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Huddleson named county administrator

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By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comXENIA — Brandon Huddleson was named Greene County administrator Thursday after spending six months as the interim.County commissioners voted unanimously to promote Huddleson, 40, who had been appointed assistant administrator in February and then acting administrator when the board was unable to find a replacement for long-time administrator Howard Poston, who retired Feb. 28.“As part of the review process, the county commissioners have been pleased with regards to the job Mr. Huddleson has been doing,” Commission President Bob Glaser said.


Xenia Police Reports

August 112:02 a.m. — Suspicious Person 800 block of Sutton Drive.12:24 a.m. — Criminal Damaging 200 block of East Third Street.12:47 a.m. — Suspicious Vehicle 80 block of South Progress Drive.1:23 a.m. — Noise Complaint 800 block of Florence Street.1:32 a.m. — Fight 100 block of Miami Avenue.1:46 a.m. — Theft 1400 block of Raybell Drive.2:00 a.m. — Assist 110...

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Holy Trinity features guest speaker

XENIA — JoAnn Harris will speak during the 11 a.m. worship service at Holy Trinity AME Church Sunday, Aug. 31.Harris serves as the Missionary Society president of the Third Episcopal District which includes Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. Insights will be shared on the topic: “Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Can Never Hurt, or Can They?”

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Music shines light through darkness of dementia

According to statistics, one in three senior Americans now suffers from some type of dementia. My mother was one of the unfortunate millions who had an advanced type of Alzheimer’s disease. As it progressed, she lost the ability to communicate on anything more than a passive level, responding to very little, short of a head nod or facial response here and there. When she spoke, it was in whispers and then only gibberish.

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Ohio’s first human cases of West Nile Virus reported for 2014

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s first two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2014 were identified Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). A 24-year-old female in Muskingum County and a 78- year-old female in Cuyahoga County have been hospitalized with encephalitis.Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain and is caused when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito. This is the primary way people get the West Nile Virus, according to ODH.

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Antioch College opens wellness center

YELLOW SPRINGS — Antioch College’s newly renovated 44,000‐square‐foot wellness center will officially open to the Yellow Springs community Sept. 6.To commemorate the opening, the college will host a grand opening community celebration 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. A dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting are scheduled for noon.The community is invited to come together for a day of celebration, including activities such as basketball, volleyball, pi...

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Cedarville suspect back in county

CEDARVILLE (WDTN) – The West Liberty man accused of stealing money from Cedarville University is back in Greene County.Andrew Davis, 30, was arrested in Indiana last week.He is charged with stealing more than $30,000 dollars from the university’s administrative building.Davis worked for a food service company that worked at the university.He is now in the Greene County Jail. A grand jury will convene to hear the theft charges against him...

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be be “A Penny for Your Thoughts.” During this program the results of the congregational survey taken earlier this year will be presented and discussed. Your feedback and thoughts are wanted and valued on topics such as programs, spirituality, music, religious education/exploration, social gatherings and the like.Changes will be implemented in respo...

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Inspirational Message

According to ancestry.com, the world’s largest online resource for family history, seventy-eight percent of Americans say they are interested in learning more about their family history. Ancestry.com has partnered with the TLC channel on a television show titled Who Do You Think You Are? .Who Do You Think You Are? takes a celebrity and helps discover more about his or her family roots through a look deep into one or more aspects of the celebrity’s family tree. It is fas...

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Port truck drivers draw a line in the sand

It’s not fair for employers to pretend that their workers are independent contractors.Imagine your boss suddenly told you that from now on you were going to be considered an independent contractor. You’d have to pay for your office space, supplies, and equipment. Your employer would deduct those expenses from your paycheck. And you’d have to pay all your payroll taxes, including your employer’s share.You’d also be responsible for doing whate...

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Don’t mind me - my horn sticks

The verse of the day is 1 Corinthians 4:5. “Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.I love living in a small town. It is encouraging and comforting knowing many of the people whom you see on a day-to-day basis. Soon after moving here from a big city I learned abo...

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Why do you tolerate evil?

“Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?” (Habakkuk 1:13)The age old question of God is, “If You are good why do You allow evil in the world?” Habakkuk wanted an answer to this question also, and he got it.

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Court justices to speak at XHS

XENIA — Two Ohio Supreme Court justices will be speak at the next Xenia Republican Women’s Club meeting.Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judith French will be the featured presenters as the club opens its September meeting to the public, 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Bob Hope Auditorium inside Xenia High School. The Justices will discuss the role of the Ohio Supreme Court in Ohioans’ daily lives and the process of hearing cases.A question-and-answer session will be ...

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Rotary inducts Paul Harris Fellows

XENIA —The Xenia Rotary club inducted its newest Paul Harris Fellows on Tuesday.Named for Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905, the Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation.Those programs include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance internat...

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State treasurer wants transparency

XENIA — Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is trying to open the state’s checkbook to whom he says are the owners — the public.Through HB 175, the “Open Ohio” bill, Mandel would be able to establish the Ohio State Government Expenditure Database to show Ohioans exactly where their money is being spent. It passed the house 86-8 — Greene County representatives Rick Perales and Bob Hackett voted yes — and is heading to the Senate for consideration....

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Carroll wins season opener

DAYTON — Mistakes were costly for both teams, during Wednesday night’s nonleague girls volleyball battle between Xenia and Dayton Carroll. But those mistakes cost Xenia in a bigger way.Xenia (1-1) came within five points of winning crucial sets three times, but late-game errors earned Carroll (1-0) an eventual 26-24, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22 win in a sweltering Carroll gymnasium. The Patriots earned the win, but neither coach was particularly satisfied with their team’...

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Local Sports Briefs

HIGH SCHOOLFOOTBALLBeavercreek football community night tonightBEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Football will host the 2014 Community Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at the BHS Stadium. There will be skill stations and on-field games and drills for all, including laser-timed 40-yard dashes and time shuttle drills. In addition, the 2014 schedule poster will be available as well as new spirit wear, and foo...

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Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job.Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel, college football’s dynamic quarterback with the cult-like following.Hoyer, though, persevered. He endured grueling rehab to get back on the field sooner than expected, stayed focused as Manzielmania consumed the ...

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