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Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend
 Greene County residents will be getting notified of property reappraisals recently completed by the county auditor’s office. On average, residential property values across the county are up by 5 percent, a marked increase from the last reappraisals in 2014, which saw a drop in values of 4 percent, according to Greene County Auditor...

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Greene County residents will be getting notified of property reappraisals recently completed by the county auditor’s office. On average, residential property values across the county are up by 5 percent, a marked increase from the last reappraisals in 2014, which saw a drop in values of 4 percent, according to Greene County Auditor...
Greene commissioners OK $1M to extend water service to airport
 Greene County Commissioners voted 2-1 today to spend $1 million toward extending water and sewer services to the Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport. The $2 million project can now move forward once the county and Beavercreek Twp. enter into an agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission for a $653,000 grant and a no-interest loan for $300...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Greene County Commissioners voted 2-1 today to spend $1 million toward extending water and sewer services to the Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport. The $2 million project can now move forward once the county and Beavercreek Twp. enter into an agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission for a $653,000 grant and a no-interest loan for $300...
Former Blue Jacket theater set for demolition in Greene County
 It’s been 10 years since the Blue Jacket theater group performed at Caesar’s Ford Park, and now the dilapidated buildings are slated to be torn down. A padlock on the front gates keeps the public out of the park at 520 S. Stringtown Road. The structures, which were built in the 1970s, have not been maintained and now pose safety...

Posted: 23 hours ago

It’s been 10 years since the Blue Jacket theater group performed at Caesar’s Ford Park, and now the dilapidated buildings are slated to be torn down. A padlock on the front gates keeps the public out of the park at 520 S. Stringtown Road. The structures, which were built in the 1970s, have not been maintained and now pose safety...
WATCH: You have to see how this overgrown amphitheater looks 10 years after closing
 For years, the Blue Jacket theater group performed at Caesar’s Ford Park. The property has not been maintained since closing 10 years ago, and it is now overgrown in some parts. The buildings are slated to be torn down clear the way for reopening the 65-acre park and exploring new recreational options for residents. Watch the video...

Posted: a day ago

For years, the Blue Jacket theater group performed at Caesar’s Ford Park. The property has not been maintained since closing 10 years ago, and it is now overgrown in some parts. The buildings are slated to be torn down clear the way for reopening the 65-acre park and exploring new recreational options for residents. Watch the video...
Xenia Council votes 5-1 in favor of CSU pre-annexation deal
 With one member dissenting, Xenia City Council approved a pre-annexation agreement with Central State University, one of the required components in the city's petition to bring the university into the city's corporate limits. The pre-annexation agreement spells out the first of three phases for the annexation to be implemented and what services...

Posted: 2 days ago

With one member dissenting, Xenia City Council approved a pre-annexation agreement with Central State University, one of the required components in the city's petition to bring the university into the city's corporate limits. The pre-annexation agreement spells out the first of three phases for the annexation to be implemented and what services...
Beavercreek voters to decide same school tax rejected in May
 Beavercreek City Schools is returning to the Nov. 7 ballot with the same proposal that voters narrowly defeated in the spring special election. The proposed 6-mill substitute emergency levy would permanently replace an emergency levy that is set to expire in 2018. If passed, the tax would not raise costs to property owners but continue at...

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Beavercreek City Schools is returning to the Nov. 7 ballot with the same proposal that voters narrowly defeated in the spring special election. The proposed 6-mill substitute emergency levy would permanently replace an emergency levy that is set to expire in 2018. If passed, the tax would not raise costs to property owners but continue at...
Grants available for business expansion, investment in Greene County
 The Greene County Community Improvement Corporation is rolling out a grant incentive program for businesses expanding or relocating to the county. The Economic Development Incentive Program is aimed at creating jobs and grants are awarded based on that factor as well as additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, return on investment...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Greene County Community Improvement Corporation is rolling out a grant incentive program for businesses expanding or relocating to the county. The Economic Development Incentive Program is aimed at creating jobs and grants are awarded based on that factor as well as additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, return on investment...
ODOT project aims to make Xenia streets safer
 Roadwork is about to get underway in downtown Xenia and continue over the next several months as the city prepares for an ambitious project to make traveling through the heart of the city safer and more welcoming. The Ohio Department of Transportation is overseeing the nearly $1.5 million Safer grant construction project, which is set to...

Posted: 6 days ago

Roadwork is about to get underway in downtown Xenia and continue over the next several months as the city prepares for an ambitious project to make traveling through the heart of the city safer and more welcoming. The Ohio Department of Transportation is overseeing the nearly $1.5 million Safer grant construction project, which is set to...
WHIO’s Enright to marshal Xenia Community Festival parade
 WHIO's Gabrielle Enright will be the parade marshal this weekend at the Xenia Community Festival The festival opens at 4 p.m. Friday at Shawnee Park with music on the pavilion from Dayton-based band Spungewurthy, followed by the traditional Balloon Glow to light the festival's first night.   The park will be filled with craft and food...

