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

94-year-old pastor plans regional youth center in Fairborn
 Plans are underway to reopen a former church in Fairborn as a youth and family center to serve residents in Greene, Clark and Montgomery counties. A rent-to-purchase contract has been signed with California-based CDF Holdings LLC, the owners of the former Emanuel Ministries property, 206 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, according to the buyer...

Posted: 2 days ago

Plans are underway to reopen a former church in Fairborn as a youth and family center to serve residents in Greene, Clark and Montgomery counties. A rent-to-purchase contract has been signed with California-based CDF Holdings LLC, the owners of the former Emanuel Ministries property, 206 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, according to the buyer...
Xenia, Middletown buildings top 2 vote-getters in Heritage Ohio’s photo contest
 Photos showcasing empty buildings in Xenia and Middletown are leading the four finalists in Heritage Ohio’s photo contest. Voting continues until May 29 to choose a winner among the four, which are featured on Heritage Ohio’s website. The page has garnered more than 25,000 views since it was launched. To cast your vote, visit...

Posted: 2 days ago

Photos showcasing empty buildings in Xenia and Middletown are leading the four finalists in Heritage Ohio’s photo contest. Voting continues until May 29 to choose a winner among the four, which are featured on Heritage Ohio’s website. The page has garnered more than 25,000 views since it was launched. To cast your vote, visit...
Xenia takes Greene county to court in bid to annex Central State
 The city of Xenia has taken legal action against Greene County commissioners, asking a court to reverse their decision denying the city’s petition to annex land connected to Central State University. The city filed the complaint Wednesday with the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals and seeks a “writ of mandamus,&rdquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

The city of Xenia has taken legal action against Greene County commissioners, asking a court to reverse their decision denying the city’s petition to annex land connected to Central State University. The city filed the complaint Wednesday with the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals and seeks a “writ of mandamus,&rdquo...
Construction knocks out service to city phone lines in Beavercreek
 Construction activity on Dayton-Xenia Road has damaged telephone lines, knocking out service to Beavercreek City Hall and other city departments, including emergency 9-1-1 services, according to Beavercreek police. Emergency calls are being routed to the Greene County dispatch center, according to police. Police said non-emergency lines are...

Posted: 4 days ago

Construction activity on Dayton-Xenia Road has damaged telephone lines, knocking out service to Beavercreek City Hall and other city departments, including emergency 9-1-1 services, according to Beavercreek police. Emergency calls are being routed to the Greene County dispatch center, according to police. Police said non-emergency lines are...
Kil-Kare rezoning vote results change, but recount awaits
 Results are still too close to call from the May 8 election on the Kil-Kare Speedway rezoning request referendum in Xenia Twp. After more ballots were counted, results show voters supporting the zoning change 617 to 614, according to Greene County Elections Director Llyn McCoy. That’s a different result from election night when the...

Posted: 5 days ago

Results are still too close to call from the May 8 election on the Kil-Kare Speedway rezoning request referendum in Xenia Twp. After more ballots were counted, results show voters supporting the zoning change 617 to 614, according to Greene County Elections Director Llyn McCoy. That’s a different result from election night when the...
$60M luxury community to be built on Sugarcreek golf course
 A senior living community is in the works in Sugarcreek Twp. that the developer says will be a “cruise ship on land,” and more apartments, town homes and duplexes will be set in a private community on the land currently devoted to the game of golf.  A sign in front of the Rollandia Golf Center, 4990 Wilmington Pike, tells...

Posted: 5 days ago

A senior living community is in the works in Sugarcreek Twp. that the developer says will be a “cruise ship on land,” and more apartments, town homes and duplexes will be set in a private community on the land currently devoted to the game of golf.  A sign in front of the Rollandia Golf Center, 4990 Wilmington Pike, tells...
Man convicted in Xenia puppy abuse case back in jail, awaits sentencing
 After missing his sentencing hearing in April, the first person convicted under Goddard’s Law in Greene County is back in custody. Matthew David Bolen, 24, was booked into the Greene County Jail at 2:30 a.m. Sunday and is being held on suspicion of violation of community control sanctions, according to jail records. Bolen failed to...

Posted: 6 days ago

After missing his sentencing hearing in April, the first person convicted under Goddard’s Law in Greene County is back in custody. Matthew David Bolen, 24, was booked into the Greene County Jail at 2:30 a.m. Sunday and is being held on suspicion of violation of community control sanctions, according to jail records. Bolen failed to...
Historical caboose vandalized in Xenia, costly repair bill expected
 Spray-painted graffiti scrawled on the side of the historical red caboose in Xenia will cost thousands of dollars to repair, said Ronald Goble, president of the Greene County Historical Society. The vintage, steel-sided, Baltimore & Ohio caboose in the city park at South Detroit Street and South Miami Avenue is on display to the public and...

Posted: 6 days ago

Spray-painted graffiti scrawled on the side of the historical red caboose in Xenia will cost thousands of dollars to repair, said Ronald Goble, president of the Greene County Historical Society. The vintage, steel-sided, Baltimore & Ohio caboose in the city park at South Detroit Street and South Miami Avenue is on display to the public and...
Land purchase to expand Greene County park, rec center
 Greene County is buying land to expand services and activities at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center. Greene County commissioners recently approved the purchase of three parcels totalling nearly 13 acres between the fairgrounds and Alameda Drive. MORE: School safety: Beavercreek parents start nonprofit to buy classroom locks County Administrator...

Posted: 7 days ago

Greene County is buying land to expand services and activities at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center. Greene County commissioners recently approved the purchase of three parcels totalling nearly 13 acres between the fairgrounds and Alameda Drive. MORE: School safety: Beavercreek parents start nonprofit to buy classroom locks County Administrator...
This Xenia woman wrote to congratulate the new royal couple. Then she got a card back.
 A local resident whose British accent gets plenty of attention in Xenia will be among the large television audience for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle with 600 guests to witness the couple exchange vows. The ceremony will be televised, and WHIO-TV...

Posted: 9 days ago

A local resident whose British accent gets plenty of attention in Xenia will be among the large television audience for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle with 600 guests to witness the couple exchange vows. The ceremony will be televised, and WHIO-TV...