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Government Section :: Page 10

  • Double homicide shocks village

    Greene County and Montgomery County Coroners recently released the names of the man and woman found dead just west of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The Yellow Springs community faced the most difficult of tragedies beginning on Sunday afternoon, when two local residents were discovered at a duplex located at 4444 East Enon Road, dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

  • A closer look at taser use

    What role do tasers play in local policing? What role should they play? Is the device, typically classified as a “less-lethal weapon,” misused by Yellow Springs police? How did tasers figure into the clash with villagers at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop?

  • Two suspects arrested in deaths of Brown, Mendenhall

    Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer addressed reporters at a press conference in Xenia on Jan. 25, announcing that two suspects had been arrested in the shooting deaths of William "Skip" Brown and Sherri Mendenhall. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine also spoke at the conference. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    At a press conference on Wednesday, Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced the arrests of two suspects in the local double murder case.

  • Carlson named interim chief

    Brian Carlson has been named interim police chief in Yellow Springs.

  • Press conference provides few updates

    Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer leads a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in Xenia. Standing next to Fischer is Captain Dave Tidd, who is overseeing the investigation, and Kelly Edwards, the lead detective on the case.

    Investigators held a press conference in Xenia on Wednesday afternoon in order to provide an update on the investigation into the murders of William “Skip” Brown and Sherri Mendenhall.

  • Sheriff seeks help from community in double murder

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced at 7:30 p.m. this evening that two bodies were found at 4444 East Enon Road, although names were not released. Photo by Dylan Taylor Lehman

    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help from villagers in solving the murders of Skip Brown and Sherri Mendenhall, who were shot and killed on Sunday.

  • Man, woman found dead at East Enon Road duplex identified

    Greene County and Montgomery County Coroners recently released the names of the man and woman found dead just west of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Greene County and Montgomery County Coroners Monday afternoon released the names of the man and woman found dead just west of Yellow Springs. The incident is being investigated as a double-homicide.

  • Interim chief update

    The Village of Yellow Springs is beginning the process of finding an interim police chief since the resignation of Chief Dave Hale.

  • Peaceful ball drop turns ugly

    Police from at least six municipalities and agencies joined Yellow Springs police in a presence downtown on the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop that many villagers found hostile and aggressive. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Kinner Fischer)

    Lance Rudegeair had dropped the New Year’s ball at 12 a.m., and was still up on the ladder when the police car lights began flashing. Then came the sirens. It was 12:08 a.m. The sound was deafening.

  • YSPD chief resigns; villagers demand better policing

    More than 250 villagers crowded into the Bryan Center gym Tuesday night for a special Council meeting about tensions with police at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. About 40 people spoke, including Ian MacDonald, above. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    On Tuesday evening a crowd overflowing the Bryan Center gym heard a statement from Police Chief Dave Hale offering his resignation in the aftermath of what many perceived as overly aggressive and hostile police behavior at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

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