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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

New state law improving truancy rates in Greene County schools
 A new state law aimed at reducing truancy in public schools means officials are working more with students and parents before a complaint is filed in juvenile court. Passage of H.B. 410 has redefined what it means to be truant and has put the onus on school districts to work with parents in identifying and removing barriers to their children...

Posted: 8 hours ago

A new state law aimed at reducing truancy in public schools means officials are working more with students and parents before a complaint is filed in juvenile court. Passage of H.B. 410 has redefined what it means to be truant and has put the onus on school districts to work with parents in identifying and removing barriers to their children...
Hundreds expected to bring samples to free water, soil testing event
 If you’re wondering what’s in your well water or whether you should fertilize your lawn, Greene County residents can get answers for free at an upcoming event. The county’s 12th annual “Test Your Well Water & Soil” event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Residents can take in samples...

Posted: a minute ago

If you’re wondering what’s in your well water or whether you should fertilize your lawn, Greene County residents can get answers for free at an upcoming event. The county’s 12th annual “Test Your Well Water & Soil” event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Residents can take in samples...
Dayton school leaders set their priorities to avoid state takeover
 Creating pathways to leadership, establishing parent groups for all of Dayton’s 27 public schools and avoiding state takeover will be among the priorities for district leaders in the next three years. That’s according to the four-hour conversation Dayton school board members had Saturday at the board’s downtown office as...

Posted: a day ago

Creating pathways to leadership, establishing parent groups for all of Dayton’s 27 public schools and avoiding state takeover will be among the priorities for district leaders in the next three years. That’s according to the four-hour conversation Dayton school board members had Saturday at the board’s downtown office as...
Greene County is extending a program that helps companies add jobs and investment in the area
 Businesses in Greene County have another chance to be awarded grant money this year from the Greene County Community Improvement Corporation. The nonprofit organization recently announced another round of funding has been added in the Economic Development Incentive Program. Businesses looking to expand can apply for a grant this fall. Seven...

Posted: a day ago

Businesses in Greene County have another chance to be awarded grant money this year from the Greene County Community Improvement Corporation. The nonprofit organization recently announced another round of funding has been added in the Economic Development Incentive Program. Businesses looking to expand can apply for a grant this fall. Seven...
Slower speed in Sugarcreek Twp.? Engineer’s effort hits roadblock.
 The Greene County engineer said the speed limit needs to be reduced on Wilmington-Dayton Road near where a developer wants to build homes, but his efforts hit a roadblock Friday when Sugarcreek Twp. trustees refused to sign a letter supporting the recommendation. A group of about a dozen concerned residents attended the township’s special...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Greene County engineer said the speed limit needs to be reduced on Wilmington-Dayton Road near where a developer wants to build homes, but his efforts hit a roadblock Friday when Sugarcreek Twp. trustees refused to sign a letter supporting the recommendation. A group of about a dozen concerned residents attended the township’s special...
Middletown man ordered to pay $28K in restitution to 93-year-old theft victim
 A Middletown man must pay restitution as part of his punishment for stealing money from his elderly neighbor. Shawn Hill, 29, pleaded guilty to theft in August as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced earlier this week by Warren County Common Pleas Judge Timothy Tepe. Tepe sentenced Hill to serve 30 days in jail and three years of community...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Middletown man must pay restitution as part of his punishment for stealing money from his elderly neighbor. Shawn Hill, 29, pleaded guilty to theft in August as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced earlier this week by Warren County Common Pleas Judge Timothy Tepe. Tepe sentenced Hill to serve 30 days in jail and three years of community...
Beavercreek residents offer ideas for parks ahead of tax renewal
 A splash pad and more trails are popular ideas among residents for improving Beavercreek parks as city leaders plan to seek renewal of the parks levy next year. About two dozen citizens attended and voiced their opinions at a forum Wednesday night provided by the city’s parks, recreation and culture department. MORE: Xenia school employee...

Posted: 2 days ago

A splash pad and more trails are popular ideas among residents for improving Beavercreek parks as city leaders plan to seek renewal of the parks levy next year. About two dozen citizens attended and voiced their opinions at a forum Wednesday night provided by the city’s parks, recreation and culture department. MORE: Xenia school employee...
Xenia school employee on leave; police probe sex complaint
 City police are investigating a "possible sexual assault complaint" involving a Xenia High School student, according to a report taken the same day Xenia Community Schools placed an employee on paid leave. Amy L. Dixon, an attendance officer at Xenia High School, was placed on leave Friday, pending an investigation, according to...

Posted: 5 days ago

City police are investigating a "possible sexual assault complaint" involving a Xenia High School student, according to a report taken the same day Xenia Community Schools placed an employee on paid leave. Amy L. Dixon, an attendance officer at Xenia High School, was placed on leave Friday, pending an investigation, according to...
Rare vintage plane restored by locals wins award
 A rare 1936 Aeronca LB airplane restored by its local co-owners is being recognized by the vintage aircraft community. The airplane won Reserve Grand Champion in July at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in event in Oshkosh, Wisc. It will be featured on the cover of the September/October edition of “Vintage Airplane&rdquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

A rare 1936 Aeronca LB airplane restored by its local co-owners is being recognized by the vintage aircraft community. The airplane won Reserve Grand Champion in July at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in event in Oshkosh, Wisc. It will be featured on the cover of the September/October edition of “Vintage Airplane&rdquo...
Nearly 200 new homes proposed in new Sugarcreek Twp. development on farmland
 Developers hoping to build a housing development in Sugarcreek Twp. say the plans are unique because of the amount of green space that would preserve the land’s existing attributes. Cincinnati-based HPA Development Group, Inc. submitted plans to the township’s planning and zoning department earlier this month. The plan calls for...

Posted: 8 days ago

Developers hoping to build a housing development in Sugarcreek Twp. say the plans are unique because of the amount of green space that would preserve the land’s existing attributes. Cincinnati-based HPA Development Group, Inc. submitted plans to the township’s planning and zoning department earlier this month. The plan calls for...
Brothers admit guilt in 2 deaths; shooter ‘acted with an evil heart’
 Two brothers who for nearly 20 months had maintained their innocence in the shooting deaths of two people pleaded guilty on Wednesday, but a prosecutor said he still can’t explain why the victims were killed. Brothers Dustin and Bret Merrick avoided a possible death penalty by pleading guilty in the January 2017 shooting deaths of William...

Posted: 11 days ago

Two brothers who for nearly 20 months had maintained their innocence in the shooting deaths of two people pleaded guilty on Wednesday, but a prosecutor said he still can’t explain why the victims were killed. Brothers Dustin and Bret Merrick avoided a possible death penalty by pleading guilty in the January 2017 shooting deaths of William...