Sharahn D. Boykin

Reporter

I grew up in a suburb of Washington, D.C.and primarily lived in that area until I was hired for my first professional journalism job located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where I worked as a courts and cops reporter for almost four years.

I loved reading stories as a child and wanted to create my own. However, my love for fiction diminished after taking a few journalism courses in college.

Topics covered: Greene County Government

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Antioch College plans to add a “cohousing” village to campus

Antioch College to add 32 unit “cohousing” building on campus

Antioch College plans to add a 32-unit housing building on campus — a move that is part of the college’s efforts to re-envision the future of higher education, according to information released by the college on Tuesday.Plans for Antioch College Village moved forward this month after the college board of ...

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Beavercreek mayoral election issue to go on ballot

Beavercreek voters get to decide, in November, how future mayors are elected.Voters will decide whether future candidates will run for a mayoral seat or if they will continue to run for a seat on the council and the candidate with the most votes is declared mayor.The city council unanimously approved ...

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Council approves vacant property law

The city council approved the proposed abandoned foreclosures and vacant property registration law that will help protect neighborhoods from blight and decay.Owners of an abandoned property in foreclosure will have to register the property with the city planning and zoning department within 10 days of the property becoming vacant. Owners ...

Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers warned the city council more officers and staff would be needed within the next five years to adhere to training and funding requirements. SHARAHN BOYKIN/STAFF PHOTO

Beavercreek Police: More staff needed for training mandates

Beavercreek Police will need more personnel within the next five years to meet state funding and training requirements, according to Chief Dennis Evers.While Beavercreek is looking to increase staff to meet training demands, other Greene County law enforcement agencies have said they plan to reduce staff or remain at their ...

City considers hiking parking fines

The city is considering an ordinance that would increase its maximum parking fine to $50.The potential parking fee increase — current fines start at $2 — was part of a city council work session discussion this week that included a proposed ordinance that would ban parking large or oversized commercial ...

Beavercreek schools to receive $3M in state grants

Beavercreek City School District is expected to receive three grants that total almost $3 million, marking the largest amount the state education department plans to award through its Straight A Grant program this year.The school district is one of 21 that the Straight A Fund Governing Board has recommended to ...

More police staff needed, Beavercreek chief says

The city will need to increase police department staff to comply with state mandates, Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers said. Evers discussed the law enforcement agency’s personnel needs during a City Council work session tonight. “We need to look at adding three to five additional officers to be able to ...

The Villages of Sterling Green, in the Vimla Way area, will have 36 lots with a total possible expansion up to 162 units. MAILK PERKINS/STAFF PHOTO

Xenia residential construction up $2.8M

Residential construction in the city has more than doubled over the last five years showing signs of recovery from the Great Recession, according to city officials.The Villages of Sterling Green, in the Jenny Marie Drive area, is the latest example of new single-family homes coming to the city. The new ...

Beavercreek council to vote on direct elect mayor issue

City voters may get a chance to direct elect the next mayor in 2019 if proposed changes to the city charter are approved. On June 27, city council will vote on whether to add proposed charter amendments, that would allow residents to decided how city mayors are elected, on the ...

Local, national efforts raise funds after Orlando shooting

A GoFundMe campaign raising money for the victims of the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting reached a record-breaking $3.6 million on Tuesday.The news came as people in the Dayton area tried to raise money for Orlando victims as well.>> ORLANDO SHOOTINGS: Ohio gun sales to set record in aftermathEquality Florida, a ...

 
 

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