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Beavercreek festival will be poppin’

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BEAVERCREEK — When he started filling the water trough at his country store with popcorn over 30 years ago, Gary Deis probably didn’t realize that his way of saying thank you to his patrons would become a Beavercreek tradition: the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival.At first it was a small festival at his Bellfair Country Store. It was simple: He’d get some popcorn and some live entertainment for his customers.“It’s just what he did for the community,” current festival publicity chairwoman Nancy Hadley said.Eventually the festival grew to the point where it was too big for Deis to handle on his own, and so he handed it off to a private committee, which still operates it today.

 

Greene County Marriages

Aug. 4Nicholas Jaems Oetman of Xenia and Alyssa Marie Wilson of Xenia applied for a marriage license Aug. 4. Date of marriage Aug. 12.Aug. 5Alex Michael Deady of Springfield and Erika Rene Oberer of Beavercreek applied for a marriage license Aug. 5. Date of marriage Aug. 16.Michael Edgar McGhee of Belbrook and Jill Loreine Nuckols of Bellbrook applied for a marriage license Aug. 5.Douglas Clyde Moore Jr. ...

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Lady Eagles lose physical battle to Elks

BELLBROOK — It wouldn’t be a Centerville-Bellbrook soccer match if there wasn’t at least one yellow card drawn during the game. Buttons were pushed and patience was tested when the Bellbrook Lady Eagles visited Centerville, Saturday.“Imagine that. It’s that history. A lot of these girls played together, so it’s always going to be a little chippy,” said Bellbrook coach Doug Wampler. “The seniors have seen Centerville a lot and they alw...

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Xenia Police Reports

Aug. 142:45 p.m. — Criminal Damaging 100 block of North West Street.2:53 p.m. — Follow Up 100 block of Tackett Drive.3:01 p.m. — Domestic Violence 30 block of Leaman Street.3:02 p.m. — Sex Offense 1600 block of Greene Lake Drive.3:13 p.m. — Trespassing 100 block of Massie Drive.3:19 p.m. — 911 Hang Up 2600 block of Tennessee Drive.3:27 p.m. — Follow Up 3600 b...

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Ambassadors fall twice

XENIA — One Xenia Christian soccer team has plenty of players, but little game experience. The other has plenty of experience, but too many sidelined players. Both lost matches to Cincinnati Christian on Saturday.The Xenia Christian boys fell to Cincinnati Christian 4-0, while the short-handed Ambassador girls squad fell 2-1, Saturday afternoon on the Athletes In Action Sports Complex soccer fields.First-year boys coach Stephen Panosian is using these early games a...

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First Fridays growing and growing

XENIA — As Xenia prepares for its final First Fridays in 2014, one thing is certain about the six-year-old event: It just keeps getting bigger and better.“They’ve been well-attended this year,” said co-organizer Heidi Hilderbrandt. “The community support continues to grow. We grow month-by-month, season-by-season. We’ve been able to grow entertainment. We’ve been able to add street performers. We’ve been able to add petting zoos a few...

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Perry hams it up

The Texas governor’s claims that he was indicted for merely exercising his veto power is a bunch of hokum.Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.Well, meet that ham sandwich: Governor Rick Perry. He’s a real ham — only not as smart.A Texas grand jury indicted Perry, charging the Republican with official abuse of power. Specifically, he’s accused of threatening to veto all stat...

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On the right track

CEDARVILLE — The Dayton N-Track club was once again on display at CedarFest.Some may say it’s a hidden gem of the annual event in Cedarville and it’s not hard to figure out why.This year’s exhibit included scenes of an amusement park with automated rides; a July 4 parade moving through the center of town; a drive-in theater showing cartoon videos; a construction site with trucks moving from one place to another; a building-fire scene; and a few li...

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Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory.Two points from defeat, the diminutive Italian rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Williams in a match that was both lopsided and tight.Errani won 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in the third round Friday after Williams had a chance to serve out the match in the final set.Williams twice came back from down a ...

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Cedarville hosting Math Circle

CEDARVILLE — Math Circle, a 14-week program designed to strengthen math skills for fifth- and sixth- grade students, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Cedarville University’s Engineering and Science Center. There is no cost to enroll in the program, but space is limited to 12 students. Classes are from 3:30-5 p.m. each Tuesday.Working with professors from Cedarville’s department of science and mathematics, students will solve math problems, play math games, and talk ...

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Greeneview Local Schools announces meal policy

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview Local Schools announced its 2014-2015 policy for free and reduced breakfast and lunch plans for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk 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 e...

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City readying for winter

XENIA— The City of Xenia voted Thursday night to spend nearly $300,000 to purchase 3,000 tons of roadway salt in preparation for the upcoming winter.It’s the city’s largest salt purchase and it’s more than the salt barn can hold. It’s more than the city used during last year’s abnormal winter. But officials had no choice if they wanted to get any at all.

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Fairborn loses lightning-delayed opener

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comNEW CARLISLE — Turnovers proved to be the Fairborn Skyhawks’ demise in a 6-0 season-opening loss to Tecumseh on Friday.In a game delayed more than an hour due to lightning, a bad snap on a fourth-down play in the second quarter led to a one-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and the only points scored at a soggy Spitzer Stadium.

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A good crops rides on number of bushels and price

COLUMBUS — For Ohio corn growers, their future rides on two numbers - the price of corn per bushel, and how many bushels they sell. That may seem like Agribusiness 101, but in 2014, those numbers are worrying corn growers as never before.Corn grower Dan Yoder of Mechanicsburg is one of those growers. Attending a recent state Corn Growers Association event, he stood outside a large barn listening to the talk from fellow farmers about the price of corn. He had just sold some co...

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Let’s affirm the right to unionize and the freedom to abstain

This Monday, September 1st, our nation celebrates the contributions of the American labor movement and, more broadly, the social and economic achievements of all workers. In the midst of the parades, end-of-summer sales, anticipation of football, and excitement (or dread) about the new school year, it’s worth pausing to reflect on the intrinsic value of labor in our lives.

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Music boosters hosts event

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook Music Boosters will host the 26th annual Mid States Band Association Marching Band Fall Invitational 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The event will host more than 14 bands at Miami Valley South Stadium behind Bellbrook High School.At the end of the competition The Bellbrook Marching Eagles will perform their 2014 show “Paris Sketches” in exhibition. In addition, the University of Toledo Marching Band is scheduled to perform for the audience. V...

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Heritage Day returns

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Historical Society is once again having their Heritage Day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Wartinger Park, 3080 Kemp Road. Admission is free. Activities include: Old-Fashioned Activities for Children, a general store selling candy for all ages, tours of log cabins and houses, an herb garden, local artisans demonstrating and selling items, old-fashioned food, pies and cookies, live music all day co-sponsored by Soin Medical Center.

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Save the life of the next Michael Brown

We all must build a common understanding of race, become aware of the role we play in upholding systems of oppression, and get comfortable with vulnerability.Michael Brown. Jordan Davis. Sean Bell. Trayvon Martin. The list of African-American boys and men gunned down at the hands of police officers and vigilantes just gets longer and longer. It makes me numb.

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