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Franklin reorganizes council, city boards, commissions

Posted: 4 hours ago

Franklin City Council held a special meeting Saturday after its first two regularly scheduled meetings fell on federal holidays. The Jan. 23 meeting combined the city’s annual reorganization, regular business meeting and a work session. Council reappointed Mayor Denny Centers and Vice Mayor Carl Bray to one-year terms. Centers was originally...
BCRTA plans bus route connecting Monroe, Middletown, South Dayton
 By early fall, Butler County residents will be able to take a bus from Monroe or Middletown to a hub in South Dayton and connect with the transit networks that serve Dayton as well as Montgomery and Greene counties. For the past several months, officials from Middletown and Monroe as well as the Butler County Regional Transit Authority and...

Posted: a day ago

By early fall, Butler County residents will be able to take a bus from Monroe or Middletown to a hub in South Dayton and connect with the transit networks that serve Dayton as well as Montgomery and Greene counties. For the past several months, officials from Middletown and Monroe as well as the Butler County Regional Transit Authority and...
1 major road project near Kings Island completed; another to begin
 Driving to Kings Island should be less of a hassle this summer after more than $6 million in road improvements have been completed. Work on Kings Island Drive was a major component of a regional improvement program, and recent completion of the project marks a milestone. In December, the widening of Kings Island Drive and the installation...

Posted: 3 days ago

Driving to Kings Island should be less of a hassle this summer after more than $6 million in road improvements have been completed. Work on Kings Island Drive was a major component of a regional improvement program, and recent completion of the project marks a milestone. In December, the widening of Kings Island Drive and the installation...
Franklin school board re-organizes, OK’s tax budget

Posted: 3 days ago

A new president and vice president were recently selected by the Franklin City Board of Education during its annual reorganization meeting for 2017. Bob Knipper was selected as president of the board after serving as vice president for 2016. Knipper is currently serving his first term as a member of the Franklin board. Prior to being elected...
Hamilton closing River Road for 8 days
 River Road between Laurel and Corwin avenue will be closed to through traffic daily beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, until 6 p.m. Jan. 27 so that a new water main can be installed. The project includes the replacement of water main and approximately 59 residential water service lines and 11 fire hydrants will also be replaced during the project...

Posted: 5 days ago

River Road between Laurel and Corwin avenue will be closed to through traffic daily beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, until 6 p.m. Jan. 27 so that a new water main can be installed. The project includes the replacement of water main and approximately 59 residential water service lines and 11 fire hydrants will also be replaced during the project...
Carlisle Schools takes first step toward $49M bond issue
 The Carlisle Board of Education will soon take the first step to placing an estimated $49 million bond issue on the May ballot to construct a new K-12 building. As part of its regular meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 23, the board will vote on a resolution, which will be sent to the Warren County Auditor’s Office for review and certification...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Carlisle Board of Education will soon take the first step to placing an estimated $49 million bond issue on the May ballot to construct a new K-12 building. As part of its regular meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 23, the board will vote on a resolution, which will be sent to the Warren County Auditor’s Office for review and certification...
Butler County leader to advocate in D.C. for Brent Spence Bridge fix
 Butler County Commissioner T.C. Rogers has been appointed to lead the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, and he tells the Journal-News that a main goal of the board will be to get funding for the Brent Spence Bridge project. Last week, the OKI Board of Directors approved the appointment of new officers to lead the...

Posted: 5 days ago

Butler County Commissioner T.C. Rogers has been appointed to lead the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, and he tells the Journal-News that a main goal of the board will be to get funding for the Brent Spence Bridge project. Last week, the OKI Board of Directors approved the appointment of new officers to lead the...
MLK Gala to benefit Feed the Hungry Project

Posted: 6 days ago

More than 300 people are anticipated to attend the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Gala on Saturday. The annual event benefits the Feed the Hungry Project. Feed the Hungry is anon-profit organization and is continuing the vision of Louella Thompson to provide a soup kitchen at the Dream Center on Yankee Road for local and surrounding...
Hamilton residents can weigh in on bike path proposal
 The city of Hamilton begins a 14-day comment period today, Jan. 17, to accept environmental questions, comments or concerns about the proposed Beltline bike path. The city is pursuing funds to re-purpose the 2.96-mile rail corridor and rail yard on the west side of Hamilton, which is also known as the Beltline. — — — READ...

Posted: 6 days ago

The city of Hamilton begins a 14-day comment period today, Jan. 17, to accept environmental questions, comments or concerns about the proposed Beltline bike path. The city is pursuing funds to re-purpose the 2.96-mile rail corridor and rail yard on the west side of Hamilton, which is also known as the Beltline. — — — READ...
Ohio plywood ban on vacant houses could change Butler County blight
 Ohio enacted the nation’s first statewide ban on mortgage lenders using plywood to board up vacant structures, which some local officials hope will help disguise and stop the spread of housing abandonment and blight. Plywood, which covers the doors and windows of thousands of empty structures across southwest Ohio, has become a highly...

