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Butler County Fair Results

* Denotes state fair exhibitor1152 – Drawing – Pencil or Ink – Age 12 and underFirst: Kayley Watson, Community HelpersSecond: Lyndsay Watson, Community HelpersThird: Aubrie Jordan, Kickin’ Country Kids1153 – Drawing – Pencil or Ink – Age 13 and olderFirst: Rebecca Mills, Madison OutlawsSecond: Tesia Hamblin, Nibbles & NeedlesThird: Crystal ...

Lt. Jack Tibbs of the Ohio State Patrol gives a speeding ticket to a driver along Interstate 71. STAFF FILE PHOTO

5 things to know when an officer pulls you over

In the wake of a police traffic stop that turned deadly for 43-year-old Samuel DuBose of Cincinnati, we asked local law enforcement officials what rights drivers have if they happen to be pulled over.Former University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing struggled with DuBose as he tried to remove his seat ...

After Samuel DuBose shooting, push for police body cameras

One day after stunning footage from a University of Cincinnati’s own body camera showed him shooting and killing Samuel DuBose, local law enforcement experts say they’re making plans to outfit their police departments with the equipment. But others also caution privacy and cost issues related to the devices still need ...

Middletown Police Officer Robyn Stone conducts a Safety Town class Thursday at Amanda Elementary School. ED RICHTER/STAFF

Safety program’s lessons applauded after fatal crash

A local safety program for children is being applauded in the wake of a fatal train-van collision that killed one person and injured 10 others.Marquita Turner, Atrium Medical Center’s vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, was in the emergency room Tuesday night as some of the ...

One adult died and as many as nine children were injured in this collision involving a van and a train in Middletown on Tuesday evening, July 28, 2015. (Todd Jackson/Staff)

Distraction, vehicle defects part of van/train crash investigation

State troopers are still investigating how a van crashed Tuesday into a train on 14th Avenue, leaving one dead and injuring 10 others. Lt. Clint Arnold, the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Hamilton post commander, said the preliminary crash report could be completed by Monday as the investigating trooper is still gathering ...

Troopers continue investigation as church mourns

More than 50 people gathered at The Church at Mayfield Wednesday night for a memorial service and prayer vigil to remember one of the church’s members who was killed Tuesday when a van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a railroad crossing gate and into a moving freight train.Janice ...

Church mourns woman killed in van-train collision

More than 50 people gathered at The Church at Mayfield Wednesday night for a memorial service and prayer vigil to remember one of the church’s members who was killed Tuesday when a van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a railroad crossing gate and into a moving freight train. ...

Neighbor remembers train collision victim Jan Martin

Neighbor remembers train collision victim Jan Martin

Holly Rose talks about the woman who was killed Tuesday night in a train accident in Middletown.

National survey shines light on needs of aging populations

A national survey, with a focus on Cincinnati, will help organizations serving elderly people and the community at large to prepare for an increasingly aging population.The fourth annual United States of Aging Survey — conducted in collaboration by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, UnitedHealthcare and National Council ...

1 adult dead, 7 kids hurt in van-train collision

1 adult dead, 7 kids hurt in van-train collision

A woman is dead and three children are in serious condition after a van crashed into a CSX train at 14th Avenue, west of University Boulevard in Middletown this evening.

Teen charged in fatal rollover crash placed on house arrest

A 17-year-old girl who was the driver of a vehicle in a fatal rollover crash in Carlisle May 1, was released from the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center late Tuesday afternoon following a detention hearing.Tuesday’s hearing was a continuation of last week’s detention hearing, when the girl submitted pleas of ...

The Butler County Regional Airport - Hogan Field (KHAO) has a 5500x100’ runway with a full length parallel taxiway and multiple T-hangars and corporate/executive hangars on the site. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF July 23, 2015

Butler County airport study shows partnering profitable

A new study commissioned by the Butler County commissioners found the most economical way for the county to run its regional airport is to share management services with Middletown’s Hook Field.The county’s regional airport, Hogan Field, has been operating at a loss — when debt service is factored in — ...

