Area Digest


Herald News Report

Road closures

GREENE COUNTY — The bridge on Roxanna New Burlington Road in Spring Valley Township will be closed for approximately 60 days as a part of the 2016 Greene County Bridge Maintenance Project beginning Monday, Sept. 12. The closure will only be at the bridge that is located between State Route 380 and Cornstalk Road.

The bridge on Wilberforce-Clifton Road in the Village of Clifton will be closed for approximately 60 days to replace the bridge beginning on Monday, Sept. 26. This is a revised closure date. The closure will be between Clifton Road and Water Street.

Parent Night

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Intermediate School PTO is sponsoring “Parent Night” 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Jody Johnson Pawtel will be presenting “Getting Kids to Cooperate the First Time” in which attendees will learn three practical tools to help with students to get results right away. The event is open to all Fairborn parents and teachers.

Meet the Candidates

XENIA — A bi-partisan Meet the Candidates event, hosted by the Greene County Tea Party, will take place 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center, 130 E. Church Street. State and county candidates have been invited. Candidates in contested races, including the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, Ohio House and Senate, Ohio Supreme Court and State Board of Education, will have the opportunity to take the stage for three minutes each. Candidates in uncontested races have been invited to participate in informal chat with attendees. The Meet the Candidates event will also discuss county-level issues, offering information about the Greene County Vocational Schools .75 renewal levy, as well as the Greene Memorial Hospital 0.5 mill renewal levy. Contact Carolyn Uecker of the Greene County Tea Party at 937-318-7393 for more information.

Council meeting

FAIRBORN — The next regular council meeting will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 within the council chambers at the Fairborn Government Center, 40 W. Hebble Ave. Regular council meetings always take place the first and third Mondays of each month at the same time and place, unless otherwise noted.

Healthy U workshop

BEAVERCREEK — The Area Agency on Aging and Greene County Council on Aging urge seniors to start down your own path to better health by attending Healthy U, where you will learn skills and coping strategies needed to manage your symptoms and live a healthier life.

The series of six weekly workshops 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 22 at the Beavercreek Nazarene Church, 1850 North Fairfield Road. Space is limited and advance registration is required by calling Susan Finster at 937-376-5486, or email susan.finster@gccoa.org.

Workshops are open to adults of any age who have a chronic health condition and/or their caregivers. There is no charge for participants who are 60 years of age or older, and the $15 fee for younger participants is paid by the Greene County Council on Aging. Everyone who completes the course receives the companion textbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.

Springfield Fortnightly Club

SPRINGFIELD — The October program of the Springfield Fortnightly Club will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Northridge United Methodist Church, 4610 Derr Road. The program will feature harpist Harmony Arendt. She will demonstrate and play both a lever as well as a pedal harp and give the audience the opportunity to sing along along. The program will open with fall readings by member Doris Walker.

The theme for the Music Club program for the 2016-2017 year is “Music with Friends”. This month’s program is subtitled “Sing Together”. There will be some group singing at the end of the program. Members can pay their yearly dues and pick up their 2016-2017 booklet at the program. The program is open to the Springfield-area community.

BOE meeting

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn City School District Board of Education invites the public to its meetings, which take place 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month within the library at Fairborn High School, 900 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. The next school board meeting will take place Thursday, Nov. 3

Community Drug Forum

XENIA — A forum discussing solutions for preventing and treating addiction as well as avenues to help families and the community will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Greene Memorial Hospital, 1141 N. Monroe Drive.

First Annual Skyhawk Athletic Club Gala

FAIRBORN — The First Annual Skyhawk Athletic Club Gala is slated to begin 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Doors open 6 p.m.; dinner is served 7 p.m.; music and entertainment begins 7:45; the Skyhawk Citizens Award is given 8 p.m. and an auction begins 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and benefits the Fairborn High School Athletic Club. It invites business casual attire. Call Angela Flatter at 937-604-8332 or Nathan Chivington at 513-267-4194 for tickets and/or information.

Food program available

PIQUA — The Council on Rural Service Programs, Inc. announces sponsorship of the USDA-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program in three locations: Kids Learning Place – Fairborn 344 N. Maple St., Kids Learning Place – Xenia 1369 Colorado Dr., and Kids Learning Place – Jamestown 53 N. Limestone.

Baker Middle students gather

FAIRBORN — Fifth Quarter, established in 2002, provides a safe place for Fairborn’s seventh and eighth grade students to gather and fellowship. During the Fairborn High School Skyhawks football season, Fifth Quarter is open after every home game from 9:15 –11:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 821, N. Central Ave. After football season is over, Fifth Quarter is open the first and third Friday night of each month from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Adult chaperones are on hand to welcome and assist the youth at every meeting. It aims to include activities for every attendee, such as a PlayStation 2, Wii and Xbox gaming systems, and features a new release movie weekly on a big screen television.

Refreshments are provided, and Fifth Quarter officials ask that students conduct and dress guidelines. For further information contact the church office at 937-878-5701.

Legion community participation

FAIRBORN — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 526 General membership meetings are held 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Legion Post 526, 526 Legion Lane. All members are encouraged to attend. The executive committee meets the first Monday of the month at the same location.

The Unit also holds a Roast Beef Hot Shot Dinner 5-7:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month at the Post. The funds raised are used to support Auxiliary programs, such as Children & Youth Adopt a Military Family for Christmas, donations to Fairborn Easter Egg Hunt, Post Children’s Christmas Party, Education & Scholarship donations, Community Service programs such as Monthly Bingo games at two Nursing Homes, Wii Bowling tournaments, and Others.

Senior center homemakers

FAIRBORN – The Fairborn Senior Center is accepting applications for part-time homemakers. Hours will vary. Applicants must pass a background check and drug screen, and they must also have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Apply at 325 N. Third St.

Minimalists meet

YELLOW SPRINGS — Dayton Minimalists meet 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the John Bryan Center, Yellow Springs.

Greene County News staff report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

Greene County News staff report compiled by Whitney Vickers.