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Fair cook-off showcases lamb dishes

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XENIA — The 2014 Lamb Cook-off at the Greene County Fair was held Sunday afternoon. The event produced several unique dishes that pleased Cook-off Judge Sandy Feix of Xenia. She was looking for specific elements in her judging of the three divisions of entries.“I was looking for originality, the appearance on the plate, the place that they had set up and then I was looking for flavor,” Feix said.Charles Kimball of Clifton took home the blue ribbon in the celebrity division with his lamb and ricotta pie.“Chuck’s I liked because it was something original,” Feix said. “It was different.”

 

Horse ambassadors named

XENIA TOWNSHIP — Two Greene County girls have taken love of horses and a desire to be a role model to younger 4-H members into the roles of the 2014 Horse Ambassadors.Madison Killbarger, 15, and Anna Kowal, 14, were named this year’s horse ambassadors at the Greene County Fair’s Western Horse Show.This year’s show was held at the Greene County Career Center’s Agricultural Research Center, 551 Brush Row Road, due to possible weather concerns....

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Bringing in the clowns for ‘A Special Wish’

FAIRBORN — A local clown alley will once again celebrate National Clown Week by supporting an organization that helps bring smiles to some very special children.The first seven days of August are always National Clown Week, and to celebrate locally, Giggles and Grins Clown Alley is holding their 2nd Annual All Clown Mini-Carnival to benefit A Special Wish Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 2.The groups is a not-for-profit organization, based in Fairborn for more than 20 ...

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Poll workers to undergo mandatory training

COLUMBUS — Recognizing the importance of having properly trained elections officials in place, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted issued Directive 2014-21, requiring all poll workers for the upcoming general election to undergo mandatory training. To help offset the cost for county boards of elections, Secretary Husted also announced $760,000 in grants for the state’s 88 counties.“With approximately 40,000 poll workers needed on Election Day, it is essential that ...

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Dealing with sticker shock

It seems to me that most of us have suffered “sticker shock” — that unpleasant surprise upon learning of an unexpectedly high cost of something. The term used to be associated with the startling price of a car or truck as displayed on a “sticker” affixed to the windshield or side window. Nowadays we can get sticker shock from the cost of a pound of hamburger or bacon. Well, not long ago Doris, a long-time friend, told me she had gotten sticker shock from a differ...

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Saunders finally gets his calf

XENIA — In front of a packed Greene County Fair grandstand, and with his friends and family cheering him on, a muddy and happy Tyler Saunders raised his hands in triumph and yelled.“Yes! … I did it!” he screamed, moments after claiming the first calf in Sunday’s Greene County Fair Calf Scramble main event. Saunders had tried twice before and had some disheartening results each time.

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Local Sports Briefs

Elliott named All-AmericanFAIRBORN — Wright State junior pitcher Andrew Elliott has been named a Third Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.Elliott was the Horizon League Relief Pitcher of the Year as he led the league and is currently ranked 19th nationally with 13 saves. The 13 saves tied him for the second-most in school history, only trailing the 15 by Mark Squire in 1999. Ten of his 13 saves came during league play, s...

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Scouts begin playoffs today

XENIA — Baseball fans will have the chance to see plenty of Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League action today at Grady’s Field, on the Athlete’s In Action sports complex. Two games are on tap, with the evening contest involving the third-seeded Xenia Scouts.The day’s first game will pit the sixth seeded Hamilton Joes (19-21) against the seventh seeded Lake Erie Monarchs (18-21) for a 2 p.m. game at Grady’s Field.The winner of that contest wo...

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Gordon wins his 5th Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.Gordon’s first win came before the celebratory kissing of the Yard of Bricks was e...

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Interstate 675 lane closure scheduled

GREENE COUNTY — Pavement work will require a lane closure on Interstate 675 on July 29.From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the right lanes of north and southbound I-675 will be closed at Wilmington Pike.Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming lane closures.To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while p...

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Speedway expansion to bring 350 new jobs to region

ENON — Speedway LLC (Speedway) has just announced plans for an expansion that will bring roughly 350 new jobs to the region.The company, headquartered in Enon, plans to purchase a 55,572-square-foot office building in Springfield’s NextEdge Applied Research and Technology Park to house the expanded operations. Speedway also plans to make additional investments at its Enon headquarters, bringing the total investment for the three-year expansion plan to $9.1 million.

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Kids in the 12-13 year-olds division race after three calves, during the annual Greene County Calf Scramble, held in front of the main grandstand, Sunday evening at the Greene County Fair, in Xenia.On a hot day, some Greene County Fair kids brace themselves for a quick soaking from the water truck, prior to Sunday’s Calf Scramble competition.Members of the Touch band enjoy the evening on the Greene County Fair entertainment stage. Touch, a Motown Tribute band from ...

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Fairborn Police Reports

These daily incident reports are provided by the Fairborn Police Department. For more information contact its Records Department at 754-3072.July 31:39 a.m. - Weapons/shots fired reported in 2100 block of Rockdell Drive; arrest made.3:39 a.m. - Suspicious vehicle reported in 1800 block of South Maple Ave.3:45 a.m. - Suspicious person reported in 1800 block of Woodvine St.; gone on arrival.4:48 a.m. - Suspicious v...

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Citigroup’s $7 billion wrist slap

That penalty is too light to deter future finagling.When Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7 billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank just shrugged.“We believe that this settlement is in the best interest of our shareholders and allows us to move forward and to focus on the future,” Citi CEO Michael Corbat said.Note the lack of any regret, apology, or shame. And the total absence of a...

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Helping fellow veterans transition into college

FAIRBORN — Tyler Thompson spent seven years in the U.S. Army, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. When he returned home after tours in each country, he suffered from PTSD.It took him a long time to get the help he needed, but he finally did. Now he wants to help veterans facing similar challenges.He’s working toward that goal as a student leader in the Wright State University Veteran and Military Center and by majoring in rehabilitation services so he can work...

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Fairborn Municipal Court

July 10Jeremy M. Lemon, 604 Montana Drive, Xenia, guilty OVI/breath low, $475 fines, 180 days, 177 suspended. Complete three day driver intervention program, supervised community control up to two years, complete assessment for alcohol and/or drugs and follow up, granted driving privileges, ALS terminated.Timothy W. Harman, 4014 Promenade Blvd., Apt. 31, Beavercreek, guilty reckless operation, $350 fines, 30 days, 30 suspended. No future similar violatio...

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Local students receive degrees at MUOXFORD — Miami University awarded degrees to students during spring commencement exercises May 17 in Yager Stadiium.The following students are from Greene County: Beavercreek - Megan Burling, Audrey Zimmerman, Kiersten Wyatt, Justin Stafford, Jennifer Smith, Elaina Ostrow, Amy Hutchison, Raymond Howarah, Jordan Heigel, Kristen Faulkner, Emily Taylor. Bellbrook - Mary Turvy and Casey DeMaro. Fairb...

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Citizens forum to be held Monday

FAIRBORN — The next Citizens Forum will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 28 at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third St. The mayor has issued a public notice calling this special meeting, in accordance with Section 2.12 of the Fairborn City Charter and Fairborn Codified Ordinances, Section 111.01 and 107.05.

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