Butler County

Prosecutors detail evidence in James Hutchinson case

DNA, hard drives and surveillance video could prove key to the prosecution’s case of the 6-year-old's mother.

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Trial won’t be delayed for man charged in West Chester quadruple homicide, judge says

  Family seeking justice in car chase, fiery crash that left daughter, 20, with severe injuries.

‘James You Are Loved’: Community opens memorial fund for slain 6-year-old’s siblings

Boyfriend of Middletown woman accused of killing 6-year-old son waives right to speedy trial

  Butler Co. saw double-digit spike in overdose deaths in 2020. Could trend continue?

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  Ohio’s path towards normalcy not going in ‘direction we want,’ DeWine says

  Store security guard narrowly avoids car as suspect flees

Butler County drive-in announces reopening date

Homicide suspect detained in Butler County returned to Adams County for questioning

Sheriff hopes to resume Ohio River search this week for bodies of 2 missing boys

  $31 million repaving project approved for Middletown’s pockmarked roads

  School districts addressing students’ social issues created from pandemic

Many of the plans include adding extra resources for students who need one-on-one attention.

Person killed in Butler County fire identified

St. Clair Township and Miami fire departments responded.

Man found dead on Middletown train tracks, fire department says

The man was found around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

  1 dead after morning fire in Butler County, sheriff says

St. Clair Township and Miami fire departments responded.

NB I-75 down to single lane in Butler Co for most of morning rush, truck ‘in pieces’

  Middletown residents call for business that was the scene of latest shooting to be shut down

Hanover Township firefighters mourn sudden death of lieutenant

Ohio River search resumes for bodies of 2 missing boys

Structural steel collapses early Friday at Spooky Nook Sports construction site

More than 5K Duke Energy customers remain without power

Schools close or delay due to no power

High winds knocked power out to more than 9,000 Duke Energy customers across the region overnight

2 charged in connection with Middletown bar shooting

Police found a woman shot in the head at the scene. Another victim transported himself to a local hospital.

  Heavy rain, storms, high winds: Timeline

The Tri-State is under a slight risk for severe storms from the Storm Prediction Center.

  Why a West Chester board member removed his shirt during a recent town hall

Lee Wong recalls many instances of discrimination in his life. He fears it’s getting worse.

  Ohio mom hog-tied, gagged children before killing 6-year-old son, prosecutors reveal

Brittany Gosney, 29, and James Hamilton, 43, face a combined 31-count indictment in connection with the slaying of first-grader James Hutchinson.

First Alert Weather Day: Rain, storms expected Thursday

Rain and thunderstorms are expected Thursday.

Individual tax deadline extended in Ohio

People will have about an extra month with the extension.

  Butler Co. execution-style double murder remains unsolved decades later

The family hopes for closure after a difficult 36 years.

  Middletown man out thousands after construction machines damaged during theft

“It sucks... I worked my butt off for everything I got.”

Person killed in West Chester fire identified

No other injuries have been reported.

  Fairfield youth-led prevention group tackles community issues

They are recruiting members for the fall

  Butler County sheriff, fire chiefs at odds over agreement with Campbell County

A deal to allow first responders to cross state and county lines has led to some controversy about the agreement.

Body found by stranded driver in Butler County, sheriff says

The stranded driver called 911 saying she found a body, the sheriff says.

  Psychological evaluation ordered for mother charged in death of 6-year-old Middletown boy

Brittany Gosney plans to seek the insanity defense, court records show

  How much longer will we be wearing masks? Experts weigh in

While states like Texas and Mississippi have lifted their mask mandates, leaders here in Hamilton County say we cannot become too relaxed just yet.

Rain expected during Wednesday evening commute

Rain will begin in parts of the Tri-State just in time for the commute home.

  WATCH: Cars damaged in Middletown neighborhood

Officers were not able to make contact with the owner of the vehicle responsible, according to the police report.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for clinics in Butler County

Appointments are available at two mass vaccination clinics.

Ohio AG sues Butler County contractor, accuses him of swindling Dayton tornado victims

'To exploit someone trying to keep a roof over their family’s heads takes an especially cruel con man'

  Detectives investigating after girl says stranger tried grabbing her

The police report described a man with a beard, sunglasses, a brown baseball hat, and a Carhartt jacket.

Miami University announces plans for in-person commencement ceremonies

The commencement ceremonies will happen rain or shine at Yager Stadium, the university announced.

West Chester Township lifts shelter in place order following chemical spill

Firefighters responded to a call for a burst chemical pipe at Ohio Aluminum LLC in the 4500 block of Muhlhauser Road around 11:15 a.m. Monday.

Motorcyclist killed in Butler County crash

It happened on University Boulevard at Woodlawn Avenue in Middletown

Man dies, teenager suffers life-threatening injuries after Middletown crash

The crash still remains under investigation.

