Butler County

Butler, Clermont jails suspended from transferring inmates to state prisons due to COVID-19

Ohio ranks third in the country with the most deaths in prison during the coronavirus pandemic

Officer nearly struck, Butler County police chase ends in Hamilton County

Fairfield fire displaces 18, cause under investigation

  ‘It’s vital:’ Middletown Community Thanksgiving pressing forward with pandemic safeguards

  Ohio reports record 11K new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations continue to rise

  West Chester-Liberty Chamber honors women in healthcare

Man dead in Hamilton house fire, chief says

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Multiple cars damaged after chase ends in crash in Hamilton

  Person killed after pickup truck crashes into house in Monroe

  Butler County Sheriff: ‘I’m not going to be the curfew police’

High winds knock down Home Depot sign in Butler County

  Fundraiser launched for Middletown youth football team fresh off tragedy

Teen dies after crash in Monroe, coroner says

Butler County Sheriff: ‘I’m the new Sheriff Clarke'

'I appear to be the new go-to-guy for things that go on all around the country because I am brave enough to speak for most law enforcement officials'

Veterans Day freebies, discounts and deals

A military ID or other proof of service is required for most of the promotions

1 dead, others hurt in Monroe crash

Few details were released

  Suspects caught on cam stealing motorcycle in Hamilton

The theft occurred near the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Heaton Street.

West Chester fire chief being treated for COVID-19, township says

  Officials warn what rising COVID-19 cases could mean for hospitals, public

Middletown murder suspect found, arrested in Tampa, Fla., police say

  New ODH director announced as Ohio sets record for new COVID-19 cases

McDonald’s offering free meals for veterans on Veterans Day

President Trump wins Ohio, KY, IN, AP reports

  New Miami holds first neighborhood watch meeting after several shootings in the quiet Village

People living in New Miami say they are concerned after several recent shootings, and on Tuesday, Village officials held their first Neighborhood Watch meeting.

Driver able to cast ballot after crashing into Ohio polling location

No one inside the location nor the driver was hurt, according to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

  Know before you vote: Election Day in the Tri-State

Here is everything you need to know before voting on Election Day.

Fire destroys Butler County restaurant

Damage is set at more than $250K at Mango's Tropical Oasis on Dixie Highway, the fire chief says

  Program designed to fight elder abuse reaches milestone

Of all the indictments, 93% end with a guilty verdict.

1 shot outside West Chester bar

Suspect information is not available

CSX closes 2 Butler County roads this week

Rail crossing replacements are being installed, according to the Butler County Engineer's Office

Middletown Middle School to go fully remote for 2 weeks

The move is due to a "high number of student and staff COVID-19 positives and subsequent quarantines."

  Police searching for car in hit-skip outside Hamilton High School

Quinn Bullard suffered minor injuries during a crash after which the driver did not stop Thursday morning outside Hamilton High School.

  Oxford police investigate bizarre break-in where nothing was taken

A woman barged into an off-campus apartment last weekend in an incident that has the roommates at a loss.

Man wanted for murder still at-large, police say

The man was indicted for the murder of a 36-year-old man in Middletown.

Millions of Tri-State absentee ballots still not returned

Election Day is now just four days away.

  Ohio reports record number of new COVID-19 cases, but Hamilton County off watch list

The number of new cases on Thursday was about 700 more than the previous high.

  New Butler Co. coffee shop hiring, training former prison inmates

"I feel like we’re unlocking opportunities for families for generations. I believe that.”

  3 Miami University football players suspended following fight at frat house, school officials say

Police say the fight happened around 11:20 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Theta Chi house on Bishop Street.

  Get back to the basics to stop spread, Gov. DeWine urges Ohioans

Gov. DeWine outlined four basic steps people need to get back to get the virus back under control.

  ‘He should stay where he’s at:’ Friends, family of woman killed by boyfriend in 2006 fight to keep him in prison

The man convicted of murdering Lindsey Lakes could be released on parole in 2021.

  Butler County Auditor at odds with the state

Butler County is wrapping up its 2020 revaluation process, and the county auditor is at odds with the state when it comes to property values.

Overturned concrete truck, spill closes Butler County road

It's not immediately clear if anyone was hurt

  Deer Park High School shifts to remote learning effective immediately

Superintendent Jay Phillips says he has seen evidence of "active spread" of COVID-19 at the school.

  Reach Out Lakota’s annual fundraiser goes virtual

Butler Co. pantry hosting biggest fundraiser of the year tonight.

Second fire at Fairfield motel in less than month

Crews are on scene at Capri Motel off Dixie Highway

  House bill would lift Ohio’s 10 p.m. ‘last call’ order

The bill is co-sponsored by a Butler County Republican.

Ohio entering peak months for deer-related crashes

More than 19,000 deer-related crashes were reported on Ohio roadways in 2019, according to the state highway patrol.

