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Enon village administrator resigns

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ENON — Christopher Lohr has left his job as Enon village administrator effective immediately, according to Enon Mayor Tim Howard.Lohr, who was receiving an annual salary of around $50,000, officially tendered his letter of resignation to the mayor on Wednesday, Sept. 10 after serving a year and a half in the administrative position.Speaking on Sunday, Howard said he appreciated Lohr’s contributions to the village and hoped Lohr was successful in his future endeavors.“The Village of Enon wishes Chris the best of luck in his professional career,” said Howard.

 

‘Fly Zone’ to greet Air Force Marathon runners

FAIRBORN — As participants of the 2014 Air Force Marathon lace up their running shoes, local residents and merchants are gathering their noise makers and banners to help cheer them on Saturday in the Fairborn Fly Zone.Formerly known as MileTen, the Fly Zone is the portion of the 26.2-mile marathon that goes through downtown Fairborn. Runners will now enter downtown on mile eight and return to the base on mile 11. This stretch is the only public viewing area on the marathon ro...

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Beavercreek schools rank among best in county

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek City Schools was one of the top performing school districts in the county, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Education Friday.

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Law enforcement officers pull plane for charity

DAYTON — This past weekend law enforcement officers from around Greene County moved a FedEx Boeing 757 with their own hands, backs and muscle. But they didn’t gather because of an emergency call, and they weren’t tugging on the rope attached to the aircraft’s landing gear because a ground support vehicle wasn’t available. No, the 24-person team pulled the plane 12 feet across the Dayton International Airport tarmac as part of a fundraiser for Special Olympics Ohi...

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GCL rivals battle to 1-1 tie

DAYTON — Ties are not uncommon among Greater Catholic League Coed Division rivals Carroll and Fenwick.A year ago, they tied 1-1 when they met in Middletown. Ultimately, the two teams tied for the GCL North Division title that season as well.Guess what?On Tuesday night, in front of a rowdy crowd at Carroll High School, Fenwick and Carroll played to … you guessed it … a 1-1 tie.“This game, the way it is played, it’s alway...

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Pro-athletes: Predisposed to violence?

From the O.J. Simpson trial of the early 1990s to the current Ray Rice scandal, domestic violence seems to continually plague the world of professional sports. As evidenced with the naming of two African American athletes in the opening line of this piece, a great deal of the media attention is focused on black males involved in these incidents. Regardless of how it’s spun, however, race shouldn’t be the primary focus of this issue; abuse is abuse.Domestic violence shou...

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Eagles already becoming comeback kids

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Slow starts and strong finishes have become a trend for the Philadelphia Eagles.The Eagles’ 30-27 comeback win at Indianapolis on Monday night made them the first team in NFL history to overcome double-digit, halftime deficits in the first two games.Chip Kelly and his players know this isn’t a recipe for long-term success.“No one should be patting themselves on the back anywhere,” Kelly said Tuesday. “We&...

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Local Sports Briefs

HIGH SCHOOLVOLLEYBALLRams fall to NortheasternSPRINGFIELD — Brianna Seigfried had a pair of kills and seven digs, Emily Hilbig had three kills, Valery Nix nabbed a dozen digs, and Allison Simpson had an ace, a dig and four assists, but host Northeastern still came away with a 25-8, 25-10, 25-12 win Monday. Greeneview is now 1-12 overall, 0-7 in the Ohio Heritage Conference.GOLF...

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Randall sets American age group record

Staff ReportVALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y. — Susan Randall of Beavercreek, finished second overall on Sunday at the 30K USA National Race Walk Championships at Rockland Lake State Park with a new personal-best time of 2:38:51.This was more than a 5-minute improvement over her previous best time of 2:43 at this distance.Randall also set a new women’s 40-44 American age group record at 25-kilometers (2:12:08) on her way to the 30K finish.

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The ‘old men’s’ cancer: Part 2

It seems to me that the most chilling words I have ever had spoken to me waswhen my urologist told me I had prostate cancer. I had already experienced a heart attack and some years later underwent multiple heart bypass surgery - both of which were kinda scary, but the word “cancer” was in an entirely different league. To my generation “cancer” meant a death sentence. My mother, sister, and brother all died lingering deaths as cancer slowly ate away at their very being ...

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Letter to the editor

Kennedy for Ohio Supreme CourtEditor:Like many of us, I tend to be “too busy” to vote in off year elections, but this year I intend to vote. Why? Because I recently had the opportunity to talk with a lady who is running for re-election to the Ohio Supreme Court and was impressed by her common sense.Sharon Kennedy began public service as a police officer in Hamilton, Ohio. She completed law school while serving as a...

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Build it and bikes will come

Did you see the baseball movie Field of Dreams? Even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard the phrase “If you build it, they will come” — which it immortalized.Well, how about “If you don’t build it, they won’t come”?When it comes to bicycles, cars, and public transportation, both sayings are true (even though one is decidedly catchier than the other).I recently moved back to Madison, Wisconsin after spendin...

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Former officer takes plea agreement

By Amanda Croweacrowe@civitasmedia.comFAIRBORN — Ex-officer Mark A. Miller accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced in court Monday.Miller, 52, was criminally charged on Thursday, Sept. 11, with two counts of attempted unauthorized use of computer, cable or telecommunications property. The criminal actions took place between Sept. 2, 2013, and Nov. 28, 2013.Miller was served a Civil Anti Stalking Protection Order as the result of a complain...

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WYSO announces updates to programming schedule

YELLOW SPRINGS – Neenah Ellis, general manager of public radio station 91.3 WYSO, has announced several changes to its programming line-up designed to refresh, update and energize the station’s sound.“Programming a public radio station is a balancing act taking into account financial sustainability while maintaining our distinctive voice,” said Ellis. “We want to keep a good balance between local and national sources, between news and entertainment. We...

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Two Fairborn schools make progress, two fall behind

By Amanda Croweacrowe@civitasmedia.comFAIRBORN — Fairborn High School once again received an ‘A’ for achievement and Baker Middle School students made progress on test scores while the district’s primary and intermediate schools fell behind on the 2013-2014 state report card released Friday.The Ohio Department of Education now assigns an A-F letter grade to district and individual schools based on six components including Achievement, P...

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Local Sports Briefs

COLLEGEMarauders fall in HBCUX ClassicNASSAU, BAHAMAS — Daveonn Porter ran for two touchdowns and Texas Southern beat Central State 30-16 Saturday.Porter scored on runs of 26 and 5 yards, and gained 89 yards on 18 carries, as TSU moved to 3-0 this season. Jamal Small added 108 yards on 13 carries, and went 17 of 31 for 186 yards and two TDs, for the Tigers.Central State (1-1) scored first on John Adams’ ...

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Patriots tough in Centerville loss

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comCENTERVILLE – The Carroll girls soccer squad held its own in a game against undefeated Centerville, Saturday at Centerville Soccer Stadium. The Lady Patriots scrapped with the Elks and did a good job at maintaining possession, but the speed of Centerville was too much in the end. Carroll lost the match, 3-0.“Centerville is a great team, like they always are,” said Carroll coach Sarah Flach. “We we...

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Rams area’s lone undefeated team

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comAnd then there was one.The Greeneview Rams, by virtue of their solid 31-16 win on the road against East Clinton, and the fact that the previously undefeated Carroll Patriots and Xenia Buccaneers both lost, are the last remaining undefeated high school football team in Greene County.A season ago, the Rams turned in a 6-4 overall mark to record their first win...

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