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“U Can Speak for Me”- Unsolved Homicides in Butler County

Butler County Unsolved Cases  Butler County - Like any other place in the world has had its fair share of unsolved homicide cases. Some cases are a few months old, while others have been open for decades. For each unsolved homicide case, there is a grieving family left behind searching for answers.  “U Can Speak for Me” Can you Help Find who KILLED me?  Nearly 11 years ago, on September 25th, 2007 Hope Dudley’s son – Daniel “Chaz” Dudley was murdered in a drive-by shooting. Since that day, Hope Dudley has been working extremely hard with local law enforcement to ...
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Crawford Woods Elementary School Honors Local Veterans.

Crawford Woods Elementary School Honors Local Veterans.  Monday, November 12th, students from Crawford Elementary School in Hamilton acknowledged local Veterans with cheers, songs, and recognition for their service to our Country.  Hamilton Ohio Mayor Pat Moeller was the Master of ceremonies. The event started as the Veterans made their way through a double line of students cheering and waving flags. The Hamilton High School Jr ROTC presented the Colors. The entire student body and staff stood to sing the National Anthem. Watch part of the second grades performance here.  Mayor Pat Moeller and State Representative-Elect Sara Carruthers welcomed the Veterans and ...
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No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in our Town! Learn about local efforts to provide a bed to every child in need.

No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town!  Local Volunteers take action On Sunday afternoon while many are resting and watching football, a group of students from Badin High School teamed up with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace - Butler County Chapter to help solve the problem of children without a bed and no place to sleep. Matandy Steel, Hamilton Ohio, provided the workspace for the tools, wood, bedding, and volunteers. Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc, is a nonprofit that provides bunk beds and single beds for children who are without one. The headquarters for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc is ...
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Holiday Happenings in Butler County!

Holiday events happening in the County! The Holiday season is right around the corner here in Butler County! From Holiday themed happenings to Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, Butler County has it all this festive season! Have a Happy Holiday season from Butler County Connect! HAMILTON -  Holiday Lights on the Hill! When: Friday, November 16th, 2018 – January 1st, 2019 Where: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum Admission: Monday-Thursday $20; Friday-Sunday $25 (Per carload). Members $15 every day. “Bring your friends and loved ones to this award-winning drive-thru holiday lights display! Drive through a 2-mile round-trip magical winter wonderland of ...
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Jim Blount South Hamilton Crossing Overpass Dedication Ceremony , November 10th at 10 am.

South Hamilton Crossing Project coming to Completion in December. Breaking ground back in August of 2016, the South Hamilton Crossing Project is due to come to completion in December of 2018. The roadway will connect Miami University Hamilton’s Campus area with Hamilton’s East and West Side. The overpass carrying traffic over the CSX Transportation railroad is being dedicated and named after the widely known Hamilton Historian, Jim Blount. A famous Hamilton native, Jim Blount grew up in Hamilton and attended Hamilton High school back in 1953 and went on to become an editor for the Journal- News. He wrote columns ...
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Ruby Singleton honored as O’Tuck of the Year 2018.

O'Tuck of the Year 2018 Ruby Singleton Ruby Singleton was honored for her contributions to the O'Tuck community.  The 59th Annual O'Tucks banquet was held at Receptions in Fairfield on November 1, 2018. The crowd of 150 people gathered to enjoy fellowship and raise money for a scholarship fund for local college students. This year Ruby Singleton was honored as O'Tuck of the Year. The following was published in the O'Tucks event brochure. "Ruby was born during the Great Depression in Mount Vernon, Kentucky to a family with five older brothers and four older sisters. Times were hard and back then ...
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6th Annual Middletown Community Thanksgiving

Years of Thanksgiving! How Middletown Spends Turkey Day! Jeri Lewis- Community Volunteer and Contributor. Six years ago, I realized it would be my first Thanksgiving without my three older boys. I felt a sense of sadness that quickly switched to wondering who else must feel this way on Thanksgiving. I was lonely.  I immediately jumped into action and invited everyone I could think of to my home to eat until our top button popped off. Now, 6 years later, the mission remains the same, however, it has grown so much larger than our first year of a dozen friends. If ...
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Learn how Twin sisters Dr. Kelly Baker and Dr. Krista Migliore serve the Butler County Community

Kettering Physician Network (KPN) is home to a diverse and talented team of physicians who are dedicated to the network’s mission to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities they serve. The Butler County community is fortunate to have KPN doctors throughout the area that practice a wide variety of specialties and support Fort Hamilton Hospital. KPN and local hospitals hold a variety of events every year that allow these physicians to establish excellent working relationships with each other. Two of the KPN physicians have a unique and lifelong relationship that has allowed them to encourage ...
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While One Hamilton Park Celebrates New Beginning, Another Honors Its Past

While One Hamilton Park Celebrates New Beginning, Another Honors Its Past By: Jeff Gambrell HAMILTON - Saturday proved to be an eventful day for the Hamilton Parks Conservancy as two ceremonies were held at separate locations, one a joyful occasion while the other a sorrowful remembrance. Though the events triggered different emotions, they both rallied around the theme of community. The morning kicked off with a memorial rock dedication at the North End neighborhood’s Moser Park, the former site of a 1988 tragic house fire that claimed the lives of seven victims including five children and a pregnant mother. Casey ...
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Badin High School partners with Mercy Hospital to “Stop the Bleed”

Badin High School partners with Mercy Hospital and The City of Hamilton Fire Department to "Stop the Bleed." A partnership between Badin High School, The City of Hamilton Fire Department and Mercy Hospital – Fairfield Ohio is making Butler County’s only Catholic high school better prepared in case of an active shooter or other trauma. Recently, Badin High School contacted the City of Hamilton Fire Department with the aspirations of having a trauma supply kit in every classroom.  Mark Mignery, EMS Coordinator with the City of Hamilton Fire department,  contacted Mercy Hospital to explore the possibility of a grant to cover ...
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