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Baby snake finds Parks and Trails

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XENIA — Leaving his estimated 30 siblings behind, a baby snake was recently brought to the park headquarters of Greene County Parks and Trails. The young snake was brought to the office by Rhonda Herman, shown, and was identified as a brown snake with the assistance of Greene County Parks and Trails Chief Ranger Chuck Frazier and Administrative Support Specialist Amber Botkin.These common but secretive snakes are often encountered hiding under stones, logs, old boards and other such debris. They feed on snails, slugs, worms and soft-bodied insects.For more information on native wildlife, visit Greene County Parks and Trails’ Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Rd., Beavercreek, to view its live animal displays.

 

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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Xenia Gazette’s website now faster, easier

XENIA — If you haven’t visited the Xenia Gazette’s website lately, you should take a look.Just a few days ago, the Xenia Daily Gazette unveiled a significant upgrade to our website, making www.xeniagazette.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with the recent redesign of our print edition, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several mon...

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Police contracts approved after heated discussion

XENIA — City council approved new contracts for officers, sergeants, captains and communication operators in the police division, but it didn’t happen without some dissension and accusations on Thursday.The contracts for the officers were approved without incident. But the atmosphere in the council chambers became tense when the sergeants’ and captains’ new three-year contracts were discussed.

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July 129:58 a.m. — Parking Violation Colorado and Alabama drives.10:02 a.m. — Unwanted Subject 300 block of Dayton Avenue.10:22 a.m. — Escort 800 block of North Detroit Street.11:23 a.m. — Panhandling 500 block of West Second Street.12:02 p.m. — Trespassing 1700 block of West Park Square.12:22 p.m. — Domestic Violence 500 block of Park Drive.1:27 p.m. — Domes...

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AP source: Gordon to meet with league Aug. 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns may soon learn whether they’ll have Josh Gordon this season.The Pro Bowl wide receiver will have an appeal hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1, a person with knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.The game-breaking playmaker is facing a possible one-year ban for violating the league’s substance a...

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DeWine certifies petition for Ohio Clean Energy Initiative

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently certified the petition for the proposed Ohio Clean Energy Initiative amendment to the Ohio Constitution. The initiative certified today is the fourth such-titled submission to the Attorney General since 2012.On June 26, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution, entitled “The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative,” from the committee Yes for Ohio’s Energy F...

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E-Modified race close at Kil-Kare

XENIA — After eight races this season in the E-Modified racing division over at Kil-Kare Raceway, drivers Zach Stacy and Bob Sibila II are separated by just eight points in the points standings.Stacy, of Springfield, leads 478 total points to Sibila’s 471.In his eight starts, Stacy has one feature win, five top-5 finishes, and 6 runs in the top-10. Sibila, who lists his hometown as “Ohio,” also has one feature win in eight starts, with seven top-5...

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Stoll, Montgomery to marry

XENIA — The parents of Cleo Suzanne Stoll and Drew Tyler Montgomery announce their engagement.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Douglas and Molly Miller Stoll of Springfield. Drew is son of Brian and Janine Brantley Montgomery of Xenia.The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Springfield High School and earned a degree in marketing at Ohio University in 2012. She is employed in the marketing department of the Motz Group in Newtown.The groom-to-be is a 200...

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I-675 open after deadly crash, explosion

CLARK COUNTY (WDTN) – One person was killed and another injured after a truck crashed and exploded on Interstate 675 late Thursday night.Lt. Brian Aller with the Ohio State Highway Patrol told 2 NEWS Chay Demint, 21, of Fairborn, was southbound on the interstate when he lost control and hit a barrier wall. The truck started to catch fire. Someone who witnessed the accident tried to get Demint away from the burning truck, but he apparently refused.Another vehicle he...

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Head Start program enrolling now

GREENE COUNTY — The Head Start classrooms in Fairborn, Xenia and Jamestown at Kids Learning Place are now taking applications for 3- and 4-year-old children for the 2014-2015 school year. There are part-day preschool classroom and home base visiting options available.Head Start is a high-quality comprehensive preschool program that provides a kindergarten readiness education, health and social services, and nutritional programs.The no-cost program is for low-income...

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A concession stand trailer gets a Friday bath in preparation for the official opening of the Greene County Fair. While the rides won’t be in operation, the fair will officially open at 8 a.m. Sunday.A wooden trellis-style archway gets some finishing touches just outside the 4H building, Friday, on the Greene County Fairgrounds.A fairground worker marks off the locations for the fair rides on Friday. The rides will not be available on Sunday’s opening day, but...

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County career center names treasurer

XENIA — Eva Anderson has been named treasurer at the Greene County Career Center. Anderson comes to the career center after 15 years with the Yellow Springs Exempted School District, including the last decade as assistant treasurer.“We are blessed to be able to add Eva Anderson to our team,” said Al Nels, president of the school’s board of education. “She brings strong fiscal management skills, excellent interpersonal skills and extensive experience in...

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Greene County Parks & Trails hosts insect workshop for kids

BEAVERCREEK — Greene County Parks & Trails recently held a Night Insect Workshop for children at the Narrows Reserve in Beavercreek.

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Wright State installing four vehicle-charging stations

FAIRBORN — Wright State University is installing four vehicle-charging stations in prime parking locations for drivers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids thanks to Dayton Power and Light Co. and a $10,000 donation from a retired professor of automotive technology.Two of the charging stations are located in Lot 1A next to the Russ Engineering building; two are in Lot 10 next to Allyn Hall. The stations are available to students, faculty, staff and visitors with parking permi...

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Parks and Trails to host scout leader workshop

BEAVERCREEK — A two-part workshop designed to give confidence to scout leaders leading nature programming will be hosted by Greene County Parks and Trails. The workshop will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The workshop will be held at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Road.The hands-on workshop will include topics such as identifying trees, poison ivy and other plants, as well as basic knot tying, campfi...

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