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Local grower is state winner in corn contest

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ST. LOUIS — A Greene County corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.Doug Swaim of Cedarville was second in the state in the AA No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 265.4341 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB/DKC62-08RIB. Swaim was one of 434 state winners nationwide. The 2013 contest set a record with 8,983 entries from 47 states. Of the state winners, 18 growers from 10 states — three from each of six classes — were named national winners.

 

Cavs Deng wins NBA citizenship award

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Luol Deng has never once forgotten home.He has spent much of his adult life trying to give back to his native South Sudan, the war-torn African nation the Cavaliers forward and his family fled when he was a young boy.And while Deng’s contributions have touched many, he knows the work will never end.“I wish I could wake up tomorrow and nobody needs help,” Deng said. “But we all know that’s not going ...

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Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.Cueto (1-2) had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 in the NL wild card playoff at PNC Park last year. He limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011....

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Local Sports Briefs

PROFESSIONALDayton Dragons to appear on TVDAYTON — The Dayton Dragons games today and tomorrow, April 18, will be televised from Fifth Third Field on WHIO Digital Channel 7.2 (channel 23 and digital channel 372 on most Time Warner Cable systems in the Miami Valley).Former Dragons manager/former Reds first baseman Todd Benzinger will serve as the guest commentator on Thursday. On Friday, former Dragons pitching coach/form...

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Randall racewalking to World Cup

BEAVERCREEK — She looks as if the slightest gust of wind could blow her over. But tucked away inside that diminutive frame lies a world-class athlete vying for a shot at the Olympics. Susan Randall, 39, of Beavercreek is considered one of the best female competitive race walkers in the nation.This past March, Randall placed third at the USA Track and Field World Cup Trials in Whiting, N.J. That effort earned her a spot on the U.S. National racewalking team, which will be comp...

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Inspirational Message

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to the faith of those who claim to follow Him. What did Jesus claim about Himself prior to this important event? Let’s take a brief walk through the Gospels that give us an indication.

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Religion briefs

Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico borderNOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A delegation of Roman Catholic leaders has celebrated Mass on Arizona’s border with Mexico to mourn those who have died trying to enter the U.S. and to pray for immigration reform.Several hundred people attended the ceremony Tuesday and a few dozen people peered through the border fence from Mexico to watch the Mass. Catholic clergymen offered Holy Communion thro...

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Easter services planned

BEAVERCREEK — Hawker United Church of Christ is hosting special Easter services. Services begin 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17 for the Maundy Thursday Service. Then Good Friday Service is 7 p.m. Friday, April 18.Easter morning services will begin at 7:30 a.m. April 20 for Sunrise Service outdoors in the picnic shelter. Immediately following the sunrise service join us for a time of fellowship and breakfast in the fellowship hall. Then celebrate for Easter service will begin in the...

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