’90s band at the Hard Rock Casino, a fashion show and more

Cirque Goes Broadway

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will play Broadway hits while acrobats, contortionists, tumblers, and balancers defy gravity on aerial silks. See it at the Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$115. For more information, call 513-744-3344 or visit www.cincinnatipops.org.

Tony Rock

Tony Rock (younger brother of Chris) is best known for playing Uncle Ryan on “Everyone Hates Chris” and for being a veteran touring stand-up comic himself. See him at the Funny Bone at Liberty Center, 7518 Bales St., A-120, Liberty Township, on Jan. 21-23. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 513-779-5233 or visit www.liberty.funnybone.com.

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

You may have seen the movie with Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Now, see the original play about the combustible tensions between African-American musicians and white recording studio owners in 1920s Chicago. Check it out at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 21-Feb. 12. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $58-$68. For more information, call 513-381-BARD or visit www.cincyshakes.com.

Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd

This Pink Floyd tribute band is comprised of eight musicians and a production team to recreate the Floyd concert experience, not just music but the special effects, lighting and video. Signs of Life will perform hits and rarities from every Floyd album. See them at the Sorg Opera House, 57 S. Main St., Middletown, on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$30. For more information, visit www.sorgoperahouse.org.

Geoff Tate

Geoff Tate, the ex-lead singer of progressive metal band, Queensryche, will be commemorating the 30th anniversary of “Empire,” Queensryche’s most mainstream album, which featured the hits “Jet City Woman,” “Silent Lucidity,” and “Just Another Rainy Night (Without You).” See him at the Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, on Jan. 22 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40. For more information, call 513-616-2640 or visit www.ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.

Better Than Ezra

This alternative rock band achieved popularity in the 1990s with their hit single, “Good.” They have released eight albums. See them at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19-$55. For more information, visit www.hardrockcasioncincinnati.com.

Hasan Minhaj

This stand-up comedian is known or being a past correspondent for “The Daily Show” (with both Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah) and for his two award-winning Netflix specials. See him at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45-$95. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.

The Wonderlands rocking the crowd at Bogarts in Cincinnati last night.nLooks like Miles Jena was having some fun!

