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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.

 

Beavercreek outnumbers Bucs in 8-0 win

XENIA — The visiting Beavercreek Beavers had Xenia outnumbered and outplayed, during Tuesday’s boys high school soccer game at Xenia’s Cox Stadium.The playoff-caliber Battlin’ Beavers easily rolled past the Xenia Buccaneers, 8-0.Fans expecting to show up for a traditional 7 p.m. varsity game start missed most of the first half of action. Without enough players to form a junior varsity team as late as a few weeks ago, Xenia cancelled its junior var...

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Local Sports Briefs

Points races tighten at Kil-KareXENIA — Kil-Kare Raceway saw Brandon Oakley, Jamie Sites, Jim Lewis, Jr., and Bill Honious each claim feature wins in their respective auto racing divisions on Friday.The Late Models were led to the green by Oakley in his Oakley Blacktop machine. He led from start to finish in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature. Oakley also set quick time in qualifying.Mike Stacy, Bill Burba, Cody Robinson and R...

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Fairborn Police Reports

Aug. 61:03 a.m. - Warrant served on West Hebble Ave.; arrest made.7:28 p.m. - Theft reported in 600 block of Koogler St.7:56 a.m. - Warrant served on West Hebble Ave.; arrest made.10:06 a.m. - Noise complaint reported in 1000 block of Landsdale Drive; unfounded.11:08 a.m. - Warrant served in 800 block of North Broad St.; arrest made.1:12 p.m. - Suspicious person reported in 700 block of North Maple Ave....

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DeWine sends Fraud Education Toolkits to Ohio libraries

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office has sent Senior Advocate Fraud Education (SAFE) Toolkits to more than 700 Ohio libraries. The project is funded through a grant obtained by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section.“Nearly every day in Ohio, someone falls victim to a scam,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We know that prevention and awareness are critical. These toolkits are designed to help communiti...

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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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