Butler County News

Last year, the Oxford Community Foundation distributed almost $400,000 in grants and $50,000 in scholarships!

The foundation supports a number of nonprofits and important projects in the Greater Oxford area that contribute to a better quality of life for residents. By Staff Report The Oxford Community Foundation is a charitable organization that is committed to giving back to the community. The foundation supports a number of nonprofits and important projects in the Greater Oxford area that contribute to a better quality of life for residents. Last year, the Oxford Community Foundation distributed almost $400,000 in grants and $50,000 in scholarships. “In 2019, we were a big part of the new aquatic center, the Oxford Aquatic ...
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Hamilton’s 17 Strong Recognizes Community Leaders, Honors Board Member at Annual Celebration Breakfast

Hamilton’s 17 Strong Recognizes Community Leaders, Honors Board Member at Annual Celebration Breakfast By: Jeff Gambrell HAMILTON - A cold, misty Saturday morning did not prevent over a hundred community leaders from coming out in support of one another at the 17 Strong Annual Celebration Breakfast hosted at Miami University Hamilton’s Wilks Conference Center. “We are all Hamilton whether you are urban, or suburban or traditional”, said Joan Stidham, Chair of 17 Strong. “You are Hamilton whether you are a friend, a newcomer, a life-long resident or somewhere in-between”. During the celebration, community members took to the stage to explain ...
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Ron D’Epifanio will be missed by many in Fairfield and the surrounding Communities. Service schedule announced.

On January 21, 2020, the City of Fairfield and surrounding communities lost a huge supporter, Ron D'Epifanio passed after a brief illness. He was 78 years old. He moved to Fairfield over 40 years ago and quickly became active in several businesses, coaching youth sports, the local republican party, and Fairfield politics. He served as Mayor and on City Council multiple times since 1995. He was an ordained minister and enjoyed performing marriage ceremonies for many in the tri-state. In 2013, he received the National Youth Football Coach of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Youth Football ...
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Danny Ivers, Former Candidate for Hamilton City Council in the November 2019 election has enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard.

Danny Ivers, Former Candidate for Hamilton City Council in the November 2019 election has enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard. Hamilton, Ohio Staff Report On January 23, 2020, Danny Ivers, Former Candidate for Hamilton City Council in the November 2019 election, enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard. When asked what was the driving force behind his enlistment? Ivers responded, “ I have a heart to serve.” He is scheduled to begin his basic training on August 12, 2020, in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and continue his training to become part of an air missile defense crew member at ...
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MidPointe Library Offers Events and Activities Throughout Butler County

MidPointe Library Offers Events and Activities throughout the County By Staff Report MidPointe Library System has a variety of upcoming events and activities for all ages. The calendar is full in February and there’s something fun and educational in store for everyone. From Baby, Toddler, Preschool and Family Storytime’s to Rock-A-Bye Readers, Kids, Teen and Adult Crafts and much more, there are countless options for individuals and families to enjoy. “All of our storytimes are really amazing, and that’s so important when it comes to early literacy,” said Cari Hillman, community engagement director, of the MidPointe Library System. Monroe, Middletown, ...
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Former Congressman Walter E. Powell served Butler County for many decades.

Former Congressman Walter E. Powell passed away on January 17th, 2020. Former Congressman Walter E. Powell (1971-1974) passed away Friday. Powell began his career as a city clerk of Fairfield in 1956. He successfully ran for Fairfield City council in 1958. He then won the election for State Representative in 1962 and 1964. In 1967 he won the election for State Senator. In 1970 he ran for Ohio Secretary of State. His son, Judge Stephen Powell, released this statement: "My father, Walter E. Powell, M.C. passed away Friday. As you may or may not know, Dad was active in the ...
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MidPointe Liberty West Chester Introduces Innovation Pointe

MidPointe Library West Chester Introduces Innovation Pointe  By Staff Report MidPointe Library West Chester will give patrons a new reason to visit the library – to make, create and innovate with Innovation Pointe. The public makerspace, filled with tools and technology, will open later this month.  “We are about to open a makerspace called Innovation Pointe at our West Chester location, and we are so excited about it. It is going to be amazing,” said Cari Hillman, community engagement director, of the MidPointe Library System. She said the new makerspace will have a variety of equipment such as vinyl printers, ...
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The Masons of Jefferson Lodge #90 Middletown Ohio set to host a charity dinner and dance to benefit Middletown Special Olympics

The Masons of Jefferson Lodge #90 Middletown Ohio are hosting a charity dinner and dance to benefit Middletown Special Olympics The Masons of Jefferson Lodge #90 Middletown Ohio are set to host a charity dinner and dance to benefit Middletown Special Olympics. It will be held on leap year day, Saturday, February 29th. The first two hours starting at 6 PM we will feature slow dance music and after the 8 PM toast the music changes so our younger crowd can shake their booties in the dark The food will be amazing! Brent Dalton of Brent's Smoking Butts Food Truck, ...
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Murder? Suicide? Coverup? A 1984 Mysterious Death in Butler County Remains Unsolved.

Murder? Suicide? Coverup? The mysterious death of Dave Bocks remains unsolved FERNALD, Ohio - In June 1984, employee Dave Bocks was found dead in a furnace at the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center. The mystery surrounding his death has puzzled investigators ever since.  From 1953 to 1989, the Fernald site was used to process uranium for nuclear weapons. A government facility operated by the U.S. Department of Energy, Fernald was known to be a source of pollutants and scandals throughout its years of operation. Dave Bocks worked as a pipefitter at the plant, beginning in 1981. He was known as ...
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West Chester Farmers Market Announces Winter Hours and Location. Make Plans to Visit the West Chester Farmers Market!

West Chester Farmers Market provides fresh food all year long. Butler County Connect- Article Submitted The West Chester Farmers Market has been providing the West Chester area with a variety of fresh food and handmade products since 2004. The market features such amazing delights as fresh eggs and meats, honey, jams, popcorn, skin products, baked goods, and even handmade jewelry and art! The Market also provides live music, along with fun, welcoming activities for the whole family, even your four-legged family members! When you shop at the West Chester Farmers Market, you are supporting the people of your community, who ...
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