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Xenia teacher investigated

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From staff reportsXENIA — A Xenia High School teacher is on administrative leave while the school district conducts an investigation.Xenia Community Schools Public Information Officer Mark Manley did not release the teacher’s name but confirmed the investigation. He did not say what the investigation is about or what prompted it.Xenia Police were originally involved but according to a statement from the schools, there will be no charges will be filed against the teacher. The “expectation” is that the matter will be fully resolved by Tuesday, Sept. 2.The teacher has not taught since the first day of classes, Aug. 18, officials confirmed.

 

‘Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions

ATLANTA (AP) — Time to get some answers about Alabama’s quarterback competition.Florida State transfer Jake Coker and fifth-year senior Blake Sims have been vying for the top job throughout preseason practice and coach Nick Saban says they have been running neck-and-neck. The second-ranked Crimson Tide’s opener against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome on Saturday is probably another audition for both.

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No. 16 Clemson, QB seek to keep offense humming

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Chad Morris have repeatedly said that the 16th-ranked Tigers’ attack would not slow down even with new faces in control.The first chance to prove that comes Saturday at No. 12 Georgia.Morris has spent a lot time since finishing a second straight 11-2 season pounding his new guys about how few believe they can achieve without record-setting quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver Sammy Watkin...

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Stewart says Ward’s death will affect him forever

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.Stewart read from a statement that, his team said, he wrote himself. He spoke just under 2 1/2 minutes, pausing several times to compose himself. He took no question...

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No. 5 Ohio State launches season against Navy

BALTIMORE (AP) — Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo found the routine of watching film of fifth-ranked Ohio State to be cause for consternation as Saturday’s season opener drew closer.“It seems like every time I turn on the tape that team gets better,” Niumatalolo said. “Ohio State has always gotten great players, but Coach (Urban) Meyer has taken their recruiting to another level since he got there. There are phenomenal athletes at every position on the ...

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Local Sports Briefs

Norman set for World ChampionshipsEDMONTON, Alberta, Canada — After a series of flight delays, Xenia Christian junior Grace Norman arrived Friday morning for the International Triathlon Union World Championships.After a two-hour delay in leaving Dayton, Norman missed her connecting flight out of Chicago, had to re-direct to Ottawa (which is in the opposite direction of where she needed to go), then after a nearly 9-hour delay there, caught a flight...

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Law group welcomes new attorney

XENIA — Stephan & Stephan Law Group, Ltd. announced the addition of April Moore, Attorney at Law to their law firm. April Moore has been a practicing attorney for five years. She will be the firm’s counsel for domestic relations, criminal, juvenile and civil litigation.The law firm’s origins were established in the late 1800s in Xenia. April will be joining Peter D. Stephan d and Stephanie B. Stephan who have been with the practice for a combined 54 years. We look...

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Turnovers hurt Golden Eagles in season openerBy Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comBELLBROOK — That wasn’t the way Bellbrook wanted to start things off.In a night that started off promising, just about everything went wrong - not the least of which was Bellbrook’s ball protection. The Golden Eagles struggled to maintain good field position and wound up losing to the visiting Miamisburg Vikings Friday night, 38-10.̶...

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Xenia quick as … um…lightningXENIA 50, BEAVERCREEK 7BEAVERCREEK — Xenia head coach Bob DeLong said his team would show lots of speed, and he surely wasn’t lying.According to the Greater Western Ohio Conference website’s statistics, Xenia amassed 430 yards in total offense fo rhte game.The Buccaneers led 35-7 over Beavercreek on the Beavers’ Frank Zink Field when play was stopped a...

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Patriots win for new coach Ben RulliCARROLL 35, MEADOWDALE 0DAYTON — The Carroll Patriots and new head coach Ben Rulli opened the 2014 season with a 35-0 victory over the Meadowdale Lions. Carroll used a strong running game led by two rushing touchdowns by Marcus LaJeunesse and two rushing TD’s by Joel Teleha, while the stingy Patriot defense limited the Lions to 125 total yards.Carroll’s offense rushed for m...

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Madison Plains rallies past Cedarville

By Chris MilesCivitas MediaLONDON — Sporting brand new uniforms, the Madison-Plains football team looked the part of winners in its season-opening tilt with visiting Cedarville.But the Golden Eagles had to take care of business on the field in order to be winners when the final horn sounded.A second-half rally helped erase a double-digit second-half deficit and allowed Plains to pull out a thrilling 21-18 victory.An 11-yard Travis C...

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Greene County Marriages

Aug. 1Robert Gillmore Gillon Jr. of Xenia and Rebbecca Lynn Price of Xenia applied for a marriage license Aug. 1. Date of marriage Aug. 1.Keith Robert Fuller of Bellbrook and Lydia Lynn Collins of Bellbrook applied for a marriage license Aug. 1. Date of marriage Aug. 8.Zachary Adam Kiehl of Beavercreek and Alexandria Victoria Shimp of Versailles applied for a marriage license Aug. 1. Date of marriage Aug. 16.Ian McMillan Redd of Bea...

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Local Sports Briefs

TRACK & FIELDEwerts earn national titlesBEAVERCREEK — Taylor, Benjamin and Connor Ewert all competed in the Junior Olympic Nationals in Houston Texas. Taylor and Benjamin both won National titles.Ben Ewert, of Beavercreek, won the 15-16 year old 2,000-meter Steeplechase event July 24, at the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals in Houston. In super hot conditions, he ran a personal record of 6:09.23 to defend his title he won ...

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Greene County Farm Bureau annual meeting

XENIA — Mike and Liz Bentley hosted the annual meeting of Greene County Farm Bureau at their farm on Aug. 12. Special recognition with the Ohio Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture was presented to State Senator Chris Widener and State Representatives Bob Hackett and Rick Perales by Board President Kent Campbell.Speaker for the evening was Connie Little who is in charge of Student Nutrition Services at Beavercreek Schools. Little explained the National School Lunch Program and t...

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2013 AP Regular Season Football Polls

Final 2013 AP State PollCOLUMBUS (AP) How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the eighth weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I 1. Cincinnati Colerain (19) 10-0 242; 2. Austintown-Fitch (3) 10-0 196; 3. Lakewood St. Edward (2) 8-1 181; 4. Hilliard Davidson (1) 10-0 180; 5. *Cincinnat...

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Greene County Divorces and Dissolutions

June 2Carman Louise Butler of Xenia and Christopher Everett of Wilkes Barre, Penn. applied for divorce without children.June 5Steven J. Hirsch of Bellbrook and Kristene M. Hyder of Centerville applied for dissolution of marriage without children. Uncontested dissolution July 25.June 6Carley C. Weng of Bellbrook and Joshua D. Engle of Vandalia filed for dissolution of marriage without chil...

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Cedarville student donate thousands to Safe Harbor House

CEDARVILLE — Academics and fun are the typical thoughts on the minds of college students.But there’s more on the minds of the 3,400 students from Cedarville University who donated $18,737 to the Springfield, Ohio-based Safe Harbor House this past week in what its executive director, Amy Willmann, labeled “a great blessing.”

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Computer Rankings: What’s it all mean?

COLUMBUS — As a direct request from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Tournament Committee, and approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors, a new divisor is used to determine second level points that is based on the number of games that opponents have played to date. For each open date that an opponent has had to date, a smaller divisor is used to calculate second level points.

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