Posted: 8 days ago

Ohio enacted the nation’s first statewide ban on mortgage lenders using plywood to board up vacant structures, which some local officials hope will help disguise and stop the spread of housing abandonment and blight. Plywood, which covers the doors and windows of thousands of empty structures across southwest Ohio, has become a highly...
Busy stretches of Butler County roadway to see changes in 2017
 The Butler County Engineer’s Office plans nearly $18 million in road projects this year throughout the county’s 13 townships. These multi-million dollar plans are in addition to working with townships on road resurfacing and will include two large bridge replacements and the widening of some busy stretches of roadway. The most...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Butler County Engineer’s Office plans nearly $18 million in road projects this year throughout the county’s 13 townships. These multi-million dollar plans are in addition to working with townships on road resurfacing and will include two large bridge replacements and the widening of some busy stretches of roadway. The most...
ODOT sponsors ‘matchmaking’ event for I-75 project businesses

Posted: 12 days ago

A matchmaking event to provide disadvantaged and small businesses an opportunity to meet with potential bidders of the upcoming major reconstruction of Interstate 75 in Hamilton County construction project is being offered by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The ODOT Division of Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Outreach...
Former Warren County church to become special education school
 A former Franklin church will see new life as a special education learning center. The former St. Mary Catholic Church campus in downtown Franklin has been sold to the Warren County Educational Service Center. WCESC Superintendent Tom Isaacs confirmed the sale, which was finalized Tuesday. WCESC purchased for $400,000 the entire campus, which...

Posted: 12 days ago

A former Franklin church will see new life as a special education learning center. The former St. Mary Catholic Church campus in downtown Franklin has been sold to the Warren County Educational Service Center. WCESC Superintendent Tom Isaacs confirmed the sale, which was finalized Tuesday. WCESC purchased for $400,000 the entire campus, which...
Former Warren County church to become special education school
 A former Franklin church will see new life as a special education learning center. The former St. Mary Catholic Church in downtown Franklin has been sold to the Warren County Educational Service Center. NEW: Download the free Journal-News app to get the latest local news WCESC Superintendent Tom Isaacs confirmed the sale, which was finalized...

Posted: 12 days ago

A former Franklin church will see new life as a special education learning center. The former St. Mary Catholic Church in downtown Franklin has been sold to the Warren County Educational Service Center. NEW: Download the free Journal-News app to get the latest local news WCESC Superintendent Tom Isaacs confirmed the sale, which was finalized...
Input wanted about future of Combs Park in Hamilton
 Residents are invited to give their input on future plans for Combs Park in Hamilton. MetroParks of Butler County, in partnership with the Hamilton Parks Conservancy and the city of Hamilton, will be hosting a “public listening session” from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 in Hamilton Council Chambers, 345 High St. MORE: A one-man crusade...

Posted: 13 days ago

Residents are invited to give their input on future plans for Combs Park in Hamilton. MetroParks of Butler County, in partnership with the Hamilton Parks Conservancy and the city of Hamilton, will be hosting a “public listening session” from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 in Hamilton Council Chambers, 345 High St. MORE: A one-man crusade...
Most on Pater Avenue not saying much after second arrest in fatal fire
 A day after the announcement that Hamilton police have arrested a second person in the fatal arson fire that claimed the life of a city firefighter more than a year ago, few Pater Avenue residents wanted to comment on the arrest. Most residents who did open their doors on Saturday morning simply said, “no comment” or said...

Posted: 16 days ago

A day after the announcement that Hamilton police have arrested a second person in the fatal arson fire that claimed the life of a city firefighter more than a year ago, few Pater Avenue residents wanted to comment on the arrest. Most residents who did open their doors on Saturday morning simply said, “no comment” or said...
Butler County roads, highways treated with deicers added to salt
 Keeping roads and highways clear and safe for motorists is the top priority for area road crews during the winter months. While rock salt is usually used to treat roads, its effectiveness drops as when temperatures fall below 25 degrees or more. Bitterly cold weather will continue this weekend. To help stretch the effectiveness of the rock...

Posted: 17 days ago

Keeping roads and highways clear and safe for motorists is the top priority for area road crews during the winter months. While rock salt is usually used to treat roads, its effectiveness drops as when temperatures fall below 25 degrees or more. Bitterly cold weather will continue this weekend. To help stretch the effectiveness of the rock...
Road crews prepare for evening rush hour
 Local road crews are preparing for the evening commute as a second wave of snowfall has already started along with falling temperatures. “We will be monitoring conditions and we’ll be out there plowing as usual,” said Brian Cunningham of the Ohio Department of Transportation District 8 office that includes Butler, Warren...

Posted: 19 days ago

Local road crews are preparing for the evening commute as a second wave of snowfall has already started along with falling temperatures. “We will be monitoring conditions and we’ll be out there plowing as usual,” said Brian Cunningham of the Ohio Department of Transportation District 8 office that includes Butler, Warren...
2 crashes reported on I-75 due to slick roads
 The start of the first major snowfall of the season has covered Butler County roads and highways making them slippery. Two crashes have been reported on Interstate 75 this morning. One crash happened on I-75 south at milemarker 35 south of Franklin that involved a semi and a car. That crash has been cleaned up and no injuries were reported...

Posted: 19 days ago

The start of the first major snowfall of the season has covered Butler County roads and highways making them slippery. Two crashes have been reported on Interstate 75 this morning. One crash happened on I-75 south at milemarker 35 south of Franklin that involved a semi and a car. That crash has been cleaned up and no injuries were reported...
2 reasons why heating bills may be higher this winter
 Duke Energy warned customers on Tuesday that they should expect higher heating bills this winter. Lee Freedman, a Duke Energy spokesperson said customers should expect their bills to be $20 to $40 higher per month than a year ago due to two factors. “Our meteorologists believe temperatures will be about 2 degrees lower than normal....

Posted: 27 days ago

Duke Energy warned customers on Tuesday that they should expect higher heating bills this winter. Lee Freedman, a Duke Energy spokesperson said customers should expect their bills to be $20 to $40 higher per month than a year ago due to two factors. “Our meteorologists believe temperatures will be about 2 degrees lower than normal....
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