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More juveniles charged with gun-related crimes
 In the past 15 months in Butler County, at least four juveniles — one only 10 years old — have been charged with serious crimes, including two gun-related cases. While the number of children convicted of serious felonies has remained steady the past five years, more are being charged with gun-related crimes —a “significant&rdquo...

Posted: 8 hours ago

In the past 15 months in Butler County, at least four juveniles — one only 10 years old — have been charged with serious crimes, including two gun-related cases. While the number of children convicted of serious felonies has remained steady the past five years, more are being charged with gun-related crimes —a “significant&rdquo...
Golf event raises funds for Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship
 As principal at Ross High School, Dan Hare saw the positive impact the Joe Nuxhall Scholarship had on students. The scholarship, funded by the Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing, provides $2,000 to the 14 public and private high schools in Butler County. It’s up to the schools to distribute the scholarship, but Hare said most...

Posted: a day ago

As principal at Ross High School, Dan Hare saw the positive impact the Joe Nuxhall Scholarship had on students. The scholarship, funded by the Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing, provides $2,000 to the 14 public and private high schools in Butler County. It’s up to the schools to distribute the scholarship, but Hare said most...
1 person flown to hospital after I-75 accident in Monroe
 UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m.: A man was transported to Atrium Medical Center, then flown to Miami Valley Hospital today following a two-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Monroe, according to the State Highway Patrol. The man’s name has not been released and the crash investigation is continuing, the post said. The driver...

Posted: 2 days ago

UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m.: A man was transported to Atrium Medical Center, then flown to Miami Valley Hospital today following a two-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Monroe, according to the State Highway Patrol. The man’s name has not been released and the crash investigation is continuing, the post said. The driver...
Middletown grocery store owners walking away after 30 years
 They used to dot every neighborhood in Any City, USA. But family-run grocery stores — those places where employees know customers by name — are quickly disappearing off the American landscape, being replaced by larger, corporate-owned convenience stores. Those cherished and respected last names attached to the markets have been...

Posted: 2 days ago

They used to dot every neighborhood in Any City, USA. But family-run grocery stores — those places where employees know customers by name — are quickly disappearing off the American landscape, being replaced by larger, corporate-owned convenience stores. Those cherished and respected last names attached to the markets have been...
Middletown foundation awards nearly $100K in grants
 The Middletown Community Foundation board of directors approved nearly $100,000 in grants to 14 local organizations, said Executive Director T. Duane Gordon. The largest grant, worth $20,000, was granted to People Working Cooperatively, a group that repairs homes for Middletown-area families. Three other groups — the Atrium Medical...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Middletown Community Foundation board of directors approved nearly $100,000 in grants to 14 local organizations, said Executive Director T. Duane Gordon. The largest grant, worth $20,000, was granted to People Working Cooperatively, a group that repairs homes for Middletown-area families. Three other groups — the Atrium Medical...
2 charged with assault after fight with two-by-fours
 Two people were charged with assault following a fight with two-by-four pieces of wood Monday night, Middletown police said. Police were called to the 2300 block of Sutphin Street on a report that someone had a gun. But when they arrived, they were told that Tyler Powell, 23, of Hamilton, and Ryan Powell, 25, of Middletown, had assaulted...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two people were charged with assault following a fight with two-by-four pieces of wood Monday night, Middletown police said. Police were called to the 2300 block of Sutphin Street on a report that someone had a gun. But when they arrived, they were told that Tyler Powell, 23, of Hamilton, and Ryan Powell, 25, of Middletown, had assaulted...
Police: Arson fire at Family Dollar could have been ‘disastrous’
 While an alleged arson fire caused $200,000 in damages to a Middletown business Sunday afternoon, police officials are thankful no one was injured. “It could have been disastrous,” said Lt. Jimmy Cunningham from the Middletown Division of Police. The fire inside Family Dollar, 3238 Roosevelt Blvd., was reported at 1 p.m. Sunday...

Posted: 5 days ago

While an alleged arson fire caused $200,000 in damages to a Middletown business Sunday afternoon, police officials are thankful no one was injured. “It could have been disastrous,” said Lt. Jimmy Cunningham from the Middletown Division of Police. The fire inside Family Dollar, 3238 Roosevelt Blvd., was reported at 1 p.m. Sunday...
Financial issues force Fairfield drug rehab center to close
 UPDATE @ 2 p.m.: A Fairfield addiction rehabilitation center’s permanent closure last week was due to “financial hurdles,” according to a notice from the business. White Stone Psychiatric and Addiction Services, 5108 Sandy Lane, closed permanently on April 20, according to a sign posted on the door. In part, a letter by...

