Butler County News

Hamilton’s New Life Mission celebrates 50 years of supporting people in need

By Mandy Gambrell What is the vision for the future of one of Hamilton's biggest inner-city ministries? That's the speech topic at New Life Mission's 50th-anniversary event, a banquet called "Journey of Hope." Director Felix Russo, who is also a pastor, will deliver that speech during the evening that also includes jazz music, dinner, guest speakers and prizes.  The impact of the April 9 banquet, Russo said, is "to help support the work of New Life Mission and to share our vision for the future."    He wants to make sure New Life Mission continues its service in the city for another ...
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You are invited to ‘Rock the Block’ in Five Points

By Mandy Gambrell Staff Writer Rock the block event in West College Hill, Cincinnati. Credit: Habitat for Humanity FAIRFIELD TWP. — Butler Countians are asked to volunteer to help revitalize an area of Fairfield Township that has homeowners who need the assistance.Habitat for Humanity is hosting a "Rock the Block" event in the Five Points area (some think that's Hamilton, but it's really the township) during which volunteers will help do minor home exterior repairs such as painting and landscaping. They will also pick up trash in the area's neighborhoods.Habitat for Humanity is actively building homes in Five Points, said ...
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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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Business signs in Hamilton will be evaluated soon.

Staff Report Business Signs in HamiltonCity of Hamilton officials said it will start evaluating business signs this spring to make sure all are in compliance with zoning regulations.The City released a list of "dos and don'ts" to encourage businesses to make sure they are meeting the mark. The city's Zoning Ordinance is available to read online. Highlights:• Permanent signage requires an application to be submitted to the City of Hamilton Building Department. It must include the location of all signage at the business, what it will look like, and more. • If the business is in a historic preservation district, ...
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Fort Hamilton Hospital is excited to be celebrating 90 years of service

Fort Hamilton Hospital – Highlighting the Future, Honoring the Past Fort Hamilton Hospital is excited to be celebrating 90 years of service to the Butler County community in 2019. The hospital was founded in 1925 when the first meeting of The Butler County Welfare took place on January 1. In a short four years, Fort Hamilton was funded and built to meet the health care needs of a growing community. The first patients were admitted to the hospital on May 1, 1929 and the hospital has continued to grow over the years, adding new services as more technology and treatment ...
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BREASTFEEDING WORKSHOP FOR MEN AND FATHERS

Butler County is hosting a workshop because Dads make the difference Join Calvin Williams in a fun and interactive workshop on the importance of the role men and fathers play in a positive breastfeeding experience. The workshop will be held on February 12 from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Butler County ESC in Hamilton. This is a free event that also includes dinner. Why should men care about breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is good for the baby and mother. Studies have shown that breastmilk provides long term health benefits that baby formulas do not provide. Other studies have shown that breastfeeding reduces certain cancer risk in women that breastfeed ...
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Community Members Celebrate 17 Strong in Hamilton Ohio

17 Strong Hosts Celebration Breakfast Recognizing Micro-Grant Recipients By: Jeff Gambrell HAMILTON - Several community members filled Miami Hamilton’s Harry T Wilks Conference Center this past Saturday as part of 17 Strong’s Celebration Breakfast. The annual event was organized to recognize those leaders who received grants for projects/events in their neighborhoods. Council Member Kathy Klink addressed the audience providing a backstory to 17 Strong’s origins: “It all began in 2012 when we organized monthly meetings in Lindenwald with 75-80 residents in attendance. At that time, we felt that Lindenwald was the microcosm of the community. Then it dawned upon us ...
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Are you a woman living with heart disease? There’s a support group for you in Butler County.

Support Group for Women living with Heart Disease On October 23rd, 2017. Lynne Hibbard, a Butler County resident suffered a heart attack. She has taken a near-death experience and launched a peer-led support group to support women who are living with heart disease. Learn more about Lynne's story here. WomenHeart of Butler County When: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton Ohio 45011 What: “WomenHeart of Butler County launches the area’s first peer-led support group hosted by WomenHeart Champion Lynne Hibbard, and is open to all women living with ...
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Ross Ohio UDF Grand Opening breaks 38 year record.

The Ross Ohio United Dairy Farmers new location breaks a 38-year-old Ice Cream sales record! L to R John McDaniel, Jay Ashbaugh, Brad Lindner, UDF Cow mascot, Robert Lindner Sr, Robert Lindner Jr, and Bill Bales In 1940 the Lindner family built the very first cash and carry dairy and ice cream store. Fast forward to 2019 they now have nearly 200 locations serving communities Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The Lindner family attended the Ross Ohio store grand opening posing for photos and greeting the guest. Many local dignitaries and residents attended the event. Special prices and free coffee were ...
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Learn how to protect your pets and property from coyotes

Photo credit ODNR website media. January through March is mating season for coyotes. Males coyotes tend to be more aggressive during this time of the year. Many Butler County residents have noticed an increase in coyotes roaming the county. Although typically not a risk for humans coyotes do present a problem for pets and their owners. According to the Ohio department of Natural Resources Wildlife division, coyotes are found in every county in Ohio. Butler County is listed on the ODNR website as having medium population count. However, two adjacent Counties have a high population count. Coyotes are here and ...
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