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VIDEO: Xenia cop joins schoolyard basketball game

Published: Sunday, April 16, 2017 @ 3:45 PM

Officer Ellyn Board of the Xenia PD joined a game of basketball with several youths at Cox Elementary School. Credit: Damyan Steelman

Damyan Steelman said when he and others saw a Xenia police officer pull up while they were playing basketball at Cox Elementary School on Saturday, they thought, “we did something wrong.”

The youths walked over to Ellyn Board’s cruiser and asked what the problem was. She told them nothing and smiled.

Then to their surprise, she agreed to join them on the court.

Steelman said he wanted to get the video out there to show people that “not all cops are bad.”

Ellyn Board is a 19-year veteran at the Xenia Police Department and works as a day-side patrol officer, Xenia Sgt. Gary Johnson confirmed.

Johnson’s tagline on email messages seems to sum it up nicely. It reads, “Life is not about how much you accomplish. It's about how many people you help along the way.”

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Father injured in Auglaize County double shooting dies from injuries

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

One of the victims of a double shooting in Auglaize County April 11 died from his injuries Tuesday morning, according to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

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Dexter Lee Turner, 47, died from his injuries Tuesday morning at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Auglaize County Sheriff Allen Solomon said in a media release. 

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Dexter’s son, Alim Amir, 25, was also shot in the incident, but an update on his condition was not released. 

“Now that the case is a homicide it doesn't really change the way we have been investigating the case” Solomon said in the release. “It was a serious case to begin with and was being treated that way and now it has become even more serious.” 

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the case. 

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Ohio included in ice pop recall list for possible listeria

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 2:38 AM

A frozen novelty manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain ice pops for possible listeria contamination, and Ohio is included in the list of 15 states. 

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According to US Recall News, Ziegenfelder Co., of Wheeling, W.Va., is recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because of the possible health risk. 

In addition to Ohio, the ice pops were distributed to retail grocers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The ice pop products, sold 12 to a pack, were delivered between April 5 and April 19, US Recall News reports.

The Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-84200-9, and have lot codes D09418A through D10018B.

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The Sugar Free Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-75642-9, and have lot codes D09318A through D10018B.

So far, there are no reported illnesses or incidents involving the product.

Listeria is a bacteria that causes food poisoning and is especially dangerous to the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women. While a pregnant woman may experience mild, flu-like symptoms, the illness caused by Listeria -- called listeriosis -- can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery or life-threatening infection in newborns.

Symptoms in people besides pregnant women can include fever and muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.

Consumers who have purchased the affected ice pops are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

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Rural King fined for forklift violations at local store

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

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Rural King Supply Inc. is facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for failing to maintain forklifts properly at its Xenia location, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The national farm supply company has been cited for the violations at the Xenia store, 1900 Progress Drive, and is facing $258,672 in penalties, according to the release.

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An OSHA investigation substantiated complaints that employees were allowed to operate a damaged forklift after employees had reported it to have faulty brakes, according to the release.

OSHA determined that “the company failed to take the forklift out of service, or perform needed repairs.”

Ken Montgomery, OSHA Cincinnati area office director, said in a prepared statement: “This employer ignored employee concerns about unsafe conditions, disregarded safety procedures, and put their workers at risk for serious injuries by failing to maintain safe equipment.”

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Rural Kings has 15 days after receiving the citation to comply, request an informal meeting with Montgomery or contest the findings with the Independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

A Rural King representative at the company’s headquarters in Illinois declined to comment for this story.

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3 NEW reasons to hang out in Xenia 

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Devil Wind Brewing gears up to open in Xenia

We see you over there, Xenia. 


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Some great places to explore have opened in Greene County’s county seat in the last few years. 

Here are a few reasons to visit Xenia soon. 


You have to try One Bistro's super buttery toast.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

Spots like Nick’s Restaurant have long been go-to places, but there are a few relatively new kids on the block. 

One Bistro, 87 E. Main St., has great food — and you can help those in need. 

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Pizza is on the menu at One Bistro in Xenia.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

As with the Miamisburg location, the Xenia restaurant has suggested prices on its meals ranging from $6 to $9, but people can also pay what they can afford. 

Paying a little more than the recommended amount “pays it forward” and helps feed needy people.

Other options include Tables of Contents Cafe, 30 S. Detroit St., and 5 Points Cafe. That breakfast and lunch spot is located at 51 E. Main St.

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Devil Wind Brewing recently opened at 130 S. Detroit St. in Xenia.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

Downtown Xenia is the home of one of the Miami Valley’s newest breweries. 

Devil Wind Brewing recently opened its doors in a 3,000-square-foot space at 130 S. Detroit St. It is just steps from the bike path. 

The 90-seat brewery gets its name from historical reports that the Shawnee Indians that inhabited Greene County referred to the Xenia area as “Land of the Devil Wind.”

>> PHOTOS: Take a look inside Devil Wind Brewing


Route 68 Vintage Toys and Collectibles recently opened in Xenia.(Photos: Amelia Robinson)

Route 68 Vintage Toys and Collectibles is a nerd paradise. 

Located at 68 S. Detroit St., the recently opened shop has both vintage Star Wars and Star Trek toys and tons of other vintage toys that will take you back to your childhood. 

Devil Wind Brewing recently opened at 130 S. Detroit St. in Xenia.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

You have to try One Bistro's super buttery toast.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

Route 68 Vintage Toys and Collectibles recently opened in Xenia.(Photos: Amelia Robinson)

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