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Pass it on presents a check to homeless shelter

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XENIA — The American Red Cross, Greene County Housing Program, better known as the Homeless Shelter, is in need of new mattresses for their client’s beds. These mattresses get a lot of use and need to be replaced frequently. Well, it has been some time since they have been replaced and the Pass it On ministry is currently supporting this effort.The Pass it On Program, a ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church donated $1,000 towards the purchase of new mattresses to get the project started. Pass it On matches families with household goods to donate with families that need those household goods. The items are free, but need to be picked up by the clients.

 

Local Sports Briefs

Fleming nabs Late Model winXENIA — Fans of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series saw a great night of speed Friday, at Kil-Kare Raceway.When the powerful Late Models lined up for their feature, leader Ryan Fleming went to the rear of the field after running laps quicker than his qualifying time. Arlis Williams took the lead when racing resumed, but Shawn Stroble grabbed the lead on lap 17. Stroble led thru lap 24 when Fleming marched back to the fr...

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Two road closures at railroad crossings

FAIRBORN – Norfolk Southern Railroad has notified the City of Fairborn that track improvements will take place next week. As a result of the needed improvements, two road closures at railroad crossings only will occur.The first closure at the crossing of Spangler Road begins at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4. The second closure occurs at the crossing on Black Lane on Friday, Aug. 8. Both crossings are scheduled to also reopen on Friday, Aug. 8.All local traffic will have ac...

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Border crisis will become a local issue

Unless someone is a true bigot, it’s hard to imagine why people don’t want to help the immigrant Mexican children being sent across the border without family, without supervision. But wanting to help is not the same thing as having the resources and infrastructure to do so properly, in a way that meets the ultimate goal which should be to see that the children have better life in America than they had in Mexico.Unfortunately, people are so focused on the problem of the ...

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Authoritarian, totalitarian governments to be feared

My “Honey Do” List will be briefly suspended from time to time to provide readers other items of interest and time-critical information. This first interruption will present historical evidence on why authoritarian and totalitarian governments are to be feared; they have murdered more of their own people (democide) in the last century than the total of causalities from all international and civil wars combined in that same time period.

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‘Creek student, governor snap selfie

XENIA — It’s been a typical summer for Brandon Barr.Hanging out with friends. Winning trophies at the Greene County Fair. Taking a selfie with the governor.Wait. What?Yes, the 12-year-old Coy Middle School sixth-grader recently snapped a picture with John Kasich when he was recognized for winning Best of Show at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s “Ag is Cool” creative expressions contest.“It was his idea because...

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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.July 1312:14 a.m. - Domestic dispute reported in 200 block of Dellwood Drive.2:16 a.m. - Disturbance reported in 200 block of South Huron Court.2:23 a.m. - Assault reported in 1800 block of South Maple Ave.; arrest made.2:51 a.m. - Assault reported in 1800 block of South Map...

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Cruise in to help raise awareness of rare disease

FAIRBORN — A Fairborn family is hoping a new crowd will cruise in to help raise awareness for their daughter’s rare disease during Saturday’s “Step Out & Cruise In to Cure Scleroderma” event.When Henry and Kimberly Williams’ daughter, Emily Hoerner, was about 6-years-old she developed a rash on her arm that would not go away. Her doctors treated the rash with cortisone cream but after that did not work, her mother took her to a dermatologist who ...

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Greenon voters to decide two tax issues

ENON — Greenon Local School District Board Members voted unanimously Thursday, July 24, to place two tax issues on the Nov. 4 ballot.The first issue is a renewal of an existing property tax levy, first approved by voters in 2010. Approval of the levy would maintain current local funding and would not increase taxes.The second issue is identical to the May 6, 2014 levy, and would secure the district’s operations for the next five years. Without new money, the ...

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Grand opening of Zetland Street

BELLBROOK — A new hip healthy eating restaurant opened its doors on July 10.Bringing the concept of healthy eating to its customers is something of a passion for owners Kim McCarthy and Mike Wilcox.Zetland Street is located at 129 Franklin St. in the old Amelia’s restaurant and will be serving dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays.Their motto is, “Bringing the farm to the table.”Zetland will also be offering live music on Friday ...

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Young harness racer edges out win for uncle

XENIA — For Hunter Myers, a win in Thursday’s Harness Races at the Greene County Fair meant more than just doing well for himself. He was looking to make others proud.Myers, from Circleville, has roots in the Xenia area.“My uncle Tom trained here and this is my dad’s old stomping grounds,” he said.Tom Myers was a trainer in Xenia and his family sponsored the eighth race.“I was kind of hoping I was going to be in t...

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Li Na to miss U.S. Open, Cincy

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months.The only tennis player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title also withdrew from hard-court tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati over the next two weeks.The second-ranked Li wrote in a posting on Facebook that she has “been struggling” with her knee since March “and it is just not where...

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Johnson takes leave from PGA Tour

AKRON (AP) — Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for “personal challenges,” a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.In a statement Thursday from Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately. It did not indicate how long he would be out, though agent David Winkle told the PGA of America he would no...

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Cabrera says goodbye to Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera’s voice choked with emotion and his eyes filled up with tears.For the second day in a row, the contending Indians traded a valuable veteran.Cleveland sent Cabrera to the Washington Nationals on Thursday for infielder Zach Walters. Cabrera, a switch-hitting shortstop and two-time All-Star, made his major league debut with the Indians in 2007 and had spent his entire career with Cleveland before the deal.“I had...

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Burfict taking leader role with Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has gone from low-risk investment to the heart of the Bengals defense in only two years.Cincinnati thinks so much of its Pro Bowl linebacker that it’s molding one of the league’s best defenses around him in only his third season. And coach Marvin Lewis, who has craved a leader in the style of former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, thinks he has one in the making.“I thought Vontaze had those qualities reall...

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It’s just not happenstance

I cannot believe that some folks think this world came into existence with a big bang. I wonder sometimes why some think we are crazy for saying that there is a Creator, and that He is God.Now, you can get wisdom from the One who said to ask Him. He will make your heart believe in Him. You know, we have a choice to believe whatever we want to believe. If you want to believe there is no God, go ahead, but don’t discuss anything else to me.I have found out another th...

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Indy seeking ways to draw fans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats.He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400. He’s kept motorcycles on the summer schedule at Indy and added road races and vintage car races. He’s hired headline bands for concerts and camped inside the historic venue. But every year the challenge of keeping racing fans engaged gets a little tougher.Race orga...

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Old man on campus

FAIRBORN — It was time for him to leave home for college. Barry Brownstein’s car is stuffed with books, jeans, dishes, computer gear and a stereo.As he pulls into traffic, the voice in his head is a full-throated symphony.“Was I crazy to quit my job? Do I really have enough functioning brain cells left to complete a master’s-level physician assistant program with students less than half my age? And how did I end up even wanting to do this now R...

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