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Bath Twp. vote on fire contracts tonight will end Fairborn agreement
 Bath Twp. trustees are expected to approve new contracts tonight for fire and EMS service, ending a long-standing relationship with the city of Fairborn. Contracts agreements were reached this week with Bethel, Miami and Beavercreek townships, and Bath Twp. trustees will consider approving the agreements at their meeting tonight. RELATED...

Posted: 4 hours ago

Bath Twp. trustees are expected to approve new contracts tonight for fire and EMS service, ending a long-standing relationship with the city of Fairborn. Contracts agreements were reached this week with Bethel, Miami and Beavercreek townships, and Bath Twp. trustees will consider approving the agreements at their meeting tonight. RELATED...
‘Heroes’ to get discount admission tonight at Clifton Mill lights display
 Police, firefighters and military members will be honored tonight with discounted admission to the “Heroes Night” at Clifton Mill. Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer and his family will be on hand to flip the switch, turning on the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill. First responders will receive $2 off on admission from 5 to 9...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Police, firefighters and military members will be honored tonight with discounted admission to the “Heroes Night” at Clifton Mill. Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer and his family will be on hand to flip the switch, turning on the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill. First responders will receive $2 off on admission from 5 to 9...
Greene County firefighter resigns after alleged on-duty OVI incident
 A Beavercreek Twp. firefighter resigned days after he was cited for backing a fire engine into a pillar at a fire station, allegedly while under the influence of alcohol. Todd Lohse, 31, was cited for improper starting/backing and operating a vehicle while under the influence for the Dec. 2 incident at Fire Station No. 1 at 2195 Dayton Xenia...

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A Beavercreek Twp. firefighter resigned days after he was cited for backing a fire engine into a pillar at a fire station, allegedly while under the influence of alcohol. Todd Lohse, 31, was cited for improper starting/backing and operating a vehicle while under the influence for the Dec. 2 incident at Fire Station No. 1 at 2195 Dayton Xenia...
Officer: Books ‘just as vital as Narcan’ for first responders
 It’s hard to know what impact a traumatic event can have on a child, but Jana Gruber has learned a small gift can make a big difference. Gruber is the founder of Books to the Rescue, a Greene County nonprofit organization that is providing children’s books, games and stuffed animals for dozens of police cruisers, fire engines...

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It’s hard to know what impact a traumatic event can have on a child, but Jana Gruber has learned a small gift can make a big difference. Gruber is the founder of Books to the Rescue, a Greene County nonprofit organization that is providing children’s books, games and stuffed animals for dozens of police cruisers, fire engines...
Friend: People made fun of Richmond school shooter
 The mother of the 14-year-old who brought a gun to a Richmond school called 9-1-1 to alert police, allowing officers and school officials to intervene before the teen could potentially harm others. Indiana State Police on Friday night confirmed that Mary York, 42, of Richmond, made the call Thursday morning. Grief counselors flocked to Richmond...

Posted: 4 days ago

The mother of the 14-year-old who brought a gun to a Richmond school called 9-1-1 to alert police, allowing officers and school officials to intervene before the teen could potentially harm others. Indiana State Police on Friday night confirmed that Mary York, 42, of Richmond, made the call Thursday morning. Grief counselors flocked to Richmond...
Man identified in deadly shooting in Yellow Springs
 Yellow Springs police identified the victim of a Thursday night shooting as 40-year-old Kenneth Livingston. He died of a gunshot wound to the head. The wound may have been self-inflicted, according to police. Yellow Springs police and the Greene County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a man at a Corry Street apartment...

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Yellow Springs police identified the victim of a Thursday night shooting as 40-year-old Kenneth Livingston. He died of a gunshot wound to the head. The wound may have been self-inflicted, according to police. Yellow Springs police and the Greene County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a man at a Corry Street apartment...
Richmond school shooting: What we know now
 Indiana State Police report that a possible mass shooting was avoided this morning when law enforcement responded quickly to a tip that someone was threatening to shoot up an intermediate school in Richmond, Indiana. The incident ended with the death of 14-year-old Brandon Clegg by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Richmond police...

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Indiana State Police report that a possible mass shooting was avoided this morning when law enforcement responded quickly to a tip that someone was threatening to shoot up an intermediate school in Richmond, Indiana. The incident ended with the death of 14-year-old Brandon Clegg by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Richmond police...
Richmond school shooting: Indiana officials issue statements
 Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Congressman-elect Greg Pence issued statements after law enforcement reported an active shooter situation was over at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Ind. Indiana State Police report a teenager who had threatened to shoot up the school committed suicide after being cornered by law enforcement inside...

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Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Congressman-elect Greg Pence issued statements after law enforcement reported an active shooter situation was over at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Ind. Indiana State Police report a teenager who had threatened to shoot up the school committed suicide after being cornered by law enforcement inside...
Richmond school shooting: No classes Friday or Monday at Dennis Intermediate
 The 14-year-old boy who died in a confrontation with police Thursday morning at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana, lived in the city. Here’s what we know: Police tipped about “potential violent act” at Dennis Intermediate School 
The teen fired at a door to get inside, then exchanged gunfire with...

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The 14-year-old boy who died in a confrontation with police Thursday morning at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana, lived in the city. Here’s what we know: Police tipped about “potential violent act” at Dennis Intermediate School  The teen fired at a door to get inside, then exchanged gunfire with...
New Greene career center to feature flexible, open space
 Groundbreaking will happen this month on the new Greene County Career Center, a $62 million facility that will accommodate a new aerospace program as well as the school’s existing programs. The 260,000 square-foot, two-story building will be erected on vacant land in Xenia at U.S. 35 and U.S. 68. The project is slated to be finished...

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Groundbreaking will happen this month on the new Greene County Career Center, a $62 million facility that will accommodate a new aerospace program as well as the school’s existing programs. The 260,000 square-foot, two-story building will be erected on vacant land in Xenia at U.S. 35 and U.S. 68. The project is slated to be finished...
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: 7 days 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: 8 days 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: 8 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: 8 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: 10 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: 13 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: 15 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: 16 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: 18 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: 19 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...
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