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Lauren Pack

Cox Media Group Ohio reporter covering Butler County government, sheriff's department and courts.

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Police eliminate suspects in 2 Middletown homicides
 A month of investigating Middletown’s two latest homicides hasn’t led to arrests, but detectives told the Journal-News that some suspects have been eliminated. On Nov. 4, Joesph Romano, 47,  The next day, Tiffany Hoskins, a 36-year-old mother of two,  Family members told the Journal-News that they were informed  Middletown Lt...

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A month of investigating Middletown’s two latest homicides hasn’t led to arrests, but detectives told the Journal-News that some suspects have been eliminated. On Nov. 4, Joesph Romano, 47, The next day, Tiffany Hoskins, a 36-year-old mother of two, Family members told the Journal-News that they were informed Middletown Lt...
Fairfied police looking for suspects in shooting
 Fairfield police are looking for suspects in connection with a shooting Monday in Debbie Mobile Home Park. Josue Alexander Vargas, 21 and Edvin Jorellana Rodas, 21, are charged with aggravated robbery and are considered armed and dangerous, according to police. Josue Vargas is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 pounds...

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Fairfield police are looking for suspects in connection with a shooting Monday in Debbie Mobile Home Park. Josue Alexander Vargas, 21 and Edvin Jorellana Rodas, 21, are charged with aggravated robbery and are considered armed and dangerous, according to police. Josue Vargas is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 pounds...
Person locked in office triggered alarm at Warren County junior high
 
             “We aren’t going to release who accidentally pushed the button. This person was in the office and was locked in. They were looking for the unlock button and pushed the wrong one. We are looking into that button’s placement to ensure this doesn’t happen again,” said Gould. “There will be no...

Posted: 16 hours ago

“We aren’t going to release who accidentally pushed the button. This person was in the office and was locked in. They were looking for the unlock button and pushed the wrong one. We are looking into that button’s placement to ensure this doesn’t happen again,” said Gould. “There will be no...
Resident: Dryer fire led to blaze in Middletown
 
             The Red Cross is assisting eight people displaced today by a fire in a four-unit building in the 1900 block of Arlington Avenue, according to fire officials. Fire Chief Paul Lolli said dispatchers received a call about the fire from one of the residents at about 12:50 p.m. who said a fire started behind a dryer, but was out...

Posted: 19 hours ago

The Red Cross is assisting eight people displaced today by a fire in a four-unit building in the 1900 block of Arlington Avenue, according to fire officials. Fire Chief Paul Lolli said dispatchers received a call about the fire from one of the residents at about 12:50 p.m. who said a fire started behind a dryer, but was out...
Mom tries to smuggle pot via her bra to son in Lebanon prison
 A Dayton mother is facing felony charges for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana to her son via undergarments into Lebanon Correctional Institution. Maria Kenney, 53, of Smith Street, was indicted Monday by a Warren County grand jury for illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility and possession...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Dayton mother is facing felony charges for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana to her son via undergarments into Lebanon Correctional Institution. Maria Kenney, 53, of Smith Street, was indicted Monday by a Warren County grand jury for illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility and possession...
Mom tries to smuggle pot via her bra to son in Lebanon prison
 A Dayton mother is facing felony charges for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana to her son via undergarments into Lebanon Correctional Institution. Maria Kenney, 53, of Smith Street, was indicted Monday by a Warren County grand jury for illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility and possession...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Dayton mother is facing felony charges for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana to her son via undergarments into Lebanon Correctional Institution. Maria Kenney, 53, of Smith Street, was indicted Monday by a Warren County grand jury for illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility and possession...
Middletown cat ‘sanctuary’ was under investigation for 4 months
 The owner of a cat rescue operation in Middletown received “several warnings” during a four-month investigation before  Lesli Martin, 51, the owner of Heart’s Rescue Sanctuary on Breiel Boulevard, is facing a misdemeanor charge for the alleged condition of animals in her care. The action was taken “after several warnings...

Posted: 2 days ago

The owner of a cat rescue operation in Middletown received “several warnings” during a four-month investigation before Lesli Martin, 51, the owner of Heart’s Rescue Sanctuary on Breiel Boulevard, is facing a misdemeanor charge for the alleged condition of animals in her care. The action was taken “after several warnings...
Middletown cat ‘sanctuary’ was under investigation for 4 months
 The owner of a cat rescue operation in Middletown received “several warnings” during a four-month investigation before  Lesli Martin, 51, the owner of Heart’s Rescue Sanctuary on Breiel Boulevard, is facing a misdemeanor charge for the alleged condition of animals in her care. The action was taken “after several...

Posted: 2 days ago

The owner of a cat rescue operation in Middletown received “several warnings” during a four-month investigation before  Lesli Martin, 51, the owner of Heart’s Rescue Sanctuary on Breiel Boulevard, is facing a misdemeanor charge for the alleged condition of animals in her care. The action was taken “after several...
Search underway for suspect in dollar store robbery
 Deputies are looking for information about a robbery late Saturday night at the Dollar General store in Lemon Twp. A man entered the store on South Main Street, just outside the Middletown city limits at about 10 p.m. Saturday, according to deputies with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. He was wearing a ski mask and had a gun, the...

Posted: 3 days ago

Deputies are looking for information about a robbery late Saturday night at the Dollar General store in Lemon Twp. A man entered the store on South Main Street, just outside the Middletown city limits at about 10 p.m. Saturday, according to deputies with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. He was wearing a ski mask and had a gun, the...
Search underway for suspect in dollar store robbery
 Deputies are looking for information about a robbery late Saturday night at the Dollar General store in Lemon Twp. A man entered the store on South Main Street, just outside the Middletown city limits at about 10 p.m. Saturday, according to deputies with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. He was wearing a ski mask and had a gun, the...

Posted: 3 days ago

Deputies are looking for information about a robbery late Saturday night at the Dollar General store in Lemon Twp. A man entered the store on South Main Street, just outside the Middletown city limits at about 10 p.m. Saturday, according to deputies with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. He was wearing a ski mask and had a gun, the...