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Monroe Plant explosion

1 injured in Monroe chemical explosion

A worker injured in a chemical explosion at a Reed Road manufacturing plant Friday afternoon was flown by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Most local school districts don’t tie attendance rates to prom

Most local school districts don’t tie attendance rates to prom

Hamilton is not the only Butler County school district that prohibits students with too many unexcused absences from attending their high school prom, a Journal-News examination of district policies found.

Businessman to fill vacant Monroe school board seat

The Monroe Board of Education will appoint its newest member at its meeting Monday.After interviewing two candidates in executive session last week, the board will consider the appointment of David Grant to fill the vacancy of Tom Birdwell.

BBBS hopes new, larger event raises $50K and awareness

BBBS hopes new, larger event raises $50K and awareness

For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County to be successful, the agency must raise money to train staff and volunteers, said Brigitte Gray, vice president of programs.

Paint-and-sip studio to hold grand opening event

Paint-and-sip studio to hold grand opening event

The doors to fun and creativity are opening with the newest paint-and-sip studio Pinot’s Palette at 7302 Yankee Road.

OVI checkpoint Friday night in Hamilton

An OVI checkpoint begins at 10 p.m. Friday on Ohio 4 near Dixie Highway in Hamilton.The sobriety checkpoint lasts through 2 a.

Investor money was deposited, withdrawn in another company’s account

Investor money was deposited, withdrawn in another company’s account

A forensic accountant testified Thursday the man charged with raising funds for Christopher Technologies paid people and entities other than the tech start-up, including more than $15,000 going to Pete Beck’s political campaign.

Golf, entertainment facility ‘interested’ in West Chester site

Golf, entertainment facility ‘interested’ in West Chester site

Topgolf is ‘interested’ in building a 64,232-square-foot recreational entertainment facility at the second phase of The Streets of West Chester.

Butler County social workers ratify new contract

Butler County social workers ratify new contract

The Butler County Children Services social workers have ended their wage war with the county the same way it began — casting ballots in favor of a new contract in a shiny, royal blue box on the sidewalk outside their offices on Fair Avenue.

Golf, entertainment facility ‘interested’ in West Chester site

A 64,232-square-foot recreational entertainment facility is eyeing a location at the Streets of West Chester.

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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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