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National gas price average expected to drop below $3/gallon — Staff Writer Gas prices are hitting record lows, and chances are they will stay that way through the winter, analysts said Friday. National average gasoline prices are lower - following Ohio prices - with the national average price of gas on target to drop by today to below $3.00 per gallon for the first time since Dec.
Nov 01, 2014

National gas price average expected to drop below $3/gallon

Miamisburg clinches playoff spot — By Staff Staff report Miamisburg ran over West Carrollton 56-0 in a Friday high school football regular-season finale, sending the Vikings to the playoffs. Camyrn Snow ran for two touchdowns and had a kickoff-return score to start the second half and Chris Young rushed for 120 yards with a touchdown as Miamisburg (8-2) clinched a spot in the Division I, Region 2 bracket.

Emergency fixes for homeowners in new program — Staff Writer A new roof and gutters is keeping Alice Atkins, 64, along with her son and granddaughter, dry. A new drain pipe works for Robert Hammond, 58, disabled from a stroke and lacking the means to fight basement flooding. Relief efforts are expanding for the region's low-income homeowners who need basic repairs to stay in their homes.

Centerville v. Wayne — The Centerville High School football team played Wayne on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

Ex-airman accused of stealing sensitive government files — Staff Writer DAYTON - A Fairborn man faces federal charges of theft of government property stemming from his work for a defense contractor on a top secret project at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A complaint filed in Dayton's U.S. District Court alleges that John M.
Oct 31, 2014

Ex-airman accused of stealing sensitive government files

Free specialty coffee today at Saxbys Cafes — Staff Writer All four Dayton-area Saxbys coffee locations are participating in a free-coffee offer today, Oct. 31, but there are a couple of catches. Customers will have to wait until noon to take advantage of the offer, and they'll have to have a taste for pumpkin.

Jeffrey Fowle intended to leave Bible in NK — Staff Writer Lebanon - Jeffrey Fowle said Friday he meant to leave a bi-lingual Bible hidden in a North Korean restaurant restroom, and no one else helped him or encouraged him to do it. The West Carrollton resident and Moraine employee took sole responsibility for an action that resulted in five months of captivity in Pyongyang hotels - and uncertainty about his and his family's future.

Library to host aspiring writers — By STAFF STAFF Oakwood - The Wright Memorial Library is encouraging local writers to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this month. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to attempt to write a 50,000 word rough draft between Nov. 1 and 30. Participants can sign up at and start writing Nov.

Fowle makes first public statements — Staff Writer Jeffrey Fowle is preparing to make his first public statements since he was released from captivity in North Korea. "It's good to be back," Fowle told us this morning in an exclusive interview. He was detained for five months in North Korea for leaving a Bible in a public place.
Oct 31, 2014

Fowle shoulders sole blame for act that leaves him detained in N. Korea for five months| Dayton, OH News

WEEK 10 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POWER RANKINGS — By Staff Division I 1. Wayne (9-0): beat Beavercreek 45-7; at Centerville (9-0). 2. Centerville (9-0): beat Springfield 50-20; hosts Wayne (9-0). 3. Springboro (8-1): beat Miamisburg 26-14; at Lebanon (5-4). 4. Miamisburg (7-2): lost 26-14 to Springboro; hosts West Carrollton (0-9). 5. Fairmont (5-4): beat Northmont 21-10; hosts Beavercreek (3-6).

Chamber offering free shaves — By STAFF STAFF Kettering - The Kettering∙Moraine∙Oakwood Chamber of Commerce will be hosting free shaving event today to promote Men's Mental Health Awareness Month. The chamber will be offering free shaves from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the chamber office, 2997 Far Hills Ave.

WEEK 10 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE — By Staff Friday, Oct. 31 GWOC Central Beavercreek at Fairmont, 7 p.m. Springfield at Northmont, 7 p.m. Wayne at Centerville, 7 p.m. GWOC North Greenville at Sidney, 7 p.m. Troy at Piqua, 7 p.m. Vandalia Butler at Trotwood-Madison, 7 p.m. GWOC South Fairborn at Xenia, 7 p.m. Springboro at Lebanon, 7 p.m.

Jewelry store poised to open in Washington Twp. — Staff Writer WASHINGTON TWP. - Naya Jewelry is scheduled to open Monday, Nov. 3 at 6105 Far Hills Ave. in the Washington Square Plaza in Washington Twp. The jewelry store, owned by Saeid Haddad of Centerville, had been located at 5525 Salem Ave.
Oct 31, 2014

New jewelry store poised to open in Washington Twp.

Area High School Results for Oct. 30 — Thursday's regional semifinals Division I at Lakota West Cin. Mount Notre Dame d. Cin. St. Ursula, 25-14 25-8 25-22. Cin. Ursuline Academy d. Mason, 25-18 25-10 25-19. D-III at Fairmont Versailles d. Miami East, 25-13 25-9 25-12. Sparta Highland d. Roger Bacon, 25-23 25-11 22-25 25-18 D-III at Lake Coldwater d.

Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents — The Associated Press NEW YORK - Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

Hidy may sell local car dealerships — Staff Writer The co-owner of the four Dayton-area Hidy auto dealerships said today that his family is considering selling those businesses. "There's been a lot of interest in the dealerships, and somebody got our attention," Joe Hidy said. Hidy declined to name any potential suitors, saying he is prohibited from doing so by confidentiality agreements.

Warped Wing, Century Bar to release collaboration beer — Staff Writer Warped Wing Brewing Company and The Century Bar will release a collaboration beer aged in bourbon barrels on Thursday, Nov. 6, brewery and bar owners announced this morning. The beer, named "Whiskey Rebellion," is an Imperial Stout that has been aged in bourbon barrels sourced in conjunction with Joe Head and Tim Fry of Century Bar, with the barrels coming from Angels Envy Distillery in Louisville.

Reds exercise Cueto's option, decline Ludwick

By Joe Kay — By JOE KAY The Associated Press CINCINNATI - The Reds exercised Johnny Cueto's $10 million contract option on Thursday but decided to let outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan become free agents. Cueto also made $10 million last season, when he went 20-9 with a 2.25 ERA, the Reds' first 20-game winner since Danny Jackson in 1988.

Reds exercise option on Cueto, decline on two others — The Reds on Thursday announced they have exercised their 2015 option on ace Johnny Cueto's contract but declined the option on infielder Jack Hanahan and outfielder Ryan Ludwick. Cueto, who will make $10 million in 2015, went 20-9 with a 2.25 ERA last season.
Oct 30, 2014

Reds exercise option on Cueto, decline on two others