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Warren County senior housing development pursuing another subsidy
 Hopkins Commons, the 160-unit, $22-million senior community under construction in Warren County, is being annexed by the Village of Mainevillle. The annexation, currently pending, will enable the project - which has already been granted $10 million in subsidies - to avoid payments to the local school district in lieu of taxes set aside to...

Posted: 3 days ago

Hopkins Commons, the 160-unit, $22-million senior community under construction in Warren County, is being annexed by the Village of Mainevillle. The annexation, currently pending, will enable the project - which has already been granted $10 million in subsidies - to avoid payments to the local school district in lieu of taxes set aside to...
What we know now about attempts to demolish the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
 A section of the old Jeremiah Morrow Bridge carrying Interstate 71 over the Little Miami River was still standing this week, despite four sets of explosions detonated over the past month designed to bring it down. The final ensnarled piece of the steel structure for the old southbound span still rested on the cement pier from which it had...

Posted: 3 days ago

A section of the old Jeremiah Morrow Bridge carrying Interstate 71 over the Little Miami River was still standing this week, despite four sets of explosions detonated over the past month designed to bring it down. The final ensnarled piece of the steel structure for the old southbound span still rested on the cement pier from which it had...
Warren County expects to OK permit for medical marijuana farm
 Warren County expects to issue a permit, perhaps this week, to grow marijuana for medical use in a rural township in the county. The permit would be used to qualify for one of up to 24 medical marijuana cultivator licenses the Ohio Department of Commerce can issue “prior to” Sept. 9, 2018, according to the Ohio Medical Marijuana...

Posted: 5 days ago

Warren County expects to issue a permit, perhaps this week, to grow marijuana for medical use in a rural township in the county. The permit would be used to qualify for one of up to 24 medical marijuana cultivator licenses the Ohio Department of Commerce can issue “prior to” Sept. 9, 2018, according to the Ohio Medical Marijuana...
Three inmates indicted in “quite frightening” prison melee

Posted: 7 days ago

The Warren County prosecutor described as “quite frightening” the alleged assault of six guards at the Warren Correctional Institution on Dec. 13. Three inmates at the prison west of Lebanon were indicted Monday for assaulting the guards “locking down” an imate found with “hooch” in his cell. Before the...
I-71 back open, but work still needed to demolish old bridge 
 I-71 was shut down for a third time this morning to accommodate work to remove a stubborn portion of the old Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, but more work is required, according to Matt Bruning, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation. The bridge was reopened to traffic before 11 a.m. after a planned five-hour shut down. Bruning said...

Posted: 10 days ago

I-71 was shut down for a third time this morning to accommodate work to remove a stubborn portion of the old Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, but more work is required, according to Matt Bruning, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation. The bridge was reopened to traffic before 11 a.m. after a planned five-hour shut down. Bruning said...
60-year-old man accused of sexual conduct with 13-year-old Lebanon boy

Posted: 11 days ago

A 60-year-old man is facing charges in Warren County alleging he twice engaged in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old boy and stored child pornography on his cellphone. John T. Hopkins was in the county jail on Thursday on charges of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented display and criminal child enticement. Bond was set at $20,000....
Springboro staff to meet with developers of historic farm
 Springboro officials plan to meet with the developers of the historic 101-acre Easton Farm over the next week in hopes of completing the local government’s review of the plan and a request for rezoning. On Wednesday night, staff and the city’s planning commission told Hills Properties its submissions were still lacking, preventing...

Posted: 12 days ago

Springboro officials plan to meet with the developers of the historic 101-acre Easton Farm over the next week in hopes of completing the local government’s review of the plan and a request for rezoning. On Wednesday night, staff and the city’s planning commission told Hills Properties its submissions were still lacking, preventing...
Warren County ups lodgings tax to pay for $15 million sports complex
 A 1-percent lodgings tax hike approved Tuesday in Warren County is expected to finance a $15 million sports complex anchoring a 1,400-acre planned community. RELATED: 12,000 residents, $1.5B in investment expected at Union Village The Warren County commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of the tax hike. A vote was delayed in...

Posted: 14 days ago

A 1-percent lodgings tax hike approved Tuesday in Warren County is expected to finance a $15 million sports complex anchoring a 1,400-acre planned community. RELATED: 12,000 residents, $1.5B in investment expected at Union Village The Warren County commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of the tax hike. A vote was delayed in...
Beavercreek, Springboro schools consider substitute levies
 The results of the May 2 election have yet to be certified, but at least two area school districts already are working for passage in Nov. 7 of substitute levies — an alternative to traditional tax issues, particularly in growing school districts. In coming months, the Springboro Community City Schools are expected to join the Beavercreek...

Posted: 17 days ago

The results of the May 2 election have yet to be certified, but at least two area school districts already are working for passage in Nov. 7 of substitute levies — an alternative to traditional tax issues, particularly in growing school districts. In coming months, the Springboro Community City Schools are expected to join the Beavercreek...
Local teen accused of having ties to Crips street gang
 A Warren County teen, accused of trying to recruit for the Crips street gang and fomenting “war” with rivals, is in the Butler County Detention Center, charged with robbery, participating in criminal gangs, improper furnishing of firearms to a minor and felonious assault. The boy, 16, was charged earlier this week in Butler County...

Posted: 17 days ago

A Warren County teen, accused of trying to recruit for the Crips street gang and fomenting “war” with rivals, is in the Butler County Detention Center, charged with robbery, participating in criminal gangs, improper furnishing of firearms to a minor and felonious assault. The boy, 16, was charged earlier this week in Butler County...
Why this community is spending $7M on this new intersection design
 Warren County plans to spend about $7 million in the next 18 months on roundabouts — rather than traditional intersections with traffic lights — to manage traffic and other safety hazards. The spending is the another example of the growing popularity on road construction designed to angle merging drivers into the circular roadways...

