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

Greene County facility that neighbors call smelly and heavy on traffic gets approval to expand
 The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently gave approval for a company to expand its biodigester operations in Bath Twp., but residents who have complained about the farm’s odor and truck traffic plan to appeal. Dovetail Energy LLC, also known as Renergy, has been granted a permit to improve its “biosolids treatment facility&rdquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently gave approval for a company to expand its biodigester operations in Bath Twp., but residents who have complained about the farm’s odor and truck traffic plan to appeal. Dovetail Energy LLC, also known as Renergy, has been granted a permit to improve its “biosolids treatment facility&rdquo...
Xenia schools employee resigns amid sex assault investigation
 A Xenia High School employee has resigned after she was put on indefinite paid administrative leave last month amid a police investigation into sex assault allegations involving a student. Amy Dixon, former attendance secretary at the high school, resigned from her position on Sept. 25, according to district spokeswoman Wendy Planicka. Her...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Xenia High School employee has resigned after she was put on indefinite paid administrative leave last month amid a police investigation into sex assault allegations involving a student. Amy Dixon, former attendance secretary at the high school, resigned from her position on Sept. 25, according to district spokeswoman Wendy Planicka. Her...
Documents: Multiple people complained about Yellow Springs officer who drew firearm on driver
 A Yellow Springs police officer who resigned after drawing a firearm on a driver who left a crash scene had multiple complaints against him from citizens. That’s according to a letter from Police Chief Brian Carlson to Village Manager Patti Bates this news organization obtained using Ohio’s public records laws. The Oct. 1 letter...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Yellow Springs police officer who resigned after drawing a firearm on a driver who left a crash scene had multiple complaints against him from citizens. That’s according to a letter from Police Chief Brian Carlson to Village Manager Patti Bates this news organization obtained using Ohio’s public records laws. The Oct. 1 letter...
Sugarcreek Twp. could miss out on taxes from hundreds of new homes. Here’s why.
 Residents are rallying to stop two developers from building hundreds of new homes in Sugarcreek Twp., but the projects still could happen in ways that the township would lose out on new property tax revenue. The two proposed projects border the cities of Beavercreek and Centerville, making them potential annexation targets. MORE: Dave Chappelle...

Posted: 6 days ago

Residents are rallying to stop two developers from building hundreds of new homes in Sugarcreek Twp., but the projects still could happen in ways that the township would lose out on new property tax revenue. The two proposed projects border the cities of Beavercreek and Centerville, making them potential annexation targets. MORE: Dave Chappelle...
Judge: Teen who saw dad killed ‘experienced things in life no one should’
 Jacob Caldwell, the teen who went missing after witnessing his father’s August 2017 shooting death, is headed to a secure treatment facility where he will receive counseling. The 15-year-old admitted Tuesday in Greene County Juvenile Court to an unruly charge. Jacob had been missing for a year — after the murder of his father...

Posted: 7 days ago

Jacob Caldwell, the teen who went missing after witnessing his father’s August 2017 shooting death, is headed to a secure treatment facility where he will receive counseling. The 15-year-old admitted Tuesday in Greene County Juvenile Court to an unruly charge. Jacob had been missing for a year — after the murder of his father...
Jacob Caldwell, boy once missing for a year, admits to unruly charge
 Jacob Caldwell, the teen who went missing after witnessing his father’s shooting death, admitted to an unruly charge during a hearing in Greene County Juvenile Court. The charge stemmed from a runaway incident in Beavercreek. Judge Adolfo Tornichio ruled that Caldwell be kept in a locked down treatment facility. Attorney Lori Cicero...

Posted: 7 days ago

Jacob Caldwell, the teen who went missing after witnessing his father’s shooting death, admitted to an unruly charge during a hearing in Greene County Juvenile Court. The charge stemmed from a runaway incident in Beavercreek. Judge Adolfo Tornichio ruled that Caldwell be kept in a locked down treatment facility. Attorney Lori Cicero...
Developer sought for county-owned land in Xenia
 The city of Xenia and Greene County are partnering to find a developer for about 15 acres of land on the west side of the city. The West Main Street Development site consists of three vacant lots that are located along the north side of West Main and Greene Way Boulevard near the county’s juvenile center. TRENDING: Take a look inside...

Posted: 8 days ago

The city of Xenia and Greene County are partnering to find a developer for about 15 acres of land on the west side of the city. The West Main Street Development site consists of three vacant lots that are located along the north side of West Main and Greene Way Boulevard near the county’s juvenile center. TRENDING: Take a look inside...
Bradley Cooper, Dave Chappelle again make Yellow Springs a celebrity gathering spot
 Yellow Springs was once again the site of a celebrity gathering, and this time the select audience got an inside look at the movie-making process. The Little Art Theatre, which seats 120, was packed Friday for one of the most intriguing events in recent memory. Invitees saw a private screening of “A Star is Born,” the new movie...

Posted: 9 days ago

Yellow Springs was once again the site of a celebrity gathering, and this time the select audience got an inside look at the movie-making process. The Little Art Theatre, which seats 120, was packed Friday for one of the most intriguing events in recent memory. Invitees saw a private screening of “A Star is Born,” the new movie...
This new $8.3M Greene County facility will boost ODOT’s abilities in the area
 The Ohio Department of Transportation is building a new facility in Greene County on vacant land that is primed for industrial development. The $8.3 million project is underway at the corner of Innovation Way and Ohio 380 on the southern outskirts of the city of Xenia. The new facility will replace ODOT’s existing facility at Ohio 380...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is building a new facility in Greene County on vacant land that is primed for industrial development. The $8.3 million project is underway at the corner of Innovation Way and Ohio 380 on the southern outskirts of the city of Xenia. The new facility will replace ODOT’s existing facility at Ohio 380...
Yellow Springs officer says he recorded police chief: ‘I’m not forcing your hand here’
 Yellow Springs Officer Richard Neel, who resigned after pulling a firearm on a driver this past weekend, said he was pressured to quit by the police chief or be fired and said he has the recording to prove it. Neel shared a recording with the Dayton Daily News. Neel said he used his phone to record the conversation he had Monday with Police...

Posted: 13 days ago

Yellow Springs Officer Richard Neel, who resigned after pulling a firearm on a driver this past weekend, said he was pressured to quit by the police chief or be fired and said he has the recording to prove it. Neel shared a recording with the Dayton Daily News. Neel said he used his phone to record the conversation he had Monday with Police...
Yellow Springs officer says he was forced to resign after drawing gun on driver
 A Yellow Springs police officer who has resigned from his position says he was forced to resign or be fired after an incident over the weekend that drew concern among residents. Officer Richard Neel submitted his resignation effective Monday, two days after he drew his firearm on a motorist who failed to stop at a hit-skip crash. According...

Posted: 13 days ago

A Yellow Springs police officer who has resigned from his position says he was forced to resign or be fired after an incident over the weekend that drew concern among residents. Officer Richard Neel submitted his resignation effective Monday, two days after he drew his firearm on a motorist who failed to stop at a hit-skip crash. According...