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Fox owner confronts council after pet is euthanized

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FAIRBORN — A Fairborn woman turned to city council Monday to get answers about the death of her pet silver fox last week.Chloe Kristensen’s one-and-a-half year old silver fox, Valo, escaped from her yard on North Central Avenue the morning of Sunday, Sept. 7. She had raised the fox from a baby and he lived in a large enclosure with a yard.“He wasn’t just a pet to me, he was a family member,” Kristensen told council members.When she realized he was missing, Kristensen contacted the Fairborn Police Department, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the local news stations to help find him.“I alerted everyone in every possible way I could,” she said.


CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna’s voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts — after the singer issued a profane tweet about it.

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Jamestown farmer honred at Farm Science Reivew

XENIA — An exhibit honoring the contributions of women in Ohio agriculture is featuring local farmer and businessowner Sue Borton.The exhibit is on display at this year’s Farm Science Review, which runs through Sept. 18 in London, Ohio.Borton runs a 69-acre, certified organic farm in Jamestown, Ohio. She is originally from Dayton and got her start in agriculture by volunteering at Cox Arboretum in Dayton. She has a Master Gardener certification from OSU Exten...

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Historical society to host fashionable luncheon

XENIA — The Greene County Ohio Historical Society is hosting a fashionable luncheon 12-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Carriage House Museum to hear local resident Pluma Thomas speak about her extensive collection of hats and the history behind the headgear.Tickets are $20 each and will be available at the historical society. McCoy’s of Wilmington will cater the luncheon. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear their own lovely hats. For more information, c...

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Greene County Marriages

Sept. 2Ryan Sevi of Fairborn and Elyse Rae Coulter of Fairborn applied for a marriage license Sept. 2. Date of marriage Sept. 6.Derrick Maurice Hubbard of Xenia and Tarija Kenyanna Carr of Xenia applied for a marriage license Sept. 2.Michael Wayne Stogsdill II of Fairborn and Jenea Alexandra Bautista Wilcox of Fairborn applied for a marriage license Sept. 2.James Anthony Shope of Fairborn and Lori Jayne Lype of Fairborn applied for ...

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Health district provides information about Enterovirus D68

XENIA — The Ohio Department of Health, local health departments, including the Greene County Combined Health District, and hospitals are assessing increases in severe respiratory illness among children to determine if they may be attributable to infections with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Ohio currently does not have any confirmed cases of EV-D68.Enteroviruses are very common viruses. There are more than 100 types of enteroviruses. It is estimated that 10 to 15 million enterovi...

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Yost: Proposed GASB rule wrong for Ohio

Ohio’s state auditor says that an additional reporting requirement for local governments to add future healthcare liabilities to their annual reports “would inaccurately state the position of the government and would be misleading.”Dave Yost traveled to Chicago on Thursday to testify before the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in opposition to a proposal that would require local governments to begin reporting future healthcare liabilities for public em...

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Enon prepares for possible road salt shortage

ENON — Although it seems somewhat early to be thinking about the upcoming winter season, the Village of Enon is preparing for a shortage of road salt for what forecasters are predicting as another harsh winter.Enon Village Administrator Chris Lohr told council members Tuesday, Sept.9, that the village may have to get creative when treating village streets this winter because Ohio is facing a significant shortage in salt supplies. He noted that the Ohio Department of Transport...

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UAS center partners with Clark State

SPRINGFIELD — The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (UASC) announced Sept. 11 it has officially formalized a partnership with Clark State Community College. The UASC is looking to expand precision agriculture efforts statewide while Clark State Community College has developed a UAS program around agriculture.The UASC and Clark State are collaborating on a new precision agriculture program beginning this fall. The Associate Degree program will position students to ...

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‘Honey Do’ list for our nation continued

The list of illegal, immoral and/or unconstitutional actions of our Federal government that should be corrected continues.The first item in my “honey do” list was to audit the Federal Reserve System, a private corporation that charges our nation six percent interest, every year, for the “money” they create out of thin air (they create it by making a journal entry) and loan to the Federal Government to pay its bills. The book entry is a form of interest beari...

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Al Sharpton to speak at Central State

WILBERFORCE — The Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, will speak at an open community forum 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept.18, at Central State University.The presentation, open to the public, will be held in the Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center.Rev. Sharpton’s presentation is part of his Voter Engagement Tour. His motivational and informative speech will include the importance of voting and the role students play as g...

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Historical societies have joint meeting

CEDARVILE — The Cedarville and Greene County historical societies recently held a joint meeting at the Cedarville Opera House.The meeting, which was open to all county historical societies, focused on “persons and families of note who had contributed to the history and growth of Cedarville and Cedarville Township,” according to Barbara Bradfute, a member of the Cedarville Historical Society.Historical Society Chairman Marcia Baits welcomed guests, inclu...

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Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools turn in solid performance

BELLBROOK — Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools turned in a solid overall performance compared to other area school districts, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Education Friday.

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Enon village administrator resigns

ENON — Christopher Lohr has left his job as Enon village administrator effective immediately, according to Enon Mayor Tim Howard.Lohr, who was receiving an annual salary of around $50,000, officially tendered his letter of resignation to the mayor on Wednesday, Sept. 10 after serving a year and a half in the administrative position.Speaking on Sunday, Howard said he appreciated Lohr’s contributions to the village and hoped Lohr was successful in his future en...

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‘Fly Zone’ to greet Air Force Marathon runners

FAIRBORN — As participants of the 2014 Air Force Marathon lace up their running shoes, local residents and merchants are gathering their noise makers and banners to help cheer them on Saturday in the Fairborn Fly Zone.Formerly known as MileTen, the Fly Zone is the portion of the 26.2-mile marathon that goes through downtown Fairborn. Runners will now enter downtown on mile eight and return to the base on mile 11. This stretch is the only public viewing area on the marathon ro...

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Beavercreek schools rank among best in county

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek City Schools was one of the top performing school districts in the county, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Education Friday.

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Law enforcement officers pull plane for charity

DAYTON — This past weekend law enforcement officers from around Greene County moved a FedEx Boeing 757 with their own hands, backs and muscle. But they didn’t gather because of an emergency call, and they weren’t tugging on the rope attached to the aircraft’s landing gear because a ground support vehicle wasn’t available. No, the 24-person team pulled the plane 12 feet across the Dayton International Airport tarmac as part of a fundraiser for Special Olympics Ohi...

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GCL rivals battle to 1-1 tie

DAYTON — Ties are not uncommon among Greater Catholic League Coed Division rivals Carroll and Fenwick.A year ago, they tied 1-1 when they met in Middletown. Ultimately, the two teams tied for the GCL North Division title that season as well.Guess what?On Tuesday night, in front of a rowdy crowd at Carroll High School, Fenwick and Carroll played to … you guessed it … a 1-1 tie.“This game, the way it is played, it’s alway...

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