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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Township wants unfinished day care torn down
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'Not coming ever.' Someone in Deerfield Twp. had a bit of fun with the old 'Coming Soon' sign for the Children's Learning Adventure. For the township, however, the unfinished day care project at 8200 Wilkens Blvd. has been anything but fun.  "Construction stalled soon after it started and then they ended up filing for bankruptcy in early...
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A 34-year-old Middletown man was charged with burglary hours after he was released from Atrium Medical Center, where he had been treated for injuries he suffered in a car accident, according to a Middletown police report. Police were called Saturday morning to an apartment in the 2300 block of South Breiel Boulevard after someone heard glass breaking...
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Butler County taxing bodies get $2 million boost
Butler County taxing bodies get $2 million boost

Every year the Butler County Auditor’s Office refunds excess administrative fees to local taxing jurisdictions, and this year the schools and governments will get a total of just over $2 million. For calculating and distributing real estate tax collections to local governments, the state legislature sets the fee that county auditors collect from...
Middletown man pleads guilty to public indecency
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A Middletown man pleaded guilty to public indecency, a third-degree misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, according to police and court records. Michael D. Adkins, 52, was charged with public indecency after he allegedly defecated beside a Dumpster in the 1000 block of Central Avenue, according to a police report. A woman called police...
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