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Walmart back open after ‘die-in’ protest

UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m.: The main entrance to the Beavercreek Walmart store is back open. The strong police presence is gone, the parking lot is full of cars so it appears to be business as usual at the store. UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m.: At least three males and an older ...

A woman walking along old U.S. 42, just north of Spring Valley, was hit by this car on Monday night, Dec. 15, 2014. She suffered serious injuries, the village fire chief said. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

 Woman, driver identified in pedestrian crash

UPDATE @9:50 a.m. 12/15/14: The Ohio State Highway Patrol has identified Shelby Clearmont, 27, of Spring Valley, as the victim in Monday’s pedestrian crash on U.S. 42. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Rodney Dewitt, 25, of New Carlisle. The crash remains under investigation.UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m. ...

One seriously injured in S. Patton St. crash.

One man was seriously injured after a single-vehicle crash in Xenia.Crews were called out around 4 a.m. on a report of a car into a guardrail on South Patton Street near U.S. 68 in Xenia. The driver, a male, was taken from the scene with serious injuries to Miami Valley ...

Two displaced after Xenia Twp. fire

UPDATE @ 1:35 a.m.:Two people will be displaced following a large fire that destroyed much of their Xenia Township home Friday night.Fire crews from Xenia Township responded to the 1200 block of U.S. 42 South on a report of a couch fire inside the residence. Mutual aid was requested from ...

Spicer guilty on 2 of 7 charges in machine gun case

Update @5:30 p.m.:Former Greene County Sheriff’s Maj. Eric Spicer on Friday was found guilty by a federal jury on two of seven counts related to his purchase and possession of a machine gun.Spicer, 45, admitted to signing Sheriff Gene Fischer’s name on documents and using his own money to acquire ...

Puppies help WSU students de-stress for finals

“Fuzz Therapy” brightens students’ spirits at Wright State University. Student group 4 Paws WSU sponsored its annual “Fuzz Therapy” event today. Fuzzy puppies are brought to the library, where students are preparing for upcoming final exams. “It’s a great chance for students to de-stress and relax in the library,” said ...

Apparel store at The Greene to close

A clothing retailer for teenage girls will close its location at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek as part of a company bankruptcy case.Delia’s Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will close all existing retail stores and liquidate all merchandise, company officials announced.An employee at the Delia’s ...

Jury begins deliberating Spicer machine gun case

UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.: The jury in the Spicer trial got the case and started deliberations, but they are wrapping up for the day. Deliberations will resume tomorrow. UPDATE @ 1:10 p.m. (Dec. 11): The machine gun trial of former Greene County deputy Maj. Eric Spicer resumed this morning, and ...

14 pets rescued; owner goes to nursing home

Birds, dogs and puppies were rescued from a Greene County home four days after their elderly owner moved into a nursing home.A complaint led members of the Greene County Humane Society and animal control officers to the home near Bowersville. Inside, they found eight birds and six dogs that were ...

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WSU grad donates $3 million for new lab

Wright State University will open a new engineering lab in 2016 funded with a $3 million donation from one of its graduates. Ron Bullock, a 1970 graduate, chairs Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation in St. Charles, Ill. He pledged the gift Thursday morning at the school’s Joshi Research Center. The ...

Fairborn students will get presents thanks to donations

Fairborn students will get presents thanks to donations

Fairborn students will get presents thanks to donations

Spicer case about a gun or friendship, attorneys say

Multiple Greene County Sheriff’s Office employees knew former Maj. Eric Spicer had a machine gun well before Sheriff Gene Fischer, according to testimony and exhibits presented in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.Spicer is on trial on seven counts accusing him of acquiring and possessing a Heckler & Koch model HK416 ...

Beavercreek Twp. fire going to full-time force

A shift in the makeup of the Beavercreek Twp. Fire Department to a force of full-time career firefighters means nine part-timers will be laid off.That’s the upshot of a decision announced in a statement Tuesday by the township trustees.A months-long review of township services and after consulting with experts outside ...

Eric Spicer machine gun trial to begin

Eric Spicer machine gun trial to begin

Eric Spicer machine gun trial to begin

Multiple juristictions were called out early Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, after a “99” distress call from Greene County Sheriff’s deputies at The Province apartment complex. Two people were arrested following a large fight. MALIK PERKINS/STAFF

2 arrested, Tasered in Greene Co. brawl

UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m.: Sgt. Dennis Nipper of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said two people were Tasered and arrested during a large fight early today that led deputies to issue a “99” call for assistance that brought law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions.Deputies were already in the area of The ...

Kroger evacuated in Sugarcreek Twp.

The Kroger in Sugarcreek Twp. was evacuated after people smelled a burning odor and the power went off. Crews from Bellbrook and Washington Twp. responded around 10:30 a.m. to the store at 6480 Wilmington Pike. There was a slight haze of smoke inside the store that was coming from compressors, ...

Nutter Center outage delays Trans-Siberian Orchestra

UPDATE @ 8:45 p.m.: The power is back on, but the start of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performance tonight was slightly delayed.Jim Brown, executive director of the Nutter Center at Wright State University, said the outage, which lasted about 45 minutes, wasn’t expected to delay the concert for more than a ...

Woman tells police she was assaulted in Xenia house

UPDATE @ 5:37 p.m.: The man taken into custody after a brief standoff at a home on Commonwealth Drive is suspected in an assault investigation, Xenia police Capt. Steve Lane said.A woman called 9-1-1 from inside the home about 3:40 p.m., Lane said, and the emergency operator could hear a ...

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Home burglarized during owner’s funeral

Xenia police are looking for two men who robbed a man’s home after he passed away.Police said the incident happened around Thanksgiving on West Second Street. The homeowner was an antique dealer and collector, police said. After the homeowner died, cameras were set up in his home, and two men ...

Fire, medical service mulled for Cornerstone of Centerville

The city of Centerville is exploring its options to make sure there are fire and emergency medical service coverage for the Cornerstone of Centerville, where the new Costco is located.Sections of Wilmintgon Pike and Feedwire Roads would also be left uncovered as of Feb. 1, 2015, when Sugarcreek Fire Department ...

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