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Fairfield Twp. Trustee won’t seek election

Fairfield Twp. Trustee won’t seek election

Fairfield Twp. Trustee Tara Downie won’t file the petitions she pulled to run in November for her seat, saying she’s been “ignored,” “publicly disrespected” and “accused of causing a levy to fail” since she was appointed this past December.

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Lightning causes fuel-tank explosion in Fairfield

Lightning causes fuel-tank explosion in Fairfield

A fuel-tank explosion caused by a lightning spark this evening forced evacuations and left a crater in the ground.

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School districts advocate for local control

School districts advocate for local control

Forty-one school districts representing rural, suburban and urban communities in Butler, Warren, Hamilton and Clermont counties are joining forces to have Ohio and federal lawmakers leave educating to them.

Potential local election candidates have until Wednesday to file

Potential local election candidates have until Wednesday to file

Those running for municipal, township or school board seats in November have until the middle of this week to make sure their name is on the ballot.

Camp Campbell Gard preps for 90th anniversary

Camp Campbell Gard preps for 90th anniversary

In nearly 90 years, Camp Campbell Gard has served more than 100,000 campers of all ability levels.The camp will turn 90 on June 27, 2016.

Average temps, rainfall expected this month

The climate prediction center issues temperature and precipitation outlooks for 30-day periods and on Friday the outlook for the month of August was released.

Respite program expands for families with disabilities

Respite program expands for families with disabilities

A respite program for families of children with disabilities has once again expanded to offer more locations in Butler County.

Expectations growing for next weekend’s sales tax holiday

Expectations growing for next weekend’s sales tax holiday

Retailers and legislators are hoping that Ohio’s first-ever sales tax holiday next weekend will prompt a “Black Friday”-like fervor among shoppers looking to save money on their back-to-school purchases.

Documentary highlights mysterious death of Fairfield’s Katelyn Markham

Documentary highlights mysterious death of Fairfield’s Katelyn Markham

An area filmmaker is hoping a documentary now in production will shed light on the mysterious death of Fairfield’s Katelyn Markham, a 22-year-old art student who disappeared four years ago this month and whose skeletal remains were found two years ago in Indiana.

Brothers’ effort nets $800,000 to combat ALS

Brothers’ effort nets $800,000 to combat ALS

Two West Chester Twp. brothers are the guiding force behind a fundraising organization that has raised nearly $800,000 for ALS research.

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Snow in Butler County

Butler County covered in snow

The first snowfall of the season dumped snow all over Butler County early on Nov. 17, 2014.

Springboro v. Lakota East

Springboro v. Lakota East

The Springboro High School football team played Lakota East in the Division I playoffs Saturday, Nov.

Canada shooting - Soldier Funeral

Photos: Mourners gather for funeral of Corporal Nathan Cirillo

Crowds gathered Tuesday for the funeral for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ontario. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday when he was killed by a gunman who went on to open fire on Parliament Hill.

Shomper saves Red Devils in sudden death

D-II district final: Tippecanoe vs. Monroe

Tippecanoe and Monroe boys squared off in a Division II boys district championship on Oct. 23, 2014 at Sidney High School.

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