Area Digest

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Historical Society meeting

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Historical Society will meet to discuss The Wright Brothers and The Birth of Aviation 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

Author Timothey R. Gafffney of The Flight Factory: The Wright Brothers & The Birth of Aviation will address the point in the Wright Brothers career where Davids McCullough’s book left off. McCullough ends his book with the Wright Brothers forming their company and Gaffney’s book is about their factory and serves as the “rest of the story” Gaffney will be providing an update on efforts to save the original Wright factory for addition to Dayton’s national park. He will also discuss sactor/director Tom Hanks and author David McCullough. Timothy Gaffney’s’ book will be available for sale at this meeting.

Road closure

BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP — Indian Ripple Road will be closed for approximately three weeks for utility work beginning Monday, Oct. 31 according to the Greene County Engineer’s Office. The closure will be between James River Road and South Alpha Bellbrook Road. All scheduled closures are subject to weather conditions.

Archive roundtable

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Historical Society will join with the Miami Valley Archives Roundtable to participate in the 2016 Archive Crawl held. The Beavercreek History Center will be open 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. The center is located at 1981 Dayton-Xenia Road. Visitors wanting to view its archives as part of the Archive Crawl activities or who simply wish to visit the center to see the many interesting items from Beavercreek’s past that are part of the organization’s collection are welcome. Admission is free. For more information, visit the website:

Visitors participating as archive crawlers are provided passports at their first stop, and then can visit as many of the 15 participating repositories as they wish over the month of October. For further details or to learn of other area organizations involved with the crawl, go to the Greene County Archives site on Facebook.

Blood drive

BEAVERCREEK – Peace Lutheran Church will host a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 in the Fellowship Hall, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road.

The blood drive comes on Halloween and CBC will treat everyone who register to donate with the warm gift of the “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 800-388-GIVE.

Superintendent to speak

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Women’s League will host Beavercreek City Schools Superintendent Paul Otten at its next regular meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, Peace Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road. Otten brings lots of ideas and administrative talent to the district. During his presentation he and his staff.

Morning coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m., the business meeting at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program. Visitors and guests are always welcome. There is no fee.

The Beavercreek Women’s League meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] orleave a message at 937-985-4295.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.