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Butler County collects old, unused prescription medicine
 Jim Mitrione handed over a small baggie of prescription pills Saturday afternoon to Hamilton police that once belonged to his brother-in-law, who died a few months ago. He gave them to Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson so they would not “get into the wrong hands.” MORE: In pain? Many doctors say opioids are not the answer Prescription...

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Jim Mitrione handed over a small baggie of prescription pills Saturday afternoon to Hamilton police that once belonged to his brother-in-law, who died a few months ago. He gave them to Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson so they would not “get into the wrong hands.” MORE: In pain? Many doctors say opioids are not the answer Prescription...
Have you seen this woman?
 Fairfield police want to know if you know this woman. Investigators are looking for this woman after she stole a credit card accidentally left in a ATM and then used it in Fairfield and Hamilton. Police have not released information on this theft, or which community the debit card was stolen. The Journal-News has reached out to both the Fairfield...

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Fairfield police want to know if you know this woman. Investigators are looking for this woman after she stole a credit card accidentally left in a ATM and then used it in Fairfield and Hamilton. Police have not released information on this theft, or which community the debit card was stolen. The Journal-News has reached out to both the Fairfield...
Fairfield completes negotiations with third union
 Three union contracts down, two to negotiate for the Fairfield administration. City Council earlier this week approved the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3646, which follows the same format as the contracts approved by the International Association of Firefighters Local 4010 and the International Union...

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Three union contracts down, two to negotiate for the Fairfield administration. City Council earlier this week approved the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3646, which follows the same format as the contracts approved by the International Association of Firefighters Local 4010 and the International Union...
Fairfield’s efforts to improve urban forest recognized statewide
 The city of Fairfield is in exclusive company. That exclusivity is not because the city earned its 22nd consecutive Tree City USA designation this spring. But it’s the first Butler County community and fifth in Southwest Ohio to earn the Sterling Tree City USA designation for earning 10 consecutive growth awards through the Arbor Day...

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The city of Fairfield is in exclusive company. That exclusivity is not because the city earned its 22nd consecutive Tree City USA designation this spring. But it’s the first Butler County community and fifth in Southwest Ohio to earn the Sterling Tree City USA designation for earning 10 consecutive growth awards through the Arbor Day...
Sherron recommended for Middletown judgeship by GOP
 The Middletown region of the Butler County GOP Central Committee has recommended local attorney James Sherron to Ohio Gov. John Kasich to serve on the Middletown Municipal Court bench. Though Sherron is the recommended candidate, GOP officials say the names of all four attorneys — who include Melynda Cook Howard, Jeff Milbauer and Terri...

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The Middletown region of the Butler County GOP Central Committee has recommended local attorney James Sherron to Ohio Gov. John Kasich to serve on the Middletown Municipal Court bench. Though Sherron is the recommended candidate, GOP officials say the names of all four attorneys — who include Melynda Cook Howard, Jeff Milbauer and Terri...
2nd Butler County city bans selling of medical marijuana
 The city of Fairfield has become the second Butler County municipality to ban cultivation, production and selling of medical marijuana. However, the legislation, which passed by a 6-0 vote, does not ban the laboratory testing of medical marijuana. FIRST REPORT: 
            
            
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The city of Fairfield has become the second Butler County municipality to ban cultivation, production and selling of medical marijuana. However, the legislation, which passed by a 6-0 vote, does not ban the laboratory testing of medical marijuana. FIRST REPORT: City Council debates medical marijuana...
Democratic leader’s comments rile Butler County prosecutor
 The Butler County prosecutor wants an apology from the county’s Democratic Party chairwoman for comments she made after a state lawmaker was arrested. THE LATEST: Career-ending felony dropped against Wes Retherford Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chairwoman Jocelyn Bucaro told the Journal-News last month the county GOP was...

