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Hamilton! in the news Oct. 29, 2014

Reminder: Hamilton’s Trick-or-Treat takes place 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The weather is expected to be cold and rainy, much like it was in 2013. Bundle up!

Applebee’s on Princeton Road in Fairfield Twp. celebrated a ribbon cutting following renovations. The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce posted photos here.

The annual Santa Parade will be Dec. 6, and there’s a facebook event page for it. There is also a facebook event page for the Hamilton tree lighting, which is set for Nov. 21. Check that out here.

Some stores are refusing to be open for sales on Thanksgiving Day, and television news station WCPO in Cincinnati published a “Don’t Waste Your Money” piece on it. Check out the list.

RiversEdge, the concert venue along the river in downtown Hamilton, is seeking input on which bands to include in next year’s lineup. Scroll down a bit on its facebook page to see the post and leave feedback.

 

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The Cincinnati Reds are taking sign-ups for the 9th annual Reds Community Fund Celebrity Poker Tournament, which is scheduled for Dec. 6. Details are here.

Hamilton! in the news – July 18, 2014

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Teens, father in fight video facing charges
Journal-News.com
The teen girls caught on video fighting in Hamilton’s Westside while adults cheered them on are now facing charges.Hamilton detectives charged the teens, ages 13 and 15, this morning with disorderly conduct in Butler County Juvenile Court for their involvement in the fight that was posted on social media on …
MORE ON THAT STORY FROM WCPO HERE.

Archery competition’s economic impact greater than ever
Journal-News.com
For the fifth consecutive year, a park here will play host to a national sporting event with rapidly growing popularity. USA Archery’s Outdoor Nationals expects an all-time high for turnout to Joyce Park for next week’s event, which is projected to bring more than $2.6 million to the local economy, …

Butler County Fair remains relevant today
Journal-News.com
The 164th Butler County Fair begins Sunday, and fair manager Dan Martin said the weeklong celebration of all things agriculture is still relevant. “It’s something you can bring the whole family to relatively inexpensively, and have a variety of activities to do in one venue and to see what’s agriculture …

Hamilton! in the news – July 17, 2014

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Teenage fight could lead to charges for Ohio father
WWMT-TV
… cheerlead them to do well in school,” said Sergeant Ed Burns, with Hamilton Ohio Police. “No responsible parent is going to cheerlead their children …

VIDEO: Dad eggs on his daughter to beat up another girl, ‘scratch her eyes out’
KOKH FOX25
HAMILTONOhio – (WCPO) A fight between teenage girls could lead to … It was shot in the middle of a field in HamiltonOhio, with one girl on top of …

Trial date set for Hamilton man accused in double slaying
Journal-News.com
A trial date has been set for a man accused of shooting his daughter and another man on June 18.Alfred Rutherford, 55, is charged with aggravated murder and murder for the shooting deaths of Steve Watkins and Lacey Rutherford, his daughter. He faces the death penalty if convicted of Watkins’ …

Hamilton! in the news – July 16, 2014

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Hamilton resident to compete in World Archery Championships
Journal-News.com
When Hamilton resident Chelsea Obrebski qualified for a spot on the USA archery team to compete in the World Archery Championships in August, she received only a uniform for the event, hosted this August in Zagreb, Croatia.Obrebski, a Hamilton High School graduate and current senior at Miami University Hamilton, must …

No charges in Hamilton teen fight
WKRC TV Cincinnati
HAMILTONOhio (Larry Davis) — Hamilton Police said Tuesday that they would not file charges in the teen beating that has made the rounds on …

Badin adds STEM program to curriculum
Journal-News.com
Badin High School is working this summer to create a STEM lab inside the New London Road school.STEM represents the intersection of science, technology, engineering and math. Badin will begin by offering an Introduction to Engineering class through Project Lead the Way, an Indianapolis-based non-profit organization that is “the nation’s …

Superintendent, principal spots filled in New Miami
Journal-News.com
The New Miami board of education has approved two recent administrative hires for the district.Patricia Blake will become the district’s new superintendent effective Aug. 1 with a salary of $98,000, according to the district.Blake is replacing David Gibson who resigned to accept a superintendent’s position in the Felicity-Franklin Local School …

Man indicted for murder in fatal Hamilton stabbing
Journal-News.com
A Fairfield man has been indicted for murder for allegedly fatally stabbing a Hamilton man in May as he mowed the grass at a Sixth Street residence.Arthur Peter Smith, 44, of Pleasant Ave. in Fairfield, was arrested on May 28 minutes after allegedly stabbing James Edward Williams, 54. A Butler …

