Butler County News

Dara Fairman teaches life skills like goal-setting and creating a vision to the EXPERIENCE children of the Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton

Staff Report Dara Fairman, founder of Simple Better Solutions, My Future, My Success, and My Time, My Way is a successful businesswoman, who is committed to helping others fulfill their dreams. As a wife to Ruben, and mother of two children, Maxwell, 15 and Haviland, 12, she is also devoted to giving back to the community by leading local programs for youth, like the work she does for the EXPERIENCE children. “I know that what I’m doing is making a difference, and I’m really changing people’s lives in a way that matters,” Fairman said. Fairman splits her time between the ...
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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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50,000 people expected to attend Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival in Middletown Ohio July 19th-20th.

Middletown to host annual Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival Image from https://www.facebook.com/TheOhioChallenge/ MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - Thousands will flock to Butler County on Friday and Saturday to mark the 17th annual Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival, held at Middletown’s Smith Park. Nearly 25 hot air balloons will highlight this year’s event. Balloon rides will be offered to the public on Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, a mass balloon launch will take place.  The festival is open 4pm to 10:30pm Friday, July 19th  and Saturday, July 20th. Walk-in admission is $5 per adult, 13 ...
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Come to the Farm Zone at the Butler County Fair July 21-27!

Butler County Fair is a place for kids of all ages. The Farm Zone is a great place for KIDS! Photo submitted. The Farm Zone is a great place for KIDS! This year, we have exciting activities and special events every day of the week. Butler County’s Master Gardener Volunteers will have a fun, interactive display on pollinators throughout the week and the “I’m a Farmer” area will run all day, every day: Sunday, July 21 st through Saturday, July 27th from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. This area, where kids can experience life on a farm by picking produce ...
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Notable Neighbor: Tony Cecere was a staple of the horror genre for decades, participating in hundreds of classic movies and TV shows.

s Paul Anthony Cecere (he goes by Tony) was a staple of the horror genre for decades. Photo submitted. Notable Neighbors in Butler County Ohio. Chances are most people are more familiar with Tony Cecere than they realize. He’s aformer stuntman from right here in Butler County, and he’s played an oversized role in the movie business.Paul Anthony Cecere (he goes by Tony) was a staple of the horror genre for decades,participating in hundreds of classic movies and TV shows ranging from The Thing, and Nightmare on Elm Street all the way to Rambo: First Blood. He’s worked as Wes ...
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169th Butler County Fair features many exhibits, competitions, and of course … lots of foodstuff

Butler County Fair. Photo credit E. Todd Fowler Butler County Fair Report HAMILTON — Since 1851, visitors to the Butler County Fair in Hamilton have been walking through the gates of the fairgrounds to explore, get educated, eat and have some fun.The annual event takes place this year from July 21-27 and celebrates all years of the fair with the motto "Preserve the past, embrace the present, envision the future." There are several special attractions, including: Butler County Fair, Photo credit E.Todd Fowler • Garden Tractor Pull: 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Grandstand • Monster Trucks: 7:30 p.m ...
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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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Butler County Communities are celebrating Independence Day! Here is a List of Local Events.

Butler County communities to mark Independence Day with fireworks and festivities Fairfield High School Marching Band - Photo credit E. Todd Fowler Across Butler County, communities will celebrate the Fourth of July with numerous displays of fireworks and other festivities. Fairfield, Hamilton, Liberty Township, Middletown, Monroe and Oxford all have plans to honor the 243rd birthday celebration of America. Hamilton Celebrating the 4th of July On Thursday at 10 a.m., Hamilton will host its annual parade. The parade will begin at the Butler County Fairgrounds and will end at the Butler County Courthouse. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., living ...
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Fort Hamilton Hospital to introduce robotic-assisted surgery

Staff Report Robotic surgery enables a surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. Surgeons are 100 percent in control of the robot. Photo submitted. Fort Hamilton Hospital will now be offering robotic surgery for many of its patients. Robotic surgery is often used to treat cancer, urology, gynecology and gastroenterology, and other surgeries. “We wanted to offer an alternative to traditional surgeries by way of minimally invasive procedures, such as smaller scars, and we’re able to do more difficult or complex procedures both in general surgery as well as gynecology. Those are our two targeted audiences right ...
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In Ohio, rain barrels are gaining popularity and rightly so. Rain barrels are extremely beneficial to those who own them.

Rain Barrels: A Great Addition to Your Home Rain barrels are a popular item in Ohio. Photo submitted. In Ohio, rain barrels are gaining popularity and rightly so. Rain barrels are extremely beneficial to those who own them. They reduce water bills for lawn and gardening irrigation which surprising accounts for 40% of residential water use according to the EPA. Also, owners will have healthier soil and plants. Rainwater is highly oxygenated and free of the salts, inorganic ions, and fluoride compounds commonly associated with tap- water. These tap- water components can accumulate in the soil over time and have ...
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