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But then again, that’s becoming the norm in the entertainment business.”},{“_id”:”Q6QDCN4OPFB2LFFD7NHSLVYODM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642180288130},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“That makes playing more special,” Jena said. “I never take it for granted anymore.””},{“_id”:”F7JLWDBOZVHOLI4MSEWBHQN5AQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642180288131},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The band recently played Bogart’s in Cincinnati in front of about 1,250 fans, Jena said. That was the first time he experienced “a wall of sound” from the audience coming back at him.”},{“_id”:”TH4SA3AJGFAMLD4ELW4X6LBKRI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176849777},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Besides Jena, the band includes Adam Steele, a 2015 Middletown High School graduate who plays bass and sings; Jillian Gavigan, a 2019 Fenwick graduate who sings and plays keyboard; Derek Johnson, a 2018 Ross High School graduate who plays drums; and Patrick Oakes, a 2019 Turpin High graduate, who plays guitar and sings.”},{“_id”:”EMTC42J44FHOZP5SSUXLXRSZG4″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”VMCQGR3BWNGMHOWDBHLIWXKEQA”},”type”:”divider”},{“_id”:”PZM6KQDUJJBA5EYF5Q7VWC2KVQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176849789},”type”:”text”,”content”:”HOW TO GO:”},{“_id”:”RK2BQZ7GUNFVBKHMWPT32APJKU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176849790},”type”:”text”,”content”:”WHAT: The Wonderlands”},{“_id”:”BV46S6HLKFAERNFR2FNDQ3FD7E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176849791},”type”:”text”,”content”:”WHEN: 8-11 p.m., Feb. 4″},{“_id”:”5PROPRK7XBGQLH7LXHZGSZVKXA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176849792},”type”:”text”,”content”:”WHERE: Sorg Opera House, 63. 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Main St., Middletown”},{“_id”:”EV2XCIUORNGD7OVVHU36FAEONY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176849793},”type”:”text”,”content”:”HOW MUCH: $20″},{“_id”:”T7CFUSZ6FZBDJOWTIGCIXFKDDE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176849794},”type”:”text”,”content”:”PURCHASE TICKETS: www.sorgoperahouse.org, www.thewonderlandsband.com“}],”display_date”:”2022-01-17T08:00:00Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Playing the Sorg Opera House ‘a little surreal’ for Butler County band”},”first_publish_date”:”2022-01-17T08:00:00Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”},”_website”:”journal-news”,”parent_id”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:””,”_id”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”TopNav”:null,”TopicsBar”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”},”site”:{“section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:””,”site_title”:”Journal-News | Local News for Hamilton, Middletown”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”journal-news”,”name”:”News”,”_id”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”],”MainMenuRedesign2021″:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”],”TopNav”:[],”TopicsBar”:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”]},”order”:{“SectionMap”:1012,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:1001,”TopicsBar”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1021}}},”_website_section_id”:”journal-news./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”name”:”News”},”tags”:[{“text”:”hjnhomepage”},{“text”:”hjnhptop”},{“text”:”hjnnewsletter”}]},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2022-01-17T08:00:01.224Z”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{“affiliation”:[]},”subtitle”:”The Wonderlands playing the Sorg Opera House”,”width”:6000,”caption”:”The Wonderlands, comprised of five Butler County residents, are headlining a concert Feb. 4 at the Sorg Opera House in Middletown. 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The township was renting the facility to the non-profit for a dollar per year, and Community First paid for maintenance and provided senior programming.”},{“_id”:”EIXA4X66O5ARHJRUI2S74WKU7I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079884},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Welch said a previous trustee board made the deal with Partners in Prime — Community First absorbed that organization — to run the Activity Center. They agreed to pay $100,000 in the beginning and payments were stepped down and eventually rolled to zero.”},{“_id”:”FOT2MTFJTBFPREZSEODD5EUJYQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079885},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The last year that we paid it was 2015 and it was $30,000,” Welch said. “What precipitated that stoppage was Community First was not forthright in giving us their tax returns, and we just became suspicious that they were taking the money we were giving to them for the center in West Chester and using it in other places.””},{“_id”:”HO7EWU2MN5BENH6YOEOGMWSGTM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257469},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Welch said the nonprofits let the building fall into disrepair and the lofty goals of creating a thriving community center never really materialized, but they couldn’t cancel the lease early or they would have had to find Community First another location.”},{“_id”:”N2CEV4C2LFF6PMIQQ6CKYYQ7NE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079886},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In the final year of the 10-year lease the trustees agreed to sell the building to Kroger’s landlord Regency Centers for $1.8 million, but that deal finally collapsed last year. The trustees recently agreed to hire North Ridge Realty Group to market the property with an asking price of $2.5 million.”},{“_id”:”CHQMEGHDCRDYFK67OBYTPRWNPI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257471},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Current community space conundrum”},{“_id”:”264WMVG6EZCNHIKDG5F2HMUEDQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079887},”type”:”text”,”content”:”So the conundrum of providing community space is still an issue, because the trustees do not agree on a solution. The seniors who were ousted from their space three years ago have been begging the trustees to provide them space.”},{“_id”:”HG6Z5EUJVNC3LNAK3LEXMMX5TI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642007965718},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Anne Holbrook, who has frequented trustee meetings, said the seniors needed the Activity Center just so they could be with other people. She accused the trustees of not caring.”},{“_id”:”C36CKGKM5VEDTCDSI5UPOFLVTY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642007965719},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The cutest thing is what one person said to me, and I think you need to think about this: West Chester is the 35th best city — even though it’s not a city — to live in the United States, except if you’re over 55,” she said to a round of applause from the audience.”},{“_id”:”6BJADPAHSFDVFGYUXSZFF663IQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257475},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As this process had dragged on, the seniors have been able to secure meeting space at the Boys & Girls Club, they now meet and have lunch at the library on Fridays and have found a home for the summer.”},{“_id”:”JOC6VD7NMFASXF2P4IAOJCJEMI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079890},”type”:”text”,”content”:”All three trustees have said the township should not be in the social services business, but have expressed a desire to provide space; they just don’t want to grow the size of their government to do it.”},{“_id”:”J5WOWVP2CRFYZFQEFB5QSBLSJQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257477},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We’ve kind of investigated our charter, if you will, and we’re not in the social services business, that’s county, state and federal,” Welch said. “If we continue to focus on our core competencies, police, fire, roads and then parks and cemetery I think we’ll be a lot more sustainable township.””},{“_id”:”LAA7YANDSZGFXKY2BRRPNG2UPE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642007965720},”type”:”text”,”content”:”They also pointed out that in 2004 the township planned to build a community center that would have rivaled the one in Mason with indoor and outdoor pools, gymnasium, physical fitness equipment and classes, an art center, senior center and community spaces.”