Richard Wilson

Rich Wilson was inspired to become a reporter after developing an insatiable appetite for literature and newspapers in his early 20s. He covers breaking news throughout the Miami Valley. Wilson graduated from Miami University in 2004 with a degree in English Journalism and a minor in Botany.  Whenever possible, he takes advantage of the excellent fishing opportunities in Southwest Ohio.

Latest from Richard Wilson

Beavercreek budgets $5.8M in road construction projects
 Beavercreek residents can expect to see some significant road construction projects this year. City leaders announced they have budgeted about $5.8 million in road construction improvements for the year. Major thoroughfares that are slated to get improvements include National, Indian Ripple, North Fairfield and Shakertown roads. Work to widen...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Beavercreek residents can expect to see some significant road construction projects this year. City leaders announced they have budgeted about $5.8 million in road construction improvements for the year. Major thoroughfares that are slated to get improvements include National, Indian Ripple, North Fairfield and Shakertown roads. Work to widen...
City addresses concerns in plan for new Beavercreek homes
 A plan to build new homes on Cedarbrook Flower Farm in Beavercreek has been adjusted to take into account concerns of traffic safety and drainage problems raised by residents. »RELATED: City leaders to vote on plans for new Beavercreek housing development The plan for the first phase on the Design Homes and Development project will...

Posted: 3 days ago

A plan to build new homes on Cedarbrook Flower Farm in Beavercreek has been adjusted to take into account concerns of traffic safety and drainage problems raised by residents. »RELATED: City leaders to vote on plans for new Beavercreek housing development The plan for the first phase on the Design Homes and Development project will...
Winter storm prompts school closures, early dismissals
 Many schools across the northern Cincinnati region are either closed today or letting students out early as the season’s most significant weather event is poised to make travel difficult.  Lakota Local Schools informed parents and students via Facebook that schools are closed today. “Due to the forecast of dangerous weather...

Posted: 4 days ago

Many schools across the northern Cincinnati region are either closed today or letting students out early as the season’s most significant weather event is poised to make travel difficult.  Lakota Local Schools informed parents and students via Facebook that schools are closed today. “Due to the forecast of dangerous weather...
UPDATE: Winter storm prompts school closures, early dismissals
 In addition to those area school closings, Bradford Schools in Miami County, Jefferson Township Schools and Liberty High School are closed today.  Brookville Local Schools, Cedar Cliff Local Schools, Dayton Christian School and Kettering College are going to be dismissed early.  Other schools scheduled for early release today are...

Posted: 4 days ago

In addition to those area school closings, Bradford Schools in Miami County, Jefferson Township Schools and Liberty High School are closed today.  Brookville Local Schools, Cedar Cliff Local Schools, Dayton Christian School and Kettering College are going to be dismissed early.  Other schools scheduled for early release today are...
Greene Co. releases long list of unclaimed funds from jail commissary accounts
 More than $15,000 is owed to hundreds of people who were inmates at the Greene County Jail in 2016. The sheriff’s office has posted a list of people who have checks waiting for them for funds that were unclaimed from their inmate commissary accounts, according to a media release. The amounts range from 25 cents to $842, and the...

Posted: 4 days ago

More than $15,000 is owed to hundreds of people who were inmates at the Greene County Jail in 2016. The sheriff’s office has posted a list of people who have checks waiting for them for funds that were unclaimed from their inmate commissary accounts, according to a media release. The amounts range from 25 cents to $842, and the...
Federal court settlement reached between Greene County, human rights organization
 The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Defense Center, a not-for-profit organization that provides books and literature to inmates. Greene County, Sheriff Gene Fischer and Jail Administrator Kirk Keller are named as defendants in HRDC’s complaint, which was filed in the...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Defense Center, a not-for-profit organization that provides books and literature to inmates. Greene County, Sheriff Gene Fischer and Jail Administrator Kirk Keller are named as defendants in HRDC’s complaint, which was filed in the...
Family says Springfield man’s death at Clifton Gorge was an accident
 The death of a Springfield man whose body was found in the river at Clifton Gorge Tuesday is still under investigation, but a family member of the man said they’ve been informed that it appears to be an accident. Michael Fowler lived his entire life in Springfield and was self-employed as a painter, according to his brother, Rich Fowler...

Posted: 6 days ago

The death of a Springfield man whose body was found in the river at Clifton Gorge Tuesday is still under investigation, but a family member of the man said they’ve been informed that it appears to be an accident. Michael Fowler lived his entire life in Springfield and was self-employed as a painter, according to his brother, Rich Fowler...
Medical pot likely topic at Beavercreek council retreat this weekend
 Medical marijuana businesses are expected to be a topic for Beavercreek council members as they attend a retreat this Saturday, according to City Manager Pete Landrum. The retreat is open to the public and is an all-day event scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. at the Beavercreek Senior Center, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road. Three companies have applied...

Posted: 7 days ago

Medical marijuana businesses are expected to be a topic for Beavercreek council members as they attend a retreat this Saturday, according to City Manager Pete Landrum. The retreat is open to the public and is an all-day event scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. at the Beavercreek Senior Center, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road. Three companies have applied...
Police: No suspects yet in string of thefts from campers, sheds in Xenia
 Joey Carrico is one of the victims in a series of recent break-ins in Xenia where thieves are targeting campers, sheds and outbuildings. “Very mad. Very frustrated and upset,” said Carrico, whose camper was broken into last Friday on Ledbetter Road. “They broke a window. Made entry. Went through and ransacked the place...

Posted: 7 days ago

Joey Carrico is one of the victims in a series of recent break-ins in Xenia where thieves are targeting campers, sheds and outbuildings. “Very mad. Very frustrated and upset,” said Carrico, whose camper was broken into last Friday on Ledbetter Road. “They broke a window. Made entry. Went through and ransacked the place...
Greene County bridge wasn’t inspected, repaired for 3 decades. We tell you why
 A bridge in Fairborn that hadn’t been inspected or maintained for more than three decades is set to get work done as part of Greene County’s plan for maintaining and repairing roads and bridges this year. The lack of inspections or repairs came to light after confusion about which entity — city, county or state — had...

Posted: 7 days ago

A bridge in Fairborn that hadn’t been inspected or maintained for more than three decades is set to get work done as part of Greene County’s plan for maintaining and repairing roads and bridges this year. The lack of inspections or repairs came to light after confusion about which entity — city, county or state — had...
New village plant means ‘brown water should start to disappear’
 With village water now flowing through a new treatment plant in Yellow Springs, officials say the days of brown water periodically coming from the taps of homes and businesses are about over. The new $7.2 million plant on Jacoby Road is nearly complete and the system was switched over from the old plant toward the end of December. STAY CONNECTED...

Posted: 8 days ago

With village water now flowing through a new treatment plant in Yellow Springs, officials say the days of brown water periodically coming from the taps of homes and businesses are about over. The new $7.2 million plant on Jacoby Road is nearly complete and the system was switched over from the old plant toward the end of December. STAY CONNECTED...