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Kid spa opens in Fairfield Twp.
 When young girls want to get a manicure or a pedicure, they often have to go where mom goes where they’re told to be quiet. A new business in Fairfield Twp. has set out to change that. The Pink Party Palace, at 5579 Eureka Drive, offers its young clientele a novelty spa, said Carla Bossie, who co-owns the business with Kellie Adams...

9:26 PM Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

When young girls want to get a manicure or a pedicure, they often have to go where mom goes where they’re told to be quiet. A new business in Fairfield Twp. has set out to change that. The Pink Party Palace, at 5579 Eureka Drive, offers its young clientele a novelty spa, said Carla Bossie, who co-owns the business with Kellie Adams...
Parents vow to hold Fairfield schools accountable
 Several people who spoke out against Fairfield City Schools for its handling of alleged bullying say the district must do more to prevent such behavior and will continue to attend board meetings to make sure their opinions are heard. West Chester Twp. Trustee Lee Wong was among more than 150 people who packed the community room during the...

8:48 PM Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Several people who spoke out against Fairfield City Schools for its handling of alleged bullying say the district must do more to prevent such behavior and will continue to attend board meetings to make sure their opinions are heard. West Chester Twp. Trustee Lee Wong was among more than 150 people who packed the community room during the...
Teen missing from Fairfield found safe
 A teen that had been reported missing by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is no longer missing, according to Fairfield police. Taylor Stadtmiller, 19, had last been seen in the Fairfield area Sept. 14, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which issued a notice on her today. However, &ldquo...

4:16 PM Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

A teen that had been reported missing by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is no longer missing, according to Fairfield police. Taylor Stadtmiller, 19, had last been seen in the Fairfield area Sept. 14, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which issued a notice on her today. However, &ldquo...
Fairfield breaks ground on new schools
 Fairfield City Schools broke ground on three new buildings Thursday evening, promising students and the rest of the community an improved learning environment. The groundbreaking took place at the future site of the Freshman School, to be located behind the existing high school. “Today’s groundbreaking celebrates the visible beginning...

1:35 AM Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Fairfield City Schools broke ground on three new buildings Thursday evening, promising students and the rest of the community an improved learning environment. The groundbreaking took place at the future site of the Freshman School, to be located behind the existing high school. “Today’s groundbreaking celebrates the visible beginning...
150 people show up at Fairfield board meeting to protest bullying
 More than 150 people packed the Fairfield Board of Education meeting at the high school Thursday to confront district officials again about their inaction with regard to bullying in the schools. It was the second time in five months a swarm of angry parents have addressed the board. The district has been under fire for its handling of bullying...

2:33 PM Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

More than 150 people packed the Fairfield Board of Education meeting at the high school Thursday to confront district officials again about their inaction with regard to bullying in the schools. It was the second time in five months a swarm of angry parents have addressed the board. The district has been under fire for its handling of bullying...
150 people show up at Fairfield board meeting to protest bullying
 More than 150 people packed the Fairfield Board of Education meeting at the high school Thursday to confront district officials again about their inaction with regard to bullying in the schools. It was the second time in five months a swarm of angry parents have addressed the board. The district has been under fire for its handling of bullying...

2:33 PM Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

More than 150 people packed the Fairfield Board of Education meeting at the high school Thursday to confront district officials again about their inaction with regard to bullying in the schools. It was the second time in five months a swarm of angry parents have addressed the board. The district has been under fire for its handling of bullying...
Oxford movie theatre demolition irks neighbors
 Workers have been demolishing the Princess Theatre this month, with plans to open a new building that will include a movie theater and other businesses. However, the owner of Krispy Kutz, a barber shop immediately next door to the theater site on Beech Street, has not been happy with the work. He’s particularly displeased that the project...