},{“_id”:”WHPIE6MO2ND7BP7TBXL4QFJPXY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642007965723},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A group of residents put an issue on the ballot to stop the township and won by a vote of 6,801 to 4,094 in May 2005.”},{“_id”:”GTNHEEJHE5CXLFXUJP347A52WU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079894},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Looking ahead to the future”},{“_id”:”VW3PZENVSFFMLIF5FKXAKOWDD4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257481},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Welch said if the Activity Center doesn’t sell, he would consider recreating a community center, as long as they could figure out a way to make it “revenue neutral.””},{“_id”:”TUHSLSRWUJAJLAYXS7KHQB5JSU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257482},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I’m still of the opinion the most conservative thing to do would be to repair it, use it as a true community center and find a way to make it revenue neutral,” Welch said, adding he doesn’t think it would cost anywhere near the $3.4 million estimate.”},{“_id”:”YPA35N5IF5B5THKHF3T4MF72IE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257483},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Wong said someday he would love to have a facility like the Fairfield Arts Center, “that would be wonderful.””},{“_id”:”R6PMYNMSBJFC3FJ7XVM5EA2WP4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079905},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Fairfield Parks and Recreation Director Tiphanie Mays said the 31,610-square-foot Arts Center that draws about 100,000 patrons annually cost $10.2 million and opened in 2005. They have an annual budget of $1.2 million that “supports the operations of the theater, art gallery, dance studio, rental/drop in spaces, as well as associated recreation programming/classes including theater, dance, yoga, summer camp, pottery, arts and crafts, youth and senior programming.””},{“_id”:”62G37FBRNVGVBCCBJEWHTJTFLE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257485},”type”:”text”,”content”:”What about other communities?”},{“_id”:”ZGVUTBFRDJDP3NGQJXPPQUXTAQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079895},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When making their pitch to the commissioners last summer Middletown City Manager Jim Palenick said the Sonny Hill Community Center, which has served youth and families for almost 100 years, “has been patched together and held together” but it is “reaching the end of its useful life.””},{“_id”:”KHMR7WEHINDQTK367YS5UJF73Q”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”S3HCHSRML5AINDZ5HKZZVAWFVE”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”Butler County commissioners hear pitch for $17.3 million in social services projects”,”url”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news/butler-county-commissioners-hear-pitch-for-173-million-in-social-services-projects/2UPFGXXSJFAL5EBBOTFOPNEW3U/”},{“_id”:”ATXL5QKWJZFCJKUPULYLSZNIZY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642002826335},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We really wanted to put together a dramatic opportunity where partnerships could come together and create something quite transformational to our community…,” Palenick said. “That project ultimately will involve a multifunctional opportunity to serve youth literally from birth to 18 and the families that support that youth and all sorts of things in between.””},{“_id”:”2QAUBJE7MJDJXGCDTV5HKGIJCE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079881},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The city owns the community center and Palenick told the Journal-News they pay Community Builders Inc. $120,000 annually to manage the facility. If funding comes through for the expansion, the city and its partners would launch a fundraising campaign to raise $2 to $4 million to sustain it.”},{“_id”:”DAB4AZNUVBBBJGLEECAC7QCOFA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257490},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Great Miami Valley YMCA is looking for $1.9 million to renovate the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Hamilton. Woody Fitton, who is now the retired president and CEO, told the commissioners much of the renovation, which includes resurfacing the gym floor and adding a boxing studio among other additions, is designed to engage disadvantaged youth.”},{“_id”:”LWTA5CJHO5B2LG3CYQURZY77WU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642106257491},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I don’t know whether you would see great importance to this, but if young people are in the center and they’re engaged in constructive programs like youth basketball, they’re not on the streets at 14-years-old…,” Fitton said. “Each individual that we’re able to serve is potentially one less youth at serious risk of criminal activity or worse.””},{“_id”:”DB5TUKP2KVD6DEQL77CDGEQWAA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642098079882},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The commissioners received requests totaling $143.7 million and are still mulling which projects to 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If I could get up and hold a gun, I’d be right over there with them again.””},{“_id”:”NYRXYEHLHRBHRLKTM2WKDODEPY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642015350663},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When he returned to Butler County after the military, he eventually earned his GED, his daughter said. He worked 26 years at Champion International in Hamilton and for a short time at Kroger.”},{“_id”:”W7TTBFZ6URF33J2VLWAL2VBE6E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642015350664},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He never stopped being a drill sergeant, his daughter said. He thought what worked in the military should work at home.”},{“_id”:”PLSXKONFYVHOZKOSEWWQJEUJNM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642015350665},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“He was pretty strict,” White said. “You always hard to follow the law.””},{“_id”:”3URY4VJVXVCOHBF6FXWRM4FZ5I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642015350666},”type”:”text”,”content”:”So you always obeyed your father, right?”},{“_id”:”54EZBSTUGRESHJCB4FQBHJT4PA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642015350667},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Not really,” she said with a laugh. “But I tried.””},{“_id”:”DGGO5B22EJDIVD7F35OYUTHCJQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642011493983},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Daily’s wife of 56 years, Melba, died seven years ago, and he buried a son and daughter, whom he adopted when he married.”},{“_id”:”YI2QKMRAWNERDIEYP7UGMDYB2Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642015350669},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He was supposed to have his funeral last week at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home in Hamilton, but many of his relatives tested positive for COVID-19. 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But it also does not make way for a near-future development of new businesses that they also hoped for when Hamilton officials had a heated public discussion in 2018 about how the 27.3-acre property should be used.”},{“_id”:”MSILLVXAGRBJTM73VEDOGA2BJE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642247931238},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At that time, former City Council Member Rob Wile, who had already left office and owned commercial property across Brookwood Avenue from the center, questioned the wisdom of allowing the property’s owners to build a complex of mini storage units as Phase 1 of what they said would be a five-phase project.”},{“_id”:”GHKIB6K3ANBVBMAV2Q57TXUCRY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642247931239},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Wile said such a use should be allowed as a later development phase for such a significant property, and said he feared the site, which was marked by deep potholes, would remain a largely abandoned eyesore. Its buildings which had experienced break-ins and collapsing roofs.”