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Adam Armstrong during a court appearance in Fairfield Municipal Court.

Bond raised to $1 million for man charged in Fairfield homicide

Bond has been raised to $1 million for a Cincinnati man charged with murder in connection with an April 19 fatal shooting Fairfield.Adam Armstrong, 29, is charged with murder with a gun specification, attempted murder, felonious assault, having weapons under disability and tampering with evidence.He was arraigned last week by ...

The growing frequency of school closures due to threats locally and in Ohio, including one last week at Springboro High School (pictured) has prompted some districts to update their student codes of conduct.

Schools update policies to address social media threats

Students at Southwest Ohio’s second largest school district will soon have new rules of conduct after a growing frequency of school closures due to threats made on social media locally and throughout the state. The Lakota Board of Education last week approved changes to its student code of conduct to ...

Miami Chapel Cemetery will receive some upgrades by the city of Fairfield, including new fencing and a stone archway and stone pillars. Pictured is Tom Stander, a Butler County historian, and who’s great-great-great-great grandfather, Joseph Catterline, is buried in the closed cemetery. Catterline is the only Revolutionary War officer buried in the city of Fairfield.

Fairfield cemetery with graves of Civil War veterans to be renovated

Motorists pass a piece of Butler County’s rich history every day most likely without realizing it, but some springtime improvements to the Miami Chapel Cemetery should draw attention to the final resting place of some of the area’s pioneer families and five American war veterans.The city of Fairfield will seek ...

Could next Food Network TV star be from Butler County?

The next Food Network TV star may be a Butler County teenage chef who just landed more than $100,000 in college scholarship offers. Butler Tech senior Brittney Hunt is cooking up a record career start in the school’s culinary arts program. The 18-year-old from New Miami was inspired by the ...

The Ore-Dough Donut will be available May 1 and May 3-7 at Milton’s Donuts in Middletown.

9 new flavors coming to Butler County’s Donut Trail

Stops on the Butler County Donut Trail are unveiling nine new sweet creations for a limited time.Each locally-owned shop featured on the Donut Trail will be selling a limited number of unique doughnut creations from May 1-7 as part of National Travel & Tourism Week, according to the Butler County ...

A prescription drop off box is available for use inside the Hamilton Police Department building at 331 S. Front St.

Get rid of your old pills on Drug Tack-Back Day

Local law enforcement agencies are participating in an event to give residents the chance to prevent drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, and area police departments will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs in ...

Fire hydrant testing in Fairfield Twp. is set to start on May 2 and could take up to eight weeks to complete. FILE ART

Hydrant testing in Fairfield Twp. could last 8 weeks

Fairfield Twp. Fire Department’s annual fire hydrant testing is set to begin on Monday and will continue until it is completed. That could take as long as eight weeks.Testing will insure fire hydrants are properly operating if they are needed to be used in the event of a fire in ...

Adam Armstrong, 29, of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati man indicted for murder in Fairfield homicide

A Butler County grand jury has indicted a Cincinnati man for murder and other felonies in connection with the April 19 fatal shooting in Fairfield. Adam Armstrong, 29, is now charged with murder with a gun specification, attempted murder, felonious assault, having weapons under disability and tampering with evidence, according ...

A candlelight vigil held in December 2015 in memory of Emilie Olsen.

Court filing: Fairfield Schools ignored alleged bullying

The family of a Fairfield Schools student who killed herself have filed an addendum to their original lawsuit that accuses school officials of not addressing alleged bullying they claim led to their daughter’s suicide.The April 22 filing by Marc and Cynthia Olsen – parents of deceased Emilie Olsen who died ...

Adam Armstrong, 29, of Cincinnati, has been charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, in connection with the April 19 fatal shooting in Fairfield. Armstrong was assigned a public defender on Tuesday by Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell.

Public defender assigned in Fairfield homicide case

Adam Armstrong, who has been charged with felonious assault in last week’s fatal shooting in Fairfield, was assigned a public defender today.He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday morning.“I was going to contact (Hamilton-based attorney) David Washington, but I couldn’t contact him because of my phone situation,” Armstrong told ...

