Butler County

                            Miami students react to city’s crackdown on large gatherings

                          Miami University students are reacting to laws that fine those holding large gatherings.

                          Police: Students arrested in Lakota West High School parking lot

                            Princeton, Hamilton kick off high-school football in Ohio

                            Officials warn virus that targets puppies is spreading in Butler Co.

                          ‘Noticeable increase’ in COVID-19 cases at Miami University, health officials say

                          Butler County Sheriff’s Office first in SW Ohio with underwater drone for search, rescue

                            Madison Township teachers may be armed, for now, Ohio Supreme Court rules

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                            Dozens of residents evacuated from Fairfield apartment fire

                          Miami student athletes under blanket quarantine after 27 test positive for COVID-19

                            Man tried to lure Butler Co. girls into truck with ‘albino squirrel,’ police say

                          West Chester police chief posts about cheerleaders after warning to watch comments

                          City of Middletown releases proposal to improve, extend bike paths

                            Police release video of suspect accused of assaulting Walmart employee

                            New Miami Firefighter injured after head-on crash, family says

                          The firefighter and his nine-year-old son were hit head-on around 10 p.m. Friday, according to the department.

                            Mural symbolizing ‘all the unjust killings of innocent Black lives’ unveiled in Middletown

                          As the anniversary of McClain’s death approaches, the organizers said their reason for painting these portraits will only continue until people of color stop dying at the hands of police.

                          Firefighter in ‘very bad shape’ after crash involving drunk driver, fire department says

                          The firefighter was scheduled to have another surgery on Saturday, the post said.

                          Miami’s COVID-19 cases put City of Oxford’s pandemic measures to test

                          Violations of the city's mass gathering ordinance could result in fines of up to $1,000.

                            Mother of Middletown girl taken by mysterious illness describes her as child of faith

                          Ohio health order signed to OK fall sports. Read the order here.

                          Vehicle found in water in West Chester

                            Tri-State teen has chance at scholarship after winning state for Google Doodle

                          Woman found in burned home was stabbed to death, coroner says

                            Thin Blue Line parking space mural vandalized at Lakota West High School

                          ‘Thin Blue Line’ parking space vandalized at Lakota West High School

                          'This act shows the need for us to come back together as a school community so we can engage on the topic of racism, police brutality and social justice in a responsible way'

                            Family looking for answers after woman killed in Middletown fire

                          Officials say one person has been arrested in connection to this deadly fire.

                            At least 1 dead in Middletown house fire

                          At least one person is confirmed dead from a house fire on Lind Street.

                          200 marijuana plants seized from 22 locations, Butler Co. Sheriff’s Office says

                          The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has seized 200 marijuana plants from 22 locations.

                          Butler County needs additional poll workers for presidential election

                          The Butler County Board of Elections needs at least 500 additional poll workers for the presidential election.

                          Coroner’s office identifies Great Miami River drowning victim

                          The incident remains under investigation.

                            9-year-old Tri-State girl expected to die from unknown condition

                          The girl tested positive for coronavirus in May.

                          Fluid spill causes SB I-75 traffic delays, lane closures in Butler County

                          Watch for slick spots and more potential road closures

                            Inside Look: Lakota schools prepares for fall return of students with safety measures in place

                          Superintendent Matt Miller says it was always his priority to bring kids back to school.

                            Video catches Hamilton thief make away with man’s car in under a minute

                          The car holds sentimental value, and its owner is asking for whoever took it to return it.

                            Mason teen wins national service award for spreading acts of kindness through nonprofit

                          “No matter your age, no matter who you are, you can always give back"

                          One airlifted to hospital from auto crash involving train in Butler County

                          Deputies and fire crews responded about 7:10 a.m. to the collision on the railroad tracks at U.S. 127 near Wayne-Milford Road, sheriff’s officials say

                          ‘We’re beaten’ Butler County bar closes with 10 p.m. halt on liquor sales

                          A Knight Game in Hamilton says the mandate took away the most profitable daily hours in a business that has always run on slim margins

                            Business partners working to turn empty lots into backyard bar

                          The HUB is going to be partially about the bar inside the century-old building and also focus on outdoor experiences, one partner says.

                          Hamilton man indicted on charges of sex trafficking, exploiting teen

                          Malikai Willis is accused of sex trafficking and filming pornographic videos of an underage girl.

                          Woman indicted on charges connected to crash that hospitalized teenage girls

                          The 51-year-old woman was indicted on seven charges connected to the crash, court documents show.

                            Murdered Middletown man honored on 50th birthday

                          “I want his kids to know their daddy got justice”

                          Man sentenced for animal cruelty described as ‘heinous act’ by sheriff

                          This was described as a “heinous act” by the sheriff when the investigation started.

                          Woman dies days after officers pull her from burning home

                          The woman was pulled from the burning home by two officers who responded to the scene.

                          Lakota students will learn in-person, start date pushed back a week

                          The plan is subject to possible alteration due to the changing nature of coronavirus and/or health orders from state

                            ‘Rally for RJ:’ Butler Co. community rallying around teen fighting brain cancer

                          It's been a tough year for 15-year-old RJ Almond, but the focus now is on hope and healing.

                            Mason City Schools making adjustments to improve student safety

                          The changes encourage social distancing to keep kids safe.

