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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...

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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...

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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...
REACH Center taking shape on Xenia’s west side
 The first wall is up on the $11 million REACH Center, a hub of activities, education and recreation under construction in Xenia. The 75,000-square-foot building is taking shape near Progress Drive and West Second Street. It will be the new home for the YMCA in Xenia and will include office space/facilities for the Xenia Adult Recreation...

Posted: 2 days ago

The first wall is up on the $11 million REACH Center, a hub of activities, education and recreation under construction in Xenia. The 75,000-square-foot building is taking shape near Progress Drive and West Second Street. It will be the new home for the YMCA in Xenia and will include office space/facilities for the Xenia Adult Recreation...
Hamvention 2018: International event boosts local economy; precautions in place for weather
 Tens of thousands of amateur radio enthusiasts from across the nation and the world will converge on Xenia and the Greene County Fairgrounds this weekend for Dayton Hamvention 2018. This is the second year for the fairgrounds to be the site of the annual event, which opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday. With an estimated impact to...

Posted: 2 days ago

Tens of thousands of amateur radio enthusiasts from across the nation and the world will converge on Xenia and the Greene County Fairgrounds this weekend for Dayton Hamvention 2018. This is the second year for the fairgrounds to be the site of the annual event, which opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday. With an estimated impact to...
School safety: Beavercreek parents start nonprofit to buy classroom locks
 A group of parents in Beavercreek are working to raise money to buy special locks for all the doors in Beavercreek City Schools’ six elementary buildings. Creek Safe Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Beavercreek that registered with the state of Ohio on April 27, according to records with the Ohio Secretary of State. Local attorney...

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A group of parents in Beavercreek are working to raise money to buy special locks for all the doors in Beavercreek City Schools’ six elementary buildings. Creek Safe Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Beavercreek that registered with the state of Ohio on April 27, according to records with the Ohio Secretary of State. Local attorney...
Sheriff: Xenia, county, state provide ‘road grindings’ for Hamvention
 Crews have been working to prepare for rainy weather at the Greene County Fairgrounds, where thousands of people are expected at Dayton Hamvention. The annual international event opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday. It attracts tens of thousands of people from across the nation and from other countries, bringing an estimated economic...

Posted: 4 days ago

Crews have been working to prepare for rainy weather at the Greene County Fairgrounds, where thousands of people are expected at Dayton Hamvention. The annual international event opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday. It attracts tens of thousands of people from across the nation and from other countries, bringing an estimated economic...
Greene County to study new jail needs
 Greene County commissioners want to hire a consultant to do a jail needs assessment as part of their plan to build a new county correctional facility. The assessment needs to take into account not only the jail’s current needs and those 25 years in the future, but also “judicial process efficiencies, alternatives to incarceration...

Posted: 4 days ago

Greene County commissioners want to hire a consultant to do a jail needs assessment as part of their plan to build a new county correctional facility. The assessment needs to take into account not only the jail’s current needs and those 25 years in the future, but also “judicial process efficiencies, alternatives to incarceration...
Yellow Springs district files suit against former teacher 
 Yellow Springs Schools has filed a civil suit against a former teacher, alleging she violated terms of a settlement that ended a civil suit the teacher brought against the district in 2014.  The district seeks more than $25,000 in damages in its complaint against Angela Bussey, a former health and physical education teacher, claiming...

Posted: 5 days ago

Yellow Springs Schools has filed a civil suit against a former teacher, alleging she violated terms of a settlement that ended a civil suit the teacher brought against the district in 2014.  The district seeks more than $25,000 in damages in its complaint against Angela Bussey, a former health and physical education teacher, claiming...
Male shot in Greene County ‘domestic’ dispute is in hospital; 2 remain jailed
 UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m.: The man shot and wounded in what is described as a domestic dispute on Bone Road near Jamestown remains in a hospital, while the two people arrested in the incident remain in jail awaiting court action on their charges.  Frank Flaugher, the victim, was in serious but stable condition, according to his brother. ...

Posted: 6 days ago

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m.: The man shot and wounded in what is described as a domestic dispute on Bone Road near Jamestown remains in a hospital, while the two people arrested in the incident remain in jail awaiting court action on their charges.  Frank Flaugher, the victim, was in serious but stable condition, according to his brother. ...
Growth keeps Greene inspectors busy
 New restaurants, homes and businesses continue to pop up in Greene County, and the growth keeps food inspectors and sanitarians busy at the health department. The numbers tell the story when comparing plumbing permits and plan reviews as well as food business plan reviews from 2010 and 2017. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook...

Posted: 8 days ago

New restaurants, homes and businesses continue to pop up in Greene County, and the growth keeps food inspectors and sanitarians busy at the health department. The numbers tell the story when comparing plumbing permits and plan reviews as well as food business plan reviews from 2010 and 2017. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook...
4 cited for underage alcohol sales in Beavercreek
 Clerks at four stores in Beavercreek were recently caught in an operation by local and state authorities checking whether someone younger than the age of 21 could buy alcohol. The Ohio Investigative Unit used an undercover informant between ages 18 to 21 to conduct liquor enforcement compliance checks on April 6, according to a release from...

Posted: 10 days ago

Clerks at four stores in Beavercreek were recently caught in an operation by local and state authorities checking whether someone younger than the age of 21 could buy alcohol. The Ohio Investigative Unit used an undercover informant between ages 18 to 21 to conduct liquor enforcement compliance checks on April 6, according to a release from...
Orange barrel alert: Repaving work starts today in downtown Xenia
 Traffic flow and parking will be impacted in downtown Xenia starting today as crews repave Detroit Street. On-street parking will not be permitted on either side of Detroit Street today and Friday as crews repave the street between Church Street and Home Avenue, according to a release from the city. Next week, on-street parking will be limited...

