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Girl Scout cookies have arrived
 In just a few days, you can satisfy your Girl Scout cookie cravings. Those boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, and even the new S’mores cookies, will be available by March 3 and through March 26 when cookie booths are set up around the region. Those boxes were picked up by troops on Saturday, including more than 425,000 packages at Planes...

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In just a few days, you can satisfy your Girl Scout cookie cravings. Those boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, and even the new S’mores cookies, will be available by March 3 and through March 26 when cookie booths are set up around the region. Those boxes were picked up by troops on Saturday, including more than 425,000 packages at Planes...
3 long-standing structures demolished at Fairfield’s Harbin Park
 Fairfield City Council is expected begin its Capital Improvement Program process next month, and that proposed five-year plan will in part show most of Harbin Park’s future. Earlier this month three long-standing structures were demolished at Harbin Park — the barn, the ranger station and a storage shed — and the next construction...

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Fairfield City Council is expected begin its Capital Improvement Program process next month, and that proposed five-year plan will in part show most of Harbin Park’s future. Earlier this month three long-standing structures were demolished at Harbin Park — the barn, the ranger station and a storage shed — and the next construction...
Fairfield to award multi-million contract for project along major road
 A two-mile stretch of Ohio 4 will be under construction for much of the spring and all of the summer as a new water main is installed. Howell Contractors, of Fort Wright, Ky., was the lowest bidder out of seven construction companies for the multi-million project. The winning bid of $2.64 million was about $500,000 under the engineer&rsquo...

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A two-mile stretch of Ohio 4 will be under construction for much of the spring and all of the summer as a new water main is installed. Howell Contractors, of Fort Wright, Ky., was the lowest bidder out of seven construction companies for the multi-million project. The winning bid of $2.64 million was about $500,000 under the engineer&rsquo...
5 plan to run for Middletown judge’s seat
 Five people hope to succeed the late Middletown Municipal Court Judge Mark Wall on the bench. Local attorneys Melynda Cook Howard, Beth Yauch Joseph, Terri King, Jeff Milbauer and James Sherron have filed petitions for election in November to fill the remaining two years on Wall’s unexpired term. Butler County Board of Elections Director...

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Five people hope to succeed the late Middletown Municipal Court Judge Mark Wall on the bench. Local attorneys Melynda Cook Howard, Beth Yauch Joseph, Terri King, Jeff Milbauer and James Sherron have filed petitions for election in November to fill the remaining two years on Wall’s unexpired term. Butler County Board of Elections Director...
Four people may seek Middletown municipal court seat
 UPDATE @ 12:17 p.m.: Middletown attorney James Sherron released a statement announcing his candidacy to fill the final two terms of the late Middletown Municipal Judge Mark Wall. Sherron said he was urged by members of the community to seek the seat held by the man he called a friend and mentor. “As an attorney with over 30 years of...

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UPDATE @ 12:17 p.m.: Middletown attorney James Sherron released a statement announcing his candidacy to fill the final two terms of the late Middletown Municipal Judge Mark Wall. Sherron said he was urged by members of the community to seek the seat held by the man he called a friend and mentor. “As an attorney with over 30 years of...
State lawmaker proposes changes to early voting ID process
 An Ohio lawmaker says she wants to make absentee voting easier by having the identification process for early voting similar to Election Day voting. But Ohio Democrats say will likely oppose House Bill 41 as it’s currently drafted. Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, R-Marysville, introduced earlier this month House Bill 41, which would allow boards...

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An Ohio lawmaker says she wants to make absentee voting easier by having the identification process for early voting similar to Election Day voting. But Ohio Democrats say will likely oppose House Bill 41 as it’s currently drafted. Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, R-Marysville, introduced earlier this month House Bill 41, which would allow boards...
Greg Howard becomes newest Butler County judge
 Friday was filled with great joy and sadness for Greg Howard when he became the newest judge in General Division of the Butler County Common Pleas Court. While he was joyous of filling a career aspiration, it was to take the place of his best friend, the late Craig Hedric who suddenly died on Nov. 13. He’ll begin hearing cases on Feb...

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Friday was filled with great joy and sadness for Greg Howard when he became the newest judge in General Division of the Butler County Common Pleas Court. While he was joyous of filling a career aspiration, it was to take the place of his best friend, the late Craig Hedric who suddenly died on Nov. 13. He’ll begin hearing cases on Feb...
Meet the 4 young Butler County men who are bringing civility back
 In today’s world where turbulent political discourse and anti-politically correct rhetoric occurs with great frequency, civility can be a rare trait. But four graduates from Miami University Hamilton, all of whom are naturalized citizens, hope to make civility the norm in today’s society. Shan Qureshi, 25, of Oakley, his brother...

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In today’s world where turbulent political discourse and anti-politically correct rhetoric occurs with great frequency, civility can be a rare trait. But four graduates from Miami University Hamilton, all of whom are naturalized citizens, hope to make civility the norm in today’s society. Shan Qureshi, 25, of Oakley, his brother...
Want to help local groups? Just play trivia and eat pizza
 Giving back to the community is as easy as answering a few trivia questions and eating at Richard’s Pizza on Nilles Road once a month. For the past 21 months, Fairfield Rotary has helped a number of organizations — including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Butler County and the Fairfield Community Foundation — collectively raise...

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Giving back to the community is as easy as answering a few trivia questions and eating at Richard’s Pizza on Nilles Road once a month. For the past 21 months, Fairfield Rotary has helped a number of organizations — including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Butler County and the Fairfield Community Foundation — collectively raise...
Trump showed politics of ‘next up’ is over, Dem chairman says in Oxford
 Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper said history over the past half-century has shown — with just two exceptions (George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush) — when Republicans win the White House, Democrats win the governor’s house two years later. “At the end of the day, (President Donald) Trump was able to be change...