},{“_id”:”MZAFJFNVFRDF5GSLPC2B5IDSMI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642247931240},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Later phases of the project were to include Phase 2, clearing of the buildings with the collapsing roofs; Phase 3, two proposed commercial buildings with retail on the ground floor, offices on the second; and potentially condominiums on the third level; Phase 4, a drive-thru restaurant of about 4,100 square feet on 1.2 acres; and Phase 5: A full-service car wash on 0.7 acres.”},{“_id”:”EJH62OTO25G6LDZWIWRLWRCBUU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642247931241},”type”:”text”,”content”:”City Manager Joshua Smith told Wile in an August, 2018 meeting: “I truly believe, in my heart of hearts, that if we clean this up, get the parking lot, get the entryways put back into good shape, put a couple of solid, good-looking buildings up, that this property will move incredibly quick.””},{“_id”:”HWNKUUDXJRCMJOCHDHYOW2G644″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”FYT5GIDXOJGBPDQZ5FFP2OX654″},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”From 2018: Hamilton West Shopping Center plan stirs debate”,”url”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news/hamilton-west-shopping-center-plan-stirs-debate-will-help/kwGo1Y14D6JRFlUbh6VbXO/”},{“_id”:”XSSET7BPNFHUNCGAMUYXA4FGAY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642247931243},”type”:”text”,”content”:”City Planning Director Liz Hayden this week said no immediate development seems to be in the future.”},{“_id”:”UCS4CD3BHJHPFMKSSMBLYE7DGE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642247931244},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I don’t have anything exciting to tell you, honestly,” she said.”},{“_id”:”XNVKPGEP55EHHNB5PJE6XZD54A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642247931245},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Instead, “One of the requirements that we had before they opened the storage facility was that they needed to complete the demolition of the remainder of the property,” Hayden said. “So they’re demolishing it in preparation and hoping to move toward occupancy of the storage facility.””},{“_id”:”24YTVJHX6BBF5AVAMHCMWO7CHM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642247931246},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“But we have not heard anything specific about plans for development, where the demolition would make room for something new,” she said.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”coxohio”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”This is what the pothold-filled parking lot looked like at Hamilton West Shopping Center in 2018, before temporary pavement repairs were made to some areas of it. 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The visiting Bengals beat the Raiders 32-13 on Nov. 21.”},{“_id”:”NXXWA6OGJ5DSBFCXHE5SCJA7Y4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642186599659},”type”:”text”,”content”:”‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’”},{“_id”:”SL634JRDZBDUZBRKCXHWYDYN74″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642186599660},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Pastor Michael Bailey, a season ticket holder for eight years and a fan since the Bengals opened play in 1968, looks at being a diehard football fan to living life.”},{“_id”:”7XCFLTQMENGTVE5V4M4CAHGH6I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642186599661},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We all have struggles,” the Middletown pastor said. “There are victories, there are deserts and there are droughts. You just have to keep fighting for the win.””},{“_id”:”TTDMQOUPYVEOZH62J3OBSDSKHY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642186599662},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bailey, 68, who attends every home game with his wife of 48 years Patsy, said the Bengals’ success is due to two players, Burrow and rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase “growing up together.””},{“_id”:”JZH5AWCI4BC2PJVI75XD6XLOFA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642186599663},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Their youth and talent give Bailey hope for this postseason and for years to come.”},{“_id”:”NXXWA6OGJ5DSBFCXHE5SCJA7Y4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642186599664},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“You ain’t seen nothing yet,” he said.”},{“_id”:”U3MT47YNWVFEDJC4MC3MUUXAQE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642186599665},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bailey was 37 the last time the Bengals walked off winners in the postseason. A win today, he said, means “one more Who-Dey.””},{“_id”:”R3F4IPKDP5G4XEPFFYG6NE6Z3U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432553},”type”:”text”,”content”:”‘There have been some hard days’”},{“_id”:”5NCUQQIHVVDGDDTMX2YN37GDDA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432554},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dirk Allen, director of admissions and media relations for Badin High School, was 35 and sports editor of the Hamilton JournalNews the last time the Bengals won a playoff game. His father gave him Bengals tickets for Christmas 1967 and he’s been a season ticket holder ever since.”},{“_id”:”3SIXZ2PZIREDRDXTX6X7P6OLLI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432555},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s been a heck of an enjoyable season with some ups and downs,” said Allen, who bet the Bengals would win more than 6.5 games this season when he was vacationing in Las Vegas. “I love the Bengals, but there have been some hard days.””},{“_id”:”U4GOFC6W75B3FB4VHPERLUB5AU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432556},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Hard days that lasted more than three decades.”},{“_id”:”G23PU4HEYVFCDNKOAH3LIMSL5Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432557},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Bengals are 5-14 overall in the playoffs, 1-8 in Wild Card games, 2-4 in Division games, 2-0 in AFC Championship games and, of course, 0-2 in Super Bowls. Thanks Joe Montana.”},{“_id”:”MCGSBNB3HVESZPC7IIIYUDSCLI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432558},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Allen thinks this team is different than previous Bengals. He called Burrow “the real deal” and Chase “the right draft pick.””},{“_id”:”K534UHOCP5EIBA7MMBSPKPPNXA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432559},”type”:”text”,”content”:”How will Allen feel if he witnesses a Bengal victory today?”},{“_id”:”AASSRVJMKZGCPPER5F3GRSNO74″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432560},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Relief,” he said.”},{“_id”:”UURTKMKTAVGFBAXILOVQIRIH7U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432561},”type”:”text”,”content”:”‘They just need to win one playoff game’”},{“_id”:”XMQKK75ZIRG67EHBVOUJVHXJIM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432562},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bill “Seg” Dennison, 63, has been a Bengals fan most of his life and now covers the team for WLW 700 where he has worked since 1979.”},{“_id”:”5YWG2HDM7VDEREXGOIE4LWFALY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432563},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He drives every morning from his home in Middletown to the station in Cincinnati. He said the vibe is different this season in the Queen City. Fans aren’t debating which college player to draft or whether to fire the head coach. They’re talking about the playoffs.”},{“_id”:”FLHW4G3FXNFITOCQU6QYNMMDAQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432564},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s been absolutely nuts all year long,” said Dennison, who does a live Bengals pre-game remote. “Like a fever pitch. They just need to win one playoff game and maybe go on a deep run.””},{“_id”:”QNYIBRKGKJB3DIAB6YPDFUSGBA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432565},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He believes Burrow has the offensive weapons and the defense is good enough to win in the postseason.”},{“_id”:”N3KP3IISHVA45NGBCIVMWPPT7U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432566},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Stars are all over the place,” he said.”},{“_id”:”QVJWZLVHMZEUPEVQRLZ2W7OJRI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432567},”type”:”text”,”content”:”‘It still haunts me’”},{“_id”:”CQHI4IIFANBE3M2AXOGIJYJYIY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642121481750},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dennis Vitori passed down his love of the Bengals to his daughter and she’s passing it down to her sons.”