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Board of elections makes move to cover shortfall

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XENIA — Greene County Board of Elections board members made a move to cover the board’s anticipated budget shortfall Wednesday morning. According to Director Llyn McCoy, that shortfall was about $4,300.To cover the deficit, the board voted to offer former director and current employee Nancy Johannes a change in her retirement plan. The board offered Johannes an early retirement date, and she accepted, Board Chairman Brian Lampton said Wednesday afternoon. Before Wednesday, Johannes’ estimated retirement date was Dec. 31, 2014.According to Lampton, this move will cover the entire shortfall.


Beavercreek bounces Fairborn

CLAYTON — Favored Beavercreek appeared surprised by the early Fairborn goal, during Tuesday night’s Division I sectional final at Good Samaritan Stadium.But the Beavers bounced right back with a quick score of their own, and wore down the feisty Skyhawks to claim a 4-1 win.“We felt, in the second half, that if we put a lot more pressure on the goal that we’d have a chance,” said Beavercreek coach Steve Popp. “We hope that would create ...

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Mahan’s Around Home & Farm

Greene County Farm Forum recognized their 2014 scholarship winners at the annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Picnic in September. Each will receive $1,000 towards their education in some study program related to agriculture. Those recognized included Destiny Miller, Matthew Hiser, Haleigh Spahr and Samantha Boeck.Stinky invaders Some of your homes (mine included) have been invaded by the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug these past few weeks. These insects were ...

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Schul’s gold medal remembered 50 years later

WEST MILTON — The metal signs that once marked a great time in Bob Schul’s life – and proclaimed the small rural town of West Milton as home of the Gold Medal winner in the 5,000-meter run in the 1964 Olympics – now are gone from the borders of the village limits, but the accomplishment they once touted is being remembered a half century later.

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Street pole banners available

XENIA — The City of Xenia has started phase VI of the Street Pole Banner Sponsorship Program.Originated with council approval in 2009, the Board for Recreation, Arts and Cultural Activities program has been a huge according to officials.Banners from the first five phases are on display on the downtown street poles. BRACA has received a lot of positive feedback from the community since the banners from the previous phases were installed and with the addition of appr...

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Dead rise up for good cause

YELLOW SPRINGS — The living dead staggered and lurched through the streets Saturday in support of two local causes during the Sixth Annual Yellow Springs Zombie Walk. The grassroots, all-volunteer led event benefits local and area food pantries, as well as Yellow Springs Home, Inc.According to organizer Tobi Dawson, the event has raised thousands of dollars for affordable housing and has provided thousands of food items to local villagers since its founding.Zombie ...

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GHS announces Homecoming court, plans events

MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP — The Greenon High School 2014 Homecoming Court includes senior queen candidates Rosie Apone, Kristin Clevenger, Nina Vince, Katie Ianni, Sidney Richards and Laura Baird.To see who is crowned queen join the Knights at their Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 24, at Greenon High School. The class and club float parade begins at 6:45 p.m., followed by the GHS band leading the homecoming court motorcade, the crowning of the homecoming queen at 7:10 p.m. and the g...

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Enon Police Department undergoes personnel changes

ENON — The Enon Police Department is in the midst of several changes within its police force.Tuesday, Oct. 14, Enon Police Chief Lewis Wilcox announced the departure of full-time police officers Ben Barrett and Matthew Harper and part-time police officer Joshua Rayburn. Wilcox stated that the three officers were pursuing the “next chapter” in their careers and new positions with other area law enforcement agencies.Enon Police Officer Ben Barrett, a five...

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Walk softly and carry a big beer

Don’t just sit on your duffs doing 12-ounce elbow bends — the Russians are buying out Pabst Blue Ribbon.OK, that’s it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. The avarice of corporate power is getting personal.I’m talking about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society. Since my teen years, I’ve done extensive consumer research on the brewer’s art, from the full array of ales to the most substantial of stouts.

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Enforcing trade laws to support Ohio businesses

When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than one quarter of our state’s manufacturing jobs rely on exports.Last week, I joined United States Trade Representative Michael Froman in a visit to Jet,...

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We’re all in this together

Labor organizers are increasingly enlisting consumers in campaigns to improve conditions for low-wage workers.Lolita Lledo spends all day talking on her cell phone, texting, and checking her Facebook page, though not for the reasons you might think.As the associate director of the Pilipino Workers Center in Los Angeles, she relies on social networking to keep in touch with home care workers.These caregivers help seniors and people with disabilities to bathe, d...

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Health fair offers variety of services

FAIRBORN — Local residents invited to learn more about medical services available to them this Thursday.The Fairborn Senior Center will host a Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23. The event will include health screenings, information on a variety of medical topics and recommendations for follow-up tests. A light, healthy lunch will also be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $3.“We started seeing the initiative to spread Breast Cancer Awareness in Fai...

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City gives final approval for CEMEX annexation

FAIRBORN — The City of Fairborn will annex roughly 300 acres from Bath Township for CEMEX.Council members voted unanimously Monday to pass a resolution authorizing final approval of the annexation of two parcels of land, a total of 307.046 acres, between Fairborn and Xenia Township. As part of the annexation agreement, CEMEX will obtain services from the city and pay taxes to Fairborn.The terms of the agreement were authorized by Fairborn in May, followed by prelim...

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Massage location opens in Beavercreek

BEAVERCREEK — A local small business owner has opened his third massage spa in the Dayton area, and his second in Beavercreek. Matt Roberts is a Massage Envy franchisee, and his locations are in Miamisburg, at The Greene in Beavercreek, and now in the Rex Center just off North Fairfield Road in Beavercreek.The vision for having multiple clinics in the Dayton area first began back when Roberts opened his first location at The Greene in 2010. Now with a burgeoning customer base...

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Attorney general visits Cedarville

CEDARVILLE — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine walked into Bill Harris’ AP government and asked which students wanted to run for office.Only junior Ian Waltz raised his hand, and despite the eye-opening information he received during a light-hearted exchange with Ohio’s top lawyer about running a campaign, the Cedarville High School junior didn’t run and hide.“I think it would be a very, very cool experience,” Waltz said after DeWine f...

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A government of laws, not of men

It seems to me that some news stories have lives of their own in today’s society. Somehow they not only stay “alive” but grow in intensity and become more widespread.One such story centers about law enforcement officers being involved with shootings with the primary local example being that of the shooting death of a young black man at Wal-Mart. The details of this episode have largely been publicly released so there is no reason to review them here, but there is ...

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Letters to the editor

Say yes to the librariesEditor:Greene County Libraries are some of the best in the nation, winning prize after prize. This has occurred despite a loss of state funding of more than $6 million since 2008. Over 62 percent of all Greene County residents have a library card and users borrow over 3 million items a year.The library has kept up with the times by not only providing standard print books, but audio and electronic books....

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Cutler still a slouch in City of Big Shoulders

CHICAGO (AP) — There’s no truth to the rumor Jay Cutler is about to be charged with starting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.But everything else that’s gone wrong here the last five years?Feel free to pin it on the Bears’ perpetually grumpy QB. Nearly everyone in town does — and has since Cutler slouched into the city of big shoulders in 2009 — despite knowing management just locked him up for three more years at a guaranteed $54 millio...

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