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SAFER grant to fund 3 new Xenia firefighters
 With money from a grant administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the city of Xenia will be acquiring firefighters, the first in nearly five years.  The three-year grant provided by the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Act amounts to $451,858. The city must match the funds with $280,886 from its own coffers...

7:23 PM Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

With money from a grant administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the city of Xenia will be acquiring firefighters, the first in nearly five years.  The three-year grant provided by the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Act amounts to $451,858. The city must match the funds with $280,886 from its own coffers...
Recovering addict collecting toys for children whose parents died of overdoses
 A Fairborn man who is a recovering heroin addict has started a toy collection for children of parents who died from drug overdoses. Richard Matteoli was in the news last month when he publicly thanked Fairborn emergency personnel for saving his life on multiple occasions when he overdosed on heroin.   The 40-year-old father has started...

1:16 PM Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

A Fairborn man who is a recovering heroin addict has started a toy collection for children of parents who died from drug overdoses. Richard Matteoli was in the news last month when he publicly thanked Fairborn emergency personnel for saving his life on multiple occasions when he overdosed on heroin.   The 40-year-old father has started...
Sweepstakes scam drains older couple’s life savings
 An older couple from West Liberty is out tens of thousands of dollars after falling prey to a telephone sweepstakes scam.  The Logan County husband and wife, who wish to remain anonymous, paid a total of $48,000 to a company that goes by the name Consumer Protection Bureau, which offered in return a cash prize of $600,000, according...

7:44 PM Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

An older couple from West Liberty is out tens of thousands of dollars after falling prey to a telephone sweepstakes scam.  The Logan County husband and wife, who wish to remain anonymous, paid a total of $48,000 to a company that goes by the name Consumer Protection Bureau, which offered in return a cash prize of $600,000, according...
Yellow Springs residents can cut electric rates with low use today
 If residents and business owners in Yellow Springs can curb their electric use for a few hours this afternoon, it can lead to reduced energy costs in the future. It's called Peak Power Shaving, and the voluntary effort happens in the village during the hottest days of the year. Today’s forecast indicates temperatures will soar into...

3:04 PM Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

If residents and business owners in Yellow Springs can curb their electric use for a few hours this afternoon, it can lead to reduced energy costs in the future. It's called Peak Power Shaving, and the voluntary effort happens in the village during the hottest days of the year. Today’s forecast indicates temperatures will soar into...
VIDEO: Caddy’s Tap House security guard charged with assault
 A man who was working as a security guard at Caddy’s Tap House in Beavercreek has been charged with assault for an incident at the club that was caught on video. Dale S. Williams, 39, has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor assault in Fairborn Municipal Court.  According to witnesses who were there, the incident happened...

5:28 PM Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

A man who was working as a security guard at Caddy’s Tap House in Beavercreek has been charged with assault for an incident at the club that was caught on video. Dale S. Williams, 39, has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor assault in Fairborn Municipal Court.  According to witnesses who were there, the incident happened...
Yellow Springs advises residents brown water is safe to drink
 Testing a new water pump in the village of Yellow Springs has led to brown water coming out of faucets, but despite appearances, it’s OK to drink, according to Village Manager Patti Bates. The tainted water will clear if residents turn their faucets on and let the water flow, Bates said. According to the news release from the village...

4:23 PM Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Testing a new water pump in the village of Yellow Springs has led to brown water coming out of faucets, but despite appearances, it’s OK to drink, according to Village Manager Patti Bates. The tainted water will clear if residents turn their faucets on and let the water flow, Bates said. According to the news release from the village...
Bayless ready to ‘pass the torch’ as Xenia’s mayor
 Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless is not running for re-election after serving two four-year terms, and one council member has filed petitions to run for the office in November.  Bayless said she's ready to do what she planned to do after retiring as the principal at McKinley Elementary. "This is a good time for me to pass the torch,"...

3:19 PM Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless is not running for re-election after serving two four-year terms, and one council member has filed petitions to run for the office in November.  Bayless said she's ready to do what she planned to do after retiring as the principal at McKinley Elementary. "This is a good time for me to pass the torch,"...
3 Ohio school leaders in running for Xenia’s superintendent job
 The three finalists being considered for the next top administrator’s job at Xenia Community Schools are all currently working in Ohio school systems. Xenia school leaders will be conducting a second round of interviews with Martha Hasselbusch, superintendent at South Central Local Schools in Northern Ohio; Jonathan Quatman, director...

1:55 PM Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

The three finalists being considered for the next top administrator’s job at Xenia Community Schools are all currently working in Ohio school systems. Xenia school leaders will be conducting a second round of interviews with Martha Hasselbusch, superintendent at South Central Local Schools in Northern Ohio; Jonathan Quatman, director...
6 Beavercreek senior living projects: $100M developments, 100 new jobs
 The demand for senior living facilities is rising as Baby Boomers reach retirement age, and developers are busy with related projects in the city of Beavercreek. Six separate senior living and retirement communities have invested or plan to invest more than a total of $100 million on new developments and expansions in the city, according...

2:00 PM Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

The demand for senior living facilities is rising as Baby Boomers reach retirement age, and developers are busy with related projects in the city of Beavercreek. Six separate senior living and retirement communities have invested or plan to invest more than a total of $100 million on new developments and expansions in the city, according...
Foodbank, CareSource to host mass food giveaway today
 The Foodbank will host a mass distribution event today to dole out fresh produce and other edibles to families in need.  CareSource is sponsoring the event and providing volunteers to help distribute the food from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn.  The food will be given away at...