Center to offer slew of services to help people kick drug addiction

With the heroin epidemic raging across the region, Dr. Quinton Moss and his Christian-based Genesis Center of Excellence have a vision to provide a wide variety of services to help people battle drug addictions out of Hamilton’s former Roosevelt Junior High School. State Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton, and other local ...

Mica Glaser, one of three owners of the Windamere Event Venue & Art Gallery in Middletown. Middletown, Fairfield, Hamilton and Mason toped a list of communities that help small businesses get started. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Study: Middletown tops in Butler, Warren for starting a business

Middletown ranks the highest in Butler and Warren counties on a list of the best small-sized cities to start a business in the United States, according to a study by WalletHub.Middletown was 330th, putting it above Fairfield (394), Mason (556) and Hamilton (743) out of 1,268 small-sized cities in the ...

Firehouse Subs is set to open on Monday, April 25, a new Butler County location in Fairfield Twp. FILE PHOTO

Firehouse Subs opens Monday in Fairfield Twp.

A new Firehouse Subs, which specializes in hot subs, is set to open a new location in the Indian Springs Shopping Center near Walmart. The restaurant, which also serves salads, chili and other sandwiches in an atmosphere that features firehouse décor, opens Monday and takes over the location that was ...

Fairfield Rotary’s annual auction set for May 6

The annual Fairfield Rotary auction isn’t just a fun time for those trying to win bids on unique items. The event also is a night that will support the greater community for the entire year.The service club provides Christmas meals and gifts to a few dozen families every year in ...

Bass Pro Shops has partnered with Goldman Sachs’ private equity arm to make an offer for Cabela’s, according to Reuters.

Bass Pro Shops in bid to buy Cabela’s

Bass Pro Shops has partnered with Goldman Sachs’ private equity arm to make an offer for Cabela’s, according to Reuters.The move would give Bass Pro the equity financing necessary to pursue Cabela’s and makes such a deal more likely, given the potential cost savings and synergies a combination of the ...

Former Fairfield Mayor Ron D’Epifanio and former Vice Mayor and Fourth Ward Councilman Terry Senger have announced they will seek the at-large seats on Fairfield City Council when the seats open up for election in November 2017.

D’Epifanio, Senger planning return to Fairfield City Council

It’s only been a few months since the Fairfield City Council ward council members took their oaths of office, but two former council members are already looking forward to 2017’s election.Former Fairfield Mayor Ron D’Epifanio, 74, and former Fairfield Vice Mayor and Fourth Ward Councilman Terry Senger, 58, have announced ...

Sheriff: Fairfield Twp. man tried to buy child for sex

A Fairfield Twp. man is facing federal charges for allegedly trying to purchase a child for sex, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.The investigation began when Craig Maher, 39, allegedly told a friend that he wanted to drug a female child between the ages of 4 and 14 and ...

Monroe to consider parks and recreation plan

Establishing a true parks and recreation department, implementing programs and building one of the missing links on the regional bike trail were key components of Monroe’s new Parks and Recreation master plan.The plan completed by Brandstetter Carroll Inc. was recently presented to Monroe City Council and included a number of ...

Paul Otten, superintendent of the Fairfield City School District, is leaving this summer to take the same position with Beavercreek Schools in Greene County.

Public can weigh in on Fairfield’s next superintendent

Fairfield Schools officials want to hear what local residents and businesses want to see in the next leader of the school district.A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 4 to gather public input in helping the Fairfield Board of Education hire a new superintendent to replace Paul Otten, ...

Adam Armstrong

Court date set for man charged in Fairfield homicide

Adam Armstrong is scheduled to be in Fairfield Municipal Court next week related to his alleged involvement in a shooting that wounded one and killed another.No charges have yet been levied in the homicide of Sylvestor T. Gibson Sears, a 27-year-old from Chicago. However, Fairfield Municipal Court records show Armstrong, ...

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