Greene County

Election 2014
10:51 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Greene County Voters Pass Library Levy, Vote Down Yellow Springs CBE

A cornfield behind Antioch University Midwest on Dayton Street was the proposed site for a business park called the CBE.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Greene County Public Library was one of several dozen Ohio library systems asking voters for money. The library was asking for a 9/10-mill increase and renewal of its previous five-year levy. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial results show the levy passing with 58 percent of the voters approving the measure.

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Police
3:58 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

No Indictment For Officers In Walmart Shooting; Feds Will Investigate

Demonstrators pray outside the Greene County courthouse following the announcement that the Special Grand Jury won't indict officers.
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

A grand jury in Greene County has found that the actions of officers involved in the Beavercreek Walmart shooting were justified. In response, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced it will investigate. 

Twenty-two-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police in the store the evening of August 5th. A 9-1-1 caller reported Crawford was waving what appeared to be a rifle. Police said he didn't obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle BB-gun.

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Community Voices
7:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

The Emerald Ash Borer in Greene County Parks

The Emerald Ash Borer is dramatically changing the landscape of area parks
Credit Michigan State University David Cappaert / US Department of Agriculture

It’s smaller than your thumbnail, but the destruction it can cause is huge. The shiny green Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle native to Asia and Russia. It has been traveling from state to state, catching rides on firewood, and then settling in to eat away at the Ash Tree.

The Greene County Parks and Trails department is currently cutting down 3,000 dead Ash Trees which have been killed by this insect. That’s going to dramatically change this part of Ohio. And no one knows this better than two naturalists who work there.

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Politics
5:34 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Greene County Election Results For November 2013

Elections took place Tuesday across Greene County for a slew of city and village councils. Tax levy issues for children's services, developmental disabilities and Greene County Memorial Hospital all passed, as did Xenia's electric aggregation initiative.

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Poverty
9:47 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Food Assistance Cuts Affect Millions Of Ohioans

A cut to food assistance goes into effect across the country today, Nov. 1. The end of federal stimulus funds will affect close to 2 million people in Ohio who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, for food.

After the economy crashed, the 2009 Recovery Act propped up food assistance with  billions in additional funds. That money expired on Halloween, which means reduced benefits for almost all SNAP recipients.

Leslie Bates of Greene County Job and Family Services says the average cut in Greene County is $26 per family.

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