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Explore the natural wetland habitat at Valle View Reserve

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FAIRBORN — Local residents will now have the opportunity to explore the natural wetland habitat of Valle View Reserve and learn more about the importance of preserving these wetlands.The City of Fairborn’s 20th park will officially open to the public with a ceremony and dedication at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1097 Empire Court, accessible from Commerce Center Boulevard. Off-street parking is available behind the 5/3 Bank on Dayton-Yellow Springs Road near the Interstate 675 intersection.

 

Their viewpoint: Crawford shooting opinions

The following statements were drawn from comments made on our social media accounts and website. All were related to the police shooting of John Crawford III in the Beavercreek Wal-Mart Aug. 5.Frank J.: “It seems clear that the person who should be indicted was the 9-1-1 caller because he provided false information to the dispatcher which resulted in the unnecessary deaths of two individuals. He needs to be held accountable for his actions.“Furthermo...

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Rams’ biggest test up next

They’ve defeated their Greene County rival and the Ohio Heritage Conference defending champions in back-to-back weeks to establish themselves as the area’s top high school football team, but Friday’s game with West Liberty-Salem might be the Greeneview Rams’ biggest test of the season.Greeneview (5-0) defeated North Lewisburg Triad last week, behind Chance Frye’s athleticism, strong running and a solid Rams defense.West Libe...

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Archives contest reveals county history

GREENE COUNTY — The final voting tallies have been calculated in both the Greene County and the statewide versions of the “I Found It in the Archives!” contest, and Deborah Dushane won both contests for her story about her research into a family tale.The story reached back to her childhood in the late 1950s when Dushane said she would show her report cards to her grandfather. She’d get a dollar if that report was a good one.

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Miscues malign Skyhawks

FAIRBORN — The Piqua Indians took advantage of a Fairborn fumble and a slew of Skyhawk penalties to break open a 14-14 halftime tie for Friday’s win at Fairborn Memorial Stadium.Piqua senior linebacker Ben Sowrey fell on the fumble with 37 seconds left in the third quarter and the ball on Fairborn’s 35-yard line.On Piqua’s first play of the drive, Indians quarterback Rupert Delacruz hit Trent Yeomans on a dead run to the left, and the speedy runni...

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California adds steam to the bag-banning movement

We can conserve by not wasting stuff we don’t actually need.California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags. Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to sign the bag-banning law California lawmakers approved in early September. The ban will go into effect at grocery stores and pharmacies next year and extend to liquor stores and additional kinds of retailers in 2016.In addition to making it against the law for stores to give shoppers ...

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Big plays from Beavers leads to win

BEAVERCREEK — Big plays took center stage in Beavercreek’s 44-27 non-league win over Dayton Dunbar (2-3).Both teams chewed up huge chunks of yards at a time in scoring touchdown after touchdown in the second half, after a relatively quiet first half.Seven touchdowns were scored on plays of 30 yards or longer while the teams had several other long plays not resulting in touchdowns.Stone Kincer led Beavercreek (2-3) with 160 yards and one TD, while T...

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Local Sports Briefs

H.S. SOCCERMiami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (MVSSCA) voting for Dayton/Miami Valley-area high school soccer teams, through Friday, Sept. 26.BOYSDivision I — 1. Beavercreek 40; 2. Springboro 33; 3.(tie) Lebanon, Vandalia Butler 31; 5. Centerville 24; 6. Troy 16; 7. New Carlisle Tecumseh 14; 8. Clayton Northmont 8; 9. Miamisburg 7; 10. Kettering Fairmont 6;...

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Industry Open House expected to draw employers

FAIRBORN — Businesses looking for talented students at Wright State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will have a golden opportunity at an Industry Open House on Friday, Oct. 3.The event, to be held from 3-7 p.m. at the Joshi Research Center, will feature student design projects, a peek at cybersecurity and big-data programs during a tour of the Appenzeller Visualization Lab and the chance to interact with faculty.The event will also in...

