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August 20, 2014 11:03 AM

It’s strange how something ominously frightening — the centralized and militarized police state in the U.S. — can grow for 15 years at least and yet not enter into public debate. The upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri, has changed that. This is all to the good. It means that after the unchecked rise of the police state, the tide might finally be turning the other way.

August 18, 2014 03:02 PM

Greene County Herald was able to establish first-hand that up until the point of the actual Police shooting, the Beavercreek Walmart was a calm setting, directly contradicting statements from a 911 call that a dangerous man with a rifle was inside the store causing mayhem and intimidating other shoppers with the air-rifle.

August 17, 2014 05:10 AM

Last evening a large group of protesters delivered a letter to the Beavercreek PD demanding the release of the Walmart security footage that may shed some light on the events that surrounded the shooting of John Crawford on the evening of August 5, 2014.  Questions continue to linger unanswered and the public continues to be divided by the silence of Beavercreek PD.  Here are 10 questions which should be asked of the Beavercreek PD and answered as soon as possible.

August 16, 2014 11:34 AM

Three weeks after a Police Shooting in the Beavercreek Walmart, the public is not closer to having answers about what transpired that evening.  The Beavecreek Police Department has retained Coolidge Law to represent them in all public interactions, and the taxpayers are almost certainly footing the bill.

March 8, 2012 07:03 PM

 

Mechanicsburg, OH — Scott Rupert is a common man with an uncommon vision, and he is “changing the way politics is done.” As a bona fide independent candidate—yes, that’s independent with a small i—he plans to win Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat by running on ideas and solutions, not on party ideology.

He has gathered over 6,200 signatures on 457 petitions with 40 campaign volunteers working only 55 days. Two boxes full of nominating petitions were hand-carried to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office on Monday, March 5, 2012. Upon delivery, Rupert's staff videotaped the preliminary count of documents.

October 1, 2011 08:49 AM

Campaigning for the 2012 presidential race has already begun, but what the candidates don't know is that come election day, hackers could be the ones whose votes have the biggest impact.

Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a hack that, for about $26 and an 8th-grade science education, can remotely manipulate the electronic voting machines used by millions of voters all across the U.S.

June 14, 2011 01:24 PM

As humans are pursuing new and more affordable ways to acquire and eat food, they also become more disconnected from the actual source of the food.  Here in the West, we spend a disproportionately low amount of our income on food, which is causing most Americans to give little thought to what they eat, where it is coming from, and what it is made out of. Convenience is often replacing quality when it comes to what we eat, and the balance of price vs. quality is now dangerously leaning in the direction of large corporate interests driven by profit margins at the expense of your dinner’s quality.

May 30, 2011 01:50 PM

Chiropractors from nine states meet at Beavercreek Chiropractic Clinic to share information in a professional workshop. On Friday May 20th, the Chiropractic Golden Circle held one of their three annual meetings to discuss professional growth, philosophy and science.

May 30, 2011 01:46 PM

For parents, there is possibly no more frustrating and painful an experience than helplessly watching their children struggle with an illness. To help their son, Brandon, deal with bipolar disorder, Terri and Bill Spatz, of Beavercreek, turned for help to the Family Solutions Center.

May 1, 2011 07:11 AM

Dear Officeholder,

As a citizen I wish to thank you for your willingness to step forward and serve in public office. It must be challenging to voluntarily place oneself under intense scrutiny in order to run for political office. I do take your role as a leader very seriously, so please bear with me as I share with you some of my concerns and criticisms.

March 29, 2011 08:12 AM

From the 1930s through 1970s, a national school consolidation movement occurred that was inspired by educational reformers like Ellwood Cubberley and James Conant. Thousands of small schools across the state and nation were closed. Larger school districts were created and larger school buildings were built to accommodate the new students in smaller classes. The sales pitch for school consolidation was cost saving efficiency, more curricular choice, higher wages for teachers, and, consequently, a higher quality of education resulting in higher student achievement.

March 16, 2011 10:53 AM

Anyone with even the slightest interest in politics knows that this is one of the most contentious times in recent history. The fighting and bickering about where to cut in federal, state and local budgets has both conservatives and liberals alike fighting like cats on a hot tin roof. Unions and Tea Party advocates are just the latest example of fighting for turf to maintain the status quo or return a wee-bit more control of taxpayers money back to the taxpayer.

March 9, 2011 08:35 PM

The newest on-line tax tool is Tax Foundation’s County Property Tax Lookup. Anyone can look their county’s median property tax payout for the past 5 years as compared to both state and national median tax payments.

