Butler County History

Richards Pizza Founder Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Staff Report Everyone in town will be celebrating this milestone birthday with Richards Pizza and the Richards Famous Italian Steak Sandwich. Richard Underwood, founder of Richards Pizza is turning 90. You never know, he just might be celebrating his 90th birthday with his favorite Italian food – Richards Pizza. Underwood, a Hamilton resident, celebrated his 90th birthday this week. His wife, Peggy, had a birthday on July 10, and their daughter, Karen, will celebrate a birthday on July 24. “There are three of us that all have birthday’s in July, so we normally get together and celebrate them all at ...
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Centennial Celebration planned for Venice Pavilion on July 13th and 14th with door prizes, music, and vendors.

Venice Pavilion celebrates 100 years Everyone is invited to celebrate Venice Pavilion 100 years celebration After the 1909 fire destroyed the Och's Tavern which stood on the site since 1817 the Herman Brothers were hired to build what would become a landmark and attraction in Butler County Ohio. A Butler County Landmark Walter and Stanley Schradin along with their mother Mollie owned the Venice Pavilion. The building had its grand opening on 4 of July. The basement had 3 bowling lanes and 4 billiard tables, the main floor had a soda fountain and a candy and tobacco shop and served ...
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Local Author pens book about Iconic Restaurants of Butler County Ohio.

Iconic Restaurants of Butler County Ohio Bottles found behind the walls in Nichtings restaurant. It’s believed they were put there by bootleggers Teri Horsley Rock Stars who appreciated the smells and tastes of the award winning Chester’s Pizza. Celebrities and sports greats who couldn’t visit Hamilton without stopping for homemade manicotti at Isgros. Hamburger lovers who still visit The Jug after 80 years, without learning the recipe for the secret sauce, and political greats setting policy at Middletown’s Manchester Inn for much of the twentieth century. It’s all part of the amazing restaurant history that sets Butler County apart from ...
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Butler County History: A cemetery dispute ends up in a Middletown Courtroom.

Friends of the Middletown Cemetery share story of a 19th-century legal fight Photo credit E.T. Fowler In a Facebook post on June 18, the Friends of the Middletown Cemetery shared the story of Rachel Magie, who in 1892 took legal action against the Middletown Cemetery Association. When Magie requested that her husband’s remains and grave marker be relocated to Woodside Cemetery, the Middletown Cemetery Association did not object, but requested that Magie pay the fees associated with the redevelopment of the plot. Photo credit E. T.Fowler The fees included a $10 fee for exhuming a body, a $5 fee for ...
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Joe Nuxhall Day! The youngest player to appear during a major league baseball game.

North End Civic Organizations Hosting City-Wide ‘Joe Nuxhall Day!’ By: Jeff Gambrell HAMILTON - Next month marks a historic milestone for one of North End’s most famous resident’s, Joe Nuxhall. It was seventy-five years ago that on June 10, 1944, at the youthful age of fifteen years old, Joe Nuxhall gained national attention becoming the youngest player to appear during a major league baseball game. To commemorate the occasion, Hamilton’s North End Citizens for Community Action (NECCA) and Renewing the North End From Within (RENEW) are co-hosting a city-wide ‘Joe Nuxhall Day!’ which they hope to make an annual event ...
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Go see the inside of the Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers Monument this weekend

Things to do in Butler County Ohio Photo credit: Butler County Historical Society Staff ReportHAMILTON — If you haven't visited the Butler County Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers Monument that was built to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in service to the country, now is the time to see it. And if it's simply been a while, go again ... things have been changing there as the monument celebrates one year with its doors open again after having been closed to the public for some time. The monument on Front Street in Hamilton is open on Memorial Day, and ...
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Butler County, Courthouse, Historic Hamilton Ohio

Middletown Ohio has a connection to the Underground Railroad

Miami-Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad Butler County Ohio is full of history and places of interest. Abdul: Abdul Shakur Ahmad is my name, a native Middletownian, and I've done research on the history of Middletown as it relates to the Underground Railroad. And I came to know by looking at this marker that was dedicated today years ago, and then there's a monument across the street from the Canal Museum stating that the Miami Erie canal was an underground railroad route. So I said, “Really?” And so as I started to research of Mr. Siebert, the historian on the ...
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Downtown Middletown Castell Building, Est 1915. A NEW Chapter being written

Better known as the Castell Building, (the engraved stone near the top reads Sebald Building). The Castell or Sebald Building was constructed on this site in 1915 replacing a warehouse that was connected to Sebald Brewery. The building was named for Castell, Germany, the birthplace of William Sebald. For many years, the Castell Building housed the Castell Drug Store. The upper levels were used for offices housing dentists, real estate brokers, hairdressers, and physicians. It is one of the oldest structures in town and only one to be fireproof. William and Louis Sebald owned and operated the Sebald Brewery just ...
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Butler County History

Governor Bebb Metropark located in Butler County Ohio. Photo credit: E. Todd Fowler Local History in Butler County – William Bebb Known as a Whig Politician and the 19th Governor of Ohio, William Bebb is a famous Butler County native. Early Beginnings in Butler County. William Bebb was born on December 8th, 1802. In what was then known as Paddy’s Run, in the northern part of Hamilton County, Ohio. William Bebb was the first of three children, his parents Edward Bebb and Margaret Roberts Owens were some of the early residents in the small town of Paddy’s Run. Today, it ...
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Bambo Harris and Miltonville Ohio. Butler County history.

Miltonvillle, Ohio! Butler County Ohio History Bambo Harris, a freed slave built a successful grist mill business in Butler County Ohio. He was one of the first black residents of Butler County Ohio. Photo credit E. Todd Fowler The village of Miltonville is a small community nestled in the northern part of Madison Township, Butler County, Ohio. Founded and platted in 1816 by George Bennett, Theophilus Eaglesfield, and Richard V. V. Crane. Miltonville is about 1.4 miles north of Trenton and near the intersection of Elk Creek and Howe roads. Elk Creek has served two grist mills, the first one ...
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