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Familiar face/voice back on local radio

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XENIA — Old TV news and sportscasters never die, they just retire to radio.The Miami Valley’s familiar Ken Kettering, who spent several years as assistant sports director under Omar Williams at WDTN and then 14 years with another local station, is now in the afternoon driver’s seat on The Source, WFCJ-93.7 FM from 4-6 p.m. weekdays.In addition to hosting the afternoon drive, which provides news, weather, interviews, fun, and inspirational Christian music for WFCJ’s afternoon listeners, Kettering will be directing news and listener engagement for WEEC 100.7 FM and WFCJ 93.7 FM, which came together in 2007 as Strong Tower Christian Media.

 

Golden Eagles escape with a win

BELLBROOK — A win is a win, but the Golden Eagles sure didn’t make it look easy. It took a fourth down, 47-yard touchdown pass with just over 45 seconds left in the game for Bellbrook to overcome four turnovers and beat Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division foe Brookville, 17-14.The Blue Devils (2-2, 0-1 SWBL) hogged the ball in the first half, inching their way up the field and keeping the Bellbrook defense exhausted. The Golden Eagles (2-2, 1-0 SWBL) had ...

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Rams dominate Battle of Route 72

JAMESTOWN — A total team effort earned Greeneview a dominating 54-8 win over Cedarville, Friday, in the annual Battle of State Route 72.In front of a jam-packed Don Nock Field crowd, Greeneview rolled out to a convincing 44-0 lead at halftime. The only thing that seemed to limit the Rams’ damage was the rolling play clock which, because of the new Ohio High School Athletic Association rule, ran almost continuously for the entire second half.In order to preven...

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Diving QBs playing off instinct instead of safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When his quarterback takes off running, Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt only worries if he picked up the first down and what play to call next. Kansas City coach Andy Reid wants the quarterback on the ground as soon as possible. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll doesn’t want Russell Wilson hit but sees his quarterback running away from defenders when not in the pocket.How the quarterback finishes off the run — sliding feet first or diving forwar...

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That gosh darn minimum wage

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” the Kentucky Republican confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life.”Was he talking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America? No.McConnell was reflecting on the day 12 years ago when the Senate approved the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, imposing some limits on political donations by super-rich corporate int...

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Fairborn Police Reports

Aug. 2212:22 a.m. - Intoxicated subject reported in 2200 block of Nutmeg Court; unfounded.2:10 a.m. - Suspicious vehicle reported at Waterford Landing.2:16 a.m. - Missing person reported on South Wright Ave.2:30 a.m. - Suspicious person reported in 300 block of West Garland Ave.; arrest made.4:26 a.m. - Unwanted subject reported in 300 block of West Garland Ave.7:10 a.m. - Harassment reported in 300 block of We...

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Local ALA members attend national convention

FAIRBORN — Nearly 2,000 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) convened in Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 22-28 for the organization’s 94th annual national convention. Auxiliary members from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, together with members of The American Legion and the Sons of The American Legion, meet annually to set national priorities to guide their organizations in the coming year.

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Daycare celebrates 40 years

XENIA — Forty years ago this week, Alan King, a 26-year-old Army veteran and recent graduate of Wright State with a master’s degree in Earth science but no desire to work in Oklahoma, began the unlikely profession of daycare teacher.That day, Kiddie Kingdom opened its doors at a farm house on 2.5 acres of land in Xenia Township advertising itself as a “Country Childcare” and envisioning a place where kids could run and play, climb trees, learn to get along w...

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Xenia non-profit offers pet food

XENIA — Local Animal welfare organization, Advocates 4 Animals, Inc., has started two new programs to benefit Xenia residents and their pets.Both programs, The Greene County Pet Food Pantry and The Spay it Forward program are targeted to Xenia Community pet owners to help ease the burden on our county shelter and decrease the number of family pets who end up at the county shelter. The Pet Food Pantry program is available to all Xenia cat and dog owners who find themselves in ...

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Township firefighter receives service award

MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP — A 13-year veteran with the Enon and Mad River Township Fire and EMS has received a distinguished service award given to only four members of the department annually.John Heath, a firefighter and paramedic with the department, was presented with the Emergency Service Provider of the Second Quarter 2014 Award by Chief Tracy Young on Sept. 15.Young told township trustees and residents attending the meeting that Heath was being honored for his many...

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Xenia Police Reports

Aug. 243:24 p.m. — Alarm at a Business/Bank 1900 Bellbrook Avenue.4:06 p.m. — Follow Up 200 block of North Fair Street.5:01 p.m. — Follow Up 90 block of Stelton Road.5:12 p.m. — Assault 100 block of Thoreau Lane.5:23 p.m. — Intoxicated Subject 1600 block of Gayhart Court.5:42 p.m. — Juvenile Complaint 1000 block of Ormsby Drive.6:36 p.m. — Detail — Othe...

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Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.The R&A became the latest golf club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women. The vote was effective immediately.“I can confirm that The Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews is now a mixed membership club,” R&A secretary Peter Dawson said in a statement.Dawson said more than three-quarters of the clubR...

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A perfect sunday outing

My wife and I have been very blessed. We both have very good incomes. We don’t party on Bill Gates’ yacht but we usually know where our next meal will come from. We don’t have vacation homes in five states and two other countries but we’re able to enjoy the occasional vacation. I say this because no matter how much we have, the thought of spending $700 for a couple of hours of entertainment still makes my jaw drop. We did that recently and I want to tell you the reason...

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County represented at Young Cattlemen’s Conference

MARYSVILLE — The 2014 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) hosted 16 cattlemen and women for a 3-day leadership development program in Columbus and the central Ohio areas, Aug. 21-23. The conference was made possible by Farm Credit Mid-America and the Ohio Soybean Council.Lauren Corry, Xenia, Ohio, represented Greene County at YCC. Lauren is a second-year agriculture communication major at The Ohio State University. She is an OCA Junior B...

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Fuel up at Fairborn Fly Zone pasta dinner

FAIRBORN — Organizers of the Fairborn Fly Zone events invite the community to bring their appetites for their marathon meals this Friday and Saturday.The annual Fly Zone Pasta Dinner will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 North Third St.“This is our sixth year for providing a way to ‘carb up’ the evening before the marathon,” said center director Ellen Slone-Farthing.

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Our language has a slew of beautiful words

Some day when you don’t have anything else to do, grab your dictionary and take a good look at some of the wonderful words s in the English language.Trust me, there are some dandies.Mellifluous is one of them.It means “flowery in a smooth or sweet manner.”Ah yes, mellifluous.I like melancholy, too, which, according to ancient and dog-eared dictionary in my home office stands for “sadness, depression, gloomy, pensiv...

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Shooting grand jury to begin Sept. 22

XENIA — A special grand jury for the case of the Aug. 5 shooting of John Crawford III will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 22, and it likely won’t begin quietly.According to Xenia Police Chief Randy Person, the police division is expecting between 100 and 200 demonstrators outside the Greene County Courthouse, where the grand jury will be convened. That grand jury will determine if any criminal indictments will be returned as a result of the shooting of Crawford.In add...

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A’maze’-ing corn

SPRING VALLEY — Raising cancer awareness, Apple Country Farm Market hosted a ribbon cutting to open the corn maze sponsored this year by Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center.The maze was cut through 300,000 living cornstalks and has over 15,000 feet of pathways. This is the market’s 12th year of having a corn maze.The design of this year’s maze features a cow riding a tractor, the words “Save the Udders” and the Circle of Victory...

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