Butler County

  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.

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

Ohio entering peak months for deer-related crashes

  Search continues for Butler County man missing since May

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

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

Netflix releases trailer for movie filmed in Middletown

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

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

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

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

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

  Two-week shutdown of Tylersville I-75 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’

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

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

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

  Butler County groomer enters plea in case of euthanized dog

  Fairfield schools approves full-time return of students

  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

  Caught on Cam: Butler Co. road rage incident leaves family unsettled

Police say they are seeing an uptick in similar incidents in the area.

  COVID-19 pandemic could have lasting impacts on political campaigns, professor says

Campaigns have changed a bit because of the pandemic and those changes could be here to stay.

  Butler County man killed in trailer fire that may have been sparked by cigar laid on roll of toilet paper

The fire was reported overnight on Germantown Road in Madison Township

  23-foot sculpture being built for downtown Hamilton

An over 23-foot sculpture is going to be erected in downtown Hamilton.

  Community honors memory of 10-year-old Middletown student Sunday

The Middletown communities gathered for a candlelight vigil honoring the loss of a ten-year-old boy.

  Suspect accused of shooting Middletown police officer moved to prison

Officer Jordan was shot after a police chase that began in Middletown on Aug. 31

  Nearly 400 students receive shoes during Middletown event

Students received shoes and socks during the drive-through event on Wednesday.

Edgewood cancels all classes after student threatens to shoot up high school, sheriff say

The student is under arrest, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says

Butler County trailer fire displaces 2 families

The cause remain under investigation

  Middletown youth football team mourning after teammate’s death

The day after his death, his coaches and teammates took to the practice field, missing No. 4.

  Chelsea Johnson’s family creating scholarship in her name as fresh eyes look at unsolved case

The money raised at the event will go to one or two local high school seniors in the form of a scholarship.

  Middletown fourth-grader killed when bicycle hit pickup truck, troopers say

A spokesperson for the Middletown City Schools District says the boy was a fourth-grader at Miller Ridge Elementary School.

’It was just a stupid thing to say’ Ex-Lakota school board member regrets email saying police ‘should have shot’ students

'Sarcasm doesn’t come through in an email I guess,' Todd Parnell says

Lakota selects pastor, coach as new school board member

Michael Pearl of Liberty Township is a Lakota parent and coach, pastor at New Day Baptist Church in Lincoln Heights and serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty

More Tri-State schools change homecoming dances, parades due to COVID-19

Both schools say the hope for the possibility of dances at a later date

  John Doe found more than 20 years ago in Great Miami River identified

The identity of the person remained unknown for over 23 years.

  Elected officials, organizers of Trump event in Butler County dispute concerns it could be mass COVID-19 spreader

'They weren't there to be the mask police. Anybody who is complaining about anything obviously just doesn’t like the President.'

  Suspect accused of shooting Middletown police officer moved to jail, faces judge

Officer Jordan was shot after a police chase that began in Middletown last week.

  Large crowd gathers at rally for President Trump in Ross Township

Large crowd gathered at a rally for President Trump in Ross Township Sunday.

  School board member resigns (twice) after saying police ‘should have shot’ students

The ordeal traces back to an incident that took place in Lakota West High School's parking lot in late August.

Three West Chester police officers quit

One of the six filed a complaint earlier this year about the police chief

  2 arrested after police chase ends near Hamilton school forcing lockdown, sheriff’s office says

The sheriff's office says one person did show up to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

  Tri-State cyclist raising money for Naomi Short, childhood cancer

A Butler County cyclist is raising money for childhood cancer during his daily commute.

Butler Co. Juvenile Court extends mask order

Butler County Judge Ronald Craft has extended the Juvenile Court mask order.

  BLM group adopts creative solution after Middletown mural vandalized

One man went so far as to thank the vandal for stoking the group's inspiration.

Walmart looks to hire hundreds during upcoming event in Tri-State

The hourly wages range from $13.75 an hour to $15.75 an hour.

  Miami Univ. pushing forward with in-person class start despite more than 1K COVID-19 cases

The university says this decision was made after "lengthy consideration of the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff."

  Middletown police officer, K-9 handler recovering after gunfight

Officer Jordan was shot after a police chase that began in Middletown last week.

  ‘Everyone in the house has COVID-19’: Citations issued at off-campus gathering in Oxford (VIDEO)

Citations were issued to residents and those participating for being in violation of the mass gatherings ordinance.

Former Hamilton city prosecutor arrested again on public indecency charge

Scott Blauvelt, 49, is accused of of driving naked on Interstate 275 in Colerain Township Monday and exposing himself to a woman, court documents show

  Fairfield City Schools cancels homecoming parade

The news is a blow to students and parents but also members of the community.

  More than 800 Miami University students test positive for COVID-19

In a little more than a week, the university has seen almost 700 new COVID-19 cases.

  New Miami firefighter seriously hurt in crash released from hospital: ’I’ve been blessed’

Dustin "Dusty" Cook says he is recovering at his dad's house

Miami University sees 375% increase in COVID-19 cases in one week

Officials with the Butler County General Health District say most of the cases can be traced back to off-campus gatherings.

  ‘You shoot at police, expect us to shoot back,’ Butler Co. Sheriff says

Sheriff Jones says he's not going to tolerate 'lawlessness' directed at police

  WATCH: Police need help identifying car involved in drive-by shooting

A nearby Ring camera captured the suspect’s vehicle and police need your help to identify it.

Faulty light fixture to blame for small fire at Lakota East Freshman

The school district says the fire started around 6:55 a.m. and it was extinguished by the school resource officer.

Miami University testing all students for COVID-19

Each day, selected students will receive an email about scheduling a COVID-19 test.

  Ohio reports highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since July

Gov. DeWine said these recent numbers are a reminder that COVID-19 isn't going away.

Miami students react to city’s crackdown on large gatherings

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

Miami University announces widespread surveillance testing plan

The university says it now has the capacity to test 3,000 students per week.

Man arrested in connection with woman’s death pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

A man who was arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Middletown pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

  Police: Students arrested in Lakota West High School parking lot

Two students were arrested Wednesday in the parking lot of Lakota West High School while police attempted to serve a search warrant.

  Princeton, Hamilton kick off high-school football in Ohio

At one point Friday Night Football looked all but canceled. Now it's on for teams across the GMC.