Greene County

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed a tornado with winds reaching 90 miles per hour touched down Tuesday in eastern Beavercreek Township and western Xenia Township along Ludlow Road. Another touched down in Grove City in Franklin County. NWS officials say they will continue to survey storm damage in Clark and Greene counties over the next few days.

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Ohio University says its expansion into Greene County won't compete with other area universities.

The school's associate dean for industry partnerships says the university in southeastern Ohio plans to begin teaching professional development courses at a research center in Beavercreek. The Dayton Daily News reports the school is also planning to offer graduate school classes at a later point.

Associate Dean Scott Miller says the goal is to fulfill the educational needs for the area. There currently are no plans to offer undergraduate courses in the area.

The giant foodbank event aims to help some of the thousands of Montgomery County residents who don't know where their next meal will come from.
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Crowds are expected at the ​University of Dayton Arena Friday for a giant food pantry giveaway. The annual event aims to help needy residents by providing them with fresh produce free of charge.

Miami Valley Foodbank organizers say they are preparing for as many as 1,500 families to line up this year to take home free boxes of fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits.

The Foodbank’s Lora Davenport says produce is often too expensive for financially struggling families to afford.

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Public Health officials report that a sample of mosquitoes from Greene County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

 

  The West Nile Virus is a serious virus often spread through mosquito bites, and can cause fever, and inflammation of the brain, or spinal cord.

 

Jeff Webb with Greene County Public Health says that despite the rising number of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile, there have not been any known cases of humans contracting it this year.

 

Law enforcement authorities are asking anyone with information related to a suspected double homicide at a  Yellow Springs duplex to come forward and call a dedicated tip-line. Authorities have not yet named a suspect in the killings.  

At a briefing with reporters Wednesday, Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer says the male victim was shot multiple times. He says investigators believe he was the intended victim.

Fischer says initial evidence indicates the shootings were “not random." 

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Some would-be voters in Greene County experienced longer than usual wait times early on Tuesday. Elections officials say some delays were caused by issues with software and machines.

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Ohio women make about 78 cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts, according to a new study by National Partnership for Women and Families.

That difference amounts to an overall salary disparity of about $10,600 annually. That’s in line with the national gender pay gap, which is about $10,700.

Local Election Results May 5, 2015

May 6, 2015
Both Democrats and Republicans have launched major voter turnout efforts in advance of the November 2014 election.  vote election voters
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According to unofficial numbers from the Montgomery County Board of Elections, only 8.3 percent of registered voters turned out for Tuesday's primary.

A cornfield behind Antioch University Midwest on Dayton could become a business park called the CBE.
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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.

Demonstrators pray outside the Greene County courthouse following the announcement that the Special Grand Jury won't indict officers.
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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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