Posted: 5 days ago

UPDATE @ 2 p.m.: A Fairfield addiction rehabilitation center’s permanent closure last week was due to “financial hurdles,” according to a notice from the business. White Stone Psychiatric and Addiction Services, 5108 Sandy Lane, closed permanently on April 20, according to a sign posted on the door. In part, a letter by...
1 person remains in hospital after Butler County accident
 UPDATE @ 11 a.m. APRIL 25: A 40-year-old man is listed in “good” condition at Miami Valley Hospital this morning, one day after he was struck by a vehicle, according to the hospital. Steven Fannin was struck by a car Monday morning on Oxford State Road, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. The car that...

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UPDATE @ 11 a.m. APRIL 25: A 40-year-old man is listed in “good” condition at Miami Valley Hospital this morning, one day after he was struck by a vehicle, according to the hospital. Steven Fannin was struck by a car Monday morning on Oxford State Road, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. The car that...
Cases continued for 2 charged in Middletown CVS robbery
 The two Dayton men who allegedly robbed a Middletown pharmacy will be back in court later this week, according to court records. The cases involving Savon Davis, 23, and Calvin Tribble, 19, have been continued. They will have their preliminary hearings at 1:30 pm. Friday. Their bonds were set at $50,000 each. Both remain in the Middletown...

Posted: 5 days ago

The two Dayton men who allegedly robbed a Middletown pharmacy will be back in court later this week, according to court records. The cases involving Savon Davis, 23, and Calvin Tribble, 19, have been continued. They will have their preliminary hearings at 1:30 pm. Friday. Their bonds were set at $50,000 each. Both remain in the Middletown...
Boy, 10, starts fire that causes $200K in damages, police say
 Middletown police charged a 10-year-old boy with aggravated arson after he allegedly started a fire that caused more than $200,000 in damages to a business Sunday. A fire was reported at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Family Dollar, 3238 Roosevelt Blvd. The Middletown fire department arrived and extinguished the fire and cleared the large amount of...

Posted: 6 days ago

Middletown police charged a 10-year-old boy with aggravated arson after he allegedly started a fire that caused more than $200,000 in damages to a business Sunday. A fire was reported at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Family Dollar, 3238 Roosevelt Blvd. The Middletown fire department arrived and extinguished the fire and cleared the large amount of...
Fairfield drug rehab center closes permanently
 A Fairfield addiction rehabilitation center closed last week, leaving patients searching for a new place to receive services. White Stone Psychiatric and Addiction Services, 5108 Sandy Lane, closed permanently on April 20, according to a sign posted on the door. The sign lists other rehabilitation centers in the area. A man on White Stone&rsquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Fairfield addiction rehabilitation center closed last week, leaving patients searching for a new place to receive services. White Stone Psychiatric and Addiction Services, 5108 Sandy Lane, closed permanently on April 20, according to a sign posted on the door. The sign lists other rehabilitation centers in the area. A man on White Stone&rsquo...
Neighbor: Man lived in Hamilton complex where he was shot by police
 The man who was shot and killed Saturday by a Hamilton police officer was described as “not happy” by a woman who lives in the Knollwood Crossing apartments on Forest Park Drive. Andi Luttrell, who has lived in the complex for four years, wasn’t at home at 3 p.m. Saturday when her neighbor, who lived across the hall, was...

Posted: 6 days ago

The man who was shot and killed Saturday by a Hamilton police officer was described as “not happy” by a woman who lives in the Knollwood Crossing apartments on Forest Park Drive. Andi Luttrell, who has lived in the complex for four years, wasn’t at home at 3 p.m. Saturday when her neighbor, who lived across the hall, was...
Butler County Marine’s documentary follows elite group’s return from war
 Josh Hisle, a Marine veteran, thought it was important to shoot a documentary showing the emotional scars of war, what happens long after the visible wounds have healed. Then Hisle was introduced to Mike Cerre, an Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist who was embedded with the Marines during the Iraq War. Hisle told Cerre about his plans...

