Butler County

  Nearly 400 students receive shoes during Middletown event

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

  Middletown youth football team mourning after teammate’s death

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

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

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

Lakota selects pastor, coach as new school board member

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

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

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

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

  Large crowd gathers at rally for President Trump in Ross Township

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

Three West Chester police officers quit

  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

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

  Middletown police officer, K-9 handler recovering after gunfight

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

Former Hamilton city prosecutor arrested again on public indecency charge

  Fairfield City Schools cancels homecoming parade

  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.

  Officials warn virus that targets puppies is spreading in Butler Co.

Symptoms of parvovirus include lethargy, loss of appetite, abdominal pain and bloating, fever, vomiting and diarrhea.

‘Noticeable increase’ in COVID-19 cases at Miami University, health officials say

Health officials say 125 students at Miami University have tested positive for COVID-19 since August 17.

Butler County Sheriff’s Office first in SW Ohio with underwater drone for search, rescue

The FIFISH V6 can dive up to 330 feet and is equipped with 2,000 lumen lights that provide 3-to-10-foot visibility in most conditions

  Madison Township teachers may be armed, for now, Ohio Supreme Court rules

The court ruled in the district's favor which means they may continue arming staff while an appeal is pending.

  Dozens of residents evacuated from Fairfield apartment fire

Police arrived prior to fire crews and evacuated first and second floor, dispatchers say. Firefighters evacuated the third floor

Miami student athletes under blanket quarantine after 27 test positive for COVID-19

Athletics Director David Sayler called the development "disappointing."

  Man tried to lure Butler Co. girls into truck with ‘albino squirrel,’ police say

It's the latest in a string of similar allegations involving a man trying to lure kids into his truck.

West Chester police chief posts about cheerleaders after warning to watch comments

'Inappropriate, sexist and creepy,' one critic tweeted

City of Middletown releases proposal to improve, extend bike paths

The City of Middletown says the work would talk around three months to complete.

  Police release video of suspect accused of assaulting Walmart employee

Police said the man stole $60 worth of items when the employee tried stopping him from leaving.

  New Miami Firefighter injured after head-on crash, family says

The firefighter and his nine-year-old son were hit head-on around 10 p.m. Friday, according to the department.

  Mural symbolizing ‘all the unjust killings of innocent Black lives’ unveiled in Middletown

As the anniversary of McClain’s death approaches, the organizers said their reason for painting these portraits will only continue until people of color stop dying at the hands of police.

Firefighter in ‘very bad shape’ after crash involving drunk driver, fire department says

The firefighter was scheduled to have another surgery on Saturday, the post said.

Miami’s COVID-19 cases put City of Oxford’s pandemic measures to test

Violations of the city's mass gathering ordinance could result in fines of up to $1,000.

  Mother of Middletown girl taken by mysterious illness describes her as child of faith

"She was always singing, always cheerful and always looking for a way to reach God."

Ohio health order signed to OK fall sports. Read the order here.

The order lays out some rules and best practices for athletes, coaches and officials.

Vehicle found in water in West Chester

No one was found with or near near the vehicle when it was reported just before 3:30 a.m.

  Tri-State teen has chance at scholarship after winning state for Google Doodle

Lauren Wooten is in the running for the grand prize of $30,000 in college scholarships and a tech package for the school she will attend.

Woman found in burned home was stabbed to death, coroner says

Middletown police arrested a man Saturday in connection with the woman's death

  Thin Blue Line parking space mural vandalized at Lakota West High School

The student's father is a Butler County Sheriff's Office deputy.

‘Thin Blue Line’ parking space vandalized at Lakota West High School

'This act shows the need for us to come back together as a school community so we can engage on the topic of racism, police brutality and social justice in a responsible way'

  Family looking for answers after woman killed in Middletown fire

Officials say one person has been arrested in connection to this deadly fire.

  At least 1 dead in Middletown house fire

At least one person is confirmed dead from a house fire on Lind Street.

200 marijuana plants seized from 22 locations, Butler Co. Sheriff’s Office says

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has seized 200 marijuana plants from 22 locations.

Butler County needs additional poll workers for presidential election

The Butler County Board of Elections needs at least 500 additional poll workers for the presidential election.

Butler County needs additional poll workers for presidential election

The Butler County Board of Elections needs at least 500 additional poll workers for the presidential election.

Coroner’s office identifies Great Miami River drowning victim

The incident remains under investigation.

  9-year-old Tri-State girl expected to die from unknown condition

The girl tested positive for coronavirus in May.

Fluid spill causes SB I-75 traffic delays, lane closures in Butler County

Watch for slick spots and more potential road closures

  Inside Look: Lakota schools prepares for fall return of students with safety measures in place

Superintendent Matt Miller says it was always his priority to bring kids back to school.

  Video catches Hamilton thief make away with man’s car in under a minute

The car holds sentimental value, and its owner is asking for whoever took it to return it.

  Mason teen wins national service award for spreading acts of kindness through nonprofit

“No matter your age, no matter who you are, you can always give back"

One airlifted to hospital from auto crash involving train in Butler County

Deputies and fire crews responded about 7:10 a.m. to the collision on the railroad tracks at U.S. 127 near Wayne-Milford Road, sheriff’s officials say

‘We’re beaten’ Butler County bar closes with 10 p.m. halt on liquor sales

A Knight Game in Hamilton says the mandate took away the most profitable daily hours in a business that has always run on slim margins

  Business partners working to turn empty lots into backyard bar

The HUB is going to be partially about the bar inside the century-old building and also focus on outdoor experiences, one partner says.

Hamilton man indicted on charges of sex trafficking, exploiting teen

Malikai Willis is accused of sex trafficking and filming pornographic videos of an underage girl.

Woman indicted on charges connected to crash that hospitalized teenage girls

The 51-year-old woman was indicted on seven charges connected to the crash, court documents show.

  Murdered Middletown man honored on 50th birthday

“I want his kids to know their daddy got justice”

Man sentenced for animal cruelty described as ‘heinous act’ by sheriff

This was described as a “heinous act” by the sheriff when the investigation started.

Woman dies days after officers pull her from burning home

The woman was pulled from the burning home by two officers who responded to the scene.

Lakota students will learn in-person, start date pushed back a week

The plan is subject to possible alteration due to the changing nature of coronavirus and/or health orders from state

  ‘Rally for RJ:’ Butler Co. community rallying around teen fighting brain cancer

It's been a tough year for 15-year-old RJ Almond, but the focus now is on hope and healing.

  Mason City Schools making adjustments to improve student safety

The changes encourage social distancing to keep kids safe.

Man pleads guilty to Miami University sexual assault

The trial for Brandon Levi Gilbert was set to begin on Monday, Aug. 3

Butler County man pleads guilty to charges in connection with murder of Dayton police officer

A man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Saturday to making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of the firearm used in the shooting of a Dayton police officer.