Butler County asks court to cut ties with former auditor in civil lawsuit
HAMILTON, Ohio (WXIX) - Butler County’s attorneys are asking the court to release the county from defending and paying for former Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds as he fights a civil lawsuit going to trial soon. Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser and his chief assistant prosecutor, Dan Ferguson, filed...
Wawa plans to open stores in 5 counties in Tri-State
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Wawa, a convenience store and gas station chain, plans to build about 60 stores in Ohio including locations in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren counties, company leadership announced Wednesday. The convenience store also has sites under contract in Greene, Miami, and Montgomery counties, a news release...
Ross Township calls emergency meeting about investigation into police department
ROSS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Ross Township Trustees held an “emergency meeting” behind closed doors Wednesday “to discuss the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee.”. This comes after FOX19 NOW broke the story Monday that Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser asked the state’s law...
Experience Art and Aroma: 10 Local Coffee Shops You Must Visit
Explore the fusion of art and coffee at these 10 local coffee shops, each presenting a unique mix of creativity and coffee. First, there's Triple Moon Coffee Company at 1100 Central Ave, Middletown, OH 45044. This trendy coffee shop offers a relaxing atmosphere for enjoying handcrafted coffee or tea, reading a book, or playing a game.
Criminal investigation underway into Tri-State police department
ROSS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A criminal investigation is underway into “alleged payroll irregularities” in the Ross Township Police Department, FOX19 NOW has confirmed. Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser requested the probe in an Aug. 31 letter to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), according to a copy released on Monday through a public record request.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
A strong thunderstorm is expected to impact several counties in Ohio, including Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren. The storm, currently located over Springdale, is moving east at a speed of 15 mph. The hazards associated with this storm include wind gusts of up to 45 mph, half-inch hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rain. These conditions could result in tree damage, unsecured objects being blown around, minor vegetation damage from hail, and potential injuries or fatalities from lightning strikes. Visibility will be poor, increasing the risk of hydroplaning. The affected areas include Cincinnati, Hamilton, Fairfield, Mason, Lebanon, Norwood, and several others. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution, while individuals outdoors should seek shelter in sturdy buildings. It is important to avoid open spaces and trees during lightning activity. To report any hazardous weather conditions, visit the website weather.gov/iln or submit reports through social media when it is safe to do so. The maximum hail size expected is 0.50 inches, with a maximum wind gust of 45 mph.
More showers Thursday; another dry stretch ahead
Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and storms today, an isolated storm may be strong with small hail and gusty winds, highs will be in the low to mid-70s.
Plenty of kids, too few volunteers for Butler County mentor program
There are two ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters Butler County: site-based or community-based.
Ex-Centerville police officer pleads guilty in child's shooting death, court records show
A former Centerville police officer has been convicted in the unintentional shooting death of a 3-year-old boy in Butler County earlier this year, court records show. Benjamin Bishop, 27, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of involuntary manslaughter, according to documents filed in Butler County Common Pleas Court. As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dropped counts of endangering children and reckless homicide.
Deputies asking for public’s help in finding local man suspected of attempted theft
A local sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding a man allegedly connected to an attempted theft.
Invasive moth a potential problem for shrubs in the Miami Valley
The box tree moth was first spotted in Ohio near the border of Hamilton and Clermont counties in June 2023.
Invasive moth species found in Southwest Ohio threaten boxwood shrubs: What to know
If you have boxwood shrubs in your yard, an invasive moth species recently spotted in Southwest Ohio may threaten the health of your foliage. According to an Ohio Department of Agriculture release issued Tuesday, box tree moths were found in Dayton after they were first detected near the border of Hamilton and Clermont...
Suspect in teen’s 2018 fatal shooting pleads guilty, prosecutor says
HAMILTON, Ohio (FOX19) - One of two men charged with murder in the 2018 shooting of a 16-year-old girl in Fairfield Township pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge, according to Butler County prosecutors. Jordan Spain, 19, faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 1...
Ohio BCI requested in police department investigation
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was requested for a criminal investigation regarding “irregularities” relating to a police department in Butler County. According to a spokesperson for Ohio BCI, the bureau was contacted by Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser for assistance in an investigation. The investigation reportedly involves the Ross Township […]
Agave & Rye restaurant in Hamilton says it will open in summer 2024
It’s been one of the more anticipated projects outside of the Spooky Nook Sports Champion Mill development in Hamilton. Agave & Rye has set a grand opening date to open its second Butler County location next summer, and the owners plan to break ground on the site next month. A groundbreaking date has not yet been announced.
Big Brothers Big Sisters has long waitlist, is making new efforts to recruit adults
HAMILTON — “Changing Lives for the Better, Forever.”. Those words line the front door of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County’s Hamilton office. But lately, a lack of willing volunteers has made it challenging for the youth mentoring program to fulfill that promise. “We have a...
Man attempts to rob employees at area Family Dollar
A man who said he had a gun attempted to rob the Family Dollar Store on South Main Street in Lemon Twp., according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect approach employees about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday and demanded all the money in the safe, said Capt. Rick Bucheit.
Butler County Prosecutor asks state to investigate Ross Township PD for 'alleged payroll irregularities'
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Ohio Bureau of Investigation agents are now actively looking into allegations of “payroll irregularities” at the Ross Township Police Department. Ohio Attorney General’s Office spokesman Steven Irwin confirmed Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Gmoser requested the investigation and it is now underway, but declined further comment.