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

Greene County picks former commissioner over former mayor for board
 Greene County commissioners appointed an ex-commissioner to serve on the county’s housing authority board instead of the former Xenia mayor who has served on the board for three decades. Alan Anderson, who lost his bid to retain his commission seat to Commissioner Dick Gould, has been appointed to serve on the Greene County Metropolitan...

Posted: a day ago

Greene County commissioners appointed an ex-commissioner to serve on the county’s housing authority board instead of the former Xenia mayor who has served on the board for three decades. Alan Anderson, who lost his bid to retain his commission seat to Commissioner Dick Gould, has been appointed to serve on the Greene County Metropolitan...
Gov. DeWine has not yet filled new military liaison cabinet position
 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has not nominated anyone for a new cabinet-level position that would focus on military affairs in Ohio. During the election, DeWine proposed creating a cabinet-level position to protect Ohio military installations, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In the Dayton area, the person in the position would work to...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has not nominated anyone for a new cabinet-level position that would focus on military affairs in Ohio. During the election, DeWine proposed creating a cabinet-level position to protect Ohio military installations, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In the Dayton area, the person in the position would work to...
WSU faculty, administration locked in stalemate as strike draws closer
 Wright State University president Cheryl Schrader does not think a faculty union strike is imminent, but in the week since a strike notice was filed with the state, little evidence has emerged to suggest one isn’t inevitable. Students return to Wright State today for the start of spring semester as tensions surrounding the labor dispute...

Posted: 3 days ago

Wright State University president Cheryl Schrader does not think a faculty union strike is imminent, but in the week since a strike notice was filed with the state, little evidence has emerged to suggest one isn’t inevitable. Students return to Wright State today for the start of spring semester as tensions surrounding the labor dispute...
Gov-elect DeWine, family greet patrons at Air Force museum hours before inauguration
 Less than 12 hours before he was sworn-in as Ohio’s new governor, Mike DeWine, his wife Fran and other family members participated in Science, Discovery & Family Fun day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. DeWine took the stage in the hangar below the wings of the Air Force One aircraft used by Presidents Harry Truman and...

Posted: 4 days ago

Less than 12 hours before he was sworn-in as Ohio’s new governor, Mike DeWine, his wife Fran and other family members participated in Science, Discovery & Family Fun day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. DeWine took the stage in the hangar below the wings of the Air Force One aircraft used by Presidents Harry Truman and...
Fewer teachers, shorter days or new tax proposed in Beavercreek
 Fewer teachers, shorter school days and higher pay-to-play fees are what can be expected if Beavercreek voters again reject a proposed tax to support public school operations. It was a crowded Main Elementary auditorium Thursday night as Superintendent Paul Otten presented his recommendations for budget cuts to the school board, if voters...

Posted: 5 days ago

Fewer teachers, shorter school days and higher pay-to-play fees are what can be expected if Beavercreek voters again reject a proposed tax to support public school operations. It was a crowded Main Elementary auditorium Thursday night as Superintendent Paul Otten presented his recommendations for budget cuts to the school board, if voters...
Greene County engineer: Preparing for winter roads ‘biggest gamble’
 Officials believe local salt supplies are sufficient to treat the roads during winter weather this season, despite prices for bulk orders increasing more than 50 percent in some areas. Road crews geared up late last week for the season’s first significant snowfall predicted this weekend. In Greene County, Engineer Bob Geyer said they...

Posted: 6 days ago

Officials believe local salt supplies are sufficient to treat the roads during winter weather this season, despite prices for bulk orders increasing more than 50 percent in some areas. Road crews geared up late last week for the season’s first significant snowfall predicted this weekend. In Greene County, Engineer Bob Geyer said they...
Winter storm: Are you ready for the season’s first all-day snow?
 The season’s first all-day snow event could pack as much precipitation as the area has had in several years. Snowfall is expected to start around sunrise and steadily fall through the day until sunset, according to WHIO Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.  Snowfall totals are expected to be 4 to 7 inches along the Ohio/Indiana...

Posted: 6 days ago

The season’s first all-day snow event could pack as much precipitation as the area has had in several years. Snowfall is expected to start around sunrise and steadily fall through the day until sunset, according to WHIO Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.  Snowfall totals are expected to be 4 to 7 inches along the Ohio/Indiana...
Beavercreek schools superintendent recommends teacher cuts, shorter days
 UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.: Beavercreek City Schools Superintendent Paul Otten is recommending cutting faculty and other positions as well as shortening the school day for middle and high school students. Nothing is being decided tonight as he presented his plan to save the district money. Under the plan, 34 positions -- including 16 faculty positions...

Posted: 7 days ago

UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.: Beavercreek City Schools Superintendent Paul Otten is recommending cutting faculty and other positions as well as shortening the school day for middle and high school students. Nothing is being decided tonight as he presented his plan to save the district money. Under the plan, 34 positions -- including 16 faculty positions...
Enrollment open for Clark State classes at new Xenia campus
 Clark State Community College is now offering classes at its new location in the REACH Center in Xenia. Clark State announced today enrollment is now open for classes that will begin Jan. 14, at 336 S. Progress Drive. Clark State also has a Beavercreek campus and the new Xenia location will give residents in the eastern part of Greene County...

Posted: 8 days ago

Clark State Community College is now offering classes at its new location in the REACH Center in Xenia. Clark State announced today enrollment is now open for classes that will begin Jan. 14, at 336 S. Progress Drive. Clark State also has a Beavercreek campus and the new Xenia location will give residents in the eastern part of Greene County...
Former Greene County sheriff’s deputy indicted in August 2018 crash
 A former major at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office who was convicted of a federal weapons violation in 2014 is suspected of causing a crash and leaving the scene. Eric Arnold Spicer, 49, has been indicted on aggravated vehicular assault, a fourth-degree felony, and failing to stop after an accident, a fifth-degree felony. The charges...

Posted: 8 days ago

A former major at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office who was convicted of a federal weapons violation in 2014 is suspected of causing a crash and leaving the scene. Eric Arnold Spicer, 49, has been indicted on aggravated vehicular assault, a fourth-degree felony, and failing to stop after an accident, a fifth-degree felony. The charges...
Yellow Springs manager to retire, process underway to find replacement
 The village manager in Yellow Springs is set to retire this summer, and village council has begun the process to find a replacement. It will be five years of service as the village manager when Patti Bates retires from her position in June. The nationwide search for the next village manager is underway and applications are being accepted...

Posted: 8 days ago

The village manager in Yellow Springs is set to retire this summer, and village council has begun the process to find a replacement. It will be five years of service as the village manager when Patti Bates retires from her position in June. The nationwide search for the next village manager is underway and applications are being accepted...