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Yellow Springs history show and tell

YELLOW SPRINGS — Yellow Springs Historical Society will hold a History Show and Tell program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 in the Senior Center Great Room.They will be sharing items from both the Historical Society’s holdings and personal collections. They encourage people to come and share their own connections to the history of the Yellow Springs area. They invite them to bring an object, an item of clothing, a photo, correspondence, or genealogical research, to name but a...

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Bevy of Wright State Homecoming activities set for week of Sept. 29

FAIRBORN — Wright State University invites students, alumni and friends to campus to participate in the 2014 Homecoming festivities Sept. 29 to Oct. 4.Homecoming week officially begins on Monday, Sept. 29, with a Raider Homecoming kick off for all students beginning at noon in Student Union Atrium. The 2014 Homecoming royalty court will be announced and students may cast their vote for the 2014 Homecoming royalty.Area alumni and friends are invited on Friday, Oct. ...

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I-675 ramp closure scheduled for next week

FAIRBORN — As part of a two-year project to resurface 5.5 miles of Interstate 675 in Greene County, the ramp from Dayton-Yellow Springs Road to northbound I-675 will be closed for one week. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 and continue through Tuesday, Oct. 7. Suggested detour is southbound I-675 to North Fairfield Road to northbound I-675.

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Marine graduates from boot camp

XENIA — John T. Geiss III, son of Kim Geiss and Rick Swearingen graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at San Diego, Calif. on Sept. 19.While at San Diego, he recieved training in first aid, general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history and weapons familarization.JT Geis, a former student of Greene County Career Center Criminal Justice Program and Xenia High School, is currently enjoying recruit leave in his hometown of Xenia. Upon complet...

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Drop off unneeded medications during Drug Take-Back Day

GREENE COUNTY — Greene County residents can dispose of unwanted or unneeded prescription medications at four local law enforcement agencies participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.Only pills and other solid prescriptions, such as patches, can be brought to the collection site. Liquids and needles will not be accepted. Pills should be removed from their individual packages and placed in a provided Ziploc bag....

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McCoys celebrate 50 years

CEDARVILLE — Edward and Barbara Smith McCoy of Cedarville will celebrate their 50th Anniversary Oct. 2. Ed and Barb McCoy were high school sweethearts and married Oct. 2, 1964 by Rev. Elwood Palmer at Cedarville Church of God.Ed McCoy retired from GM 1999, works part-time for Memorial United Presbyterian Church of Xenia. Barb McCoy works for Greene Memorial Hospital for 20 plus years.The McCoys have two children: son, Chad McCoy and partner Chuck Campbell and daugh...

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Greene County Divorces and Dissolutions

DissolutionsJuly 16Mark N. Baker of Yellow Springs and Rebecca S. Baker of Yellow Springs filed for dissolution of marriage with children. Uncontested dissolution Sept. 5.Aug. 5Deola J. Nickell of Bellbrook and Jerry N. Nickell of Fairborn filed for dissolution of marriage without children. Uncontested dissolution Sept. 15.Aug. 6Justin D. Polt of Bellbrook and ...

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Greene County Marriages

Sept. 12Christopher Anderson Betts of Beavercreek and Pasha Lashay Cook of Beavercreek applied for a marriage license Sept. 12.Nathan Grey Payton of Beavercreek and Charleen Mae Graves of Springfield applied for a marriage license Sept. 12. Date of marriage Sept. 14.Aaron Matthew Lewis of Beavercreek and Nicole Lynn Prasuhn of Beavercreek applied for a marriage license Sept. 12.Ross Michael Beyerle of Anchorage, Ala., and Megan Leig...

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Bengals solid at bye week, could emerge better

CINCINNATI (AP) — The previous time the Bengals opened a season 3-0 was 2006. They were a young team coming off a first-round playoff loss.They got off to a very impressive start, determined to go deeper into the postseason this time around.And then, they crashed.Those ‘06 Bengals finished 8-8, one of the great disappointments in coach Marvin Lewis’ 12 seasons. What’s to think the same thing won’t happen this time around, too?...

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