Greene County

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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The Economy & Business
6:54 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Bob Evans Says It's Growing in Clark and Greene Counties

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

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Around the Miami Valley
2:13 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Small Plane Crashes at Greene County Airport, No Injuries

Authorities say no one was injured when a small plane crashed at a southwest Ohio airport.

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.

Patrol Sgt. Paul Lezotte says the pilot and his lone passenger had flown from Alabama to attend a business meeting in the Dayton area.

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