Butler County

Police ID 25-year-old victim in West Chester shooting

West Chester Police were called to the 6900 block of Lakeside Drive around 3:50 p.m on Friday.

GRAPHIC: Butler sheriff searches for owner of severely neglected dog

Person on Miami University campus tests positive for coronavirus

Health depts agree to share COVID-19 info after sheriff threatens to sue

Sheriff: Health depts ‘refuse’ to share COVID-19 data, asks DeWine to intervene

  Body cam video of deadly officer-involved shooting released

Man arrested in connection with Fairfield woman’s murder, US Marshals say

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No indictment for Fairfield officers following deadly officer-involved shooting

  Coronavirus cases in Butler County up to 8

  COVID-19 cases in Butler County up to 6; 40 people in quarantine

  Sheriff Jim Neil announces changes to prevent spread of COVID-19

  Empty hallways, remote courses: Preparing for the weeks ahead at Lakota Schools

  Four members of one family test positive for COVID-19 in Butler County

  4 years after teen’s murder, Butler Co. family promoting peace through non-profit

"He was funny. He was a jokester. He liked to dance and sing.”

Ohio first lady brings free book program to Hamilton, Warren counties

It’s all part of an effort to promote early childhood literacy across the state.

‘Sheriff No Narcan’: Richard Jones criticized by John Oliver on ‘Last Week Tonight’

He says he loves it: 'It's satire'

Miami University suspending all face-to-face classes

Miami University says courses will be delivered by remote instruction through at least April 12.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gives shout-out to 8-year-old Cincinnati-area girl with stage 4 cancer

  Hamilton family warning of window-peeping man in cowboy hat

Twitter philanthropist helps raise money for 8-year-old Butler County girl’s dying wish

Missing adult alert canceled for man from Northern Ohio

Mother shaves head to support 8-year-old daughter battling cancer: ‘We do this as a family’

  Middletown police officer demoted, didn’t report sexual harassment claim

  Woman hospitalized in Hamilton house fire

Fire officials say there is a hoarding situation inside the home, blocking them from getting inside

West Chester quadruple homicide suspect returned to court Friday

Gurpreet Singh could face the death penalty if convicted

Ohio first lady brings free book program to Butler County

It’s all part of an effort to promote early childhood literacy across the state.

  Puppy hit by Butler Co. train becomes community inspiration one year later

Trooper speeds through life in the fast lane, not letting anything slow him down despite his physical disabilities.

  ATM skimmer scheme hits Tri-State, more than 750 cards compromised

Yordan Kovachev, who is not a U.S. citizen, is being held without bond at the Butler County Jail.

  14-year-old girl charged in connection with shooting threat that led to lockdown at Middletown, Lakota schools

Lockdowns have been lifted at all Middletown City Schools after a text threat to a school.

UC officer pleads guilty to OVI

Andrew Mueller has been on medical leave since Feb. 4, records show

  Butler Co. man sentenced to prison for raping, sexually abusing children

Daniel Broxterman has been described as a pastor, a singer and a caretaker. Now he’s a convicted rapist in a case involving young children.

  Paw Patrol: Tri-State schools add support dogs to counseling staffs

“We just need her to love the students and let the kids have someone that doesn’t judge them."

  Tri-State schools, hospitals preparing for coronavirus

The measures come as Washington state health officials announced four more deaths, bringing the total count of fatalities in the U.S. six.

2nd man arrested in 48 hours for soliciting sex with 15-year-old, sheriff says

A second man has been arrested for soliciting sex with a minor, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.

ODOT to make changes to Butler County intersection

The Ohio Department of Transportation is taking a big step to change a dangerous intersection by clearing the way for a roundabout.

Miami University urging study abroad students to return to U.S.

Miami University is urging some of its students studying abroad to return to the U.S.

  ‘There’s nobody paying for what they did’: Hamilton mother wants answers in son’s death

Police have not named any suspects in the case.

Dog that escaped Butler Co. fire found badly burned, but alive

A fire burned through a Middletown home last week, killing more than 20 animals. Just one of them survived.

  Astronaut joins swearing-in ceremony for Butler Co. military recruits

An astronaut orbiting the earth addressed military recruits across the nation Wednesday, including 20 at Hamilton High School.

West Chester man arrested for soliciting sex with a minor

A man in West Chester was arrested for soliciting sex with a minor, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.

  From Kazakhstan to Main Street: A Hamilton girl’s unlikely path to the finish line of a 5k

A 10-year-old Hamilton girl went to Disney World to do something doctors never thought she could do.

Critically missing Butler County teen has been located

Kirk Colyer III was last seen leaving his home on Jeff Scott Lane, south of Hamilton, on Tuesday morning.

  New homeless shelter in Middletown offers more than a place to sleep

Not only will Hope House Mission be able to house more homeless people on an emergency basis but they will also offer many more permanent apartments to those in need.

Report: Semi driver says he blacked out in crash that killed 3 from Middletown

A Michigan man has been identified as the driver of a semi that crashed into a car, killing a boy, his mother, and grandmother.

  Butler County RV business owner sentenced to probation in wife’s assault

“I would like to apologize to my wife and kids,” Jeffrey Couch said in court. “I take full responsibility for the night, I’m sorry.”

Middletown elementary student, his mother, and grandmother killed in I-75 crash

A semi-truck traveling northbound on the interstate came across the median and collided head-on with a car going southbound.

