A tribute to Xenia’s Robert “Shorty” Geyer, the shortest fighter pilot in World War II

A tribute to Xenia’s Robert “Shorty” Geyer, the shortest fighter pilot in World War II

Note: Earlier in my career, I was a features writer at the Skywrighter, which is the newspaper of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. I was privileged to write an array of personality profiles on veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Here is one of the my favorite stories, which is appropriate on Independence Day and every day. Mr. Geyer died at the age of 91 in 2014, the same year my...

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Press Release Example – Soroca Imports (Moldovan Wines)

For Immediate Release Soroca Imports provides wine enthusiasts with the compelling tastes and rich history of Moldovan wines   Dayton – When you ask even the most ardent wine enthusiasts about the most historic wine producing regions in the world, chances are they will quickly mention traditional favorites like France, Italy, California and South America. Australia, New Zealand and Oregon...

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Press Release Example – Pinot’s Palette

Until last October, Tonya Shine didn’t believe she had an ounce of artistic talent. Straight lines and stick figures, yes. Vividly colorful paintings worthy of hanging on walls, no way. That changed when, as a birthday gift that October evening, her friends threw her a party at Pinot’s Palette, where the group of women drank wine, socialized and created masterpieces under the instruction of a...

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Jim Valvano Footprint feature

By Jeff Louderback A testament to perseverance, the fast-talking and wisecracking Jim Valvano saw a career and life defined by monumental peaks and dramatic challenges. The Queens native and coach’s son was the sideline general behind one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, a central figure in a scandal that led to his resignation and a motivational leader who delivered one of...

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McAfee Heating and Air Conditioning expands to 30,000-square-foot facility at Hempstead Station

Dayton – When he was approached about acquiring the building next door, Greg McAfee was initially reluctant. His company, McAfee Heating and Air Conditioning, had flourished at the 11,000-square-foot facility that was built in 1996, and even though the neighboring structure in Kettering was almost three times larger, it was not in prime condition. “When you are a business owner, you owe it to...

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Mark Whitt: Bluegrass Musician on the Rise Profile Example

By Jeff Louderback It was a dream, but to a fortysomething man who had just lost his father at the age 83, the vision seemed vivid and real. For rising bluegrass musician Mark Whitt, the emotionally inspiring moment remains etched in his mind. “In the dream, my dad was hovering above me. He was wearing a cream-colored suit and looked like a healthy and much younger man without the skin cancer....

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