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Brodsky named YMCA volunteer of the year

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XENIA —Steve Brodsky has been giving for years.Now it’s his turn to receive.The City of Xenia Development Director was recently named the Xenia YMCA Volunteer of the Year and was recognized during the YMCA’s 143rd Annual Meeting at the David H. Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.“It’s very humbling,” Brodsky said. “There’s a tremendous number of people who do a tremendous amount of work for the Xenia YMCA. There’s a lot of people that I think were certainly deserving of the award. To be singled out, is humbling. It’s nice to know that you’re appreciated.”


Skyhawks’ hot bats too much for Lehman Catholic

DAYTON — It took a while for them to warm up, but when the Skyhawks bats caught fire there was seemingly nothing they couldn’t hit. Fairborn’s bat propelled them to a convincing win over a talented Sidney Lehman Catholic team 14-3, Saturday at Fifth Third Field.It was a special day for the Fairborn squad (5-1), getting to play at the home of the Dayton Dragons minor league professional team in front of friends and family. The Cavaliers (5-1) also came into the day...

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Knights knock around Northeastern

DAYTON — Greenon has had solid pitching all season, but it was their bats that solidified their win over the weekend. They were able to get the most hits they’ve had all season in a 6-2 win over the Springfield Northeastern Jets, Saturday at Fifth Third Field.The Knights started off hot, getting four hits and three runs in the opening inning. Senior Dustin Reynolds was able to drive in Caleb Wilson with a double to left field, and Andrew Hinton scored on Shawn Hubbard&#...

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Big fifth inning lifts Beavercreek to win

BEAVERCREEK — Three Beavercreek runs in the fifth inning gave the Beavers all the runs they needed in an eventual 3-1 home win, Friday, over Springfield Shawnee.The game was scoreless through four innings of play until the bottom of the 5th inning. Added by a pair of Shawnee errors, Brent Brunswick found himself on second base. Quinton Walker singled and moved Brunswick to second. Sophomore Jackson Back smacked a triple to score Brunswick and Walker, then Caelan King singled ...

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Social geography

By Bill TaylorIt seems to meIt seems to me that geography is playing a big part in our society today. When we usually think of geography - if we ever do - we conjure up visions of where countries, states, cities, oceans and the like are located. But there are other aspects of geography such as the study of the various climates — tropical rainforests, deserts, and such.

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A better path to prosperity

By Isaiah J. PooleVoters would embrace the Better Off Budget’s audacious, but common-sense approach if they heard about it.Washington politicos aren’t quite right when they say that federal budget proposals are “dead on arrival.”Even if they don’t become law, budgets stand as living, breathing testimonies of the values and priorities of the people who write them.And it may surprise you that the budget proposal that̵...

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Hiding profits in slimy offshore wormholes

By Jim HightowerCaterpillar channeled 85 percent of its international parts profits into what amounts to a tax shelter.The dictionary defines the caterpillar as a “wormlike larva” and a “crawler.” Also, that “pillar” part of the word is derived from a French verb that means to “pillage, abuse, mistreat.”Good to know. Now, meet Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest maker of construction and mining machines....

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A troubling decision When looking at the political climate over at least the past 20 years, it is difficult to say that special interest groups have not had an impact on the outcomes of various races at the national and state level.This took another step this week when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to change the limits on contributions made to candidates at a federal level, parties and political action committees (PACs).In the ...

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“Art Is Vice” opens at YSAC gallery Friday

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery will present “Art Is Vice” by Gary Birch from April 18 through May 11. An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 18 with a gallery talk at 7 p.m.When you think of art, you don’t usually think of using the word “destroy.” For Gary Birch, it’s about the way he makes art — the process of painting then deconstructing, and finally restructuring what he has made to...

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Symposium to focus on upper extremity musculoskeletal care

FAIRBORN — The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, in conjunction with Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics, is hosting a symposium, “Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Care,” from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wright State University.The symposium will be held in the Berry Room at the WSU Nutter Center. Registration and a continental breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m.The symposi...

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Beavercreek resident installed as Ohio Pharmacists Association trustee

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Melody Hartzler of Beavercreek was installed as an Ohio Pharmacists Association trustee at its 136th annual conference held April 4-6.Hartzler is a 2004 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School and a 2009 graduate of Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy. She currently is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy and previously completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Chalmer’s P. Wy...

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Police Reports

March 3012:19 a.m. — Noise Complaint 100 block of Deer Creek Drive.12:38 a.m. — Business Check 00 block of West Second Street.12:46 a.m. — Intoxicated Subject 1000 block of Omard Drive.1:40 a.m. — Suspicious Person 00 block of North Monroe Drive.1:45 a.m. — Suspicious Vehicle East Church Street and North Whiteman Street.2:41 a.m. — Alarm at a Business/Bank 1900 block of Harne...

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AUM rededicates library named for beloved former president

YELLOW SPRINGS — In recognition of former Antioch President Dr. Douglas McGregor (1948-1954) Antioch University Midwest rededicated its campus library on Saturday afternoon.Dr. McGregor (1906-1964), renowned American management theorist, is a fitting inspirational figure for a university noted for its humanitarian approach and dedicated to the personal and professional development of its students. He was chosen as the inspiration for the naming of the McGregor School, which b...

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Family Violence Prevention Center prepares for ‘An Uncommon Affair’

XENIA — The Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County (FVPC) will once again welcome the spring season with “An Uncommon Affair” to help provide continued support, care and education to survivors of family violence.The event will be held Friday, May 16, at Country Club of the North, 1 Club North Drive, to raise much needed funds for the center. “An Uncommon Affair” was first held in 2005, but was re-structured and returned in 2012 as an annual...

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Special housing coming to Xenia

XENIA — More than six years of work is paying off for Housing Solutions of Greene County.The agency, which manages affordable housing units for homeless individuals receiving behavioral health services in Greene County, held a ground-breaking ceremony for a Columbus Place, new six-unit apartment building in Xenia on Monday. Work will officially begin in May and will be completed and leasing by December. Tenants will include those who have persistent and severe mental illnesse...

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Wright State breaks ground on Creative Arts Center renovation project

FAIRBORN — The Creative Arts Center, home of Wright State’s performing and fine arts programs, will undergo renovations and expansion beginning this summer.The university and the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) kicked off the modernization project Friday, April 11, with a groundbreaking ceremony. Construction is expected to be completed by the 2016–17 academic year.The Creative Arts Center houses the Departments of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures; Mu...

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Easter egg hunt Saturday

XENIA — The city’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza will take place at 11 a.m. April 19 at Shawnee Park in Xenia.There will be 15,000 filled eggs, basket giveaways and an appearance by the Easter bunny, who will be available for pictures. There will be several designated areas to make sure children of all ages have fun: prewalkers, ages 5-8, 9-12 and special needs.Approximately 1,000 children are expected to participate.A free breakfast will be availab...

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Beavercreek police investigate fatal motorcycle crash

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday evening.According to police, William T. Colwell, 51, was riding a motorcycle with friends westbound on Dayton-Xenia Road near the intersection of Wildonna Drive when he went off the roadway into a utility pole. Beavercreek Township medics transported Colwell to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of injuries. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital....

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