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Ex-wife seeks insanity plea in Warren County murder case
 The Warren County woman charged with murdering her ex-husband as he waited to pick up their children for school in November is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. But prosecutors and the victim’s family remained certain Mercedes Robb knew what she was doing when she fatally shot her ex-husband, Jason Robb, as he waited at her...

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The Warren County woman charged with murdering her ex-husband as he waited to pick up their children for school in November is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. But prosecutors and the victim’s family remained certain Mercedes Robb knew what she was doing when she fatally shot her ex-husband, Jason Robb, as he waited at her...
$5.6 million road spurring development in Lebanon
 The construction of a $5.6 million stretch of road bypassing downtown Lebanon is spurring commercial development. The Lebanon Planning Commission reviewed plans on Tuesday for a five-building, 10-acre development on the northwest corner of Neil Armstrong Way and West Main Street. The development would be diagonally across the intersection...

Posted: 3 days ago

The construction of a $5.6 million stretch of road bypassing downtown Lebanon is spurring commercial development. The Lebanon Planning Commission reviewed plans on Tuesday for a five-building, 10-acre development on the northwest corner of Neil Armstrong Way and West Main Street. The development would be diagonally across the intersection...
Springboro officials react to planned development of historic farm
 City officials sent the proposed developers of a historic farm comprising one of the last large tracts of land along Main Street in Springboro back to the drawing board. But the plan by Hills Properties to build a mix of commercial and residential development on fields of the 101-acre Easton Farm was not rejected by the Springboro Planning...

Posted: 7 days ago

City officials sent the proposed developers of a historic farm comprising one of the last large tracts of land along Main Street in Springboro back to the drawing board. But the plan by Hills Properties to build a mix of commercial and residential development on fields of the 101-acre Easton Farm was not rejected by the Springboro Planning...
I-71 bridge, Ohio’s tallest, nears completion after 6 years, $104M
 For the first time in more than six years, traffic is moving - unimpeded by construction obstacles - on the section of Interstate 71 over the Little Miami River on the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge. More than 40,000 cars a day cross this 2,300-foot bridge, on the way between Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. State transportation officials expect...

Posted: 7 days ago

For the first time in more than six years, traffic is moving - unimpeded by construction obstacles - on the section of Interstate 71 over the Little Miami River on the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge. More than 40,000 cars a day cross this 2,300-foot bridge, on the way between Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. State transportation officials expect...
Decision postponed on $62 million Warren County water system
 Shannon Jones, the veteran state lawmaker now serving as a Warren County Commissioner, could cast the decisive vote on water- and sewer-rate and fee hikes proposed to help pay for as much as $62 million in system upgrades. On Tuesday, the commissioners again postponed completion of a public hearing, begun in November and expected to set the...

Posted: 10 days ago

Shannon Jones, the veteran state lawmaker now serving as a Warren County Commissioner, could cast the decisive vote on water- and sewer-rate and fee hikes proposed to help pay for as much as $62 million in system upgrades. On Tuesday, the commissioners again postponed completion of a public hearing, begun in November and expected to set the...
Two developments planned on 160 acres of farmland in Springboro
 Two more big developments are proposed on more than 160 acres of farm land in Springboro. Meijer wants to build a 157,000-square-foot store, a gasoline service station and convenience store and four retail out lots on the southern portion of 83 acres at the northeast corner of West Central Avenue (Ohio 73) and Clearcreek-Franklin Road. And...

Posted: 11 days ago

Two more big developments are proposed on more than 160 acres of farm land in Springboro. Meijer wants to build a 157,000-square-foot store, a gasoline service station and convenience store and four retail out lots on the southern portion of 83 acres at the northeast corner of West Central Avenue (Ohio 73) and Clearcreek-Franklin Road. And...
Neighbors oppose off-road bike park plan in Lebanon
 Michael Dougherty and his family want to put the brakes on plans to build an off-road bike park atop Lebanon’s former landfill. Dougherty and his family live in homes dotting about 30 acres featuring several ponds in Turtlecreek Twp., across Turtlecreek-Union Road from the proposed park site. “I’m concerned about the hazardous...

