Butler County News

Hamilton Officials expected to discuss use of $1.3 million left over from South Crossing project

By Staff Report Hamilton officials expected to discuss use of $1.3 million left over from South Hamilton Crossing project Hamilton’s City Council is expected to continue discussion on a proposed resolution, which would authorize the use of $1.3 million in unused funds from the South Hamilton Crossing (SHX) project. The next regularly scheduled Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 25.  SHX’s project manager estimates the City will receive $1.3 million in unused funds from the project. The monies will help to pay for public infrastructure improvements and public safety, among other things.  The City’s Administration has recommended that ...
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Heroes’ Fund to Raise Money for Veterans in Need

Heroes’ Fund to Raise Money for Veterans in Need By Staff Report The Heroes’ Fund will host its annual Fun”d” Raiser on Friday, September 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Roosevelt Room in Liberty Center. The event will help to provide emergency assistance to area combat veterans, or to active military serving in a combat zone, and their immediate families who are facing financial hardship.  Heroes’ Fund provides one-time support to veterans in Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties, said Bill Lack, chairman of The Heroes’ Fund and co-chair of the board for Caring Like Angels & Heroes.  ...
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Locals are attempting to save an Ancient Earthwork located in Butler County. Fortified Hill is up for auction.

Here we are on Fortified Hill, it still exists! Video transcript- Actually, in 1836, the first mayor Hamilton James McBride came up here with a survey team and mapped out this place. This place is a sacred site that the Hopewell Indians built probably 2000 years plus or minus by hand. What we know from the archaeologists when they did core sampling of the soil is that they found that they were areas where at certain times, there was no pollen. And what that indicated is, if there was no pollen, then there were no trees on this hill. And ...
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SHIFT Electronic Music and Art is a Unique Fundraiser to Benefit Artists with Disabilities.

InsideOut Studio to benefit artists with disabilities in upcoming SHIFT fundraiser HAMILTON, Ohio - On September 21, InsideOut Studio will host a unique fundraiser that will benefit Butler County artists with disabilities. The event, which is being billed as “SHIFT Electronic Music and Art,” will begin at 7 p.m. at the InsideOut Studio, located at 140 High Street in Hamilton. InsideOut Studio has been tight-lipped about the venue for the evening. While the event is set to begin at 140 High Street, the contingent will move to a secret, never-before-used event space. Once the venue is revealed to attendees, however, ...
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We all know our beloved local townships and cities, but do you know the history behind their names? Today Butler County Connect takes a look at the township of Morgan!

We all know our beloved local townships and cities, but do you know the history behind their names? Today Butler County Connect takes a look at the township of Morgan! Follow along with us as Butler County Connect dives into our history! Today Butler County Connect takes a look at the township of Morgan! Born in New Jersey, and growing up in Virginia, Daniel Morgan was not native to the region now known as township of Morgan or even Ohio! But as an important figure in our nation’s history, Ohio chose to honor him and created the Morgan township in ...
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RiversEdge: The Heart of a Revivalist City

RiversEdge: The Heart of a Revivalist City Written by Terrance Huff. The 2019 RiversEdge Season has been phenomenal. The repeated level of excellence at RiversEdge Amphitheater can be attributed to the hundreds of dedicated, civic minded individuals with common goals. Over the past few years, I have had the joy and privilege to walk amongst them. As a native Hamiltonian who endured the loss of industry in the nineteen seventies and eighties, I can firmly state that RiversEdge has been a major catalyst to our revival. Last year RiversEdge patronage had a 1.1 million dollar impact on the local economy ...
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The sixth annual Port Middletown Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Port Middletown Arts Festival MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - The sixth annual Port Middletown Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held at Governors Square in downtown Middletown, the event is complete with art, music, food, and fun. This year’s event will feature numerous artists from the Cincinnati-Dayton area and will showcase 2D, 3D, and audible art. The festival was relocated to Governors Square to amplify the effect of the event, as it is located in the heart of Middletown’s renowned arts and entertainment district. Some of the art at the event will be ...
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It’s again time for one of Hamilton’s biggest events. David Shaw’s Big River Getdown is back, featuring Shaw’s band as the headlining act.

It's again time for one of Hamilton's biggest events: David Shaw's Big River Getdown is back, featuring Shaw's band as the headlining act. The doors to the giant music festival at RiversEdge on the Great Miami River open at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. There will be performances on stage through 11 p.m. Check out the music lineup: 3 p.m.: Chris Gelbuda 4 p.m.: Neal Francis 5:15 p.m.: Southern Avenue 6:30 p.m.: Brent Cobb 8 p.m.: The War and Treaty 9:30 p.m.: The Revivalists The event takes place rain or shine, so be prepared with raincoats and ponchos. No umbrellas ...
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500 runners expected in Hamilton Ohio this weekend! The NightGlow race is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. It’s the third year the Butler County Visitor’s Bureau organized this event.

Hamilton NightGlow is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon By Mandy Gambrell Runners, it's your time to ... glow. There's a marathon happening soon that takes place at night, which is a change of pace from typical marathons that begin in the early morning hours. It's the third year for the Hamilton NightGlow, which is run on a flat, looped course — something else runners may find attractive about this particular marathon. The race will bring more than 500 runners to Hamilton. It starts and finishes at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on South Monument Avenue. "The event also features a ...
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Butler Soil and Water Conservation District celebrates 77 years of conservation. The annual meeting open house is free to anyone who would like to attend and there is a pulled pork dinner.

Butler Soil & Water Conservation District is Celebrating 77 Years of Conservation This year Butler Soil and Water Conservation District celebrates 77 years of conservation. To highlight the District’s work each year, the District holds an Annual Meeting Open House, which will take place on Tuesday, August 27 from 4 – 7 pm this year at the District’s office at 1802 Princeton Road. “In the past we have done the formal meeting, but we have been doing the open house for about ten years. The open house format is more relaxed, we want everyone from our Butler County community to come ...
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