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Wright State installing four vehicle-charging stations

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FAIRBORN — Wright State University is installing four vehicle-charging stations in prime parking locations for drivers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids thanks to Dayton Power and Light Co. and a $10,000 donation from a retired professor of automotive technology.Two of the charging stations are located in Lot 1A next to the Russ Engineering building; two are in Lot 10 next to Allyn Hall. The stations are available to students, faculty, staff and visitors with parking permits. Use of the stations is free, but limited to four hours per vehicle at a time.

 

Greene County Parks & Trails hosts insect workshop for kids

BEAVERCREEK — Greene County Parks & Trails recently held a Night Insect Workshop for children at the Narrows Reserve in Beavercreek.

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Parks and Trails to host scout leader workshop

BEAVERCREEK — A two-part workshop designed to give confidence to scout leaders leading nature programming will be hosted by Greene County Parks and Trails. The workshop will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The workshop will be held at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Road.The hands-on workshop will include topics such as identifying trees, poison ivy and other plants, as well as basic knot tying, campfi...

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Xenia Masonic Temple to host blood drive

DAYTON — The Xenia Masonic Temple will host a Community Blood Center (CBC) blood drive 2-6 p.m. Monday, July 28 in the temple meeting room, 223 Corwin Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the free “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.The tropical-colored T-shirt design features a parrot in straw hat and lei clutching an ice cream con...

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Blonde Biker: ‘Thank you’ for another successful rally

The Gold Wing Road Riders Association held their annual Buckeye Rally June 13-14 ,2014 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Chapter F of Fairborn was again the host chapter of the rally as in years past when in the Greene County area.Beavercreek First Class Photography was on site to take pictures of the motorcyclists with their bikes. It is easy to go to the photographer with kids and the wife but with your bike it’s not easy to get professional pictures. He offered a carnival ...

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Parks and trails to host Butterfly Hike

FAIRBORN — Join Greene County Parks and Trails for its Butterfly Hike beginning 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Cemex Reserve, 1100 Sanctuary Drive. Participants will look for swallowtails, skippers and other butterflies as the insects search for nectar in the reserve’s wildflowers. The program is free but donations are accepted. For more information, call Greene County Parks and Trails at 937-562-6440 or email abotkin@co.greene.oh.us.

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New Fair board president helping with history

XENIA — Rarely has Dan Bullen not been at the Greene County Fair.Bullen, the Greene County Fair Board President and board member of 19 years, can recall only one year in his life that he missed the fair, and that was because he was stationed overseas in Okinawa during his time in the US Navy. And even during his time in the military he would usually take leave to make sure he made it back for the event.“It’s been in my blood,” he said. “I wa...

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Peace wins in Colombia

Voters chose a new president determined to negotiate an end to the country’s 50-year-old insurgency.June was a good month for Colombia. Its streak of World Cup wins suffused the country with a euphoric patriotism. The yellow-blue-red stripes of the Colombian flag appeared on apartment buildings, the front grills of trucks, and painted on people’s cheeks.Even with game-day alcohol bans designed to inhibit reckless behavior, Colombians crowded into neighborhood...

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Xenia Police Reports

July 119:02 a.m. — Parking Violation North Detroit and East Main streets.10:00 a.m. — Juvenile Complaint 800 block of Colorado Drive.10:04 a.m. — Follow Up 100 block of North Detroit Street.10:08 a.m. — Alarm at a Business/Bank 800 block of Ford Road, Xenia Township.10:39 a.m. — Harassment 1300 block of North Monroe Drive.10:59 a.m. — Assist 200 block of South Galloway Street...

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Energy Aggregation to appear on November ballot

XENIA — Some Greene County residents will be asked in the November election if they want energy aggregation.At Thursday’s county commission meeting, commissioners voted to place aggregation on the ballot, giving residents in unincorporated areas the chance to let the county negotiate for lower electric rates.Aggregation is the process in which energy is sold to consumers who have joined together as a group to buy a product — in this case, electricity. I...

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Fallen Hero Poker Run to benefit local veterans

FAIRBORN — The local US Veterans Motorcycle Club (USVMC) will once again honor one of Fairborn’s own with their Second Annual Fallen Hero Poker Run on Saturday.USVMC-OH is a federal 501(c)(19) non-profit organization and funds raised are applied to USVMC-OH Veteran initiative programs to include: Fallen Hero Scholarship Fund, Wreaths Across America, Operation S.T.A.T. and Operation Valhalla Bound.Dedicated in honor of Army Spc. Jesse A. Snow, a percentage of ...

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Fair board wants animals, visitors to stay healthy

XENIA — As they have done the last few years, members of the Greene County Fair Board have put some measures in place to make sure that livestock and humans remain as healthy as possible during the fair next week.“We don’t want anybody to get sick at the fair,” said Jeff Barr, fair spokesman. “The swine diseases are the easiest transferable from animal to human. We’ve asked people not to eat in the barn, wash hands.”Barr said san...

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Xenia schools encouraging residents to volunteer

My hopes and dreams for our Xenia students is that each youngster experiences success each and every day.Even though our district’s focus will be on continued increased student achievement, we will not forget the other components that go into the making of a quality education. The effectiveness of a school system should not and cannot be measured by the results of tests administered in a single day or a single week. We are about so much more than that in Xenia. We will contin...

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Scouts take on Settlers in final game of season

XENIA —The Xenia Scouts’ bats came alive late in Thursday night’s battle with the visiting Licking County Settlers, and the two teams battled well into the night in Xenia’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League regular season finale.Xenia plated four runs on four hits in the bottom half of the eighth inning to tie the game at six runs apiece.Licking County’s pitchers retired the Scouts for much of the contest, and the Settlers’ bats ...

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Sheriff’s office recognizes service

XENIA — The Greene County Sheriff’s Office recently held a ceremony recognizing employees of the agency who have gone above and beyond in performing their duties in the past year. The annual ceremony was held July 17.“Throughout the year every year a lot of the guys do a lot of good work,” Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said. “We need to recognize these guys for what they do.”Maj. Kirk Keller was one such employee who was recognize...

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Fairborn Police Reports

These daily incident reports are provided by the Fairborn Police Department. For more information contact its Records Department at 754-3072.June 3012:04 a.m. - Harassment reported in 400 block of East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road.12:10 a.m. - Noise complaint reported in 400 block of Florence Ave.12:24 a.m. - Fireworks reported in 800 block of Hunters Ridge Drive.2:39 a.m. - Suspicious person reported at Patterson ...

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Local Sports Briefs

Marauders earn all-SIAC preseason honorsWILBERFORCE — Central State University football players Zach Thomas and Justin Woods-West were both named to the 2014 Pre-Season All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football team during the 2014 SIAC Football Media Day and Luncheon held in Atlanta, Ga., recently.Thomas, an accounting major from Columbus, had 28 receptions for 300 yards last season.Woods-West, a criminal justice major f...

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Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days.The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, l...

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