Butler County

  10 year-old girl killed in Fairfield ATV crash identified

The cause of the crash remains under investigation

  Suspect shot by Butler Co. detective planned ‘suicide by cop,’ sheriff says

Butler Co. sheriff says someone posing as one of his lieutenants is trying to get money from victims

  Butler Co. dog wardens seeking information in animal cruelty case

  Sheriff: Butler County detective shoots suspect during child porn search warrant

  Ohio to reinstate work search requirement for unemployment benefits

Celebration planned for teen one year after she was critically injured in drunk driving crash

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  I-75 shooting in West Chester an isolated incident, OSP says

  Butler County commissioners swat down request to create ‘mask sanctuary’

Lakota East principal placed on leave of absence

Ohio’s COVID-19 case rate drops to lowest point since October

  Family of missing man hires private investigator to help with search efforts

  Psychological evaluation released of Middletown mother accused of killing 6-year-old son

  COVID protocols for Ohio nursing home, assisted living workers updated

COVID-19 cases are going down, which the governor credits to people getting vaccinated.

  Look inside massive Spooky Nook Sports Complex as construction continues

The owner of Spooky Nook opened the doors to give a sneak peek of the progress.

Man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter for dismembering woman, putting body in barrel

William Slaton, 35, also pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.

  Cicadas to emerge soon in Tri-State

Cicadas are expected to emerge soon in the Tri-State.

  HIV cases shoot up 700 percent in Butler County

  Charges filed in connection with 2018 killing of 16-year-old in Fairfield Township

Former Madison Township fire chief pleads guilty to sex charges involving a minor

  Middletown’s newest officer guided by George Floyd’s death to better community

First Alert Weather Day: Storms, heavy rain starting Wednesday

  Super Pink Moon on display Monday night

  Miami U students hold vigil for Sikh lives lost in Indy shooting

“[This] is the reality of what gun violence is doing. It is tearing families apart.”

No indictment for SWAT team members in deadly Butler County standoff

The suspect pointed his gun at a SWAT team member, Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said.

Sheriff IDs passenger killed in Butler County crash

Kyle Andrew Johnson, 22, of Cincinnati was pronounced dead shortly after he was flown to Miami Valley Hospital

1 dead, 2 hurt in Butler County crash

Speed and/or driver inattention appear to be causes, according to the sheriff's office

Prosecutors detail evidence in James Hutchinson case

DNA, hard drives and surveillance video could prove key to the prosecution’s case of the 6-year-old's mother.

  Two people killed in wrong-way crash on Route 4 in Butler County

The crash is still under investigation.

Ohio’s cases per 100K trending in wrong direction

The vaccine is the key to lifting the health orders, state officials said Thursday.

  Kroger’s Future Delivery Network: Robots, ‘the hive,’ groceries

Thousands of products will be housed in the CFC with the ability to fulfill an equal number of orders per day.

Trial won’t be delayed for man charged in West Chester quadruple homicide, judge says

He will stand trial on four counts of aggravated murder.

  Family seeking justice in car chase, fiery crash that left daughter, 20, with severe injuries.

Megan Riley nearly died four separate times, doctors say. Now her family wants someone to be held accountable.

‘James You Are Loved’: Community opens memorial fund for slain 6-year-old’s siblings

'The proceeds will not be used for funeral expenses as the arrangements have been generously donated'

Boyfriend of Middletown woman accused of killing 6-year-old son waives right to speedy trial

James Hamilton and Brittany Gosney face a combined 31-count indictment in connection with the death and disposal of her 6-year-old son, James Hutchinson

  Butler Co. saw double-digit spike in overdose deaths in 2020. Could trend continue?

The coroner's office says potent mixes of dangerous drugs is contributing to the rise in overdoses.

  Ohio’s path towards normalcy not going in ‘direction we want,’ DeWine says

Getting more people vaccinated is how Ohio gets back on the right path, Gov. Mike DeWine explained.

  Store security guard narrowly avoids car as suspect flees

Call the sheriff's office if you know the suspects.

Butler County drive-in announces reopening date

Holiday Auto Theatre off Old Oxford Road in Hamilton is one of the few drive-ins in remaining in the Tri-State.

Homicide suspect detained in Butler County returned to Adams County for questioning

The names of the suspect and victim were not released

Sheriff hopes to resume Ohio River search this week for bodies of 2 missing boys

Middletown police and Butler County prosecutors have said 6-year-old James Hutchinson's body was dumped into the Ohio River near Lawrenceburg, Indiana after he was killed by his mother, Brittany Gosney

  $31 million repaving project approved for Middletown’s pockmarked roads

A total of 202 streets will be repaved by the end of 2022.

  School districts addressing students’ social issues created from pandemic

Many of the plans include adding extra resources for students who need one-on-one attention.

Person killed in Butler County fire identified

St. Clair Township and Miami fire departments responded.

