Month: May 2016

Fairborn American Legion Post Facing Financial Struggle

The post may be forced to close its doors, and is asking community for help … FAIRBORN — Fairborn’s American Legion Post 526 may close its doors after 96 years of serving the community. “We’re hoping for the best,” Post Commander Chuck Knaub said. “We’re hoping to stimulate enough interest [to raise funds]. I’d hate to be the guy who lets it down after all those who came before me.” A lethargic economy, shifting demographics and the 444 highway corridor closure that formerly brought traffic down Broad Street from points south of town, have all worked to wear down...

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Pope Pledges Wine, Not Beer, to Fulfill Military Challenge

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis receives countless gifts, but most do not require anything in return. However, at his audience with members of the military April 30, the pope received a small gift with a tradition — and obligation — attached. Auxiliary Bishop F. Richard Spencer of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services gave the pope a military challenge coin with a prayer from St. Francis of Assisi stamped on it. Spencer, who ministers to U.S. service members in Europe and Asia, explained to the pope — and then to Catholic News Service — the tradition of military...

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