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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stands together with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., during a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton bus tour to make stops in Ohio

The Clinton-Kaine ticket will wrap up the Democratic convention with a rally at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall and then launch a two-day bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio, the campaign announced. “The tour will have a heavy emphasis on Clinton’s vision for an American economy that works for everyone, not just ...

Work continues on the new Socialville-Fosters Road bridge project on Wednesday. The new five-lane bridge is expected to be completed between Thanksgiving and Christmas. ED RICHTER/STAFF

Socialville-Fosters roundabout open as Deerfield Twp. work continues

Orange barrels and detours have been a constant for anyone in the Interstate 71/Western Road Road area and will continue to be that way through 2019 as a number of road and infrastructure projects are underway in various stages.As one project is competed, it’s yet another step to improving the ...

Hillary Clinton names Tim Kaine as VP pick

 Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine ...

Overnight storms possible, hot and humid trend continues

QUICK-LOOK FORECASTHumidity on the rise overnightTemperatures expected to feel over 100 degreesOn and off storms into the coming weekendDownload our free Storm Center 7 mobile appDETAILED FORECASTSkies will remain partly cloudy overnight, but there is a chance for some storms to develop, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.Track ...

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42 indicted in Butler, Warren counties

Grand juries, which meet in secret, review criminal charges brought by police and prosecutors and investigate possible criminal behavior. The proceedings are usually one-sided, with the accused not present and witnesses not cross-examined. A grand jury may issue an indictment if it finds probable cause that a crime was committed ...

Sinnae Williams, 8, fishes Wednesday at a pond along the Great Miami River in Hamilton with her brother Tristan, 6, and their parents Devonae Williams and Sidney Brown. Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-90s today through Sunday.

Heat indexes to reach 100 degrees this weekend

This has been a hotter summer than 2015, and the trend will continue at least through the weekend.The average temperature in June and July this year has been 74.5 degrees, more than 1 degree higher than last year, said Alec Butner, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington.Temperatures ...

Dump truck crash closes Springboro Rd.

UPDATE @ 2 p.m. The driver of a dump truck that overturned and brought down power lines in the 9400 block of Springboro Road was not injured, according to officials at the scene. Duke Energy was called to the scene to make repairs. Officials said the utility lines are still ...

Kings Island delivers second clue about new ride

UPDATED: 1:19 p.m. July 19 A second clue to Kings Island’s newest attraction was delivered to this news outlet’s offices this afternoon. Two Kings Island employees delivered a light blue die-cast Chevrolet pick-up truck with a bundle of twigs in its flatbed at about 1 p.m. today. A message strapped ...

Warren and Butler counties have agreed to collaborate on radio advertising for next year.

Butler, Warren veterans boards to collaborate on advertising

The veterans boards from Butler and Warren counties have agreed to collaborate on radio advertising for next year, possibly splitting the proposed $90,000 cost.There are as many as 26,000 veterans in Butler County, but only 4,915 sought services provided by the board last year. Because of that, the veterans board ...

OSP investigates a fatal pedestrian crash in Warren Co.

Man ID’d in fatal Warren Co. pedestrian strike

UPDATE @ 5:35 a.m.State troopers are investigating a pedestrian strike that killed a man in Warren County late Saturday night.Emergency units were dispatched to the intersection of Ohio 28 near Morrow-Rossburg Road in Harlan Township around 10:40 p.m. on a reported single-vehicle crash.Troopers said an initial investigation found a man, ...

James D. Shell

Suspect nabbed in two Verizon Wireless robberies

An arrest has been made in a July 3 robbery at a Verizon Wireless in which the clerk was tied up.The robbery occurred shortly after 4 p.m. July 3 at the Verizon Wireless store at 8465 Montgomery Road, according to the media release.The two male suspects entered the store displaying ...

Butler County showed a 16.1 percent drop in foreclosures compared to the last six months of 2015. STAFF FILE/2015

Foreclosures down locally, statewide

Foreclosure activity statewide and locally dropped sharply in the first half of 2016, but Ohio maintained its dubious distinction as one of the nation’s leading states for foreclosures, according to figures released Thursday by RealtyTrac. The real estate data firm found that 27,576 foreclosure-related documents — including default notices, scheduled ...

Mendy L. Roberts

2 jailed in police impersonation, extortion scam

Warren County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people in connection to charges of impersonating a police officer and extortion. Ronnie L. Tyler, 35, of Monroe, is in Warren County Jail on charges of extortion, impersonating a police officer and parole violation. On July 12, detectives arrested Tyler after he reportedly impersonated ...

Artist’s illustration of a four-story, 156-room Hyatt House extended-stay hotel planned for the corner of Liberty Way and Cox Road in West Chester Twp.

First look at 2 new hotels planned for Butler County

A developer is planning to bring two hotels to the corner of Cox Road and Liberty Way in a project with a total estimated cost of between $30 million and $34 million. The Fields at Liberty Way, a 13.35-acre development, is likely to include a 98,040-square-foot, 156-room Hyatt House extended ...

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Popular ‘Pokemon Go’ game can pose safety problems

As the game “Pokémon GO” takes over the lives of children and adults alike, it’s also presenting some public safety concerns.The new smartphone game uses players’ locations and augmented reality to encourage users to find Pokémon — digital 1990s fictional creatures — in real life places on foot.In areas like ...

Kettering Health Network to unveil $12.5M Springboro facility today

Kettering Health Network is hosting a ribbon-cutting today to celebrate the completion of the $12.5 million Springboro Health Center.The event is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the new Springboro Health Center, located at Ohio 741 at the corner of Pennyroyal Road.The Springboro Health Center also will host a community open ...

Mason High School 2012 graduate Alexander Moushey is preparing to spend a year teaching English in Malaysia as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. CONTRIBUTED

Fulbright recipient comes from Class of 2012

Mason High School alum Alexander Moushey is preparing to spend a year teaching English in Malaysia.The 2012 MHS and 2016 Dartmouth College graduate recently received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. He will teach, conduct research ...

Multiple crews are responding to a structure fire in Franklin near E. Fifth and S. Main streets. DEANGELO BYRD/STAFF

4 residents rescued from second-story window in Franklin fire

UPDATE @ 3:39 p.m. Franklin fire Chief Jonathan Westendorf said four people from a second-story residence had to be evacuated from front windows of the building using ladders due to heavy fire blocking the only stairwell. Passersby reported the fire, and responding crews found heavy fire on a second-story balcony, ...

Father, two boys rescued in Lebanon apartment complex fire

A fire at an apartment complex in Lebanon early Friday morning is under investigation, according to a fire official.A ladder rescue was performed to get a father and two male children out of the third floor of an apartment complex on Cincinnati Avenue, Lebanon Fire Chief Perry Gerome said.Five apartment ...

Services set for woman fatally shot in Clearcreek Twp.

We continue to gather details about the murder-suicide Saturday in Clearcreek Twp. where a woman was fatally shot by her husband, who also shot and wounded her brother before fatally shooting himself.Shooter shot, killed himself at sceneHis estranged wife flown to Miami Valley Hospital, where she later diedHis brother-in-law was ...

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