},{“_id”:”QDEMSBQ34ZC3PJ6OM4CH3C6P4Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432568},”type”:”text”,”content”:”They have attended Bengals games as a family for decades, including the famous “Freezer Bowl” when wind chill temperatures dropped to minus 37 degrees at Riverfront Stadium, the coldest in NFL history. The Bengals beat the San Diego Chargers, 27-7, on Jan. 10, 1982.”},{“_id”:”GM6AGZHIX5FGNLBZLVG3IYKV74″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432569},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Ami Vitori remembers the pipes froze in the stadium so there was no water. That meant no toilets.”},{“_id”:”SV6DU6PQHFC4BE3IA5XEB462ZA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432570},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“That was big for me back then,” said Ami, 8, at the time.”},{“_id”:”ME2HTY5BEFHKVB4EAOJMKCBIBQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432571},”type”:”text”,”content”:”She’s hoping for warmer weather, running water and another Bengals season not flushed down the drain this year.”},{“_id”:”LGXZD6BNHZD7TJ3OCQ7KAUI2MM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432572},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On Jan. 22, 1989, Ami celebrated her 15th birthday by watching the San Francisco 49ers beat the Bengals, 20-16, in Super Bowl XXIII.”},{“_id”:”HAILI7E3BRA3VJIXWKAZVXO42Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432573},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It still haunts me,” the 47-year-old said. “It was the most painful of all losses.””},{“_id”:”MUWGPT665ZHW5FO3GPQFZEKJQE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642104305018},”type”:”text”,”content”:”She was a senior at Middletown High School the last time the Bengals won a playoff game. After she moved to Los Angeles she tried every Sunday to find a sports bar showing the Bengals game. When the team made the playoffs, she flew home.”},{“_id”:”KMELWPRWINCVHNWKP33OA67RUU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432575},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I grew up with the Bengals being good,” she said. “It’s been brutal lately, but I never gave up even in those Jeff Blake years.””},{“_id”:”EAMB3YQSSVCRBEAVFA6W7C52V4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432577},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Her father Dennis Vitori started attending Bengals games with his good friend Tom Blake in 1968. They watched games together for decades, including both Bengals Super Bowl appearances.”},{“_id”:”7U532SC2DFCBBJTLIWYZ4MB25Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432578},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Blake died in 2020, but Vitori has remained loyal to the Bengals. He will sit in the Club Seats today with his wife, daughter and 11-year-old grandson, Marco.”},{“_id”:”SU5LB6UBCRBR5IU2TEIDVT34QE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432579},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s been tough being a Bengals fan,” said Vitori, who has 43 the last time Cincinnati won in the postseason.”},{“_id”:”IZTNIVH4CZAY7DJ44POLXY4I7M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642169247045},”type”:”text”,”content”:”‘These are not your Bungals’”},{“_id”:”QEH523PCM5FADB6DMJEFASIJBQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176019600},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bob Urban, 73, of Wayne Twp., has been a Bengals fan since their first season in 1968 and a season ticket holder since 2009.”},{“_id”:”4HI3THYKJRGYRIIUPGU5BNQY7U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176019601},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He has been critical of the team in the past, writing letters to team owner Mike Brown voicing his displeasure with the product on and off the field.”},{“_id”:”CK2AOB4I7RCGBKNC5DTLQSZHOY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176019602},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Mike Brown is no Paul Brown is the simplest way I can put it,” he said, comparing the son to his father.”},{“_id”:”MNLQ5NIESNAOBLYJYANNSBHWRA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176019603},”type”:”text”,”content”:”But he likes what he has seen this season: “They have a young coach with a vision. Smart and speedy players. I think the team chemistry has become obvious on the field. These are not your ‘Bungals.’ I would not be looking forward to playing the Bengals.””},{“_id”:”RQLQAISBBVFWFG3MR2KP4TDCBM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642176019604},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Urban coached basketball and football at Edgewood and Madison high schools. He has been around sports his entire life and he’s looking forward to attending the playoff game with his son, Andy, 39, who can’t remember the last playoff win.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”coxohio”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Marco Kimener was all smiles after he tossed a football on the field at Paul Brown Stadium with quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton gave him the football. 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Cincinnati 41, Houston 14; Division: Los Angeles 20, Cincinnati 10″},{“_id”:”XJZMSG73LVHU7LZZEQL55RIKJY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432591},”type”:”text”,”content”:”2005: Wild Card: Pittsburgh 31, Cincinnati 17″},{“_id”:”BQVNJEB4ORFDNCWELZJV2LNVTM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432592},”type”:”text”,”content”:”2009: Wild Card: New York 24, Cincinnati 14″},{“_id”:”HV6W7ECKVBB5HGAZSE7GS3TPGU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432593},”type”:”text”,”content”:”2011: Wild Card: Houston 31, Cincinnati 10″},{“_id”:”KNQY3UJKQ5F7BEOI4GHQEA4T74″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432594},”type”:”text”,”content”:”2012: Wild Card: Houston 19, Cincinnati 13″},{“_id”:”MQVD5GYBDBACXAGUZHIMBK5KBI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432595},”type”:”text”,”content”:”2013: Wild Card: San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10″},{“_id”:”CTIKRYBVEBGXJKLQUCNZOZDW34″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432596},”type”:”text”,”content”:”2014: Wild Card: Indianapolis 26, Cincinnati 10″},{“_id”:”MSWHEGDIGFGH3IYSXKN5U3R7NU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432597},”type”:”text”,”content”:”2015: Wild Card: Pittsburgh 18, Cincinnati 16″},{“_id”:”AYYBDETRVRBVFDXEL2FCXAAWFA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432598},”type”:”text”,”content”:”2021: Wild Card: Las Vegas vs. Cincinnati”},{“_id”:”RMMFIE7HTFDBXDUFORYSBSUYQA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642111432599},”type”:”text”,”content”:”
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One lot will remain as a dedicated open space and one lot will retain the current house and detached garage, which is at 5846 Pleasant Ave.”},{“_id”:”MAMKC5ODQJB75N5FUHTKTWS2TI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642090137226},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The plan also calls for a left turn lane into the property, but neighbors at Monday’s City Council meeting aren’t sure a nine-home subdivision is right for the property.”},{“_id”:”RBCGQXXEBVAOVESXUXN7FAQXWI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642090137227},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Burt Huffer, of 5973 Emerald Lake Drive, said he’s concerned about the traffic that exists through the area, and there have been a few accidents at or near the Emerald Lake Drive and Resor Road subdivision.”},{“_id”:”UDUVSFO6XRD3XD7KUZFVPPQX3E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642090137228},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“What I’m concerned about is the amount of traffic through that particular area,” he said.”},{“_id”:”ZFQXSMQ4LJBXHC2FSR4APW6APA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:193,”comment”:” “And the light on Resor, it’s a short amount of distance … It’ll make things worse.””}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642090137229},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The turning lane, that will help people who want to get in (to the subdivision), but what about people who want to make a left turn out,” said Richard Carr, whose mom lives at 1751 Resor Road.”