Ed Richter

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Thousands of lacrosse players coming to Middletown this weekend
 More than 4,500 lacrosse players and their families and friends will be converging Saturday on Middletown’s Smith Park for the 2018 Steel City Shootout lacrosse tournament. MORE: OVI checkpoint tonight in Butler County The 13th annual one-day youth tournament will host 150 lacrosse teams from throughout southwestern Ohio and Kentucky...

Posted: 10 hours ago

More than 4,500 lacrosse players and their families and friends will be converging Saturday on Middletown’s Smith Park for the 2018 Steel City Shootout lacrosse tournament. MORE: OVI checkpoint tonight in Butler County The 13th annual one-day youth tournament will host 150 lacrosse teams from throughout southwestern Ohio and Kentucky...
OVI checkpoint TONIGHT in Butler County
 An OVI checkpoint will be set up tonight, April 20, starting at 11 p.m. in Fairfield. The checkpoint will be located in the northbound lanes Ohio 4, specifically at 4400 Dixie Highway just north of Symmes Road. Vehicles are scheduled to be checked until no later than 3 a.m., according to the Butler County OVI Task Force, which will be conducting...

Posted: 14 hours ago

An OVI checkpoint will be set up tonight, April 20, starting at 11 p.m. in Fairfield. The checkpoint will be located in the northbound lanes Ohio 4, specifically at 4400 Dixie Highway just north of Symmes Road. Vehicles are scheduled to be checked until no later than 3 a.m., according to the Butler County OVI Task Force, which will be conducting...
Unwanted items? Monroe wants to help you sell them
 Monroe’s annual Community Garage Sale will take place June 1-3. The garage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2; and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Every year the city prints out a list of those that have signed up, including three items they will have at their sale, and a map showing the locations...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Monroe’s annual Community Garage Sale will take place June 1-3. The garage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2; and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Every year the city prints out a list of those that have signed up, including three items they will have at their sale, and a map showing the locations...
Carlisle changes date for vote on controversial project
 A Carlisle Planning Commission meeting originally scheduled for today, April 19, to decide if an Iowa-based company should be permitted to move forward with their project has been moved to May 3. Planning Commission Chairman Robert Hurt told this news outlet earlier this month that a special meeting would be called for tonight, April 19,...

Posted: a day ago

A Carlisle Planning Commission meeting originally scheduled for today, April 19, to decide if an Iowa-based company should be permitted to move forward with their project has been moved to May 3. Planning Commission Chairman Robert Hurt told this news outlet earlier this month that a special meeting would be called for tonight, April 19,...
These 6 streets are rated the worst in Middletown. Here’s what is next for them.
 Middletown City Council Tuesday approved a nearly $2.27 million contract for the 2018 street paving program Council approved the contract with Barrett Paving Materials of Fairfield to pave six streets what all were rated on the Pavement Condition Index as poor or worse, or a PCI rating of 50 or less. Streets with a PCI rating of 50 and higher...

Posted: a day ago

Middletown City Council Tuesday approved a nearly $2.27 million contract for the 2018 street paving program Council approved the contract with Barrett Paving Materials of Fairfield to pave six streets what all were rated on the Pavement Condition Index as poor or worse, or a PCI rating of 50 or less. Streets with a PCI rating of 50 and higher...
Middletown man eats drugs in attempt to hide them from police officer
 A Middletown patrol officer who recognized a man walking on Orchard Street near Beatrice Drive stopped to ask him some questions only to find he was wanted on outstanding warrants from two counties and in possession of fentanyl. The officer pulled up and asked to talk to Joseph Sheffield, 32, of Orchard Street, about 10 a.m. April 11 because...

Posted: a day ago

A Middletown patrol officer who recognized a man walking on Orchard Street near Beatrice Drive stopped to ask him some questions only to find he was wanted on outstanding warrants from two counties and in possession of fentanyl. The officer pulled up and asked to talk to Joseph Sheffield, 32, of Orchard Street, about 10 a.m. April 11 because...
Monroe public safety committee recommends more police officers in schools
 If there is room in Monroe’s city budget, a second school resource officer could be on the roster to help protect the 3,000 students as well as staff memebers in Monroe Schools. Last week, Monroe City Council’s public safety committee, received a report from Police Chief Bob Buchanan which gave the council members some options...

Posted: 2 days ago

If there is room in Monroe’s city budget, a second school resource officer could be on the roster to help protect the 3,000 students as well as staff memebers in Monroe Schools. Last week, Monroe City Council’s public safety committee, received a report from Police Chief Bob Buchanan which gave the council members some options...
Middletown burglary suspect can’t outrun police canine
 A Middletown police canine recently chased down a fleeing burglary suspect. William Ashley, 49, of Bonita Drive, entered a house in the 2800 block of Grand Avenue at about 2 a.m. April 11 believing that no one was home, according to a Middletown police report. Ashley took a table and chair from a nearby tool shed to help him enter the house...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Middletown police canine recently chased down a fleeing burglary suspect. William Ashley, 49, of Bonita Drive, entered a house in the 2800 block of Grand Avenue at about 2 a.m. April 11 believing that no one was home, according to a Middletown police report. Ashley took a table and chair from a nearby tool shed to help him enter the house...
Mulch-filled semi overturns in Warren County
 A semitrailer carrying mulch overturned, spilling its contents all over the road in Mason Monday evening. The accident occurred at Tylersville and Mason-Montgomery Roads around 6:30 p.m. Police had to direct traffic through the parking lot of the Mason United Methodist Church at Mason-Montgomery Road. No one was injured.

Posted: 4 days ago

A semitrailer carrying mulch overturned, spilling its contents all over the road in Mason Monday evening. The accident occurred at Tylersville and Mason-Montgomery Roads around 6:30 p.m. Police had to direct traffic through the parking lot of the Mason United Methodist Church at Mason-Montgomery Road. No one was injured.
Some Butler County leaders want option to carry guns at council meetings
 Despite often having a police presence at meetings, some Butler County elected officials say they would be in favor changes to the law permitting CCW holders to carry in government buildings. “Sitting in the front of the room during our trustee meetings, I have thought about my safety, the safety of my fellow trustees, staff and the...

Posted: 4 days ago

Despite often having a police presence at meetings, some Butler County elected officials say they would be in favor changes to the law permitting CCW holders to carry in government buildings. “Sitting in the front of the room during our trustee meetings, I have thought about my safety, the safety of my fellow trustees, staff and the...