2:21 PM Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Workers have been demolishing the Princess Theatre this month, with plans to open a new building that will include a movie theater and other businesses. However, the owner of Krispy Kutz, a barber shop immediately next door to the theater site on Beech Street, has not been happy with the work. He’s particularly displeased that the project...
Fairfield seeing overall decline in crime
 Crime in Fairfield is trending down so far in 2015, particularly property crimes, which have been an area of focus for local police. The total number of crime reports through August totaled 783 compared to 1,363 for all of last year, according to city data. The total number of crimes reported in 2013 was 1,228. While homicides have increased...

8:41 PM Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Crime in Fairfield is trending down so far in 2015, particularly property crimes, which have been an area of focus for local police. The total number of crime reports through August totaled 783 compared to 1,363 for all of last year, according to city data. The total number of crimes reported in 2013 was 1,228. While homicides have increased...
Oxford taxi regulations under review
 Taxicab drivers in Oxford could find themselves paying more for insurance coverage if the city decides to toughen its taxicab laws, which haven’t been updated in more than 50 years. Oxford’s ordinance, last updated in 1961, requires cab drivers/companies to carry liability insurance of $12,500. By comparison, cities such as Hamilton...

11:20 AM Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Taxicab drivers in Oxford could find themselves paying more for insurance coverage if the city decides to toughen its taxicab laws, which haven’t been updated in more than 50 years. Oxford’s ordinance, last updated in 1961, requires cab drivers/companies to carry liability insurance of $12,500. By comparison, cities such as Hamilton...
Oxford area to be without power for 2 to 3 hours today
 An accident this morning will result in a two- to three-hour power outage today in the Oxford area while an electrical pole is replaced. An accident occurred on US 27 South this morning, causing the need to replace an electrical pole, according to a press release from the Oxford Police Department. The car accident snapped the pole in half...

3:13 PM Friday, Oct. 09, 2015

An accident this morning will result in a two- to three-hour power outage today in the Oxford area while an electrical pole is replaced. An accident occurred on US 27 South this morning, causing the need to replace an electrical pole, according to a press release from the Oxford Police Department. The car accident snapped the pole in half...
Butler Tech superintendent announces retirement
 Butler Tech Superintendent Bill Miller has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 1 of 2016. The Board has named Laura Sage, Ed.D, to serve as interim superintendent from Jan. 1 to July 31, the school said in a statement released today. “On behalf of the Board, we wish Bill the best in his retirement and commend him on a career in...

8:31 PM Thursday, Oct. 08, 2015

Butler Tech Superintendent Bill Miller has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 1 of 2016. The Board has named Laura Sage, Ed.D, to serve as interim superintendent from Jan. 1 to July 31, the school said in a statement released today. “On behalf of the Board, we wish Bill the best in his retirement and commend him on a career in...
Combs, McAbee vie for seat on Fairfield Twp. board of trustees
 Over the past two years, Fairfield Twp. has endured a number of crises, including a failed safety levy, a decreasing general fund and personal discord that led to one seat being open to a newcomer. That seat is being contested by Joe McAbee, himself a former trustee, and Courtney Dennis Combs, the son of a longtime Butler County commissioner...

12:30 AM Thursday, Oct. 08, 2015

Over the past two years, Fairfield Twp. has endured a number of crises, including a failed safety levy, a decreasing general fund and personal discord that led to one seat being open to a newcomer. That seat is being contested by Joe McAbee, himself a former trustee, and Courtney Dennis Combs, the son of a longtime Butler County commissioner...
Oxford council approves controversial housing project
 After months of debates, revisions and a lawsuit, a controversial housing development will be built on the south side of Oxford. No one spoke against the project at Tuesday’s city council meeting, and council members said that the student housing project has improved from its original design — and because it complies with the...