Missing puppy escapes Middletown fire that killed more than 20 other animals

A neighbor says he saw the dog running out of the blaze.

  Lakota West grad, WVU student suffers serious injuries after freak accident on campus

“You don’t realize how many people are there for you until something like that happens, and then you realize just how many people love you and support you all the time.'

Coroner identifies woman killed in crash involving Rumpke truck

The crash happened in the 6700 Block of Stillwell Beckett Road in Oxford Township around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday

  Man confesses to recent burglaries after police take him in on unrelated charges

Middletown police say a concerned citizen called the man in after they spotted him with what turned out to be a BB gun.

  Butler County tire business continues to burn, EPA gives fire crews green light to use water

Fire crews are reportedly “trucking water" onto the scene because there are no fire hydrants surrounding the business.

Woman dies after crash involving Rumpke truck in Oxford Twp., police say

Police are investigating after a woman was killed in a crash involving a Rumpke trash truck Wednesday morning.

  VIDEO: Crews letting fire burn in Butler County to avert ‘environmental disaster,’ chief says

The Morgan Township Fire Deparment recommends the area be avoided until further notice.

  Police seeking last bit of evidence in Middletown murder case believed to be gang-related

Police say they need just one more shred of evidence to nail the accused killers in a 2018 murder.

  Middletown police: 4 arrested in large fentanyl drug bust

The bust resulted in four arrests and a substantial seizure of drugs and money. One man is still at large.

K9 helps seize more than 2 pounds of fentanyl during Butler Co. traffic stop

Butler County K9 Kaiser aided in protecting thousands of lives over the President’s Day weekend, the sheriff’s office said.

  Butler County woman finds dead kitten in box with cruel note

The kitten was so young, its owner doesn't even have a photo of it... just a grave.

  Nonprofit raises funds to help purchase K9s for Tri-State police departments

A local nonprofit that purchases K9s for local police departments took in critical funds Sunday at an event in West Chester.

Naomi Short, Tri-State girl with stage-4 cancer, hosts toy drive

Naomi and her family will take the toys to Cincinnati Children’s on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

2 men indicted in connection with murder of Middletown woman

Amy Louise Risner, 32, was found dead inside a home in the 100 block of Anne Road on Feb. 4, police said.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Fairfield

Officers responded to Bibury Road near the intersection of Wessel Drive around 7:35 Monday night.

  Middletown gas station manager planned, staged robbery with thieves, police say

Apparently the manager had assured the thieves the surveillance cameras were off. They were not.

  Execution-style killing of P&G exec and his dogs in Butler Co. remains unsolved

Detectives said it could have been a crime of passion, rage or revenge. One thing was for sure... It was overkill.

Puppies worth $6K stolen from Liberty Twp. pet store, sheriff says

He purchased the two puppies with a fraudulent credit card for $6,000.

  'Evil took away our daughter’ says mother of Fairfield homicide victim

Katherine Lobono was found dead in her Fairfield apartment on Oct. 4, 2019.

  Police release body cam video of Butler County RV business owner’s arrest in wife’s assault

'I probably should go to jail'

  Middletown woman was shot, had drugs in her system, preliminary autopsy report says

Jordan Lay, 22, of Mason and Nicholas Mattox, 23, of Trenton were arrested in connection with Amy Risner’s death on Wednesday.

Sheriff: Suspect arrested for cruelty after leaving dog in cage to die

Deputies found the 3-year-old Cane Corso in the rear parking lot of an abandoned business in Liberty Township last Wednesday.

  NBA superstars O’Neal, Wade donate to Butler Co. student’s viral fundraising campaign

Lakota West freshman Brayden Martin started a GoFundMe to help a student at school he saw bulled. It got the attention of some NBA superstars.

Girl Scout Cookies are back this weekend

The long wait is finally over: Thin Mints are back!

  Critically missing 16-year-old from Fairfield found

Madison Lawson has been found and she is safe, according to police and her father.

Two arrested in connection with homicide in Butler County

Monroe police are investigating the death of a woman who was found unresponsive person in the 100 block of Anne Road around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Valentines wanted for 8-year-old Butler County girl battling brain cancer

Naomi Short is collecting Valentine’s Day cards as she faces Pineoblastoma, a series of tumors in her brain and spinal cord

  Community, bus riders remember driver killed in Middletown crash: ‘Archie was a really good man’

Two young girls who were on the bus recall the incident and mourn for the man they say will be missed.

  13-year-old heart transplant recipient encourages others to consider organ donation

Hope will have to deal with heart issues for the rest of her life, but right now, she's just thankful she's here to live it.

  Test results negative for Miami University students suspected of having coronavirus

Health officials provided an update on two Miami students with possible cases of coronavirus Sunday evening.

  Church bus driver killed in Middletown crash identified, community mourning his loss

The driver of a church bus died Sunday after a two-vehicle crash in Middletown, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

  8-year-old girl battling brain cancer becomes a Butler Co. deputy

A special honor for an 8-year-old girl battling stage four brain cancer. Naomi Short was sworn-in Friday as a new Butler County deputy.

  Landlord tries to help couple after rental house goes up in flames

A Butler County couple's rental house is a total loss after a fire tore through it this week. Soon they'll have nowhere to go.

GRAPHIC: Butler Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect who left dog in cage to die

The dog was found in a wire cage in Liberty Township.

  2 Miami students being tested for possible coronavirus: ‘We don’t want fear’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began advising travelers on Monday to avoid non-essential travel to any part of China