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Sheriff: Misuse of emergency system ‘serious breach of protocol’
 There is no need for reprimands after an emergency notification system was used to send a non-emergency message to about 20,000 residents, according to the county prosecutor, despite accusations of a “serious breach of protocol” from Butler County’s top law enforcement official. On Dec. 13, Matt Haverkos, director of the...

Posted: 14 days ago

There is no need for reprimands after an emergency notification system was used to send a non-emergency message to about 20,000 residents, according to the county prosecutor, despite accusations of a “serious breach of protocol” from Butler County’s top law enforcement official. On Dec. 13, Matt Haverkos, director of the...
Middletown chief seeks justice and to reassure city residents
 Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw held up a photo of Teresa Shields, shot and killed as a passenger in a car leaving a New Year’s Eve party, and said: “She deserves justice.” The chief on Tuesday addressed two deadly events that occurred Sunday morning in the city, but he stressed that crime in Middletown has declined...

Posted: 15 days ago

Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw held up a photo of Teresa Shields, shot and killed as a passenger in a car leaving a New Year’s Eve party, and said: “She deserves justice.” The chief on Tuesday addressed two deadly events that occurred Sunday morning in the city, but he stressed that crime in Middletown has declined...
Butler County prosecutor likely to seek death penalty in homicides
 Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said the death penalty likely will be sought for at least one of three men charged in two November Middletown homicides. Charles Ray Graham, 27, of 2002 Pearl St., Doug Best, 28, of 402 Richmond St., and Derrick Brown, 22, of 815 Crawford St., are charged with two counts of aggravated murder, one count...

Posted: 15 days ago

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said the death penalty likely will be sought for at least one of three men charged in two November Middletown homicides. Charles Ray Graham, 27, of 2002 Pearl St., Doug Best, 28, of 402 Richmond St., and Derrick Brown, 22, of 815 Crawford St., are charged with two counts of aggravated murder, one count...
Middletown chief seeks justice for shooting victim
 Middletown police located 13 rounds in the roadway at Roosevelt Boulevard and Wicoff minutes after Steve Waldon drove at 2010 Audi to the emergency room entrance at Atrium Medical Center early Sunday morning, according to a police report. Waldon was shot multiple times and remains hospitalized. His passenger, Teresa Shields, 26, was also...

Posted: 16 days ago

Middletown police located 13 rounds in the roadway at Roosevelt Boulevard and Wicoff minutes after Steve Waldon drove at 2010 Audi to the emergency room entrance at Atrium Medical Center early Sunday morning, according to a police report. Waldon was shot multiple times and remains hospitalized. His passenger, Teresa Shields, 26, was also...
Suicidal man arrested following SWAT standoff in Butler Co.
 A suicidal man was taken into custody without incident following a SWAT standoff involving in Madison Twp., Butler County Sunday.  Deputies from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Butler County Regional SWAT responded to reports of a suicidal man inside a home in the 7900 block of Thomas Road, around 3:30 p.m. Sunday...

Posted: 17 days ago

A suicidal man was taken into custody without incident following a SWAT standoff involving in Madison Twp., Butler County Sunday.  Deputies from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Butler County Regional SWAT responded to reports of a suicidal man inside a home in the 7900 block of Thomas Road, around 3:30 p.m. Sunday...
Monroe family welcomes first Butler County baby of 2017
 A 7-pound girl welcomed into the world early Sunday morning at Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital was the first baby born in 2017 in Butler County. Aubrey Elaine Mersch was born at 2:05 a.m. to parents Eric and Christy Mersch of Monroe. “We were hoping she would be the first of the year,” Christy Mersch said, noting she went into...

Posted: 17 days ago

A 7-pound girl welcomed into the world early Sunday morning at Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital was the first baby born in 2017 in Butler County. Aubrey Elaine Mersch was born at 2:05 a.m. to parents Eric and Christy Mersch of Monroe. “We were hoping she would be the first of the year,” Christy Mersch said, noting she went into...
2 dead after shootings, car crash in Middletown
 Two people are dead, another is critically injured and others injured in two shooting incidents and a fatal car crash in Middletown on the first day of 2017.  Middletown police and detectives are investigating a fatal shooting and the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal car crash that occurred within 10 minutes of each other...

