Greene County, OH


Book Nook: 'City on Fire' by Don Winslow

Don Winslow made his fourth appearance on the program and it could very well be his last. Winslow just published the first book in a new trilogy, City on Fire. The book was supposed to come out last year but the author decided to postpone the release on account of the pandemic. He wanted to go on a big book tour to publicize it and he felt this would be a better time to do so. He's currently on a mammoth tour; 30 cities in 30 days. He just did a signing in Cleveland. This first book in the trilogy is the story of a turf war in New England between two crime families, one Irish, the other Italian, during the 1980's.

Police: Underage victim was living with former Fairborn HS ROTC coordinator during alleged crimes

XENIA — A former Fairborn ROTC coordinator arrested earlier this month is pleading not guilty to more than 80 charges, including sex and drug crimes. A Greene County grand jury handed up a secret indictment of 83 counts against Eriks Fricsons, 52, on May 13, online court records show. The indictment became public May 17 after Fricsons was served a copy of the indictment.
Fairborn Daily Herald

Career center seniors a decorated group

XENIA — Seniors at the Greene County Career Center will walk away from the recognition ceremony May 24 with a lot to boast. The class of 2022 — with 303 graduates — was awarded $780,000 in tech prep scholarships to Sinclair and or Clark State colleges (260 worth $3,000 each), approximately $600,000 in additional academic and local scholarships, more than 500 industry recognized credentials and 850 graduation seals as part of the new graduation readiness standards.
Xenia Daily Gazette

Xenia Gazette

Brenda Smallwood, executive director of Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority presents Cassandra Campbell a $1,000 OHAC “William F. Gandert” Scholarship to continue her education in nursing. The scholarship is one of the three given in the State of Ohio for 2022.

Hamvention 2022: The Reunion Begins Today

Calling all hams! Hamvention 2022 is underway and runs through the weekend at the Greene County Fair and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. It’s been three long years since Hamvention took place in person, and this year marks the 70th reunion of what has got to be the largest hamfest in the Midwest. If you’re in the area, you don’t want to miss it. You will need a ticket, though, and here are a few places you pick one up.

Brush up on your Hamvention history

Since making its debut in 1952, the Hamvention, otherwise known as Hamfest, has been a staple in the Dayton community. The last Hamvention was held in 2019 and drew 32,462 attendees to the area from around the country. That's more than double the size of Xenia.

The River Speaks: Chief Tecumseh takes a stand

Laveena Wolf Lichtenfels and Thomas Lavergne share an oral history of the Shawnee people—how they were divided as Americans pushed them from their land, and how Chief Tecumseh took a stand when others wouldn’t. Lichtenfels and Lavergne, who are Shawnee, shared their stories with Hope Taft near the Old Shawnee Principle Village on the Little Miami River…