Butler County

  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.'

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

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

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

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

  Middletown police: 4 arrested in large fentanyl drug bust

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

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  Butler County woman finds dead kitten in box with cruel note

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

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

2 men indicted in connection with murder of Middletown woman

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Fairfield

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

  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

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

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

Girl Scout Cookies are back this weekend

  Critically missing 16-year-old from Fairfield found

Two arrested in connection with homicide in Butler County

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

Butler Co. company cited following explosion, employee death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Butler County company after one employee was killed and another suffered serious injuries in a fire and explosion.

  Victim couldn’t ‘salvage anything’ after stolen truck involved in Hamilton crash

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office confirms a vehicle involved in the crash was stolen from a Hanover Township home.

Man charged with vehicular manslaughter after fatal Middletown crash

Authorities have charged a man in connection with a Middletown crash that resulted in the death of a 63-year-old woman.

  UC officer arrested on OVI charge

Andrew Mueller, 29, was arrested at a crash scene on Ohio 747 in Liberty Township just before midnight Sunday, OSP says

  Middletown hospital donates recycled supplies to animal shelter

The hospital staff considered how they wanted to recycle the mats and decided their love of animals would inspire their donation.

Mom diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy delivers baby boy

An Ohio mother who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer during her pregnancy has given birth to a baby boy.

Million’s Crab Boiled Seafood coming to old O’Charley’s spot in West Chester, Tri-County Mall in Springdale

The chain restaurant has locations open now in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pittsburgh and New York

  Pregnant Butler County mother of 3 in fight of her life against metastatic breast cancer

Doctors told her the pain was hormone-related. Once they diagnosed her with sciatica. It took an E.R. visit to reveal the truth: Kia Moerlein has stage-4 breast cancer.

Butler deputies find $2,000 cash, cocaine in drug bust

Two-thousand in cash and one ounce of cocaine were confiscated during a drug raid in Butler County, the sheriff’s office says.

Fairfield city councilman, former mayor passes away at 78

Former mayor and Fairfield City Councilman Ron D’Epifanio passed away on Tuesday at the age of 78, according to his family.

  Hamilton non-profit uses grant to feed the hungry on MLK Day

In a community without direct access to fresh food, this community garden produces thousands of lbs. of fruits and vegetables every year.

Victim identified in three-vehicle Butler County crash

Two other people were reportedly flown to area hospitals.

  WATCH: 8-year-old Hamilton girl battling brain cancer surprised with unicorn encounter, taken to princess ball

The sheriff's office knows how much 8-year-old Naomi loves unicorns, and on Saturday they surprised her with one!

OVI checkpoint announced for Butler County

The Butler County OVI Task Force will be conducting an OVI checkpoint Friday night.

Butler Co. businessman pleads guilty to felony assault charge in wife’s attack

Jeffrey Couch, 51, owner of Jeff Couch’s RV Nation in Trenton, was indicted March 12, 2019.

  Bomb threat leads to SWAT standoff in Hamilton, suspect in custody

The threat reportedly came after a chase that began in Hamilton County.

Police arrest man accused of groping woman at Speedway in West Chester

Christopher Scott was booked into the Butler County jail overnight, sheriff’s officials said

‘It is time to rethink the role of the FBI’: Ohio sheriff writes letter to Trump calling for shift of some powers to US Marshals

'I believe it is time to rethink the role of the FBI'

  VIDEO: Teen leads OSP on high-speed I-75 chase from Troy to Middletown

State troopers say they finally had to use a 'PIT maneuver' and stop sticks to bring his vehicle to a halt

Warrant issued for man accused of groping woman at West Chester gas station

Christopher Scott has been charged with sexual imposition, according to a spokesperson for West Chester Township.

Four judges recuse themselves from case of Butler County RV business owner’s alleged attack on wife

There is another delay in the case of Butler County businessman accused of assaulting his wife

  Police investigate allegation of inappropriate conduct by substitute teacher at Creekside Middle School

A student reported the concern on Wednesday, school officials said in a tweet

District: Fairfield Senior High School student found with 2 knives

A student reported a classmate had a knife, and the administration and school resource officer immediately located the student, Fairfield City School District said in a Facebook post.