},{“_id”:”YBNRHK5545CK7EIU4GI7QWDWVI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642090137230},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The average daily traffic count along that stretch of Pleasant Avenue, which is north of Harbin Park, south of downtown Fairfield, and near the intersection with Resor Road, is a little more than 24,000 vehicles, according to the city’s Public Works Department.”},{“_id”:”ROZZ7Y33VVEF7MAHWB65EHM6WE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642086555902},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Marshalls are attempting to rezone the land, which consists of six long parcels in the 5800 block of Pleasant Avenue, to a planned unit development, or PUD. Lot sizes and dimensions are smaller than the minimum size permitted in Fairfield, making a PUD rezone necessary.”},{“_id”:”N7FTKH7FOJC5ZJIAU35YKDK7FY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642086555900},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This will also be proposed as a cul-de-sac subdivision, and Marshall said Monday he wants to market the property to the elderly community.”},{“_id”:”CRL52T6FGFAZ7GQY7ADJAL3P74″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:102,”comment”:” Wednesday night”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642086555901},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Two days after City Council’s meeting, the Planning Commission discussed the plan for around two hours, but it was ultimately tabled, said Development Services Director Greg Kathman. The postponement will allow Marshall more time to address several questions that came up at the planning commission meeting.”},{“_id”:”SMWRPEXXLNGDBH65I57C5FLOZU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642090137234},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Planning Commission next meets on Jan. 26.”},{“_id”:”WGVOCFJYUJC4HFWL7BRTHE6AK4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642090137235},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Marshalls have owned land since November 2019, according to the Butler County Auditor’s Office. They purchased it from Badcats Properties LLC, a Cincinnati corporation that owned it since August 2016, according to the county auditor’s office.”},{“_id”:”TX5BKDMPD5BYXDHVSNJROY776Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642086555903},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to the plan, the construction would be planned for this year, and will be built in one phase. 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So when I decided to retire, I was just like, ‘Hey, man, I just want to be a part and help out some kind of way,” he said. “I care about Jim, I care about Sam (Beiler), and obviously, Spooky Nook helped me accomplish my dreams. I wanted to be part of it.””},{“_id”:”U52FHGEMQVCQXB56URYORTDD2Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270111},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He’s now director of facility operations in Hamilton. When Spooky Nook hosts tournaments, “it’ll be my job to make sure everything’s set up, all the organizers have everything they need. That the experience at Spooky Nook is as good as it can be,” he said.”},{“_id”:”I7HVA6C5WRBGRLHBLUDWE4RBEE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270112},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Spooky Nook, when it broke ground in Hamilton, was estimated to open at the end of December 2021. 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And just I woke up, and I was like, ‘Dad, I want to play football.’””},{“_id”:”B6NURHZWEZFVPCNKAGUMIXIXSI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270118},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The son of a police officer remembers getting his equipment for the first time. He played fullback and linebacker. His teams won a couple of Pee Wee Super Bowls.”},{“_id”:”5DWXH2EWC5HM5IJYLTLS3DCKJA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270119},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I had a great childhood, fun time playing football,” he said. He grew up a fan of the (then) Oakland Raiders because hometown hero Jon Ritchie played for them (1998-2002) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2003-04).”},{“_id”:”ZJH4NMPLUFB35FQADBS5XX6COI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270120},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We’d get done playing games and I’d go to the restaurant with my parents and I’d just sit there on Sundays and watch football all day all over again,” he said.”},{“_id”:”3ZE2OVLG7ZFWHEUEJCNH4G6YYQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270121},”type”:”text”,”content”:”By the time he played at Cumberland Valley High School, he was a tight end, because he was “too tall to play fullback.””},{“_id”:”OJ72PFUW7ZAAJIAVX4O72J7BR4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270122},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Northeastern University in Boston was one of two schools that offered him full scholarships, and he went there, his first experience living in a large city. But after the first season’s final game, the team was told the football program was ending. The school honored players’ scholarships through their college years, and let them transfer. He went to Eastern Kentucky University.”},{“_id”:”2NF3AMLBRJAIDHBLEMOBXR2I5U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270123},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In college, he played 37 games across five seasons, with 33 catches for 361. He tore his ACL in the 2012 season opener, and re-injured that knee in 2013 after starting EKU’s first two games.”},{“_id”:”VUMV2KIVMNEXHKO46FUOAAFQLA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270124},”type”:”text”,”content”:”During his six-year college career, he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and his master’s at EKU in physical education. 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I actually got Tom to sign it for me,” he said. That ball and a signed touchdown ball from Andy Dalton have places of honor in his home, along with jerseys that he and Lauren wore during their playing careers.”},{“_id”:”CMXZMK55J5B3NC547W66NAXEHU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270137},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Another highlight was when he realized that second-grade dream and put his lips to the Lombardi Trophy. He says he wore his ring only once, mainly because Super Bowl rings these days are so large and gaudy. It was when he and Lauren wed in Lexington, among college friends and family.”},{“_id”:”WNRKDBUKCFDG5JY24Y5V2CWSJU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270138},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“That was fun because I was around people who helped me get to where I wanted to be, and it was something I wanted to share with them,” he said. “For a while at my wedding, I couldn’t find my ring, but I trusted it was with somebody I trusted, so I ended up getting it back.””},{“_id”:”VOJE74CVN5E5BPFLZWQTIM4GTQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270139},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Jim Launer, who trained him at Spooky Nook as director of sports performance, has “obviously accumulated more and more departments and now he’s the president of the company,” Lengel said.”},{“level”:4,”_id”:”H62NWZTNGFARZJK7JFV44SI54Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031940},”type”:”header”,”content”:”What Spooky Nook will be like”},{“_id”:”CG4YCQJZK5EXZEM25CMF2UBYTU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270140},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A big thing Lengel enjoyed about Spooky Nook was the electricity when tournaments were happening or people were training in their sports nearby as he worked out.”},{“_id”:”TFTYXW6XUVATVMVDKYKYBNRITY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031942},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The environment, being around all these sports,” he said. “You’d see so many athletes that are all training and playing to be as good as they can be, and they’re leaving all their passion out on the court, or on the field, whatever sport they’re playing. The energy in the building, the equipment, it’s an experience. It’s not just going to the gym to train. It’s fun.””},{“_id”:”FUBLU6SYZVEAPHZPR7IUFVWYZA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031943},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Top athletes from high schools, local colleges, pro teams and even those who were home during college breaks also gravitated to the training facilities. He envisions players from Greater Cincinnati and the Dayton area to use the Hamilton facilities, as well as entire local teams.”