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Firefighters called to a house fire in Beavercreek Twp.

Crews called to kitchen fire in Beavercreek area

Crews are requesting additional tanker trucks tonight to a report of a kitchen fire.The fire was reported around 7:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Hilltop Road.One was requested, but it’s not clear whether there were any injuries.Download our free mobile apps for breaking news and weather on your smartphone

Travis Martin, 27, of Hamilton, drowned in Lake Cumberland

Hamilton man drowns in Lake Cumberland

One misstep may have cost a Hamilton man his life.Travis Martin, 27, a Stebbins graduate, was walking between two houseboats around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Lake Cumberland, when witnesses said he fell into the water and never resurfaced. His body was recovered around 6:30 a.m. by the Wayne County Rescue ...

Phil Parker, a Beavercreek resident, said he opposed changes to the city zoning code that would allow residents to own chickens. SHARAHN BOYKIN

Chickens still banned in Beavercreek

Residents are still banned from owning chickens in residential areas in Beavercreek following a vote by City Council on Monday night to remove updates to the zoning code that would’ve permitted homeowners to keep hens in their backyards.The proposed zoning code changes would have allowed single-family homeowners with lots of ...

2 charged in connection to man’s fatal stabbing

A 38-year-old Fairborn man was stabbed to death and police are continuing to investigate it and an earlier crime that could be connected to the homicide:Milton Lambros III died of stab woundsHe was found in Fairborn residenceGas station robbery could be connected3 people have been questionedAll 4 people know each ...

The former Elder-Beerman department store building in Fairborn was demolished last year. TY GREENLEES/STAFF FILE PHOTO

Fairborn to demolish 6 more blighted properties

The city of Fairborn is moving into its second round of demolitions for 2016.Six residential properties are scheduled for removal, as the houses are uninhabitable and irreparable, according to a release from the city.Demolition is scheduled to begin near the end of July on the following properties: 2047 Beaver Valley ...

Beavercreek council OKs medical marijuana ban

The city council passed legislation tonight banning medical marijuana in the Beavercreek until January. City Councilwoman Melissa Litteral was the sole dissenting vote against the six-month moratorium on the drug.“It’s based on medical need,” she said.Litteral said she hopes the ban doesn’t force residents to leave the city to get ...

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer (Contributed)

Local sheriff warns of fallen officer charity scam

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer wants to warn people about a new scam that claims to be raising money for law enforcement families who have been killed in the line of duty. Sheriff Fischer said in an email to this news organization that he received the call Sunday afternoon. The ...

Firefighter adopts dog he helped rescue at Clifton Gorge

UPDATE @ 11:35 a.m. July 25A firefighter’s family has adopted the dog rescued from Clifton Gorge earlier this month.Chester is now part of the Wendt family living in Springfield and including Firefighter-EMT Alex Wendt of the Miami Twp. Fire-Rescue in Yellow Springs, Greene County.Wendt was part of the team that ...

Scary skies. Taken by Jarrod Harrah

Dispatchers: Man hit by lightning a false report

UPDATE @ 6:35 p.m. Dispatchers said a man reported hit by lightning in Xenia Township was a false report, and no victims were located.FIRST REPORTMedics have responded to reports of a man who was hit by lightning on Hook Road in Xenia Township Sunday evening.Crews were dispatched around 6 p.m. ...

Speed a factor in Greene Co. crash

A female passenger was taken to the hospital after a one-car crash in Spring Valley Twp. Saturday night. The crash happened just before 8 p.m. in the 3700 block of Cornstalk Road. According to dispatch, speed was a factor in the crash. The passenger suffered non life-threatening injuries. The driver ...

Brentwood Builders’ home in Cedarville is showcased in the 2016 Dayton Homearama. PROVIDED

Homearama touring event begins today

The Home Builders Association of Dayton will kick off its 2016 Homearama Touring Edition today. The Homearama event will showcase 10 newly constructed homes located in seven communities throughout the Miami Valley. House prices range from $129,000 to more than $1.5 million, and the best of urban, suburban, rural, small ...

Police investigate robbery at Speedway in Fairborn

Police in Fairborn have responded to a reported robbery that occurred at the Speedway location on East Dayton Yellow Springs Road. Officers were dispatched to the convenience store at 1367 East Dayton Yellow Springs Road around 2:30 a.m. after the store reported a man held up the store. Initial reports ...

The driver of this pickup truck wasn’t injured after a wreck Thursday evening, July 21, 2016, on state Route 444 and Kaufman Avenue, a state trooper said. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Pickup truck crashes through guardrail in Fairborn

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck wasn’t injured after it broke through guardrail on state Route 444 and Kaufman Avenue in Fairborn, continued down an embankment, into a ravine and ended up in a wooded area.Sgt. Any Worcester, Xenia Post, Ohio Highway Patrol, said the driver failed to ...

Former employee sues Beavercreek Twp.

Beavercreek Twp. trustees are named in a lawsuit filed by a former township employee alleging she was discriminated against and was wrongfully terminated.The former employee, Debra White, alleges in the $250,000 lawsuit that her termination was politically motivated.White is a former accounts payable/payroll technician with the township.The lawsuit was filed ...

The Ohio Highway Patrol investigated an accident in New Jasper Twp. involving a hay trailer. (Cox Media Group Ohio/archives)

Empty hay trailer fells Greene County power pole

A section of South New Jasper Station Road was shut down for more than four hours Tuesday evening when an empty hay trailer slammed into a power pole, bringing it and wires down onto the roadway in the Greene County township of New Jasper.Trooper Paige Miranda, Xenia Post Ohio Highway ...

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RNC 2016: Bellbrook grad takes in convention events

For Bellbrook graduate Giles Allen, the Republican National Convention is like his Super Bowl.The former Golden Eagle says some day he would like to be the Governor of the Buckeye State.News Center 7’s James Brown spoke with Allen near the convention Tuesday.“I’ve had the opportunity to come up, attend some ...

VIDEO: Car fire slows Rt. 4 traffic in Fairborn

Traffic backed up this morning on Ohio 4 after a car burst into flames near Bath Road in Fairborn. Fairborn firefighters responded and put the flames out around 10 a.m. No one was injured in the incident. A viewer captured video of the scene as flames engulfed the vehicle prior ...

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Crews respond to reported house fire in Xenia

Firefighters from multiple jurisdictions in Greene County have responded to a reported structure fire on West Third Street in Xenia. Crews were dispatched around 11:40 a.m. Saturday on a reported house fire in the 100 block of West Third Street and reported smoke showing from the house. Initial reports indicate ...

Malik Perkins/Staff

Sugarcreek Twp. fire levy to be on fall ballot

UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m.: The Sugarcreek Twp. Board of Trustees voted to place a levy on the November ballot that would fund a controversial new fire district.The district would exclude emergencies in the Cornerstone of Centerville development, located at Wilmington Pike and Feedwire Road and including new stores such as ...

Greene Co. releases photos of clothing from female skeletal remains

UPDATE @ 3:07 p.m. (July 14)The Greene County Sheriff’s Office said the woman found dead in a wooded area in Spring Valley Twp. had evidence she may have been a mother, according to information the department was relayed by the anthropologist who examined the remains.UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m. (July 14):The ...

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