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Resignation and promotion at Butler County JFS won’t undermine progress
 In the wake of Job and Family Services Executive Director Ray Pater’s resignation, the county is continuing to make changes at the agencies but commissioners say no one has yet or will miss a step during the transition. County Administrator Charlie Young told the Journal-News that Pater has verbally confirmed he will resign from the...

12:06 AM Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

In the wake of Job and Family Services Executive Director Ray Pater’s resignation, the county is continuing to make changes at the agencies but commissioners say no one has yet or will miss a step during the transition. County Administrator Charlie Young told the Journal-News that Pater has verbally confirmed he will resign from the...
A new fight over New Miami speed camera cash
 A Butler County judge ordered the village of New Miami to repay $3 million last week to speeders who were illegally ticketed via speed cameras, now the two sides are arguing over refund information that is due to the judge by March 10. MORE: Judge orders $3 million returned to speeders Judge Michael Oster ordered lawyers for the speeders...

9:01 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

A Butler County judge ordered the village of New Miami to repay $3 million last week to speeders who were illegally ticketed via speed cameras, now the two sides are arguing over refund information that is due to the judge by March 10. MORE: Judge orders $3 million returned to speeders Judge Michael Oster ordered lawyers for the speeders...
Butler County gets eclectic crop of candidates for top-level position
 What do two former pro football players, a bartender and Butler County’s finance director have in common? They all want to be the county’s new assistant administrator. A total of 233 people applied for the new administrative position and a good number — almost half — apparently thought the $81,244-a-year job was for...

1:49 PM Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

What do two former pro football players, a bartender and Butler County’s finance director have in common? They all want to be the county’s new assistant administrator. A total of 233 people applied for the new administrative position and a good number — almost half — apparently thought the $81,244-a-year job was for...
Trenton to consider new fire station, amphitheater
 Officials in the city of Trenton say they intend to go out to bid, but not necessarily buy, a new fire station and amphitheater in the coming year. City Manager John Jones likened the projects to a visit to a department store, when a shopper picks out an outfit, but once at the cash register, sees the price and back on the rack it goes. The...

9:20 PM Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

Officials in the city of Trenton say they intend to go out to bid, but not necessarily buy, a new fire station and amphitheater in the coming year. City Manager John Jones likened the projects to a visit to a department store, when a shopper picks out an outfit, but once at the cash register, sees the price and back on the rack it goes. The...
Liberty Twp. bans sex clubs, restricts drug rehab centers
 Liberty Twp. trustees are grateful to their southern neighbors for “falling into the pit first” on zoning issues regarding sex clubs and drug rehab centers, now that they have passed their own regulations. This week the trustees approved zoning text amendments that ban live sex act businesses and regulate institutional care facilities...

6:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 09, 2017

Liberty Twp. trustees are grateful to their southern neighbors for “falling into the pit first” on zoning issues regarding sex clubs and drug rehab centers, now that they have passed their own regulations. This week the trustees approved zoning text amendments that ban live sex act businesses and regulate institutional care facilities...
Judge rules New Miami speeders owed $3 million
 A Butler County judge has ruled the village of New Miami must repay speeders every penny of the $3 million it collected from drivers who were caught by the former stand-alone speed cameras. Judge Michael Oster issued his ruling on Wednesday. “This court has already found council ordinance 1917 as adopted by the village of New Miami...

7:53 PM Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

A Butler County judge has ruled the village of New Miami must repay speeders every penny of the $3 million it collected from drivers who were caught by the former stand-alone speed cameras. Judge Michael Oster issued his ruling on Wednesday. “This court has already found council ordinance 1917 as adopted by the village of New Miami...
Liberty Twp. fire levy timing uncertain
 Liberty Twp. voters may not see a fire levy until May 2018 so the new fire chief can be involved. The township’s 2017 fire budget will go from $6 million next year to $8.8 million in 2019 — the amount includes a new fire truck and more staff — and will stay in the $8.5 million range for the foreseeable future. MORE: Liberty...

