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Board of elections makes move to cover shortfall

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XENIA — Greene County Board of Elections board members made a move to cover the board’s anticipated budget shortfall Wednesday morning. According to Director Llyn McCoy, that shortfall was about $4,300.To cover the deficit, the board voted to offer former director and current employee Nancy Johannes a change in her retirement plan. The board offered Johannes an early retirement date, and she accepted, Board Chairman Brian Lampton said Wednesday afternoon. Before Wednesday, Johannes’ estimated retirement date was Dec. 31, 2014.According to Lampton, this move will cover the entire shortfall.


Area teams in playoff mode this week

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comWhile there’s still a few regular season high school football games to take place in the area for this week and the next, the other high school fall sports are in playoff mode.This area has some very good soccer teams. Six area boys or girls soccer teams are involved in district championship matches in their respective divisions this week.The boys soccer teams from Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Carroll and G...

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‘85 Royals see similarities in present team

Dave SkrettaAP Sports WriterKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.It took 29 years for him to stand on the mound at another World Series.On Tuesday night, Saberhagen took part in a ceremony to deliver the game ball before the opener between the Royals and the San Francisco Giants. Asked if he had any advice ...

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Bengals fighting Bungles past

Joe KayAP Sports WriterCINCINNATI — The Bengals won their first three games and, for a few hours, were the only unbeaten team left in the NFL. That’s when the free fall started.They’ve been pushed around in their last three games, a pair of lopsided losses on the road and a disappointing tie at home. They’ve gone from being regarded as an up-and-coming team to one that’s looking more and more like the old Bungles.

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Beavercreek bounces Fairborn

CLAYTON — Favored Beavercreek appeared surprised by the early Fairborn goal, during Tuesday night’s Division I sectional final at Good Samaritan Stadium.But the Beavers bounced right back with a quick score of their own, and wore down the feisty Skyhawks to claim a 4-1 win.“We felt, in the second half, that if we put a lot more pressure on the goal that we’d have a chance,” said Beavercreek coach Steve Popp. “We hope that would create ...

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Mahan’s Around Home & Farm

Greene County Farm Forum recognized their 2014 scholarship winners at the annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Picnic in September. Each will receive $1,000 towards their education in some study program related to agriculture. Those recognized included Destiny Miller, Matthew Hiser, Haleigh Spahr and Samantha Boeck.Stinky invaders Some of your homes (mine included) have been invaded by the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug these past few weeks. These insects were ...

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Xenia holding report card fair

XENIA — Xenia High School will hold a report card fair 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.Parents/guardians will have an opportunity to meet the administrators, the counselors, and the teachers and will also have time for a short discussion or to schedule a conference at a later date with the teacher. If parents/guardians have not already gained access, they will be able to receive their student’s progress book codes in the main office.The fair will be held in the...

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Suicide prevention event scheduled

MIAMISBURG — Lifepoint Community Church in Miamisburg is hosting a memorial benefit for the Xenia girl who committed suicide, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday Oct. 25 at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg.It will be a day dedicated to the memory of those lost too soon, according to information provided by the church. The event will feature live bands and guest speakers including Pastor Brad Herbst of Lifepoint Community Church. There will be opportunities to learn more about youth suic...

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Schul’s gold medal remembered 50 years later

WEST MILTON — The metal signs that once marked a great time in Bob Schul’s life – and proclaimed the small rural town of West Milton as home of the Gold Medal winner in the 5,000-meter run in the 1964 Olympics – now are gone from the borders of the village limits, but the accomplishment they once touted is being remembered a half century later.

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Street pole banners available

XENIA — The City of Xenia has started phase VI of the Street Pole Banner Sponsorship Program.Originated with council approval in 2009, the Board for Recreation, Arts and Cultural Activities program has been a huge according to officials.Banners from the first five phases are on display on the downtown street poles. BRACA has received a lot of positive feedback from the community since the banners from the previous phases were installed and with the addition of appr...

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Xenia Police Reports

Sept. 911:43 a.m. — Fraud/Forgery 70 block of East Market Street.12:24 p.m. — Harassment 800 block of Chestnut Street.12:55 p.m. — Follow Up 1500 block of North Texas Court.12:58 p.m. — Follow Up 600 block of North Detroit Street.1:20 p.m. — Escort 200 block of East Church Street.1:37 p.m. — Follow Up 500 block of Cincinnati Avenue.2:03 p.m. — Found Property ...

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Dead rise up for good cause

YELLOW SPRINGS — The living dead staggered and lurched through the streets Saturday in support of two local causes during the Sixth Annual Yellow Springs Zombie Walk. The grassroots, all-volunteer led event benefits local and area food pantries, as well as Yellow Springs Home, Inc.According to organizer Tobi Dawson, the event has raised thousands of dollars for affordable housing and has provided thousands of food items to local villagers since its founding.Zombie ...

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Greeneview students of the month

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview Middle School has announced its October students of the month.They are: Bryce Seigfried, eighth grade; Colby Slate, seventh grade; Isaiah Marvin, sixth grade and Kelsey Marsden, fifth grade.Seigfried, nominated by Assistant Principal Todd Nolen and Athletic Equipment Coordinator Denny Lowestetter, “always has a great attitude. He jumps in and volunteers any chance he gets. He has volunteered to help with stadium set up and clean up at a...

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Autumn leaves are changing color and there always seem to be changes and activities taking place at the Spring Valley Senior Center.I would like to report that our first baked pork chop lunch went well, with 44 meals served, and some good comments so it will likely be repeated. We had planned on having a chicken noodle dinner on a weekend in November but found there were conflicts with other dinners so we’ve postponed and decided to make it a weekday lunch like the pork chops...

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Walk softly and carry a big beer

Don’t just sit on your duffs doing 12-ounce elbow bends — the Russians are buying out Pabst Blue Ribbon.OK, that’s it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. The avarice of corporate power is getting personal.I’m talking about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society. Since my teen years, I’ve done extensive consumer research on the brewer’s art, from the full array of ales to the most substantial of stouts.

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Enforcing trade laws to support Ohio businesses

When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than one quarter of our state’s manufacturing jobs rely on exports.Last week, I joined United States Trade Representative Michael Froman in a visit to Jet,...

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We’re all in this together

Labor organizers are increasingly enlisting consumers in campaigns to improve conditions for low-wage workers.Lolita Lledo spends all day talking on her cell phone, texting, and checking her Facebook page, though not for the reasons you might think.As the associate director of the Pilipino Workers Center in Los Angeles, she relies on social networking to keep in touch with home care workers.These caregivers help seniors and people with disabilities to bathe, d...

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Blood drive set for Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Shawnee Hills Baptist Church in Jamestown will partner with Community Blood Center (CBC) by hosting a community blood drive 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the church foyer, 3490 Jasper Road.The blood drive comes during the final week of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month and everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “Unite to Fight Cancer” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com.

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