Lawrence Budd

Covers Warren County, including Springboro, Lebanon and surrounding communities. He has worked as a reporter for 30 years, more than 20 years in Ohio. He has won two awards for investigative reporting from Ohio AP and one for community service from the Society of Professional Journalists of Ohio. He was a Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Reporting at The Ohio State University in 1995-96.

Latest from Lawrence Budd

Investigators ask for help figuring out how 1994 Springboro grad died
 The Columbus man whose remains were found earlier this month in woods in rural Warren County was a 1994 graduate of Springboro High School and a founder of a Columbus-based foundation. Jerold Haas, 43, of Columbus, graduated in June 1994 from the Springboro district, school officials said. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is asking...

Posted: a day ago

The Columbus man whose remains were found earlier this month in woods in rural Warren County was a 1994 graduate of Springboro High School and a founder of a Columbus-based foundation. Jerold Haas, 43, of Columbus, graduated in June 1994 from the Springboro district, school officials said. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is asking...
Sheriff asks for help with death investigation of Springboro High grad
 The Columbus man whose remains were found earlier this month off Clarksville Road was a 1994 graduate of Springboro High School and a founder of a Columbus-based foundation. Jerold Haas, 43, of Columbus, graduated in June 1994 from the Springboro district, school officials said Thursday. Also Thursday, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Columbus man whose remains were found earlier this month off Clarksville Road was a 1994 graduate of Springboro High School and a founder of a Columbus-based foundation. Jerold Haas, 43, of Columbus, graduated in June 1994 from the Springboro district, school officials said Thursday. Also Thursday, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office...
Man who streamed struggle with Springboro police avoids conviction
 The former political candidate who streamed his arrest by Springboro police live on Facebook has been granted treatment in lieu of conviction. On Thursday, Judge Robert Peeler ordered Samuel Ronan, 28, to comply with recommendations by Veterans Administration doctors and undergo therapy for moral recognition and anger management. RELATED...

Posted: 2 days ago

The former political candidate who streamed his arrest by Springboro police live on Facebook has been granted treatment in lieu of conviction. On Thursday, Judge Robert Peeler ordered Samuel Ronan, 28, to comply with recommendations by Veterans Administration doctors and undergo therapy for moral recognition and anger management. RELATED...
Warren County set to give tax breaks on 1,200 acres on I-75 corridor
 Warren County commissioners laid the groundwork on Tuesday to forgive taxes for the commercial or industrial developers of some of the last large parcels of undeveloped land along the Interstate 75 corridor between Dayton and Cincinnati. Commissioners Dave Young expressed reluctance about setting up the community investment area enabling...

Posted: 4 days ago

Warren County commissioners laid the groundwork on Tuesday to forgive taxes for the commercial or industrial developers of some of the last large parcels of undeveloped land along the Interstate 75 corridor between Dayton and Cincinnati. Commissioners Dave Young expressed reluctance about setting up the community investment area enabling...
Columbus man found dead in Warren County last seen in August near I-71
 The Columbus man whose remains were found earlier this month in rural Warren County was last seen with a friend at a gas station along Interstate 71 on Aug. 31, according to a missing-persons report by the Columbus Police Department. The remains of Jerold C. Haas, 43, of Columbus were found on Nov. 3 off Clarksville Road, near the Clinton...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Columbus man whose remains were found earlier this month in rural Warren County was last seen with a friend at a gas station along Interstate 71 on Aug. 31, according to a missing-persons report by the Columbus Police Department. The remains of Jerold C. Haas, 43, of Columbus were found on Nov. 3 off Clarksville Road, near the Clinton...
Tax abatement requested for some of last undeveloped land in I-75 corridor
 Warren County has been asked to create a zone around 1,300 acres east of Interstate 75 where property taxes could be forgiven on future commercial or industrial development. The land, some of the last large, undeveloped parcels along the I-75 corridor between Cincinnati and Dayton, is located near the Miami Valley Gaming & Racing racino and...

Posted: 5 days ago

Warren County has been asked to create a zone around 1,300 acres east of Interstate 75 where property taxes could be forgiven on future commercial or industrial development. The land, some of the last large, undeveloped parcels along the I-75 corridor between Cincinnati and Dayton, is located near the Miami Valley Gaming & Racing racino and...
Man’s remains found in Warren County
 The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of death of a 43-year-old Columbus man whose remains were found on Nov. 3 off Clarksville Road, according to authorities. Jerold Haas, 43, of Grant Ave. in Columbus, was reported missing on Sept. 15 to Columbus police, according to Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of death of a 43-year-old Columbus man whose remains were found on Nov. 3 off Clarksville Road, according to authorities. Jerold Haas, 43, of Grant Ave. in Columbus, was reported missing on Sept. 15 to Columbus police, according to Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the...
Warren County OKs $4.4M juvenile, probate court project
 Warren County is moving ahead with a $4.4 million expansion and renovation of juvenile and probate court facilities. RELATED:Warren County agrees to spend $4.2 million on juvenile, probate court project The project is part of a series of improvements planned on most of the buildings in the county government complex in Lebanon. The county...

Posted: 6 days ago

Warren County is moving ahead with a $4.4 million expansion and renovation of juvenile and probate court facilities. RELATED:Warren County agrees to spend $4.2 million on juvenile, probate court project The project is part of a series of improvements planned on most of the buildings in the county government complex in Lebanon. The county...
New crossroads work to create identity ‘as the heart of Springboro’
 City leaders set aside $400,000 to pay for a brick wall topped with “Welcome to Springboro” and featuring a community video board as part of a plan to welcome visitors to the city center’s new multi-million dollar development. “I think the goal there is to create some identity of that as the heart of Springboro,&rdquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

City leaders set aside $400,000 to pay for a brick wall topped with “Welcome to Springboro” and featuring a community video board as part of a plan to welcome visitors to the city center’s new multi-million dollar development. “I think the goal there is to create some identity of that as the heart of Springboro,&rdquo...
Lebanon moves forward with $18M development deal
 Lebanon City Council has moved forward with plans to forgive property taxes on a $18 million retail and housing redevelopment that is expected to extend the city’s downtown. During a recent work session, council expressed support for the 65-acre development at 511 N. Broadway just north of downtown. “We’re trying to make...

Posted: 9 days ago

Lebanon City Council has moved forward with plans to forgive property taxes on a $18 million retail and housing redevelopment that is expected to extend the city’s downtown. During a recent work session, council expressed support for the 65-acre development at 511 N. Broadway just north of downtown. “We’re trying to make...
Clayton man’s death penalty appeal taken to U.S. Supreme Court
 The death penalty appeal of a Clayton man has been filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. A petition for “writ of certiorari” was filed on Oct. 30 and docketed in the nation’s high court in the case of Austin Myers, a Northmont man sentenced to death in Warren County for murdering Justin Back, 18, of Warren County. Such appeals...

Posted: 11 days ago

The death penalty appeal of a Clayton man has been filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. A petition for “writ of certiorari” was filed on Oct. 30 and docketed in the nation’s high court in the case of Austin Myers, a Northmont man sentenced to death in Warren County for murdering Justin Back, 18, of Warren County. Such appeals...