Posted: 13 days ago

Michael Dougherty and his family want to put the brakes on plans to build an off-road bike park atop Lebanon’s former landfill. Dougherty and his family live in homes dotting about 30 acres featuring several ponds in Turtlecreek Twp., across Turtlecreek-Union Road from the proposed park site. “I’m concerned about the hazardous...
Prosecutor: Son delayed 911 call in father’s murder

Posted: 16 days ago

Prosecutors say a Lebanon man waited several hours before making the 911 call reporting that he had fatally shot his father. Driven by a heroin addiction, Freddie Green delayed the call after the fatal shooting during a confrontation over financial advantage he had been taking of his 64-year-old father, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell...
Lebanon man pleads guilty to child pornography charge
 A 59-year-old Lebanon man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to accessing with the intent to view child pornography found on his computers last June, the latest twist in an investigation begun more than a year ago by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Cleveland. Federal authorities found 84 images on Michael Kirkwood’s computers...

Posted: 17 days ago

A 59-year-old Lebanon man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to accessing with the intent to view child pornography found on his computers last June, the latest twist in an investigation begun more than a year ago by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Cleveland. Federal authorities found 84 images on Michael Kirkwood’s computers...
New Warren County jail to cost more than $40 million
 Warren County is a step closer to spending more than $40 million on a new jail. In her first meeting as a county commissioner, Shannon Jones on Tuesday joined Commissioner Dave Young in supporting plans to build a new facility, rather than renovate the existing jail, parts of which were built in 1975. “We obviously need to build a new...

Posted: 17 days ago

Warren County is a step closer to spending more than $40 million on a new jail. In her first meeting as a county commissioner, Shannon Jones on Tuesday joined Commissioner Dave Young in supporting plans to build a new facility, rather than renovate the existing jail, parts of which were built in 1975. “We obviously need to build a new...
$42 million subdivision planned on 152 acres south of Springboro
 Plans for a proposed $42 million development on 157 acres south of Springboro in Red Lion no longer includes any commercial construction. The latest plan for the former farm land — stretching away from the northeast corner of Ohio 741 and Ohio 122-Ohio 123, as well as the town center of Red Lion in Warren County — calls for the...

Posted: 19 days ago

Plans for a proposed $42 million development on 157 acres south of Springboro in Red Lion no longer includes any commercial construction. The latest plan for the former farm land — stretching away from the northeast corner of Ohio 741 and Ohio 122-Ohio 123, as well as the town center of Red Lion in Warren County — calls for the...
Drugs linked to Christmas murder case in Warren County
 A 2009 Franklin High School graduate remained in the Warren County Jail on Friday, charged in a drug-related Christmas murder case, according to authorities. Preliminary investigation indicates Zackary L. Wilson, 25, of Franklin, shot Jeremy T. Foxx, 24, of Carlisle, with an automatic pistol as they drove to make a drug deal in Carlisle...

Posted: 21 days ago

A 2009 Franklin High School graduate remained in the Warren County Jail on Friday, charged in a drug-related Christmas murder case, according to authorities. Preliminary investigation indicates Zackary L. Wilson, 25, of Franklin, shot Jeremy T. Foxx, 24, of Carlisle, with an automatic pistol as they drove to make a drug deal in Carlisle...
Christmas Day murder suspect to remain in jail
 The suspect in the shooting death of a Carlisle man on Christmas Day will remain in the Warren County Jail on $500,000 bond.  Franklin Municipal Judge Rupert Ruppert set the bond today for Zackary Wilson, 25, during an arraignment using a video link with the jail on Lebanon.  Wilson is charged with murdering Jeremy Foxx, 24, of...

