Ed Richter

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Warren County resident loses $2,000 in fake arrest scam: Sheriff’s office issues warning
 The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a phone scam that cost one area resident about $2,000. Sgt. Roy McGill said since Feb. 15, several residents who live inside and outside Warren County have received phone calls from someone identifying himself as a “Sgt. Corey Adams” of the sheriff’s office and...

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a phone scam that cost one area resident about $2,000. Sgt. Roy McGill said since Feb. 15, several residents who live inside and outside Warren County have received phone calls from someone identifying himself as a “Sgt. Corey Adams” of the sheriff’s office and...
Middletown veteran receives his WWII medals 72 years later
 In November 1946, PFC William “Jimmy” Phillips was discharged from an 11-month stint in the U.S. Army after World War II. Phillips, 20 at the time, had a choice — stay at Fort Dix, N.J. where he was being separated and receive his service medals or catch a train back to Middletown and re-start his life. He opted to go home...

Posted: 22 hours ago

In November 1946, PFC William “Jimmy” Phillips was discharged from an 11-month stint in the U.S. Army after World War II. Phillips, 20 at the time, had a choice — stay at Fort Dix, N.J. where he was being separated and receive his service medals or catch a train back to Middletown and re-start his life. He opted to go home...
Audit: Monroe over paid an employee by $2,000
 Monroe Local Schools received a finding for recovery after a state audit found an employee being overpaid and assets posted incorrectly. The audit was for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 and was publicly released this week. The audit finding discovered a special education teacher’s aide was overpaid $105 every two weeks in her...

Posted: a day ago

Monroe Local Schools received a finding for recovery after a state audit found an employee being overpaid and assets posted incorrectly. The audit was for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 and was publicly released this week. The audit finding discovered a special education teacher’s aide was overpaid $105 every two weeks in her...
Monroe accepts easements for future multi-use paths/sidewalks

Posted: 2 days ago

Work on a pair of multi-use paths/sidewalks took another step forward as easements from property owners were accepted by Monroe City Council. Council approved accepting the easements that will lead to the construction of an eight-foot multi-use path/sidewalk along the eastern side of Main Street between Lebanon Street and Community Park and...
Residents will have more options with new Middletown city website
 The city of Middletown has unveiled its new, updated website. City officials did a soft opening earlier in the week to work out any glitches and made the official announcement last week. “We wanted to update the site to provide a more user-friendly experience for the community and visitors,” said Shelby Quinlivan, city communications...

Posted: 3 days ago

The city of Middletown has unveiled its new, updated website. City officials did a soft opening earlier in the week to work out any glitches and made the official announcement last week. “We wanted to update the site to provide a more user-friendly experience for the community and visitors,” said Shelby Quinlivan, city communications...
This Franklin program will repair sidewalks and curbs, but it could cost homeowners
 Property owners in the eastern part of Franklin may see inspectors checking and marking sidewalks, curbs and gutters on their property that are in need of repair or replacement as part of the city’s annual sidewalk program. City Council recently approved a resolution declaring the necessity of constructing or repairing sidewalks, curbs...

Posted: 3 days ago

Property owners in the eastern part of Franklin may see inspectors checking and marking sidewalks, curbs and gutters on their property that are in need of repair or replacement as part of the city’s annual sidewalk program. City Council recently approved a resolution declaring the necessity of constructing or repairing sidewalks, curbs...
7 historic places that have found or are looking for new life in Butler County
 Butler County is full of places that have either found or are looking for new life to continue their paths as the historic structures they are. Multiple communities are looking for rehab projects on significant locations. Others have already helped to transform existing structures into new, impressive places. A look at seven historic locations...

Posted: 4 days ago

Butler County is full of places that have either found or are looking for new life to continue their paths as the historic structures they are. Multiple communities are looking for rehab projects on significant locations. Others have already helped to transform existing structures into new, impressive places. A look at seven historic locations...
Another Middletown building is up for bid to redevelop, and the price has dropped
 Middletown officials have lowered the minimum price as it solicits bids for a buyer to acquire and redevelop the former Tytus Avenue Fire Station. This is the second time in nearly four months that the city has sought requests for proposals to redevelop the property. Bids were recently released with a deadline of 11 a.m. on March 13 and the...

Posted: 5 days ago

Middletown officials have lowered the minimum price as it solicits bids for a buyer to acquire and redevelop the former Tytus Avenue Fire Station. This is the second time in nearly four months that the city has sought requests for proposals to redevelop the property. Bids were recently released with a deadline of 11 a.m. on March 13 and the...
By day, he helps power military aircraft. And now, he’s back on the Franklin School Board.
 A former member of the Franklin Board of Education was selected to fill a vacant board seat. This week, the board appointed Andrew Fleming to fill the seat vacated by Robyn Donisi, who resigned last month. Fleming will complete the final two years of Donisi’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2019. Donisi, an asssistant superintendent in...

Posted: 6 days ago

A former member of the Franklin Board of Education was selected to fill a vacant board seat. This week, the board appointed Andrew Fleming to fill the seat vacated by Robyn Donisi, who resigned last month. Fleming will complete the final two years of Donisi’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2019. Donisi, an asssistant superintendent in...
Second of three Middletown students appears in court for school fight
 The second of three Middletown High School students who were charged with assault following a cafeteria fight last month appeared in Butler County Juvenile Court on Friday morning. The 17-year-old boy, who was charged with delinquency by way of disorderly conduct and two counts of assault, appeared in court to answer the charges against him...

Posted: 7 days ago

The second of three Middletown High School students who were charged with assault following a cafeteria fight last month appeared in Butler County Juvenile Court on Friday morning. The 17-year-old boy, who was charged with delinquency by way of disorderly conduct and two counts of assault, appeared in court to answer the charges against him...