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Fairborn festival brings chills and thrills

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FAIRBORN — Downtown Fairborn will once again be taken over by ghosts, goblins and ghouls this weekend for the Third Annual Fairborn Halloween Festival.This year’s event, hosted by the Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.“We are one of the most popular Halloween spots in Ohio, so we wanted to do a family-friendly event where everyone can join in the celebration happening in our own downtown,” said chamber director Paul Newman.The main events will take place on Main Street between Central and Pleasant Avenues, with a variety of vendors, three live bands, amusement rides and stage performances.

 

XCSF supports project-based learning

XENIA —Thanks to the Xenia Community Schools Foundation, Warner Middle School is able to offer more elective courses for its students.One of the newest opportunities is a project-based course called “Designing Your Theme Park.”Teams of students will design and create their “dream” theme park using a manual and Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 software. The project will encourage teamwork and dedication, while enhancing technology skills. Each group w...

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Fall Walk set for Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The Second Annual Greeneview Middle School Operation Don’t Judge Fall Walk will take place on the bike path behind Greeneview Middle School 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.The 5K walk is staged to help promote the school’s anti-bullying group, Operation DJ. Money raised at the event goes to purchase a T-shirt for each seventh and eighth grade member of the anti-bullying group who was not a member last year, with the balance of the money raised to be donated ...

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‘Plastic World’ comes to Yellow Springs gallery

YELLOW SPRINGS — Mary Ellen Croteau, a Chicago based eco, feminist artist, is not averse to controversy. For many years she has been an active Feminist Artist with an international reputation, producing witty, sophisticated art that shafts the status quo of our male dominated society.The Yellow Springs Art Council will present Croteau’s work from “Plastic World” series at their gallery through Nov. 9. The YSAC Community Gallery is located at 111 Corry St. an...

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Heroes support heroes

By Nathan Pillingnpilling@civitasmedia.comBEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP — About a dozen people associated with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department gathered to assemble care packages for military service members Monday afternoon. This is the fifth year of the department’s “Heroes Supporting Heroes” campaign.The items purchased and donated by various community members were quickly packed into about 100 boxes to be sent to locations in Afghani...

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OSU won’t look past Penn State

Rusty MillerAP Sports WriterCOLUMBUS — There’s always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule.But Urban Meyer says that won’t be the case for No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State on Saturday.“I think if you play a really bad team, that happens,” Meyer said on Monday. “Going on the road in front of 110,000 people, knowing we didn’t play great on Satu...

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Keselowski doing things his way

Jenna FryerAP Auto Racing WriterTALLADEGA, Ala. — It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him “a complete moron” while alleging “every driver in the garage that comes up to me says, ‘That guy is a compl...

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Area runners advance to regionals

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comCLAYTON — Sarah Hites just wanted to go into Saturday’s district cross country championships with tunnel vision, focusing on doing her very best.As a result, when she was in the cool-down area afterward the junior Xenia High runner had no idea she’d finished 16th and qualified for next week’s regional championships.“Oh! Okay!” she said with an excited gasp. She was soon mo...

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Rested or rusty, World Series begins today

Ben WalkerAP Baseball WriterKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout.“I can’t believe that just happened, dude,” pitcher James Shields razzed.It’ll be more frustrating tha...

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Knights knock off Falcons

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comENON — Greenon started off slow in its first postseason game of the year against Graham, Saturday at Greenon High School. But the Lady Knights kicked it into high gear in the second half, blowing out the Falcons, 5-0, to advance.“I would say that we started off slow to begin with,” said Greenon coach Ray Raines. “We came out strong in the second half and we started to dominate. Being first to the ...

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Bellbrook advances past Valley View

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comBELLBROOK — It’s always difficult playing a familiar team in the postseason, especially if you’ve already faced them two times in the regular season. The Bellbrook girls’ soccer squad did just that when they defeated Southwestern Buckeye League rival Germantown Valley View, 2-0, Saturday at Bellbrook High School.“Tough game to try and beat a team three times,” said Bellbrook coach Doug...

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City blood drive supports fight against cancer

FAIRBORN — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the City of Fairborn is teaming up with Community Blood Center (CBC) to help fight the disease with a community blood drive 7:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.The CBC Bloodmobile will be at the Fairborn Government Center, 44 West Hebble Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “Unite to Fight Cancer” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www...

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Wellness event set for Oct. 22

XENIA — The Greene County Council on Aging is sponsoring a Medicare check-up and wellness event 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Xenia Community Center, 1265 W. Second St.Medicare Part D and Advantage Plan review will be offered during the entire event. Staff and volunteers will be available to review 2015 Medicare Options as open enrollment runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7.You will need to bring your Medicare and any other insurance cards and your list of medication...

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Jamestown settles on Beggar’s Night date

JAMESTOWN — Beggar’s Night in Jamestown will be 6-7:30 Oct. 31.Final answer.Really.After a series of changes to try and accommodate as many residents as possible, the village has opted for Halloween night itself.“Beggar’s Night was decided at our Sept. 15 council meeting,” Mayor Jerrod Pickens said via email. “At that time council decided to hold Beggar’s Night on Thursday, Oct. 30 with a backup date of Nov....

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Letter to the editor

Say yes to Issue 12Editor:Beavercreek City parks provide opportunities for all segments of our community to enjoy many types of activities — be they active or passive. By supporting Issue 12 on the November ballot, we have an opportunity to establish committed funding for our parks that will insure we can take care of what we have, to make up for heavy cuts in funding from the State.The Beavercreek Historical Society’s Board of Trustees endorses th...

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Police officers are people too

With so much attention over the last several months focused on the tragic shootings at the Beavercreek Walmart and in Ferguson, Missouri, the police are being vilified in the media now more than ever. As these issues play out in the court of public opinion, people must remember the importance of police and that these men and women are, after all, only human.Regardless of what people think politically or racially about the situation at the Beavercreek Walmart, without hesitation off...

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Team places at soil competition

XENIA — The team of Greene County Career Center team of McKenzie Brown, Mikal Porter, Nicole Hackman and Emma Horney placed sixth in the recent Ohio FFA Region 9 Soils Career Development Event. Individually, Brown placed fourth and advanced to the state competition while Porter was 44th, Hackman 46th and Horney 84th.Brown, a senior, is from Greeneview High School and is in the Natural Resource Technologies program. She will compete at the Ohio FFA State CDE Saturday, Nov. 11 ...

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Editorial

Forgive us if we’re not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction.It’s the same tired banter that was used when radio first came into existence and many thought signaled the end of the printed word. It’s the same pablum dished up when television was king and challenged newspapers with live action and immedia...

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