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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.”


Columbus ‘kids’ open NHL playoffs against Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are the closest NHL team to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at least geographically. The two franchises are separated by 185 miles of highway.Their resumes′ and the expectations that come with them, however, are worlds apart.The next postseason game Columbus wins will be its first since entering the league in 2000. Call it the byproduct of a dozen seasons spent mostly as so much expansion fodder for the top-heavy Western C...

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Parks again hosts geocache event

XENIA — Geocache enthusiasts from throughout the tri-state region are expected to travel to Ohio for Greene County Parks & Trails’ (GCP&T) second annual “Choose Your Own Adventure,” which will begin with registration at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Caesar’s Ford Park, 520 S. Stringtown Road.

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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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