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Trump appointment key for Warren County World Heritage Site hopes
 Ohio historians are awaiting a decision by the Trump administration expected to help determine if the state park at Fort Ancient and other sites in the state preserving earthworks from the Hopewell culture will be designated a World Heritage Site. The political uncertainty puts the campaign for the global designation for the Hopewell...

Posted: 22 days ago

Ohio historians are awaiting a decision by the Trump administration expected to help determine if the state park at Fort Ancient and other sites in the state preserving earthworks from the Hopewell culture will be designated a World Heritage Site. The political uncertainty puts the campaign for the global designation for the Hopewell...
Tourist train to serve drinks to passengers
 The tourist train running out of Lebanon plans to serve drinks on board later this year. The Cincinnati Scenic Railway, the non-profit operating the Lebanon, Mason & Monroe Railroad, has applied for a permit enabling the sale of beer or “any intoxicating liquor” on train or planes. RELATED: Lebanon council debates future of tourist...

Posted: 22 days ago

The tourist train running out of Lebanon plans to serve drinks on board later this year. The Cincinnati Scenic Railway, the non-profit operating the Lebanon, Mason & Monroe Railroad, has applied for a permit enabling the sale of beer or “any intoxicating liquor” on train or planes. RELATED: Lebanon council debates future of tourist...
Retired banker new senator in Warren County
 A retired banker with limited political experience but four decades in the business world is the new senator representing Ohio’s 7th Senate District. Steve Wilson, retired CEO of LCNB Corp., replaces Shannon Jones, who left the state senate at the end of the year for a seat on the Warren County Board of Commissioners...

Posted: 24 days ago

A retired banker with limited political experience but four decades in the business world is the new senator representing Ohio’s 7th Senate District. Steve Wilson, retired CEO of LCNB Corp., replaces Shannon Jones, who left the state senate at the end of the year for a seat on the Warren County Board of Commissioners...
Trump nomination has local campaign for World Heritage status on hold
 Ohio historians are awaiting a decision by the Trump administration expected to help determine if the state park at Fort Ancient and other sites in the state preserving earthworks from the Hopewell culture will be designated a World Heritage Site. The political uncertainty puts the campaign for the global designation for the Hopewell...

Posted: 24 days ago

Ohio historians are awaiting a decision by the Trump administration expected to help determine if the state park at Fort Ancient and other sites in the state preserving earthworks from the Hopewell culture will be designated a World Heritage Site. The political uncertainty puts the campaign for the global designation for the Hopewell...
Warren County to spend $62 million on softened water system

Posted: 26 days ago

The Warren County commissioners on Tuesday approved a plan to raise water and sewer rates to fund $62 million in system improvements, while cutting by nearly $500,000 tap-in fees for the developer of a former ammunition plant as a riverside residential complex. First, the commissioners voted to raise water and sewer rates and water fees to...
Zoo plans for cheetah facilities in Warren County on hold
 The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has put plans to move its cheetah breeding facilities to Warren County on hold, while a different location is considered. Zoo officials met on Friday with staff from the Warren County Regional Planning Commission about relocating the cheetah recovery center and a run where the cats chase lures - and land...

Posted: 27 days ago

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has put plans to move its cheetah breeding facilities to Warren County on hold, while a different location is considered. Zoo officials met on Friday with staff from the Warren County Regional Planning Commission about relocating the cheetah recovery center and a run where the cats chase lures - and land...
Victim’s fiancee left to care for three children, restart life
 Five domestic violence killings in 2016 in Warren County was such a sudden spike of violence that one woman whose fiance was among the victims says the killings have left her reeling. “All of it just feels really sad,” said Amanda Palmgren. “I’m trying to put my life together. All I can do is try to keep myself as...

Posted: 28 days ago

Five domestic violence killings in 2016 in Warren County was such a sudden spike of violence that one woman whose fiance was among the victims says the killings have left her reeling. “All of it just feels really sad,” said Amanda Palmgren. “I’m trying to put my life together. All I can do is try to keep myself as...
Springboro to get long-awaited veterans memorial

Posted: 29 days ago

A veterans memorial to be opened on Memorial Day in Springboro will culminate more than two decades of efforts by Mayor John Agenbroad and other city leaders. This year the city budgeted $185,000 toward construction of the memorial, to be built between the multi-use trail and southwest shore of the pond in Gardner Park in Springboro. The...
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...

4:04 PM Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

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...

10:39 PM Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

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...

10:43 PM Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

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...

7:03 PM Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

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...

8:53 PM Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

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...

10:13 PM Monday, Jan. 09, 2017

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...

5:30 PM Saturday, Jan. 07, 2017

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

4:14 PM Wednesday, Jan. 04, 2017

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...

11:20 PM Tuesday, Jan. 03, 2017

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...

4:24 PM Tuesday, Jan. 03, 2017

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...

12:00 AM Monday, Jan. 02, 2017

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...
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