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Man pinned under large dump truck in Enon

UPDATE @ 7:12 p.m.: The man rescued after he was left pinned under a large dump truck has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight.His condition is not known, but police and medics at the scene said he suffered at least an arm injury.FIRST REPORT: A man trapped under ...

Students asked to ride bikes in parade

The Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging students to “Ride with the Mayor” to complement this year’s Rails and Trails theme in the Xenia Community Festival Parade.Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless will be Grand Marshall of the fourth annual Festival Parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.Students interested in riding ...

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Vandalia-Butler Planetarium lining up free showsThe Vandalia-Butler City Schools Planetarium is lining up a far-out agenda of public programs for the 2014-2015 school year. On Oct. 25, the Planetarium will present “Constellations: Find Your Old Friend Orion and Meet Some New Ones.” On Nov. 15, the program will be “Galaxies: ...

Library plans book sale

The Friends of the Beavercreek Library will be sponsoring a book sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21 at the library, 3618 Dayton-Xenia Rd.The sale is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, for paid members of the Friends and noon to 4 p.m. for the ...

Young professionals cup raises $6K

Ten young professional groups from the Miami Valley competed in the 2nd Annual Young Professionals Cup on Aug. 23, where this year the sport was kickball and was held at Athletes In Action in Xenia.The event raised more than $6,000, with all net proceeds being used as scholarships by the ...

Tom Joyner (center) with co-hosts Sybil Wilkes and Jay Anthony Brown (Source: Tom Joyner’s Facebook page). Joyner will come to the area next week to raise awareness of the death of John Crawford III, a customer shot to death inside Walmart in Beavercreek.

Sharpton, Joyner coming for events about Beavercreek police shooting

Two nationally known figures will appear locally in relation to the police shooting of John Crawford III at the Beavercreek Walmart last month. Syndicated radio show host Tom Joyner is set to appear in the Miami Valley next week. MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton will speak in Central State University’s ...

Chris and Amy Pruett, right, talk with the Marriage Resource Center’s Lavern and Rhonda Nissley Monday. The center, a faith-based initiative that started in Springfield a decade ago and has since expanded to Xenia, serving the whole Miami Valley, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. Since its inception, it has helped equip married couples with relationship training and such and divorce rates have gone down considerably in Clark and Greene counties, both by better than 30 percent. Bill Lackey/Staff

Marriage Resource Center to celebrate 10 years of helping couples

A local ministry that has had a positive impact on thousands of relationships and helped lower divorce rates in Clark and Greene counties is celebrating 10 years of existence.The Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley was founded in 2004 in Springfield in response to the high divorce rate in Clark ...

Young’s ‘Wool Gathering’ is this weekend

When someone says “ice cream,” my family’s thoughts and cars automatically head in the direction of Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6889 Springfield-Xenia Road in Yellow Springs. Now the address says Yellow Springs, but that is for post office purposes. Young’s farm sits just above the line between Clark and Green counties. ...

Michael Cox, a senior research scientist at Wright State Research Institute, is exploring the uses and limits of artificial intelligence. He believes the field could in time have a bigger impact on the way we live than the Internet.

3 questions with … WSRI research scientist Michael Cox

The heady world of artificial intelligence is where Michael Cox lives. Wright State University is where he works. Cox is Wright State Research Institute’s newest senior research scientist. But he’s no stranger to WSU or the Dayton area. Cox, a Xenia resident, taught computer science at Wright State 10 years ...

Rita Lane, left, and Tess Spencer, both members of the Westcott Center for Architecture and Design board, talk about the original cabinet door they are holding that was in the Westcott House when it was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in Springfield. Lane, Spencer and another board member, Debbie Hill, won three of the cabinet doors in an auction on August 13. The doors had been removed from the house many years ago when it was converted into apartments. Bill Lackey/Staff

Original Frank Lloyd Wright cabinets returned to Westcott House

Three out of eight decorative, glass cabinet doors purportedly removed from Springfield’s Westcott House in the 1940s have been recovered from an unlikely source.The doors were put up for auction with Sheridan & Associates in Xenia last month by a man who had lived just a few blocks from the ...

Foundation approves $9,800 grant to schools

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a $9,814.96 grant request from Xenia Community Schools last month.These funds, combined with a private contribution of $2,00o to the Foundation that was earmarked for use by Cox Elementary, will fund Accelerated Reader computer licenses for more than 2,000 students in ...

Lottery succeeding despite new entertainment

Ohio's traditional lottery games continue to produce billions of dollars despite new casinos and racetracks in dominating over the last year.The attraction, according to longtime players, is convenience. Ginger Bianca Williams, Bellbrook, said she enjoys stopping at her favorite carryout, Bee Gee's Mini Market on Bigger Road in Kettering, to ...

Xenia man arrested for child rape

Michael Hutchison, 37, was arrested for rape Thursday and booked into the Greene County Jail after two girls reported he raped them. He's being held in the Greene County jail on one felony count of rape.Police say the crime happened a few years ago and the girls were under the ...

Chamber accepting nominations for annual awards

The Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual awards that will be presented at the XACC Annual Meeting & Dinner Feb. 28, 2015, at the Xenia Fairgrounds.Nomination forms and criteria for the six awards are available at www.xacc.com.Nominations may be completed and submitted electronically, or downloaded, ...

Attorney: Accusations against teacher are misleading

An attorney for the Xenia High School teacher and coach who was suspended, but returned to work after being accused of having unprofessional relationships with students, said his client’s actions have been “mischaracterized.”Attorney Mark Landers said in a statement Wednesday that his client, William “Bill” Dawson, was trying to help ...

YMCA to host breast cancer fundraiser

The Xenia YMCA will host a Party in Pink Zumbathon on Oct. 11 to raise money to help and support individuals fighting breast cancer.The cost is $10 to participate. All proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen.Contact Lisa at 937-376-9622 or Alisia at 937-532-5398 for more information.The two-hour event will ...

Seasonal closing planned for yard waste site

The Beavercreek community yard waste site on Dayton-Xenia Road will close for the season on Sept. 17.The site will close because of operational requirements, according to Greene County Environmental Services.The Xenia site, located at 2145 Greene Way Boulevard, accepts yard waste all year.Contact Greene County Environmental Services, 937-562-592 or envir-svcs@co.greene.oh.us, ...

2 hurt in wreck on Jasper Road, Greene County

UPDATE @ 6:20 a.m.: The two people trapped in this crash are now in stable condition at Miami Valley Hospital, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.Troopers said alcohol was involved in the crash and charges could be filed against the driver.The driver was identified as Chadd Sollenberger, 20, of Jamestown. ...

Letter details accusations against Xenia teacher

A Xenia High School teacher, now back at work, was suspended after an investigation revealed he loaned money to and allowed students to use his hot tub. These were some of the accusations made against William “Bill” Dawson that were listed in the English teacher’s Letter of Reprimand and Suspension ...

Dennis Propes, right, talkes to physician Daniel Dilworth, M.D. in the Miami County Health Department in Troy. Propes, of Xenia, is Miami County’s new health commissioner. JIM WITMER / STAFF

New health commissioner sets sights on accreditation

Dennis Propes has a little public service in his blood.Propes is settling into his new position as health commissioner for Miami County Public Health following hiring this summer and his first day on the job Aug. 4.He takes the position vacated earlier this year by Chris Cook, who now is ...

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