Posted: 18 days ago

Two people are dead, another is critically injured and others injured in two shooting incidents and a fatal car crash in Middletown on the first day of 2017.  Middletown police and detectives are investigating a fatal shooting and the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal car crash that occurred within 10 minutes of each other...
3 arrested in connection to 2 Middletown slayings
 The slayings of two people hours apart in Middletown are connected, and three men have been arrested and charged in the homicides, police announced Thursday evening. Doug Best, 28, of 402 Richmond St.; Derrick Brown, 22, of 815 Crawford St.; and Charles Ray Graham, 27, of 2002 Pearl St., are each charged with two counts of aggravated murder...

Posted: 27 days ago

The slayings of two people hours apart in Middletown are connected, and three men have been arrested and charged in the homicides, police announced Thursday evening. Doug Best, 28, of 402 Richmond St.; Derrick Brown, 22, of 815 Crawford St.; and Charles Ray Graham, 27, of 2002 Pearl St., are each charged with two counts of aggravated murder...
Butler County concealed carry permits up sharply
 More people in Butler County and in Ohio overall have obtained concealed carry permits, according to new statistics from the state. There were 25,474 Ohioans newly licensed with concealed carry permits in the third quarter of 2016 — a 59 percent increase over the 16,000 issued in the third quarter of 2015, according to statistics released...

4:00 PM Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016

More people in Butler County and in Ohio overall have obtained concealed carry permits, according to new statistics from the state. There were 25,474 Ohioans newly licensed with concealed carry permits in the third quarter of 2016 — a 59 percent increase over the 16,000 issued in the third quarter of 2015, according to statistics released...
Officers find phony money, Miami U. student faces charges
 A Miami University student is facing multiple charges after a trail of phony money led police to an Oxford residence. Nikolaus F. Lehnertz, 22, is charged with five counts of forgery, a fifth-degree felony; five counts of criminal simulation; a first-degree misdemeanor, and one count of possession of criminal tool, a fifth-degree felony....

8:52 PM Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

A Miami University student is facing multiple charges after a trail of phony money led police to an Oxford residence. Nikolaus F. Lehnertz, 22, is charged with five counts of forgery, a fifth-degree felony; five counts of criminal simulation; a first-degree misdemeanor, and one count of possession of criminal tool, a fifth-degree felony....
Tonight’s OVI checkpoint in Butler County canceled
 UPDATE @ 10:35 A.M. Due to the potential for icy roads, the OVI checkpoint in Fairfield tonight has been canceled. INITIAL REPORT: The Butler County O.V.I. Task Force will be conducting a checkpoint tonight in Fairfield. The checkpoint will be held on northbound Pleasant Ave (US 127) at Symmes Rd. and last from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m....

2:29 PM Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

UPDATE @ 10:35 A.M. Due to the potential for icy roads, the OVI checkpoint in Fairfield tonight has been canceled. INITIAL REPORT: The Butler County O.V.I. Task Force will be conducting a checkpoint tonight in Fairfield. The checkpoint will be held on northbound Pleasant Ave (US 127) at Symmes Rd. and last from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m....
Franklin father to be re-tried in son’s scalding death
 A Franklin father charged in connection with his 4-year-old son’s scalding death will face another jury after on charges of felony child endangering and involuntary manslaughter. Robert Ritchie, 31, was back in Warren County Common Pleas Court today to learn if prosecutors would retry him after a jury failed to reach a verdict in his...

8:36 PM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

A Franklin father charged in connection with his 4-year-old son’s scalding death will face another jury after on charges of felony child endangering and involuntary manslaughter. Robert Ritchie, 31, was back in Warren County Common Pleas Court today to learn if prosecutors would retry him after a jury failed to reach a verdict in his...
Cat ‘sanctuary’ owner charged with animal cruelty is no-show in court
 The owner of a cat rescue operation in Middletown did not show up for her scheduled appearance in court Thursday on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. Lesli Martin, 51, owner of Heart’s Rescue Sanctuary on Breiel Boulevard, was scheduled to be in municipal court at 9 a.m. on six counts of cruelty to companion animals, but did not appear...

6:03 PM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

The owner of a cat rescue operation in Middletown did not show up for her scheduled appearance in court Thursday on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. Lesli Martin, 51, owner of Heart’s Rescue Sanctuary on Breiel Boulevard, was scheduled to be in municipal court at 9 a.m. on six counts of cruelty to companion animals, but did not appear...
Middletown police: Bar shooting suspect may be in Franklin area
 Middletown Police are searching for another suspect in the shooting outside Boca Bar that occurred Nov. 29. Police are searching for Quanterius Keith, 19, and have received tips that he may be in the Springboro or Franklin areas. Keith has active warrants for felonious assault, weapons under disability, improperly discharging firearm into...

