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Dayton woman arrested in Fairfield Twp. massage parlor raid

A Dayton woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a raid at a Fairfield Twp. massage parlor that detectives believe was a front for prostitution.Yunmei Wallis, 42, of Livingston Avenue in Dayton, was charged with permitting prostitution, a fourth-degree felony, after a search warrant was served at Asian Spa, 3991 ...

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Middletown Area raised $1,630,300 in this year’s campaign, exceeding its goal by more than $250,000, it was announced Thursday morning at the finale at the Middletown Senior Citizens Center.

Local United Way exceeds goal by more than $250,000

United Way campaigns across the region are reporting mixed results.The United Way of Greater Cincinnati announced Thursday it raised $61 million, $2 million less than its goal, said United Way campaign chair James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel.Meanwhile, the campaign in Middletown saw a record increase ...

Costs force district to rethink building plan

Land and construction costs may force Fairfield City Schools to revise its Master Plan dictating where a new elementary and freshman building would be built, officials said.Voters in the Fairfield City Schools District passed a $61 million bond issue in May to replace the aging Central Elementary School, built in ...

Lauren Hill, left foreground, slaps hands with teammates as she practices with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati on Oct. 23. Soon after deciding to play basketball at the Division III school, she started feeling bad and got tests that found an inoperable mass in her brain. (AP PHOTO/TOM UHLMAN)

Fairfield Schools raise funds in honor of Lauren Hill

Fairfield City Schools will use its last home football game to raise money in honor of Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old Mount St. Joseph University basketball player who has terminal brain cancer.Hill’s story has garnered national attention for her desire to play “one last game” for the college at the Cintas ...

Becky Hoskins, school nurse at Crawford Woods Elementary School, goes over training with a epinephrine medication with school psychologist Alex Lopez. Ohio has a new law that permits schools to stock epinephrine medication for anyone who needs it, rather than just students and staff with active prescriptions.

Districts to begin stocking life-saving medication

Some area school districts are taking action after a state law passed earlier this year now allows them to stock life-saving allergy medication.The state law, effective in April, permits school districts to stock epinephrine autoinjectors — EpiPens — in each school building for use in emergency situations. Prior to the ...

Fairfield considering change in building plans

Fairfield City Schools’ superintendent Paul Otten has recommended the district build its new elementary school across from the current high school on Holden Boulevard.This would change the district’s Master Facility Plan, which had designated that the new Freshman School be built across from the high school, and the elementary school ...

Some local communities begin hosting Beggar’s Night on Oct. 30.

Beggar’s Night hours for the area

The 2014 schedule for area trick-or-treat nights is here. Thursday, Oct. 30: Middletown: 5 to 7 p.m. Madison Twp. and Jacksonburg: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Franklin and Carlisle: 6 to 8 p.m.   Friday, Oct. 31: Reily Twp.: 5 to 7 p.m. Trenton: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Lebanon, Oxford and ...

  Liberty Twp.’s parks committee is proposing spending up to $8,000 to design a disc golf course at an 8.5-acre park connected to Fort Liberty Playland. Pictured is a disc golfer on the course at Monroe Community Park.

Liberty Twp. discussing disc golf course idea

Officials here are are mulling the possibility of installing a 9-hole disc golf course by next June at Reserves Park.The township’s parks committee is proposing spending up to $8,000 to design the course at the 8.5-acre park at 5119 Grandin Ridge Drive, according to a parks committee proposal recently submitted ...

District finances in the black for five years

Even though Fairfield City Schools will be adding a new elementary school within the next five years, the latest five-year forecast shows that, for the most part, the district will remain in the black.Although deficit spending is projected for 2018 and 2019, the district still maintains a positive cash balance ...

McDonald’s to open in Fairfield Twp.

Fairfield Twp. will be getting a McDonald’s and a new storage business next year, said Fairfield Twp. Trustee Shannon Hartkemeyer.The McDonald’s will be located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Princeton and Gilmore Roads. The storage business, called Gilmore Storage Group LLC, will be located between Menards and ...

New movie theater opens at mall

A new movie theater has opened at the former location of the Danbarry Cinemas at Forest Fair Village, formerly known as Cincinnati Mall. Like its predecessor, the new theater, called The Screens at Cincinnati Mall, is a second-run theater. Owner Ravindranath Kotti owns a similar second-run theater in Columbus and ...

Butler County officials are asking some of the largest cities and townships to help pay for $985,136 worth of improvements at the Butler County Regional Airport.

Butler County seeks financial aide for airport

Butler County officials are asking the county’s largest cities and townships if they are willing to help pay for $985,136 worth of improvements at the Butler County Regional Airport.County officials will be meeting soon with the Hamilton and Fairfield city councils and township trustees in Liberty and West Chester — ...

Fairfield to discuss school location

Fairfield City Schools’ board of education will discuss the location of school facilities at a special board meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. District spokeswoman Gina Gentry-Fletcher said she could not go into specifics about what the meeting would cover, only reiterating it would involve discussing a location. The ...

Ohio Rep. Margy Conditt, R-Liberty Twp.

Butler County candidate for state representative threatened for faith

A Butler County Democratic candidate for a state house office has been threatened because of her faith ahead of November elections, said campaign manager Amanda Hans. Cathina Hourani, of Liberty Twp., is challenging incumbent Rep. Margy Conditt, R-Liberty Twp., for her seat representing the 52nd Ohio House District. Be an ...

Margaret (Margy) Conditt

Conditt’s focus: Improving economy in state, District 52

Taxpayers and legislators have three big concerns in the Nov. 4 election, according to Ohio Rep. Margy Conditt: taxes, the economy and education.Conditt is up for re-election after representing Ohio House District 52 since 2011. Conditt’s district includes West Chester and Liberty townships, as well as Fairfield Twp. and Sharonville.A ...

UC Health network is currently constructing a second office in Liberty Twp.

UC Health opening ‘prototype’ primary care offices

The UC Health network is making new investments in primary care across Butler County.The Cincinnati-based health system opened a new family medicine practice in Trenton last month, and is currently constructing a second office in Liberty Twp., said Peter Iacobell, vice president of strategic planning and business ventures at UC ...

Fairfield Twp.’s general fund has been gradually diminishing, and the township could go broke by 2018 if trends continue.

Chief: Levy would bring township needed police officers

If voters pass a suggested safety service levy, the township’s police force could gain more officers and bring staffing up to adequate levels, according to the chief. Such a levy has not been decided and would not be placed on the ballot until next year at the earliest. However, both ...

Community partners to create lending libraries

Several local organizations partnered to create two “little free libraries ” for members of the Butler County community to borrow from and donate books to. The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities and its art initiative InsideOut Studio, the Fairfield Kiwanis Club and its community service Aktion Club initiative, collaborated ...

Students protest Walmart shooting at police HQ

UPDATE @ 11:18 p.m. (Oct. 7):A student group protesting the shooting death of Walmart shopper John Crawford III said they issued three demands to Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers. Representatives of the Ohio Student Association said they have asked Evers to:Fire Officer Sean Williams, who shot Crawford to death on ...

Choraliers discover fountain of youth in new show

In years past, the Fairfield Choraliers have not only won the World Choir Games, but have also gone back to the future. Now they’re turning back the clock in a different way. Last year, the Choraliers based their show on the “Back to the Future” films. Bob Gale, who wrote ...

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