Posted: 21 days ago

The suspect in the shooting death of a Carlisle man on Christmas Day will remain in the Warren County Jail on $500,000 bond.  Franklin Municipal Judge Rupert Ruppert set the bond today for Zackary Wilson, 25, during an arraignment using a video link with the jail on Lebanon.  Wilson is charged with murdering Jeremy Foxx, 24, of...
Arraignment Friday in Christmas murder case in Franklin Twp.
 The suspect charged with the fatal shooting of a Carlisle man found dead in a road on Christmas night is scheduled for arraignment Friday in Franklin Municipal Court. Zackary L. Wilson, 25, remained in the Warren County Jail on $500,000 bond Thursday, charged in the murder of Jeremy T. Foxx, 24, of Carlisle. The case began when police responded...

Posted: 22 days ago

The suspect charged with the fatal shooting of a Carlisle man found dead in a road on Christmas night is scheduled for arraignment Friday in Franklin Municipal Court. Zackary L. Wilson, 25, remained in the Warren County Jail on $500,000 bond Thursday, charged in the murder of Jeremy T. Foxx, 24, of Carlisle. The case began when police responded...
Bike park in Lebanon heads into design phase
 A group of Lebanon residents is about to begin planning the transformation of the city’s former landfill into a dirt-track bike park. The 48-acre park , expected to feature mountain bike trails, a cyclocross track and other amenities favored by off-road bikers, has qualified for a $150,000 grant and $45,000 in state funding. &ldquo...

Posted: 25 days ago

A group of Lebanon residents is about to begin planning the transformation of the city’s former landfill into a dirt-track bike park. The 48-acre park , expected to feature mountain bike trails, a cyclocross track and other amenities favored by off-road bikers, has qualified for a $150,000 grant and $45,000 in state funding. &ldquo...
Judge to hear Warren County case about septic business in neighborhood
 A retired appellate judge who has handled high-profile Dayton-area cases as a judge and prosecutor has been appointed in the appeal of a decision in Warren County permitting a septic tank cleaning business to operate in a rural residential neighborhood. James A. Brogan, who retired from the 2nd District Court of Appeals and worked as a prosecutor...

Posted: 28 days ago

A retired appellate judge who has handled high-profile Dayton-area cases as a judge and prosecutor has been appointed in the appeal of a decision in Warren County permitting a septic tank cleaning business to operate in a rural residential neighborhood. James A. Brogan, who retired from the 2nd District Court of Appeals and worked as a prosecutor...
Defendant in Springboro child enticement case wants jury trial
 The Lebanon man accused of trying to lure an 11-year-old girl into his truck in Springboro last week could spend Christmas in jail while awaiting a jury trial. Anthony W. Ward, 44, pleaded not guilty and demanded a jury trial during a hearing Thursday in Warren County Court. “We’ll set this for jury trial,” Judge Robert...

Posted: 29 days ago

The Lebanon man accused of trying to lure an 11-year-old girl into his truck in Springboro last week could spend Christmas in jail while awaiting a jury trial. Anthony W. Ward, 44, pleaded not guilty and demanded a jury trial during a hearing Thursday in Warren County Court. “We’ll set this for jury trial,” Judge Robert...
Meals on Wheels move one of three key projects by Warren County group
 The nonprofit providing a range of social services to needy people of all ages in Warren and Butler counties is moving forward with three projects requiring more than $4 million in investment, all with no expectation of additional federal funding. The Warren County Community Services projects are: - Moving the Meals on Wheels program from...

Posted: 30 days ago

The nonprofit providing a range of social services to needy people of all ages in Warren and Butler counties is moving forward with three projects requiring more than $4 million in investment, all with no expectation of additional federal funding. The Warren County Community Services projects are: - Moving the Meals on Wheels program from...
Warren County budgets nearly $73 million, weighs tax levy
 Warren County commissioners on Tuesday approved an operating budget of just less than $73 million for 2017 and floated the idea of seeking a tax levy to offset the rising costs of caring for needy children and families. The budget, almost 2.9 percent higher than this year, also sets aside $2.5 million in anticipation of construction of a...

7:17 PM Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

Warren County commissioners on Tuesday approved an operating budget of just less than $73 million for 2017 and floated the idea of seeking a tax levy to offset the rising costs of caring for needy children and families. The budget, almost 2.9 percent higher than this year, also sets aside $2.5 million in anticipation of construction of a...
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