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Water main breaks close Fairfield intersection

Possibly two large water main breaks this morning in Fairfield have closed the intersection of Pleasant Avenue (U.S. 127) and Nilles Road, according police.Public Utilities Director Adam Sackenheim said the water has been shut off to the area, and water has been rerouted around the break. He said there are ...

East Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Sipple Avenue in Hamilton will close at 7 a.m. Monday for two years as part of the construction of the South Hamilton Crossing Railroad Grade Separation. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

$32M South Hamilton Crossing project to boost safety, economy

After more than a century of talking about the need for an overpass over South Hamilton Crossing, the long-awaited $32 million overpass project will break ground next month. Supporters say it will improve safety and help the local economy. “After more than a century of discussion, planning and re-planning, a ...

Residents divided on fix for deadly Butler County intersection

Everyone in Wayne Twp. agrees something has to be done with the dangerous intersection at Ohio 73/Jacksonburg Road. But not everyone thinks a roundabout is the best solution. For years, it has remained one of Butler County’s most dangerous and deadliest intersections, but sometime in 2019, a roundabout will be ...

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Most drivers have expressed ‘significant anger’ on road

An alarmingly high number of drivers, nearly eight in 10, admitted to significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel in the past year, according to a study released this week by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.The study also suggested that eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme ...

Wikel Road, Preble County (Malik Perkins/Staff)

Troopers investigate Preble Co. double-fatal crash

A man and woman from Lewisburg were killed in a Preble County motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon.According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers and medics were dispatched to Wikel Road, near Monroe-Central Road around 5:40 p.m. Sunday on a reported crash involving a motorcycle.Troopers said an initial ...

OSP investigates a fatal pedestrian crash in Warren Co.

Man ID’d in fatal Warren Co. pedestrian strike

UPDATE @ 5:35 a.m.State troopers are investigating a pedestrian strike that killed a man in Warren County late Saturday night.Emergency units were dispatched to the intersection of Ohio 28 near Morrow-Rossburg Road in Harlan Township around 10:40 p.m. on a reported single-vehicle crash.Troopers said an initial investigation found a man, ...

A Norfolk Southern train had some of its cars come off the tracks Saturday afternoon, July 16, 2016, near the crossing at South Seventh and High streets in Hamilton. (Greg Lynch/Staff)

Railroad probing why train cars derailed in Hamilton

UPDATE, July 18:Norfolk Southern Railroad has not yet determined why nearly two dozen rail cars from one of its trains derailed Saturday afternoon at a Hamilton rail crossing.Susan Terpay, Norfolk Southern’s corporate communications director, told the Journal-News via email that the cause of the derailment at the Butler Street crossing ...

Semi flips, loses heavy load in Butler County

UPDATE @ 11:15 a.m.:State Route 4 at Oxford State Road is now open, according to police.INITIAL REPORT:Southbound State Route 4 at Oxford State Road and the entrance ramp from Oxford State Road westbound to State Route 4 are closed due to a steel coil falling off of a semi when ...

Passenger in critical condition after head-on collision in Hamilton

UPDATE, JULY 15:One person injured in a two-car, head-on crash Wednesday night was listed in critical condition at a local hospital.Tiffany Boyd, 28, of Hamilton, a passenger in one of the vehicles, was flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition.The driver of the ...

Shaker Run Golf Course plans more than $1.3 million in improvements. The course had fallen into disrepair in recent years.

104 condos, $1.3M in renovation planned at Warren County golf course

The owners of the Shaker Run Golf Course want permission to build another 104 condominiums on the 764-acre development as part of a plan to pump almost $1.4 million into the course. Fischer Development has agreed over the next five years to fund the course improvements at the 27-hole golf ...

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