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Museum to begin restoring massive Titan 4B rocket

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — It sits in gigantic pieces in a World War II era hangar at Wright-Patterson Air Force. Acquired in 2005 from Lockheed Martin, this important space artifact has been waiting in storage for restoration specialists to bring it back to life. Now, as the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force prepares for its new 224,000 square foot fourth building, the time has finally come to begin restoring the Titan 4B space launch vehicle.“This is the largest artifact we have ever restored,” said Greg Hassler, a supervisor in the Restoration Division. “We have moved all the pieces into our restoration hangars, and now our staff is cataloging parts and planning the best way to tackle this massive project.”


New coach, new attitude for Carroll Patriots

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comRIVERSIDE — The Patriots are going Back to the Future.Former All-Ohio performer Ben Rulli, a 2003 CHS graduate, takes over as head coach after three sub par seasons led to the retirement of Coach Bob Levy.“It’s good to be home,” Rulli said.Now that he has come back, Rulli wants to be the Pied Piper and get the Patriots fan base to follow.“We need to make the C...

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Xenia Police Reports

Aug. 1412:25 a.m. — Assist Other Agency 500 block of North Columbus Avenue.1:26 a.m. — Traffic Complaint West Main Street and South Progress Drive.1:44 a.m. — Animal Complaint 500 block of West Second Street.2:33 a.m. — Crash with Unknown Injuries 1800 block of Commonwealth Drive.3:00 a.m. — Suspicious Person 100 block of Ridgebury Drive.3:11 a.m. — Juvenile Complaint 30 bloc...

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WSU announces Jason Derulo concert

FAIRBORN – Jason Derulo, a singer-songwriter and dancer, will perform at Wright State University’s Nutter Center on Friday, Oct. 3.Five years in from making his debut in pop music, Jason Derulo has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and amassed more than 1.2 billion views on his YouTube Channel. His last song, “Wiggle” featuring Snoop Dogg, is his eighth song to reach the Top 10 on the Top 40 format and his ninth platinum-selling single.

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‘School Night to Join Scouting’ campaign underway

SPRINGFIELD — The Tecumseh Council, Boy Scouts of America, is inviting every boy in grades 1-5 to join a Cub Scout Pack in their community. The annual “School Night to Join Scouting” campaign began this August and continues thru the fall. Each boy that signs up will receive $25 in free activities at Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs and a chance to earn a free pinewood derby car.

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Indians out to repeat 2013 success

By Nathan Pillingnpilling@civitasmedia.comCEDARVILLE — After making an impressive run to the playoffs last season, the Cedarville Indians will need to replace the contributions of 10 seniors, nine of which were described by head coach Jason Christian as “very, very good football players.” This year’s team is small in number, too: 21 kids fill out the Indians’ ranks.But that combination of factors doesn’t have Christian expec...

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Let’s give workers something to cheer about

Labor Day should be a day on, not a day off, in the effort to reclaim the American dream for working people.Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of workers, but it’s been a long time since workers have been celebrated — or for that matter, have had a reason to celebrate. That’s because the union movement that gave us this holiday is, at least numerically, a shadow of its former self.If we really want to give workers something to cheer about, we nee...

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Guard your heart, grow your marriage

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23I recently attended a national Christian convention and it was great! The worship was inspiring, the preaching was passionate, the exhibits were informative, the missions were encouraging and the emphasis on mission was courageous. But there was a lack of emphasis on what I consider the greatest mission in America today; marriage.There were workshops on leadership, preaching, and worship ...

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Absentee ballot applications go in mail Friday

COLUMBUS — Absentee ballot applications are going in the mail Friday for more than six million voters and should be arriving in mailboxes across the state within the next few days. Secretary Husted outlined details of the statewide mailing for the 2014 General Election earlier this month.“This year’s statewide mailing is another in a series of steps we have taken to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat for all voters,” said Ohio Secretary of State Jon ...

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Payne grade caught in Ferguson crossfire

FERGUSON, Mo. — Renita Lamkin, a graduate of Payne Theological Seminary, was struck by a rubber bullet while protesting the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, M0.Lamkin graduated from Payne in May and is working in Ferguson. She said she was in a crowd of protestors trying to help keep the peace between police and several citizens when officers opened fire. She was struck by a rubber bullet in the stomach.“I’m okay and it was only...

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County kids take hog to national show

XENIA —Sydnee Hawkins showed her grand champion Hereford gilt at the National Hereford Hog Association show and sale in Illinois over the weekend.The eight-year-old Greene County girl had the top hog at the 2014 Ohio State Fair. Her four-year-old brother, Casen, also helped show their hogs at the various summer fairs. The pigs are judged on breed characteristics, structural soundness and muscle tone.The kids put in a plethora of hours over the summer to get their g...

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Das boot

Throughout history there have been many epic tales of gallant ships on heroic voyages. This isn’t one of them. Rather, it’s a story about a pleasure boat and a taxing authority.In 2002, Cheryl and John T. Gallenstein – Kentucky residents – purchased a 44-foot twin-engine boat that they docked at a yacht club in Aurora, Indiana. It was titled in Cheryl’s name. With the assistance of a consultant, Cheryl obtained a certificate of documentation from the U...

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Wilberforce names new chairman

WILBERFORCE — Wilberforce University, the country’s oldest historically black private university, today announced new leadership for its board of trustees.Mark Wilson, CEO of eVerifile, was named chairman of the board, while John Miller, CEO and president of Denny’s Corporation, was named vice chairman. The nomination and appointment of Wilson and Miller followed a rigorous review of standards, considerations and competencies in categories including, but not limit...

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Enjoying the Harvest

The verse of the day is Galatians 6:9. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”It’s harvest time at our home. The past two weekends our family has spent a lot of time going through our garden picking beans, digging potatoes, and plucking corn from the stalk. This time of year is always so fun when you get to enjoy the fruit of all your summer labors. The hot hours of planting, fertilizing, and weeding fi...

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Worldwide welcome at Fairborn picnic

FAIRBORN — Fairborn’s Community Park became an international gathering place Sunday when AFS exchange students from around the world, along with their American host families, met for their official Welcome Picnic.Operating in more than 50 countries, the AFS International Programs provide students with intercultural learning experiences that bring global cultures together. This year, there are currently 22 students attending 10 area high schools, including several in Gre...

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Numbers up for Beavers

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comBEAVERCREEK — The Beavers were a handful of points and a couple plays away from a 7-3 record and a playoff berth last season.That potential and a new attitude being instilled by new coach Nic Black has resulted in more attention from within the hallowed halls of Beavercreek.“One of the things that’s been good, we’ve got strong numbers,” Black said. “We’ve had to order m...

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A question for the readers

I have a question for you Senior Moments readers.Why, whenever our telephone rings, do we answer with the word “Hello?”I mean I think it is rather weird.I looked up the word “hello” in my dog-eared American Heritage Dictionary the other day and this is what I found: “Used the greet someone, attract attention or express surprise.”OK, that’s fine with me.But what I wonder is how did we adopt that wo...

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Buccaneers celebrating 115th season

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comXENIA — The 2014 high school football season takes on a bit of historical significance for the Xenia High School Buccaneers, and coach Bob DeLong and his staff hope to make it a fun one.This season marks the 115th season for Buccaneers football. The team has already held a workout session with the U.S. Marines, and a game against two-time defending state Division I champion Cincinnati Moeller is on the schedule. ...

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