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Before Friday night’s heavy rain hit the area, Chaminade-Julienne backup quarterback Brendan Kadel (right) runs with pressure from Marion Local’s Lance Brunswick (left) in a season opening game. (Bryant Billing/Contributor)

Heavy rain in area stops several high school football games

Heavy thunderstorms that rumbled through the region tonight prompted delays and postponements for several high school football games:With the exception of Wayne vs. Archbishop Wood (Pa.), which has been canceled, the following games have been rescheduled for Saturday (Aug. 27):Alter at Fairmont, 10 a.m.Arcanum at Riverside, 7 p.m.Badin at Cin. ...

Hara Arena to open its doors to public one last time

After more than 60 years in business, the Dayton Hara Arena & Exhibition Center on Saturay will open its doors to the public one last time. The arena will host its last events Saturday before shutting down the business permanently. The family-owned arena was forced to shut down after an ...

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BELLBROOKHydrant flushing Oct. 10-14The Bellbrook Service Department will be flushing fire hydrants during the week of Oct. 10-14. Flushing is done each year to inspect the hydrants and water system for proper operation. Between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 p.m., avoid doing laundry and set water softeners to ...

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BELLBROOK (Aug. 1) – Harassment was reported from Beechwood Drive. The victim reported harassing and threatening messages from a co-worker via Facebook. Officers attempted to serve citations for aggravated menacing and telecommunications harassment, and learned the 24-year-old man had been arrested by the Miami Twp. Police Department on a separate ...

School will resume as scheduled at Bell Creek Intermediate

Tests will determine if mold or mildew found at Sugarcreek Twp. school

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m. (Aug. 22): The district is waiting for final test results to confirm whether mold or mildew was found in classrooms at Bell Creek Intermediate School, Superintendent Keith St. Pierre said.The district has been assured by the company hired to do the cleanup that the building has ...

Servpro helps good Samaritan by cleaning bloody car

UPDATE @ 7:20 p.m. (Aug. 18) A Bellbrook woman who stopped to help take a shooting victim to a local hospital Saturday later found out the bill to make her car safe again for her young daughter was $2,500 after the victim’s blood ruined much of the interior. “It had ...

After three decades, Centerville seeks to raise income tax to 2.25% from 1.75% for police and road projects. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

53 tax levies headed for fall ballot

A higher number of local governments and schools are seeking tax increases on the November ballot, with many saying they’re trying to fill funding gaps created by state cuts.There will be 53 tax levies on the Nov. 8 ballot from Montgomery, Greene, Miami and Warren counties, with 27 of those ...

Dayton lowest-ranked city in Ohio for mobile coverage

Dayton was the lowest-ranked city in Ohio when it comes to reliable mobile coverage, according to a new analysis. Out of 125 cities in the United States, Dayton ranked 94th. Verizon came in first in Dayton in overall performance and network speed. “The consumption of wireless data is absolutely insatiable,” ...

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BELLBROOK (July 26) – A residential alarm was received from Barnett Drive. It was a false alarm.BELLBROOK (July 26) – Telephone harassment was reported from Shadowood Court. The suspect called while police were on location, and the officer told the individual to stop calling. The suspect informed the officer that ...

Carolyn Destefani was the subject of a county personnel and criminal probe. Both investigations ceased after Destefani resigned in a Aug. 2 letter. SHARAHN BOYKIN/STAFF

County employee resigns following investigation

A former Greene County employee, Carolyn Destefani, has resigned from her position with Greene County Family and Children First after being placed on leave during personnel and criminal investigations. Destefani, 49, is also a Sugarcreek Twp. Trustee, and had been working for the county for three years before she was ...

Rapid Fired Pizza opens 6th location today; 25 more coming

Rapid Fired Pizza — living up to its name once again — will open its 6th location today, Aug. 15. The newest restaurant for the fast-growing Kettering-based chain is located at 2815 Elida Road in Lima, Ohio. It’s the first franchise location for the husband-and-wife team of Ross and Elisha ...

Threat evacuates Target in Sugarcreek Twp. (Staff file photo)

Threat evacuates Target in Sugarcreek Twp.

UPDATE @ 10 p.m.The treat at Target was unfounded and crews have cleared the scene, Sugarcreek Twp. police said.UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m.A threat was called in to the Target store tonight, which led management and Sugarcreek Twp. officials to evacuate the store.Fire crews were checking the building, and no injuries ...

This Costco Wholesale opened in the Cornerstone of Centerville in November 2014. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Businesses welcome possible Cornerstone service truce

Centerville has dropped a lawsuit filed in June against Sugarcreek Twp. as part of a tentative agreement that may resolve years of acrimonious legal disputes over funding of fire and EMS services in the Cornerstone of Centerville development. Details of that tentative agreement are not yet available. City and township ...

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BELLBROOKLions Club FestivalOn Aug. 18-20 join the Bellbrook community for the 70th Bellbrook Lions Club Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is “Bellbrook’s Bicentennial.”Amusement rides will be available all three nights with an armband special to allow continuous riding for the evening. Full dinners are available each evening with ...

Centerville, Sugarcreek Twp. reach tentative deal on fire, EMS

Centerville and Sugarcreek Twp. leaders have reached a tentative agreement regarding fire and EMS services for the disputed Cornerstone of Centerville development.Sugarcreek Twp. Trustees have withdrawn its fire district levy from the November ballot as part of the agreement, according to a joint news release issued this afternoon.The tentative agreement ...

Greene Co. withdraws funds for Bellbrook Family Resource Center

Greene County has withdrawn funds for the Bellbrook Family Resource Center.The facility assists 136 families in the Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Twp. areas.County officials decided not to reapply for grants to support the center because they felt it was not doing enough to pull people out of poverty, said Mary Frantz, ...

Steve Miller and Nancy Renz, longtime members and historians of Hope Church, in front of the stained-glass window saved when High Street Church burned down. CONTRIBUTED

Hope Church to celebrate 175 years

Language, fire and a proposed state highway were major factors in the merging of two old German churches to eventually become Hope United Methodist Church in Sugarcreek Twp. — which celebrates its 175th anniversary next month.Although their journeys are not exactly a straight line, the First Evangelical Church organized in ...

Cooper Chamblee, 7 (left) with his Goldfish Swim School instructor Alex Harker, who helped him get over his fear of the water and learn to swim. Alex is a certified lifeguard and loves working with children. CONTRIBUTED

Special swimming program helps child overcome fear of water

As summer winds down, families are making the most of the last few lazy days before the hectic school and sports schedules kick in and the hustle and bustle makes life a challenge again.But summer isn’t a relaxing and fun experience for every family and can, in fact, bring anxiety ...

A man is in the hospital following a rollover crash in Sugarcreek Twp.

Man hospitalized in Sugarcreek Twp. rollover crash

A man is in the hospital following a rollover crash in Sugarcreek Twp., according to police.The rollover was reported around 5:51pm Tuesday at the intersection of Little Sugarcreek and Possum Run Roads.Police say the man hydroplaned down Little Sugarcreek Road before losing control and flipping his car on its top.The ...

This file photo shows the sign for Archer’s Tavern in Centerville shortly after it opened in 2010. An application for a liquor license has been submitted for a second Archer’s location on East Dorothy Lane in Kettering. Jim Witmer/Staff

5 local things to know Tuesday

1. 4 new local restaurants and pubs Four restaurants, taverns and pubs that are getting ready to open up across the Miami Valley. These establishments include Archer’s Tavern, The Old Bag of Nails pub, Mr. Boro’s Tavern and Old Scratch Pizza.  2. DeWine on Pike County shootings “I’ll tell you ...

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