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Hustead Fire and EMS to hold appreciation hog roast

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By Linda CollinsFor the Fairborn HeraldMAD RIVER TOWNSHIP — The Hustead Fire and EMS Departments will soon be fanning the flames for a good cause as they fire up the grill for their annual Appreciation Hog Roast on Saturday, Sept. 27.According to Hustead EMS Chief Heather Kaufman, volunteers from the fire and EMS departments will be serving up free, barbeque dinners from noon to 5 p.m. at the Hustead EMS Station, located at 6215 Springfield-Xenia Road. Sides will include corn on the cob, green beans, and coleslaw, and ice cream from Young’s Dairy will be served as dessert.


Beavercreek explodes against Saints

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comBEAVERCREEK – Coming off a recent loss to Greater Western Ohio Conference rival Centerville, the Beavercreek girls soccer squad wanted to buckle down and focus on its offense. Whatever coach Steve Popp had talked about in practice, it must have hit home, because the Lady Beavers erupted on the offensive end, beating Cincinnati Seton, 7-2, Saturday at Beavercreek High School.

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Lady Eagles win Bellbrook Invitational

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmail.comBELLBROOK – The Bellbrook girls cross country team had a strong outing in the Bellbrook Invitational, Saturday at Bellbrook High School. With a strong first-place finish from Kayla Parker, as well as multiple teammates in the top 10, the Lady Eagles finished at the top spot as a team.Parker, a sophomore at Bellbrook, finished first by more than 50 seconds with a time of 20:03.2. She had a 6:28 pace per mile. Bellbro...

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HS football heads to halfway point

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comSeems like just a couple weeks ago we were all scrambling around Greene County working on football preview stories. Now we’re starting to see just which teams stand out from the rest.Welcome to the halfway point in the high school football regular season.The Greeneview Rams are the area’s cream of the crop once again this week. After soundly defeating a promising Cedarville team ...

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Crawford supporters rally in Xenia

XENIA — Demonstrators supporting John Crawford III made their presence felt throughout Greene County Monday. Many of those supporters started their morning at the Beavercreek Wal-Mart where Crawford was shot by police Aug. 5. There, a group of about 50 gathered and left to walk the approximately 10 miles to the Greene County Courthouse in Xenia, where the special grand jury looking into the incident conve...

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Martha, the last passenger pigeon

One hundred years ago, Americans across the eastern United States could have looked up into the sky and seen it filled with passenger pigeons. Their flocks numbered in the billions and could turn day into night. Now they are extinct, the victim of overhunting and habitat destruction.The loss of this species is one of the greatest examples of what can happen if we are not committed to conserving our wildlife. We must learn from their example, and work to ensure that species such as ...

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St. Brigid using Google for Education

XENIA — St. Brigid has become an in-cloud school and now utilizes Google for Education.With Google Apps for Education, everything is automatically saved in the cloud that is 100 percent powered by the web. This means that documents, calendar, e-mail and sites can be accessed and edited on almost any mobile device or tablet anytime, anywhere.

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Sharpton urges people to vote

WILBERFORCE — The Rev. Al Sharpton encouraged African-Americans to use their right to vote to affect change at an event held at Central State University on Thursday.In the wake of several controversies in the nation, Sharpton said voting is important because it can make a difference in action instead of just words.“As long as our anger is a vent without a movement,” he said. “Long as they have you divided and confused and disconnected, they don...

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FIA mandates new Formula One radio rules

SINGAPORE — As the Formula One season exits Europe and heads to Asia for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, teams and drivers are preparing for a new challenge, with the sport now banning a large amount of radio messages during races.The change comes in response to fan disquiet about the increasingly remote-control nature of the sport. Teams, with reams of available data during races, have been determining race strategy and the appropriate car settings to carry it out...

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Hester high steps to NFL record

ATLANTA — Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message.“That’s my alarm,” Hester said. “When I get that text, I know it’s time to get up.”Things were a little different Friday.When Sanders delivered his latest message, it was to a friend and protege who now holds the NFL record for most return touchdowns all by himself.Hester high-stepped into his...

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Against the wind

Maryland faces the same energy choices as the nation overall.Shortly before Congress left for its long summer vacation, Senator Barbara Mikulski tried to block a 150-megawatt wind farm.The Maryland Democrat’s move would delay Pioneer Green Energy’s construction of the project in her own state until an independent study from MIT concerning the effects of wind turbines on naval radar testing at the Patuxent River Naval Base is completed.

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Li Na retires from pro tennis tour

BEIJING — Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights.A sense of humor along the way certainly helped.The legs that carried Li to two Grand Slam titles ultimately couldn’t get her through another season, with the 32-year-old Chinese tennis star citing recurring knee injuries as the reason she needed to quit when she announced her retirement in an open le...

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GCCC students participate in exercises at Calamityville

FAIRBORN — Is there a better way to learn firsthand about homeland security and the link it has to medical preparedness than to serve as role players in a medical training course for law enforcement professionals? After their eye-opening experience last week at Wright State University’s Calamityville, four criminal justice students from Greene County would say no.On Sept. 11 and 12, seniors from Greene County Career Center’s (GCCC) Criminal Justice program partici...

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Bridging the gap

XENIA — After nearly a half century a group of Xenia women still engage in their favorite pastime — bridge — while helping others less fortunate.The unusual concept of playing bridge to help others originated with the Women’s Auxiliary to the Greene County Medical Society in the 1950s. Helen Hendrickson, wife of the late Robert Hendrickson, MD, brought the idea from Grant’s Pass, Oregon, where her aunt played in similar groups. The aunt played bridge u...

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Greene County Dissolutions

June 26Gregory Scharer of Beavercreek and Diane Scharer of Beavercreek filed for dissolution of marriage with children. Uncontested dissolution Aug. 22.June 30Jonathan D. Bame of Bellbrook and Lesa M. Bame of Bellbrook filed for dissolution of marriage without children. Uncontested dissolution Aug. 14.Rebecca L. Whitehead of Fairborn and Kevin C. McKeever of Bellbrook filed for dissolution of marriage with children....

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Ensuring clean drinking water for communities

Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal blooms.A high level of phosphorous in the lake is a contributing factor to the algal blooms, and I’ve recently announced funds to help farmers implement conservation practices that reduce phosphorous runoff into the lake. But we must ad...

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Habitat and church to frame house

BEAVERCREEK — The Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton and the Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene will come together today to frame a three-bedroom, two-story house in the church parking lot, 1850 N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek. More than 200 volunteers including the Wright State University baseball team, WSU women’s basketball team and the Beavercreek Rotary Club are expected at the event.The house will be on display at the church through Sunday afternoon. Today...

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Auditioning for the electorate

It’s unlikely that even one of the dozen spending bills Congress must pass will be enacted.Around Washington you can tell football season is upon us because Congress is lining up to punt its work until after the elections. Lawmakers have plenty to do over the next month, but little will — and even less incentive — to do it. Congress is grappling with the still-stumbling economy, an immigration crisis, the brewing conflict along the Russia-Ukraine border, Islamic S...

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