8:14 AM Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

The Foodbank will host a mass distribution event today to dole out fresh produce and other edibles to families in need.  CareSource is sponsoring the event and providing volunteers to help distribute the food from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn.  The food will be given away at...
Xenia, Central State team up to annex campus into the city
 Xenia city and Central State University officials announced today they are joining forces in an effort to annex the campus into the city. The two entities will petition the state to make the move, which is planned in three phases. The hope is the final push to get the 600-acre campus in Xenia Twp. into the city’s corporation limits...

9:00 PM Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Xenia city and Central State University officials announced today they are joining forces in an effort to annex the campus into the city. The two entities will petition the state to make the move, which is planned in three phases. The hope is the final push to get the 600-acre campus in Xenia Twp. into the city’s corporation limits...
This Xenia project is now $225K closer to happening
 A new location for Xenia's YMCA and adult services center, where space will be shared with education and healthcare entities, is one step closer to reality with a grant from the Dayton Foundation. The YMCA of Greater Dayton received a grant of $225,000 for the REACH Center project from the Harry A. Toulmin Jr. and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund...

11:15 AM Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

A new location for Xenia's YMCA and adult services center, where space will be shared with education and healthcare entities, is one step closer to reality with a grant from the Dayton Foundation. The YMCA of Greater Dayton received a grant of $225,000 for the REACH Center project from the Harry A. Toulmin Jr. and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund...
Xenia school leaders consider next steps after 3rd defeat at the polls
 After a third defeat at the polls, leaders in Xenia City Schools will have to shelve plans to build a new school to replace two aging buildings in the district — Warner Middle School and Xenia High School. Covering the costs of any necessary repairs and improvements for those schools will have to come from existing revenue the...

3:07 PM Wednesday, Aug. 09, 2017

After a third defeat at the polls, leaders in Xenia City Schools will have to shelve plans to build a new school to replace two aging buildings in the district — Warner Middle School and Xenia High School. Covering the costs of any necessary repairs and improvements for those schools will have to come from existing revenue the...
Xenia voters reject school bond issue for 3rd time
 Xenia voters for a third time have rejected a proposed tax that would have funded a new school building to house both middle and high school students.  With all precincts reporting by 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, 43 percent of voters were in favor of the 4.2-mill, 37-year measure and 57 percent of voters were against it, according to the final...

11:59 PM Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2017

Xenia voters for a third time have rejected a proposed tax that would have funded a new school building to house both middle and high school students.  With all precincts reporting by 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, 43 percent of voters were in favor of the 4.2-mill, 37-year measure and 57 percent of voters were against it, according to the final...
Registration open for Beavercreek Citizens Police Academy
 The deadline is still a few weeks away if you want to sign up for the Beavercreek Citizens Police Academy.  Participants in the city's 15th Citizens Police Academy will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 1.  The Academy will be conducted by Beavercreek police and guest speakers in law enforcement. Participants...

7:15 PM Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2017

The deadline is still a few weeks away if you want to sign up for the Beavercreek Citizens Police Academy.  Participants in the city's 15th Citizens Police Academy will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 1.  The Academy will be conducted by Beavercreek police and guest speakers in law enforcement. Participants...
Beavercreek retirement community plans $18M expansion
 A retirement community in Beavercreek is planning a multi-million dollar expansion that will bring in new jobs and offer new options for senior citizens in the area. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Earlier this month the city’s planning commission granted conditional approval to United Church Homes to move forward on...

6:02 PM Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2017

A retirement community in Beavercreek is planning a multi-million dollar expansion that will bring in new jobs and offer new options for senior citizens in the area. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Earlier this month the city’s planning commission granted conditional approval to United Church Homes to move forward on...
Greene Co. Commissioners to host town hall meeting in Sugarcreek Twp.
 Greene County Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting this month for Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Twp. residents. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Sugarcreek Twp. Administration Building, 2090 Ferry Road. The meeting is open to the public and gives residents an opportunity...

3:33 PM Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2017

Greene County Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting this month for Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Twp. residents. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Sugarcreek Twp. Administration Building, 2090 Ferry Road. The meeting is open to the public and gives residents an opportunity...
NEW DETAILS: Greene County officials respond to water bill complaints
 After 24 years of paying Greene County water bills, Marie Mee knew this one wasn’t right. “I was absolutely stunned,” said Mee, of Beavercreek. “We are flabbergasted.” Mee and 24,000 other Greene County residents and businesses last week received their first water and sewage bill in three months. Because of a...

1:25 PM Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2017

After 24 years of paying Greene County water bills, Marie Mee knew this one wasn’t right. “I was absolutely stunned,” said Mee, of Beavercreek. “We are flabbergasted.” Mee and 24,000 other Greene County residents and businesses last week received their first water and sewage bill in three months. Because of a...
Lip Sync Challenge to benefit Fairborn-based Michael’s House 
 Tickets are on sale now for the Lip Sync Challenge 2017, presented by Michael's House. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook  The event is scheduled to happen at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Greene County Fairgrounds Assembly Hall, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia. The charity event benefits Michael's House, a child advocacy organization...

2:26 PM Monday, Aug. 07, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the Lip Sync Challenge 2017, presented by Michael's House. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook  The event is scheduled to happen at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Greene County Fairgrounds Assembly Hall, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia. The charity event benefits Michael's House, a child advocacy organization...
Maker identifies cause in deadly ride malfunction
 Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement, according to a report from WBNS-10 TV in Columbus. >>Read more Ohio State Fair tragedy: What happened The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell...

9:21 PM Sunday, Aug. 06, 2017

Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement, according to a report from WBNS-10 TV in Columbus. >>Read more Ohio State Fair tragedy: What happened The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell...
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