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Trial delayed for Harveysburg Mayor Verga

The trial for Harveysburg Mayor Richard Verga is scheduled to begin in October, after being delayed for more than two months. Verga, 75, is scheduled to go on trial Oct. 10. He is charged with sexual imposition after being accused of touching Harveysburg Fiscal Officer Carol Nelson's buttocks prior to ...

Storms over, flash flood watch canceled

UPDATE @ 8:50 a.m.: The flood advisories have been dropped as the rain has mostly ended today. EARLIER: The area is under a flash flood watch until 4 p.m. today. The National Weather Service issued the severe weather alert for Clark, Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Butler and Warren counties, as well ...

Members of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 336 voted to reject a proposal from the city to prevent layoffs, citing safety concerns. Votes were counted Friday, Aug. 29, and the layoffs went in effect Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

Fire officials: Middletown hotel fire response affected by layoffs

A hotel fire Sunday night from which there were no serious injuries could have been worse, firefighters say, claiming their response was affected by recent layoffs. It took 27 minutes for all 20 firefighters from the Middletown Division of Fire and surrounding communities to respond to a blaze at the ...

Isolated showers, storms possible

UPDATE@9:40 p.m. Overnight will still be muggy with a stray shower possible, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Clouds break with a low in the upper 60s. Light fog is possible in spots. Monday: It will be warm and humid with highs in the mid-80s. A few isolated showers ...

Beavercreek police supporters gather at Wal-Mart

A large crowd showed up Sunday to show support for the Beavercreek Police Department in the wake of the officer-involved fatal shooting at Wal-Mart. Hundreds gathered at 4 p.m. outside the Pentagon Boulevard Wal-Mart, where John Crawford III was shot and killed Aug. 5. People stood in the rain with ...

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$6.5 million county building ready to open

The $6.5 million, 54,000 square foot building about to open in Lebanon is the first step in a multi-year plan to renovate and expand every building in the Warren County government complex.“This is the first piece of the puzzle,” said Mike Shadoan, the county architect and building services manager.“We are ...

Scattered showers, storms possible overnight

UPDATE 11:52 p.m.: Scattered showers and storms are possible, especially the southeast portion of the Miami Valley, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said."Pockets of moderate to heavy rain and lightning are possible," said Vrydaghs, who added that it will still be muggy with temperatures falling into the upper 60s ...

Mason City School District’s new chief financial officer, Ronda Johnson: I believe in public education and have experience fighting for public education funding. CONTRIBUTED

Schools welcome new treasurer

As the new chief financial officer for Mason City Schools, Ronda Johnson is committed to delivering a high-quality, cost-effective education and collaborating with the school board, administration, staff, parents, community and business leaders.“Mason has so much to offer, but the word that defines it best is ‘culture’ — strong leadership ...

​​Little Miami goes high tech

The school buildings in the Little Miami Local School District have gone high tech.Small white squares — wireless Internet access points — now adorn the ceilings of high school and junior high classrooms, the only noticeable difference after one of the most significant infrastructure projects in district history was completed ...

The Beach Waterpark will transform into Beach Mountain on Nov. 21, a winter wonderland featuring 10 tubing hills, a snow play area, chalet and activities for all ages.

The Beach embraces winter with new snow tubing park

The Beach Waterpark may be winding down from the summer season, but that doesn’t mean things will be quiet when the crews shut off the water slides.The park’s staff will quickly shift gears to prepare the area’s newest winter wonderland: Beach Mountain. The new winter park is scheduled to open ...

Coalition aims to improve end-of-life care

A nine-month effort in Greater Cincinnati is now underway to increase the quality of end-of-life care for elderly persons.The Greater Cincinnati Health Council, and its Accountable Care Transformation Leadership Team, held kick-off events this week for the Advance Care Planning Coalition comprised of seven hospitals and nine non-acute providers in ...

Premier Health increasing presence with $11.5M facility in Mason

Premier Health broke ground Thursday for its latest emergency center and medical office development.About 150 people gathered outside the future site of Atrium Health Center – Mason where a 14,000-square-foot emergency center will be accompanied by an additional 30,000 square feet in physician offices, laboratory and imaging services.The new medical ...

Humidity levels drop overnight

UPDATE @11:27 p.m.:Noticeably more comfortable humidity levels are still expected for Thursday, but the drier air is arriving a bit slower than anticipated, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson said."For that reason, I have upped the overnight low from 61 to 63," said Simpson, adding that Butler and Warren ...

Camera technology installed by Warren County prosecutor to be reviewed

The Warren County Bar voted Wednesday to appoint a committee to review camera technology installed by county Prosecutor David Fornshell in courtrooms with a direct feed to his office.A buzz among the bar began last month during a murder trial when defense attorney John Kaspar became aware that conversations with ...

Lebanon bus driver resigns amid allegations

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m. A bus driver accused of confining students to the bus in extreme heat this week has resigned, Lebanon school officials say. The driver, Benjamin Spaulding of Lebanon, had been placed on administrative leave, district officials said earlier today. Police and Lebanon City Schools officials are investigating ...

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Police search for inmate who did not return from dentist

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who failed to return to jail after a dental appointment.Melissa Rae Helton was granted a furlough for a dental appointment for 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, but she never showed for her appointment, according to the sheriff’s office.Helton is ...

Rendering of new AtriCure Inc. headquarters to be built in Mason on Innovation Way. Construction starts in August 2014. The office, manufacturing and research center is slated to open late 2015 or early 2016.

Local company preps for growth with headquarter building plans

When AtriCure Inc. opens its new headquarters 18 months from now, the new space will have added room for mock laboratories and training centers to educate customers how to use its surgical products. There will be extra room to grow, and expanded manufacturing floor space to add greater production capacity ...

More info: Bridgewater Falls sold for millions

The news outlet first reported in July that the Fairfield Twp. shopping center Bridgewater Falls had been sold by Phillips Edison & Co.Since then, more information has become available about the sale.Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust based in Farmington Hills, Mich., purchased Bridgewater Falls Lifestyle Shopping Center. ...

County: No deal with social workers union

Butler County management and the social worker union failed again Tuesday to agree on a new contract but the two sides agreed to take the last offer by each side back to the commissioners and the union membership.Union President Becky Palmer announced Tuesday that she had a deal to offer ...

Miamisburg police say missing man found safe

UPDATE @ 10:47 p.m.: Everett Clark, said to be missing out of Miamisburg, was located Tuesday evening in the backyard of a residence in the 100 block of North First Street, according to police, who relayed the information through the Miami Valley Dispatch center.Clark was taken to Sycamore Medical Center ...

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