Man found dead on Middletown train tracks, fire department says

The man was found around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

  1 dead after morning fire in Butler County, sheriff says

St. Clair Township and Miami fire departments responded.

NB I-75 down to single lane in Butler Co for most of morning rush, truck ‘in pieces’

Here's your detour

  Middletown residents call for business that was the scene of latest shooting to be shut down

Some Middletown residents believe the business that was the scene of the city’s latest shooting should be shut down; others argue that’s not fair to the owner.

Hanover Township firefighters mourn sudden death of lieutenant

Lieutenant Scott Kist was with the department 16 years

Ohio River search resumes for bodies of 2 missing boys

The current is moving too fast to put divers into the water, so they will only search by sonar, according to Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson

Structural steel collapses early Friday at Spooky Nook Sports construction site

Spooky Nook says the cause and the impact this will have on construction will be evaluated in the coming days or weeks.

More than 5K Duke Energy customers remain without power

Depending where you live, a high wind warning or wind advisory remains in effect across our region until 10 a.m.

Schools close or delay due to no power

High winds knocked power out to more than 9,000 Duke Energy customers across the region overnight

2 charged in connection with Middletown bar shooting

Police found a woman shot in the head at the scene. Another victim transported himself to a local hospital.

  Heavy rain, storms, high winds: Timeline

The Tri-State is under a slight risk for severe storms from the Storm Prediction Center.

  Why a West Chester board member removed his shirt during a recent town hall

Lee Wong recalls many instances of discrimination in his life. He fears it’s getting worse.

  Ohio mom hog-tied, gagged children before killing 6-year-old son, prosecutors reveal

Brittany Gosney, 29, and James Hamilton, 43, face a combined 31-count indictment in connection with the slaying of first-grader James Hutchinson.

First Alert Weather Day: Rain, storms expected Thursday

Rain and thunderstorms are expected Thursday.

Individual tax deadline extended in Ohio

People will have about an extra month with the extension.

  Butler Co. execution-style double murder remains unsolved decades later

The family hopes for closure after a difficult 36 years.

  Middletown man out thousands after construction machines damaged during theft

“It sucks... I worked my butt off for everything I got.”

Person killed in West Chester fire identified

No other injuries have been reported.

  Fairfield youth-led prevention group tackles community issues

They are recruiting members for the fall

  Butler County sheriff, fire chiefs at odds over agreement with Campbell County

A deal to allow first responders to cross state and county lines has led to some controversy about the agreement.

Body found by stranded driver in Butler County, sheriff says

The stranded driver called 911 saying she found a body, the sheriff says.

  Psychological evaluation ordered for mother charged in death of 6-year-old Middletown boy

Brittany Gosney plans to seek the insanity defense, court records show

  How much longer will we be wearing masks? Experts weigh in

While states like Texas and Mississippi have lifted their mask mandates, leaders here in Hamilton County say we cannot become too relaxed just yet.

Rain expected during Wednesday evening commute

Rain will begin in parts of the Tri-State just in time for the commute home.

  WATCH: Cars damaged in Middletown neighborhood

Officers were not able to make contact with the owner of the vehicle responsible, according to the police report.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for clinics in Butler County

Appointments are available at two mass vaccination clinics.

Ohio AG sues Butler County contractor, accuses him of swindling Dayton tornado victims

'To exploit someone trying to keep a roof over their family’s heads takes an especially cruel con man'

  Detectives investigating after girl says stranger tried grabbing her

The police report described a man with a beard, sunglasses, a brown baseball hat, and a Carhartt jacket.

Miami University announces plans for in-person commencement ceremonies

The commencement ceremonies will happen rain or shine at Yager Stadium, the university announced.

West Chester Township lifts shelter in place order following chemical spill

Firefighters responded to a call for a burst chemical pipe at Ohio Aluminum LLC in the 4500 block of Muhlhauser Road around 11:15 a.m. Monday.

Motorcyclist killed in Butler County crash

It happened on University Boulevard at Woodlawn Avenue in Middletown

Man dies, teenager suffers life-threatening injuries after Middletown crash

The crash still remains under investigation.

  Community continuing to honor, remember slain 6-year-old boy

It has been inspiring to see the outpouring of support from near and far, James' school principal said.

Update: Missing Butler County man with dementia found safe

Sol Fahuna was last seen about10 a.m. Monday driving away from his home on GIlmore Road in Hamilton, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office

Lawmakers to unveil legislation changing Ohio’s report card system

Middletown Schools Superintendent Marion Styles is scheduled to join other educators as the proposed bill is announced at a news conference Wednesday in Columbus

Kayaker found unresponsive in Hueston Woods marina, authorities say

He was flown by medical helicopter to a local hospital Monday evening.

  Two slain boys honored as search for their bodies continues

Dozens gathered at Goldman Park to remember 6-year-old James Hutchinson and 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore.