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Fire blazes in Beavercreek apartment buildings

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BEAVERCREEK (WDTN) — A fire is burning at the Stonebridge apartments just south of The Greene in Beavercreek.Beavecreek firefighters were called to 4502 Stonecastle Dr. just before 7:30 p.m. and arrived to find heavy smoke pouring from the three story building.Fire crews from Bellbrook, Kettering, and Sugarcreek Township have also been called to respond.There is no word yet on any injuries or a cause.Information courtesy of WDTN.

 

Beavercreek outnumbers Bucs in 8-0 win

XENIA — The visiting Beavercreek Beavers had Xenia outnumbered and outplayed, during Tuesday’s boys high school soccer game at Xenia’s Cox Stadium.The playoff-caliber Battlin’ Beavers easily rolled past the Xenia Buccaneers, 8-0.Fans expecting to show up for a traditional 7 p.m. varsity game start missed most of the first half of action. Without enough players to form a junior varsity team as late as a few weeks ago, Xenia cancelled its junior var...

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Local Sports Briefs

Points races tighten at Kil-KareXENIA — Kil-Kare Raceway saw Brandon Oakley, Jamie Sites, Jim Lewis, Jr., and Bill Honious each claim feature wins in their respective auto racing divisions on Friday.The Late Models were led to the green by Oakley in his Oakley Blacktop machine. He led from start to finish in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature. Oakley also set quick time in qualifying.Mike Stacy, Bill Burba, Cody Robinson and R...

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XACT holding mosaic class

XENIA —Xenia Area Community Theater’s mosaics class for students begins 3:30 Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Arts Center.The class — for students ages 10-15 — will run for six sessions and will feature different topics. The first session will be an introduction to mosaic styles, working with clay to make tiles.The fee for the class is $50 and partial scholarships are available. For more information call 937-767-2311.“I’m really exc...

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Turner gets update on military sex assaults

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The co-chairs of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus met at Wright-Patt on Monday to see what the base is doing to combat sex assaults.Congressman Michael Turner (R-OH) hosted Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) as the pair received a detailed overview of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program at Wright Patterson Air Force Base from lawyers, investigators, medical professionals, and major commanders.Via a...

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Local impact not known yet

GREENE COUNTY — Local government entities will not fully know the impact of the new federal accounting mandate as its reporting requirements will not officially take effect until the 2015 fiscal year reporting.The new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 68 establishes new standards for measuring and recognizing expenses and liabilities as well as identifying the methods and assumptions that must be used to project retirement benefit payments, accordin...

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Letter to the Editor

A huge thank you to allEditor:The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center was truly blessed by a local charity who wanted to give to our community. Because of the idea of one young lady, Mary Adeline Lewis, chickens from the Greene County Fair this year were donated to the senior center after processing.In total, 135 chickens and 10 very large turkeys were packed up after Fair bidding, taken to the processing plant and deli...

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Chamber Annual Golf Outing set

SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP — Even after two devastating fires that destroyed two historical and important buildings at the Sugar Valley Golf Club, the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will move forward on Aug. 21 beginning at noon at the private golf club, Sugar Valley Golf Club located at 1250 Meade Road.The money raised will help support the rebuilding of Sugar Valley Golf Club and the operations of the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Area Chamber of Commerce....

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A ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse

For 100 bucks you get access to an Internet channel where she’ll blather about things like the war on Christmas.I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for “Goofiest Politicos in America.”But now, a former winner has surged from obscurity to become the frontrunner. Yes, folks, Sarah Palin is...

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Summer revival set

XENIA — “Get Hooked on Jesus” is the theme for the 2014 revival to be held 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25-27 in the parking lot of the former board of education building on east Market Street in Xenia.The Aug. 25 speaker is the Rev. Brenda Freeman of United AME Church in Xenia. Aug. 26 is youth night with Minister Vernon Blue of United AME speaking. On Aug. 27, Elder David Myles Sr., of Emmanuel Baptist Church is the featured speaker.The public is invited to the sum...

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Entertainment center opinions

Opinions from the Gazette Facebook page about the possibility of a new entertainment center in Xenia:Pamela S. Franks: “We need a grocery store at (south end), you have John sales and Xenia towers where these people cant get across town to get food, whats wrong with you XENIA!!!!”Amy Huber: “This would be great!”Derrick Louderback: “First off there are four grocery stores...

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Peoples acquires NB&T

MARIETTA — NB&T Financial Group, the parent company of National Bank & Trust, has been acquired by Peoples Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Peoples Bank, based in Marietta, Ohio.The two entities announced Monday the signing of a merger agreement under which Peoples will acquire NBTF through a stock and cash merger.“We believe we found the perfect partner in Peoples. They have a proven track record of profitable growth and the ability to execute acquisition...

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Remembering Merle Grace Kearns

MERLE GRACE KEARNS - 1938-2014Speaking from first hand experience as a friend, colleague and benefactor, this writer respectfully and fondly shares just how extensively Merle Grace Kearns had the best interests of her constituents at heart.Merle passed away on Aug. 9 and private services were held Friday, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio...

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Scholarship fundraiser set

XENIA — Greene County Farm Forum is offering a scholarship fundraiser set for Saturday, Sept. 13 with music and food to help fund college scholarships.Featured music will be performed by the Mad River Bluegrass Band and food by McCoy Catering. Also featured will be Jimbo the Magician. The meal will include pulled pork, BBQ chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs along with all the trimmings.The activity starts at 4 p.m. and will be held at the Greene County Career Center ...

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Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes.Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw.“My goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever,” Mille...

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Grand jury set in Wal-Mart shooting

XENIA — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that a special grand jury will convene Sept. 3 to review the officer-involved shooting at the Beavercreek Wal-Mart Aug. 5. That grand jury will meet at the Greene County Courthouse in Xenia and will determine if any criminal indictments will be returned as a result of the incident. DeWine said a “use of force” expert will be called in as part of the review.DeWine said not to read into anything about the f...

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Technology Expo to be held Wednesday

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The annual Technology Exposition will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center. Held each year since 1995, the event is free for all military, civilian and contractor personnel.

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OSU’s Miller out for the season

Associated PressCOLUMBUS — Ohio State says quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his throwing shoulder.Miller, a two-time Big Ten player of the year, left practice in pain Monday after making a throw.Ohio State said Tuesday Miller will require surgery.It’s a huge blow to the nation’s No. 5 team, which already has several major holes to fill on offense.The senior and three-year starter part...

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