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Center of Pedagogy to support educator preparation

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FAIRBORN — Wright State’s College of Education and Human Services has established a new Center of Pedagogy as a coordinating structure for building and sustaining collaborative relationships among P-12 educators, university faculty and community stakeholders to improve programs that prepare educators and P-12 student achievement.Brian Boyd, Ph.D., director of the Center of Pedagogy and associate professor of mathematics education, said the center will coordinate a number of the college’s important initiatives.


Are we penalizing marriage?

Recently, I’ve spilled a lot of ink articulating the importance of natural marriage and strong families for a healthy and prosperous society. I have attempted to illustrate the role of law in protecting marriage and proposed that Ohio adopt Covenant Marriage. This week, I’d like to introduce you to a fictional couple from Jamestown, Ohio, Mike and Christine Johnson.

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Making homemade carmel cinnamon rolls

This week I would like to introduce you to someone who means a lot to me, someone who has played one of the most important roles in my life (that is besides my husband). I have many friends who are very near and dear to me, but this particular person has probably done more for me than anyone else ever has.You guessed it! It’s my dear mother (Dorcas Raber). Little did I know or was even able to fathom what my parents have done for me until I had a child of my own. Caring for t...

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City searching for downtown Christmas tree

FAIRBORN — While it may seem early, especially with Halloween just around the corner, the search for the 2014 Community Christmas Tree for the downtown holiday parade and tree lighting is underway.City of Fairborn residents interested in donating a fir, spruce or pine must submit their nomination by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.The tree should be at least 20 to 30 feet tall and must be located within the city limits. City staff evaluate all potential tree donations be...

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A sunflower surprise

1 Corinthians 3:6 “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”While taking a walk the other day I saw a surprising sight. Growing out of a field of grass were a few scattered sunflowers. The tall stalks were topped with friendly, yellow faces that towered over the waving grasses. These pleasant flowers stood out but were obviously out of place. They had not been planted when the rest of the crop was sown.

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LSIM to present reformation concert

FAIRBORN — The Lutheran Saints in Ministry (LSIM) will present their Reformation Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 100 East Main St.The iconic building downtown Fairborn has served the community for over 150 years with the current building dedicated in 1924.Here is an opportunity to see the interior of this local church and hear an uplifting concert of music from the churches of that make up Lutheran Saints in Ministry (LSIM)....

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UUF of Yellow Springs program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. will be “Autism Spectrum Disorders.”Nancy Kessinger, a nurse with The Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps and Sherry Martin, a licensed social worker, with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, both with the Greene County Combined Health District, will discuss the disorders including a general understanding of autism, how to recognize the disorder...

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Safe communities gives Halloween driving reminders

XENIA — Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol.The Greene County Safe Communities Coalition is reminding all drivers that “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.”“We want people to remember: like ‘Trick-or-Treat,’ ‘Drink-or-Drive,’ ” said Ashley Scott, safe communities coordinator. “One or the other, but never both.”The coalition is reminding thos...

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“Trunk or Treat” event scheduled

XENIA — Greene County Children Services will host its 7th annual “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the parking lot of the Greene County Social Services complex on Ledbetter Road in Xenia. This free, alternative Halloween celebration is open to all Greene County families.Employees from children services, along with many other local organizations, will pass out treats to children and useful information to parents.

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County receives federal safety grant

GREENE COUNTY — The Greene County Combined Health District was recently named as a recipient of $42,000 in federal traffic safety funds. The funds were dispersed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Safety Office and will be used for various traffic safety goals throughout the county in the coming year.The 2014 fiscal year funds are passed down from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In order to receive the funds, the health district h...

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No sin to be found

“In those days, at that time” declares the Lord, “search will be made for Israel’s guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.” (Jeremiah 50:20)The forgiveness of God is so complete that it wipes away any memory or guilt. A remnant of Israel knew that forgiveness, after all the discipline that took place, through multiple captivities. The remnant that returned to Judah would ...

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Top 10 finalists named in Summer ‘Cruze-in’ blood drive

DAYTON — Ten blood donors will gather at the downtown Dayton Community Blood Center (CBC) Thursday, Oct. 23 to find out who will be cruising in a brand new car. All are computer-selected finalists in the “Summer Cruze-In Blood Drive” drawing to win the grand prize 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.CBC partnered with “REACH Magazine” on the “Summer Cruze-In” campaign to encourage blood donations during the challenging summer months. The grand prize Chevr...

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Farm Forum features mineral rights

XENIA — Chris Penrose Extension Educator from Morgan County Ohio will be the featured speaker at the Monday, Oct. 27 meeting of Greene County Farm Forum.Penrose has worked with many landowners on this topic and comes prepared to share his experiences in the shale energy development arena. He is co-leader of the OSU Ext. Shale Energy Work Group and is a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the OSU Subsurface Energy Resource center.The Oct. 27 meeting is open ...

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Their view: Concern about cartoon’s message

The shameful and blatantly inaccurate message of the so-called editorial cartoon that ran recently is unworthy of being published by a credible newspaper. President George W. Bush and his administration won the Iraq War!It was only after the inauguration of Barack Obama as President on Jan. 20, 2009 that the wheels began to come off the Iraqi national administrative and military capability (or the lack thereof) as the new US President pulled nearly all of US forces out of Iraq, the...

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Health fair set for next week

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Senior Center and Beavercreek Professional Firefighters will be hosting their 7th Annual Health Fair and Expo 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24.The primary objective of the fair is to raise awareness on healthy living and to assist in the prevention of some common health issues. Also, professionals would like to provide attendees information from local companies about programs and services they provide.

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Southside hosts revival in November

XENIA — The Rev. Tim Case from southeastern Ohio, who has a most unique and funny method of delivering the gospel, will be in revival 7 p.m. nightly Nov. 5-9 at the Southside Church of God, 205 Lake St. in Xenia.There will be special anointed singing in addition to the regulars from the church. If you’re hungry for some gospel singing and preaching as in days of old, don’t miss these services. Pastor Joe Sweet invites everyone to attend. For more information conta...

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SAK testing initiative leads to indictment

CLEVELAND — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced that a Cleveland man scheduled to be released from prison this week will now remain in custody after DNA testing conducted as part of DeWine’s Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative linked him to the rapes of four adults and one teenager in the 1990s.A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury last week indicted Dwayne Wilson, 54, on nine counts of rape and five counts of kidnapping in connection with the assaults o...

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Are you kidding about the salary?

I read a newspaper story recently about a professional hockey player who was suspended for two games for an illegal body check on an opposing player.The report went on to say as a result of that suspension the hockey player would have to forfeit more than $77,000 in salary.Huh?This guy makes $77,000 every two days?That’s ridiculous! At the height of my newspaper career I never even came close to earning $77,000 in two days.Two decad...

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