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WSU student crowned, advances to national pageant

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FAIRBORN — A Wright State student will advance to the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant after her recent victory at the state competition.The Ms. Wheelchair Ohio pageant is designed to find a charismatic and well-spoken woman who can advocate for the innumerable Ohioans living with disabilities—and that’s exactly what they found in Elizabeth Schrack, who was crowned winner of the 2014 competition held at Wright State University April 6.“It came as a total shock that I actually won,” said Schrack. “I felt like I was in a dream. As soon as I found out, I was like ‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!’”Schrack beat out three other competitors, all of whom currently attend Wright State.


Local leaders support heart health

XENIA — Dayton Chapter of the American Heart Association Dayton Chapter Heart Ball brought together area leaders to raise funds for local efforts to prevent and cure heart disease and strokes.Some of the funds underwrite research grants at Wright State University where post-doctoral scientists are studying the biomechanical causes of heart disease and stroke.“Heart disease is a family risk factor for Dorothy and me, and I see its effects in our hospitals, too...

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Xenia PD hires two, promotes two

XENIA — The Xenia Police Division promoted two current staff members and swore in a pair of new officers to bring the department to its full strength of 45 sworn positions.Steve Lane was promoted from sergeant to captain and will oversee patrol services. He has 21 years of service with the division. Scott Beegle was promoted from detective to sergeant and will be assigned to a patrol officer supervisor. Beegle has 15 years of service with the police division and served in the...

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Kettering College comes to Greene County

BEAVERCREEK — Greene Medical Foundation, which serves Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia and Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, announced Kettering College as a tenant in the Ollie Davis Medical Arts and Education Center on Darst Road.“We’re pleased to welcome Kettering College. Ollie Davis gave this facility to our Foundation in 2012 with the desire to continue her medical interests, and especially medical education, in Greene County,” shared Jeff Brock, pr...

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Half marathon sells out, full marathon filling up fast

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force Marathon has continued selling out at a record pace with the half marathon closing on April 15, four weeks earlier than 2013.“Our race’s growth is phenomenal,” said Rob Aguiar, race director. “I’m always so impressed and so grateful for the loyalty of our runners, spectators and volunteers.”Aguiar said the entire event is 86 percent full. The full marathon, Gourmet Pasta Dinner and ...

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Nature on the go camps for the county parks

XENIA — Local children and young adults can also explore nature through an action-packed week of creekin, fishing, looking for critters, hiking, crafts and more in the Greene County Parks & Trails’ series of Nature on the Go camps. Each day has a new theme and new exciting activities.All camps will be taught by GCP&T naturalist staff and volunteers.Children should bring a healthy lunch (e.g. sandwich, fruit and veggies) and water bottle every day. Preschooler...

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Milking public education

I’m growing leery of the role corporations are playing in charter-dominated school systems.The building stood facing me, the windows staring ahead like hundreds of scrutinizing eyes. It was larger than I thought it would be.I looked around as I dug my hands into my pockets, struggling to retain heat. Across the street was a public housing development that appeared to be shut down: broken doors, smashed windows, an overall sense of abandonment. To the left was a par...

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An alarming trendWhile prescription drug abuse is still at an epidemic level throughout the country, methamphetamine can certainly be viewed in the same manner.With the enhanced efforts of law enforcement, the meth-related arrests have increased.Unfortunately, the strong possibility exists that a massive amount of others are still in operation.Over the past few weeks, there have been a significant increase in meth-related arrests in...

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