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Proposed state budget may be issue for Talawanda

  • 12:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

School funding under Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget was the topic of a presentation Monday at the Talawanda Board of Education meeting and most of the news was not good for the district.

2 dead, 1 hurt in Oxford Twp. crash

2 dead, 1 hurt in Oxford Twp. crash

  • Updated: 5:57 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Two people have died and a third was transported to a hospital after a single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Todd Road.

MU regionals must change to offer more degrees

Miami University’s regional colleges in Middletown and Hamilton will have to become more independent from the flagship location in Oxford if the campuses plan to offer traditional, four-year degrees, university leaders said Tuesday.

Summits needed to get heroin ‘solved’

It may take months, if not years, to reverse what has been called a “heroin epidemic” in Middletown and Butler County.

Overturned semi closes road

  • 4:24 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Middletown police are investigating an accident where a semi truck overturned while turning east onto Oxford State Road.

InsideOut Studio to expand retail offerings downtown

InsideOut Studio to expand retail offerings downtown

  • 3:07 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Downtown Hamilton will get even more art offerings in 2015 when InsideOut Studio moves into the third storefront space of the former Elder Beerman building.

Perks contribute to salaries of county’s highest paid administrators

Elected officials across Butler County say their chief executives are worth every penny — a total of more than $1 million annually for the seven largest jurisdictions — they are paid.

MU students, staff lukewarm for future of regional campuses

Students, employees and local residents remain skeptical about the future of Miami University’s campuses in Middletown and Hamilton, even as college leaders say changes to the schools will make them more successful.

Suicide prevention bill aimed to help college students

  • 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Last spring, 21-year-old Brogan Dulle, of Cincinnati, committed suicide. The University of Cincinnati student was found in the basement next door to his apartment, presumably there since he went missing on May 18, 2014, until he was found eight days later on May 26.

Victim says suspect tried to break her neck

  • 5:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

HAMILTON POLICE REPORTSFEB. 9A theft was reported in the 700 block of Poplar Street. The victim said someone gained entry to her garage through an unlocked side door and stole a 4-wheeler, a circular saw, and eight fishing poles.

Winter weather advisory in Butler County

Winter weather advisory in Butler County

  • Updated: 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Dangerously cold wind chills, snow and single-digit temperatures hit Butler and Warren counties early this morning.

Carlisle planning road projects

  • 4:11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

While it’s snowy and freezing cold outside now, orange barrels will soon be blooming in Carlisle.Two projects are already in the works to make it easier for residents to get around.

Oxford considers federal grant for Amtrak stop

The proposed Amtrak stop in Oxford continues to gain momentum as city and Miami University leaders intend to pursue a federal grant to fund the operation.

Townships seek grants to help combat crash rates

Two Butler County townships — Fairfield and Oxford — rank in the top 100 townships in state for traffic crashes; and to help remedy that designation, officials in both places are applying for a state grant to pay for new traffic signs intended to improve safety.

Portman proposes plan to end government shutdowns

As Congress works on funding the Department of Homeland Security by the end of the month, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said he has a plan to prevent the government from shutting down.

Debt of Ohio public universities tops $6.5B

Debt of Ohio public universities tops $6.5B

College graduates aren’t the only ones finding themselves deep in debt. Ohio’s 14 public universities have more than doubled the debt they owe in recent years to an unprecedented $6.

Medical mission trip includes surprise wedding

  • 3:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Standing on a deck in front of the Pacaya volcano and a fire red sunset, Dave and Christy Sens made their third medical mission trip to Guatemala their most memorable yet.

Miami U spends $16K for police body cameras

Miami U spends $16K for police body cameras

Next time you visit Miami University, smile, because you could be on camera.Miami University Police Department has purchased roughly $16,000 worth of body cameras for police officers, who will add the gadgets to their uniforms within the next two months.

Few townships contract with sheriff

If Fairfield Twp. were to contract with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for police services, it would become only the fourth of Butler County’s 13 townships to do so.

Oxford to get its first Graeter’s

Oxford to get its first Graeter’s

  • 10:31 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

When Graeter’s opens its new Oxford location in May, it will be the fruition of an idea that’s long been in the back of Richard Graeter’s mind.

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