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Speedway expansion to bring 350 new jobs to region

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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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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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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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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 31:39 a.m. - Weapons/shots fired reported in 2100 block of Rockdell Drive; arrest made.3:39 a.m. - Suspicious vehicle reported in 1800 block of South Maple Ave.3:45 a.m. - Suspicious person reported in 1800 block of Woodvine St.; gone on arrival.4:48 a.m. - Suspicious v...

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Citigroup’s $7 billion wrist slap

That penalty is too light to deter future finagling.When Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7 billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank just shrugged.“We believe that this settlement is in the best interest of our shareholders and allows us to move forward and to focus on the future,” Citi CEO Michael Corbat said.Note the lack of any regret, apology, or shame. And the total absence of a...

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Helping fellow veterans transition into college

FAIRBORN — Tyler Thompson spent seven years in the U.S. Army, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. When he returned home after tours in each country, he suffered from PTSD.It took him a long time to get the help he needed, but he finally did. Now he wants to help veterans facing similar challenges.He’s working toward that goal as a student leader in the Wright State University Veteran and Military Center and by majoring in rehabilitation services so he can work...

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Air Force Marathon races sell out

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force Marathon has officially sold out all races and organizers have announced details for the transfer program.“The transfer program is the only official way for runners to give their bib to another runner,” said Race Director Rob Aguiar.The transfer program opened on July 21 and will run through July 31. Runners who wish to transfer their bib will be able to register on the AF Marathon website and will be give...

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Hospitals kick off festival presence with Greene County Fair

XENIA — Residents in Greene County will see staff and volunteers from Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center all over the county throughout the season.As part of their continual commitment to the community, the two hospitals will sponsor and participate in various festivals and events throughout the county, with the first big one being the Greene County Fair beginning Sunday.The hospitals will have a booth and a first aid station for the entire fair week ...

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Disc golf tournament scheduled

BEAVERCREEK — Participate in a disc golf tournament or just experience the game with the first Greene County Park & Trails disc golf tournament. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. and teeing off begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Karohl Park, 2940 Hohl Drive.“GCP&T is excited to feature this growing and exciting sport to residents in the region,” GCP&T Director Chrisbell Bednar said. “Karohl Park is a perfect place to host this one-day tournament a...

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Ewry, Elam to wed

CEDARVILLE — Sharon and Jeff Ewry of Cedarville announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn Ewry to Trent Elam, son of Tab Elam of Greenville and Trish Meyer of Kettering.The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Cedarville High School and 2011 graduate of Wright State University where she received her bachelor of science degree in education. She is a Kindergarten teacher for Cedar Cliff Schools in Cedarville.The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Fairbor...

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Life with a young Amish Cook

Hi. I’m Gloria Yoder, age 24. I’m an ordinary Amish housewife and mother and, yes, I love it. My husband Daniel and I have been blessed with more than four years of marriage. We were thrilled when God added a baby girl to our hearts and lives 2 1 /2 years ago. We named her Julia Rose. She is our little sunshine. We also anticipate the arrival of another bundle in November. Julia is all excited about being a big sister.We live in a quiet country area and enjoy spending t...

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Local talent showcased during Art with a Heart

BELLBROOK — A local church will be offering a weekend of local art and music called “Art with a Heart” starting Aug. 1-3.Whether the talent is sketching, painting, glass art, pottery or even knitting, showcase that talent during this special event. Whether an artist plays blue grass music, country, alternative, or folk, show the community of Bellbrook what you have.This three-day event is focused around what the community can bring to others. The Bellbr...

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Keeping Ohio businesses competitive in a global economy

For small and mid-sized businesses, securing the private financing needed to export their products can be difficult. To assist these companies, and allow them to expand and create jobs in the United States, the federal Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) offers loans, guarantees, and insurance.The bank, which operates at no cost to taxpayers, has provided financing for more than 250 Ohio businesses since 2007, supporting $2 billion worth of exports. The Ex-Im Bank’s authorization...

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Bonecutter, Osborne set date

SPRING VALLEY — Sherman (Rocky) and Kristine Bonecutter III of Spring Valley announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie M. Bonecutter to Michael A. Osborne.The future groom is the son of Robert and Gloria Osborne of Miami, Fla. The future bride is an employee of Wright-Patt Credit Union and the groom-to-be is in the United States Air Force.They will marry Aug. 9 at Faith Community United Methodist Church in Xenia.

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Celebrating our paramedics

When was the last time you felt the urge to run into a burning building? What about cutting your way into a mangled car to extract an injured child after a wreck? It takes a particularly kind of person to reject self-protective responses and dive in, head first, to help others. Fortunately, our first responders – firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS) and police officers - never hesitate to do exactly that.

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