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The Butler County prosecutor wants an apology from the county’s Democratic Party chairwoman for comments she made after a state lawmaker was arrested. THE LATEST: Career-ending felony dropped against Wes Retherford Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chairwoman Jocelyn Bucaro told the Journal-News last month the county GOP was...
Davidson to wrap up Butler County tour on Monday

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Congressman Warren Davidson wraps up his tour of Butler County on Monday. He’ll have non-public events in Fairfield and Cincinnati — touring businesses in each community — and deliver a speech Monday afternoon at the groundbreaking for Marcum Apartments across from the Courtyard by Marriott and the new Marcum Park. RELATED...
Vinnedge Avenue project set for this summer in Fairfield
 An overdue road improvement project to be done later this year will shore-up some local roads for at least another 20 years, said Fairfield’s Public Works director. City Council is set to approve a contract by next month with Adleta Construction for the Vinnedge Avenue Vicinity Improvements Project, which includes improving Vinnedge...

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An overdue road improvement project to be done later this year will shore-up some local roads for at least another 20 years, said Fairfield’s Public Works director. City Council is set to approve a contract by next month with Adleta Construction for the Vinnedge Avenue Vicinity Improvements Project, which includes improving Vinnedge...
Fairfield Twp. looking for its own postal identity
 Linda Selkirk’s rental cabin in Sevierville, Tennessee was one of the hundreds of properties lost in the November 2016 Gatlinburg fires that started at the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The Fairfield Twp. woman and her husband were recently in the process of obtaining a construction loan to rebuild the cabin when the lack of...

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Linda Selkirk’s rental cabin in Sevierville, Tennessee was one of the hundreds of properties lost in the November 2016 Gatlinburg fires that started at the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The Fairfield Twp. woman and her husband were recently in the process of obtaining a construction loan to rebuild the cabin when the lack of...
Trees added to Fairfield park in honor of Earth Day
 Three more trees were planted Thursday in Fairfield’s Huffman Park because of a Duke Energy grant in celebration of Earth Day. This makes the third year Duke has given a grant to the city to purchase trees for the park off John Gray Road just outside the city’s Fairfield Greens golf courses. There are about 10 new trees planted...

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Three more trees were planted Thursday in Fairfield’s Huffman Park because of a Duke Energy grant in celebration of Earth Day. This makes the third year Duke has given a grant to the city to purchase trees for the park off John Gray Road just outside the city’s Fairfield Greens golf courses. There are about 10 new trees planted...
Congressman Warren Davidson faces immigration questions in Oxford
 The deportation of a Fairfield mother of four was among the topics U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson was asked about Wednesday during a question and answer event in Oxford. Maribel Trujillo Diaz was deported Wednesday to her homeland of Mexico, lawyers for the woman who has lived illegally in the U.S. since 2002, said in a statement. Her plight brought...

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The deportation of a Fairfield mother of four was among the topics U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson was asked about Wednesday during a question and answer event in Oxford. Maribel Trujillo Diaz was deported Wednesday to her homeland of Mexico, lawyers for the woman who has lived illegally in the U.S. since 2002, said in a statement. Her plight brought...
Ohio ABLE renamed to Aspire, Miami student touts program benefits
 The Ohio Department of Higher Education announced on Monday it has changed the name of the statewide ABLE program — with two local providers for adults seeking advanced education or employment — to Aspire. The name better reflects the mission of the program, which is more than just providing basic literacy skills and education...

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The Ohio Department of Higher Education announced on Monday it has changed the name of the statewide ABLE program — with two local providers for adults seeking advanced education or employment — to Aspire. The name better reflects the mission of the program, which is more than just providing basic literacy skills and education...
Former Ohio lawmaker to take on a familiar role
 Less than a year after being named to head up the trouble-riddled state funeral board, former Ohio lawmaker Tim Derickson will take on a new role with the state. Derickson, who had been a dairy farmer in his home of Hanover Twp., has been tapped to be the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s assistant director. He starts the new job today...