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Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper said history over the past half-century has shown — with just two exceptions (George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush) — when Republicans win the White House, Democrats win the governor’s house two years later. “At the end of the day, (President Donald) Trump was able to be change...
Brown highlights country’s infrastructure projects in Cincinnati
 Ohio’s senior senator wants to work with President Trump to help create new millions of construction jobs by rebuilding and reinvesting $1 trillion into the nation’s infrastructure needs, including the Brent Spence Bridge. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was at Smale Park in downtown Cincinnati, to outline his blueprint to rebuild...

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Ohio’s senior senator wants to work with President Trump to help create new millions of construction jobs by rebuilding and reinvesting $1 trillion into the nation’s infrastructure needs, including the Brent Spence Bridge. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was at Smale Park in downtown Cincinnati, to outline his blueprint to rebuild...
Fairfield, Hamilton to host rape defense course
 The city of Fairfield will have a series of free Rape Aggression Defense classes beginning next month. On March 2, 9 and 16, Fairfield Police Officer Doug Day and Hamilton Police Officer Kristy Collins will lead the classes for participants to develop and enhance the option of self-defense. ONLINE: Click here for the latest Court and Crime...

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The city of Fairfield will have a series of free Rape Aggression Defense classes beginning next month. On March 2, 9 and 16, Fairfield Police Officer Doug Day and Hamilton Police Officer Kristy Collins will lead the classes for participants to develop and enhance the option of self-defense. ONLINE: Click here for the latest Court and Crime...
Furniture store opens at Bridgewater Falls
 New 2 You Furnishings has moved from its location on Dixie Highway in Fairfield to Bridgewater Falls. Located between Fuji’s House and Lane Bryant in the shopping center at 3456 Princeton Road, Suite 119, New 2 You sells low-cost furniture donated from furniture stores. Furniture includes scratch-and-dent items, discontinued or overstock...

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New 2 You Furnishings has moved from its location on Dixie Highway in Fairfield to Bridgewater Falls. Located between Fuji’s House and Lane Bryant in the shopping center at 3456 Princeton Road, Suite 119, New 2 You sells low-cost furniture donated from furniture stores. Furniture includes scratch-and-dent items, discontinued or overstock...
Leaders want to avoid wasting money on special elections
 The Ohio Statehouse will consider two bills this general assembly that will essentially do the same thing: eliminate unnecessary one-candidate congressional elections. House Bill 18 and Senate Bill 10 were both introduced last week to prevent the state from spending hundreds of thousands of dollars it doesn’t need to when just one candidate...

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The Ohio Statehouse will consider two bills this general assembly that will essentially do the same thing: eliminate unnecessary one-candidate congressional elections. House Bill 18 and Senate Bill 10 were both introduced last week to prevent the state from spending hundreds of thousands of dollars it doesn’t need to when just one candidate...
Champion of Badin High School dies at age 73
 The Butler County community lost one of its champions Sunday. Robert “Bob” Ernst spent decades volunteering his time and talent to organizations like the United Way, YMCA, Joe Nuxhall Hope Project and Badin High School. Ernst died at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a lengthy illness. He was 73. RELATED: Share...

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The Butler County community lost one of its champions Sunday. Robert “Bob” Ernst spent decades volunteering his time and talent to organizations like the United Way, YMCA, Joe Nuxhall Hope Project and Badin High School. Ernst died at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a lengthy illness. He was 73. RELATED: Share...
Ohio elected officials may face charges if illegal immigrant kills someone
 Taking a hard line against refugees and illegal immigrants, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, are pushing new legislation that could impose criminal and civil sanctions on city officials that declare their cities “sanctuary cities.” Elected officials could face criminal sanctions and civil...

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Taking a hard line against refugees and illegal immigrants, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, are pushing new legislation that could impose criminal and civil sanctions on city officials that declare their cities “sanctuary cities.” Elected officials could face criminal sanctions and civil...
Butler County rep announces legislation on sanctuary cities
 Taking a hard line against refugees and illegal immigrants, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, are pushing new legislation that could impose criminal and civil sanctions on city officials that declare their towns “sanctuary cities.” TAKE OUR POLL: Do you think Ohio elected officials should...

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Taking a hard line against refugees and illegal immigrants, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, are pushing new legislation that could impose criminal and civil sanctions on city officials that declare their towns “sanctuary cities.” TAKE OUR POLL: Do you think Ohio elected officials should...
Local campaigns file election financials

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Campaign committees that did not file a post-general election campaign finance report in December were required to file an annual report by Jan. 31. Some campaign committees had no activity, so treasurers for those committees filed one-page reports indicating no fundraising or spending activity. However, some committees for local office-holders...
Sheriff Jones among three roasted at fundraiser
 Hamilton City Manager Joshua Smith agreed to a job no one wanted: roasting Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. Jones, Hamilton native and movie producer Vince Jolivette Jr., and Rhonda Brown, a Hamilton philanthropist involved with InsideOut Studio in downtown Hamilton, were all heckled by friends and family Friday night during the inaugural...

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Hamilton City Manager Joshua Smith agreed to a job no one wanted: roasting Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. Jones, Hamilton native and movie producer Vince Jolivette Jr., and Rhonda Brown, a Hamilton philanthropist involved with InsideOut Studio in downtown Hamilton, were all heckled by friends and family Friday night during the inaugural...
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