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West Chester earns spot on 'Best Places to Live' list

West Chester earns spot on 'Best Places to Live' list

Money Magazine recently ranked West Chester Twp. No. 49 among "America's Top 50 Places to Live."

New $9M extended-stay hotel in Butler County

New $9M extended-stay hotel in Butler County

Home2 Suites by Hilton recently opened at 7145 Liberty Centre Drive in Liberty Twp. offering 92 suites equipped with full-sized kitchens, among other amenities

New $9M extended-stay hotel in Butler County

New $9M extended-stay hotel in Butler County

Home2 Suites by Hilton recently opened at 7145 Liberty Centre Drive in Liberty Twp. offering 92 suites equipped with full-sized kitchens, among other amenities

New $9M extended-stay hotel in Butler County is company’s first in Ohio

A four-story extended-stay hotel now open in Liberty Twp. marks the chain’s first Ohio location. Home2 Suites by Hilton at 7145 Liberty Centre Drive offers 92 suites equipped with full-sized kitchens, among other amenities. Situated on 2.4 acres, Home2 Suites is within one mile of the $350 million Liberty Center ...

Jason Krause On Preparing For Lakota West

Jason Krause On Preparing For Lakota West

Fairfield High School football coach Jason Krause talks about this week's game against Lakota West.

West Chester again earns spot on ‘Best Places to Live’ list

A Butler County township’s recent ranking in a national publication is its fifth such honor in the past 11 years and an indication of its economic strength, local officials said. Money Magazine placed West Chester Twp. at No. 49 on “America’s Top 50 Places to Live,” a distinction with the ...

Franklin to impose 1-year ban on medical marijuana businesses

Add one more community to the list of those in the region that are imposing moratoriums — or temporary bans — on medical marijuana businesses. Franklin City Council Monday became the latest community to begin the legislative process to impose a one-year moratorium. It will take a final vote at ...

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner will be honored by the Dan Beard Council on Thursday in Fairfield.

John Boehner to be honored by Boy Scouts

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner will be honored by the Dan Beard Council with its 2016 Spirit of Scouting Award at a banquet Thursday at the Oscar Event Center.The banquet, which is a fundraising event for the Boy Scouts of America’s Fort Hamilton District, recognizes individuals of “outstanding ...

Lisa Wells (Contributed)

Judge denies intervention in WLW radio personality’s drug case

A Miami County judge on Monday denied a defense lawyer and Cincinnati radio personality’s request for intervention in lieu of conviction on felony drug possession charges following a Jan. 25 traffic stop on Interstate 75 near Piqua. State troopers who stopped Lisa Wells, 37, of West Chester reported seeing pills ...

Kelly Spivey, the superintendent of Talawanda Local Schools, was the highest paid employee of Butler County’s public K-12 schools in 2015.

Payroll Project: Butler County’s highest-paid educators

Local governments, including public schools, make payroll with your money. That’s why the Journal-News is using Ohio public records laws to assemble and analyze payroll data for governments across our region. >>>MORE: Searchable database of public payrolls According to those records, Butler County public school districts had 44 employees earn ...

Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Jody Green

Butler deputy honored after pulling driver from burning truck

Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Jody Green has been named the deputy of the year for his heroic effort to pull a truck driver from a burning semi.Green, a school resource officer in the Lakota Local School District, last summer was assigned to the warrant division and was en route to ...

Cathy Bishop-Clark

One university, many paths: The future of Miami University Regionals

As a promising new academic year begins at all Miami campuses, excitement is running especially high at Miami University Regionals. New program opportunities at the Regionals have the potential to improve opportunities for not only our students, but for the communities our campuses call home.Throughout the process of planning new ...

Warren Davidson, U.S. Congressman representing the Ohio 8th District, spoke to attendees at the Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Central Connections senior center in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Davidson wears out shoes touring 8th District

Critics of former Speaker John Boehner argued that, in his latter years in Congress, especially when he elevated in U.S. House leadership roles, he spent more time in Washington, D.C., and less time in the 8th Congressional District. That was a sentiment echoed throughout the primary election in the race ...

Glenn Hartong will present “The Dark Art of Presidential Political Advertising” on Sept. 28 at the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Twp. CONTRIBUTED

Program explores ‘Dark Art of Presidential Political Advertising’

Emmy award-winning producer, director and photojournalist Glenn Hartong will present “The Dark Art of Presidential Political Advertising” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Twp.Hartong will show samples of past presidential election commercials and 2016 presidential candidate videos ...

School threats: New year, same old story

The new school year is starting off worse than last school year ended, with a rash of violent threats.Those menaces have now spread to targeting popular high school football games, and there is little optimism things will improve soon, say national and local security experts.Last winter school threats became violent ...

MidPointe Library System’s West Chester Twp. branch.

Payroll Project: MidPointe Library System’s highest-paid employees

Local governments make payroll with your money. That includes public library systems, which are also funded through your tax dollars.That’s why the Journal-News is using Ohio public records laws to assemble and analyze payroll data for governments across our region.MidPointe Library System operates MidPointe Library Middletown, MidPointe Library Trenton, MidPointe ...

MidPointe Library System’s West Chester Twp. branch.

Payroll Project: MidPointe Library System’s highest-paid employees

Local governments make payroll with your money. That includes public library systems, which are also funded through your tax dollars.That’s why the Journal-News is using Ohio public records laws to assemble and analyze payroll data for governments across our region.MidPointe Library System operates MidPointe Library Middletown, MidPointe Library Trenton, MidPointe ...

UNPAID TAXES: Butler County has about $12 million to collect

One person currently owes Butler County almost $400,000 in back taxes, or about three percent of the $12 million worth of delinquent taxes on the treasurer’s books. Judith Halcomb, who owes $374,297 in back taxes on two commercial properties on Erie Boulevard in Hamilton, holds the number one and number ...

Erinn Aulfinger is a Lakota East student whose Girls Scouts Gold Award project is a compilation of stories of women from around the country who have overcome difficult odds. Aulfinger completed the book with a goal of promoting positive self-image at a critical age in young girls’ lives.

Lakota student’s book promotes positive self-image to young girls

A Lakota East student is working on a literary project aimed at promoting positive self-image at a critical age in young girls’ lives.Erinn Aulfinger’s Girl Scout gold award is a book she’s compiled featuring the stories of local women who have overcome difficult odds.“As I entered high school, I saw ...

‘Escape the room’ business comes to Butler County

Breakout Games’ escape game experience opened Sept. 15 at 6066 West Chester Road.The business allows guests to experience a life-sized “escape the room” game that finds teams cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues to escape the room in less than an hour.The West Chester Twp. location features four escape ...

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