1:42 PM Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

Liberty Twp. voters may not see a fire levy until May 2018 so the new fire chief can be involved. The township’s 2017 fire budget will go from $6 million next year to $8.8 million in 2019 — the amount includes a new fire truck and more staff — and will stay in the $8.5 million range for the foreseeable future. MORE: Liberty...
Butler County recoups some sales tax loss
 Butler County is slated to receive $2.1 million in one-time transitional money to make up for Medicaid sales tax the federal government recently erased as a revenue stream. MORE: Lost revenue creates large hole in Butler budget The state’s Office of Budget and Management released the list of counties and transit authorities that will...

4:58 PM Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017

Butler County is slated to receive $2.1 million in one-time transitional money to make up for Medicaid sales tax the federal government recently erased as a revenue stream. MORE: Lost revenue creates large hole in Butler budget The state’s Office of Budget and Management released the list of counties and transit authorities that will...
Price tag increases on Hamilton monument fix
 The Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers monument in downtown Hamilton is getting a new copper dome, a contingency not originally contemplated in the $361,000 restoration project. WATCH: A look inside the 112-year-old monument Commissioners awarded NR Lee Restoration a $360,900 contract last year for restoration of the monument that houses historic...

5:14 PM Monday, Feb. 06, 2017

The Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers monument in downtown Hamilton is getting a new copper dome, a contingency not originally contemplated in the $361,000 restoration project. WATCH: A look inside the 112-year-old monument Commissioners awarded NR Lee Restoration a $360,900 contract last year for restoration of the monument that houses historic...
Neglected roadway at Butler County airport in line for fixes
 The Butler County commissioners still must approve allocations, but 13 projects that benefit low to moderate income residents and communities will get almost $1 million in federal funds and $577,000 in housing help. The county is expecting to receive about $1.13 million in Community Development Block Grant funds this year and $586,799 HOME...

3:00 PM Monday, Feb. 06, 2017

The Butler County commissioners still must approve allocations, but 13 projects that benefit low to moderate income residents and communities will get almost $1 million in federal funds and $577,000 in housing help. The county is expecting to receive about $1.13 million in Community Development Block Grant funds this year and $586,799 HOME...
Liberty Twp. mom living her dream making teething jewelry
 A Liberty Twp. mom and artist has unanimous five-star ratings from customers for her teething and “fidgeting” jewelry she creates and sells on the online marketplace Etsy.com. Amy Schelfaut started selling her new line of products on the Internet in September and has sold about 165 items. The 2003 Ohio State University graduate...

4:00 PM Sunday, Feb. 05, 2017

A Liberty Twp. mom and artist has unanimous five-star ratings from customers for her teething and “fidgeting” jewelry she creates and sells on the online marketplace Etsy.com. Amy Schelfaut started selling her new line of products on the Internet in September and has sold about 165 items. The 2003 Ohio State University graduate...
Butler County settles jail death lawsuit for $285K
 Butler County officials have settled a federal lawsuit brought by the daughter of a woman who died at the jail in 2012, according to federal court records. The suit alleged inmate Ruby Farley died from complications from withdrawal that corrections officers and jail medical staff ignored. Farley, 52, was in jail for contempt of court. ORIGINAL...

5:15 PM Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017

Butler County officials have settled a federal lawsuit brought by the daughter of a woman who died at the jail in 2012, according to federal court records. The suit alleged inmate Ruby Farley died from complications from withdrawal that corrections officers and jail medical staff ignored. Farley, 52, was in jail for contempt of court. ORIGINAL...
Butler County police chief fighting rare disease says he is blessed
 Suffering from a painful and incurable disease Ross Twp. Police Chief Darryl Haussler says he feels “blessed” and he wants his story to raise awareness of the rare disease so others can be helped. “I have a very strong faith and one of my favorite verses is in Romans, that God will bring good out of everything for those...

8:10 PM Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

Suffering from a painful and incurable disease Ross Twp. Police Chief Darryl Haussler says he feels “blessed” and he wants his story to raise awareness of the rare disease so others can be helped. “I have a very strong faith and one of my favorite verses is in Romans, that God will bring good out of everything for those...
Leaders hopeful foster emancipation extension will become reality
 Gov. John Kasich has recommended an annual $11 million match for a program now known as “Bridges” that extends the foster care emancipation age to 21 and provides housing and support to kids who would otherwise be on their own at age 18. MORE: Key highlights of state budget proposal House Bill 50 passed last spring and the governor...

