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Turner gets update on military sex assaults

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The co-chairs of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus met at Wright-Patt on Monday to see what the base is doing to combat sex assaults.Congressman Michael Turner (R-OH) hosted Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) as the pair received a detailed overview of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program at Wright Patterson Air Force Base from lawyers, investigators, medical professionals, and major commanders.Via a secure teleconference, their counterparts located at Hanscom AFB in Tsongas district also provided a detailed description and overview of their response to sexual assault.


Local impact not known yet

GREENE COUNTY — Local government entities will not fully know the impact of the new federal accounting mandate as its reporting requirements will not officially take effect until the 2015 fiscal year reporting.The new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 68 establishes new standards for measuring and recognizing expenses and liabilities as well as identifying the methods and assumptions that must be used to project retirement benefit payments, accordin...

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Letter to the Editor

A huge thank you to allEditor:The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center was truly blessed by a local charity who wanted to give to our community. Because of the idea of one young lady, Mary Adeline Lewis, chickens from the Greene County Fair this year were donated to the senior center after processing.In total, 135 chickens and 10 very large turkeys were packed up after Fair bidding, taken to the processing plant and deli...

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A ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse

For 100 bucks you get access to an Internet channel where she’ll blather about things like the war on Christmas.I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for “Goofiest Politicos in America.”But now, a former winner has surged from obscurity to become the frontrunner. Yes, folks, Sarah Palin is...

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Peoples acquires NB&T

MARIETTA — NB&T Financial Group, the parent company of National Bank & Trust, has been acquired by Peoples Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Peoples Bank, based in Marietta, Ohio.The two entities announced Monday the signing of a merger agreement under which Peoples will acquire NBTF through a stock and cash merger.“We believe we found the perfect partner in Peoples. They have a proven track record of profitable growth and the ability to execute acquisition...

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Remembering Merle Grace Kearns

MERLE GRACE KEARNS - 1938-2014Speaking from first hand experience as a friend, colleague and benefactor, this writer respectfully and fondly shares just how extensively Merle Grace Kearns had the best interests of her constituents at heart.Merle passed away on Aug. 9 and private services were held Friday, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio...

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Scholarship fundraiser set

XENIA — Greene County Farm Forum is offering a scholarship fundraiser set for Saturday, Sept. 13 with music and food to help fund college scholarships.Featured music will be performed by the Mad River Bluegrass Band and food by McCoy Catering. Also featured will be Jimbo the Magician. The meal will include pulled pork, BBQ chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs along with all the trimmings.The activity starts at 4 p.m. and will be held at the Greene County Career Center ...

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Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes.Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw.“My goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever,” Mille...

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Grand jury set in Wal-Mart shooting

XENIA — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that a special grand jury will convene Sept. 3 to review the officer-involved shooting at the Beavercreek Wal-Mart Aug. 5. That grand jury will meet at the Greene County Courthouse in Xenia and will determine if any criminal indictments will be returned as a result of the incident. DeWine said a “use of force” expert will be called in as part of the review.DeWine said not to read into anything about the f...

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Technology Expo to be held Wednesday

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The annual Technology Exposition will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center. Held each year since 1995, the event is free for all military, civilian and contractor personnel.

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OSU’s Miller out for the season

Associated PressCOLUMBUS — Ohio State says quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his throwing shoulder.Miller, a two-time Big Ten player of the year, left practice in pain Monday after making a throw.Ohio State said Tuesday Miller will require surgery.It’s a huge blow to the nation’s No. 5 team, which already has several major holes to fill on offense.The senior and three-year starter part...

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Local Sports Briefs

Final Fairborn softball resultsFAIRBORN — Final results from the Fairborn Parks & Recreation summer softball leagues.Monday Recreation Men’s D League — Regular Season Champion: Toxic Brew (10-0); League Runner-up: Mr. P’s (6-4); 3. The Funk/Liberty Tax Service (6-4); 4. Relentless Cycle & Speed (5-5); 5. Anonymous Joe’s (3-7); 6. The Crew (0-10).Recreation Men’s E League — Regular Season Champion: Mr. ...

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Kindergarten, transfer student bussing information

FAIRBORN — Transportation will be provided to all kindergarten students eligible to ride a school bus. Kindergarten students will be picked up and dropped off at their assigned bus stop by Fairborn Primary School buses serving their neighborhoods. At Fairborn Primary School, kindergarten students will be assigned a bus that will shuttle them to Wright Campus.In the afternoon, buses will return the students to Fairborn Primary School and students will ride Fairborn Primary Sch...

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Service members receive military workplace survey

FORT MEADE, Md. — About 580,000 service members have begun receiving e-mails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said.Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate.“The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will influence policies that affect everyone in the services,” defense officials said.The ...

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Widener receives WSU ‘Tip of the Hat’ award

FAIRBORN — State Senator Chris Widener (R-Springfield) was presented the “Tip of the Hat” award by Wright State University President David Hopkins Friday, during the Wright State Regional Summit for his service to the community and the Dayton-region.“I am honored to receive this award, and look forward to continuing our efforts alongside our regional partners to create jobs and forge partnerships between our employers and institution of higher education,R...

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Enhancing operation of space-based infrared detectors

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force and Creare, a small, New Hampshire-based business, developed a two-stage turbo-Brayton cryocooler that is expected to enhance operation of space-based infrared detectors. The resulting technology responds to Air Force requirements for improvements in performance of electro-optical space payloads by improving components of the cryocooling system.

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‘Warrior’ mentality under fire

FERGUSON, Mos. — Photos of officers bearing assault rifles and wearing head-to-toe battle armor in Ferguson, Mo., are raising questions over the blurred lines between police and soldiers.One picture features law enforcers staging behind a mine-resistant vehicle and launching tear gas grenades into a crowd of protestors and reporters. Others show police crouched in high positions, sniper-style, sighting through cross-hairs as they respond to unrest over the death of an unarmed...

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Fairborn City Schools bus stop information

FAIRBORN — All times are approximate and subject to change. Please have students outside and waiting at their bus stop 10 minutes ahead of their pick-up time the first two weeks of school. After stop times have been established, students need to be outside and waiting at their bus stop five minutes ahead of their pick-up time.Fairborn High School*Locations are listed in alphabetical order followed by pick-up time and bus number....

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