Lawrence Budd

Covers Warren County, including Springboro, Lebanon and surrounding communities. He has worked as a reporter for 30 years, more than 20 years in Ohio. He has won two awards for investigative reporting from Ohio AP and one for community service from the Society of Professional Journalists of Ohio. He was a Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Reporting at The Ohio State University in 1995-96.

Latest from Lawrence Budd

Warren County commissioners split over how to manage housing growth
 Warren County commissioners disagreed last week about whether too many residential developments are being approved in the county and whether they should hold back some water and sewer service approvals to temper such growth. A request from South Lebanon to extend sewer service to 64 acres it recently annexed for a 177-home housing development...

Posted: a day ago

Warren County commissioners disagreed last week about whether too many residential developments are being approved in the county and whether they should hold back some water and sewer service approvals to temper such growth. A request from South Lebanon to extend sewer service to 64 acres it recently annexed for a 177-home housing development...
Springboro teacher trades classroom for active duty again
 A Springboro teacher will be leaving his local students to train soldiers deploying overseas as part of his service with the U.S. Army Reserve. Keith Pohlman, a history teacher at Springboro High School and staff sergeant and network security specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve, has previously deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. This time,...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Springboro teacher will be leaving his local students to train soldiers deploying overseas as part of his service with the U.S. Army Reserve. Keith Pohlman, a history teacher at Springboro High School and staff sergeant and network security specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve, has previously deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. This time,...
Lebanon boy charged with inducing panic on same day as school lockdown
 A 17-year-old Lebanon boy was placed on house arrest on Wednesday, accused of inducing panic at Lebanon High School a week ago. The case is not a result of a morning lockdown at the school on Drake Road in Lebanon, according to Superintendent Toddy Yohey. “Students heard subject state in class that he was going ‘to shoot up the...

Posted: 6 days ago

A 17-year-old Lebanon boy was placed on house arrest on Wednesday, accused of inducing panic at Lebanon High School a week ago. The case is not a result of a morning lockdown at the school on Drake Road in Lebanon, according to Superintendent Toddy Yohey. “Students heard subject state in class that he was going ‘to shoot up the...
Man who streamed struggle with Springboro police now seeks treatment
 The former Springboro man who struggled with local police while streaming live on Facebook is seeking treatment in lieu of conviction on charges of obstructing official business and failure to comply with two officers who took him into custody. Samuel P. Ronan’s lawyer filed the motion on Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court...

Posted: 6 days ago

The former Springboro man who struggled with local police while streaming live on Facebook is seeking treatment in lieu of conviction on charges of obstructing official business and failure to comply with two officers who took him into custody. Samuel P. Ronan’s lawyer filed the motion on Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court...
Lebanon High School temporarily locked down after gun report
 Lebanon High School was temporarily locked down today after a student sent a text message that indicated someone with a gun had been spotted outside the school, according to reports. At 12:15 p.m. Superintendent Todd Yohey sent a text message: “Lockdown lifted. No immediate threat. Post being investigated.” At 11:55 a.m., a Lebanon...

Posted: 6 days ago

Lebanon High School was temporarily locked down today after a student sent a text message that indicated someone with a gun had been spotted outside the school, according to reports. At 12:15 p.m. Superintendent Todd Yohey sent a text message: “Lockdown lifted. No immediate threat. Post being investigated.” At 11:55 a.m., a Lebanon...
‘Our world was turned upside down’: Man, 72, sentenced for crash that killed 74-year-old
 A 72-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 45 days of house arrest, and his driver’s license was suspended for two years, for running a stop sign while on a delivery route and causing a crash that killed another man in his 70s. Danny Hiler, of Georgetown, pleaded no contest and was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and a stop-sign...

Posted: 7 days ago

A 72-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 45 days of house arrest, and his driver’s license was suspended for two years, for running a stop sign while on a delivery route and causing a crash that killed another man in his 70s. Danny Hiler, of Georgetown, pleaded no contest and was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and a stop-sign...
Springboro councilman had 2 potential conflicts, skipped arts center votes
 One member of Springboro City Council didn’t vote last week to move forward with the redevelopment of the city’s central crossroads. Councilman Stephen Harding recused himself and left the council chambers on Thursday before developer Jerad Barnett began his presentation on a $4.5 million performing arts center where tenants,...

Posted: 7 days ago

One member of Springboro City Council didn’t vote last week to move forward with the redevelopment of the city’s central crossroads. Councilman Stephen Harding recused himself and left the council chambers on Thursday before developer Jerad Barnett began his presentation on a $4.5 million performing arts center where tenants,...
Latest commitments add to $30M plans for Springboro central crossroads
 The Springboro City Council has committed more money to the ongoing redevelopment of the city’s central crossroads, which will total about $30 million used to recreate the downtown core when completed. The council voted 6-0 on Thursday to move ahead with plans to build a $4.5 performing arts center anchoring redevelopment of six...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Springboro City Council has committed more money to the ongoing redevelopment of the city’s central crossroads, which will total about $30 million used to recreate the downtown core when completed. The council voted 6-0 on Thursday to move ahead with plans to build a $4.5 performing arts center anchoring redevelopment of six...
Children at the center of another deadly domestic violence case
 Six children have been caught up in the latest case of what police allege is a murder involving family members in Warren County. Christopher Timmons, 35, remains in the county jail, charged last week with murder in the fatal shooting of Darlene Yocum, 32, on Aug. 4 at their home while five children were there. A search warrant reviewed by...

Posted: 8 days ago

Six children have been caught up in the latest case of what police allege is a murder involving family members in Warren County. Christopher Timmons, 35, remains in the county jail, charged last week with murder in the fatal shooting of Darlene Yocum, 32, on Aug. 4 at their home while five children were there. A search warrant reviewed by...
Pedestrian killed on U.S. 35 worked, performed at Dayton club  
 Co-workers are putting together a fundraiser and celebration of the life of Timothy R. Wood, the man struck and killed while walking on U.S. 35 on Friday. Wood, 33, of Xenia, was a bartender and performer at MJ’s on Jefferson in Dayton, company officials said. “He was a very popular employee amongst our customers,” General...

Posted: 9 days ago

Co-workers are putting together a fundraiser and celebration of the life of Timothy R. Wood, the man struck and killed while walking on U.S. 35 on Friday. Wood, 33, of Xenia, was a bartender and performer at MJ’s on Jefferson in Dayton, company officials said. “He was a very popular employee amongst our customers,” General...