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

After leaks, Greene County reaches settlement with roofing company
 Greene County has settled a dispute with a company that was hired to install a new roof on the county-owned building on Ledbetter Road. Greene County commissioners recently agreed to pay Ohio and Indiana Roofing, based in St. Henry, a little more than $159,000 for the work the company completed on the building, which houses the board of elections...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Greene County has settled a dispute with a company that was hired to install a new roof on the county-owned building on Ledbetter Road. Greene County commissioners recently agreed to pay Ohio and Indiana Roofing, based in St. Henry, a little more than $159,000 for the work the company completed on the building, which houses the board of elections...
Homicides up in Xenia, chief says city is safe
 In a city that typically has one or two homicides a year, four people have been killed so far in 2018 in Xenia, where the police chief seeks to reassure residents. Three of the homicides came in two stabbing incidents, including one last week that resulted in the death of an 84-year-old woman and her 57-year-old daughter, whose brother is...

Posted: a day ago

In a city that typically has one or two homicides a year, four people have been killed so far in 2018 in Xenia, where the police chief seeks to reassure residents. Three of the homicides came in two stabbing incidents, including one last week that resulted in the death of an 84-year-old woman and her 57-year-old daughter, whose brother is...
New Millworks owners putting roots down in Yellow Springs
 A couple who recently relocated to Yellow Springs from Florida has bought one of the village’s notable business complexes and has plans to transform it into a “cool, hip” destination while continuing other business and non-profit work in their new home. Antonio Molina and Jessica Yamamoto in September bought the Millworks...

Posted: 2 days ago

A couple who recently relocated to Yellow Springs from Florida has bought one of the village’s notable business complexes and has plans to transform it into a “cool, hip” destination while continuing other business and non-profit work in their new home. Antonio Molina and Jessica Yamamoto in September bought the Millworks...
A fire contract change will cost Fairborn hundreds of thousands of dollars
 The city of Fairborn stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue as Bath Twp. trustees have opted to contract with surrounding townships for fire service. Trustees voted this week to move forward with drawing up contracts with Bethel, Miami and Beavercreek townships to cover Bath’s fire and emergency medical service runs...

Posted: 2 days ago

The city of Fairborn stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue as Bath Twp. trustees have opted to contract with surrounding townships for fire service. Trustees voted this week to move forward with drawing up contracts with Bethel, Miami and Beavercreek townships to cover Bath’s fire and emergency medical service runs...
Why Beavercreek Twp. set an old farmhouse on fire … on purpose
 A dilapidated old farmhouse on Hilltop Road in Beavercreek Twp. was the site Friday for a series of experiments in research on the risks to someone inside a burning home and how to improve firefighting. The location was one of four homes for the live-fire demonstrations where firefighters from the township and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base...

Posted: 4 days ago

A dilapidated old farmhouse on Hilltop Road in Beavercreek Twp. was the site Friday for a series of experiments in research on the risks to someone inside a burning home and how to improve firefighting. The location was one of four homes for the live-fire demonstrations where firefighters from the township and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base...
Domestic violence case against local police chief ends in mistrial
 A two-day trial ended with no verdict this week in the domestic violence case against the police chief of the village of Bowersville. Timothy Hedges, 53, testified in his defense against a fifth-degree felony charge of domestic violence during proceedings in Greene County Common Pleas Judge Michael Buckwalter’s courtroom. The accuser...

Posted: 7 days ago

A two-day trial ended with no verdict this week in the domestic violence case against the police chief of the village of Bowersville. Timothy Hedges, 53, testified in his defense against a fifth-degree felony charge of domestic violence during proceedings in Greene County Common Pleas Judge Michael Buckwalter’s courtroom. The accuser...
Xenia Twp. family assessing after fire destroys 150-year-old barn
 A Xenia Twp. family is cleaning up and assessing damages left by a fire that destroyed farm equipment, hay and a century-old barn on Saturday. Videos captured by a surveillance camera and a passing motorist shows the barn at Berryhill Farm on East Krepps Road engulfed in flames and black smoke filling the sky above the property. On Monday...

Posted: 9 days ago

A Xenia Twp. family is cleaning up and assessing damages left by a fire that destroyed farm equipment, hay and a century-old barn on Saturday. Videos captured by a surveillance camera and a passing motorist shows the barn at Berryhill Farm on East Krepps Road engulfed in flames and black smoke filling the sky above the property. On Monday...
Greene health agency accredited ahead of state law requirement
 Greene County Public Health is now one of only three local public health agencies to be accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board. GCPH is the 25th county public health agency in Ohio to achieve the five-year accreditation from PHAB, a national nonprofit organization. Greene’s public health agency is ahead of the curve as...

Posted: 9 days ago

Greene County Public Health is now one of only three local public health agencies to be accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board. GCPH is the 25th county public health agency in Ohio to achieve the five-year accreditation from PHAB, a national nonprofit organization. Greene’s public health agency is ahead of the curve as...
Greene County held back newsletters, other items from jail inmates. Why it’s now paying for it.
 Greene County has changed its jail policies and now must pay tens of thousands of dollars as part of a settlement agreement ending a federal case filed by a national nonprofit group that sends publications to people in jails and prisons. County commissioners recently approved paying Human Rights Defense Center $45,000 as part of the agreement...

Posted: 12 days ago

Greene County has changed its jail policies and now must pay tens of thousands of dollars as part of a settlement agreement ending a federal case filed by a national nonprofit group that sends publications to people in jails and prisons. County commissioners recently approved paying Human Rights Defense Center $45,000 as part of the agreement...
Competition for a courtroom: Why Greene County judges are fighting for space
 The lawyer for Greene County commissioners in their dispute with Judge Thomas O’Diam about county courtroom space wants Ohio Supreme Court justices to dismiss the case. On behalf of the county commission, attorney Dawn Frick filed a motion for judgment on Monday with the state’s highest court, seeking to dismiss O’Diam&rsquo...

Posted: 13 days ago

The lawyer for Greene County commissioners in their dispute with Judge Thomas O’Diam about county courtroom space wants Ohio Supreme Court justices to dismiss the case. On behalf of the county commission, attorney Dawn Frick filed a motion for judgment on Monday with the state’s highest court, seeking to dismiss O’Diam&rsquo...
Cold weather brings threat of ‘invisible killer’ into home
 Officials are urging residents to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes as the calendar turns to the most dangerous period for sometimes-lethal incidents involving the odorless gas — many of which unfold slowly. Hundreds of people die annually in their homes across the U.S. during the cold season because fuel-burning appliances...

Posted: 14 days ago

Officials are urging residents to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes as the calendar turns to the most dangerous period for sometimes-lethal incidents involving the odorless gas — many of which unfold slowly. Hundreds of people die annually in their homes across the U.S. during the cold season because fuel-burning appliances...