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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.


OSU won’t look past Penn State

Rusty MillerAP Sports WriterCOLUMBUS — There’s always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule.But Urban Meyer says that won’t be the case for No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State on Saturday.“I think if you play a really bad team, that happens,” Meyer said on Monday. “Going on the road in front of 110,000 people, knowing we didn’t play great on Satu...

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Keselowski doing things his way

Jenna FryerAP Auto Racing WriterTALLADEGA, Ala. — It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him “a complete moron” while alleging “every driver in the garage that comes up to me says, ‘That guy is a compl...

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Area runners advance to regionals

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comCLAYTON — Sarah Hites just wanted to go into Saturday’s district cross country championships with tunnel vision, focusing on doing her very best.As a result, when she was in the cool-down area afterward the junior Xenia High runner had no idea she’d finished 16th and qualified for next week’s regional championships.“Oh! Okay!” she said with an excited gasp. She was soon mo...

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Rested or rusty, World Series begins today

Ben WalkerAP Baseball WriterKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout.“I can’t believe that just happened, dude,” pitcher James Shields razzed.It’ll be more frustrating tha...

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Knights knock off Falcons

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comENON — Greenon started off slow in its first postseason game of the year against Graham, Saturday at Greenon High School. But the Lady Knights kicked it into high gear in the second half, blowing out the Falcons, 5-0, to advance.“I would say that we started off slow to begin with,” said Greenon coach Ray Raines. “We came out strong in the second half and we started to dominate. Being first to the ...

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Bellbrook advances past Valley View

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comBELLBROOK — It’s always difficult playing a familiar team in the postseason, especially if you’ve already faced them two times in the regular season. The Bellbrook girls’ soccer squad did just that when they defeated Southwestern Buckeye League rival Germantown Valley View, 2-0, Saturday at Bellbrook High School.“Tough game to try and beat a team three times,” said Bellbrook coach Doug...

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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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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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