Police investigating teen fight caught on video
Journal-News.com
Hamilton police said today detectives are still actively investigating all involved in a teen fight caught on video with adults cheering as teenage girl pounded another girl about the head with her fists.Parents of the victim have refused to file charges, but police can bring charges themselves depending on the …

Crews respond to house fire in Ross Twp.
Journal-News.com
Firefighters remain on the scene of a house fire that broke out around 6:40 a.m. today.Ross Twp. fire crews responded this morning to 74 Landis Circle after a passerby reported seeing flames going through the roof of a house.Fire Chief Steve Miller said the fire started in the living room …

Hamilton! in the news – July 15, 2014

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Butler County judge awaits Ohio high court ruling
SFGate
HAMILTONOhio (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge who earlier ordered a village to turn off its traffic cameras is waiting for an Ohio Supreme Court …

Butler County drug task force arrests three for heroin possession
WCPO
HAMILTONOHIO — Three Butler County residents were arrested for possession of heroin after sheriff’s deputies executed search warrants on Friday.

Parents encourage fighting in Facebook video
WKRC TV Cincinnati
HAMILTONOhio (Larry Davis) — Teenage girls beat each other in the middle of a local neighborhood as parents rooted them on and because of …

Parents cheer on teen daughter during fight
Journal-News.com
Hamilton police say it’s “disturbing” to see cell phone video of parents cheering on their teen daughter during a fight that happened a few days ago at an open grassy lot near the corner of Cereal Avenue and North E Street on the city’s west side. A resident called Hamilton …

Humane officers nab elusive potbelly pig
Journal-News.com
Butler County Sheriff’s Office humane officers apprehended a freedom-loving potbelly pig Tuesday morning that had been sighted by residents on New London Road for about a week.Kurt Merbs, humane officer supervisor, said the female pig was sweet and domesticated but difficult to catch. The office got daily calls about a …

New Miami man arraigned on new child rape charges
Journal-News.com
A New Miami man accused of raping five young boys in his backyard shed appeared in court this morning for arraignment on a second indictment handed down last week by a Butler County grand jury. Luke D. Buchanan was scheduled to appear in Butler County Common Pleas Judge Noah Powers’ …

Woman reportedly found shot in Hamilton
Journal-News.com
Hamilton police are investigating a report of a woman with a gunshot wound to the head in a car behind the St. Aloysius building at 3101 Dixie Highway, according to dispatchers.The vehicle was located in the back lot and may have been there for several days.The Journal-News will update this …

Hamilton! in the news – July 14, 2014

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Community partnership brings large grants to center
Journal-News.com
The Booker T. Washington Community Center will continue to provide programming to its members thanks to a partnership between the Great Miami Valley YMCA and six community collaborators.The YMCA received word two weeks ago that three grants would go to promoting and improving programming at the community center at 1140 …

Judge waits to rule on New Miami speed camera ticket money
Journal-News.com
Drivers who got a ticket from the village of New Miami’s speeding camera will have to wait a little longer to see if their fine will be refunded.A Butler County judge said during a scheduled hearing Monday he’ll wait to rule if the village should repay nearly $1.8 million worth …

3 arrested after heroin found in homes
Journal-News.com
Search warrants executed at two homes Friday by the Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Unit netted 10 grams of heroin and landed three people in jail.At about 7 p.m., drug agents and SWAT members executed a house at 1816 Parkamo Ave., Fairfield Twp. where 5 grams of heroin, a gun …

 

Hamilton! in the news – July 9, 2014

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Bridgewater Falls shopping center sold
Journal-News.com
Butler County shopping destination Bridgewater Falls Lifestyle Shopping Center has been sold to a new ownership group effective Wednesday, according to an email obtained by JournalNews and sent by a property management staffer.This follows comments by property owner Phillips Edison & Co. of Blue Ash in May 2013 that the …

Food Network star visits Hamilton brothers’ eatery
Journal-News.com
Food Network star Guy Fieri arrived in Cincinnati this week to film a segment at a restaurant owned by two Hamilton brothers. John and Joe Lanni of Hamilton opened Bakersfield OTR in February 2012 at 1213 Vine St. in Over-The Rhine’s Gateway Quarter, Joe Lanni said. The restaurant — which …

 

Hamilton hires new finance director
Journal-News.com
The city of Hamilton announced Tuesday that it has hired a new director of finance — a position that had been open since December 2012.Thomas Vanderhorst, currently the finance director for the city of Loveland, will take over management of Hamilton’s finances beginning in mid-August, according to city officials. Vanderhorst …

Hamilton grad to appear on TV game show
Journal-News.com
Amanda Mosser, a 1999 graduate of Hamilton High School, will appear on a TV game show this week.“Hollywood Game Night” is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Thursday on NBC.Mosser, 33, a bio-implant specialist for LifeNet Health who moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in October, is the daughter of …