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Traffic flow and parking will be impacted in downtown Xenia starting today as crews repave Detroit Street. On-street parking will not be permitted on either side of Detroit Street today and Friday as crews repave the street between Church Street and Home Avenue, according to a release from the city. Next week, on-street parking will be limited...
Greene commissioners balk at judges’ $10K travel requests
 Travel costs for two Greene County judges who want to attend this year’s annual conference of the American Judges Association are getting close scrutiny. County commissioners recently voted to delay approving an expenditure of $10,000 for Judge Stephen A. Wolaver, Common Pleas Court Criminal Division, and Judge Steven L. Hurley, Domestic...

Posted: 10 days ago

Travel costs for two Greene County judges who want to attend this year’s annual conference of the American Judges Association are getting close scrutiny. County commissioners recently voted to delay approving an expenditure of $10,000 for Judge Stephen A. Wolaver, Common Pleas Court Criminal Division, and Judge Steven L. Hurley, Domestic...
Can you help Beavercreek police ID ‘Sonny’ the cigarette thief?
 Police in Beavercreek are asking the public for assistance in identifying a man they say was captured on surveillance video stealing cigarettes from a local store. Police released images of the suspect, who is known as “Sonny,” as he reaches up and takes two packs of cigarettes without paying at the Beaver Beverage Dock, ...

Posted: 11 days ago

Police in Beavercreek are asking the public for assistance in identifying a man they say was captured on surveillance video stealing cigarettes from a local store. Police released images of the suspect, who is known as “Sonny,” as he reaches up and takes two packs of cigarettes without paying at the Beaver Beverage Dock, ...
Greene County detention center worker arrested for allegedly smuggling meth
 A woman who was working on contract at the Greene County Adult Detention Center is accused of sneaking methamphetamine into the jail, according to a release from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. Melissa J. Penn, 51, of Vandalia, was arrested Tuesday and is being held in the Greene County Jail on suspicion of illegal conveyance of...

Posted: 11 days ago

A woman who was working on contract at the Greene County Adult Detention Center is accused of sneaking methamphetamine into the jail, according to a release from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. Melissa J. Penn, 51, of Vandalia, was arrested Tuesday and is being held in the Greene County Jail on suspicion of illegal conveyance of...
Highlights from Tuesday’s election
 Tuesday’s ballot was packed with races and issues. There were some big surprises, close races and a lot to keep up with. Here’s a look at 10 highlights from the election: Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine each fended off challengers from within their political parties on Tuesday and will now face each other in...

Posted: 11 days ago

Tuesday’s ballot was packed with races and issues. There were some big surprises, close races and a lot to keep up with. Here’s a look at 10 highlights from the election: Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine each fended off challengers from within their political parties on Tuesday and will now face each other in...
Kil-Kare rezoning rejected by 2 votes in referendum
 Two votes. That is the unofficial margin separating opponents of a Kil-Kare Speedway rezoning request from supporters of the plan. In Tuesday’s election in Xenia Twp., voters were asked to approve or reject township trustees’ decision to rezone nearly 23 acres by Kil-Kare Speedway. At the end of the night, there were 613 no votes...

Posted: 11 days ago

Two votes. That is the unofficial margin separating opponents of a Kil-Kare Speedway rezoning request from supporters of the plan. In Tuesday’s election in Xenia Twp., voters were asked to approve or reject township trustees’ decision to rezone nearly 23 acres by Kil-Kare Speedway. At the end of the night, there were 613 no votes...
Yellow Springs voters reject school building issue
 UPDATE @ 10:53 p.m. Voters in Yellow Springs have soundly defeated the tax proposal to fund renovations and new construction at the high school and McKinney Middle School. Voters were 64 percent against the two proposed taxes, a levy and income tax, and 36 percent were for it, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County...

Posted: 11 days ago

UPDATE @ 10:53 p.m. Voters in Yellow Springs have soundly defeated the tax proposal to fund renovations and new construction at the high school and McKinney Middle School. Voters were 64 percent against the two proposed taxes, a levy and income tax, and 36 percent were for it, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County...
Greene County: Gould knocks out GOP incumbent, Lopez wins for Dems
 UPDATE @ 11:40 p.m. Republican Dick Gould and his Democratic opponent Susan Lopez said they are looking forward to campaigning to win the Greene County commission seat in November. Gould, currently the county treasurer, said he was “humbled” and “shocked” by the show of support he received among Republican voters to...

Posted: 11 days ago

UPDATE @ 11:40 p.m. Republican Dick Gould and his Democratic opponent Susan Lopez said they are looking forward to campaigning to win the Greene County commission seat in November. Gould, currently the county treasurer, said he was “humbled” and “shocked” by the show of support he received among Republican voters to...
Beavercreek police seek ID of purse-snatcher
 Police in Beavercreek are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who stole a purse at a fast food restaurant. Police shared a surveillance photo on Facebook of the suspect as he is walking inside the Burger King, 3378 Pentagon Park Boulevard. Police said the person in the photo stole the purse from a customer while inside...

Posted: 12 days ago

Police in Beavercreek are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who stole a purse at a fast food restaurant. Police shared a surveillance photo on Facebook of the suspect as he is walking inside the Burger King, 3378 Pentagon Park Boulevard. Police said the person in the photo stole the purse from a customer while inside...
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