Danielle White, 7, of Hamilton, picks up eggs during the Easter Egg Hunt at Hamilton Church of God on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Staff photo by Samantha Grier
A dedication ceremony is held for the South Second Street ArtWorks mural titled "Hamilton Waterways, Past and Present" on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. Staff photo by Samantha Grier.
Jalisco Special is a dish served at El Rancho Grande at the Commons at Liberty Falls on Cincinnati-Dayton Road. Staff photo by Samantha Grier.
Fiesta Burrito is a dish served at El Rancho Grande. Staff photo by Samantha Grier.
Sam Burns, 12, of Lebanon, gets drenched during the Warren County Fair on Friday, July 20, 2012. Staff photo by Samantha Grier
Fenwick's 60th annual festival is held on Friday, June 22, 2012. Staff photo by Samantha Grier
Debbie Young((cq)) of Newbury, Ohio, brings a hot air balloon basket out of a truck during the 7th annual MidFirst Ohio Challenge, held the weekend of July 17 at Smith Park. High winds forced the organizers to cancel the balloon glow and balloon launch. Staff photo by Samantha Grier.
Bob Evans on Tylersville in West Chester. The extensive remodeling and renovation initiative that Bob Evans Restaurants launched in Dayton in 2010 is now sweeping into the Hamilton and greater Cincinnati area, the company announced Wednesday. Bob Evans officials also announced the chain will expand into Arkansas, its 19th state, this year...
Kindergartners Hailie Peters, left, and Addison Sandlin sing a song about groundhogs to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot" during Ridgeway Elementary's Groundhog Day celebration in Hamilton on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. The was postponed a day due to weather. SAMANTHA GRIER / STAFF
Middletown senior catcher Kyle Schwarber has signed to continue his baseball career at Indiana University.Staff photo by Samantha Grier.
Monroe city council recently gave city manager Bill Brock a 3-percent raise. FILE PHOTO
Jack Koole of Kalamazoo, Mich., wears an antenna hardhat at Hamvention in 2008. Dayton Hamvention is held at the Hara Arena this weekend. The event, in it's 57th year and the largest event of it's kind, showcases amateur radio technology. Conventioneers come from all over the world. Staff photo by Samantha Grier.
Cliff Ford of Detroit, left, and Chuckie Love of Warren, Ohio compete during the second day of the Hamilton Cornhole Cup on Saturday, June 23, 2012. The event's organizing committee is partnering with the American Cornhole Organization for the Hamilton Cornhole Cup, which will be the second ACO Masters Series Major on the 2012 ACO Tour and...
Fun activities for families, including talent shows, music, games, food and more, are planned for the 15th annual Multicultural Arts Festival on June 18 at Douglass Park in Middletown.
Poll worker Judy Meyer displays voting stickers at the Butler County Board of Elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Staff photo by Samantha Grier
Fairfield will debut its weekly farmers market on Wednesday, April 20, which will run every Wednesday until Oct. 19. FILE PHOTO
In this 2012 file photo, Hal McCoy speaks during the annual Fairfield Chamber of Commerce dinner at Receptions Conference Center. STAFF FILE PHOTO
UKathy Becker, the CEO at Transitional Living, has been named senior vice president of the new organization, The Community Health Alliance.
Ann Bressler is a volunteer with Fort Hamilton Hospital and she also runs the Bargain Bungalow, whose proceeds were donated to the hospital. Staff photo by Samantha Grier.
Visitors shop at Trader’s World flea market on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. STAFF PHOTO