Eric Robinette

Eric Robinette covers the city of Fairfield, Fairfield Twp., Oxford and Miami University. He has reported on Butler County communities since 1998, covering virtually every topic shy of sports. His interviewees include Keir Dullea, Randy Newman and Kristin Chenoweth. Follow him on Twitter @CMGEricR

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Fairfield City Schools will unveil the latest developments in the renovations of Fairfield Stadium at a community meeting Wednesday.

District to unveil latest stadium plans Wednesday

Fairfield City Schools will give residents a look Wednesday at the new Fairfield Stadium, which is nearing completion.A community meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the community room at Fairfield High School, 8800 Holden Blvd. According to the district’s website, the three season ticket level plans will be ...

Joan Parrett talks about her concerns over the death of Emilie Olsen, the student who committed suicide supposedly because she was bullied, during the Fairfield Board of Education meeting, Thursday, May 21, 2015. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Team effort needed to address bullying, experts say

Combating the pervasive problem of bullying in schools will take a team effort, local experts say. And that means schools, students, parents and the community working together, not placing blame.Some parents in the Fairfield City Schools District are outraged over what they characterize as the “mishandling” of bullying incidents involving ...

Board unveils new school buildings

Fairfield City Schools unveiled plans Thursday for the three new school buildings made possible by last year’s passage of a $61 million bond issue.The district will demolish the aging Central Elementary and the Freshman School and replace them with new buildings. Fairfield will also add a new elementary school. The ...

Parents, students blast Fairfield school board over Olsen suicide

Tempers flared at the Fairfield City Schools Board of Education meeting Thursday as parents and students alike lashed out at school leaders over their handling of the suicide of 13-year-old Emilie Olsen. About three dozen people came in support of Olsen who took her own life in December at her ...

Amtrak train.

Oxford identifies sites for possible Amtrak stop

An Oxford Amtrak train stop has moved one step closer to reality now that the city has identified possible locations between High Street and the former Talawanda High School site on Locust Street. The city is working with Miami University to bring the Amtrak stop to the city, largely to ...

Identity released in fatal Fairfield crash

The Butler County Coroner’s Office has identified a Cincinnati man as the person who died in a fatal accident Wednesday in Fairfield.Michael W. Watkins, 31, of Cincinnati, died from a head injury in the accident, the Butler County Coroner’s Office announced Thursday.Fairfield Police responded to an injury accident at 11:18 ...

A property at the corner of S. Beech Street and W. Central Avenue will soon become a storage facility.

New storage facility coming to Oxford

A former dry-cleaning property owned by the Pulley family will become a climate-controlled storage facility and business incubator now that City Council has approved the project.Some stages of the project still remain to be approved, but work on the property at 801 S. Beech St. is expected to begin within ...

Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett filmed a scene in the movie “Carol” in Hamilton in 2014.

Movie filmed in Hamilton generating Oscar buzz

Last year, the movie “Carol” took downtown Hamilton back in time to the 1950s. Next year, it may take Hamilton to the Oscars. The movie has screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, where it has earned high praise from numerous critics, with some saying the performances by Cate Blanchett ...

Mark Wendling

Fairfield welcomes new manager

Fairfield welcomed its new city manager last week, as Mark Wendling took his place on the dais next to Mayor Steve Miller. After Miller swore Wendling in, the new manager said, “It’s been a great four years. I had a great mentor, a great teacher a great group of elected ...

The Rev. Mitchell Burch and his wife of 36 years, Shelly.

Community says goodbye to pastor’s wife

Laughter and tears filled Towne Boulevard Church of God Sunday as the community said farewell to Rochelle “Shelly” Burch — while her husband, the church’s pastor, confessed he was at a loss.More than 1,000 people filled the church on Middletown’s East End, both for Sunday morning’s church service, and for ...

 
 

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