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City blood drive supports fight against cancer

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FAIRBORN — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the City of Fairborn is teaming up with Community Blood Center (CBC) to help fight the disease with a community blood drive 7:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.The CBC Bloodmobile will be at the Fairborn Government Center, 44 West Hebble Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “Unite to Fight Cancer” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com.

 

Board, committee application deadline extended

FAIRBORN —The City of Fairborn has extended their deadline for talented and dedicated citizens to apply to serve on city advisory boards and committees.The entire community is being polled for applicants willing to offer their assistance to city council by serving on one of the city’s various volunteer advisory boards or committees. The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, Oct. 27.Vacancies created by resignation and expiration of terms on Dec. 31, ...

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Wellness event set for Oct. 22

XENIA — The Greene County Council on Aging is sponsoring a Medicare check-up and wellness event 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Xenia Community Center, 1265 W. Second St.Medicare Part D and Advantage Plan review will be offered during the entire event. Staff and volunteers will be available to review 2015 Medicare Options as open enrollment runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7.You will need to bring your Medicare and any other insurance cards and your list of medication...

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Committee to discuss proposed road improvement levy

MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP — The Safe Roads for Mad River Township Committee will host an open house on Tuesday to provide information about the proposed road improvement levy on the Nov. 4 ballot.Committee members are inviting the public to join them at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Enon and Mad River Township Fire and EMS Department, 260 E. Main St., to participate in a discussion regarding the additional five-year, 1.7-mill levy for the construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, and repai...

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Letter to the editor

Say yes to Issue 12Editor:Beavercreek City parks provide opportunities for all segments of our community to enjoy many types of activities — be they active or passive. By supporting Issue 12 on the November ballot, we have an opportunity to establish committed funding for our parks that will insure we can take care of what we have, to make up for heavy cuts in funding from the State.The Beavercreek Historical Society’s Board of Trustees endorses th...

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Police officers are people too

With so much attention over the last several months focused on the tragic shootings at the Beavercreek Walmart and in Ferguson, Missouri, the police are being vilified in the media now more than ever. As these issues play out in the court of public opinion, people must remember the importance of police and that these men and women are, after all, only human.Regardless of what people think politically or racially about the situation at the Beavercreek Walmart, without hesitation off...

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Team places at soil competition

XENIA — The team of Greene County Career Center team of McKenzie Brown, Mikal Porter, Nicole Hackman and Emma Horney placed sixth in the recent Ohio FFA Region 9 Soils Career Development Event. Individually, Brown placed fourth and advanced to the state competition while Porter was 44th, Hackman 46th and Horney 84th.Brown, a senior, is from Greeneview High School and is in the Natural Resource Technologies program. She will compete at the Ohio FFA State CDE Saturday, Nov. 11 ...

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Editorial

Forgive us if we’re not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction.It’s the same tired banter that was used when radio first came into existence and many thought signaled the end of the printed word. It’s the same pablum dished up when television was king and challenged newspapers with live action and immedia...

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Wright State Physicians offer rheumatoid arthritis education

FAIRBORN — Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “New Insights into Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in classroom 1 in the Wright State Physicians Health Center. The session is free and open to the public.The speaker is William E. Venanzi, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, chair of the Division of Rheumatology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine an...

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Letter to the Editor

Support county libraryEditor:Yes, I admit that I am a prejudiced person regarding taxes in general. I hate taxes as much as anyone in Ohio! Yet I am convinced it is my civic duty to support Issue 2 on the November ballot, and I urge Greene County voters to do likewise. Vote yes to keep the Greene County Public Library (GCPL) strong, stimulating, useful, accessible, and working as one of Greene County’s real “centers of excellence.”

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Ebola forum hosted by Cedarville

BEAVERCREEK — What is Ebola? How is it contracted, and what are some ways to prevent it from spreading?These topics and more will be shared at a special Ebola Forum 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in the Patterson Park Church auditorium. The event, sponsored by Cedarville University, is open to the public and is free of charge.Leading the forum is Ginger Cameron, Ph.D., epidemiologist and assistant dean of the School of Pharmacy. Other panelists include Dennis Sullivan, M...

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Wright State Physicians offers relief for women with urinary incontinence

FAIRBORN — For many women, running, exercising, sneezing or coughing can result in urine leaking, causing embarrassment and discomfort. Of the 25 million American adults who experience urinary incontinence, 75 percent are women, according to the National Association for Continence. Many of these women wait more than six years to seek treatment.

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Are we penalizing marriage?

Recently, I’ve spilled a lot of ink articulating the importance of natural marriage and strong families for a healthy and prosperous society. I have attempted to illustrate the role of law in protecting marriage and proposed that Ohio adopt Covenant Marriage. This week, I’d like to introduce you to a fictional couple from Jamestown, Ohio, Mike and Christine Johnson.

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Making homemade carmel cinnamon rolls

This week I would like to introduce you to someone who means a lot to me, someone who has played one of the most important roles in my life (that is besides my husband). I have many friends who are very near and dear to me, but this particular person has probably done more for me than anyone else ever has.You guessed it! It’s my dear mother (Dorcas Raber). Little did I know or was even able to fathom what my parents have done for me until I had a child of my own. Caring for t...

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Center of Pedagogy to support educator preparation

FAIRBORN — Wright State’s College of Education and Human Services has established a new Center of Pedagogy as a coordinating structure for building and sustaining collaborative relationships among P-12 educators, university faculty and community stakeholders to improve programs that prepare educators and P-12 student achievement.Brian Boyd, Ph.D., director of the Center of Pedagogy and associate professor of mathematics education, said the center will coordinate a numbe...

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City searching for downtown Christmas tree

FAIRBORN — While it may seem early, especially with Halloween just around the corner, the search for the 2014 Community Christmas Tree for the downtown holiday parade and tree lighting is underway.City of Fairborn residents interested in donating a fir, spruce or pine must submit their nomination by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.The tree should be at least 20 to 30 feet tall and must be located within the city limits. City staff evaluate all potential tree donations be...

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A sunflower surprise

1 Corinthians 3:6 “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”While taking a walk the other day I saw a surprising sight. Growing out of a field of grass were a few scattered sunflowers. The tall stalks were topped with friendly, yellow faces that towered over the waving grasses. These pleasant flowers stood out but were obviously out of place. They had not been planted when the rest of the crop was sown.

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LSIM to present reformation concert

FAIRBORN — The Lutheran Saints in Ministry (LSIM) will present their Reformation Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 100 East Main St.The iconic building downtown Fairborn has served the community for over 150 years with the current building dedicated in 1924.Here is an opportunity to see the interior of this local church and hear an uplifting concert of music from the churches of that make up Lutheran Saints in Ministry (LSIM)....

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