Ed Richter

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Butler County city receives grant to battle drunk drivers
 The Butler County OVI Task Force announced that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded $224,999 in federal traffic safety funding to the city of Oxford for the fiscal year 2019. The Butler County OVI Task Force, which is comprised of law enforcement agencies in Butler County, will utilize this funding...

Posted: 8 hours ago

The Butler County OVI Task Force announced that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded $224,999 in federal traffic safety funding to the city of Oxford for the fiscal year 2019. The Butler County OVI Task Force, which is comprised of law enforcement agencies in Butler County, will utilize this funding...
Franklin schools ask voters to pass substitute levy
 As two levies are slated to expire within a year of each other, the Franklin Board of Education is asking voters to combine those levies for a five-year period with no increase in taxes. On the Nov. 6 general election ballot, Issue 2 is a five-year, 15.89-mill substitute levy that combines a five-year, 8.88-mill emergency operating levy and...

Posted: a day ago

As two levies are slated to expire within a year of each other, the Franklin Board of Education is asking voters to combine those levies for a five-year period with no increase in taxes. On the Nov. 6 general election ballot, Issue 2 is a five-year, 15.89-mill substitute levy that combines a five-year, 8.88-mill emergency operating levy and...
Butler County will get $13M in federal funds for these projects
 Butler County has received federal funding for several major transportation projects. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments awarded more than $41 million to be distributed to 24 transportation projects in its eight-county region. Of that amount, nearly $13 million has been awarded for transportation projects in Butler...

Posted: a day ago

Butler County has received federal funding for several major transportation projects. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments awarded more than $41 million to be distributed to 24 transportation projects in its eight-county region. Of that amount, nearly $13 million has been awarded for transportation projects in Butler...
Kettering Health wants to add hospital beds to Middletown medical center
 Kettering Health Network is once again seeking approval to treat patients overnight in Middletown, which would ramp up competition at the foot of a rival hospital. Kettering Health opened a new medical center in Middletown in August less than a mile from Premier Health’s Atrium Medical Center, but for now the facility only has outpatient...

Posted: 4 days ago

Kettering Health Network is once again seeking approval to treat patients overnight in Middletown, which would ramp up competition at the foot of a rival hospital. Kettering Health opened a new medical center in Middletown in August less than a mile from Premier Health’s Atrium Medical Center, but for now the facility only has outpatient...
8 Butler, Warren transportation projects get funding boost
 Butler and Warren counties have received a large chunk of federal funding for several major transportation projects. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments awarded more than $41 million to be distributed to 24 transportation projects in its eight-county region. Of that amount, about $18.6 million has been awarded for various...

Posted: 5 days ago

Butler and Warren counties have received a large chunk of federal funding for several major transportation projects. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments awarded more than $41 million to be distributed to 24 transportation projects in its eight-county region. Of that amount, about $18.6 million has been awarded for various...
Franklin teen admits making school threat with fake social media account
 A Franklin teen who made a social media threat against the school has admitted to a charge of delinquency by way of inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony. The Franklin High School student, who is 16, changed his plea from denial to admit during a pre-trial hearing Monday in Warren County Juvenile Court. In the juvenile court system, a plea...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Franklin teen who made a social media threat against the school has admitted to a charge of delinquency by way of inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony. The Franklin High School student, who is 16, changed his plea from denial to admit during a pre-trial hearing Monday in Warren County Juvenile Court. In the juvenile court system, a plea...
Medical helicopter called to Butler County crash
 Butler County Sheriff’s deputies along with a CareFlight medical helicopter are responding to a two-vehicle crash north of Seven Mile. The crash was reported at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday at U.S. 127 and Ohio 73 in Wayne Twp., and at least one person was suffered a head injury, according to dispatchers. MORE: Court hearing continued for Hamilton...

Posted: 7 days ago

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies along with a CareFlight medical helicopter are responding to a two-vehicle crash north of Seven Mile. The crash was reported at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday at U.S. 127 and Ohio 73 in Wayne Twp., and at least one person was suffered a head injury, according to dispatchers. MORE: Court hearing continued for Hamilton...
Middletown to make second repair to collapsed sewer line
 Middletown will be making repairs again to a section of one of its sewer interceptor lines. City Council has authorized as much as $470,000 for the replacement of 370 linear feet of pipe to the East Middletown Interceptor Sewer. MORE: Middletown to start first project of 25-year, $269M plan to resolve EPA issues According to Scott Tadych...

Posted: 8 days ago

Middletown will be making repairs again to a section of one of its sewer interceptor lines. City Council has authorized as much as $470,000 for the replacement of 370 linear feet of pipe to the East Middletown Interceptor Sewer. MORE: Middletown to start first project of 25-year, $269M plan to resolve EPA issues According to Scott Tadych...
Middletown to purchase new firefighter gear
 Middletown is planning to replace more than a dozen sets of firefighting turnout gear. The Division of Fire is requesting to replace 13 full sets of turnout gear along with fire gloves, boots, and helmets due to damage and/or age of gear, according to Samantha Zimmerman, the city’s purchasing agent. In addition, she said approximately...

Posted: 8 days ago

Middletown is planning to replace more than a dozen sets of firefighting turnout gear. The Division of Fire is requesting to replace 13 full sets of turnout gear along with fire gloves, boots, and helmets due to damage and/or age of gear, according to Samantha Zimmerman, the city’s purchasing agent. In addition, she said approximately...
Big decision looms for future of Middletown airport
 After years of receiving various grants for improvements at Middletown Regional Airport, city officials will need to choose a path to follow for future development. Middletown City Council will need to have a work-session in the next few weeks to discuss determine whether the airport remains a skydiving airport with some development; or it...

Posted: 8 days ago

After years of receiving various grants for improvements at Middletown Regional Airport, city officials will need to choose a path to follow for future development. Middletown City Council will need to have a work-session in the next few weeks to discuss determine whether the airport remains a skydiving airport with some development; or it...
Woman facing charges after she allegedly removed security devices from clothing
 A Butler County woman is slated to be arraigned in Middletown Municipal Court on a petty theft charge after it was discovered she removed the security devices from clothing. Tara Wood, 27, of Hamilton was stopped by Kohl’s store security personnel about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 as she was walking out of the store concealing several items...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Butler County woman is slated to be arraigned in Middletown Municipal Court on a petty theft charge after it was discovered she removed the security devices from clothing. Tara Wood, 27, of Hamilton was stopped by Kohl’s store security personnel about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 as she was walking out of the store concealing several items...