Posted: 8 days ago

Josh Hisle, a Marine veteran, thought it was important to shoot a documentary showing the emotional scars of war, what happens long after the visible wounds have healed. Then Hisle was introduced to Mike Cerre, an Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist who was embedded with the Marines during the Iraq War. Hisle told Cerre about his plans...
Middletown police: Man in New Year’s Day shooting, crash now in jail
 A man involved in a New Year’s Day shooting and crash in Middletown that killed two people is among several drug dealers who have been arrested and sent to prison, Middletown police said. Steve Waldon was the driver of a SUV on Jan. 1, 2017, that was shot at several times. His passenger, Teresa Shields, was killed in the shooting. Waldon...

Posted: 9 days ago

A man involved in a New Year’s Day shooting and crash in Middletown that killed two people is among several drug dealers who have been arrested and sent to prison, Middletown police said. Steve Waldon was the driver of a SUV on Jan. 1, 2017, that was shot at several times. His passenger, Teresa Shields, was killed in the shooting. Waldon...
Cause of fire where fatal overdose occurred now known
 Investigators have determined how a house fire started earlier this week in Middletown. A lighter caught bedding on fire at a home in the 600 block of 14th Avenue, according to a fire report obtained by this news outlet. The lighter was used on bedding in a basement bedroom, according to the report. The fire has been classified as incendiary...

Posted: 9 days ago

Investigators have determined how a house fire started earlier this week in Middletown. A lighter caught bedding on fire at a home in the 600 block of 14th Avenue, according to a fire report obtained by this news outlet. The lighter was used on bedding in a basement bedroom, according to the report. The fire has been classified as incendiary...
Police: Several groups targeting pharmacies in robberies
 The arrest of two men following a robbery at a Middletown pharmacy Wednesday apparently hasn’t deterred other attempts at the same store. An armed security guard at the CVS on South Breiel Boulevard confronted a man who employees suspected was going to rob the pharmacy last night, Lt. Scott Reeve told this news outlet. The man ran away...

Posted: 9 days ago

The arrest of two men following a robbery at a Middletown pharmacy Wednesday apparently hasn’t deterred other attempts at the same store. An armed security guard at the CVS on South Breiel Boulevard confronted a man who employees suspected was going to rob the pharmacy last night, Lt. Scott Reeve told this news outlet. The man ran away...
New heroin treatment option coming to Middletown
 Middletown is about to get more ammunition in its fight against the heroin epidemic that has drained the city’s public safety departments that responded to 532 overdoses, 74 of them fatal, last year. Choices, a heroin and opioid treatment program, will open early next month at 4421 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite A, said Robert Haley, regional...

Posted: 10 days ago

Middletown is about to get more ammunition in its fight against the heroin epidemic that has drained the city’s public safety departments that responded to 532 overdoses, 74 of them fatal, last year. Choices, a heroin and opioid treatment program, will open early next month at 4421 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite A, said Robert Haley, regional...
Police suspect trio involved in string of CVS pharmacy robberies
 UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.: Two Dayton men have been charged with aggravated robbery for their alleged involvement in a robbery today at the CVS Pharmacy on South Breiel Boulevard. Savon Davis, 23, was the alleged robber of the prescription medication, and Calvin Tribble, 19, was the driver of the vehicle, said Lt. Scott Reeve. A 15-year-old boy...

Posted: 10 days ago

UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.: Two Dayton men have been charged with aggravated robbery for their alleged involvement in a robbery today at the CVS Pharmacy on South Breiel Boulevard. Savon Davis, 23, was the alleged robber of the prescription medication, and Calvin Tribble, 19, was the driver of the vehicle, said Lt. Scott Reeve. A 15-year-old boy...
Heroin’s grip in Middletown: 5 things to know
 The heroin epidemic appears to be strengthening its grip on the Middletown region, with many recent overdoses dominating public safety services. Here are 5 things to know: 5 overdoses in same Middletown home: During a 26-hour period Friday and Saturday, there were reports of 10 drug overdoses in Middletown, including five in the same residence...

Posted: 10 days ago

The heroin epidemic appears to be strengthening its grip on the Middletown region, with many recent overdoses dominating public safety services. Here are 5 things to know: 5 overdoses in same Middletown home: During a 26-hour period Friday and Saturday, there were reports of 10 drug overdoses in Middletown, including five in the same residence...
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