Sheriff: Fentanyl found when feds, deputies search Liberty Township apartment

Louis James Cooper is charged with aggravated trafficking and possession of controlled substance

Woman killed in Middletown crash identified

The woman's car was reportedly plowed into a semi by a box truck.

  Sheriff’s lost wallet found more than 12 years later

Two kids were out playing in the woods when they found the wallet, Jones said.

Victim files civil lawsuit against Hamilton County man convicted of rape of child

Jamil Hossain, 41, now faces a civil lawsuit after being sentenced to four years in prison in the 2019 rape of a child.

OSP: Teen under arrest after high-speed I-75 chase without headlights from Troy to Middletown

State troopers say they finally had to use a 'PIT maneuver' and stop sticks to bring his vehicle to a halt

Woman dead after Middletown crash involving box truck, semi

A box truck reportedly plowed the woman's car into an oncoming semi.

  Butler County man doing whatever it takes to find kidney for his wife

“When you love someone, you do what you have to do.”

  Massive Middletown warehouse fire ignited Wednesday continues to smolder

City officials say vacant and blighted buildings, like the warehouse that caught fire Wednesday, are a problem for cities all across Ohio.

  Butler County Sheriff to offer CCW training to church security teams

The training comes less than a week after a church shooting in Texas.

  Middletown fire crews continue to put out hot spots at ‘catastrophic’ warehouse blaze

Fire crews in Middletown continue to battle against the blaze that has swallowed an abandoned manufacturing building.

2 to hospital in Hamilton shooting, police say

Police responded to Beckett and South Front streets at 8:39 p.m.

  Man facing 101 child porn charges released from Butler County Jail

A GPS ankle monitoring system will track Trevor Fraley, 24

  After lifetime in animal shelter, 8-year-old pup adopted just in time for Christmas

"I kiss her on the nose very day and tell her I love her and I think each day she seems to get better.”

Donation drive for Middletown family who lost home in apartment collapse

The Middletown community hope to get the Rains's 2020 off on the right foot after a calamitous end to 2019.

  WATCH: Video shows blaze take down house in Hamilton

Reports of the blaze first arrived around 11 p.m. Firefighters were still on the scene two hours later.

  Middletown mother putting up flyers for missing daughter: 'I am not going to stop until I find her’

33-year-old Brooklyn Suzanne Short was last seen in Middletown in October. More than two months later, her mother is in the throes of a desperate search.

Jail records: Butler County man facing prolific child pornography charges posts bond, set to be released

Trevor Fraley is charged in what, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones, is one of the worst cases of child pornography his office has ever seen.

  $5,000 reward offered to find Hamilton dog abuser

“This little dog is in danger every minute he or she spends at the hands of this violent person."

35-year-old woman chooses absolute worst moment to steal from Oxford Walmart

If only she'd picked a time when 16 police officers *weren't* already inside.

  Family of Middletown woman missing since 2017 asking for information

The woman is one of six who went missing from the area in a 15-month span.

Miami University student gets probation, fine for animal cruelty

Animal control found the pup emaciated, feverish, locked in a cage without food or water and sitting in his own urine and liquid feces.

Fairfield woman sentenced in shooting death of husband

Subha Katel was arrested in August

  Family of woman found dead seeking answers: “I need justice for my baby”

The woman's parents say if someone had only understood the Good Samaritan Law, their daughter might be alive right now.

Victim identified in fatal Hamilton shooting

Officers were called to Bethesda Butler Hospital around 5:10 a.m. about a gunshot victim who arrived at the emergency room.

  Fairfield man sentenced after pleading guilty to rape, sexual battery

Scott Cracraft will spend between eight and 20 years in prison.

  Video shows teen ‘helicopter twirling’ dog above his head and slamming it into the ground

The dog had gotten away from its handler and was simply 'having a good time.' What the teen does next, some might find difficult to watch.