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Explore the natural wetland habitat at Valle View Reserve

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FAIRBORN — Local residents will now have the opportunity to explore the natural wetland habitat of Valle View Reserve and learn more about the importance of preserving these wetlands.The City of Fairborn’s 20th park will officially open to the public with a ceremony and dedication at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1097 Empire Court, accessible from Commerce Center Boulevard. Off-street parking is available behind the 5/3 Bank on Dayton-Yellow Springs Road near the Interstate 675 intersection.

 

Coroner makes ruling in county deaths

XENIA — The Montgomery County Coroner has made rulings in three deaths that occurred in the area during the last several weeks.There was a drug overdose, a drowning and a death by natural causes. Montgomery County conducts all of Greene County’s autopsies, reports are then forwarded to the Greene County Coroner, from where the Gazette obtained the information.Rochelle Barnes, 31, of Xenia and previously of Jamestown, was found in a car in the area of...

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Their viewpoint: Crawford shooting opinions

The following statements were drawn from comments made on our social media accounts and website. All were related to the police shooting of John Crawford III in the Beavercreek Wal-Mart Aug. 5.Frank J.: “It seems clear that the person who should be indicted was the 9-1-1 caller because he provided false information to the dispatcher which resulted in the unnecessary deaths of two individuals. He needs to be held accountable for his actions.“Furthermo...

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Rams’ biggest test up next

They’ve defeated their Greene County rival and the Ohio Heritage Conference defending champions in back-to-back weeks to establish themselves as the area’s top high school football team, but Friday’s game with West Liberty-Salem might be the Greeneview Rams’ biggest test of the season.Greeneview (5-0) defeated North Lewisburg Triad last week, behind Chance Frye’s athleticism, strong running and a solid Rams defense.West Libe...

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Use for Simon Kenton building proposed

XENIA — A Xenia non-profit ministry is proposing a use for the vacant Simon Kenton Elementary School building.The Jeremiah Tree, which is dedicated to offering opportunities to the homeless, addicted and impoverished, is spearheading a group of local churches, ministries and service organizations to consider the feasibility of using the former school building as a community service center that would provide holistic support to families and individuals who are struggling with ...

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Archives contest reveals county history

GREENE COUNTY — The final voting tallies have been calculated in both the Greene County and the statewide versions of the “I Found It in the Archives!” contest, and Deborah Dushane won both contests for her story about her research into a family tale.The story reached back to her childhood in the late 1950s when Dushane said she would show her report cards to her grandfather. She’d get a dollar if that report was a good one.

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Wilberforce tabs new president

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comWILBERFORCE — Wilberforce University named Dr. Algeania Warren Freeman as its new president Monday.A career administrator and educator with 40 years, Freeman served as president of Martin University, as well as Livingstone College, where she was honored with the prestigious Harlem Renaissance Award for Outstanding HBCU President.Freeman takes over for Dr. Wilma Mishoe, who was named acting president earli...

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Miscues malign Skyhawks

FAIRBORN — The Piqua Indians took advantage of a Fairborn fumble and a slew of Skyhawk penalties to break open a 14-14 halftime tie for Friday’s win at Fairborn Memorial Stadium.Piqua senior linebacker Ben Sowrey fell on the fumble with 37 seconds left in the third quarter and the ball on Fairborn’s 35-yard line.On Piqua’s first play of the drive, Indians quarterback Rupert Delacruz hit Trent Yeomans on a dead run to the left, and the speedy runni...

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California adds steam to the bag-banning movement

We can conserve by not wasting stuff we don’t actually need.California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags. Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to sign the bag-banning law California lawmakers approved in early September. The ban will go into effect at grocery stores and pharmacies next year and extend to liquor stores and additional kinds of retailers in 2016.In addition to making it against the law for stores to give shoppers ...

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Urban concept car on display at cational conference

CEDARVILLE — A team of six Cedarville University engineering students will showcase its work at the Meeting of the Minds Conference in Detroit, Michigan, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.Cedarville’s team will display its Urban Concept car that it raced in July at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Houston, Texas. Shell invited Larry Zavodney, Ph.D., senior professor of mechanical engineering, and the team to display the car and showcase the students’ design in two workshop tours on the...

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Kmart redevelopment on the table

XENIA — With plans to convert the former Fulmer grocery store into a family entertainment center moving along, the City of Xenia is looking into turning the adjacent vacant building into a first-run movie theater.At Thursday night’s council meeting, council approved a $10,000 appropriation to cover a facility redevelopment plan and authorized City Manager Brent Merriman to enter into a contract with Creative Entertainment Concepts to provide a feasibility study similar ...

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Big plays from Beavers leads to win

BEAVERCREEK — Big plays took center stage in Beavercreek’s 44-27 non-league win over Dayton Dunbar (2-3).Both teams chewed up huge chunks of yards at a time in scoring touchdown after touchdown in the second half, after a relatively quiet first half.Seven touchdowns were scored on plays of 30 yards or longer while the teams had several other long plays not resulting in touchdowns.Stone Kincer led Beavercreek (2-3) with 160 yards and one TD, while T...

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CareFlight called to accident near CSU

WILBERFORCE — A woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident near Central State University.According to Xenia Township Fire Department Chief Dean Fox, the woman was driving on Route 42 when she was hit from behind by a dump truck and pinned up against a utility pole. The dump truck landed on top of the vehicle, making extrication more difficult.A towing company had to be called to stabilize the truck before ...

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Look who’s recycling in Xenia: Local family recognized

XENIA — The Baxter-Wilkinson family is mindful of their environmental footprint in every way; but it was the simple act of recycling that earned family members recognition at Xenia City Council on Thursday.Crystal Wilkinson took the Xenia recycling pledge and was selected at random for a $100 gift card to Willie’s Sports Bar and Grille through the Look Who’s Recycling program, sponsored by Rumpke.“City of Xenia residents have weekly curbside recyc...

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Local Sports Briefs

H.S. SOCCERMiami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (MVSSCA) voting for Dayton/Miami Valley-area high school soccer teams, through Friday, Sept. 26.BOYSDivision I — 1. Beavercreek 40; 2. Springboro 33; 3.(tie) Lebanon, Vandalia Butler 31; 5. Centerville 24; 6. Troy 16; 7. New Carlisle Tecumseh 14; 8. Clayton Northmont 8; 9. Miamisburg 7; 10. Kettering Fairmont 6;...

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Industry Open House expected to draw employers

FAIRBORN — Businesses looking for talented students at Wright State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will have a golden opportunity at an Industry Open House on Friday, Oct. 3.The event, to be held from 3-7 p.m. at the Joshi Research Center, will feature student design projects, a peek at cybersecurity and big-data programs during a tour of the Appenzeller Visualization Lab and the chance to interact with faculty.The event will also in...

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Xenia Police Reports

Aug. 275:36 a.m. — Domestic Violence 200 block of Pocahontas Street.6:56 a.m. — Property Damage Crash 1600 block of North Detroit Street.7:10 a.m. — Detail — School 600 block of Buckskin Trail.7:34 a.m. — Criminal Damaging 400 block of West Second Street.7:36 a.m. — Welfare Check 100 block of North Detroit Street.8:38 a.m. — Follow Up 1900 block of Prouty Drive....

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Yellow Springs history show and tell

YELLOW SPRINGS — Yellow Springs Historical Society will hold a History Show and Tell program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 in the Senior Center Great Room.They will be sharing items from both the Historical Society’s holdings and personal collections. They encourage people to come and share their own connections to the history of the Yellow Springs area. They invite them to bring an object, an item of clothing, a photo, correspondence, or genealogical research, to name but a...

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