Lauren Pack

Cox Media Group Ohio reporter covering Butler County government, sheriff's department and courts.

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Butler County officer dies after motorcycle accident
 A Butler County corrections officer has died following a motorcycle accident earlier this month, according to the sheriff’s office. FIRST REPORT: Medical helicopter called to motorcycle crash in Preble County Corrections Sgt. Carol Seals, 54, died from injuries as a result of the accident, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said today...

Posted: 10 hours ago

A Butler County corrections officer has died following a motorcycle accident earlier this month, according to the sheriff’s office. FIRST REPORT: Medical helicopter called to motorcycle crash in Preble County Corrections Sgt. Carol Seals, 54, died from injuries as a result of the accident, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said today...
Hamilton shooting victim dies; murder charge sought by prosecutor
 New charges will be sought against a Hamilton man now that the alleged victim of a shooting earlier this month has died, according to the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office. MORE: Hamilton man facing several charges from weekend shooting Broderick Malik Jones Roberts, 20, was indicted last week for aggravated robbery, felonious assault...

Posted: 11 hours ago

New charges will be sought against a Hamilton man now that the alleged victim of a shooting earlier this month has died, according to the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office. MORE: Hamilton man facing several charges from weekend shooting Broderick Malik Jones Roberts, 20, was indicted last week for aggravated robbery, felonious assault...
Blind horse rescued from well thanks to this team’s specialized training
 A scared horse in a tight spot was rescued Sunday afternoon with the help of specially trained Butler County emergency personnel. The Reily Township Fire and EMS was called to Kiefer Road in Germantown shortly afternoon Sunday to rescue a horse that was trapped in a well. MORE: Suspect’s wig may connect 2 area bank robberies The blind...

Posted: a day ago

A scared horse in a tight spot was rescued Sunday afternoon with the help of specially trained Butler County emergency personnel. The Reily Township Fire and EMS was called to Kiefer Road in Germantown shortly afternoon Sunday to rescue a horse that was trapped in a well. MORE: Suspect’s wig may connect 2 area bank robberies The blind...
Police say they were asked to check on Fairfield teen before fatal crash
 UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m.: Police were asked to check on the welfare of a Fairfield teen Friday before he was killed in a fatal crash, according to the Fairfield Police Department. MORE: Police seek suspect in Cabela’s gun theft At about 1:47 p.m., police received a request to check on Luke Minerd’s welfare. He was not located at his...

Posted: a day ago

UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m.: Police were asked to check on the welfare of a Fairfield teen Friday before he was killed in a fatal crash, according to the Fairfield Police Department. MORE: Police seek suspect in Cabela’s gun theft At about 1:47 p.m., police received a request to check on Luke Minerd’s welfare. He was not located at his...
Butler County plant farm filled with unique blooms
 ——— What was 95-year-old Mary Harrison doing on an early spring morning at her Hanover Twp. home? Pruning a rose bush and working with her daughter and granddaughter to get her plant farm ready for its 41st season. Dressed for the chilly wear with a favorite pair of gardening gloves and clippers, Harrison pruned at Mary&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

——— What was 95-year-old Mary Harrison doing on an early spring morning at her Hanover Twp. home? Pruning a rose bush and working with her daughter and granddaughter to get her plant farm ready for its 41st season. Dressed for the chilly wear with a favorite pair of gardening gloves and clippers, Harrison pruned at Mary&rsquo...
UPDATE: Hamilton man facing several charges from weekend shooting
 A Hamilton man has been indicted of several felony charges for allegedly shooting another man on May 12. Broderick Malik Jones Roberts, 20, was indicted Friday for aggravated robbery, felonious assault and having weapons under disability, according to the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office. MORE: Teenage boast or sex crime? Franklin...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Hamilton man has been indicted of several felony charges for allegedly shooting another man on May 12. Broderick Malik Jones Roberts, 20, was indicted Friday for aggravated robbery, felonious assault and having weapons under disability, according to the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office. MORE: Teenage boast or sex crime? Franklin...
Can you help identify this Franklin bank robbery suspect?
 A Franklin bank was robbed today, and police are looking for help in identifying the suspect. At 3:04 p.m. the Union Savings Bank at Second and Millard streets was robbed by a man, according to police. MORE: One dead after crash in Fairfield Franklin, Carlisle and Warren County Sheriff’s deputies “swarmed” the area, but...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Franklin bank was robbed today, and police are looking for help in identifying the suspect. At 3:04 p.m. the Union Savings Bank at Second and Millard streets was robbed by a man, according to police. MORE: One dead after crash in Fairfield Franklin, Carlisle and Warren County Sheriff’s deputies “swarmed” the area, but...
Vehicle crashes into Hamilton home
 Emergency units are on the scene this morning of a vehicle that has reportedly crashed into a Hamilton residence. Dispatchers said the vehicle in on the porch of the home on Seventh Street. There was no report yet of injuries, according to dispatchers. MORE: Teenage boasting or sex crime? Franklin teacher’s attorney questions investigation

Posted: 4 days ago

Emergency units are on the scene this morning of a vehicle that has reportedly crashed into a Hamilton residence. Dispatchers said the vehicle in on the porch of the home on Seventh Street. There was no report yet of injuries, according to dispatchers. MORE: Teenage boasting or sex crime? Franklin teacher’s attorney questions investigation
Teenage boasting or sex crime? Franklin teacher’s attorney questions investigation in court
 A former Franklin High School teacher entered a not guilty plea today to a sexual battery charge for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student. During today’s court appearance, her attorney questioned what he called “the uncorroborated statement of a teenager.” Madalyn Arnett, 25, was arrested at her West Carrollton...

Posted: 4 days ago

A former Franklin High School teacher entered a not guilty plea today to a sexual battery charge for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student. During today’s court appearance, her attorney questioned what he called “the uncorroborated statement of a teenager.” Madalyn Arnett, 25, was arrested at her West Carrollton...
Driver in fatal prom night crash waives court appearance
 Attorneys for Monroe senior Chynna Brandon, charged with aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of assault in a fatal prom night crash, have waived her arraignment and her court date has been moved to the summer. MORE: Liberty Twp. woman died ‘serving others’ at Butler-Warren crash scene Brandon was scheduled to appear for...

Posted: 5 days ago

Attorneys for Monroe senior Chynna Brandon, charged with aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of assault in a fatal prom night crash, have waived her arraignment and her court date has been moved to the summer. MORE: Liberty Twp. woman died ‘serving others’ at Butler-Warren crash scene Brandon was scheduled to appear for...
Police fill courtroom for sentencing of ex-corrections officer who had sex with inmate
 A former Butler County corrections officer will serve a two-year prison sentence for having sex with an inmate in the Butler County Jail. Nakisha Newell, 29, faced a maximum five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in March to sexual battery, a third-degree felony. MORE: Former corrections officer pleads guilty to having sex with inmate...

Posted: 5 days ago

A former Butler County corrections officer will serve a two-year prison sentence for having sex with an inmate in the Butler County Jail. Nakisha Newell, 29, faced a maximum five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in March to sexual battery, a third-degree felony. MORE: Former corrections officer pleads guilty to having sex with inmate...