Lawrence Budd

Covers Warren County, including Springboro, Lebanon and surrounding communities. He has worked as a reporter for 30 years, more than 20 years in Ohio. He has won two awards for investigative reporting from Ohio AP and one for community service from the Society of Professional Journalists of Ohio. He was a Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Reporting at The Ohio State University in 1995-96.

Latest from Lawrence Budd

Execution date set for 23-year-old Clayton man in Warren County case
 A former Northmont High School student is to be executed on July 20, 2022 for the murder of a Warren County man. The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the death penalty for Austin Myers, 23, of Clayton, in the death of Justin Back, 18, in January 2014, according to a decision published today. Myers was sentenced to death for Back’s murder...

Posted: 2 days ago

A former Northmont High School student is to be executed on July 20, 2022 for the murder of a Warren County man. The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the death penalty for Austin Myers, 23, of Clayton, in the death of Justin Back, 18, in January 2014, according to a decision published today. Myers was sentenced to death for Back’s murder...
Liberty Twp. woman died ‘serving others’ at Butler-Warren crash scene
 The Butler County woman who died after trying to come to the aid of crash victims last week on Butler-Warren Road leaves behind daughters and a grandchild, according to her obituary. Tina R. Campbell, 53, died Monday at West Chester Hospital where she was taken from the scene of a crash “on Friday, May 11, 2018 as she was doing what...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Butler County woman who died after trying to come to the aid of crash victims last week on Butler-Warren Road leaves behind daughters and a grandchild, according to her obituary. Tina R. Campbell, 53, died Monday at West Chester Hospital where she was taken from the scene of a crash “on Friday, May 11, 2018 as she was doing what...
Accused Springboro teacher’s son wants another day in juvenile court
 The lawyer for a Springboro teen who was sentenced in a drug case that is still pending against his mother, a school teacher, wants the boy’s conviction set aside because of testimony on his mother’s case. Lawyer Kevin Hughes urged Judge Joe Kirby to set aside his December 2017 decision and sentence in the case of teacher Amy...

Posted: 3 days ago

The lawyer for a Springboro teen who was sentenced in a drug case that is still pending against his mother, a school teacher, wants the boy’s conviction set aside because of testimony on his mother’s case. Lawyer Kevin Hughes urged Judge Joe Kirby to set aside his December 2017 decision and sentence in the case of teacher Amy...
Warren County might raise license fees $5 for road projects
 Warren County is weighing whether to tack another $5 onto license plate fees to fund road projects. The fee is projected to raise $1.1 million through fees on estimated 220,000 vehicles registered in the fast-growing county, Warren County Engineer Neil Tunison said today. Public hearings are to be held on June 12 and June 19 before the commissioners...

Posted: 4 days ago

Warren County is weighing whether to tack another $5 onto license plate fees to fund road projects. The fee is projected to raise $1.1 million through fees on estimated 220,000 vehicles registered in the fast-growing county, Warren County Engineer Neil Tunison said today. Public hearings are to be held on June 12 and June 19 before the commissioners...
Carlisle man faces 12 rape charges with 3 children younger than 13
 A 68-year-old Carlisle man could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted on 12 counts of rape and six counts of gross sexual imposition filed on Monday in Warren County Common Pleas Court, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell. According to a list of indictments issued today by the Warren County Prosecutor&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

A 68-year-old Carlisle man could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted on 12 counts of rape and six counts of gross sexual imposition filed on Monday in Warren County Common Pleas Court, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell. According to a list of indictments issued today by the Warren County Prosecutor&rsquo...
Development in Warren County stalled over who pays for $15,000 study
 Plans to develop 300 or more acres in this small town between Springboro and Mason have stalled over who will cover the cost of a $15,000 study needed in anticipation of extending sewers into the area. Based on a preliminary staff study, Warren County agreed to further consider sewering the area of Clearcreek Twp., known as Red Lion - around...

Posted: 8 days ago

Plans to develop 300 or more acres in this small town between Springboro and Mason have stalled over who will cover the cost of a $15,000 study needed in anticipation of extending sewers into the area. Based on a preliminary staff study, Warren County agreed to further consider sewering the area of Clearcreek Twp., known as Red Lion - around...
Springboro football field, track to get $830,000 makeover
 The artificial turf on the football field and track at what will soon be known as CareFlight Field at Watkins Stadium in Springboro will be replaced this summer for $831,180, according to a contract approved Thursday by the Springboro school board. Springboro-based Watkins Heating & Cooling is to contribute $450,000 in exchange for joint...

Posted: 8 days ago

The artificial turf on the football field and track at what will soon be known as CareFlight Field at Watkins Stadium in Springboro will be replaced this summer for $831,180, according to a contract approved Thursday by the Springboro school board. Springboro-based Watkins Heating & Cooling is to contribute $450,000 in exchange for joint...
Springboro schools: Great relationship with MVH despite new naming deal
 Springboro school officials said the district continued to have a “great relationship” with Miami Valley Hospital (MVH), while on the verge of signing a naming-rights agreement for CareFlight Field with another company hoping to eventually replace the hospital as the main sponsor. Tonight, the Springboro Board of Education is...

Posted: 9 days ago

Springboro school officials said the district continued to have a “great relationship” with Miami Valley Hospital (MVH), while on the verge of signing a naming-rights agreement for CareFlight Field with another company hoping to eventually replace the hospital as the main sponsor. Tonight, the Springboro Board of Education is...
Springboro firm taking step toward gaining naming rights from hospital
 The Springboro Board of Education on Thursday is to consider a contract with Watkins Heating & Cooling for naming rights at the football stadium, to be known as CareFlight Field at Watkins Stadium. But the company hopes to one day shorten that to Watkins Stadium, Vice President David Watkins said on Wednesday. The pending contract and a resolution...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Springboro Board of Education on Thursday is to consider a contract with Watkins Heating & Cooling for naming rights at the football stadium, to be known as CareFlight Field at Watkins Stadium. But the company hopes to one day shorten that to Watkins Stadium, Vice President David Watkins said on Wednesday. The pending contract and a resolution...
Incumbent Warren County commissioner wins primary, secures 2nd term
 Incumbent Warren County Commissioner Tom Grossmann appears to have secured a second term with a Republican primary victory on Tuesday. With all 173 precincts and absentee ballots counted, Grossmann defeated former State Rep. Ron Maag, 12,017 to 9,343, according to unofficial election-night results. GET LIVE ELECTION RESULTS There is no Democratic...

Posted: 11 days ago

Incumbent Warren County Commissioner Tom Grossmann appears to have secured a second term with a Republican primary victory on Tuesday. With all 173 precincts and absentee ballots counted, Grossmann defeated former State Rep. Ron Maag, 12,017 to 9,343, according to unofficial election-night results. GET LIVE ELECTION RESULTS There is no Democratic...