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Township fire and EMS to file for MARCS grant

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MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP — The Enon and Mad River Township Fire and EMS Department is joining forces with two local fire and EMS departments to file for an Ohio State Fire Marshal Grant in support of the Multi-Agency Radio Communication System (MARCS).Fire and EMS Chief Tracy Young told township trustees on Monday, Aug. 18 that although creation of a joint fire district is not required, the Mad River Fire and EMS Department is submitting the proposal as a regional effort with Hustead and Bethel Township Fire and EMS Departments because priority will likely be given to fire departments who submit their proposals jointly.


New shop fires up some ceramics fun

FAIRBORN — A local business owner is pouring new life into an old hobby with her Ceramics, Glass & Gifts shop, which opened its doors Tuesday.Tammy Swinford and her sister, Dawn McClanahan, began painting ceramics as children with the encouragement of their mother.“Mom couldn’t wait to get done with dinner so she could go paint. She loved it,” Swinford said. “It’s relaxing and it’s fun. You don’t have to be good at it, you ...

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Fairborn Police Reports

Aug. 116:36 a.m. - Crash with property damage reported at North Broad St. and North Central Ave.7:31 a.m. - Theft reported in 400 block of Van Tress Drive.8:46 a.m. - Theft reported in 1600 block of Stewart Blvd.8:55 a.m. - Suspicious person reported in 1100 block of North Broad St.9:29 a.m. - Civil complaint reported in 200 block of East Emerson Ave.10:36 a.m. - Juvenile complaint reported in 2500 block of Ros...

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CSU hosting distracted driving program

WILBERFORCE — Central State University is offering a distracted and drunken driving education program for students.The university is hosting UNITE and it’s Arrive Alive Tour 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27.UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high school and college campuses across the nation. Its programs are designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunken and distracted driving.The Arrive Alive program uses a high...

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Grand jury set for Sept. 3

XENIA — Greene County Prosecutor Stephen Haller provided some clarity about the grand jury process that will occur in relation to the officer-involved shooting at the Beavercreek Wal-Mart Aug. 5.That grand jury was announced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine at a press conference in Xenia Tuesday afternoon. That grand jury will meet starting Sept. 3 at the Greene County Courthouse and will determine if any criminal indictments will be returned as a result of the shooting o...

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Unison holds charitable vehicle show

BEAVERCREEK — Even a rainy day couldn’t stop a Unison Industries employee car, motorcycle and unique vehicle show Thursday. This was the company’s 11th such annual show, designed to raise money for the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area.Even as the rain rolled down, employees rolled in under cover of umbrellas to enjoy live music, food, a 50-50 raffle, $4,000-worth of prizes, a cornhole tournament and 140 vehicles. Event organizers said that in the past the eve...

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Protecting children from liquid nicotine and E-cigarettes

The tobacco industry, in an effort to replace the 480,000 customers it loses each year to smoking-related deaths, has turned to electronic cigarettes, a new nicotine product that it hopes to make appealing to young people. These so-called e-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that simulate traditional tobacco products and contain cartridges filled with highly-toxic liquid nicotine, which is then vaporized and inhaled.

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Solar power gets hot, hot, hot

It’s hard to rig the rules against increasingly competitive green energy options.With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall.Unlike some other denizens of the fossil-fueled set, this gang isn’t beating oil wells into solar panels, retiring nuclear reactors, or embracing wind and geothermal power. Instead, these guys are ...

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Those wonderful notes from my readers

I have a special place in my heart for all of the faithful readers of Senior Moments.They pay me back by frequently sending me column items.Many of the following headlines came from a reader named Fred.Fred, like yours truly, loves oddball headlines and he has shipped me a few of his favorites from the past.They incude…· War dims hope for peace.· Be sure to include your children when baking cookies.&#...

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Local Sports Briefs

CROSS COUNTRYXenia Christian second in state previewHEBRON — The Xenia Christian girls high school cross country team placed second overall, Saturday at the Ohio High School Athletic Association-sponsored season opening event at National Trail Raceway. The invitational event is the one opportunity for athletes to run on National Trail’s state championship course during the season.Ambassadors soph0more Rachel Sweene...

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Fish & Game hosts Picnic Weekend

XENIA — Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages enjoyed the Greene County Fish and Game Association’s annual Picnic Weekend, Saturday and Sunday on the association’s grounds at 1538 Union Road.A youth Fishing Derby and a Casting Competition started the weekend. Forty-five youngsters ranging in age from three through 15 competed for trophies, ribbons, and four tables full of prizes. Everyone got to go home with many very nice gifts.

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Randall enjoyed Scouts’ 2014 season

Two weeks after the Xenia Scouts’ 2014 Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball season ended, former Major League player and 2014 Scouts manager Bobby Randall fielded questions from sports editor John Bombatch on the team’s exciting season. The franchise hosted the GLSCL All-Star Game, held a scouting combine for several Major League scouts, and finished third in the regular season out of nine teams with a 21-19 record.QUESTION: What would you say ...

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Huddleson named county administrator

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comXENIA — Brandon Huddleson was named Greene County administrator Thursday after spending six months as the interim.County commissioners voted unanimously to promote Huddleson, 40, who had been appointed assistant administrator in February and then acting administrator when the board was unable to find a replacement for long-time administrator Howard Poston, who retired Feb. 28.“As part of the review ...

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Holy Trinity features guest speaker

XENIA — JoAnn Harris will speak during the 11 a.m. worship service at Holy Trinity AME Church Sunday, Aug. 31.Harris serves as the Missionary Society president of the Third Episcopal District which includes Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. Insights will be shared on the topic: “Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Can Never Hurt, or Can They?”

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Music shines light through darkness of dementia

According to statistics, one in three senior Americans now suffers from some type of dementia. My mother was one of the unfortunate millions who had an advanced type of Alzheimer’s disease. As it progressed, she lost the ability to communicate on anything more than a passive level, responding to very little, short of a head nod or facial response here and there. When she spoke, it was in whispers and then only gibberish.

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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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