3:30 PM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

Middletown Police are searching for another suspect in the shooting outside Boca Bar that occurred Nov. 29. Police are searching for Quanterius Keith, 19, and have received tips that he may be in the Springboro or Franklin areas. Keith has active warrants for felonious assault, weapons under disability, improperly discharging firearm into...
Butler County GOP recommends local attorney for vacant judge seat
 The names of two attorneys and a judge will be sent to the governor’s office for consideration to replace the late Craig Hedric as common pleas judge, but defense attorney Greg Howard was the top vote-getter at Wednesday night’s central committee meeting. Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell, Howard and Peter D. Meyer...

1:14 AM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

The names of two attorneys and a judge will be sent to the governor’s office for consideration to replace the late Craig Hedric as common pleas judge, but defense attorney Greg Howard was the top vote-getter at Wednesday night’s central committee meeting. Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell, Howard and Peter D. Meyer...
Middletown children enjoy opportunity to Shop With A Cop
 A tradition of making Christmas wishes come true continued this year with the annual Mike Davis Shop with a Cop program at the Middletown Meijer. Volunteers from Middletown police were joined by their family and the FOP, and 59 children gathered on Dec. 3 to shop for items to make their holiday brighter. Each child received $100 to buy whatever...

7:39 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

A tradition of making Christmas wishes come true continued this year with the annual Mike Davis Shop with a Cop program at the Middletown Meijer. Volunteers from Middletown police were joined by their family and the FOP, and 59 children gathered on Dec. 3 to shop for items to make their holiday brighter. Each child received $100 to buy whatever...
Fire at vacant Hamilton building called ‘suspicious’
 Hamilton fire crews fought fire, arctic temperatures and icy conditions Wednesday at a fire on Heaton Street. The blaze was reported about 7:10 a.m. at 1001 Heaton, which is a former four-unit apartment building. The building was vacant and the front portion was boarded up, according to Deputy Fire Chief Jay Wirtz. There were no injuries...

7:39 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Hamilton fire crews fought fire, arctic temperatures and icy conditions Wednesday at a fire on Heaton Street. The blaze was reported about 7:10 a.m. at 1001 Heaton, which is a former four-unit apartment building. The building was vacant and the front portion was boarded up, according to Deputy Fire Chief Jay Wirtz. There were no injuries...
Hamilton firefighters battle early morning blaze
 Hamilton fire crews remain on the scene of an apartment fire that broke out shortly after 7 a.m. on Heaton Street. Crews remained on the scene just after 9 a.m., shooting water on the two-story building to make sure all hot spots were extinguished. Firefighters on the scene told the Journal-News that they believe the building was abandoned...

2:41 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Hamilton fire crews remain on the scene of an apartment fire that broke out shortly after 7 a.m. on Heaton Street. Crews remained on the scene just after 9 a.m., shooting water on the two-story building to make sure all hot spots were extinguished. Firefighters on the scene told the Journal-News that they believe the building was abandoned...
Look who’s featured on Hamilton PD’s popular ornament this year
 Tiny horses are pulling Santa’s sleigh this year as the featured design on the Hamilton Police Department’s commemorative ornaments. Since 2007, the ornaments have been a traditional gift to police officers and can also be purchased by the public. Throughout 2016, police have partnered with Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses...

1:00 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Tiny horses are pulling Santa’s sleigh this year as the featured design on the Hamilton Police Department’s commemorative ornaments. Since 2007, the ornaments have been a traditional gift to police officers and can also be purchased by the public. Throughout 2016, police have partnered with Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses...
Owners of home where arson occurred refused to discuss insurance claim
 The owners of a home where a Hamilton firefighter died in an arson fire declined to speak with insurance representatives under oath about their submitted insurance claim, according to court documents obtained exclusively by the Journal-News. Lester Parker was indicted Monday by a Butler County grand jury for aggravated arson and murder...

11:36 PM Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

The owners of a home where a Hamilton firefighter died in an arson fire declined to speak with insurance representatives under oath about their submitted insurance claim, according to court documents obtained exclusively by the Journal-News. Lester Parker was indicted Monday by a Butler County grand jury for aggravated arson and murder...
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