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Large crowd hears judge issue dire warnings about impact of closing Middletown jail
 Municipal Court Judge James Sherron told Middletown City Council that closing the city jail would have a “profound and catastrophic impact” on the community. Sherron presented his case at council’s meeting Tuesday before a large audience of court personnel, city officials, former police chiefs, police officers and residents...

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Municipal Court Judge James Sherron told Middletown City Council that closing the city jail would have a “profound and catastrophic impact” on the community. Sherron presented his case at council’s meeting Tuesday before a large audience of court personnel, city officials, former police chiefs, police officers and residents...
Judge: Closure of Middletown City Jail would have ‘catastrophic impact’ on community
 A local judge will be making his case for keeping the Middletown City Jail open as a full-service jail during a meeting today. Middletown Municipal Judge James Sherron is on today’s council agenda to present his side of the issue. The possible jail closure is also opposed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 36, the union that represents...

Posted: a day ago

A local judge will be making his case for keeping the Middletown City Jail open as a full-service jail during a meeting today. Middletown Municipal Judge James Sherron is on today’s council agenda to present his side of the issue. The possible jail closure is also opposed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 36, the union that represents...
What the new Middletown Chipotle means for the future of the Towne Mall area
 The new Chipotle coming to Middletown will go into an area that has seen activity near the Towne Mall, which officials hope to revive in the coming years. The Middletown Planning Commission last week approved the final development plan for a proposed 2,400-square-foot restaurant on the northeast corner of the Gabe’s store parking lot...

Posted: a day ago

The new Chipotle coming to Middletown will go into an area that has seen activity near the Towne Mall, which officials hope to revive in the coming years. The Middletown Planning Commission last week approved the final development plan for a proposed 2,400-square-foot restaurant on the northeast corner of the Gabe’s store parking lot...
Developer targets fall opening for Middletown Chipotle after final approval
 Developers of a new Chipotle restaurant are moving forward in Middletown. The Middletown Planning Commission recently approved the final development plan for a proposed 2,400-square-foot restaurant on the northeast corner of the Gabe’s store parking lot at Towne Boulevard and Pendleton Circle. Orlando, Fla.-based Byblos Development...

Posted: 2 days ago

Developers of a new Chipotle restaurant are moving forward in Middletown. The Middletown Planning Commission recently approved the final development plan for a proposed 2,400-square-foot restaurant on the northeast corner of the Gabe’s store parking lot at Towne Boulevard and Pendleton Circle. Orlando, Fla.-based Byblos Development...
Movie featuring Middletown girl will play in the region this week
 A movie that was filmed partially in Middletown and features a local girl will be shown this week at the Neon Theater in Dayton after its initial release didn’t include any theaters in the region. Jonathan McNeal, manager of The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St., said “DOnnybrook” will screen Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon and...

Posted: 2 days ago

A movie that was filmed partially in Middletown and features a local girl will be shown this week at the Neon Theater in Dayton after its initial release didn’t include any theaters in the region. Jonathan McNeal, manager of The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St., said “DOnnybrook” will screen Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon and...
2 NEW Chipotles are coming to Butler County, and residents are rejoicing
 Chipotle is planning to build new locations in both Hamilton and Middletown, the company and city officials confirmed recently.  Pending approval of its final development plan by the Middletown Planning Commission on Wednesday, construction of the new restaurant could begin in June, and it could be open for business sometime this fall...

Posted: 3 days ago

Chipotle is planning to build new locations in both Hamilton and Middletown, the company and city officials confirmed recently.  Pending approval of its final development plan by the Middletown Planning Commission on Wednesday, construction of the new restaurant could begin in June, and it could be open for business sometime this fall...
Bomb-making allegations tied to this Franklin home highlight local police concerns
 The unsealing of a federal indictment and the arrest of two regional militia members accused of making an explosive device and conspiring to possess such a device brought to light the hazards of homemade explosives and the needed attention by law enforcement because of their extreme danger to others, officials said. A federal grand jury indicted...

Posted: 3 days ago

The unsealing of a federal indictment and the arrest of two regional militia members accused of making an explosive device and conspiring to possess such a device brought to light the hazards of homemade explosives and the needed attention by law enforcement because of their extreme danger to others, officials said. A federal grand jury indicted...
Court documents detail investigations into southern Ohio militia members
 More information about two members of a regional militia were disclosed following a detention hearing this week in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. A federal grand jury indicted Ryan D. King, 37, of Franklin, and Randy D. Goodman, 53, of Ripley, on charges of possessing unregistered explosives and conspiring to possess a destructive device...

Posted: 4 days ago

More information about two members of a regional militia were disclosed following a detention hearing this week in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. A federal grand jury indicted Ryan D. King, 37, of Franklin, and Randy D. Goodman, 53, of Ripley, on charges of possessing unregistered explosives and conspiring to possess a destructive device...
Carlisle turns to a longtime assistant as new football coach
 A longtime assistant high school football coach will have a chance this fall to prowl the sidelines as Carlisle’s new football coach. The Board of Education Monday approved the hiring of T.J. Smart as the new football coach. It will be the first time in his coaching career that Smart has been a head high school football coach. Superintendent...

Posted: 5 days ago

A longtime assistant high school football coach will have a chance this fall to prowl the sidelines as Carlisle’s new football coach. The Board of Education Monday approved the hiring of T.J. Smart as the new football coach. It will be the first time in his coaching career that Smart has been a head high school football coach. Superintendent...
Movie filmed in Butler County, featuring Middletown girl releasing today
 A movie filmed last year in Middletown, southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky that was one of the recent examples of films’ economic impact in the region will have a limited national release on Friday and no area screenings. “Donnybrook” will play in theaters in Columbus, Cleveland, Solon and St. Clairsville, according to...

Posted: 5 days ago

A movie filmed last year in Middletown, southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky that was one of the recent examples of films’ economic impact in the region will have a limited national release on Friday and no area screenings. “Donnybrook” will play in theaters in Columbus, Cleveland, Solon and St. Clairsville, according to...
Police: Apartment maintenance man stole from residents, sold some items
 Middletown police have arrested a maintenance man at an apartment complex for several alleged burglaries and thefts. Police said they have been investigating multiple thefts and burglaries reported at the Nicholas Place Apartments, 2747 S. Towne Blvd. Since October, there have been eight burglaries at the complex with no sign of forced entry...

Posted: 5 days ago

Middletown police have arrested a maintenance man at an apartment complex for several alleged burglaries and thefts. Police said they have been investigating multiple thefts and burglaries reported at the Nicholas Place Apartments, 2747 S. Towne Blvd. Since October, there have been eight burglaries at the complex with no sign of forced entry...