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May 21 Run at Miami Regionals to Benefit Student Veterans

Miami University Regionals will hold the 2nd annual 5K Run for Vets to on the Hamilton Campus 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21st.  The proceeds from the run will benefit student veteran programs at the Regionals through support and service. The run will begin at Miami Hamilton and follow a flat road course from University Blvd. to Neilen Blvd. and back.

 Early registration will occur through May 20 with day-of-registration opening at 7:30 a.m. The cost to register is $20 for early registration, $25 for day-of-registration and $15 for all veterans.

Participants will receive a race shirt and post-race refreshments. If you register early you will receive a second t-shirt the day of the race.

This event is sponsored by Marcell’s Inc. Towing & Used Parts, Flub’s, AMVETS POST 1983, Hamilton Joes, Trenton Tactical, Discover Auto Center Inc., Liberty Center, M&G Body Shop, Planet Fitness, Ross Bakery, Hamilton High School, Miami Hamilton Athletics, Hamilton Police Department, and Miami University Hamilton’s Student Veterans Association.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Quentin Jones at or visit .

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Miami Hamilton Downtown Offers Leadership Workshop October 30

Miami University Hamilton Downtown will host a workshop titled How Self-Managing Your Personality and Your Emotional Intelligence Can be Critical for Your Overall Career Success and Happiness from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, October 30.

  In this session, participants will learn their Big Five Personality Dimension scores and Emotional Intelligent Quotient and how they relate to successful self-management and external relationship interactions. This workshop is facilitated by Miami Hamilton’s Dr. Lucinda Parmer.
A light lunch will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required. RSVP at  For more information, call 513.785.3005. Miami University Hamilton Downtown is located at 221 High Street in Hamilton.


Time to enroll for fall semester at Miami Hamilton

Miami University’s regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown are encouraging continuing students to register now for classes that begin on August 24. If you are a current student and need to meet with an advisor to select your courses or change your major you can call Miami Hamilton’s Advising office at 513.785.3129, Miami Middletown’s at 513.727.3440 or VOA Learning Center in West Chester at 513.895.8862.

New first-time college students planning to attend this fall semester must apply by August 1. Applicants must submit official high school or GED transcripts, and the $35 application fee. New transfer students must additionally provide official college transcripts.

From August 3 – August 14, offices will be open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday. Bookstore hours will be 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday.

Beginning August 17 – September 4, offices will be open from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday. Bookstore hours will be 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday.

The bookstore, admission, academic advising and learning assistance,  financial aid, records and registration, business services and cashier offices will also be open from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 22.

To learn more about our bachelor’s degrees, visit For more information, contact Miami Hamilton’s Admission office at 513.785.3111 or Miami Middletown’s at 513.727.3216. Miami University Hamilton is located at 1601 University Blvd. Miami University Middletown is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.

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Things that used to get in the paper #1: Showdown on the Wardlow Farm

On its society page of February 25, 1903, after giving the highlights of the teenage dance in the village of Kyle and reports the snow drifting across the north-south roads so badly that they were impassable, the Hamilton Evening Democrat reported on this incident at the Wardlow farm:

The Hamilton (Ohio) Evening Democrat, February 25, 1903
The Hamilton (Ohio) Evening Democrat, February 25, 1903

One of our young and enterprising farmers had quite an experience with a small and mysterious animal the other morning about daylight. Mr. Wardlow, on going out to attend to some stock quite a distance from the house, saw a small moving object in the path ahead of him, coming in his direction. He cried “Shoo!” and “Get out!” but it was neither a sheep nor a dog, and didn’t understand but kept right on coming toward him. It had its banner raised high in the air, as though to defy the world, so Mr. Wardlow retreated and fortified himself behind a pile of rocks, and when the animal came within shooting distance commenced a bombardment of rocks, but he was a poor shot and the animal came forward until it was near enough to begin its own defense, and it wasn’t long until he had its enemy on the run. It was then Mr. Wardlow found the beast was a skunk, better known as a polecat. Mr. Wardlow’s hired hand says he was a half day hauling the rocks off the meadow, where Mr. Wardlow had his battle and was defeated, for he left the polecat in possession of the whole domain.

Now we know this fellow as Lorel Wardlow, the beleaguered husband who in 1917 was poisoned in a conspiracy between his wife and his farm hand, the subject of A Two-Dollar Terror #2, “The Arsenic Affair: The True Crime of Belle Wardlow and Harry Cowdry.

The Arsenic Affair A Two-Dollar Terror #2
A Two-Dollar Terror #2


Looking for something to do this weekend?

THINGS TO DOThere are a lot of local activities slated for this week and weekend. Here’s a brief look at events:

ANIMAL FRIENDS HUMANE SOCIETY FIFTH BIRTHDAY PAW-TY: The local pet shelter is celebrating its fifth anniversary in its new facility by offering $5 dog and cat adoptions, and $10 micro-chipping. More than 30 vendors will be on hand at the “paw-ty” from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. It will be at AFHC, 1820 Princeton Road, Hamilton.

