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Oct
28
2020

Articles About Greene County Jail

  • Greene County Jail— Avoiding a COVID outbreak

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In late May, an inmate transferred to state prison from Greene County Jail was tested by the state for COVID-19 and found positive. The individual hadn’t displayed any symptoms, and had a normal temperature upon leaving the county jail, according to jail administrator Major Kirk Keller this week. Keller asked the state to re-test the inmate, but the state declined.

  • Sankofa Talk — Fighting ’til the last day

    Bomani Moyenda speaks about organizing with the activist group Greene County Citizens Against Giant Jail Tax ahead of the 2020 primary.

  • Lonya Clark murder case moves forward

    About 40 people gathered Saturday evening, Nov. 16, to remember Leonid “Lonya” Clark on his 27th birthday. Friends and family formed a candle-lit circle around a memorial tree planted in Clark’s honor just south of the Women’s Park on Corry Street. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Area resident Zyrian Atha-Arnett is expected to be in court Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21, to plead to charges related to the stabbing death earlier this year of Yellow Springs resident Leonid “Lonya” Clark.

  • Greene County— Designs for a new jail

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A consulting firm hired by Greene County has so far come up with four possible design options for a new local county jail complex.

  • Greene County— Jail options considered

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When villager Don Hollister toured the Greene County Jail in downtown Xenia as part of a citizen group a year ago November, he was shocked by how stark it was. “My clearest impression looking at the barred cells was that it seemed out of a movie,” he said. “It fit every stereotype I had of an urban jail.”

  • Double-murder case comes to an end

    Dustin Merrick, 27, and Bret Merrick, 25, were in court Wednesday, Sept. 12, as part of their plea deals in the shooting deaths early last year of local residents William "Skip" Brown and Sherri Mendenhall. (Photos by Carol Simmons)

    You are never getting out of prison,” Judge Michael Buckwalter told Dustin Merrick last week during the 27-year-old’s sentencing for the double murder early last year.

  • Story Chain connects incarcerated parents with their children

    Local resident Jonathan Platt started Story Chain, a project that helps inmates in local correctional facilities connect with their children through the stories they record themselves reading. Platt has run the program at several local prisons and jails, including the Greene County Jail. (Photo by Morgan Beard)

    Krista Vandyke was a participant in Story Chain, a program that gives inmates the opportunity to read to their children from the confines of incarceration. 

  • Bianca Stone Chappelle released

    Bianca Stone Chappelle will be sentenced Sept. 4 in Greene County Common Pleas Court after being found guilty last month on some charges but cleared of more serious ones.

  • A native son, talented, caring, addicted

    While Oliver Simons, the local man who police say is behind a string of nine burglaries in the village this year, is now locked up at the Greene County Jail, back in town friends, family, victims and community members are left dealing with the aftershock of his alleged crimes.