8:25 PM Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015

After months of debates, revisions and a lawsuit, a controversial housing development will be built on the south side of Oxford. No one spoke against the project at Tuesday’s city council meeting, and council members said that the student housing project has improved from its original design — and because it complies with the...
Fairfield to celebrate 60th birthday

10:37 PM Tuesday, Oct. 06, 2015

Fairfield turns 60 years old on Oct. 20, and the city and historical society have partnered to mark the milestone with events throughout Fairfield’s birthday month. The celebration kicks off Oct. 14, with the opening of historical displays in the Community Arts Center’s gallery, including views created by archivist Bob Pendergrass...
McDonald’s backs out of Fairfield Twp. location
 McDonald’s has backed out of plans to open a restaurant in Fairfield Twp., according to a township official. That restaurant was set to be located at the intersection of Princeton and Gilmore Roads, and plans for it were confirmed last year. However, after doing research, McDonald’s decided it would be too close to the location...

5:55 PM Monday, Oct. 05, 2015

McDonald’s has backed out of plans to open a restaurant in Fairfield Twp., according to a township official. That restaurant was set to be located at the intersection of Princeton and Gilmore Roads, and plans for it were confirmed last year. However, after doing research, McDonald’s decided it would be too close to the location...
Fairfield City Schools sets groundbreaking for new buildings
 Fairfield City Schools will break ground on its new buildings Oct. 15 at the site of the Freshman School to be constructed. That site is behind Fairfield High School on the Gilmore Road side. The ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m., before the school board meeting scheduled for that evening, said district spokeswoman Gina Gentry-Fletcher. The early...

1:44 PM Monday, Oct. 05, 2015

Fairfield City Schools will break ground on its new buildings Oct. 15 at the site of the Freshman School to be constructed. That site is behind Fairfield High School on the Gilmore Road side. The ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m., before the school board meeting scheduled for that evening, said district spokeswoman Gina Gentry-Fletcher. The early...
Keller, Hamilton in only contested Fairfield council race

2:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 04, 2015

All four ward seats in Fairfield are up for election next month, but only one of them is contested: the seat for Ward 2 being sought by Craig Keller and Johnny Hamilton. That seat is held by Marty Judd, who opted not to run for reelection after he filled in for departing council member Jeff Holtegel. Keller already has some experience with...
Fairfield planning updates to Harbin Park
 The city’s largest park is next in line for a makeover. Thousands visit Harbin Park each year thanks to its natural amenities, such as hills for snow sledding, and its events — from high school cross country meets to Red, White and Kaboom. City council heard the first of three readings this week to set aside $50,000 for architectural/engineering...

11:00 AM Saturday, Oct. 03, 2015

The city’s largest park is next in line for a makeover. Thousands visit Harbin Park each year thanks to its natural amenities, such as hills for snow sledding, and its events — from high school cross country meets to Red, White and Kaboom. City council heard the first of three readings this week to set aside $50,000 for architectural/engineering...
Message to Fairfield students: Think before you post online
 School leaders had a message for Fairfield Middle School students this week: Take 10 seconds before posting a photo or message on social media that might hurt someone — or cause them to hurt themselves. Fairfield Middle School has launched a “Drama Free Technology” program to encourage students to use electronic devices...

8:11 PM Thursday, Oct. 01, 2015

School leaders had a message for Fairfield Middle School students this week: Take 10 seconds before posting a photo or message on social media that might hurt someone — or cause them to hurt themselves. Fairfield Middle School has launched a “Drama Free Technology” program to encourage students to use electronic devices...
More water main repairs coming in Fairfield
 Fairfield will embark on the next phase of its city-wide water main replacement, with more work slated for Pleasant Avenue this year. On Monday, city council approved the spending of $345,000 to replace two sections of water main on Pleasant Avenue. The work will be between Resor Road and Calumet Way, and Hunter Road and Happy Valley Drive...

10:00 PM Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015

Fairfield will embark on the next phase of its city-wide water main replacement, with more work slated for Pleasant Avenue this year. On Monday, city council approved the spending of $345,000 to replace two sections of water main on Pleasant Avenue. The work will be between Resor Road and Calumet Way, and Hunter Road and Happy Valley Drive...
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