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Past articles by Rick:

Coroner IDs person killed in Middletown officer-involved shooting

The name of a man killed Saturday evening in an officer -involved shooting during a traffic stop in Middletown has been released by the Warren County Coroner’s Office. → Read More

Super Bowl means a super surge in bets at local sportsbooks

If they want, Ohioans can wager legally on Super Bowl for the first time in state history without leaving the Buckeye State. → Read More

Drugs, guns, $105K in cash seized during second drug bust this week in Middletown

For the second time this week, the Middletown police department has made a major drug bust. → Read More

Coroner identifies man found dead near Middletown airport, park

A man was found dead Friday while workers were clearing an area near Magellan Aerospace, 2320 Wedekind Drive, according to a city official. → Read More

Bringing basketball team back to MHS ‘very special’ for two former Middies

Two Middletown High School graduates are bringing their semi-professional basketball team to Butler County for two games. → Read More

Monroe approves Hyde Park at the Crossings residential development

MONROE — After several modifications were made to the legislation at the request of local citizens, City Council unanimously approved plans for a major multi-family residential development during its meeting Tuesday night. → Read More

Monroe City Council appoints new member

MONROE — A new face has been added to City Council. → Read More

Want a Joe Burrow autograph? Bring lots of money

The price of memorabilia from quarterback Joe Burrow, wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins have skyrocketed due to the team’s recent success, according to owners of sports cards/memorabilia stores. → Read More

New shopping destination coming to Liberty Twp.

LIBERTY TWP. — The president of a Cincinnati-based company said he was attracted to property near Kyles Station Road and Ohio 4 because it’s “a good place to invest.” → Read More

Local Cincinnati Bengals fans confident in AFC Wild Card game win

There are certain ways to rate a football fans’ interest in their home team. → Read More

Monroe council member resigns, leaving vacancy

As Monroe City Council conducts its first meeting of 2023, one seat will be empty on Tuesday night. → Read More

Police: Shots fired in Middletown; K-9s searching for suspect

Middletown police are investigating a report of shots fired this morning on Kensington Street. → Read More

McCrabb: The area’s most intriguing people of 2022

In 1987, I never thought I’d still be working at the Journal-News. → Read More

Here are some prominent people from the area who died in 2022

The Journal-News wrote 47 news obituaries on prominent people from the area who died this year. → Read More

Sports gambling in Ohio: Know the terminology before placing bets

Before stepping up to the betting window at a local racinos or at kiosks in bars, restaurants and businesses, it’s a good idea to know the correct terminology. You can’t make a wager without understanding how it works. → Read More

Butler County has no functioning auditor after Roger Reynolds’ felony conviction

Last week’s felony conviction of Roger Reynolds means he can no longer hold the office of county auditor and the county commission could move as soon as Thursday to appoint a temporary replacement, according county Prosecutor Michael Gmoser and county officials. → Read More

McCrabb: Owners of nearly 100-year-old Middletown home are ‘caregivers of history’

Dan and Fran Sack are hoping for a warmer Christmas morning this year. → Read More

20 single-family homes may be built on former Middletown school property

A former school property may become site for 20 new homes in Middletown. → Read More

McCrabb: 11-year-old Middletown boy who lost battle with brain cancer ‘lived like a champion’

I had just finished eating breakfast with my wife when I received a text. → Read More

Middletown city manager says YMCA aquatic center plan ‘most cost effective’

If the city of Middletown wants to offer its residents an aquatic center, it has at least two options. → Read More