Andy Abernathy rides the Hurricane ride with Aylea Abernathy, 7, on day two of the Butler County Fair Monday, July 27 in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Butler County Fair results

*Denotes State Fair Winner501 – Rockets Away - Bottle RocketsJuniors*First: Samuel Spears, St. Clair SpecialtiesSecond: Hunter Bartels, Horsemasters & MoreThird: MJ Habig, Mystical MakersFourth: Edward McNamara, Milford Mini FarmersFifth: Destiny Lowe, Milford Mini FarmersSixth: Elijah Lowe, Milford Mini Farmers501 – Rockets Away - Bottle RocketsSeniorsFirst: Jessica Townsend, St. Clair Specialties503 ...

Injuries reported in Middletown crash

Middletown police responded to a one-vehicle crash with injuries at Roosevelt Boulevard and Jackson Lane about 10:16 a.m. today.Police did not have any additional information available at this time. Check back with the Journal-News for updates as information becomes available.

A Norfolk & Southern train roars through downtown Middletown, near the intersection of Central Avenue and University Boulevard Tuesday, May 19, 2009. File photo by Gary Stelzer

Man hit by train charged with intoxication

A Middletown man was charged with disorderly conduct to wit intoxication after he was struck by a train last week.Jacob Wendt, of Fernwood Street, was found lying underneath the front of the train near the area of University Boulevard and Nelbar Street at 2:42 a.m. July 24, according to Middletown ...

A car rests on its side in the grass on Cincinnati Dayton Road after it went out of control into a crowd of people who were awaiting the Memorial Day Parade in West Chester Monday morning, May 31, 2010. Three people were transported to the hospital and the parade began approximately 45 minutes late. Photo by Jessica Uttinger, contributing photographer

Police: ‘Driving while inconvenienced’ won’t be tolerated

After an accident during Hamilton’s 61st annual Jerry E. Moore Memorial Antique and Classic Car Parade over the weekend, local law enforcement agencies are reinforcing their safety-first plans to the public. Jim Hansel, 85, of Franklin, was driving his 1931 Ford Model A along Main Street when a Chevrolet Venture ...

Defense department asks armed civilians to go home

The Defense Department has asked armed citizens standing watch in front of military recruitment centers to go home, citing potential security risks. Armed citizens started showing up at recruiting centers around the country — and in this region — after a lone gunman killed four Marines and a sailor in ...

DeAnna Shores with the Coalition for a Healthy Middletown, surrounded by Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser, Pastor Lamar Ferrell, Middletown Mayor Larry Mulligan, Jr. and Middletown City School Superintendent Sam Ison, speaks during the Heroin Summit held Monday, July 27 at Atrium Professional building. The Summit is an ongoing project of community leaders, law enforcement, first responders and others dedicated to tackling the heroin problem in the area. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Reducing heroin use comes with a price tag

City Manager Doug Adkins said the Middletown Heroin Summit is “headed in the right direction” after its fourth meeting this year.Now he wants the group to push the pedal.Adkins wants the 40-member committee to have its plans finalized in the next 30 days, then challenge him to raise the necessary ...

Contributed Photo by E.L. Hubbard Dawnesha Sims and Keeya Estell hold hands as they are wed by Middletown attorney Matthew Dixon at Middletown Municipal Court Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Impact of court’s gay-marriage ruling sweeping

In the first hours and days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry, some gay and lesbian couples in southwest Ohio who had waited years to wed dashed to courthouses and city halls.Butler County’s first gay marriage occurred four days after the landmark ...

Butler County Fair results

*Denotes State Fair WinnerFCS Judging Results - July 22406 – Clothes for High School & CollegeSeniors*First: Olivia Wolke, Fairfield Busy BunchSecond: Elizabeth Greenwood, Community Helpers407 – Accessories for TeensJuniorsFirst: Corrie Wilder, Woodsdale 4-Leaf CloversSecond: Wanda Lanthorne, Wayne Town & Country407 – Accessories for TeensSeniorsFirst: Zoe Morris, Community Helpers408 – Creative ...

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