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Former Olympian helps inspire local gymnasts

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BEAVERCREEK — Courtney Kupets is an Olympic medalist. But she isn’t perfect.That was just part of the message Kupets, a bronze medalist in the individual uneven bars competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, had hoped to pass along to nearly 50 inspiring young gymnasts Tuesday at the Gymquest Sports Academy.


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Marauders receive donation from Alabama churchWILBERFORCE — Troy L. Garner, pastor at Fellowship of Faith Church in Huntsville, Ala. has donated $10,000 to the Central State University football program.“We love and believe in Coach Pearl, and we want to sow into coach Pearl and the Central State University football program, because we want him to be successful. There is an old biblical principle that says, ‘You can’t beat God̵...

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Sprint wins encourage Stewart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the NASCAR season with the injury.He vowed he would continue to live his life, and made good on that promise in Michigan, where on Friday night he climbed into a car at Tri-City ...

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Bengals expect CB Hall, DT Atkins back during camp

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals expect cornerback Leon Hall to be ready for the start of training camp and defensive tackle Geno Atkins to join them for full workouts sometime later, bringing one of the NFL’s top defenses closer to full strength.Hall and Atkins are two of Cincinnati’s biggest questions heading into camp. Both are starters who mean a lot to a defense that ranked third in the NFL last season.They’re among 13 players who haven’t ...

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Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them.A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days.Wiggins has been linked to a possible trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. The person familiar with t...

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Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

By Jamey KeatenAssociated PressCARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali knows that more than many. Both of cycling’s other “Grand Tours” that he has already won were marred by doping cases. Last year’s Giro d’Italia wa...

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Worth more: One man or an entire city?

By Bob LordWhat does it say about our society when one hedge fund manager makes a bigger income than the whole population of Springfield, Ohio or Burbank, California?A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don’t even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state’s biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals.About 100,000 people live in Rochester, Minnesota, home of the M...

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The end of pot prohibition as we know it

Without federal leadership, you can count on marijuana legalization to keep spreading one state at a time.How much longer will it take before the United States declares a truce in the Drug War?This latter-day prohibition is taking an immense toll. And the stakes ought to be low, given that most Americans don’t want anyone jailed for being caught with small amounts of pot.But it does require some courage to pipe up. So thank you, former Supreme Court Just...

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Entertainment features new country stars, old fan favorites

XENIA — The 2014 Greene County Fair has something for everyone on this year’s entertainment schedule, including some crowd favorites, a few new faces and a couple of big changes to the regular line-up.Taking the main stage for the big concert Tuesday night will be up-and-coming country singer, songwriter Cole Swindell with special guest Clark Manson. Tickets went on sale in March and fair organizers are hoping to have a sell-out show.“We’ve steppe...

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County archives contest voting open

By Nathan Pillingnpilling@civitasmedia.comGREENE COUNTY — The polls are open for the Greene County Archives’ “I Found It In the Archives!” contest. The contest, which began back in June, called for those who have utilized the county archives to submit their stories of quests in the archives for public consideration.

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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.June 2512:03 a.m. - Animal complaint reported on North Wright Ave.; criminal warning issued.12:12 a.m. - Theft reported in 1700 block of Arlin Place.1:22 a.m. - Disturbance reported in 1000 block of Lexington Ave.; warrant served, arrest made.3:04 a.m. - Suspicious person re...

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County moving away from paper vouchers

XENIA — The days of paper purchase orders are about over for Greene County.County Auditor David Graham’s office has begun using a new system that will eliminate the need for the POs, also known as vouchers, to move from office to office before they are approved and payment is made.Now with a few clicks of a mouse it’ll be done electronically, saving paper and man hours.“It’s a project that had started before I even became auditor,...

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Local officers honored

WILMINGTON — Emergency personnel are called to do things every day that impact the life of another person or to keep the community safe. There are times when the regular routine of their job duties goes above and beyond that routine, and they perform a heroic act that dramatically impacts the life of another individual or they continue to do things that make them distinguished in their field. The Heroes Emergency Service Award is a way to honor those Clinton County Sheriff’s Depar...

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Cedar Cliff schools holding special meeting

The Cedar Cliff Local Board of Education will meet in a special session 8 a.m. Thursday, July 24 in the board room, 248 N. Main St., in Cedarville. The purpose is for the hiring of a middle school/high school principal.

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Fairborn Municipal Court

July 3Joseph M. Edmund, 2151 Beaver Valley Road, Apt. 3, Fairborn, guilty phys control, $425 fines, 180 days, 177 suspended. Two years supervised probation and assessment for drug and/or alcohol and follow up, three days DIP in lieu of jail.Christopher G. Fugate, 377 Elm St., Xenia, guilty DUS judgment SUS, $250 fines.David L. Fyffe, 447 Antrim Road, Xenia, guilty reckless operation, $250 fines, 30 days, 30 suspended. No future similar violati...

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Breastfeeding station available at county fair

XENIA — The Greene County Combined Health District is proud once again to offer a place for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers to rest, relax, and feed their babies at the Greene County Fair, July 27 to Aug. 2.One mother who uses the breastfeeding station will win a handmade quilt, created and donated by Wendi Kirsch, a GRADS teacher at the Greene County Career Center and a community breastfeeding supporter.The station will be located at the health district’s ...

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Air Force museum adds first aviation mechanic display

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum’s Early Years Gallery Monday.A brilliant, self-taught man, Taylor began working in the Wrights’ bicycle business in 1896, and played an important role in their flying experiments for several years. Unable to find a manufacturer who could b...

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Enon Church of God to host blood drive

ENON – The Maiden Lane Church of God at West Enon will host a Community Blood Center (CBC) blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 26 in the church Fellowship Hall, 4800 Snider Road.Everyone who registers to donate will receive the free “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com. The tropical-colored T-shirt design features a parrot in straw h...

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