                          Man pleads guilty to Miami University sexual assault

                          The trial for Brandon Levi Gilbert was set to begin on Monday, Aug. 3

                          Butler County man pleads guilty to charges in connection with murder of Dayton police officer

                          A man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Saturday to making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of the firearm used in the shooting of a Dayton police officer.

                          West Chester trustees announce end to investigations into police chief complaints, reiterate support for him

                          Trustees say personnel issues beneath the surface in the command staff began when two captains 'began exhibiting potentially discriminatory, sexist, behavior toward an employee' hired by the chief in a clerical support job nearly two years ago

                            Middletown school leaders share details of remote learning plan

                          Classes begin Aug. 17

                          Young child burned, hospitalized in Hamilton apartment fire

                          The child's condition was not immediately available

                            Investigation underway after Hamilton woman says 2 boys attacked her cat

                          “It was totally unprovoked and unnecessary and harmful and sickening"

                            Middletown police officers hailed as heroes for ‘remarkable’ fire rescue

                          Even the chief of police was at a loss for words after what these officers did to save a woman's life on Saturday.

                            Restrictions in place as Butler County Junior Fair begins

                          The Butler County Junior Fair allows kids and teens to show their livestock

                          Fitton Center postpones season until January due to coronavirus

                          This is the latest in a string of season postponements among theaters across the region

                          Butler County house fire hospitalizes 1

                          The cause remains under investigation

                            Community blows past fundraising goal for Hamilton artisan bakery

                          “A wave of hope just came over me, because I know Hamilton just turns up.”

                            Middletown schools reveal details of back-to-school plan

                          The Middletown School District said on Monday their plan to start the school year remains the same.

                          Miami to delay campus return, require students sign ‘health and safety pledge’

                          The university also says newly admitted students can postpone their enrollment for a semester or a year.

                          1 person killed, 5 others hospitalized after head-on crash, sheriff says

                          The passenger from one vehicle was killed while four people in the other vehicle were taken to the hospital, the sheriff says.

                          Several local Justice stores to close after parent company files bankruptcy

                          This is the latest major retailer to file for bankruptcy amid the coronavirus pandemic

                          Sheriff: Dog dies after being put into chokehold, man charged

                          A man has been charged after his 7-year-old pitbull died after being put into a chokehold, according to Sheriff Richard Jones.

                          2 arrested, drugs, guns and cash seized in Butler Co. drug bust

                          Two men were arrested following a drug bust in Butler County, according to the sheriff’s office.

                            Owner of euthanized dog details incident that led to her injuries, death

                          The groomer refused payment but had plenty of excuses, according to owner Tina Brady.

                            Dog euthanized, groomer charged, Butler County Sheriff’s Office says

                          The owner said she decided to euthanize Lacey due to the extent of injuries.

                            Family of missing Middletown teen fears she may be in danger | Update: teen found safe

                          The family says Kimberly Gross left her house around noon Friday

                            Local ice-cream man struggling after truck damaged in weekend theft

                          "They've basically taken everything I have. I have nothing left. I can't even fix my truck."

                          Middletown schools to begin year with full remote learning

                          The district voted on the remote-learning plan Monday.

                            As Ohio moves forward with nursing home visits, some Tri-State facilities held back

                          “We’re running out of time. My mom could die tonight. She could die next week.”

                          West Chester police chief, captain put on performance improvement plans

                          The plans are the result of an investigation into complaints regarding workplace culture at the police department, according to a news release from the township.

                          Petition drive underway to remove West Chester’s police chief

                          'West Chester Police Chief Joel Herzog has a history of making racist and sexist remarks,' the petition states

                            Construction begins on roundabout at deadly Butler County intersection

                          Roundabouts can reduce crashes by 45% and fatal accidents by more than 70%, according to ODOT.

                          Coroner identifies construction worker killed in Hamilton workplace accident

                          Federal officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating

                            Support for West Chester’s police chief: ‘He cares about us'

                          'He is the leader of the department and should be held to the highest standards'

                          West Chester police union: Officers’ complaints about chief ‘merit a full and fair investigation'

                          'This Lodge will always stand behind our members and their right to speak out on matters which undermine the professionalism and integrity of this Department.'

                          Large fire burns 3 houses in Warren County, pet lost

                          Hamilton Township Fire Rescue were on the scene Friday night and Saturday morning of a large fire that burned three houses.

                            West Chester police captain who quit ‘made false or misleading’ statements about ‘cronyism’ Facebook post, probe says

                          'This is a continuation of the sham paper trail the Chief has been trying to build on Captain Hensley as punishment for speaking up,' the captain's attorney says

                          Police ID crash fatality in Thursday’s Middletown motorcycle chase

                          The chase happened after police got word the driver was involved in drug trafficking.

                            West Chester police file complaints alleging chief told them not to arrest other cops suspected of OVI

                          'Chief Joel Herzog said he did not want the media attention associated with it'

                          Woman charged in horse-cruelty case in Madison Township

                          Three horses were found enclosed in a barn with no air circulation and no access to food or water.

                            NAACP, CAIR Ohio call on feds to investigate complaints about West Chester’s police chief

                          'With a third complaint coming forth, and with a fourth complaint being withheld from the public, everyone is not submitting false accusations'

                          1 dead in Butler Co. police chase of suspected drug trafficker

                          OSP is investigating the crash.