Butler County

Large fire burns 3 houses in Warren County, pet lost

Hamilton Township Fire Rescue were on the scene Friday night and Saturday morning of a large fire that burned three houses.

  West Chester police file complaints alleging chief told them not to arrest other cops suspected of OVI

Woman charged in horse-cruelty case in Madison Township

  NAACP, CAIR Ohio call on feds to investigate complaints about West Chester’s police chief

1 dead in Butler Co. police chase of suspected drug trafficker

  Who will enforce the mask mandate in Butler County?

  Ohio AG: Situation at West Chester Police Department ‘appears to be toxic stew of personality conflicts'

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  Fourth officer files complaint about West Chester police chief: ‘I was humiliated’

  Thousands of masks to be handed out to Butler Co. residents later this week

  Mask mandate for Butler, Hamilton counties goes into effect Wednesday

  Mother says 11-year-old victim of West Chester window-peeper

  Investigation is over into complaints about West Chester’s police chief: Read it here

  Long recovery for motorcyclist hit by pickup that fled Butler Co. crash scene

  Butler County Sheriff: ‘I am not going to be the mask police’

"We’re not going to enforce this edict from the governor on wearing masks, period,” Jones said.

  Butler Co. mother of six fears for family after fire destroys home

Rebecca Sims has two special-needs children. She says she doesn't know where the family is going to go next.

Grand jury adds murder charge to third suspect in Riah Milton case

Two teens allegedly lured Milton to Liberty Township in early June to steal her car. She ended up dead from gunshot wounds.

Coroner’s office identifies 2 dead in Butler Co. crash

The crash was a head-on collision in Madison Township Sunday evening.

West Chester police union leaders reject special meeting request for no-confidence vote in chief

2 dead in Butler County head-on crash, sheriff’s office says

Some West Chester police call for ‘no confidence’ vote in police chief; third complaint filed

  Dick’s employee fired after Black man says he was denied entry to Deerfield Twp. store

  To save Ohio’s ash trees, local study pins hopes on Asian wasps

Another member of West Chester police comes forward with complaint about chief

UC police officer convicted of OVI quits amid termination recommendation

Andrew Mueller’s arrest was the third time in seven months he came under investigation for incidents reported while he was accused of drinking alcohol, according to his employment records.

  Miami student urging school to address alleged use of n-word by fellow student

"The university put me in this position and now they are trying to punish me for it"

Butler County to offer pop-up COVID-19 testing Thursday

No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to individuals

  Christmas in July brings winter wonderland during summer

Santa is doing mid-term checks to see which boys and girls will be on the naughty or nice list for this Christmas.

Woman’s body found in barrel behind Middletown home

The body was found in the 3200 block of Yankee Road Tuesday.

  Lakota Local School District unveils plan for fall classes

There is a virtual option for families who don’t want their children to attend school in person.

Family asking for justice after paraplegic man murdered in Butler Co.

“I want closure. I want to know why"

Police identify Hamilton shooting victim

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 500 block of N. Ninth Street shortly before 5 a.m.

  Investigator’s report on allegations against West Chester police chief coming next week, trustee says

'We are just putting the final touches on it,' Trustee Mark Welch says

Ross Township police identify motorcycle driver found dead Thursday

The police chief says the man was found about 500-feet into a wooded area after going off the road.

  New baseball fields in Middletown pave way for community revitalization

"There is life here, and I am excited that people are now seeing it outside of Middletown.”

Third suspect arrested in connection with murder of Riah Milton

Tyree Jeffery Cross was booked into the Butler County Jail Friday afternoon.

  Investigator reviews complaints against West Chester police chief by captains, 1 quits

'It is unfortunate to have been treated this way for taking a principled stance and others may fear coming forward in the future as a result'

Motorcyclist’s body found in Butler County

The man’s body was found in the woods along US 27 at Herman Road, Ross Township's police chief says

  Man tries to entice underage Hamilton girl into his car, mother says

The girl was walking home from her grandmother's house when she discovered she was being followed.

  As other cities cancel July 4th fireworks, Hamilton is going bigger than before

City officials are taking the pandemic into account as they plan their 4th of July show.

Great Miami River advisory lifted after tests no longer show high levels of E. coli

The advisory was initially put into place after health officials say a water treatment plant was discharging high levels of E. coli into the Great Miami River.

  Neighbors on alert after window-peeper spotted in Middletown

Parents are not sure if the man is after items in their homes or their small children.

Prison inmate convicted in fire that killed Hamilton firefighter succumbs to ‘probable COVID-19 related death'

'It doesn’t change the loss and its impact. Patrick is a hero and we all miss him and remember him every day.'

  $1 million bond for Liberty Township murder suspect

Rhia Milton's slaying was the community's first homicide in six years

  Department selling shirts for fire chief in need of lifesaving liver transplant

Members of the Middletown Fire Department are selling t-shirts to support him and his family.

