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Middletown crash causes car to flip, injures 2 occupants
 Two people were injured this afternoon in a single-car crash on North University near Ellen Drive in Middletown. The car flipped on its side because of the crash around 4 p.m. today. The occupants were entrapped before being freed by firefighters. We’ll update this story as we learn more about the conditions of those injured.

Posted: 17 hours ago

Two people were injured this afternoon in a single-car crash on North University near Ellen Drive in Middletown. The car flipped on its side because of the crash around 4 p.m. today. The occupants were entrapped before being freed by firefighters. We’ll update this story as we learn more about the conditions of those injured.
Mason family pleads guilty to lying about 400-pound relative on life insurance application
 Three members of a Mason family have pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder nearly $3 million in proceeds from two fraudulently purchased life insurance policies, which were taken out on another relative. Patricia Stevenson, 57, and her daughter Candace G. Stevenson, 30, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Thursday money laundering conspiracy...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Three members of a Mason family have pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder nearly $3 million in proceeds from two fraudulently purchased life insurance policies, which were taken out on another relative. Patricia Stevenson, 57, and her daughter Candace G. Stevenson, 30, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Thursday money laundering conspiracy...
Weather again delays major Middletown hot air balloon event
 Weather is not cooperating this weekend for hot air balloon enthusiasts wanting to take to the skies in Middletown. The Ohio Challenge competition and glow was cancelled Friday night when strong storms moved through the area. The weather kept pilots from launching again this morning. The festival portion of the Ohio Challenge is still scheduled...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Weather is not cooperating this weekend for hot air balloon enthusiasts wanting to take to the skies in Middletown. The Ohio Challenge competition and glow was cancelled Friday night when strong storms moved through the area. The weather kept pilots from launching again this morning. The festival portion of the Ohio Challenge is still scheduled...
Resident escapes Liberty Twp. house fire caused by lightning strike
 A resident escaped from a Liberty Twp. house Friday after it was struck by lightning as storms pounded the the area, according to to the Liberty Twp. Fire Department. The two-story house was hit about 3:20 p.m., which ignited an attic fire at the residence in the 5400 block of Walkers Court, said Battalion Chief Chad Canupp. FIRST REPORT...

Posted: 21 hours ago

A resident escaped from a Liberty Twp. house Friday after it was struck by lightning as storms pounded the the area, according to to the Liberty Twp. Fire Department. The two-story house was hit about 3:20 p.m., which ignited an attic fire at the residence in the 5400 block of Walkers Court, said Battalion Chief Chad Canupp. FIRST REPORT...
Man found guilty of beating dog with baseball bat
 An 18-year-old Middletown man has been found guilty of beating a dog with a baseball bat, according to Middletown Municipal Court records. Magistrate Christopher Atkins found Clayton Sisco guilty of misdemeanor cruelty to companion animals. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but given a stay. He will return to court on Aug. 3, according...

Posted: 2 days ago

An 18-year-old Middletown man has been found guilty of beating a dog with a baseball bat, according to Middletown Municipal Court records. Magistrate Christopher Atkins found Clayton Sisco guilty of misdemeanor cruelty to companion animals. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but given a stay. He will return to court on Aug. 3, according...
Date set for appeals hearing in Carlisle buried baby case
 A hearing has been scheduled in 12th District Court of Appeals for the case of a Carlisle teen awaiting trial on aggravated murder charges for allegedly killing her newborn baby. In April, just days before trial, the defense and the prosecution appealed a split decision by Warren County Common Pleas Judge Donald Oda II concerning the use...

Posted: 3 days ago

A hearing has been scheduled in 12th District Court of Appeals for the case of a Carlisle teen awaiting trial on aggravated murder charges for allegedly killing her newborn baby. In April, just days before trial, the defense and the prosecution appealed a split decision by Warren County Common Pleas Judge Donald Oda II concerning the use...
Police lip sync battle: Which Butler County officers did it better?
 Two Butler County law enforcement agencies have released lip sync challenge videos this week. Now the question is: Which is the better performer — the Middletown Police Department or the Butler County Sheriff's Office? And will any other departments take on the challenge? Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said numerous people...

