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Supporters would be on board with a Clinton-Warren ticket

Those who listened to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mass., speak at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal would love to see the pair as the November ticket, with many saying it would be “a bold” choice. “I certainly appreciate Elizabeth Warren’s stance on ...

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Lower gas prices for Fourth of July? Expert says it’s likely

Average retail gasoline prices in the Cincinnati area have fallen 12 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com’s daily survey of 637 gas outlets in Cincinnati.“The national average price of gasoline has now slipped nearly 10 cents lower than the 2016 peak, to-date, ...

A recent study showed there could be significant savings if all of the Butler County fire departments could share testing results in the part-time personnel hiring process. Departments already work together to cut costs in purchasing and training, including a multi-department training exercise in April (pictured).

Butler County fire chiefs collaborate on ways to save taxpayer money

Butler County fire departments have long shared purchasing and equipment testing, but a new study shows there are other avenues to pursue that could save more taxpayer money. Officials in all nine jurisdictions that participated in the two-year study agree sharing testing results in the part-time personnel hiring process is ...

A Miami University sexual assault survivor, who we call Mary, participates in an event to raise awareness of campus sexual assault.

False rape reports make victims ‘more silenced, more reluctant’

It’s estimated that only 2 percent to 10 percent of rape reports are false allegations or are recanted, but they can cause “collateral damage,” according to law enforcement and sexual assault experts. Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said his office takes all false reports — not just rape cases — ...

Madison Harris, of Walnut Hills, holds a sign Friday, June 24, at the corner of Symmes Road and Route 4 in Fairfield as part of a campaign that features young adults holding signs that encourage passers-by to say the “Things You Shouldn’t Wait to Say” to their loved ones. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

What are those friendly signs about along Butler County roads?

Drivers may have noticed young adults holding signs along Butler County roads this week, thanking them for what may seem like the most random things: “Thank you for coming to my games,” “I couldn’t have asked for better parents,” and “I admire how hard you work each day.” It’s not ...

45 indicted by Butler County grand jury

Grand juries, which meet in secret, review criminal charges brought by police and prosecutors and investigate possible criminal behavior. The proceedings are usually one-sided, the accused is not present and witnesses are not cross-examined.A grand jury may issue an indictment if it finds probable cause that a crime was committed ...

Local MillerCoors brewery toasts 25 years

MillerCoors celebrates 25 years in Butler County this year and long-time employees say it’s managed to be more than just an economic boon. It’s like family. The company opted in 1991 to locate on 1,056 acres in St. Clair Twp. because of easy access to highways, water and a skilled ...

Most of Butler County unscathed after storm

Most of Butler County was unscathed after heavy rain, bolts of lightning and winds of up to 70 mph ripped through early Thursday, leaving as many as 8,100 residents without electricity. The National Weather Service reported tornadoes early Thursday in Fayette and Clinton counties, but blamed a house fire and ...

Damage reported as storms pound region

Damage reports have started to come in as severe weather moves through the area. MONTGOMERY COUNTY @6:23 a.m.: In the 100 block of Riverside in Dayton, there is a report of a tree down. @6:20 a.m.: On Great Miami Boulevard in Dayton, there is a tree down on a vehicle. ...

Michael Sizemore, a driver with Oxford Taxi, drives around town last fall waiting for a call to pick someone up in Oxford.

Taxi drivers in Oxford may soon be subject to background checks

Taxi operators in Oxford may soon be subject to background checks and higher insurance coverage under a new ordinance.Recent growth in the number of taxicab services available in Oxford brought a city review of the 1961 ordinance governing their operation and a new proposed ordinance to update rules and regulations.First ...

Miami University has landed the 1,200-member American Legion Buckeye Boys State summer camp for five years starting in 2017. For the previous 39 years the event was held at Bowing Green State University.

Miami University lands coveted youth camp for next 5 summers

Miami University has landed one of Ohio’s most popular summer youth camps having lured it away from another state university. Miami officials recently announced the school’s main Oxford campus will host the American Legion’s Buckeye Boys State summer camp for five years, starting in 2017. Bowling Green State University in ...

Butler County resident Matthew Glenn.

Butler County residents experience Orlando’s pain

Two Butler County residents are reflecting on their experiences in Orlando, where a mass shooting that killed 49 people and wounded 53 has left the community galvanized.Butler County resident Matthew Glenn was in Orlando the weekend before the shootings with friends for a birthday celebration and a trip to Disney’s ...

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments throughout the county have received a $500,000 grant to automate 911 dispatching, a move officials said will speed up the response process and save staffing costs. STAFF FILE PHOTO/2007

Computers to dispatch Butler County emergency crews

Computers will soon be helping to dispatch emergency crews when Butler County residents make a 911 call. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments throughout the county have received a $500,000 grant to automate 911 dispatching, a move officials said will speed up the response process and save staffing ...

Work outside in the heat? This advice can keep you safe

With the start of summer comes the heat, and while that’s good news for some people, it can be a dangerous time for employees exposed to high temperatures while working outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Each year, thousands of workers suffer the effects of heat exposure and, in some ...

Joe DeVylder of Stamford, CT, rides his recumbent bike around the Butler County Fairgrounds, Saturday, June 18, 2016. DeVylder is taking part in The 28th annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure which launched this weekend from Hamilton. 1600 riders were participating in this year’s event, which is a one-week bicycle-camping tour with stops in regional host towns. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

1,600 cyclists in Hamilton as part of Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

A rolling circus of sorts assembled Saturday afternoon at the Butler County Fairgrounds, with camping tents and many bicycles.About 1,600 cyclists from across Ohio, and from other states and Canada, many of them 60 or older, convened to peddle in the week-long 28th annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, the 28th ...

Security cameras at Talawanda High School caught two men entering the building and taking a laptop.

Arrests made in break-in caught on camera at Talawanda High School

UPDATE, June 16:Video footage from the May 31 incident in which two men entered Talawanda High School resulted in two arrests several days later.A 17-year-old man has been charged with criminal trespass and an 18-year-old man has been charged with breaking and entering and theft, according to police.INITIAL REPORT, June ...

Vigil for Orlando victims planned in Oxford

An Oxford gay and lesbian organization is hosting a vigil from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday for the victims of the Orlando shooting, said Shevonne Nelson, coordinator for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Services at Miami University.The event will be held at the Uptown Park covered bandstand, 2 N. Main ...

See who was indicted in your neighborhood

BUTLER COUNTYThere is no Butler County grand jury to report due to the Memorial Day holiday.WARREN COUNTYThe Warren County grand jury returned these indictments during a recent session:Ricky W. Blankenship, Warren County Jail; indicted on one count each of domestic violence and criminal damaging.James M. Hydler, 404 Virginia Ave., Franklin; ...

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2 arrested after shot fired in Oxford robbery

Two Oxford residents were arrested Thursday, a day after they allegedly robbed a Dollar General of an unknown amount of cash, according to Oxford police.Oxford police officers were dispatched to the Dollar General, 5055 College Corner Pike, for a robbery in progress around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.At least one ...

Hamilton’s new brewery open for business

It was a day 80 years in the making. Hamilton’s first brewery in 80 years — Municipal Brew Works — opened Wednesday as more than 75 people lined up to sample four brews that were on tap for the grand opening. Courageous Wheat IPA, Approachable Blonde Ale, Station 2 Rye ...

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