Lauren Pack

Cox Media Group Ohio reporter covering Butler County government, sheriff's department and courts.

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Teacher who had sex with student sentenced to three years in prison

A former New Miami High School teacher was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday in Butler County Common Pleas Court for having sex with an 18-year-old student at his Trenton home, sending sexually explicit messages to a 16-year-old girl and hampering the police investigation by telling the victims to ...

The Wayne Twp. intersection of Ohio 73 and Jacksonburg Road has been the site of three fatal crashes so far this year. One person was killed in a Feb. 13 crash (pictured) involving a dump truck and two passenger vehicles. The intersection is the most dangerous rural intersection in Butler County, according to Ohio Department of Transportation statistics.

Serious accidents hamper county’s most dangerous rural intersection

Officials are drawing a blank when trying to determine why a Butler County intersection remains so deadly.The Wayne Twp. intersection of Ohio 73 and Jacksonburg Road has been the site of three fatal crashes so far this year, the most recent a three-vehicle crash Tuesday that left one man dead.The ...

Russell Bowermaster, a Dublin dentist was indicted in Butler County on 10 criminal counts for using investor funds for gambling debts and other personal expenses, was arraigned Tuesday, April 14 in Judge Keith Spaeth’s courtroom in the Butler County Government Services Centers in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Retired dentist arraigned on investment fraud charges

A retired area dentist, now living Dublin, was arraigned today on 10 criminal charges in connection with investment fraud involving four Butler County victims.Russell L. Bowermaster, 78, who is suffering from stage 4 skin cancer, was released on his own recognizance by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Keith Spaeth, but ...

Rebecca Eldemire

Outside agency to review handling of homicide/suicide by Oxford police

The Oxford Police Department will ask an outside agency to review its handling of a murder/suicide that claimed the life of a Miami University junior in February. Larry Tipton II, the estranged boyfriend of Miami University junior Rebecca Eldemire, took his own life with a single shot fired into his ...

Supporters gathered in August 2013 in memory of Katelyn Markham at the Fairfield police station. The 2013 gathering marked the two-year anniversary of Markham’s disappearance.

New theories come to light in Katelyn Markham death

Nearly four years after Katelyn Markham vanished from her Fairfield home and two years after her remains were found in Indiana, no one has been charged in connection with her death.But plenty have joined the hunt.Fairfield Police, Indiana State Police and Frank Smith, a local private investigator and retired Butler ...

A medical helicopter has been called to the scene of a water rescue in St. Clair Twp., according to Butler County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers.

2 face charges after water rescue in St. Clair Twp.

Two men who overturned Friday morning in a kayak in rain-swollen Four Mile Creek are safe but will face charges from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, which used a helicopter and water rescue team to get the men off a small island.A medical helicopter and the rescue team were called ...

Autopsy: Ex-boyfriend who killed Miami junior shot himself in the head

Larry Tipton II, the estranged boyfriend of Miami University junior Rebecca Eldemire, took his own life with a single shot fired into his mouth after killing Eldemire at her Oxford apartment in February, according to the autopsy report released today by Butler County Coroner Lisa Mannix.“The two were found dead ...

Local man sentenced to jail for voyeurism

A Fairfield Twp. man has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to voyeurism involving a teenage girl.Jonathan Hazelwood, 28, was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in the Hamilton County Jail with 30 days suspended by Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Dwane Mallory. He is scheduled to report to jail ...

Mitchell Simon, 17, was tried as an adult last year for aggravated arson and attempted murder when he used an accelerant to start fires and tied rope around the doorknobs of the bedroom doors where his parents slept. He is pictured Wednesday with his new attorney, Mary Martin.

Nine-year sentence for teen who tried to kill parents

A Liberty Twp. teen convicted of trying to kill his parents by burning down their house as they slept has been re-sentenced to the same prison time he received last year — nine years in prison.Mitchell Simon, 17, was tried as an adult last year for aggravated arson and attempted ...

Liz Rogers

Report: Liz Rogers ‘flashed a police badge’ at repo man

Investigators and witnesses say Mahogany’s restaurant owner Liz Rogers flashed a police badge at a repo man and told him to follow her to her residence so she could secure her firearm when a repossession of her 2007 Mercedes was attempted, according to documents filed Monday in Area III Court.Rogers, ...

 
 

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