NATIONAL FARMER’S MARKET WEEK: From Aug. 3-9, it’s National Farmer’s Market Week. The Hamilton Farmer’s Market takes place from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, and repeats at the same time and day through Nov. 1.

WORLD’S LONGEST YARD SALE: Taking place Thursday through Sunday, many vendors will be set up along U.S. 127 all the way from Gadsden, Alabama through Addison, Michigan. It runs through our area along Pleasant Avenue. HGTV will be filming segments at Pleasant Treasures on Friday.

HONOR AND REMEMBER CONCERT: A free concert event from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 at RiversEdge, 116 Dayton St., Hamilton, celebrates the freedom we have and honors heroes and their families. This is the third annual Honor and Remember Concert. Take a lawn chair.

SACRED HEART FESTIVAL: Bands at this year’s Sacred Heart Festival include Pistol Holler (Friday), Bad Habit (Saturday) and Naked Karate Girls on Sunday. Friday is a fish fry, Saturday includes pulled pork from Rib City and Sunday’s chicken dinner is from Rib City. The festival is 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. It takes place at the church grounds, 400 Nilles Road, Fairfield.

Fans of ’90s music should head to Groovin’ on the Green today

THINGS TO DOLocal band Zack Attack plays hits from the 1990s, and will be live today in Fairfield as part of the Groovin’ on the Green concert series.

The show is slated for 7 p.m. at the Village Green amphitheatre, 411 Wessel Drive. It’s a free show, but take a lawn chair.

Other Groovin’ shows coming up include:

Aug. 7: Kick N Flava

Aug. 14: The Klaberheads

Aug. 21: Sentimiento Bachata Band

Aug. 28: BlueStone Ivory

Check out the Groovin’ on the Green website for a list of participating vendors, to see photos and other information regarding the concert series.



What’s happening in August?

THINGS TO DOThere are lots of things to do and to get involved with in the month of August. Here are a few of the many activities. For more, check out the website for a calendar. To add your event, email


MOVIES IN THE PARK: “E.T.” 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2, RiversEdge, 116 Dayton St., Hamilton. Free, take blankets and chairs. More information on the facebook event page.

SUNBONNET DAYS: Aug. 2-3, Gilbert Farms Park, 6181 Ross Road, Fairfield. Free family event, guided tours. More info here.

54TH ANNUAL FLYING CIRCUS AIRSHOW: Aug. 2-3, Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Airport Road, Hamilton. Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club. More info at

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: Aug. 5, Monroe Community Park, Monroe. Free. ArtsWave presents “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream.” (In West Chester Aug. 15, Oxford on Aug. 26 and Hamilton on Aug. 27.)

“WILLY RUSSELL’S BLOOD BROTHERS” AUDITIONS: Aug. 5-6, Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre, Third Street, Hamilton, Musical. Details on the theater company’s website,

THIRD ANNUAL HONOR & REMEMBER CONCERT: Aug. 8-9. Concerts beginning at 5:30 p.m. both nights. RiversEdge Park, 116 Dayton St., Hamilton. More information on the facebook event page.

KICK N FLAVA: 7 p.m. Aug. 7, Groovin’ on the Green concert series, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield.

HUMP DAY CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Aug. 13 and Aug. 27, Voice of America MetroPark. Concerts by VOA lake, boxed dinner available by advance order. Make reservations on MetroParks website.

THE KLABERHEADS: 7 p.m. Aug. 14, Groovin’ on the Green concert series, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield.

FREEKBASS AND KELLY RICHEY:  6 p.m. Aug. 14, RiversEdge Park. 116 Dayton St., Hamilton. More information on the facebook event page.

“THE SOUND OF MUSIC” AUDITIONS: Aug. 24-25 (youth), Sept. 2-3 (adults). Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre, Third Street, Hamilton, Musical. Details on the theater company’s website,

AFTER-HOURS ON THE SQUARE @ UNION CENTRE: 6 p.m. Aug. 7 (My Sister Sarah), Aug. 14 (Zack Attack), Aug. 21 (Fast Forward Band) and Aug. 28 (Naked Karate Girls). Musical performances, 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester Twp.

SENTIMIENTO BACHATA BAND: 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Groovin’ on the Green concert series, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield.

THE WHISKEY GENTRY AND JIM BURNS BAND: 6 p.m. Aug. 28, RiversEdge Park, 116 Dayton St., Hamilton. More information on the event’s facebook page.

BLUESTONE IVORY: 7 p.m. Aug. 28, Groovin’ on the Green concert series, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield.



13TH ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16, The Covedale Center For Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Price Hill. Local artists with original works, outdoor event.

Board of Elections offers pay for poll workers

The Butler County Board of Elections is in need of 1,800 poll workers for the Nov. 4 election. 

Those who apply and are accepted will be paid $160 for the day they work at a polling place. Workers are also paid $10 to take online training and will attend a three-hour training course at the beginning of October.

Poll workers report to their assigned polls at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 to set it up. They again report to the poll at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 as it opens at 6:30 a.m. for voters.

Polls close at 7:30 p.m.

Interested applicants may apply at For more information by phone, call (513) 795-5711.