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DeWine: Walmart shooting to get special grand jury

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will convene a special Greene County grand jury Sept. 3 to determine whether a crime was committed when Beavercreek police officers shot and killed John Crawford III on Aug.

Rally outside Mike DeWine's office for Walmart footage, Aug. 18, 2014

FBI asked to investigate Walmart shooting death

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio has asked the FBI to investigate the Beavercreek police officer-involved Walmart shooting death of John Crawford III, according to the Dayton Unit of the NAACP.

Car/mower crash on State Route 63, Monroe, Aug. 18, 2014

Car veers off S.R. 63 in Monroe, hits man on mower

A man on a riding mower was injured Monday evening when a vehicle smashed into the mower on State Route 63 in Monroe.

Police investigate West Chester bank robbery

Police investigate West Chester bank robbery

A bank robbery is being investigated in West Chester Twp.Around 4:45 p.m. Monday, police were called to Fifth Third Bank at 8975 Lakota Drive West on reports a man entered the bank and demanded cash from a teller.

Butler County social worker strike

Butler County social workers walk the picket line

About 40 social workers and other agency employees started picketing in front of the Butler County Children Services building at 300 N. Fair Ave. today

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An early morning fire was started by breakfast bacon on Meyers Rd. in Madison Twp.

Meyers Road fire caused by burning bacon

UPDATE at 2:55 p.m. Cpt. Jeff Lawwill said the fire started around 10:15 a.m. in the kitchen. Lawwill said the woman left the stove for a "few minutes," and when she returned, her kitchen was on fire.

Fog expected overnight; NWS issues alert

It will be mainly cloudy, mild and muggy into the overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.

Butler County social worker strike starts Monday

Butler County social worker strike starts Monday

With Butler County Children Services social workers set to strike Monday, the county said plans it has put in place will ensure the agency continues to run and to protect the 455 children it currently serves.

22 local churches join to form Faith Alliance

22 local churches join to form Faith Alliance

Jay Shephard knew local churches could do good on their own, but realized they could do so much better by working together.

Butler County schools pour $24M into building improvements

Butler County schools pour $24M into building improvements

Butler County’s 10 public school districts have spent a combined $24.4 million in construction, renovations and capital improvements this summer.

 
 

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