  Search continues for Butler County man missing since May

Friends and family searched Saturday for a Butler County man who has been missing since May.

  Middletown families gathered to honor memory of a 10-year-old, promote bike safety

Middletown families gathered Saturday morning to honor the memory of a 10-year-old and promote bike safety.

Man indicted on child rape charges after in-home cameras caught crime, court docs say

The court says the crimes happened several times over a year's time.

Netflix releases trailer for movie filmed in Middletown

The movie will hit the streaming service in late-November.

Butler County village doesn’t have to refund $3.4M in speeding tickets: Appeals court

More than 30,000 motorists ticketed for speeding sued the village years ago, alleging the unmanned speed camera program was unconstitutional

  Middletown school district asking community to sponsor WiFi hotspots for local students

A donation will ensure one Middletown student is connected to their virtual lessons for an entire school year.

  ’He doesn’t deserve to walk free:’ Family fighting to keep convicted killer behind bars

The murder of Kerri Hintermeister, 11, left a shocked community and a shattered family in its wake 36 years ago.

Election 2020: Why does the order of candidates change on Ohio ballots?

If you have talked with others who have voted already in Ohio, you might have discovered all ballots are not the same.

  Butler Co. Board of Elections employees test positive for COVID-19

The BOE said the staff members have not been in contact with early voters.

  Two-week shutdown of Tylersville I-75 overpass in West Chester

Lane closures have turned to a complete shutdown of the Tylersville overpass in West Chester.

  Beloved Butler County teacher dies from COVID-19

Lori Rich’s co-workers remember her as kind-hearted and fun-loving.

12 displaced in Fairfield fire

The American Red Cross is assisting six families

  KidneyForKeli: Butler County mother gets surprise donation from stranger

Keli and Aaron Thorn have been searching for a kidney for a year. Now someone they don't even know is stepping up.

FBI searches Butler County home

It was part of a sealed federal search warrant, an FBI spokesman tells us

  Grandmother hopes granddaughter’s killer ‘pays for what he did’

Cecily Cornett's grandmother is now left with memories and photos of all the loving times the two shared.

4 hospitalized after violent fight at Miami University frat house, police say

A Miami University statement called the fight "appalling and senseless."

Fairfield joins Middletown and Hamilton opting for in-person class for students

Full in-person learning for students in the Fairfield City School District begins Oct. 26 – the start of the district’s second quarter.

West Chester officials discriminated, retaliated against captains who complained about chief, EEOCs allege

Filing a formal complaint with the EEOC is a prerequisite for filing a federal job discrimination lawsuit against an employer

  Butler County groomer enters plea in case of euthanized dog

“I just hope that she gets what she deserves,” the dog's owner said.

  Fairfield schools approves full-time return of students

One day will remain virtual for some students, but others will return to the classroom full time.

  Police searching for man accused of rubbing against woman in Kroger

Have you seen him? West Chester police are asking for the public’s help identifying this suspect.

Driver killed in Butler County accident

The Butler County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the 5400 block of Jacksonburg Road around 11:30 a.m.

Middletown man gets life in prison for stabbing death of woman

Anson Pride, 41, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of aggravated murder and aggravated arson

2 men charged with murder despite not firing fatal gunshot, assistant prosecutor says

The two men are charged with murder even though they didn't fire the fatal gunshot, a prosecutor said.

  Miami Univ. releases plan to identify COVID-19 outbreaks within dorms

The system, which is similar to the one Ohio uses for its counties, will use four levels to determine how prevalent the virus within a dorm.

Man dies after shooting between family members, police say

The shooting happened early Monday inside a home in Monroe.

  Family of woman missing since New Year’s Eve 2014 using social media in pursuit of answers

A mother, sister and daughter, Marina Boelter has been missing for 6 years.

  Father, son exchange fire in Monroe house: 911 calls

'There is no indication that any other individuals are involved in this crime and there are no known threats to the community based on this incident'

  Man charged, victim remembered after fatal fire in Butler County

The fire was reported overnight Sunday on Germantown Road in Madison Township.

State-by-state map breaks down most popular Halloween candies

Candy sales are expected to reach $2.4 billion this year, which is down slightly from the $2.6 billion last year, according to the data.

  Beloved father, grandfather dies after Tuesday fire in Hamilton

The fire chief says the responding firefighters found the man on the front porch with severe burns.

  Parole denied for Butler County woman convicted of killing husband in 1994

Melissa Grasa will remain behind bars for a few more years after her parole was denied.

Health order allows self-service food stations to reopen

All retail food establishments are permitted to resume use of their self-service food stations

  Families of women killed in domestic violence incidents hosting awareness event

De’Asia Sims and Shelly Miller, who was also known as Michelle Henry, did not know each other before they died, but now their families are connected in a way they never expected to be due to domestic violence