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Fair honors Chip Noble

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XENIA — The first night of harness racing at the Greene County Fairgrounds was marked with tears and plenty of smiles, especially among Xenia’s Noble family.Racing in honor of his father, the late Samuel O. “Chip” Noble III, Dan Noble drove to five race wins in the night’s nine events, including the biggest race of the night: the inaugural “Chip Noble Memorial.”Moments after winning his third consecutive race of the night, Fairgrounds officials held a ceremony at the finish line where the Greene County half-mile track was official named the Chip Noble Memorial Racetrack.


Cedar Cliff announces free/reduced lunch program

CEDARVILLE — Cedar Cliff Local Schools has announced its 2014-2015 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income...

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Clinton’s real scandal is Honduras not Benghazi

Her Central American foreign policy blunder ought to darken her presidential prospects.Is it too soon to predict who will be the next president of the United States?Without officially declaring her intention to run again, Hillary Clinton has cornered Democratic frontrunner status. Given the weak and crowded Republican field, that makes her the presumptive next occupant of a prestigious office lacking — as comedian Jon Stewart observes — any corners.

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The deceitful heart

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? ‘I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind,…’” (Jeremiah 17:9-10)Bottom line, God knows! Certainly He knows the why of our heart and mind. Certainly He understands us. If we just stop and think the problem is revealed.Our thoughts are all over the place. Maybe there are some people whose thoughts are focused and pure but most likely ours are free and rang...

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Ohioans report losing money to grant scams

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warns consumers to beware of scam calls offering government grants.Since Jan. 1, 2014, the Attorney General’s office has received more than 100 reports of suspected grant scams. Additionally, more than 20 consumers have reported losing $200 to $6,000 or more to the ploy.“Claims that you’ve won a grant you never applied for are almost always too good to be true,” DeWine said. “If you have to ...

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Running for their lives: The child migrant crisis

US policies stoked the gang violence Central American kids are fleeing.As the Department of Homeland Security tries to deliver busloads of Central American children and families to places of temporary safety, shrieking demonstrators in California, Arizona, and other states are barring the way and demanding these kids be dumped over the border.These outbursts resemble the ugly mentality that, in 1939, prompted our government to send a ship with more than 900 German Jews a...

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Concert boosts fair attendance

XENIA — The packed stands at Tuesday’s big country concert helped boost this year’s Greene County Fair attendance.As of Wednesday afternoon, attendance had reached roughly 30,000 thanks to the sold-out Cole Swindell and Clark Manson show where the country singer-songwriters performed for 2,600 fans at the Grandstand.“Attendance is about the same as last year,” fair spokesperson Jeff Barr said Wednesday. “The concert last night pulled a...

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Top dairy showmanship awarded

XENIA — The dairy barn at the Greene County Fair was bustling with activity Tuesday morning as the 2014 Junior 4-H and FFA Dairy Show had kids from across the county showing off their work.Judge Ray Jackson of De Graff was looking for structural soundness in the dairy cattle being shown. “The idea is that they make a lot of milk for a long time,” he said. He was also looking for “dairy character.”

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Scouts drop first game to Copperheads

XENIA — The Xenia Scouts couldn’t get anything going offensively or defensively as they struggled against the Southern Ohio Copperheads, Wednesday night at Grady’s Field. The Scouts dropped their first game in a three-game series, 14-3.Xenia got behind early in their only home game of the postseason series, giving up a solo home run in the first inning. Scouts’ starting pitcher Aaron Alexander had Southern Ohio’s leadoff batter, Tyler Finkler, down 0-2...

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Inspirational Message

In my last column, I shared with you about the mission and message of our ministry. One Master Ministries is all about the lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life. Finances are a key component to a Christian walk with God, as we should seek to be faithful in this important area.How do we deliver this message to those we serve?First, we share this important message about the lordship of Christ and financial faithfulness through small groups. One Master Ministries l...

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Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

By Tom WithersAP Sports WriterCLEVELAND (AP) — Beavercreek’s Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different league.Cleveland traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow the Indians to get something in return for the 29-year-old righty who was in his final year under contract.“I was surprised,” Masterson...

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Xenia teen defending Rubik’s title

XENIA — Reigning Rubik’s Pyraminx world champion Drew Brads is going viral with his twisting and turning expertise.The 14-year-old Xenia resident has teamed up KidzVuz, a website with videos by kids for kids, to help pay his way to this weekend’s national championships and to help youngsters solve the Rubik’s Cube.Brads, who will be a freshman at Xenia Christian High School, can solve the standard 3X3 cube in 4.26 seconds and will share his knowle...

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Woods set to defend Firestone title

AKRON (AP) — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.The first stop is Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla Golf Club for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000 on his way to an unprecedented sweep of the majors.At stake is a chance to extend a season already cut short by back surgery.

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Clovers learn how to take the reins

XENIA — Greene County youngsters got a chance to horse around Tuesday during the first county-wide Cloverbud Stick Horse Fun Show.Cloverbuds, ages 5-7, from all local 4-H clubs were invited to make and ride their own stick horses for the event. A total of 38 horses of all shapes and colors galloped into the arena to complete one of three pattern challenges — barrel, key hole or pole.

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Youth archery event on target

XENIA — The Greene County Fish and Game Association held an archery match for area youth July 26.The association provided all equipment and instruction for those that wished to take advantage of it, and use of personal equipment at Fish & Game events is allowed.Vernon Seiker started the shoot with a safety instruction talk, and also instructed the archers on the parts of the bow and arrow.Twenty spirited kids shot at field targets first. They then were s...

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Music and comedy charity event scheduled

JAMESTOWN — Samson’s Summerfest, a day-long music and comedy festival in Jamestown, will occur Saturday, Aug. 16 at Morris Pond just off Cottonville Road.The gates open at 10 a.m. with the entertainment beginning at 10:30 a.m. and running through 11 p.m. The event will feature 14 musical acts and 12 comedy acts.

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Health district reminds caregivers of car dangers

XENIA — As summer temperatures rise across the country, it’s important to remember that while these summer days are great for the pool and the beach, they’re not so good for the inside of cars, where the heat can become deadly in very short period of time. The Greene County Combined Health District, along with Safe Kids, reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in cars.Since 1998, at least 624 children across the United States have died in cars from heatst...

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Newspapers to take award photos during the fair

The Xenia Daily Gazette - Greene County News staff will be photographing 4-H, Cloverbud, FFA and Open Class award winners of all ages during the Greene County Fair. Those photos will appear in print following the fair. All levels of winners are welcome.There is one more scheduled date for winners to bring their awards and or project to the Assembly Building during the fair to have their photograph taken: 9-11 a.m. Thursday, July 31.Photos will appear in our post...

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