Posted: 3 days ago

Two Butler County law enforcement agencies have released lip sync challenge videos this week. Now the question is: Which is the better performer — the Middletown Police Department or the Butler County Sheriff's Office? And will any other departments take on the challenge? Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said numerous people...
Middletown police call shooting a homicide; coroner’s office silent on official ruling
 Middletown detectives say Saturday’s shooting is being investigated as a homicide, but the Butler County Coroner’s Office has yet to make an official ruling despite completing an autopsy. MORE: At least 2 Middletown council member not in favor of proposed tax hike for road repairs Police were dispatched at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday...

Posted: 3 days ago

Middletown detectives say Saturday’s shooting is being investigated as a homicide, but the Butler County Coroner’s Office has yet to make an official ruling despite completing an autopsy. MORE: At least 2 Middletown council member not in favor of proposed tax hike for road repairs Police were dispatched at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday...
Emergency crews pull truck from Hamilton canal
 An evening by the water in Hamilton did not end well for one person when his truck went into the Ford Canal. The black Ford F150 apparently popped out of gear and rolled into the water. It was submerged in water when emergency units responded just after 6 p.m. Monday, according to Hamilton police. It was quickly determined the truck was unoccupied...

Posted: 4 days ago

An evening by the water in Hamilton did not end well for one person when his truck went into the Ford Canal. The black Ford F150 apparently popped out of gear and rolled into the water. It was submerged in water when emergency units responded just after 6 p.m. Monday, according to Hamilton police. It was quickly determined the truck was unoccupied...
Sentencing delayed for ex-Hamilton teacher, coach who pleaded guilty to sex crime
 Sentencing for a former Hamilton High School teacher and volleyball coach who had sexual contact with a student has been moved to the end of the month. Hilary Dattilo, 30, of Monroe, was charged in January with sexual battery, a third-degree felony and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor. In...

Posted: 4 days ago

Sentencing for a former Hamilton High School teacher and volleyball coach who had sexual contact with a student has been moved to the end of the month. Hilary Dattilo, 30, of Monroe, was charged in January with sexual battery, a third-degree felony and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor. In...
Young Butler County anglers try their luck at Fish with a Cop event
 Butler County Sheriff’s deputies and the Fairfield Optimist Club teamed up today for the premiere Fish with a Cop event. About 40 children, ages 7-14, lined the lake on Joe Nuxhall Way for fun and conversation with law enforcement. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones was in attendance, but said he didn’t dip a line in the water...

Posted: 4 days ago

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies and the Fairfield Optimist Club teamed up today for the premiere Fish with a Cop event. About 40 children, ages 7-14, lined the lake on Joe Nuxhall Way for fun and conversation with law enforcement. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones was in attendance, but said he didn’t dip a line in the water...
Fairfield police body camera videos detail morning of fatal stabbing, shooting
 Fairfield police body camera videos released Monday of a woman stabbed to death by a man that police shot in the act confirm what Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser and Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard said happened in the early morning hours of June 22. The videos were made public Monday after a motion for a temporary restraining...

Posted: 5 days ago

Fairfield police body camera videos released Monday of a woman stabbed to death by a man that police shot in the act confirm what Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser and Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard said happened in the early morning hours of June 22. The videos were made public Monday after a motion for a temporary restraining...
Judge OKs release of Fairfield officer’s body camera video
 UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m.: A motion for a temporary restraining order to stop the release of a Fairfield police officer’s body camera video has been denied. Konrad Kircher filed the motion this afternoon and the motion was denied by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Howard. “The Retherford bill will fix this problem in the future...

Posted: 5 days ago

UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m.: A motion for a temporary restraining order to stop the release of a Fairfield police officer’s body camera video has been denied. Konrad Kircher filed the motion this afternoon and the motion was denied by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Howard. “The Retherford bill will fix this problem in the future...
Police receiving tips, have leads in fatal Middletown shooting
 More tips are coming in to police as investigation continues into Middletown’s second homicide of the year. Police were dispatched at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of 16th Avenue. There, police found Kapriece Fuller, 23, dead on the front porch of a home from an apparent gunshot wound. MORE: Help...

