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Greene County Parks to host free lure making seminar

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XENIA — Greene County Parks and Trails invites the public to attend the next Sportsman’s Seminar Series. Learn about Muskie lure making 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Greene County Media Room, 541 Ledbetter Road. The world champion Muskie lure maker Scott McPherson will share his techniques as well as samples of his work.The series features local outdoor professionals and other regional experts on topics such as fishing, boating, hunting and other sporting topics. All seminars are free and open to the public.For more information about any Greene County Parks and Trails program, call 937-562-6440 or email abotkin@co.greene.oh.us.

 

Dayton-Yellow Springs Road repairs taking place this week

FAIRBORN — the City of Fairborn Street Division will make permanent road repairs from water break repairs beginning at 6 a.m.,Wednesday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. 1, weather permitting. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road will be closed in both directions between Kauffman Avenue at Ironwood Drive for through traffic. Detour signs will assist motorists.Wednesday crews will begin excavating the area, removing all damaged asphalt and concrete, compacting foundation and putting asphal...

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Law and marriage go together like a horse and carriage

My latest article (As the Family Goes) discussed the essential role of married mom-and-dad families for raising the next generation of Ohioans and advocated for restoring the traditional nuclear family to its rightful place in society. This article will begin to address how such a restoration might take place.It must first be acknowledged that culture generally flows upstream of politics. In other words, laws usually result from prevailing societal attitudes. Thus, the restoration ...

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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 512:05 a.m. - Burglary reported on Old Yellow Springs Road.1:24 a.m. - Fireworks reported on Marchmont Drive.1:36 a.m. - Fireworks reported in 200 block of Corey Court.2:44 a.m. - Fireworks reported in 1300 block of Ironwood Drive.3:09 a.m. - Disturbance repo...

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Cycling classic raises nearly $22,000

GREENE COUNTY — The 11th Annual Greene Trails Cycling Classic attracted more than 200 cyclists from around the globe and raised nearly $22,000 to benefit the trail management fund.The cycling event highlighted a different trail for riders to enjoy each of its four days, July 17 to 20. The event was hosted by Greene County Parks & Trails.“We raise our funds through event registrations, as well as the generous sponsorships provided by local businesses, individu...

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Top feeder calf showmen

XENIA — Top feeder calf showmanship honors were handed out Sunday in one of the first shows of the Greene County Fair.Chloe Brown, 11, daughter of Cassi Butler and Brent Brown, took first place in junior showmanship. Her sister, Aubree, 8, took second place in the class.Hunter Ratliff, 17, of Cedarville, son of Tim and April Ratliff, took first place in the senior division.For judge Doug Smith, who raises Simmental cattle in Winchester, Ind., winners nee...

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Fair cook-off showcases lamb dishes

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 th...

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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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