Butler County News

Five Things to Know about Ancient Mounds in Butler County Ohio.

"Butler County may truthfully be said to be one of the most interesting spots on the continent so far as its archaeological remains are concerned," said John P. MacLean author of The Moundbuilders, Archaeology of Butler County, Ohio. published in 1879 by Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati. Five things to know about Ancient Mounds and Cultures of Butler County Ohio. People have lived in what we now know as Butler County since around 13,000 BCE. Several cultures lived here before us. 2. There were several types of mounds and structures discovered in Butler County. The types included burial, signal, ceremonial ...
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West Chester Township has Scheduled Seven New Road Construction Projects.

West Chester roads to be improved WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio - In 2020, West Chester residents can expect significant road and infrastructure improvements. The township has scheduled the beginning of seven new road construction projects. The Union Centre Divergent Double Diamond project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2020. Cars will be moved to the new lanes very soon in preparation for winter. Road and drainage improvements will be coming to Beckett Road along the hillside north of Mulhauser Barn to alleviate flooding and drainage issues. Beckett Road will also be getting a roundabout, along with Lesourdsville-West Chester Road ...
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Fairfield’s Largest Park is getting a makeover. Harbin Park to be renovated in a multi-year project.

Renovations at Harbin Park to include an overlook pavilion, outer perimeter trail, new restrooms By Staff Report Fairfield’s largest park is getting a makeover. Thousands visit Harbin Park each year, which is known for its snow-sledding hills, and popular events such as Red, White & Kaboom! “The updates planned for Harbin Park will refresh and make more vibrant the City’s most visited neighborhood park,” said City Manager Mark Wendling. The renovation of Harbin Park will include improvements to the 160-plus acre City park located off of Pleasant Avenue/U.S.127 at the end of Hunter Road. “This is an exciting time for ...
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A Local Nonprofit Organization is Spearheading the Shop Local Butler County Movement.

  Shop Local Movement Seeking Local Partners An invitation has been extended to independent business alliances, neighborhood associations and local economy-minded business networks to partner with us to promote this year’s Shop Indie Local.  This year, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and Shop Butler County  wants to connect with you to amplify the “Shop Local” message and inspire more of our neighbors to shift a portion of their holiday spending from chain and online giants to locally owned businesses.   We’re looking for partners to help us spread the word and energize all their members to celebrate the Shop ...
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Hundreds Gathered to Celebrate O’Tucks 60th Annual Banquet held in Fairfield Ohio

Sixty Years of O'Tucks in Butler County On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 an organization in Butler County celebrated sixty years of furthering its mission to preserve the rich qualities of folklore and music of the Appalachian highlands. Hundreds of people gathered at Receptions in Fairfield Ohio for the celebration which included awards presented to area residents and several scholarships being granted to Miami University-Hamilton campus college students. The audience included State Senator Bill Coley, State Representative Sara Carruthers, and State Representative George Lang. Many Butler County officeholders sponsored tables, placed bids and donated silent auction items. Richard Hyde, President of ...
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What is Experience?

"So the genius, I think of Experience is that it really gives kids the opportunity to experience things, that they might ordinarily not." - Tom Rentschler Jr.   Transcript of video link below Hi, I'm Tom Rentschler Jr. my wife Julia and I are very proud to be on the advisory board of Experience, which is a tremendous program started by Bret on Krista Parrish,to really augment the programs of the boys and girls club of Hamilton boys and girls club of Hamilton as a passion of the wrench or family and has been for more than 50 years. My ...
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Very Low Turn out for Early Voting in Butler County Elections

Early Voting Open at Butler County Board of Elections According to Brian Hester, Candidate and Ballot Services Clerk at the Butler County Board of Elections, the 2019 early voting request are lower than 2013, 2015, 2017 requests. As of mid-day October 30th, there have been 4339 ballots requested County-wide in the 2019 election. There was a 25% voter turn out predicted for this election but these projections have been lowered due in part to the poor turn out for early voting. (scroll down article continues.) Butler County Board of Elections: Early Voting Hours October 28- November 3 8 a.m. - ...
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A Butler County Architect’s Dream to Revive Middletown’s Dilapidated Carnegie Library is Finally Becoming a Reality

Carnegie Library Middletown Ohio MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - A Butler County architect’s dream to revive Middletown’s dilapidated Carnegie Library is finally becoming a reality. After it’s closure as a library in 1981, the building served as a homeless shelter and a storage building, and eventually sat vacant for a number of years. In 2017, Fairfield architect Dan Mayzum was driving through Middletown when the deteriorating structure caught his eye. He contacted a local realtor who helped him track down the library’s owner, a process that took nearly a year. After tracking down the building’s owner, Mayzum began the process to purchase ...
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Find Butler County Trick or Treat Times Here! Times and Locations Listing Halloween fun for Communities all over Butler County.

Butler County Halloween Events BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio - It’s a spooky season, which means Butler County will soon be haunted by ghosts and ghouls! Children and adults alike will soon fill the streets to beg for candy. Check out when your community will be holding Trick or Treat events: Scroll down for a list of times. Bridgewater Falls Treat Street - 10/26 - 2:00PM - 4:00PM Storytime at Dudley Park in Liberty Township - 10/28 - 10:00AM - 11:30AM Trick or Treat and Touch a Truck at Middletown City Building - 10/29 - 3:00PM - 4:30PM Trunk or Treat at ...
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A Hamilton Tradition Stretching Back to World War II could be Coming to an End.

Home Field Advantage in Jeopardy For the past 75 years or so, Badin High School (formerly Hamilton Catholic) played all their home football and soccer games at the Hamilton City Schools athletic fields. In 2020 the tradition will come to an end. As of now, Badin athletic teams will play five of the twenty-one games in their hometown. Essentially they have been left without home-field advantage. The Badin High School 2020 Football Homecoming game will be played at Fairfield High School Football field for the first time in school history. Geoff Melzer, Badin High School athletic director said, “It doesn’t ...
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