Posted: 18 days ago

Warren County plans to spend about $7 million in the next 18 months on roundabouts — rather than traditional intersections with traffic lights — to manage traffic and other safety hazards. The spending is the another example of the growing popularity on road construction designed to angle merging drivers into the circular roadways...
Springboro schools to seek substitute levy in November election
 Springboro school officials are planning to seek approval of a substitute levy in the November election for an existing levy that generates slightly more than $7.9 million annually. Under renewal of the existing levy, approved in 2013, individual tax bills would stay similar or go down, as property values go up, and new homes and commercial...

Posted: 19 days ago

Springboro school officials are planning to seek approval of a substitute levy in the November election for an existing levy that generates slightly more than $7.9 million annually. Under renewal of the existing levy, approved in 2013, individual tax bills would stay similar or go down, as property values go up, and new homes and commercial...
Hearing delayed for woman accused of killing ex-husband
 Mercedes Robb is competent to stand trial for the murder of her ex-husband on Nov. 3 outside Lebanon. But Robb’s lawyer still needs to obtain an evaluation of her sanity at the time of the killing last year. As a result Judge Robert Peeler postponed a hearing scheduled Wednesday morning in anticipation of Robb’s trial on charges...

Posted: 20 days ago

Mercedes Robb is competent to stand trial for the murder of her ex-husband on Nov. 3 outside Lebanon. But Robb’s lawyer still needs to obtain an evaluation of her sanity at the time of the killing last year. As a result Judge Robert Peeler postponed a hearing scheduled Wednesday morning in anticipation of Robb’s trial on charges...
West Carrollton income-tax issue becomes permanent
 West Carrollton voters Tuesday supported making permanent a 0.25 percent income tax hike first approved in 2013, according to unofficial vote totals. The total local income tax has been 2.25 percent since residents first approved the 0.25 percent hike on a five-year basis in 2013. Now, that entire rate is permanent. “It’s going...

Posted: 20 days ago

West Carrollton voters Tuesday supported making permanent a 0.25 percent income tax hike first approved in 2013, according to unofficial vote totals. The total local income tax has been 2.25 percent since residents first approved the 0.25 percent hike on a five-year basis in 2013. Now, that entire rate is permanent. “It’s going...
67 percent of Carlisle, Lebanon voters back school issues
 Both school tax issues in Warren County were approved by 67 percent of voters, according to unofficial results Tuesday. Voters in Carlisle cast ballots in favor of a 6.2-mill bond issue to pay for demolition of the district’s existing schools and construction of a single, new K-12 school building. “Huge, huge victory. It&rsquo...

Posted: 21 days ago

Both school tax issues in Warren County were approved by 67 percent of voters, according to unofficial results Tuesday. Voters in Carlisle cast ballots in favor of a 6.2-mill bond issue to pay for demolition of the district’s existing schools and construction of a single, new K-12 school building. “Huge, huge victory. It&rsquo...
Dayton man 5th Ohioan charged for involvement with ISIS
 The Dayton man arrested Wednesday on charges accusing him of planning to join ISIS was the fifth Ohioan and 122nd person charged in the U.S. with similar offenses, according to data collected by a Washington D.C.-based group studying homegrown terrorism. However, Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, of Dayton, bucked recent trends when he tried to...

Posted: 24 days ago

The Dayton man arrested Wednesday on charges accusing him of planning to join ISIS was the fifth Ohioan and 122nd person charged in the U.S. with similar offenses, according to data collected by a Washington D.C.-based group studying homegrown terrorism. However, Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, of Dayton, bucked recent trends when he tried to...
UD’s terrorism expert: Be vigilant for signs of radicalization
 Southwest Ohio residents should feel relieved about the outcome of the case resulting in the arrest of a man living in Dayton on charges accusing him of trying to join ISIS, one expert said Thursday. “We were lucky,” said Mark Ensalaco, a professor and terrorism expert at the University of Dayton. RELATED: Dayton man accused of...

Posted: 26 days ago

Southwest Ohio residents should feel relieved about the outcome of the case resulting in the arrest of a man living in Dayton on charges accusing him of trying to join ISIS, one expert said Thursday. “We were lucky,” said Mark Ensalaco, a professor and terrorism expert at the University of Dayton. RELATED: Dayton man accused of...
I-71 closed again Sunday to complete Warren County bridge demolition
 Interstate 71 will be closed to traffic again to complete demolition of the old Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in Warren County after problems last weekend. RELATED: Bridge implosion misfires I-71 will be closed between the Ohio 73 and Ohio 48 exits from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday. »MORE: Video story on completion of Morrow bridge construction...

Posted: 26 days ago

Interstate 71 will be closed to traffic again to complete demolition of the old Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in Warren County after problems last weekend. RELATED: Bridge implosion misfires I-71 will be closed between the Ohio 73 and Ohio 48 exits from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday. »MORE: Video story on completion of Morrow bridge construction...
Police find woman held in shed, man arrested after standoff
 A Clinton County man was charged with kidnapping after being accused of holding a neighbor woman in a pit beneath a shed in his yard Wednesday.  The victim was released after treatment at a local hospital, according to reports.  The suspect, Dennis C. Dunn, 45, of Blanchester, is scheduled for a court hearing Thursday in Clinton...

Posted: 27 days ago

A Clinton County man was charged with kidnapping after being accused of holding a neighbor woman in a pit beneath a shed in his yard Wednesday.  The victim was released after treatment at a local hospital, according to reports.  The suspect, Dennis C. Dunn, 45, of Blanchester, is scheduled for a court hearing Thursday in Clinton...
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