Butler County history: Passenger trains roll through local communities


Butler County residents were previously able to travel the region by passenger train.

Click the photo gallery below for black and white images of passenger trains operating in Butler County.



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Police: Man pays for pizza with fake $50 bill; gives driver $1 tip
Police: Man pays for pizza with fake $50 bill; gives driver $1 tip

A Hamilton man was charged with petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, and failure to appear on a $2,500 warrant after he allegedly paid for pizza with a fake $50 bill, Middletown police said. Daniel Gabbard, 24, also had a warrant out of Butler County for larceny and out of Trenton for drug abuse, according to a police report. Middletown police...
Vehicle found in Ford Canal in Hamilton
Vehicle found in Ford Canal in Hamilton

A vehicle discovered tonight in the Ford Canal was not occupied. Hamilton police and fire crews were called sometime around 7 p.m. to the canal, according to a social media post from Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit. It was not clear how the vehicle got in the water, and Bucheit said: “The incident is under investigation and recovery...
100 new manufacturing jobs coming to Monroe. Here’s how to apply
100 new manufacturing jobs coming to Monroe. Here’s how to apply

Illinois-based automotive parts manufacturer UGN Inc. has chosen Monroe to be the focus of its 2018 expansion efforts. The Warren County site at 201 Exploration Drive was selected over another in Valparaiso, Ind., following an announcement in February that UGN planned to expand at one of its two Midwest locations. The expansion will require 111 new...
Man tapes meth to genitalia to smuggle into Middletown jail
Man tapes meth to genitalia to smuggle into Middletown jail

Police said a man attempted to smuggle methamphetamine into the Middletown City Jail by taping it to his genitalia. Police were summoned to the Middletown Municipal Court on July 11 after officials became aware that Christopher Miller, 42, of Middletown, was there and had active arrest warrants against him.  After the arrest warrants were confirmed...
Unwelcome swimmers sought in Oxford burglary
Unwelcome swimmers sought in Oxford burglary

Oxford police were called to Level 27 apartments on Southpointe Parkway at 10:27 a.m. July 2 on a report of five people entering the swimming pool area before two of them went inside the clubhouse causing damage and leaving with an Xbox 360 pulled from a wall mount. The officer was shown video of three males and two females illegally entering the pool...
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