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37 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

Grand juries, which meet in secret, review criminal charges brought by police and prosecutors and investigate possible criminal behavior. The proceedings are usually one-sided because the accused is not present and witnesses are not cross-examined. A grand jury may issue an indictment if it finds probable cause that a crime...
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Deputy-involved shooting ‘justified,’ Prosecutor says

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - An independent review of a police-involved shooting in Ross Township earlier this year determined the use of force was “justified,” Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser announced Friday. A Butler County grand jury recently reviewed all evidence and declined to issue an indictment against any law...
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Man arrested after Butler County pursuit during which he jumped from moving truck

A man was arrested after a police pursuit during which he jumped from a moving truck in Oxford. The driver of a truck, which passed a police officer on patrol in the 100 block of South Locust Street, was familiar to the officer from previous contacts and known to not have a driver’s license. The officer also believed the man to have warrants out for his arrest. This occurred at 3:36 a.m. June 8.
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Afternoon catchup: 5 Butler County stories you need to know today

Here’s a look at five big Butler County stories today to catch up on the news:. Middletown council OKs restructuring of police leadership, purchase of fire ladder truck. Middletown’s police and fire chiefs made presentations during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. One proposal will save taxpayers about $74,000 a year and the other will cost $1.2 million.
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Butler County farmer finds unusual blue-eyed cicada as brood winds down in Ohio

A blue-eyed cicada is a one-in-a-million find, but a local cicada expert said they are not as uncommon when several billion of the insects are flying around. Butler County soybean farmer Dale Richter, a retired Springboro police officer, found one of these blue-eyed mutated cicadas near one of his sugar maple trees on his 151-acre farm in Wayne Twp. recently. Cicadas are known for their the bright-red eyes they normally have.
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Major soccer tournament returns to southwest Ohio

WEST CHESTER, Ohio — After more than a year without large events and tournaments, the return of the U.S. Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup is providing a boost to local economies. The event brings more than 9,000 players and fans from out of town — a significant impact on Butler County.
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Butler County native qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Swimmer Zach Apple earns spot in 100-meter freestyle and as member of 400 men’s free relay team. Edgewood High graduate Zach Apple is headed to the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Apple, 24, finished second in the 100-meter freestyle Thursday night to punch his ticket during the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials...
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Afternoon catchup: 5 Butler County stories you need to know today

Here’s a look at five big Butler County stories today to catch up on the news:. Wanted plea issued for Middletown burglary suspect who escaped after police execute search warrant. Middletown police have issued a wanted release via social media for a burglary suspect who apparently escaped Tuesday evening when...
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Man indicted for drug death of Middletown couple

A man has been indicted for allegedly furnishing a Middletown couple with drugs last November that caused their death. David Quinn, 40, of Young Street, was indicted by a Butler County grand jury Wednesday on two counts of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of corrupting another with drugs and trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, all felonies.
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Police searching for missing woman with dementia

HAMILTON, Ohio (WXIX) - An alert has been put out for a missing woman with dementia in Butler County. Margaret Louise Maynor, 75, got lost following her husband home to West Virginia, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. They say there is concerned for her well-being. Hamilton police say...