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.
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.
Bob Evans Farms says it is growing its business operations in Clark and Greene Counties. The company is looking at a possible expansion in Xenia and further developing its partnership with Springfield's Global Impact STEM Academy. But that comes after an announcement earlier this year that Bob Evans sold its Springfield sausage plant to a Texas company, cutting 52 jobs in Springfield.
A photo taken at a 1924 Ku Klux Klan rally has been stripped of its blue ribbon at an Ohio county fair after a complaint that it was offensive.
The photo won first place in an antique photo category at the Greene County Fair in Xenia. It depicts robed and unrobed KKK members kneeling in a circle at a Dayton rally in September 1924. Burning crosses are visible in the background.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the photo was stripped of its ribbon and removed from the fairgrounds Tuesday.