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Greene County news: Holiday celebration in Fairborn

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

FAIRBORNParks & Rec hosting holiday eventThe Fairborn Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Hometown Holiday Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday on Main Street in downtown Fairborn.Activities include Santa’s Candy Cane Lane and carriage lanes from 4 to 6 p.m., the holiday parade at 6 p.m. and the ...
Lessons learned from crash hot spots
Skylar Kooken, 16, was one of three Bellbrook High School students killed in a vehicle crash on Nov. 4, 2012. Her mother, Kelli Kooken, has written a book and is urging parents to talk to their children about safe driving.

3:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

The Miami Valley’s worst crash hot spots are — no surprise — at high-volume intersections, with Colonel Glenn Highway at National Road in Beavercreek near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base topping the list.Meanwhile, the most deadly stretch of road during the last three years was Interstate 75 between Miamisburg and Vandalia.Authorities ...
Laser flashed at jet came from Greene County

12:19 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Someone who flashed a green laser at a jet flying above Greene County Thursday night is still on the run after sheriff’s deputies tried but failed to locate the person. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Indianapolis International Airport air traffic control around 11 p.m. Thursday ...
Greene County news: Firefighters to be honored Monday

10:26 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

FAIRBORNFirefighters to be honored MondaySix Fairborn firefighters will receive life saving ribbons at Fire Station No. 3, 100 Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road, at 10 a.m. Monday.These ribbons are being awarded from a traumatic pediatric incident that occurred on Aug. 5, 2015. STEVEN MATTHEWSFAIRBORNMusic Club raffling off quiltThe Fairborn Music Club is ...
Greene County news: Clifton Mill lights open tonight

12:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

CLIFTONClifton Mill lights come on tonight Tonight is opening night for The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill, with the gates opening at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., nearly four million lights will illuminate and transform the night.The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill will be open nightly until Jan. 1 at ...
Deadly 'kissing bug' found in Oklahoma
Video still via Newsy

Updated: 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

A deadly insect known as the “kissing bug” could now be in Green County, Oklahoma, backyards. A state veterinarian and entomologist said many of the South American bugs are infected with a parasite that can make people sick. Kissing bugs, which are also known as triatoma, in northeast Oklahoma have ...
Xenia fireman’s wife found guilty in daycare arson

Updated: 4:13 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

UPDATE @ 4:09 p.m. (Nov. 25)Erika VanDyne pleaded no contest in court today and then was found guilty by the judge on charges of misdemeanor arson and tampering with evidence.In return for her plea, the judge dropped charges of aggravated arson and inducing panic.The maximum punishment is 42 months in ...
Beavercreek school board recount set for Dec. 1

Updated: 10:09 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

A recount of the votes for the Beavercreek school board race is scheduled for Tuesday following an order issued by the Ohio Secretary of State this week.The state’s chief elections officer ordered the vote recount in the dual county school board race after election boards in Greene and Montgomery counties ...
Downtown Springfield parking garage tops list of projects

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

A downtown Springfield parking garage and a proposed civic center in New Carlisle are among a list of projects submitted for public comment as part of of an annual process to rank projects for public funding.The Dayton Development Coalition has opened the public comment period for submissions to the Priority ...
Greene County news: Parks awarded state grants

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

GREENE COUNTYXenia, Yellow Springs parks awarded state grantsParks in Xenia and Yellow Springs have been awarded funding through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Nature Works grants program.Xenia will receive $27,452 to build a pedestrian bridge across a creek to complete a trail loop and provide access to the city’s ...
New senior housing planned for area

5:44 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

A new assisted living facility is being planned in Washington Twp. It will be a 64-bed, one-story building in the 7300 block of Paragon Road. NewsCenter 7’s Malik Perkins spoke with the Greene County Senior Services to learn more about the increasing need for these facilities as the population ages. ...
Greene County news: Animal cruelty legislation moves forward

11:42 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

BEAVERCREEKAnimal cruelty legislation moves to third readingA proposed ordinance designed to protect people who damage another person’s vehicle to rescue a pet during extreme weather, moved to a third reading during the Beavercreek City Council meeting this week.The ordinance could be the first of its kind in Ohio. Under current ...
Yellow Springs teacher, Southeastern board member under investigation
Shawn Jackson

Updated: 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

UPDATE, Nov. 24:A Yellow Springs police report shows the complaint against social studies teacher Shawn Jackson involves alleged sexual misconduct with a student.Police were called to the high school on Nov. 12 and the principal told them a student’s family member had told him of a possible inappropriate relationship between ...
Greene County news: Xenia development topic of meeting

12:53 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

XENIA Council to hold special session on zoning regulationsXenia City Council will hold a joint meeting tonight with the city board of zoning appeals and the planning and zoning commission to discuss the city’s development regulations.The council, board and commission will discuss and review draft chapters of the Xenia Land ...
Greene County news: Beavercreek road to close

12:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

BEAVERCREEKTemporary road closure for Lantz RoadStarting Monday, Nov. 30, Lantz Road will be closed between Beaver Valley Road and Edenwood Drive for sanitary sewer installation work, weather permitting. A detour will be posted while this work is in progress. Lantz Road could be closed for three weeks for this work. ...
Greene County news: Fairborn, Bellbrook holiday fun planned

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

FAIRBORNParks & Rec hosting holiday eventThe Fairborn Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Hometown Holiday Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, on Main Street in downtown Fairborn.Activities include Santa’s Candy Cane Lane and carriage lanes from 4 to 6 p.m., the holiday parade at 6 p.m. ...
Cell towers spread despite opposition
Neighbors are opposed to a new cell tower proposed for north of Kirby Road and west of Ohio 48 in Turtlecreek Twp.

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Warren County approved a third cell tower for the area despite opposition from neighbors and reservations from the decision-makers.Already there are more than 200,000 cell towers standing in the U.S., more than 5,000 in Ohio, according to Nathan Meyer, the consultant presenting the plan for a new single-poled structure to ...
Beavercreek proposes $35.3 million budget

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

The City of Beavercreek is planning to spend $14 million on street maintenance, repairs and capital improvements next year, according to the city’s 2016 proposed budget.The budget for street maintenance and capital improvements will account for 40 percent of the city’s $35.3 million budget for 2016.Property tax revenues, an estimated ...
Recounts coming in four races, one issue

5:49 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Four local races from the Nov. 3 general election are headed to recounts after the official election results narrowed the gaps separating candidates, and a charter question is still unresolved.Local residents will have to wait until December to learn who won seats for the Riverside City Council, Centerville City Council, ...
Greene County news: ‘Top Gun’ at museum theater

11:11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE‘Top Gun’ in 3D at museum theaterThe Air Force Museum Theater will show the movie “Top Gun” in 3D at 4 p.m. on Sunday.The film is part of the theater’s Hollywood Film Series, which is shown on the fourth Sunday of the month.Tickets are $5.The theater is ...
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