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Inspiration at Cedarville University

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CEDARVILLE — Trina Jones felt compelled to talk to “the guy in the suit” after attending a chapel service last fall at Cedarville University.She was on the Greene County campus of the Baptist university to pass out fliers for her church when she felt God telling her she’d someday be a student there.But Jones doubted it. A former foster child, she’d recently been homeless and was still struggling to make ends meet. She didn’t think she had much in common with the students she saw around her.“I thought I didn’t have what they had,” she said. “I thought, ‘I’m struggling already. I can’t afford school and to work at the same time.’


Demonstrators want feds on Wal-Mart case

DAYTON (WDTN) — About 25 demonstrators put their opinions about the Beavercreek Wal-Mart shooting on display at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Dayton Wednesday.The group gathered to deliver a letter to federal authorities asking for the Department of Justice to take over the investigation.In the letter addressed to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, they wrote:

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Husted announces statewide absentee mailing

COLUMBUS — As part of an ongoing mission to ensure it is both easy to vote and hard to cheat in Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that absentee ballot applications for November’s General Election will be mailed later this month to Ohio voters and start arriving in mailboxes around Labor Day.By simply completing the required information and returning the application to their county board of elections, voters can have their ballots mailed to them, giving...

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Ohio education policy experts provide testimony supporting Common Core

COLUMBUS — Two highly respected education policy experts testified in the Ohio House of Representatives Aug. 20 on the importance of maintaining the Common Core State Standards.Paolo DeMaria and Susan Bodary of Education First spoke before the House Rules and Reference Committee, which is hearing testimony on House Bill 597, legislation that would eliminate the Common Core standards. Education First is a firm specializing in education policy development and strategic implemen...

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IRS repeats warning about phone scams

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams.

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Xenia Police Reports

Aug. 712:51 a.m. — Theft 1000 block of Parnell Drive.1:58 a.m. — Suspicious Vehicle 2600 block of Tennessee Drive.2:10 a.m. — Sex Offense 500 block of Newport Road.4:07 a.m. — Disabled Vehicle North Detroit Street and Paceline Court.4:26 a.m. — Welfare Check 500 block of South Monroe Street.4:42 a.m. — Assist 500 block of Newport Road.10:02 a.m. — Peace Offic...

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Through the eyes of God …

A young friend of our son’s came to see us one afternoon, shortly before she left for college. We visited for a time, and I walked her to her car when she left.As we stood at the curb talking together, I noticed a young man approaching us from the corner. I noticed also that he was very busy noticing Meg, who is a strikingly beautiful young woman.This young man was undeniably insolent in his regard, and I was pretty certain that Meg had seen his approach. I studied...

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In the beginning

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” (John 1:1)In reading a Chronological Bible we find most beginning with this verse from John’s Gospel. “In the beginning…” We have heard this before. The first book of the Bible, Genesis, begins with “In the beginning…”

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will host the service “Foundations: What are the roots of our UU Fellowship?” 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. As the old calypso song goes, “a house built on a weak foundation … will not stand oh, no.” Or, if you’d rather, from Matthew 7:26, “Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.”Bu...

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Inspirational Message

Labor Day is a day in our country for many to take off work, spend time with family, and barbeque in the backyard with friends. Do you know the history of Labor Day? According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, it “is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” In the late 1800’s it was set aside as a federal holiday on the first Monday of September to celebrate the workers of this country.

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USC suspends Shaw, fabricates heroic story

LOS ANGELES — USC cornerback Josh Shaw admitted to school officials that he had fabricated a story about rescuing a nephew from drowning and lied about how he suffered ankle injuries, the school announced Wednesday.Shaw, who has been the focus of controversy the last two days, was suspended from the team indefinitely.“We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” USC coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. “He let us all down. As I have said, nothing...

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Plenty of new ACC quarterbacks

There’s plenty of buzz around the Atlantic Coast Conference with the addition of a new team, the latest Heisman Trophy winner and the reigning national champion.Top-ranked Florida State’s run to the national title and the arrival of fast-rising Louisville have raised the ACC’s profile.But the strength of the league as a whole this season could depend on the arms of numerous unproven commodities at quarterback — besides Jameis Winston, the Seminole...

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Love struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland.“I’m in,” Love said.For the long haul.Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by the Cavaliers on Saturday, Love said he’s committed to winning an NBA title with the Cavaliers — however long it takes.Love can opt out of his contract and become a...

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Little League champs receive hero’s welcome

CHICAGO — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.Free of graffiti and absent so much as a kid’s initials carved in the grandstand benches, Jackie Robinson Park is outfitted with a digital scoreboard and mechanical pitching machines. It sits in a tidy neighborhood of brick one-story homes and manicured lawns on Chicago’s South Side.While the words “South Side” are often sho...

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B10 teams represented in 4 of 8 neutral-site games

Four of the eight neutral-site games the first week of the college football season involve Big Ten teams.Though not all the sites are truly neutral, all the games will generate the exposure every coach craves for recruiting. Like bowl games, the openers also will produce lifelong memories for the players and varying financial rewards for the schools.No team will travel farther than Penn State, which plays UCF on Saturday in Dublin, Ireland, in James Franklin’s firs...

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Manning showing a smell-the-roses approach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning seems to be having a lot more fun this summer.He’s still grinding through training camp like always but he’s also showing a loosey-goosey side that he rarely flashed in Indy or in his first two seasons in Denver.One morning, he’s doing a dorky dance to “Rocky Top” during stretch time at Broncos headquarters — dancing like nobody’s watching even though he knows everybody is.A...

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NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday by league president of operations Rod Thorn and executive vice president of team marketing and business operations Amy Brooks in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press.Thorn ...

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Greeneview counting on experience at key positions

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comJAMESTOWN — The veteran Rams have areas that need work, but they will rely on the experience they have at key positions to help give them the edge in each game.“We have got a lot coming back and the kids have been working really hard, so we are hoping it’s going to be a good season,” said fourth-year coach Neal Kasner. “Every game is important. With the way our schedule plays out and being i...

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