4:51 PM Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

Gov. John Kasich has recommended an annual $11 million match for a program now known as “Bridges” that extends the foster care emancipation age to 21 and provides housing and support to kids who would otherwise be on their own at age 18. MORE: Key highlights of state budget proposal House Bill 50 passed last spring and the governor...
Governor offers one-time mitigation of sales tax mandate
 Butler County officials predicted the state government wouldn’t institute a permanent fix to a federal mandate that erased some sales tax collections and they were right, Gov. John Kasich has proposed a one-time only distribution of state funds to close the $200-plus million gap. RELATED: Complete coverage of state budget proposal At...

1:54 PM Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

Butler County officials predicted the state government wouldn’t institute a permanent fix to a federal mandate that erased some sales tax collections and they were right, Gov. John Kasich has proposed a one-time only distribution of state funds to close the $200-plus million gap. RELATED: Complete coverage of state budget proposal At...
Court ruling has implications for parents owed child support
 After a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision, Butler County parents who are owed about $112,000 in back child support may never collect the funds. The high court in December ruled parents can not be prosecuted for non-payment after the child, or children, have turned 18 years old. To be convicted on a felony nonsupport charge and be sent to...

1:00 PM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

After a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision, Butler County parents who are owed about $112,000 in back child support may never collect the funds. The high court in December ruled parents can not be prosecuted for non-payment after the child, or children, have turned 18 years old. To be convicted on a felony nonsupport charge and be sent to...
New Butler County Children services administrator job created
 With the death of one Butler County social services leader and with another on leave, county leaders are considering more reorganization and new jobs. Ray Pater, executive director of Butler County Job and Family Services, has been on leave since mid-December, and JFS Assistant Director Jerome Kearns suddenly died just before Christmas. Children...

5:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

With the death of one Butler County social services leader and with another on leave, county leaders are considering more reorganization and new jobs. Ray Pater, executive director of Butler County Job and Family Services, has been on leave since mid-December, and JFS Assistant Director Jerome Kearns suddenly died just before Christmas. Children...
Voters may be asked to OK more money for Monroe police, fire
 Safety services are a top priority for the city of Monroe in 2017, and residents will see the city take steps to deal with growth that has affected police and fire and may culminate in a tax levy request. City Manager Bill Brock said in 2017 they are honing in on what to do regarding facilities for police and fire, and part of that discussion...

3:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Safety services are a top priority for the city of Monroe in 2017, and residents will see the city take steps to deal with growth that has affected police and fire and may culminate in a tax levy request. City Manager Bill Brock said in 2017 they are honing in on what to do regarding facilities for police and fire, and part of that discussion...
Some residents call for resignation of 2 West Chester officials
 Several West Chester Twp. residents are demanding two elected officials step down after their recent comments about controversial issues. An over-capacity crowd filled the township offices for a trustee meeting Tuesday night, prompted by a recent Facebook debate by Fiscal Officer Bruce Jones as well as the controversial “Right to Work&rdquo...

6:26 PM Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Several West Chester Twp. residents are demanding two elected officials step down after their recent comments about controversial issues. An over-capacity crowd filled the township offices for a trustee meeting Tuesday night, prompted by a recent Facebook debate by Fiscal Officer Bruce Jones as well as the controversial “Right to Work&rdquo...
‘Right to Work’ on hold in West Chester Twp.
 Unions from throughout the region converged Tuesday on a trustee meeting to protest West Chester Twp.’a proposal that would make the township a “Right to Work” place, but a development in the federal court case could make their concerns unfounded. The Journal-News broke news earlier this month that West Chester Twp...

2:48 AM Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Unions from throughout the region converged Tuesday on a trustee meeting to protest West Chester Twp.’a proposal that would make the township a “Right to Work” place, but a development in the federal court case could make their concerns unfounded. The Journal-News broke news earlier this month that West Chester Twp...
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