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Less than a year after being named to head up the trouble-riddled state funeral board, former Ohio lawmaker Tim Derickson will take on a new role with the state. Derickson, who had been a dairy farmer in his home of Hanover Twp., has been tapped to be the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s assistant director. He starts the new job today...
Miami Valley Gaming named Employer of the Year by Board of DD
 Kiersten Shelton has a winning smile, and on more days than not, loves her job. And the way Miami Valley Gaming sets the 24-year-old Fairfield woman with Down syndrome up to succeed was a reason the Warren County business was named Employer of the Year by the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. RELATED: Butler County Board...

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Kiersten Shelton has a winning smile, and on more days than not, loves her job. And the way Miami Valley Gaming sets the 24-year-old Fairfield woman with Down syndrome up to succeed was a reason the Warren County business was named Employer of the Year by the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. RELATED: Butler County Board...
Fairfield to upgrade wastewater plant’s power center
 The city will replace equipment at its wastewater treatment plant this summer with state-of-the art technology. The pair of motor control centers, one installed when the wastewater plan was built in 1965 and another when the plan was upgraded in 1974, are in desperate need of being replaced, said Fairfield Public Utilities Superintendent...

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The city will replace equipment at its wastewater treatment plant this summer with state-of-the art technology. The pair of motor control centers, one installed when the wastewater plan was built in 1965 and another when the plan was upgraded in 1974, are in desperate need of being replaced, said Fairfield Public Utilities Superintendent...
Fairfield Twp. OK’s agreement to purchase land for $1.45M
 Fairfield Twp. is looking to purchase more than 60 acres at Gilmore and Hamilton-Mason roads for $1.45 million. Trustees unanimously approved on Wednesday night its version of a contract to purchase with Graceworks Lutheran Services. The property is within the area of an expanded joint economic development district, commonly known as a JEDD...

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Fairfield Twp. is looking to purchase more than 60 acres at Gilmore and Hamilton-Mason roads for $1.45 million. Trustees unanimously approved on Wednesday night its version of a contract to purchase with Graceworks Lutheran Services. The property is within the area of an expanded joint economic development district, commonly known as a JEDD...
Fairfield, unions agree on new 3-year contracts
 Two of Fairfield’s five collective bargaining units have new three-year deals, giving members a 2.5 percent merit-based raise for the first year of their contracts that retroactively begin on April 1. Fairfield City Council approved Monday night the union contracts for the International Association of Firefighters Local 4010 and the...

Posted: 17 days ago

Two of Fairfield’s five collective bargaining units have new three-year deals, giving members a 2.5 percent merit-based raise for the first year of their contracts that retroactively begin on April 1. Fairfield City Council approved Monday night the union contracts for the International Association of Firefighters Local 4010 and the...
Butler County restaurant’s KylerStrong booth honors 10-year-old
 The KylerStrong booth at Chili’s at Bridgewater Falls is one of the most requested of all its tables, said assistant manger Drake Connley. The booth honors the memory of Kyler Bradley, a 10-year-old boy who died one year ago from the childhood cancer known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. It’s better known by its initials...

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The KylerStrong booth at Chili’s at Bridgewater Falls is one of the most requested of all its tables, said assistant manger Drake Connley. The booth honors the memory of Kyler Bradley, a 10-year-old boy who died one year ago from the childhood cancer known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. It’s better known by its initials...
Fairfield looks to ban medical marijuana businesses
 The city of Fairfield could become the second Butler County municipality to ban all aspects of the medical marijuana business. As the rules and regulations are being drafted by the state, City Council decided it was time to make a decision, less than a month before the state starts accepting applications for marijuana cultivation. The matter...

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The city of Fairfield could become the second Butler County municipality to ban all aspects of the medical marijuana business. As the rules and regulations are being drafted by the state, City Council decided it was time to make a decision, less than a month before the state starts accepting applications for marijuana cultivation. The matter...
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