In brief


ArtFest of the Miami Valley Sept. 17

On Sept. 17 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. come out and support local artists at ArtFest held at Beavercreek Community Park on Factory Road, Beavercreek.

At this year’s event there will be many local artists, organizations and more.

Get more information online at by typing ArtFest of Miami Valley in the search bar.

Nighttime Geocache Sept. 23

On Sept. 23 from 8-10:30 p.m. gather your friends, a flashlight and either a smartphone or a GPS for a nighttime Geocache adventure hunting for Big Foot at the Russ Nature and Narrows Preserve in Beavercreek. Evidence and clues will lead you on multiple adventures. Three trails will be set up in two different parks, total of six trails. Pick up your beginning coordinates and glow bracelets from the naturalist at each park.

For more information call 937-562-6440. The event is free but donations will be accepted.

Volunteer training on covered bridges

On Sept. 25, from 9 a.m.-noon, learn about the covered bridges and history of Greene County. The tour will begin at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Road with a stop in Yellow Springs for lunch after our tour. Space is limited to current volunteers.

For more information call 937-562-6440.


Additional levy on ballot

On Nov. 7, Bellbrook residents will be asked to vote on an additional 3.0 mill general fund levy. This levy is to provide funding for police, fire, emergency medical services, and other safety needs.

A city levy for additional funding has not been on the ballot since 2009.

This levy will be used to maintain community policing programs, response times, and up-to-date equipment; add one full-time firefighter position, as part-time and volunteer numbers are declining; add one full-time police officer position to allow for a dedicated, school resource officer for schools located in the city; and earmark general funds to keep downtown safe and inviting for residents and visitors, including improvements to street lights and sidewalks.


Xenia Community Festival Sept. 15-16

On Sept. 15 from 4-9 p.m. and Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. the Xenia Community Festival will be held in Shawnee Park. There will be a Balloon Glow Sept. 15, and local band Brass Tracks performs on Sept. 16. These events will be free.

The annual parade will open Saturday morning’s activities, moving from downtown Xenia north through Xenia, led by Grand Marshall Gabby Enright of WHIO-TV.

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