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

Trial date set for former GOP statehouse candidate in extortion case
 A former Republican statehouse candidate faces an October trial date on charges related to statements she made about her opponent, State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, in their primary race this year.  Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn, faces a third-degree felony count of extortion and a second-degree misdemeanor count of coercion,...

Posted: a day ago

A former Republican statehouse candidate faces an October trial date on charges related to statements she made about her opponent, State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, in their primary race this year.  Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn, faces a third-degree felony count of extortion and a second-degree misdemeanor count of coercion,...
Fatal vision goggles among activities at today’s ‘Drive Sober’ event 
 The Greene County Safe Communities Coalition will kickoff the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over event today in Beavercreek. The event is set from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Greene Town Center, 4452 Buckeye Lane. The event highlights the dangers of drugged- and alcohol-impaired driving through “fatal vision goggle activities and education...

Posted: a day ago

The Greene County Safe Communities Coalition will kickoff the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over event today in Beavercreek. The event is set from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Greene Town Center, 4452 Buckeye Lane. The event highlights the dangers of drugged- and alcohol-impaired driving through “fatal vision goggle activities and education...
Get half-off pet adoption costs at Saturday’s ‘Clear the Shelters’ events
 Greene County Animal Control and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be offering special rates for pet adoptions this Saturday. The Clear the Shelters initiative is aimed at finding forever homes for cats and dogs by offering discounted adoption rates. In Greene County, adoption fees will be half-price from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at...

Posted: a day ago

Greene County Animal Control and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be offering special rates for pet adoptions this Saturday. The Clear the Shelters initiative is aimed at finding forever homes for cats and dogs by offering discounted adoption rates. In Greene County, adoption fees will be half-price from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at...
Widow speaks on anniversary of Riverside slaying in front of kids
 Today Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of 35-year-old Robert Caldwell, who was fatally shot in front of his three sons in Riverside. The FBI and local authorities continue to search for one of those sons, Jacob Lee Caldwell, who disappeared days after his father was slain. Two of the six people who were indicted by a...

Posted: 2 days ago

Today Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of 35-year-old Robert Caldwell, who was fatally shot in front of his three sons in Riverside. The FBI and local authorities continue to search for one of those sons, Jacob Lee Caldwell, who disappeared days after his father was slain. Two of the six people who were indicted by a...
3rd time Xenia man caught in drug task force bust
 A man who previously convicted of trafficking drugs has been indicted after a July raid at a Xenia home yielded heroin, cocaine, guns and money.  Jeffrey K. Hoyt, 35, is being held in the Greene County Jail on suspicion of possession and trafficking in drugs, having weapons under disability and receiving stolen property, according to...

Posted: 2 days ago

A man who previously convicted of trafficking drugs has been indicted after a July raid at a Xenia home yielded heroin, cocaine, guns and money.  Jeffrey K. Hoyt, 35, is being held in the Greene County Jail on suspicion of possession and trafficking in drugs, having weapons under disability and receiving stolen property, according to...
Longer bus rides in store for private school students in Beavercreek
 A longer bus ride to school awaits more than 500 private school students who reside in the Beavercreek school district this year. To be efficient and save money, Beavercreek City Schools will no longer pick up private-school students at their homes and transport them to their respective schools. Instead, those students will ride the bus to...

Posted: 3 days ago

A longer bus ride to school awaits more than 500 private school students who reside in the Beavercreek school district this year. To be efficient and save money, Beavercreek City Schools will no longer pick up private-school students at their homes and transport them to their respective schools. Instead, those students will ride the bus to...
Can you ID these armed robbery suspects in Beavercreek?
 Police in Beavercreek are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects in an Aug. 4 armed robbery. Police released video surveillance captured around 8 p.m. at the North Fairfield Road Sprint store. The video shows two individuals entering the store at separate times. Police said the suspects may be driving a black Ford...

Posted: 4 days ago

Police in Beavercreek are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects in an Aug. 4 armed robbery. Police released video surveillance captured around 8 p.m. at the North Fairfield Road Sprint store. The video shows two individuals entering the store at separate times. Police said the suspects may be driving a black Ford...
New $7.8M Greene County health center opens this week
 Greene County Public Health will move into its new $7.8 million facility this week, and the public is invited to tour the building today. During the open house from 3 to 6 p.m., residents can take self-guided tours of the new facility, which is adjacent to the old public health building at 360 Wilson Road. Construction on the project started...

Posted: 5 days ago

Greene County Public Health will move into its new $7.8 million facility this week, and the public is invited to tour the building today. During the open house from 3 to 6 p.m., residents can take self-guided tours of the new facility, which is adjacent to the old public health building at 360 Wilson Road. Construction on the project started...
Yellow Springs principal now on paid leave
 The Yellow Springs school district will start the new year without a permanent high school principal or assistant principal. Additionally, an investigation into sexual assaults that were alleged by a high school student last school year is now in the hands of the prosecutor’s office. Principal Tim Krier is now on paid administrative...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Yellow Springs school district will start the new year without a permanent high school principal or assistant principal. Additionally, an investigation into sexual assaults that were alleged by a high school student last school year is now in the hands of the prosecutor’s office. Principal Tim Krier is now on paid administrative...
Lifelong Cedarville resident retires after 15 years as police chief
 Cedarville police has a new police chief after Chris Gillaugh retired from the position following his 38-year career in law enforcement. Burton Roberts was sworn in as the new police chief earlier this month after he was hired in April as a sergeant for the department, according to Mayor Bob Fudge. Roberts was hired as chief at an annual...

Posted: 5 days ago

Cedarville police has a new police chief after Chris Gillaugh retired from the position following his 38-year career in law enforcement. Burton Roberts was sworn in as the new police chief earlier this month after he was hired in April as a sergeant for the department, according to Mayor Bob Fudge. Roberts was hired as chief at an annual...
Burglars reportedly pose as power washers, steal valuables including signed trading cards from Beavercreek home
 Tom Hamrock had a good day last Saturday until he got home and discovered burglars had broken into the house and taken many valuables. Hamrock said the day started out normally. He played a round of golf, and at the 18th hole he was surprised with a greeting from friends and family who were gathered by the green. Hamrock’s daughter...

Posted: 7 days ago

Tom Hamrock had a good day last Saturday until he got home and discovered burglars had broken into the house and taken many valuables. Hamrock said the day started out normally. He played a round of golf, and at the 18th hole he was surprised with a greeting from friends and family who were gathered by the green. Hamrock’s daughter...