},{“_id”:”KOHWKVCXOFH43D2FQMMSREGRFA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031944},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Kai Sotto, a 19-year-old, highly regarded 7-foot-3-inch basketball player from the Philippines, announced 13 months ago that he plans to launch his Kaiju Academy, to train younger basketball prospects. Kaiju is a Japanese term for monster, beast, or strange creature, Sotto said.”},{“_id”:”UJBCYQHC5BHK5CKFOLITYFAYNI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031945},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Spooky Nook also will have a fitness area for local people of all athletic levels.”},{“_id”:”A72OZHE3VZBWFLEE6MV6LGZU4U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031946},”type”:”text”,”content”:”For siblings of athletes, there will be activities like rock climbing, arcades and other entertainment within Spooky Nook, and the visitors coming from three-hour-drives or farther are expected to visit local shops, restaurants and bars within the city.”},{“_id”:”TCZVHFUGOZDCLPWKUZAOX75GD4″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”WFLTBJPOLVFI5HEU5H7MWO5NIU”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”NBA prospect from Philippines wants to create basketball academy at Spooky Nook in Hamilton”,”url”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news/nba-prospect-from-philippines-wants-to-create-basketball-academy-at-spooky-nook-in-hamilton/6HYJVA5KDJALDPSB7Q7BXSFYIA/”},{“_id”:”KOHDAHDCINHUXIUXBHLDBIE6TU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642188270143},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At the sports complex, “The equipment’s slowly starting to come in, and furniture’s slowly starting to come in,” Lengel said.”},{“_id”:”6LZ7ICPV6BCIRAVR2LSBL7PYDE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031949},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He’s giving tours and keeping enthusiasm up in the city despite the delay.”},{“_id”:”PPYVSET6RFEYNDNO7JNLUINI54″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031950},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He thinks most local people don’t realize all the sports that can be played in the facility, which will have 28 basketball/volleyball courts.”},{“_id”:”DQE4EDNBGJB6TMEAKVR4BPIBS4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031951},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They obviously know all of our courts. They assume we’re just basketball and volleyball, but really, we’re the conference center, we’re the restaurants, we’re the space where people can come and just have a good time.””},{“_id”:”2IF7CTYZ7BEDVHQAKBVE6YT2QM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031952},”type”:”text”,”content”:”And he ticks off just a few of the sports that can be played: including wrestling, futsal (indoor soccer), dance, cheerleading, almost any sport, except those requiring a swimming pool.”},{“_id”:”Y4ZRXEDQ6VH53I3NXNYYHW2C2Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642191031953},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The economic impact in the local area of Lancaster has been huge,” he said about the original location. “I think if you’re a local small business in the Hamilton area, just be ready, all-hands-on-deck when we open up, because it’s going to be a lot of people.””},{“_id”:”5WTF3DOIANF2JD6WVI2NATHOZA”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”GHRW574XKZBPXATUAO65ZWFV4A”},”type”:”divider”},{“_id”:”QKHKSGJQVNE5XN5S62BCSFIYLM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1641936238960},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Matt Lengel’s NFL/football observations”},{“list_type”:”unordered”,”_id”:”DIIBGDX35FFDNCHMVKF7LB7RQM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”list”,”items”:[{“_id”:”MQ6TC57AO5G4RPCQ6R6S3EK5U4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”block_properties”:{},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Don’t be mad, Bengals fans, but former Cincinnati Bengal tight end Matt Lengel grew up a fan of the Raiders, the team Cincinnati plays today. That’s only because he was rooting for fullback Jon Ritchie, who played for the Raiders (1998-2002) and Philadelphia Eagles (2003-04). Ritchie was from Lengel’s hometown of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and also his high school, Cumberland Valley.”},{“_id”:”76R4UFB3IBHC7MPLD354BQMZNM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”block_properties”:{},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Don’t worry, Lengel will be rooting for the Bengals, his team from 2015-16 and 2018, because he’s friends with some who are still on the team, and this is his new hometown.”},{“_id”:”KNPN7XVKSVCQ5B5SQAUL2NQR3M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”block_properties”:{},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Lengel was also on the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, (2016-17), and was with the Cleveland Browns (’17) and Houston Texans (’18). He owns a Super Bowl ring, which he wore only once — at his wedding.”},{“_id”:”2G2356QBVVHYXHXGRAWTIWPDZY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”block_properties”:{},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A top career highlight was catching a New England touchdown pass from revered quarterback Tom Brady, who now plays for the Tampa Buccaneers. “That was pretty incredible,” Lengel said. “I remember that day vividly. My brother was in town, in Foxborough, that was the first game he got to see me play in the NFL. It was on Christmas Eve, three days before my birthday, and was my first catch in the NFL, and it was a touchdown from Tom Brady, so I was very fortunate to keep that ball. I actually got Tom to sign it for me.””},{“_id”:”EBWQBOLW2BECJA4ILJQKUN2PQQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”block_properties”:{},”type”:”text”,”content”:”What’s Brady like? ““He’s great. He was very nice and humble. He’s a fiery competitor, but all the greats are,” Lengel said. “The first time I went walking into the facility, on the Patriots, I was brand new, I go walking in. He sees me, he stops, he reaches his hand out, he says: ‘Hi, Matt. My name’s Tom Brady.’ He had already known my name. I’m sure he keeps up on the roster changes that happen. He was very soft-spoken, unless you run the wrong route. Then he’ll yell at ya, but that’s to be expected. He’s a great guy.””},{“_id”:”QNFNN5YRNREKDPMN5S432Z5ONQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”block_properties”:{},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A Bengals catch from Andy Dalton was another highlight: “Being able to kiss the Lombardi (trophy, for winning the Super Bowl) and hoist that up. It was a dream come true. I also caught a touchdown from Andy Dalton, and I got him to sign that, too. And Andy’s a great guy.””},{“_id”:”KLMGSXENXRDZTPC6WEPED3SHYM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”block_properties”:{},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Football is a rough sport. “It wasn’t the longest career in the NFL, or the most prestigious, but I’m very thankful for my experience, and it’s hard to get there,” Lengel said. “When I was with the Bengals the last week of the year in 2018, I ended up tearing my ACL in my left knee. And that was my third ACL I’ve done, along with my hip injury, my shoulder injury. My body had just kind of had it.” So after signing with the Indianapolis Colts, he later told them, “I wasn’t going to be showing up for camp,” retiring instead.”},{“_id”:”JIZPU2TVSFDFTL7IDQ2DGENAUY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”block_properties”:{},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Amazing longevity, given the injuries: With how many injuries pro football can cause, Lengel is astounded by how long players like Brady and former Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth (now with the L.A. Rams) have remained in the NFL. “Tom Brady was drafted before 9/11 happened. That’s crazy. And he’s still playing at a high level,” Lengel said. “The NFL’s the best of the best and the biggest, fastest, strongest, and unfortunately, there’s not many times injuries in the NFL are just subtle. 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The way they recreate the experience is just top-notch. You’re not going to find a better cover band of the Eagles, anywhere.””