Posted: 7 days ago

WHIO's Gabrielle Enright will be the parade marshal this weekend at the Xenia Community Festival The festival opens at 4 p.m. Friday at Shawnee Park with music on the pavilion from Dayton-based band Spungewurthy, followed by the traditional Balloon Glow to light the festival's first night.   The park will be filled with craft and food...
Investigator: Greene County double-murder defendant not initially considered a suspect
 Key evidence is being challenged by the defense in the murder case against Brett Merrick, who is charged along with his brother in the January murders of two Greene County residents. Merrick, 24, appeared in Judge Stephen Wolaver's courtroom today as the prosecution called on the investigators to testify regarding their initial interview...

Posted: 8 days ago

Key evidence is being challenged by the defense in the murder case against Brett Merrick, who is charged along with his brother in the January murders of two Greene County residents. Merrick, 24, appeared in Judge Stephen Wolaver's courtroom today as the prosecution called on the investigators to testify regarding their initial interview...
Runway extension could bring more corporate jets to Greene County
 A longer runway at the Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport in Greene County could lead to more corporate jet traffic and more revenue for the airport's operations.  Bids are coming in to extend the airport's runway by 500 more feet, to just over 5,000 linear feet, and the hope is to get it done by the spring.  The estimated $800,000...

Posted: 9 days ago

A longer runway at the Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport in Greene County could lead to more corporate jet traffic and more revenue for the airport's operations.  Bids are coming in to extend the airport's runway by 500 more feet, to just over 5,000 linear feet, and the hope is to get it done by the spring.  The estimated $800,000...
Xenia schools to contract with financial consulting firm
 Xenia school leaders are looking to contract with a financial consulting firm to explore funding options on fixing or replacing two aging school buildings. Details are still being worked out, but Xenia school board members voted in favor of a contract with Rockmill Financial Consulting LLC at their meeting Monday night.  The move comes...

Posted: 10 days ago

Xenia school leaders are looking to contract with a financial consulting firm to explore funding options on fixing or replacing two aging school buildings. Details are still being worked out, but Xenia school board members voted in favor of a contract with Rockmill Financial Consulting LLC at their meeting Monday night.  The move comes...
Greene County animal control director quits job without notice
 After he was hired about a month ago, the Greene County Animal Control director suddenly resigned  this week. Mick Sagester, former supervisor at the Montgomery County Animal Animal Resource Center, called in on Monday and announced that he would not be returning to the job, according to Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson. &ldquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

After he was hired about a month ago, the Greene County Animal Control director suddenly resigned this week. Mick Sagester, former supervisor at the Montgomery County Animal Animal Resource Center, called in on Monday and announced that he would not be returning to the job, according to Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson. &ldquo...
Speedway plans to tear down, rebuild Beavercreek gas station
 Speedway plans to tear down the old gas station and build a new, modern convenience store and fueling station at Indian Ripple and Darst roads. The construction project has gotten rezoning clearance from the Beavercreek Planning Commission and will be up for City Council's approval later this month.  The project calls for tearing down...

Posted: 15 days ago

Speedway plans to tear down the old gas station and build a new, modern convenience store and fueling station at Indian Ripple and Darst roads. The construction project has gotten rezoning clearance from the Beavercreek Planning Commission and will be up for City Council's approval later this month.  The project calls for tearing down...
Yellow Springs moves ahead with medical pot planning
 While medical marijuana cultivators await licensing approval from the state, village leaders in Yellow Springs have decided to spend money on an infrastructure report for their proposed site. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Village Council recently voted unanimously to spend $48,000 on an infrastructure engineering study to...

Posted: 16 days ago

While medical marijuana cultivators await licensing approval from the state, village leaders in Yellow Springs have decided to spend money on an infrastructure report for their proposed site. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Village Council recently voted unanimously to spend $48,000 on an infrastructure engineering study to...
Yellow Springs police release photos of white supremacist fliers
 Police in Yellow Springs have released photos of the white supremacist fliers and vandalism that showed up in and around Antioch College last week.  The release follows a formal records request by this news organization after police initially refused to release photos of the white supremacist fliers.  According to the full police...

Posted: 16 days ago

Police in Yellow Springs have released photos of the white supremacist fliers and vandalism that showed up in and around Antioch College last week.  The release follows a formal records request by this news organization after police initially refused to release photos of the white supremacist fliers.  According to the full police...
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