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Popular Butler County drive-in restaurant ‘closed permanently’

A popular Butler County drive-in root beer stand has “closed permanently,” according to social media. → Read More

Food truck rally tonight at Monroe Community Park

The first of two Food Truck Fairs will be held from 5-9 p.m. today in Monroe Community Park, 500 S. Main St. → Read More

Some residents against planned Middletown housing development

Some residents who live near a proposed housing development in Middletown are against City Council approving a plan and map amendment that would allow 50 ranch-style homes to be built on the former Middletown Regional Hospital site. → Read More

Chief: Madison fire levy would build new stations, replace aging equipment

Madison Twp. voters will decide on May 3 whether to support a 3-mill, 5-year levy that would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $100 more a year. The levy would generate about $850,000 a year for the fire department. → Read More

Shortage of Black doctors, access to care, low income reasons for health disparities

When you compare the percentage of Black people who die from certain illnesses to whites, the numbers don’t make sense. → Read More

Kings Island has changed ownership, made major strides in the last 50 years

Lenny Robinson said his father, William “Bill” Robinson, never talked around the dinner table about the largest project in his real estate career. → Read More

Fire chief: Passing property tax levy will assure firefighters ‘housed in a safe and healthy environment’

The landscape of the Middletown Division of Fire soon will be in the hands of Middletown voters. → Read More

McCrabb: Baseball diamond renamed for Hamilton man who has dedicated his life to coaching kids

It’s easy for coaches of any sport, at any level, to get wrapped up in the importance of wins and losses. → Read More

Monroe hopes replacing storm pipe keeps Greentree Road from collapsing

Monroe will spend $62,400 to replace a failed storm pipe that is a concern for causing a roadway collapse. → Read More

Atrium foundation, Miami Valley Gaming partnering to raise money for breast cancer services

The Atrium Medical Center Foundation is hoping a little change makes a big difference. → Read More

‘Very overcrowded’ Monroe district looks for short-, long-term solutions to solve problems

For a district with more students than space, Monroe Local Schools must address the issue through short- and long-term solutions. → Read More

Reds fans: ‘There is no Opening Day like in Cincinnati; an excitement of a new season’

Nothing seems normal about Opening Day 2022. → Read More

Rock donated at 95-year-old Middletown Cemetery to honor 233 veterans

A rock has been donated to a 95-year-old Middletown cemetery and soon a plaque will be added to honor the 233 veterans buried there. → Read More

McCrabb: The music, friendship ended too soon when William ‘Kippy’ Moore died

William “Kippy” Moore was a quiet, mild-mannered man who you probably wouldn’t remember if you saw him at a party. → Read More

Pastor: Main Event promises to be ‘a power packed night’

Now is a critical time for men to be stand up and fight for their families and their faith, said Lamar Ferrell, pastor of Berachah Church in Middletown. → Read More

Funeral arrangements set for William ‘Kippy’ Moore

Funeral arrangements have been set for William ‘Kippy” Moore, a local community volunteer and theatrical performer who died April 2. He was 58. → Read More

Goetz Tower in Middletown could be redeveloped by the end of ’23; price tag may reach $6M

Once you get over the bare walls, water damage, exposed wires and dust, it’s easy to see the potential of one of Middletown’s most discussed historic buildings. → Read More

‘Vision for the city’ presented to Middletown City Council

Middletown City Council heard the first reading of the Comprehensive Plan, what a consultant called the “vision for the city,” during Tuesday’s two-hour meeting. → Read More

Kings Island has changed ownership, made major strides in the last 50 years

Lenny Robinson said his father, William “Bill” Robinson, never talked around the dinner table about the largest project in his real estate career. → Read More

Republican senate candidates take off gloves, but throw no punches during debate at Miami University

OXFORD — The five Ohio Republican candidates for U.S. Senate took shots at their opponents and the Biden Administration throughout the one-hour debate Tuesday night at Armstrong Student Center’s Wilks Theatre on Miami University’s campus. → Read More