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ODOT gets input about US Route 35 plans

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BY DEBRA GASKILLSpecial CorrespondentBEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP — Ohio Department of Transportation officials met with area residents Wednesday to get opinions on proposed changes to US Route 35 between North Fairfield Road and the Xenia Bypass.The project, which could cost approximately $100 million, would convert that stretch of highway to a limited access highway, according to ODOT project manager and environmental engineer, Keith Smith, improving ease of travel as well as safety.A limited access highway is one where businesses and homes will not be allowed driveways directly off of the roadway.


Cleveland clash: Irving, Gordon in media spat

CLEVELAND (AP) — As if the Cavaliers and Browns don’t have enough trouble winning games. Now their most prominent stars are going at it.Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon spent the past few days in a media spat, exchanging barbs across TV, Twitter and newspaper.Gordon, who led the NFL with yards receiving last season, fired the first verbal volley last week when he went on ESPN’s “First Take” and discussed ...

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Cavs Deng wins NBA citizenship award

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Luol Deng has never once forgotten home.He has spent much of his adult life trying to give back to his native South Sudan, the war-torn African nation the Cavaliers forward and his family fled when he was a young boy.And while Deng’s contributions have touched many, he knows the work will never end.“I wish I could wake up tomorrow and nobody needs help,” Deng said. “But we all know that’s not going ...

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Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.Cueto (1-2) had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 in the NL wild card playoff at PNC Park last year. He limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011....

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Local Sports Briefs

PROFESSIONALDayton Dragons to appear on TVDAYTON — The Dayton Dragons games today and tomorrow, April 18, will be televised from Fifth Third Field on WHIO Digital Channel 7.2 (channel 23 and digital channel 372 on most Time Warner Cable systems in the Miami Valley).Former Dragons manager/former Reds first baseman Todd Benzinger will serve as the guest commentator on Thursday. On Friday, former Dragons pitching coach/form...

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Randall racewalking to World Cup

BEAVERCREEK — She looks as if the slightest gust of wind could blow her over. But tucked away inside that diminutive frame lies a world-class athlete vying for a shot at the Olympics. Susan Randall, 39, of Beavercreek is considered one of the best female competitive race walkers in the nation.This past March, Randall placed third at the USA Track and Field World Cup Trials in Whiting, N.J. That effort earned her a spot on the U.S. National racewalking team, which will be comp...

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Inspirational Message

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to the faith of those who claim to follow Him. What did Jesus claim about Himself prior to this important event? Let’s take a brief walk through the Gospels that give us an indication.

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Religion briefs

Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico borderNOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A delegation of Roman Catholic leaders has celebrated Mass on Arizona’s border with Mexico to mourn those who have died trying to enter the U.S. and to pray for immigration reform.Several hundred people attended the ceremony Tuesday and a few dozen people peered through the border fence from Mexico to watch the Mass. Catholic clergymen offered Holy Communion thro...

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