Posted: 5 days ago

More tips are coming in to police as investigation continues into Middletown’s second homicide of the year. Police were dispatched at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of 16th Avenue. There, police found Kapriece Fuller, 23, dead on the front porch of a home from an apparent gunshot wound. MORE: Help...
Teen driver in fatal prom crash previously cited for driving without a license
 The 17-year-old Monroe student, who was driving the car in a prom night crash that killed a classmate, had a prior traffic infraction last year, according to Butler County Juvenile Court records. The teen is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and two counts of aggravated vehicular assault. She was in court Monday afternoon for a pre-trial...

Posted: 6 days ago

The 17-year-old Monroe student, who was driving the car in a prom night crash that killed a classmate, had a prior traffic infraction last year, according to Butler County Juvenile Court records. The teen is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and two counts of aggravated vehicular assault. She was in court Monday afternoon for a pre-trial...
Thieves get creative climbing tree to break into Hamilton business
 Some alleged thieves used chairs and a tree to break into a Hamilton business, but apparently left with nothing. Employees of Wayne’s Garage and Towing, located in the 1900 block of Pleasant Avenue, reported on June 22 that they found chairs stacked on the north side of the business, according to the police report.  It appeared...

Posted: 7 days ago

Some alleged thieves used chairs and a tree to break into a Hamilton business, but apparently left with nothing. Employees of Wayne’s Garage and Towing, located in the 1900 block of Pleasant Avenue, reported on June 22 that they found chairs stacked on the north side of the business, according to the police report.  It appeared...
Man describes finding intruder with hatchet in his bed
 A man in Middletown, Ohio is facing felony charges after he was discovered in a couple’s bed with a hatchet and his pants pulled down.  Michael Robert McClain, 30, was arrested after a woman came home and found him, WHIO reports. >> Read more trending news  McClain is charged with aggravated burglary, felonious assault...

Posted: 7 days ago

A man in Middletown, Ohio is facing felony charges after he was discovered in a couple’s bed with a hatchet and his pants pulled down.  Michael Robert McClain, 30, was arrested after a woman came home and found him, WHIO reports. >> Read more trending news  McClain is charged with aggravated burglary, felonious assault...
Man describes finding intruder with hatchet in his bed
 A Butler County grand jury will now consider the case of a man who was found in a Middletown couple’s bed with a hatchet and his pants down. Michael Robert McClain, 30, was arrested July 6 after a woman came home and found him, according to Middletown police. He is charged with aggravated burglary, felonious assault and public indecency...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Butler County grand jury will now consider the case of a man who was found in a Middletown couple’s bed with a hatchet and his pants down. Michael Robert McClain, 30, was arrested July 6 after a woman came home and found him, according to Middletown police. He is charged with aggravated burglary, felonious assault and public indecency...
Area police officer indicted on sex charges in Butler County
 A Liberty Twp. resident who is a Colerain Twp. police officer was released on his own recognizance Friday morning after appearing in court on sex charges. Robert Brinkman, of the 4400 block of Squaw Valley Drive, was indicted Thursday by a Butler County grand jury for importuning, a third-degree felony, and contributing to the unruliness...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Liberty Twp. resident who is a Colerain Twp. police officer was released on his own recognizance Friday morning after appearing in court on sex charges. Robert Brinkman, of the 4400 block of Squaw Valley Drive, was indicted Thursday by a Butler County grand jury for importuning, a third-degree felony, and contributing to the unruliness...
To the person dressing Mr. Hamilton: It’s a ‘no, no’
 Hamilton’s namesake sculpture on High Street was decked out last week for a summer luau, which was fitting for a Hawaiian-themed event presented by local businesses. A bright green grass skirt, lei and sunglasses were eye-catching against the solid brass of the nine-foot Alexander Hamilton atop a three-foot granite stand. It’s...

Posted: 9 days ago

Hamilton’s namesake sculpture on High Street was decked out last week for a summer luau, which was fitting for a Hawaiian-themed event presented by local businesses. A bright green grass skirt, lei and sunglasses were eye-catching against the solid brass of the nine-foot Alexander Hamilton atop a three-foot granite stand. It’s...
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