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Crawford supporters rally in Xenia

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By Nathan Pillingnpilling@civitasmedia.comXENIA — 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 convened. Once they arrived at the courthouse, several group members spoke to the hundreds in attendance.


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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Showing some Skyhawk spirit for homecoming week

Greene County News ReportFAIRBORN — The Fairborn community is gearing up the support the Skyhawks with the annual “Fest at the Nest” events and activities.Fairborn High School and Baker Middle School student councils are he week of Sept. 22-26 is Spirit Week in the Fairborn City Schools. It starts with ‘Merica Monday where students can wear red, white and blue attire. Next is Twins Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Skyhawk Friday....

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Greenon superintendent to retire in 2015

ENON — The Greenon Local School District Board of Education accepted the resignation for the purpose of retirement of Superintendent Dan Bennett at a board meeting Thursday, Sept. 18.Bennett’s retirement will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. The Board of Education has announced plans to rehire Bennett to a seven-month contract to finish out the school year.

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Great-grandmother reaches new heights

CLIFTON — A 96-year-old Clifton woman took the flight of her life Wednesday with a special pilot.Belle Bennington, who will be 97 on Dec. 24, took a one-hour flight with her great-grandson, Dane Harding, 25. They left from the Red Stewart Airport in Waynesville on Sept. 17, flying over Clifton, Cedarville and Yellow Springs. Bennington’s favorite part was seeing her familiar world from a totally different perspective.“It was just great. I enjoyed every ...

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New iPhone launches at The Greene

BEAVERCREEK — A large group of local Apple customers got their new iPhones Friday morning at The Greene’s Apple Store, as the company launched its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus product line around the United States. This was the local store’s first product launch, as it first opened at The Greene July 19.Customers had been lined up for the new product long before the store opened Friday morning, though. What does commitment to a product look like? It looks like Patri...

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