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Randall sets American age group record

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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.

 

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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Man airlifted following motorcycle collision

By Linda CollinsFor the HeraldMAD RIVER TOWNSHIP – A New Carlisle man was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital following a motorcycle collision late Saturday afternoon.The collision was reported at 4:10 p.m. in the 6900 block of Dayton-Springfield Road. According to the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Mark A. Houseman, 39, was driving his 2007 Harley-Davidson westbound on the township road when he turned left into the pat...

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Eagles’ Kelly, Indy’s Luck familiar from college

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For now, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is up on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in head-to-head matches.But that was college. They’re meeting for the first time in the NFL when the Eagles play in Indianapolis on Monday night.Kelly and Luck met three times in NCAA games when the coach led Oregon and the quarterback played for Stanford. Kelly went 2-1.Kelly says there’s everything to like about Luck....

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Unclear future for guarantee games in playoff era

These first few weeks of the college football season feature dozens of so-called “guarantee games” with smaller programs collecting big paychecks by hitting the road for games against major-conference teams.For instance, South Carolina State’s trip to Clemson last week resulted in a 73-7 loss and a $275,000 payment. UC Davis is getting $350,000 for its season-opening visit to Stanford that resulted in a 45-0 trouncing. Sam Houston State got blown out 56-0 at LSU l...

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Buckeyes have dominated games vs in-state schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After this season, Ohio State only has two games scheduled against other teams from the state.Even though the Big Ten is adding a game to its conference schedule in 2016 — eliminating one more possibility per year of the Buckeyes taking on an in-state opponent — Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has no plans for his football team to stop playing schools from within the state’s borders.

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Many obstacles stand in Rice’s path to a comeback

It’s an enduring fact of life in the NFL: If a player has talent, a team will find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field profile might be.Ray Rice is putting that maxim to the test, as much for the deed he did as the fact that it was documented in a stomach-turning video that will be available forever.After suspending him indefinitely, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell left the door open for Rice’s return, telling CBS, “We would have to make...

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Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

ATLANTA (AP) — Under fire for making racially charged comments about a player, Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday.Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said the GM asked for the leave.“This has been an incredibly difficult time for him and his family and it is my hope that this time away from the Hawks organization allows him the privacy he needs to listen to the community, t...

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100 Skyhawk Points of Pride

Editor’s note: These are the final 25 of the “100 Skyhawk Points of Pride.” Find the first 75 points online at fairborndailyherald.com.At the beginning of the school year I always reflect on all of the great things happening in our school district. I hope that you enjoy our 100 Skyhawk Points of Pride! Have a great year.76. FCS won the “Community Pride” award for their participation in the annual 4th of July parade. With a float sha...

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Meijer announces free youth hunting licenses

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For the sixth consecutive year Meijer is providing hunters 16 years or younger with free youth hunting licenses.The program requires Meijer shoppers to redeem a print coupon or the Meijer MPerks digital coupon in the store for the free youth hunting license. The popular free license program at Meijer is unique to the Midwest retailer, which currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky....

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