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Lawhorne gets gold at HOSA conference

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XENIA — Greene County Career Center junior Tyra Lawhorne led a strong group of competitors at the recent Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference at Tolles Career and Technical Center. Lawhorne won gold in the Clinical Nursing competition and earned a spot at the HOSA National Leadership Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort near Orlando in June.The team of Taylor Adkins and Katie Patterson finished top five in the Emergency Medical Technician event. Laura Smith also was recognized for a top five finish in Clinical Nursing. Lawhorne, Adkins, Patterson and Smith are all from Fairborn High School, and enrolled in GCCC’s Health Science Academy.


WHC to host birthday celebration for Coretta Scott King

YELLOW SPRINGS — The World House Choir will give a public performance in honor of the late civil-rights activist Coretta Scott King, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at the Central Chapel A.M.E. Church, 411 South High St.The 65-member choir directed by Catherine Roma will offer music from traditions including spiritual, gospel and traditional African. The concert is free and family-friendly. Childcare will be provided.Artist Erin Smith-Glenn of Central State University w...

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Hundreds fight heart disease at Go Red Luncheon

DAYTON — Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease until it’s too late, which is why heart disease has been called the silent killer. But we won’t be silent.The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is asking all women to Go Red by wearing red, living a healthy lifestyle and speaking red by spreading the message that hea...

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WSU Spring Dance Concert to feature emerging choreographer

FAIRBORN — The Wright State University Dance Ensemble will present their Spring Dance Concert April 24-27.This versatile program will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Creative Arts Center, Festival Playhouse, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students.Guests are invited to experience the innovation and virtuosity of the WSU Dance Ensemble and gues...

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Learn to manage rain water with free workshop

FAIRBORN — Registration is underway for a free rain water workshop offered by the Fairborn Parks & Recreation Division in conjunction with the Greene Soil & Water Conservation District. This is the third year for this popular workshop due to high demand and attendance.This workshop for managing rain water will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Fairborn Senior Citizen Center, 325 North Third St.

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Man dies in Shawnee Lake

NEW JASPER TOWNSHIP — A 63-year-old man died Tuesday in what police are calling an accidental drowning in Shawnee Lake.Shortly after 11 a.m. authorities received a call about a man, whose identity has not been released, in the lake yelling for help, according to Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. When rescue crews arrived they found a truck, trailer and an unoccupied boat in the water.Mutual aid was provided by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, an Ohio State Highwa...

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History of Zion Baptist Church

XENIA — As Zion Baptist Church prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary this weekend, the church has shared its history going all the way to the beginning.The 14 original members, all free-born Negroes from Virginia, settled in Greene County to help promote the Underground Railroad. They were first organized at the home of Jack and Priscilla Roberts by the by Rev. Wallace Shelton in April 1839.

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Beavercreek mall announces new tenant

BEAVERCREEK — A store specializing in skateboard and snowboard apparel and merchandise is coming to Greene County.The Mall at Fairfield Commons announced that Zumiez will open its first store in the region, occupying approximately 2,900 square feet inside the shopping center. It plans to be open in early fall.“We are thrilled to welcome Zumiez to our center,” said Kristie Miller, marketing director at the Mall at Fairfield Commons. “Having the fir...

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