March 3, 2011 03:51 PM

In a Memorandum titled "Open Carry Protocol" issued on February 18, 2010, Greene County Prosecutor Stephen Haller issued an opinion directed to all police departments in Greene County, explaining the legality of openly carrying firearms without a permit, and the refusal to provide identification when police officers demand.  This Memo was issued as a result of my own recent interaction with several Beavercreek Police Officers which approached me, harassed me and attempted to intimidate me into idenfifying myself to them inspite of the ilegality of doing so.

February 26, 2011 10:15 PM

The main reason why so many state and local governments are bankrupt, or on the verge of bankruptcy, is the combination of government-run monopolies and government-employee unions. Government-employee unions have vastly more power than do private-sector unions because the entities they work for are typically monopolies.

February 25, 2011 09:58 AM

XENIA, OH -- The City of Xenia has decided to appeal to the Court of Common Pleas a recent arbitration decision which awarded its Fire Division Lieutenants and Captains more than $82,000 for overtime they did not work. In a decision dated January 27, 2011, arbitrator Cynthia Stanley, an attorney from Indianapolis, Indiana, found the City violated the labor agreement by temporarily assigning on-duty personnel to meet staffing needs instead of calling in off-duty officers. The situation arose during the recent financial crises when the City was only operating one fire station. 

February 14, 2011 02:55 PM

February 4, 2011, Xenia, Ohio

Today John Mitchel, former Republican candidate for Ohio’s Seventh Congressional District, filed suit (Case No: 2011-CV-0114) in Greene County Common Pleas Court to remove County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller.  Mitchel alleges Haller practiced “gross misconduct” in the manner in which he defended himself and other Greene County Republican Executive Committee members in a public records request action filed in May 2009.  Mitchel also claims that Haller conspired with an assistant prosecutor to withhold public records related to the 2003 BRAC Initiative Agreement contract between Greene County and the Dayton Development Coalition.

February 11, 2011 07:15 PM

Newly developed Insulated Concrete Forms technology is now being used in residential construction to create more energy efficient homes. Beaver-Vu Construction, in Beavercreek,is currently building an ICF home in the Wright Cycle Estates development, just south of Xenia. 

February 9, 2011 09:37 AM

The president addressed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to a lukewarm reception. His comments once again ignored the group with the most to lose in this economy - small businesses.

January 31, 2011 02:54 PM

Long-time Beavercreek resident Dr. Greg Palkowski, director of Beavercreek Chiropractic Clinic has accepted an appointment by the governor to the Ohio State Chiropractic Board.

January 31, 2011 06:35 AM

They were once called "peace officers" because their job was to keep and encourage peace in the community; they are now called "law enforcement officers" and expect citizens to look upon them with respect, and tremble in fear when encountering them.  These are today's Police Officers here in the United States, and while they also claim to be "public servants," that seems to hardly be the case as average citizens like you and I are unable to fire them from their servant role, nor are we able to tell them to leave us alone when they intrude into our lives, or when they blatantly violate our civil rights or even State laws.  This was the case in a recent encounter I had with several Beavercreek City Police Officers.

January 29, 2011 11:07 AM

"History is written by the Victors" so said Winston Churchill. So too says Mark Potok, revisionist for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery Alabama.  Potok is no stranger to those who are consistently trying to keep history dishonest.  If you want "both" sides of history, which is hardly ever taught, you have to seek out documentation which hasn't been "revised" to such an extent that it truly becomes a one sided expose.  Potok's claim to fame is "class warfare" in my opinion.  He loves to tell the half of history that stirs raw emotions in most readers who believe everything they were taught in public school approved history books.  These books are “politically correct” and are like those “half-truth” emails that are forwarded to all us and continue to get forwarded by so many who don't take the extra time to find out the "rest of the story."  

January 24, 2011 11:52 AM

Pro-lifers are dedicated to the idea that God values all human life, they are committed to educating women about the dangers to their physical and emotional health if they undergo abortions, they are relentless in pointing out the horrors of abortion – and they are some of the most bloodthirsty warmongers on the planet.

January 17, 2011 04:56 PM

Perhaps the biggest media story of 2010 was the influence of Tea Party voters on the congressional landscape. The new congress comes to Capitol Hill with a mandate to end profligate spending and restore fiscal sanity, we are told. But when the House and Senate convene in January, the newly elected members will face tremendous pressure to maintain spending levels for entitlement programs. Even the most modest proposals to trim Social Security or Medicare spending will be met with howls of indignation and threats of voter revolt. Legislators who propose any kind of means testing or increased retirement ages can expect angry visits from senior citizen lobbyists ready to fund a candidate back home who supports the status quo.