Chamber launches ‘Hidden Cash’
Journal-News.com
The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is launching a new initiative this week called Hidden Cash.Cash is placed in an envelope, which is then given to a local business in the area to hold. The chamber will post clues to the location of the “hidden cash” via its Facebook page. …

As CORE Fund grows, director separates for-profit, nonprofit work
Journal-News.com
The executive director of a fund created to invest in downtown Hamilton redevelopment says he can keep his job leading the nonprofit’s day-to-day work and his personal architecture business separate. Launched in December 2012, the Consortium for Ongoing Reinvestment Efforts (CORE) Fund is a private nonprofit that has raised more …

Plans for former SMART Paper site move forward
Journal-News.com
Nearly two weeks after the former Champion/SMART Paper mill’s smokestack was demolished in Hamilton, the site’s owners are moving forward to create new development on the nearly 45 acres west of the Great Miami River.The Champion Paper Mill was founded as a coating mill in 1894, and paper-making continued on …

Hamilton! in the news – July 8, 2014

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Rescued firefighter recovering after fall
Journal-News.com
The Hamilton firefighter who was injured in a structure fire on the eve of Independence Day is “hobbling along,” he told the Journal-News.“Things could have been a lot worse,” said Firefighter Brandon Hudson, who is temporarily on crutches after falling between two buildings and being wedged between the opposing walls.Five …

Hamilton business expo will again include job fair
Journal-News.com
The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s annual business expo returns to Hamilton on Thursday.Last year, the chamber put a new twist on the yearly expo, and organized a job fair to run with it. The job fair is also back for 2014 in partnership with OhioMeansJobs-Butler County, said Laura Merrill, …

Ohio’s governor focuses on small business owners in swing through several Ohio cities
The Republic
HAMILTONOhio — Ohio’s governor will focus on small businesses in a swing through three western Ohio cities. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has …

Hamilton home catches fire
WKRC TV Cincinnati
HAMILTONOhio (WKRC) — A fire broke out at the 1100 block of 11th Avenue in Hamilton Monday night. The fire started on the porch around 11:30 …

 

 

Hamilton! in the news – July 7, 2014

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City moves forward with natural gas station
Journal-News.com
The city of Hamilton is moving along with construction of the compressed natural gas station on Route 4, now slated to open in October 2014.Since the station’s groundbreaking in April, parking lot construction has begun, with site preparation and concrete curbs already completed. Substantial completion of the parking lot is …

FBC Crew Earns appsbar.com App of the Day Honor
PR Web (press release)
FBC Crew serves as the mobile platform for the HamiltonOhio-based First Baptist Church. (PRWEB) July 06, 2014. Appsbar has awarded its App of …

Increased mutual aid strains some fire departments
Journal-News.com
Mutual aid calls between fire and emergency medical services in Butler County have increased significantly in recent years, leaving some chiefs concerned about how well they can cover their own communities while helping others.For example, in 2012, Hamilton received 33 mutual aid assists from other communities, according to department statistics. …

Shed shielded alleged sex crimes from village
Journal-News.com
An Apostolic church, the village hall and the police department crowd a small block in the village of New Miami. It’s the same block — just 300 feet from where police officers come and go from their office — where detectives allege Luke D. Buchanan raped and molested adolescent boys …

Ohioans forego millions in taxes revenues in exchange for new jobs
Insurance News Net
By Chelsey Levingston, Journal-News, HamiltonOhio … While millions in tax breaks were awarded, Ohio businesses grew payrolls by 43,100 jobs, …

Alberta Schneider
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
She was born April 27, 1930, at HamiltonOhio, to the late James Chesley and Mary (Belcher) Seals. She married Ralph F. Schneider on June 23, …

 

Hamilton! in the news – July 4, 2014

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Firefighter makes ‘mayday’ call, is rescued in Hamilton
Journal-News.com
A Hamilton firefighter made a “mayday” call and had to be rescued Thursday night while battling a “very large fire” at a Main Street building. Fire crews were called just before 9:15 p.m. to a fire that started in the back part of the building that houses the Chinese Lantern …

Firefighter rescued from fire at Hamilton Chinese restaurant
WCPO
HAMILTONOhio — A Hamilton firefighter made a “mayday” call and had to be rescued Thursday night while battling a “very large fire” at building that …

New Miami hires police chief
Insurance News Net
By Amanda Seitz, Journal-News, HamiltonOhio … Gilbert, who was most recently a deputy with the Hamilton County Criminal Bailiff’s Division, will be …

Firefighter, 24, loses leg, keeps dream job
Columbus Dispatch
HAMILTONOhio — Franklin Firefighter Matthew Hicks is back doing what he loves — saving people’s lives — after nearly losing his own in a …