  Community continuing to honor, remember slain 6-year-old boy

It has been inspiring to see the outpouring of support from near and far, James' school principal said.

Update: Missing Butler County man with dementia found safe

Sol Fahuna was last seen about10 a.m. Monday driving away from his home on GIlmore Road in Hamilton, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office

Lawmakers to unveil legislation changing Ohio’s report card system

Middletown Schools Superintendent Marion Styles is scheduled to join other educators as the proposed bill is announced at a news conference Wednesday in Columbus

Kayaker found unresponsive in Hueston Woods marina, authorities say

He was flown by medical helicopter to a local hospital Monday evening.

  Two slain boys honored as search for their bodies continues

Dozens gathered at Goldman Park to remember 6-year-old James Hutchinson and 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore.

  Search for James Hutchinson continues Sunday, memorial fund launched

They say the purpose of the fund is to provide monetary support for James’s two siblings who will receive 100% of the donations.

  Mother indicted for murder of 6-year-old son, court documents show

The mother was indicted on 16 charges, including murder, the court documents show.

Stabbing, fight at Fairfield bowling alley hospitalizes 3

A medical helicopter flew a man with stab wounds to University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Two hospitalized in I-75 Middletown crash

All lanes were blocked overnight while state troopers investigated

  Nylo, James remembered at prayerful vigil as search for bodies goes on

Two communities gathered to memorialize the boys Wednesday. Every speaker had to fight back tears.

Hotel, convention center proposed for ‘generational’ development in Middletown

City leaders are embarking on a journey that could change the face of Middletown, in part fueled by growth to the south.

  In time of tragedy, Middletown schools finds outpouring of support

Neighboring districts have rallied in the wake of James Hutchinson’s death.

  Family, friends create fund to help slain boy’s surviving siblings

James Hutchinson's two siblings survived the night their brother was killed.

  Flooded Ohio River remains too high to search for body of 6-year-old James Hutchinson

'All of us first responders want to find this little boy and give closure to the community and for the little boy’s sake'

  Daughter indicted for vehicular homicide after running dad over, court records show

The father was trying to stop his daughter from leaving with his van, court records show.

  ‘His life mattered:’ Former teacher remembers James Hutchinson at school vigil

The tone in Barnitz Stadium Tuesday night was one of remembrance and sympathy.

  Mother arrested for son’s murder claims boyfriend pressured her to get rid of kids, report says

A sheriff's report released on Tuesday says the mother claimed she was under pressure to get rid of three kids.

  Community, school district remember 6-year-old Middletown boy

Several events to honor and celebrate the life of 6-year-old James Hutchinson will be held this week.

  ‘She killed my son’: Father attends Middletown vigil for 6-year-old

James Hutchinson, 6, died after police say his mother ran him over while trying to abandon the boy at a park.

  Confused, devastated: Suspect’s sister reacts to death of 6-year-old boy

Brittany Gosney, 29, confessed to killing her 6-year-old son James Hutchinson on Feb. 26, according to Middletown police.

  Mother shows little remorse after confessing to killing son, police chief says

Police say they will be working with trained searchers in an attempt to recover James’s body.

Middletown schools remember ‘happy, joyful’ young boy

The superintendent posted a message to families on Monday following the news of the boy's death.

Highest gas prices of 2021 could come in March, AAA says

Locally, gas prices in Cincinnati are more expensive than the national average, according to AAA.

Police: Middletown boy killed, put in river, mother charged

Police say they will be working with trained searchers in an attempt to recover James’s body.

Franklin man indicted on multiple counts of rape and kidnapping

Taranpreet Singh, 29, was indicted on three counts of rape, five counts of kidnapping and one count of assault.

  Fans to return to GABP: Gov. DeWine announces attendance policy for Reds

Opening Day for the Reds is April 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

  Local leaders join committee focusing on policing in Ohio

Eight people across Ohio will make up the committee to take a closer look at policing in the state.

Flags to be lowered in honor of 500K Americans lost to COVID-19

All three governors in the Tri-State have directed flags to be lowered.

  Mother of Billy DiSilvestro haunted by horrific rumors 10 years into her son’s disappearance

"He just vanished off the face of the earth.”

  Fan capacity for Reds, other teams this spring discussed by Gov. DeWine

An official announcement on fan capacity is expected later this week, Gov. DeWine said.

More than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio

To date, 16,693 people have died from COVID-19 in Ohio.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones tests positive for COVID-19

Jones will have to quarantine until at least Monday, March 1.

Butler Co. Bomb Unit rescues abandoned cat and her kittens

The cats are now warm, fed and cozy at a local animal shelter.

  ‘Don’t declare victory too early:’ Ohio doctor stresses importance to prevent COVID spread

Ohio's COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue.