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Former Manchester Inn manager, 98, dies
 The longtime manager of the former Manchester Inn and a civic leader passed away last week. Paul D. Galeese, a World War II veteran, died Dec. 1 in Wilmington. He was 98. He had the distinction of being the third baby born at Middletown Hospital on May 16, 1918. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1936 and continued his studies at...

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The longtime manager of the former Manchester Inn and a civic leader passed away last week. Paul D. Galeese, a World War II veteran, died Dec. 1 in Wilmington. He was 98. He had the distinction of being the third baby born at Middletown Hospital on May 16, 1918. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1936 and continued his studies at...
Hamilton marching band part of somber events at Pearl Harbor
 It was more than an opportunity to march in a parade and perform at a concert for the Hamilton High School band. The marching band recently returned from  The students also performed at a concert outside the USS Missouri, walked on the beaches, attended educational sessions and enjoyed the “incredible” weather, he said. For many...

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It was more than an opportunity to march in a parade and perform at a concert for the Hamilton High School band. The marching band recently returned from The students also performed at a concert outside the USS Missouri, walked on the beaches, attended educational sessions and enjoyed the “incredible” weather, he said. For many...
Hamilton marching band part of somber events at Pearl Harbor
 It was more than an opportunity to march in a parade and perform at a concert for the Hamilton High School band. The marching band recently returned from  The students also performed at a concert outside the USS Missouri, walked on the beaches, attended educational sessions and enjoyed the “incredible” weather, he said. For many...

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It was more than an opportunity to march in a parade and perform at a concert for the Hamilton High School band. The marching band recently returned from The students also performed at a concert outside the USS Missouri, walked on the beaches, attended educational sessions and enjoyed the “incredible” weather, he said. For many...
Butler County agency sees spike in homeless women
 A Middletown church-based homeless agency saw a spike in women needing assistance during its first week of operation, a trend that has continued this week, organizers said. During the first week at  
             Bill Fugate, one of the coordinators, said in the 15 years SHALOM has been operating, there were years when it didn’t see...

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A Middletown church-based homeless agency saw a spike in women needing assistance during its first week of operation, a trend that has continued this week, organizers said. During the first week at Bill Fugate, one of the coordinators, said in the 15 years SHALOM has been operating, there were years when it didn’t see...
Butler County agency sees spike in homeless women
 A Middletown church-based homeless agency saw a spike in women needing assistance during its first week of operation, a trend that has continued this week, organizers said. During the first week at  Bill Fugate, one of the coordinators, said in the 15 years SHALOM has been operating, there were years when it didn’t see 10 homeless women...

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A Middletown church-based homeless agency saw a spike in women needing assistance during its first week of operation, a trend that has continued this week, organizers said. During the first week at Bill Fugate, one of the coordinators, said in the 15 years SHALOM has been operating, there were years when it didn’t see 10 homeless women...
For Butler County WWII veterans, Pearl Harbor closer than 75 years ago
 By the time Japanese fighter planes attacked the country’s Hawaiian naval base in Pearl Harbor, Byron Seales knew what was next: The United States was heading into World War II and he was going to be drafted. So he acted first. He sat down with his mother in their kitchen in Providence, R.I., and broke the news: “I’m enlisting...

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By the time Japanese fighter planes attacked the country’s Hawaiian naval base in Pearl Harbor, Byron Seales knew what was next: The United States was heading into World War II and he was going to be drafted. So he acted first. He sat down with his mother in their kitchen in Providence, R.I., and broke the news: “I’m enlisting...
For Butler County WWII veterans, Pearl Harbor closer than 75 years ago
 By the time Japanese fighter planes attacked the country’s Hawaiian naval base in Pearl Harbor, Byron Seales knew what was next: The United States was heading into World War II and he was going to be drafted. So he acted first. He sat down with his mother in their kitchen in Providence, R.I., and broke the news: “I’m enlisting...

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By the time Japanese fighter planes attacked the country’s Hawaiian naval base in Pearl Harbor, Byron Seales knew what was next: The United States was heading into World War II and he was going to be drafted. So he acted first. He sat down with his mother in their kitchen in Providence, R.I., and broke the news: “I’m enlisting...
Services set for decorated World War II veteran from Middletown
 UPDATED @ 3:30 p.m. Visitation for Bill Wilch is set from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Berachah Church, 1900 Johns Road, Middletown. Wilch, one of Middletown’s most decorated World War II veterans, died Monday at Hospice Care of Butler & Warren Counties. A Celebration of Life Service will follow Friday at the church with Pastor...

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UPDATED @ 3:30 p.m. Visitation for Bill Wilch is set from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Berachah Church, 1900 Johns Road, Middletown. Wilch, one of Middletown’s most decorated World War II veterans, died Monday at Hospice Care of Butler & Warren Counties. A Celebration of Life Service will follow Friday at the church with Pastor...
Services set for decorated World War II veteran from Middletown
 
             Visitation for Bill Wilch is set from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Berachah Church, 1900 Johns Road, Middletown. Wilch, one of Middletown’s most decorated World War II veterans, died Monday at Hospice Care of Butler & Warren Counties. A Celebration of Life Service will follow Friday at the church with Pastor Lamar...

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Visitation for Bill Wilch is set from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Berachah Church, 1900 Johns Road, Middletown. Wilch, one of Middletown’s most decorated World War II veterans, died Monday at Hospice Care of Butler & Warren Counties. A Celebration of Life Service will follow Friday at the church with Pastor Lamar...
Triplets talk about sudden death of mom, a Middletown teacher
 Fellow teachers and the Middletown community are hoping to help complete Kimberly Cooper’s life mission: Raising her triplets. Cooper, 47, of Monroe, a teacher at Highview Sixth Grade Center in Middletown and a veteran teacher with more than 20 years of experience, died Friday at home. An autopsy was performed Monday, but the cause...

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Fellow teachers and the Middletown community are hoping to help complete Kimberly Cooper’s life mission: Raising her triplets. Cooper, 47, of Monroe, a teacher at Highview Sixth Grade Center in Middletown and a veteran teacher with more than 20 years of experience, died Friday at home. An autopsy was performed Monday, but the cause...
Fund set up for triplets after death of mom, a Middletown teacher
 A trust fund has been established for triplets whose mother, a Middletown teacher, died last week. Kimberly Ann Cooper She is survived by her husband, Robert; her two daughters, Madeline, and Cameron; a son, Colin; a brother, Randy Turner; and a sister, Pam Manning. Donations may be made in honor of Cooper at the Middletown Area Schools Credit...

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A trust fund has been established for triplets whose mother, a Middletown teacher, died last week. Kimberly Ann Cooper She is survived by her husband, Robert; her two daughters, Madeline, and Cameron; a son, Colin; a brother, Randy Turner; and a sister, Pam Manning. Donations may be made in honor of Cooper at the Middletown Area Schools Credit...
McCrabb: Vietnam veterans deserved better treatment
 He remembers having occasional conversations with a lady who lived across the street, a widow who had a young daughter. Whenever they saw each other outside, they waved or exchanged a few kind words. They were neighborly. Then their relationship turned nasty. All because Blaine Underwood served his country as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam...

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He remembers having occasional conversations with a lady who lived across the street, a widow who had a young daughter. Whenever they saw each other outside, they waved or exchanged a few kind words. They were neighborly. Then their relationship turned nasty. All because Blaine Underwood served his country as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam...
Middletown soccer team wins state title
 A local youth boys soccer team recently won the 36th annual Ohio SAY Soccer Tournament at Finley Ray Park in Milford. Team Supercuts won the championship game 3-2, with Hayden Tobias scoring the winning goal with just a few minutes left in the game. The team from the Middletown Youth Soccer Boys Passers League advanced to the state tournament...

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A local youth boys soccer team recently won the 36th annual Ohio SAY Soccer Tournament at Finley Ray Park in Milford. Team Supercuts won the championship game 3-2, with Hayden Tobias scoring the winning goal with just a few minutes left in the game. The team from the Middletown Youth Soccer Boys Passers League advanced to the state tournament...
Middletown soccer team wins state title

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A local youth boys soccer team recently won the 36th annual Ohio SAY Soccer Tournament at Finley Ray Park in Milford. Team Supercuts won the championship game 3-2, with Hayden Tobias scoring the winning goal with just a few minutes left in the game. The team from the Middletown Youth Soccer Boys Passers League advanced to the state tournament...
Middletown leaders to be honored as honorary ball chairs
 For more than 40 years, Virginia Jenkins has served on the board of the Middletown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs (MAFWC). So she understands the prestige of being named honorary chair of the club’s annual Charity Ball. On Saturday, Virginia and her husband of 64 years, Chester, will be recognized as chairs at the 96th Charity...

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For more than 40 years, Virginia Jenkins has served on the board of the Middletown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs (MAFWC). So she understands the prestige of being named honorary chair of the club’s annual Charity Ball. On Saturday, Virginia and her husband of 64 years, Chester, will be recognized as chairs at the 96th Charity...
Middletown leaders to be honored as honorary ball chairs
 For more than 40 years, Virginia Jenkins has served on the board of the Middletown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs (MAFWC). So she understands the prestige of being named honorary chair of the club’s annual Charity Ball. On Saturday, Virginia and her husband of 64 years, Chester, will be recognized as chairs at the 96th Charity...

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For more than 40 years, Virginia Jenkins has served on the board of the Middletown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs (MAFWC). So she understands the prestige of being named honorary chair of the club’s annual Charity Ball. On Saturday, Virginia and her husband of 64 years, Chester, will be recognized as chairs at the 96th Charity...
Middletown police chief: Shootings have to stop
 
             He said some young people are resorting to violence to address their anger. Bailey and others offered their phone numbers for people to call them, in confidence, to talk to them about their issues. His number is 513-422-6223. “We just want to stop the shootings,” he said. Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw...

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He said some young people are resorting to violence to address their anger. Bailey and others offered their phone numbers for people to call them, in confidence, to talk to them about their issues. His number is 513-422-6223. “We just want to stop the shootings,” he said. Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw...
Middletown police chief: Shootings have to stop
 UPDATE: 3:42 p.m.:  He said some young people are resorting to violence to address their anger. Bailey and others offered their phone numbers for people to call them, in confidence, to talk to them about their issues. His number is 513-422-6223. “We just want to stop the shootings,” he said. Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw...

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UPDATE: 3:42 p.m.: He said some young people are resorting to violence to address their anger. Bailey and others offered their phone numbers for people to call them, in confidence, to talk to them about their issues. His number is 513-422-6223. “We just want to stop the shootings,” he said. Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw...
Middletown man shot this morning in critical condition
 A 22-year-old Middletown man is in critical condition following an early-morning shooting in the city, police said. Officers found Thomas Wilkerson had been shot twice and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Around 2:30 a.m. today, the Middletown Division of Police received calls of gunshots from several locations, specifically...

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A 22-year-old Middletown man is in critical condition following an early-morning shooting in the city, police said. Officers found Thomas Wilkerson had been shot twice and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Around 2:30 a.m. today, the Middletown Division of Police received calls of gunshots from several locations, specifically...
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