Greene County http://wyso.org en The Emerald Ash Borer in Greene County Parks http://wyso.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-greene-county-parks <p></p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:30:38 +0000 Reneee Wilde 48599 at http://wyso.org The Emerald Ash Borer in Greene County Parks Greene County Election Results For November 2013 http://wyso.org/post/greene-county-election-results-november-2013 <p>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.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:34:04 +0000 Lewis Wallace 41677 at http://wyso.org Food Assistance Cuts Affect Millions Of Ohioans http://wyso.org/post/food-assistance-cuts-affect-millions-ohioans <p>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.</p><p></p><p>After the economy crashed, the 2009 Recovery Act propped up food assistance with &nbsp;billions in additional funds. That money expired on Halloween, which means reduced benefits for almost all SNAP recipients.</p><p></p><p>Leslie Bates of Greene County Job and Family Services says the average cut in Greene County is $26 per family.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:47:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 41461 at http://wyso.org Bob Evans Says It's Growing in Clark and Greene Counties http://wyso.org/post/bob-evans-says-its-growing-clark-and-greene-counties <p><span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Bob</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Evans</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span><span class="il" st Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:54:55 +0000 Wayne Baker 40480 at http://wyso.org Small Plane Crashes at Greene County Airport, No Injuries http://wyso.org/post/small-plane-crashes-greene-county-airport-no-injuries <p>Authorities say no one was injured when a small plane crashed at a southwest Ohio airport.</p><p>The State Highway Patrol says the single-engine 2002 Piper Malibu Mirage crashed about 10 a.m. Wednesday upon landing at the Greene County Airport near Xenia in southwest Ohio.</p><p>Patrol Sgt. Paul Lezotte says the pilot and his lone passenger had flown from Alabama to attend a business meeting in the Dayton area.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:13:20 +0000 Associated Press 40391 at http://wyso.org