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Isolated showers, storms possible

Updated: 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

UPDATE@9:40 p.m. Overnight will still be muggy with a stray shower possible, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Clouds break with a low in the upper 60s. Light fog is possible in spots. Monday: It will be warm and humid with highs in the mid-80s. A few isolated showers ...

Xenia Twp. to hold zoning hearing on CEMEX property

12:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

The township zoning commission will hold a public hearing on Saturday to rezone 290 acres of land, on Linebaugh Road, owned by CEMEX from agricultural to mineral extraction.The township’s efforts to rezone the land come four months after CEMEX, an international cement manufacturer, entered into a preliminary agreement with Fairborn ...

Crowd calls for release of shooting video

8:40 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Several hundred people gathered Saturday afternoon calling for justice in the police officer-initiated shooting of a 22-year-old shopper at Beavercreek’s Walmart on Aug 5.The diverse crowd shouted slogans and sang songs, some made famous during the Civil Rights movement, at the rally hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the ...

Protestors: Al Sharpton to be in Beavercreek

Updated: 5:28 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

UPDATE @ 5:27 p.m.: Several hundred people showed up at a rally today at the Walmart in Beavercreek in support of the release of surveillance video that shows the shooting of John Crawford III. The Fairfield man died after being shot by Beavercreek Police after a Riverside man called 911 ...

One police officer, two shootings

4:55 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

A grand jury met after the 2010 shooting of retired Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Brogli and looked at evidence including Facebook messages, photos of the butcher knife he allegedly raised at officers and testimony from Brogli’s son.“He said that they did what they had to do,” wrote the detective ...

Clark County officers recognized for excellence in crisis intervention
Springfield Police Division officer Chanelle Matthews

9:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A Clark County woman said her family suffers with depression and without the help of one Clark County Sheriff’s deputy she might be visiting her son’s grave today. But thanks to the intervention of Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Holly Risner, her son didn’t commit suicide and is alive. Risner was ...

DeWine defends withholding video of Walmart shooting
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has approved a number of new rules about who can access facial recognition software to search the state's law enforcement database. But some critics say too many people are still allowed to use — and possibly abuse — the program. PHOTO/THE (CLEVELAND) PLAIN DEALER

Updated: 7:33 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

It would be "playing with dynamite" to release the Walmart surveillance video of Beavercreek police shooting and killing John Crawford III because it may hinder prosecution of any defendants, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. In an exclusive interview with the newspaper, DeWine said Friday that releasing the video of ...

Heritage Day celebration planned

6:54 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Beavercreek Historical Society’s Heritage Day will include a special tribute to Jacob Coy, one of the city’s early settlers.The event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, with a performance at 1 p.m. by the Jacob Coy Middle School Show Choir.Other activities include local artisans’ demonstrations and ...

Parks & Trails hosting full moon hikes

6:52 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Greene County Parks & Trails is hosting a full moon hike series at local parks once a month through the end of the year.They are scheduled for: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, Crooked Creek Nature Sanctuary, Sugarcreek Township; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, Karohl Park, Beavercreek; 7 p.m. Thursday, ...

Women’s HOF announces 2014 inductees

6:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame has announced its five inductees for 2014.They are: Verda “Peg” Cannon, Patty Davis, Aida Merhemic, Susan Stiles and Nodie M. Washington.The public is invited to attend the Recognition Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Walnut Grove Country Club, 5050 Linden ...

Parks & Trails hosting preschool nature play

6:32 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Greene County Parks & Trails is hosting a Preschool Nature Play every Monday from Sept. 8 to Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 to Dec. 1.Sessions will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 8 to Oct. 13, at the Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Road, as well as 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 ...

Greene County buses to get security cameras

6:09 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Security cameras will be added to Greene County public transit buses this year after a unanimous vote by the Greene CATS board this week.Each of the 37 buses in the fleet will be outfitted with one exterior and four interior cameras over a 12-week period, according to Greene CATS Executive ...

Walmart shooting draws Sharpton’s attention; activist coming to town
The Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, walks with former New York Gov. David Paterson, second from left, and Gwen Carr, right, mother of Eric Garner, as they arrive before a march to protest the death of Eric Garner, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The afternoon rally and march was led by Sharpton and relatives of Garner, who died July 17 after a New York Police Department officer took him to the ground with a banned tactic in a confrontation captured on video. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Updated: 9:04 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton will not attend a rally to be held outside of the Beavercreek Walmart on Saturday, Aug. 30. The MSNBC host and activist has confirmed he will appear in the region in mid-September to draw more national attention to the fatal police-involved shooting death of 22-year-old John ...

Tweet: Atty of shooting victim’s family to meet with U.S. attorney

9:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The Twitter account for the Dayton attorney representing the family of a Walmart shopper Beavercreek police shot on Aug. 5 said today that he will meet with U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart.“John Crawford’s family and I today meet w/ U.S. Atty for Ohio’s Southern District,” Michael Wright’s Twitter account (@attymikewright) said ...

Parks & Trails naturalist club to meet

6:12 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The Greene County Parks & Trails Young Naturalist Club will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays Sept. 8, 22; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 3, 17; and Dec. 1, 15, at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Road.The club will also be planning several field trips as they explore the outdoors ...

Sheriff’s office to hire corrections officers

6:11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office will accept applications for corrections officers between Sept. 8 - 19.Applicants must pass a physical fitness test, have a valid Ohio driver’s license, be a high school graduate or have a GED and must be 20 years old at the time of employment.Applications will be ...

1 hurt in crash on I-675 south at North Fairfield Road

Updated: 5:13 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m.: One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident on the I-675 south ramp that briefly shut down the ramp.The injuries are believed to be minor, a Beavercreek Twp. firefighter tells us.One of the vehicles was destroyed by a fire that erupted in the aftermath of the ...

Special prosecutor named in Walmart shooting

Updated: 10:41 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A long-time Hamilton County prosecutor with experience in police-involved shootings will present evidence Sept. 22 to a special Greene County grand jury about the fatal police-involved shooting of a shopper inside Beavercreek’s Walmart. The appointment came minutes before John Crawford III’s family again called for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine ...

Attorney general touts experience of special prosecutor
Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier holds a photo of Marcus Fiesel while making his closing argument in the trial of Liz Carroll in Batavia, Ohio, in 2007. Carroll was charged with causing the death of Marcus Fiesel, her 3-year-old foster son. Piepmeier was named special prosecutor Tuesday for the Beavercreek officer-involved shooting death of a Walmart customer. (AP Photo/Leigh Taylor, Pool)

10:16 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

The Hamilton County attorney who will oversee the Sept. 22 special Greene County grand jury deciding if crimes were committed Aug. 5 when Beavercreek police shot and killed a shopper inside Walmart has prosecuted several police officers. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday that Mark Piepmeier presided over the ...

Parks & Trails offering “Kids Night Out” events

6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

The Greene County Parks & Trails is offering a “Kids Night Out” for children ages 6-12 once a month through December.The sessions are scheduled from 7-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.Participants will play games, make crafts and take a night hike. All sessions will ...

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