affordable Care Act. When SBA List sought to put up billboards in Driehaus’ district that ...

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Meanwhile the war on tobacco limps ahead

Nicotine is a legal and addictive drug.Smoking isn’t in the news much these days, but maybe it should be. Nearly half a million Americans still die from it each year. As the leading preventable cause of death in our country, tobacco kills way more people than guns, car accidents, and drug overdoses combined.And sure, smoking is gradually declining, but powerful players are fighting mightily to sustain its deadly impact on the world.This is no shock becau...

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Fasting to pierce the silence from congress on immigration

Women are joining together in creative ways to call for more sensible immigration policies.“My deportation date is April 18,” I overheard a woman say next to me in the large white tent where we were both fasting. Due to a simple miscommunication with her lawyer, Lupita received a deportation order that now threatens to send her back to a country she has not visited in more than 20 years.She has three grown children who are residing legally in the United State...

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