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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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OVI checkpoint tonight in Butler County
OVI checkpoint tonight in Butler County

The Butler County OVI Task Force will be conducting an OVI checkpoint tonight, Nov. 16, in Monroe. The checkpoint will be located on Cincinnati-Dayton Road at Todhunter Road, according to the Task Force. The northbound lanes will be checked from 7 p.m. to about 10 p.m., according to the Task Force. In addition to the checkpoint, there will be saturation...
OSP cruiser hit on slick I-75 in Butler County
OSP cruiser hit on slick I-75 in Butler County

A trooper who stopped to respond to a crash Wednesday night was inside his cruiser when it was struck on Interstate 75. The right two southbound lanes were shut down following the crash reported around 10:15 p.m. near the Cincinnati-Dayton Road exit in West Chester Twp. The trooper and a passenger were in the cruiser when it was rear-ended, but both...
Middletown arson dog finds evidence that leads to arrest of GE contractor
Middletown arson dog finds evidence that leads to arrest of GE contractor

Middletown’s arson canine and his handler were recognized Tuesday for their efforts in the March 1 investigation of a fire at General Electric’s Evendale campus. 859 Board Up is a disaster cleanup and assistance company in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky that assists property owners with the havoc raised when facing a fire. The company...
Police: Gun pulled with the threat ‘I’ll kill you, old man’
Police: Gun pulled with the threat ‘I’ll kill you, old man’

A Middletown man was charged with aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, after he allegedly pulled a pistol and said: “I’ll kill you, old man,” according to a Middletown police report. Isaac Frazier, 21, told police he didn’t have a pistol on him during the alleged altercation Friday morning, but he had a weapon inside...
Fairfield High School lockdown lifted after 2 men chased from school grounds
Fairfield High School lockdown lifted after 2 men chased from school grounds

UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m.: The Journal-News spoke with Fairfield Schools Superintendent Billy Smith just minutes ago at the high school. Students were not in danger and no weapons were seen on the two men, he said, adding that drugs are not believed to have been involved in the incident that led police to chase two alleged tresspassers from the school grounds...
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