  Midpointe Libraries open several branches for in-person browsing

Libraries are reopening their doors.

  Sister of slain trans woman Riah Milton speaks out against ‘deadnaming’

Riah Milton was shot to death in early June after three people lured to Butler County, sheriff's officials say.

  Hamilton eager as Spooky Nook Sports Complex takes shape

The hope is that Spooky Nook will encourage new businesses to open their doors in Hamilton and across Butler County.

  3 indicted in fatal Liberty Twp shootings

The fatal shootings were the first homicides in the community in six years

  Top Golf opens to customers after three month closure

Top Golf in West Chester is open

‘Cones with a Cop’ brings Ross Township police, community together for summertime fun

'Nobody who attended went home hungry'

Murder charge dropped against man in Liberty Township shooting, sheriff says

The sheriff says the murder charge against one of the two suspects in the shooting has been dropped.

  Coroner IDs toddler who drowned in Butler County

The boy was the first of two people to drown over the weekend in Ross Township

Ross Township police ID fisherman who drowned in Great Miami River

The fisherman was the second person to drown in Ross Township over the weekend

Body of missing fisherman recovered from Great Miami River, police say

The 47-year-old's body was found around 1 p.m. by search crews, according to authorities.

Fairfield School District mourning death of second student in one week

This is second death the school district has seen in less than a week.

  Water rescue underway for fisherman in Great Miami River, dispatch says

The fire department says the man was fishing on the riverbank when he decided to try and swim across.

  2-year-old Butler County boy drowns, police say

Police confirm the victim is a 2-year-old boy.

Second man charged in fatal Liberty Township shooting

Antuan Hill was shot in Liberty Park Wednesday night.

Sheriff’s office looking for third person involved in fatal Liberty Township shooting

Sheriff's officials say Tyree Jeffery Cross is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday in Liberty Township

Vigil held to remember Fairfield football star shot to death in Liberty Township

Antaun Hill’s loved ones say he had big dreams and a bright future. He was shot and killed Thursday.

  West Chester keeps curfew on books but only imposed 2 nights

The curfew was only used two nights, and there hasn't been a need to enforce it, trustees tell us

  Butler County sheriff after 5 shot in 2 days: ‘It sends chills down my spine knowing that this took place'

It occurred less than 48 hours of another shooting just yards away at Liberty Park off Yankee Road that killed a 25-year-old man and injured one of the suspects, sheriff’s officials say

  Butler Co. highway renamed in honor of fallen Green Beret

The Charles "E" Carpenter Memorial Highway runs for three miles from Towne Boulevard to Wicoff Street.

Middletown bus riders told to self-monitor for COVID-19

Health officials say people who rode certain public bus routes in Middletown should watch out for symptoms.

  Two teens arrested, search continues for third suspect in fatal Liberty Township shooting

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects involved in a fatal shooting in Liberty Township.

Man who starved “Lou” the dog to death released early

David Neanover was released early due to COVID-19

  SUV crashes into Fairfield Smoothie King, car waiting in drive-thru

According to the police report, none of the three people inside the vehicles was hurt.

1 dead in Liberty Township shooting, search on for person of interest

The man’s body was found in the 6600 block of Spruce Creek Drive

  Rescuers work to save malnourished puppy after its canine companion dies

A couple in Trotwood, Ohio spotted the two dogs on Friday afternoon.

  Celebrate National Donut Day on the Butler Co. Donut Trail

National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June each year

  West Chester lifts curfew imposed during protest that turned out to be peaceful

State Rep. George Lang said he asked trustees to rescind it after concerned business owners contacted him

Man wanted for Middletown shooting found hiding in victim’s basement

19-year-old Daniel Calhoun was taken into custody Thursday.

  Family fears worst after man abandons car in Hueston Woods, now 2-weeks missing

Park rangers found Michael McKenney's vehicle locked up and abandoned in the park with his cell phone still inside.

63-year-old dies after dispute over vehicle sale ends in assault, police say

Police say a call came in just after 3 a.m. stating that Daniel Metcalf had been assaulted by a group of men.

Victim identified in Hamilton homicide

Police received a call about a shooting in the 700 block of Charlton Court around 12:15 a.m.

  West Chester imposes 30-day curfew during protest that turns out peaceful

Police spent the night speaking with protesters, and Police Chief Joel Herzog joined some for a moving group hug as they all prayed for peace.

Sheriff: Alcohol possible factor in crash that hurt woman, 2 small children not properly restrained

The children are 4 and 2, deputies say

Police: Man hit by Amtrak train in Hamilton purposely ran in front of it

The Butler County Coroner's Office is investigating

Mother, daughter displaced in Butler County fire

The cause remains under investigation

  Hamilton cancels 4th of July parade, moves forward with plans for fireworks

The city says not having the fireworks would send the wrong message.

Woman killed in single-vehicle rollover crash in Fairfield Township

The crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, in the 2300 block of Canal Road.