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Spangler Road improvements project begins

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FAIRBORN — The nearly $1.7 million Spangler Road Improvements project began Wednesday and has a scheduled completion date of Nov. 27.The Norfolk-Southern (NS) railroad crossing at Spangler Road will be closed throughout the project. A detour for the area has been established. Drivers traveling north on Spangler Road will be re-routed from Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road to Black Lane then back to State Route 444. Detour signs will remain in place for the remainder of the construction work.

 

Tracking heroin deaths

LONDON — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine met with Ohio coroners, law enforcement and health officials Tuesday in London to discuss ways to better track and classify drug-related deaths.The individuals who make up DeWine’s Overdose Prevention Task Force (OPTF) — including Greene County Coroner Dr. Kevin Sharrett — met for the first time at the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).“I just felt that the best way to get on top of this ...

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Forcing an island of peace to host a billion-dollar military base

Uncle Sam is wrecking a great deal of South Korea’s top tourist destination.Back in the spring, an Asian tragedy fleetingly made headlines when an overloaded ferryboat sank on its way to South Korea’s Jeju Island. Nearly 300 people aboard the Sewol ferry perished, mostly children.We’ve been hearing way less about the tragedy unfolding on the island that was supposed to be their destination.

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WSU residency program awarded senior immunization grant

FAIRBORN — The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program was one of 16 family medicine residency programs nationwide to receive a Senior Immunization Grant Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation in June.The $10,000 grant will be used to improve influenza and pneumococcal vaccine rates in patients age 65 and older during the 2014-15 flu season, which is October 2014 through March 2015. In addition to ...

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Annual Wright Brothers Day celebrates innovative spirit at Wright State

FAIRBORN — Wright State University will celebrate the innovative spirit of both of its namesakes and researchers currently working on campus with the fourth annual Wright Brothers Day.Organized by the American Marketing Association Wright State University (AMAWSU), a student organization, the event takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Student Union Atrium.Wright Brothers Day marks the anniversary of Wilbur Wright’s 39-minute flight on Huffman...

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Fairborn Police Reports

Sept. 11:14 a.m. - Noise complaint reported in 200 block of Orville St.1:27 a.m. - Missing person reported in 400 block of Margaret Drive.2:48 a.m. - Weapons/shots fired reported in 1500 block of Charterwoods Circle.2:49 a.m. - Warrant arrest made on West Hebble Ave.4:35 a.m. - Neighbor problem reported in 2100 block of Beaver Valley Road.7:19 a.m. - Intoxicated subject reported in 300 block of June Drive....

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Levy informational meeting to be held Thursday

ENON — Residents of the Greenon Local School District are invited to an informational session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, about the district’s upcoming levies.Residents will vote on two tax issues on Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the Greenon district. The first is a renewal levy, which would maintain the district’s current local funding and would not increase taxes.The second is a new operating levy that would generate $1.2 million for the operations of the d...

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Letter to the Editor

A thank you to the communityEditor:We would like to thank the residents of our local community, as well as our surrounding communities, for the generous and loving support that has been show to us this year during the Jamestown Bean Festival, as well as throughout the past years. Your support, both financial and emotional has enabled us to reach out and help so many families that have a loved one battling cancer. Without your great suppo...

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Spud fans ready for Spring Valley Potato Festival

SPRING VALLEY — Potato fans can get their fill of spuds at the 37th annual Spring Valley Potato Festival this weekend, Oct. 4-5.“Potato soup, potato candy, potato cookies, sweet potato fries, potato pancakes, you know that kind of stuff,” said Judy Madden, listing off the types of food that can found at the festival. Madden is in charge of the festival’s publicity. “People just really like the food.”In addition to the food, attendees c...

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Bank robbery attempted in Xenia

XENIA — An attempted bank robbery which occurred in Xenia Tuesday afternoon could be connected to a series of other area robberies.Tuesday’s action began shortly after 1:25 p.m. at Security National Bank on N. Allison Ave. in Xenia. According to Xenia Police Division Captain Scott Anger, a subject came into the bank with his face and body covered, hopped over the counter and attempted to get money.“He was unsuccessful in this robbery,” Anger said....

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Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch.During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s training facility in Florida, the talented but erratic right-hander listened as Searage outlined a plan to help the 31-year-old regain the form that once made him an All-Star.“He felt wanted,” Searage said. “That builds trust.”Ten...

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Golden Eagles win SWBL title

BELLBROOK – Saying a new mindset and a little hard work helped the Bellbrook girls tennis team find success would be vastly understating things, but the Golden Eagles have had a season that surprised even themselves, thanks in part to a new preseason training regimen and a positive outlook.Bellbrook first-year coach Emily Buerschen took over in the summer and decided that stamina was going to be the focal point going into the season.“We implemented a complete...

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NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that the “officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expr...

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Local Sports Briefs

Staff ReportHIGH SCHOOLSOCCERThe Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association state HS soccer poll(As of Sept. 29)BOYSDIVISION I — 1. Copley (11-0-1) 100; 2. Mason (10-0-3) 74; 3. Beavercreek (9-0-1) 69; 4. Sylvania Northview (10-0-1) 62; 5. Cleveland St. Ignatius (8-2-1) 61; 6. Powell Olentangy Liberty (10-0-2) 60; 7. Dublin Coffma...

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Early voting pushed back a week

COLUMBUS — A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which was to begin Tuesday.The justices’ order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from Ohio officials who wanted to delay a judge’s ruling lengthening the swing state’s early voting schedule. Ohioans can vote absentee by mail or in person ahead of Election Day. Early voting will now start on Oct. 7, under a state law that was supported by Republican lawmakers.Ohi...

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Michigan AD apologizes for mistakes with QB injury

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Roughly 12 hours after embattled Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he’d been given no indication that quarterback Shane Morris had been diagnosed with a concussion, athletic director Dave Brandon revealed in a post-midnight statement that the sophomore did appear to have sustained one.That capped a bizarre day in which Michigan tried to address questions about the coaching staff’s handling of Morris, who took a violent hit in the fourth quarte...

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Government: NFL TV ‘blackout’ rule unsportsmanlike

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven’t sold out from being televised in the local market.Well, you can’t blame the government anymore.The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to end the 1975 rule with a push from its chairman.“We at the FCC shouldn’t be complicit in preventing sports fans from watching their favorite teams on TV,” said Chairman Tom Whe...

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Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized Tuesday for his latest brush with the law, saying he was “deeply sorry to everyone I have let down” with an arrest for DUI.Police charged the 18-time gold medalist after officers said he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when pulled over in his native Baltimore early Tuesday.This is the second time Phelps has been arrested on drunken-driving charges, the first coming in 2004 after he...

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