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Children removed from crash scene in Warren Co.

UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m. The roadway has reopened.UPDATE @ 5:37 p.m. According to Lebanon police, a car and the semi tractor-trailer collided.Three children were transported to Cincinnati Children’s Liberty campus. No word on their conditions yet.UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.The 1100 block of West Main Street is closed in both directions ...

November trial date set for father charged in child scalding case

A trial date has been set for a Franklin man facing felony charges related the scalding death of his 4-year-old son.Robert Ritchie, 31, is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and felony child endangering for allegedly failing to obtain medical treatment for Austin Cooper. Earlier this month common pleas Judge Robert ...

Nicholas Adams, Radio Shack assistant store manager and sales representative, shows off a variety of Bluetooth speakers for sale at the store on Tylersville Road in West Chester Twp. The location, which opened in 1980, is the only remaining Radio Shack in Butler and Warren counties, but more could be on the way thanks to new company ownership. ERIC SCHWARTZBERG/STAFF

Down to last Butler County location, Radio Shack poised for expansion

The sole remaining Radio Shack in Butler and Warren counties, one of a handful in southwest Ohio, sits in the middle of a shopping center at the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads in West Chester Twp. It’s been there at 7575 Tylerville Road for 36 years this month, built ...

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Kings Island teasing fans about its next big thing

Kings Island is having fun with fans as it drops online and in-park teases about its next big attraction.A blueprint filed with the Mason planning division shows plans for a new roller coaster.The plans, which say “Kings Island Project 2017,” show the new attraction drawn in a corner of the ...

TopGolf West Chester is expected become a major tourist attraction in Butler County when it opens in late July.

Tourism adding new jobs, revenue to Butler, Warren counties

Tourism spending in Ohio continues to grow, and Butler and Warren counties are driving that growth with billions of dollars in sales from hotel stays and at attractions. Ohio saw an estimated 207 million visits from travelers last year, up from 200 million the previous year and 181 million in ...

Supporters would be on board with a Clinton-Warren ticket

Those who listened to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mass., speak at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal would love to see the pair as the November ticket, with many saying it would be “a bold” choice. “I certainly appreciate Elizabeth Warren’s stance on ...

Summer break means more classes for young English learners

Summer break is no break from learning English for many area children of immigrant families.Though most school districts are closed, some in Butler and Warren counties are open half-days for English as a Second Language (ESL) students.And in recent years as local immigration and the need for English instruction has ...

Murder suspect reaches for Cincinnati officer’s gun

Murder suspect Thomas Robinson attempted to take a Cincinnati police officer’s firearm in an interview room at the police station, and video surveillance of the incident has been released. Robinson is accused of killing 17-year-old Joseph Reno Armstrong June 16 at a Westwood apartment complex. When Robinson was taken in ...

NWS: Storms spun 2 tornadoes, not 4

Two tornadoes hit the region during Thursday’s storm, with at least four touchdowns, according to a revised report released Friday afternoon from the National Weather Service.EF1 tornado touched down in WaynesvilleTornado carved 20.7-mile path through Warren, Clinton countiesEF1 tornado also touched down near Washington Court HouseDamage in Springboro area due ...

Hot and muggy weekend ahead

QUICK-LOOK FORECASTQuiet and comfortable tonightHeating up with sunshine to start weekendScattered showers, storms late SundayDOWNLOAD OUR FREE WEATHER APP for weather updates on your smartphoneDETAILED FORECASTSkies will remain mainly clear overnight as temperatures drop to near 60 degrees, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.Saturday: An air quality adivsory ...

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Tornado hits Girl Scouts Camp Stonybrook

A tornado caused significant damage to a Girl Scouts camp early Thursday near Waynesville. There were 200 campers and staff at Camp Stonybrook, but there were no injuries because Scouts — who ranged in age from third-graders to high school seniors — were moved to buildings ahead of the storm, ...

Annual student vaccinations prior to school starting in August will now require Ohio seventh and 12th graders to be inoculated against meningococcal disease, which can be fatal. Butler County health and school officials are already notifying school parents to the new state law mandating the shots.

New on back-to-school list: Mandatory shots for 7th, 12th-graders

The upcoming back-to-school lists for some area parents will include an unusual item that could be deadly if ignored. For the first time Ohio seventh and 12th graders will be required by law to have vaccination injections to prevent meningococcal disease, or meningitis, which can be fatal. No shots means ...

Straight line winds hit Springboro, NWS says

A microburst with straight line winds hit near Springboro area early Thursday, spun from the same system that produced the tornadoes that bounced around Clinton and Fayette counties. The National Weather Service, in a statement released tonight, said a microburst carrying winds estimated at 80 mph hit between 2:55 a.m. ...

Most of Butler County unscathed after storm

Most of Butler County was unscathed after heavy rain, bolts of lightning and winds of up to 70 mph ripped through early Thursday, leaving as many as 8,100 residents without electricity. The National Weather Service reported tornadoes early Thursday in Fayette and Clinton counties, but blamed a house fire and ...

Homearama 2016 runs through and included June 26 at The Oaks of West Chester in West Chester Twp.

Homearama to return to Warren County in 2017

Homearama 2017 will take place at the Rivercrest development, a 132-acre community being developed by M/I Homes overlooking the Little Miami River in Hamilton Twp., according to Dan Dressman, executive director of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati.The show will mark the 16th time the show is being held ...

Middletown man says he saw a funnel cloud this morning

Barry Moore said he has lived through three tornadoes in his life.This morning, he thinks he saw his fourth funnel cloud while standing outside his apartment in Midtonia Village on Easton Avenue.MORE: Damage reported as storms pound regionAs storms blew through the area around 3 a.m., Moore, 62, walked out ...

How local camps are keeping campers safe during storms

When it comes to severe weather, local youth camps work to ensure their campers are well aware of safety procedures and where to go when an alarm sounds anytime during the day or night. Several local camps told the Journal-News they have emergency plans in place and are prepared for ...

Stepmom accused in scalding death wants comments to police thrown out

Anna Ritchie left the house a 7 a.m. the morning after her 4-year-old stepson, Austin Cooper, had been scalded in a tub of water, went to Kroger and was reading magazines at the library when she got a call from her husband.“Anna, you need to get home now. He is ...

Park North at Monroe is a business park in the city owned by the developer IDI Gazeley.

Warren County expansions advance with port authority vote

Warren County Port Authority approved Monday three measures expected to spur economic development in the region via three major projects.The three resolutions execute ground and project leases for:developer Industrial Developments International Gazeley for a new facility at Park North at Monroe.Fragrance and food flavoring company Mane for a multimillion-dollar expansion ...

Semi loaded with wine overturns on interstate ramp

UPDATE @ 1:21 p.m.: A semi-trailer loaded with wine overturned in South Lebanon as the driver exited I-71 on to OH 48. The male driver of the semi is being treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. It has not yet been decided ...

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