BUTLER COUNTY — Butler County businessman Jeffery Couch has been indicted by a grand jury on felony charges for allegedly assaulting his wife. West Chester Twp. police charged Couch, 51, of Tamarron Drive in West Chester Twp., during the early-morning hours of March 2 for felonious assault and misdemeanor domestic violence. The court documents say police allege he “did knowingly cause serious physical harm to Shelley Couch” when he punched his wife in the face “multiple times and slammed her head onto a paved driveway multiple times.” FIRST REPORT: Butler County RV business owner faces assault, domestic violence charges Today, a Butler county grand jury returned indictments against Couch for felonious assault, attempted felonious assault and misdemeanor domestic violence, according to the indictment.Couch was arraigned last week by a magistrate in Butler County Area II Court, where bond was set at $16,000. A protection order was also issued … [Read more...] about Butler County RV business owner indicted on felony charges for allegedly assaulting wife
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By Eric Schwartzberg, Staff Writer BUTLER COUNTY — The weekend’s two-day snowfall throughout Butler County was caused by “a fairly slow moving system,” according to Brian Coniglio, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Wilmington office.“That’s why the snow lasted for a couple of days,” said Coniglio, who noted that because the system remained to the south of the area, it left the region in the cold air. That meant residents didn’t have to worry about mixed precipitation like rain, sleet or freezing rain, he said. MORE: Butler County snowfall tops Cincinnati, Dayton area totals “It was primarily a snow event, and all the moisture that we feeding into the slow-moving storm system turned to snow,” Coniglio said. “So it’s not hard to be getting hour after hour of snow that doesn’t stop.”Sunday morning’s “extra surge of moisture and energy” … [Read more...] about Why did Butler County get so much snow this weekend?
By Denise G. Callahan, Staff Writer BUTLER COUNTY — Butler County taxpayers could be impacted if alleged violations at the Butler County Regional Airport are found to be true.Ron Davis, who was fired as the county airport’s manager in April 2017, filed a complaint with the Federal Aviation Administration on Sept. 11 and sued the county in April this year. He is making allegations against the commissioners, sheriff, county administrator and others in a lawsuit seeking reinstatement to his job and its $93,710 salary. RELATED: Fired airport manager asks judge not to toss his lawsuit Davis claims he was fired for questioning how airport terminal construction was paid for and warehouse space rented by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at the airport. He claims both issues, among others, may have violated FAA regulations.The allegation pertaining to the sheriff’s office seems to have the highest potential for a monetary ramification to the … [Read more...] about Alleged airport violations could impact Butler County taxpayers
By Denise G. Callahan, Staff Writer HAMILTON — Veterans get into the Butler County Fair free on Wednesday, and the local veterans board will be on hand to help answer benefits questions for those who have served in the military. The annual county fair is the biggest outreach opportunity for the county’s Veterans Service Commission all year, officials with the department said. RELATED: Butler County Fair king and queen carry on family tradition “There are veterans who will attend the fair — because it’s also Senior Citizens Day — that have never talked to anyone about their benefits,” Caroline Bier, executive director of the commission said. “When they come to our booth we’ve been able to generate appointments in our office as a result of being out at the fair.” Veterans just need to show identification proving their service at the admission gate and they’ll save the $8 entrance fee. MORE: Number of … [Read more...] about Fair offers huge outreach opportunity for Butler County Veterans Service Commission
By Lauren Pack, Staff Writer BUTLER COUNTY — At the age of 67, David Kash is trading the suits he donned daily in the courtroom for a more casual look on the golf course and in the yard of his Middletown home.Kash will retire at the end of this month after 17 years as Assistant Butler County Prosecutor and 21 years in private practice.Last month, Kash tried his last case with fellow Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Heile that ended with the conviction of one of three men in an Oxford rape case. On Friday, he was in the courtroom for the sentencing of the trio, marking one of his last appearances as a prosecutor. MORE: Tucker, Parker sentenced to life in murder trial of firefighter “Dave has been a great friend, a wonderful partner in trial and a mentor in life,” Heile said about Kash. “His sage advice and support have gotten me through some difficult times. He was there for my first trial and I was there for his last. I will miss him and the humor … [Read more...] about Longtime Butler County assistant prosecutor retiring