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CBC honors hospitals as ‘lifesaving ambassadors’

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DAYTON — Community Blood Center (CBC) is pleased to honor Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek and Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia with LifeSaving Ambassadors Club awards for blood drive excellence in 2013.Soin and Greene Memorial, partner hospitals in the Kettering Health Network, both qualified as Silver members in the LifeSaving Ambassadors Club for each hosting two CBC blood drives in 2013 and exceeding their collections goals. Their combined blood drives totaled 75 registrations, including 22 first-time donors, and resulted in 60 blood donations.


Step out or cruise in to help cure scleroderma Aug. 2

FAIRBORN — This year community members can “step out” or “cruise in” to help raise awareness of a cruel but little known disease.The Scleroderma Foundation’s Dayton Area Support Group will host its third fund-raising event, “Step Out & Cruise In to Cure Scleroderma,” on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. Registration for this rain or shine event begins at 9:30 a.m. Come and walk or cruise in with y...

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Fundraiser planned for Jamestown family

JAMESTOWN — Deb’s Place in Jamestown is planning a fundraiser to help the family of Connor Wallace.Wallace, 14, was a Greeneview High School student who died in an ATV accident while on vacation with his family in Tennessee last week.“One of my employees (Amy Erisman) contacted me this morning and asked me if we could do it,” said Deb Wheatcraft, owner of Deb’s Place, 5016 Old US Route 35 E, Jamestown.‎Local businesses and r...

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Bath Township annexation underway

XENIA — The first step in annexing 307 acres of Bath Township into Fairborn took place on Tuesday as county commissioners formally journalized the request at their weekly meeting.The annexation request was made by CEMEX Construction Materials Atlantic, LLC, which owns two parcels of land between Fairborn and Xenia Township. The CEMEX plant produces a cement product that is a basic binding ingredient for ready mix concrete and other products that are used virtually in every co...

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Better Image Reds undefeated championsXENIA — In the Coaches Pitch League, at Bob Evans Fields in Xenia, the Better Images Reds were second to none! The team swept the entire season with an 18-0 record and also won the end of the season tournament.The team included Elijah Dean, Kaden Draughn, Caden English, Frankie Fouts, David Hubbard, Kyle Kohl, Dean McMaster, Jaelyn Moore, Devin Schweller, Devin Siebel, Elijah Tarver, Juan Underwood III, and Nat...

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Bruce homers again, Reds beat Cubs 4-2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Move Jay Bruce to first base, and he homers. Put him back in his customary spot in right field, he homers again.Bruce is following the deepest slump of his career with one of his best stretches of homers.Bruce returned to right field and hit another two-run shot Tuesday afternoon, helping Johnny Cueto extend his winning streak against Chicago and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Cubs in the opener of a doubleheader....

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Trade costs Samardzija All-Star outing

NEW YORK (AP) — The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.A day after Samardzija was dealt from the Chicago Cubs to Oakland, a big league-high six Athletics were picked Sunday for the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.That doesn’t include Samardzija, selected as a National League All-Star. Major League Baseball said he is ineligible to play because of the league switch.

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Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.Nobody ever expected this.The Germans tore apart Brazil’s porous defense time and time again Tuesday, routing the hosts 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, the largest margin of defeat at this stage in the history of the tournament.“We wanted to make the people happy … unfortunately we couldn’t,” said Braz...

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LeBron James holds meetings in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday.In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn’t saying.Asked by The Associated Press how free agency was going when his afternoon meeting agenda was apparently complete, the four-time MVP said “no complaints.” He offered a quick greeting, and provided no hints of anything — including when his next R...

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Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

LILLE, France (AP) — Back on the race’s home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France faces a first possible shakeout Wednesday over the bone-rattling cobblestones in northern France.Many riders dreaded the forecast for rain, meaning the stones will be slick.Defending champion Chris Froome scuffed his left knee and elbow and injured his wrist Tuesday during Stage 4, a crash that couldn’t have come at a worse time for him.“To...

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A fracking fortune gets political

After Farris and Dan Wilks cashed in their Texas-based gas company a few years ago for more than $3 billion, they became benefactors of religious right, tea party extremists.Televangelist James Robison recently declared that he’s praying for a merger of the tea party and the religious right. Is he kidding? That merger is well underway. And it’s getting a hefty push from a couple of billionaire brothers.

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ATVs are not toys for young children

Since 1982, there have been nearly 400 deaths related to the operation of ATVs, short for “all terrain vehicles.” Like any other power machine, the ATV is a safe, versatile vehicle when handled properly by responsible adults, yet their operation is far too often given over to small children.According to statistics collected between 1982 and 2012 by the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), there have been, nationally, 2,944 ATV-related fatalities of ...

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A wake-up callThe declaration of a new Islamic state in the Middle East by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi should be the wake-up call that the world has needed about the issues boiling throughout the Middle East since the United States first attempted to proclaim its best defense was going on offense in Iraq more than a decade ago.The Arab Spring movement three years ago led to instability, and opportunity arose with the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq....

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Xenia Police Reports

June 111:56 a.m. — Business Check 70 block of Hospitality Drive.2:10 a.m. — Domestic Violence 1100 block of Frost Circle.2:31 a.m. — Assist Other Agency 200 block of Sims Drive.2:38 a.m. — Suspicious Vehicle 400 block of North Detroit Street.3:01 a.m. — Warrant 101 North Detroit Street.3:29 a.m. — Residential Alarm 500 block of East Market Street.7:04 a.m. — ...

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Army veteran recognized at First Church of Christ

XENIA — Carl Creamer was recently recognized for his military service during First Church of Christ’s “This is My Country A Celebration of Freedom!” program.A young Army soldier, Creamer had just been married for a few months when he left the United States on board the USS George Washington in December 1944. This ship carried thousands of troops away from their families to England and then to France.

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4 Paws for Ability to benefit from Batman screening

DAYTON — Everyone wants to become a superhero. The universal theme of battling evil with good resonates with every individual around the world.Independent documentary Legends of the Knight, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Brett Culp and funded by more than 1,000 people around the world via Kickstarter, will have a one-time-only screening at the Neon in downtown Dayton 7:30–8:51 p.m. July 31. Since February, each screening has benefited a local charity in the community w...

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Fairborn court clerk elected to court board

FAIRBORN — Susan Anderson, Clerk of Court of the Fairborn Municipal Court, attended the 2014 spring conference of the Ohio Association of Municipal and County Court Clerks where she was elected to the board of trustees of that association.The Ohio Association of Municipal and County Court Clerks strive to add to the knowledge of court clerks and deputy clerks and improve court administration.The group cooperates with other organizations dedicated to the improvement...

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Study praises WPAFB’s Air Force Institute of Technology

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — A new study by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies recognizes and endorses the pivotal role played by the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The finalized study specifically highlights AFIT’s “valuable education experiences” that are “typically not available at civilian institutions” and cites that AFIT’s benefits outweigh the ...

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