},{“_id”:”D6JK7ZV2KBENTFYMZBWR6TALXM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309089},”type”:”text”,”content”:”7 Bridges, a Nashville-based tribute act is headed to the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Sat., Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. as part of the Fairfield Signature Sessions series. This is the first tribute band that’s performed on the series and there are only a few tickets left for the show.”},{“_id”:”7Z37MK6GBJAGZH6BFR3L3W5LTI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309090},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We have had other tribute bands outside during our summer concerts and they have all been really well received. We haven’t had any tribute acts inside, but we thought this was a great one to try with the popularity of the Eagles. Everybody loves their music. We thought we would see how this goes, and if it’s something the community is interested in. And based on ticket sales, they are excited we’re doing this,” Sheldrick said.”},{“_id”:”THLIIDDLFBA3DOHICF57UUG5FE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309091},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Audiences can expect to hear hits from the Eagles like “Heartache Tonight,” “Witchy Woman,” “One of these Nights,” “Hotel California,” “Take it to the Limit,” and more.”},{“_id”:”TRIP77PDDNF4JBNBB64YUMI3HE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309092},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We are really excited this year to be doing live performances inside the theater,” Sheldrick said. “This is the sixth performance of our 2021-2022 performing arts series. People are excited to be back. Ticket sales are going well. This show will probably be sold out by the time it hits the stage,” said Sheldrick.”},{“_id”:”NCD52KQFANBZVMA33GHC7KMSW4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309093},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said the Signature Session series features bands that people have grown up with and the Eagles are a staple, tried and true.”},{“_id”:”FGVJQCJVMFAERMP6BNQ26T4FYY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309094},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The Signature Sessions is where we really try to reach back on that nostalgic era of some of the greatest music that’s been out there,” Sheldrick said, “It’s music that stands up to the decades, generation to generation. You’re going to be in the crowd, singing these songs, and having a blast.””},{“_id”:”RCOSTP5LMFHGTOOZKNOV7JA2VQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309095},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Tickets are $48 for Orchestra seating and $45 for Stadium seating. (Prices include applicable ticketing fees.) To purchase tickets, call the FCAC Box Office at (513) 867-5348 or visit www.FairfieldOH.gov/tickets to buy them online.”},{“_id”:”2TSQQZZWEBEOVGJ7SQV2TXKECE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309096},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The next concert in the Fairfield Signature Sessions series will be held on Fri., Apr. 1 at 8 p.m. featuring singer /songwriter A.J. Croce with “Croce Plays Croce.” The performance will include many classics from Croce’s late father, Jim Croce. This concert is one that has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 and before it was postponed, it was sold out. Tickets are still available for the upcoming show.”},{“_id”:”3ZABCZ5H35EWJCO3ILIIMAQ354″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309097},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Jim Croce is a beloved artist, and his son A.J. is going to be on stage performing some of his music as well as some original music,” Sheldrick said.”},{“_id”:”OKZHJL6D2NGDVO6IUCNJE37SYY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642080309098},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Fans can expect to hear favorites like “Operator,” “Time in a Bottle,” “Bad Leroy Brown,” and “Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” along with songs from the younger Croce. 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He explained the TriHealth system offers sufficient beds to cover patient needs but transfers are due to patients — not just COVID —needing a higher level of care.”},{“_id”:”CSS7YKRAHRHVPD6MHKO43TV4MA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The doctors have done a good job of finding what is needed,” Everett said, adding the hospital serves 14 counties and the Urgent Care office is serving people from all over the region. “The drive-thru COVID testing is reaching 400 and will expand.””},{“_id”:”XHKCYXL7VNCBHLP7LBQKGYV26E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In answer to a question later in the presentation, Everett said the community is fortunate to have the TriHealth network.”},{“_id”:”5X2LF2YNS5FRZKUU7GYOH6JPK4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We are much larger than McCullough-Hyde. Within the system, we are never out of beds. We have 3.8 days as the average stay. We’ve got the capacity within the system,” he said in answer to a question from Council Member David Prytherch about regional capacity. “If we get to the point where we are overloaded, we look at two or three different things, for example elective surgeries. There is a whole system, a network, within TriHealth.””},{“_id”:”JNX7CZJJNJA3NMXJQRIGIGCPAE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In an interview this past Tuesday, he updated some of his comments, noting McCullough-Hyde had 11 COVID patients as of that morning, which was three more than he reported to Council a week earlier.”},{“_id”:”FGDXFG4FJVCDZDWXGLRC22DNWA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Delta variant was driving the heaviest hospital use through December and early January, but by Tuesday, it was being rapidly replaced by Omicron.”},{“_id”:”OBRUBOORJNEWLJJ36RFEAH5PLE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We’re seeing Omicron accelerating now in this part of the state. Cleveland is stable, but high. In early December, it was Delta, but by late December, Omicron was quickly overtaking it. It’s about two-thirds now,” Everett said Tuesday. Omicron is expected to peak in a few weeks. “We encourage people to take all precautions – masks and vaccination. We have seen the need for the booster.””},{“_id”:”GKTLTMUPNJCA5HIHZKUQNXZXF4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He told Council in January of last year, 88 percent were not fully vaccinated and currently, in the ICU, 80 percent not fully vaccinated. He said four patients who had died were not fully vaccinated.”},{“_id”:”URNHWMGZSJAALK6TYZQGDIEZJQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said six team members have been out with COVID and hospital precautions include requiring everyone to wear masks at all times inside and allowing only one visitor per patient. The hospital staff has been holding daily meetings with discussions about the current bed call to determine availability and have established a management command center.”},{“_id”:”A27GZA46G5H75ELB4VZEQQQMFE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At the Council meeting, Everett said the National Guard had been called up to assist hospitals with testing, but he was hesitant to ask for the help because they were able to deal with the situation and he is not sure what it would entail.”},{“_id”:”O2ZK6B5AFZESBIHXVL4DXAA434″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The National Guard will want to set up for testing and we are not sure what that means. We are not ready to invite them in because they will want no elective surgeries,” Everett told Council.”},{“_id”:”H5V4775NBBD3BP62WVTHE3MTTE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On Tuesday, he clarified the term “elective surgery” is misleading because it could be taken to mean nonessential but patients needing a variety of surgeries want and need them soon.”},{“_id”:”RE4DLSNVOZAGZIVDNFBLIWVW5Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Everything needs to take place. People do not want delay,” he said Tuesday.”},{“_id”:”3XWKGCHZOJF45JWMN3WMA7MPKI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He praised the hospital staff, calling them “the real heroes.””},{“_id”:”JDOWUEVJTBDETCMFOS6KLLO6E4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They are the marathoners, not sprinters,” he said.”},{“_id”:”6TTJMDJHYVBV7B3KTG7U4SKUBQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He also told Council he thanks the McCullough-Hyde Foundation for providing additional funding for equipment needs and medicines during the COVID pandemic to help the team provide the care they do.”}],”display_date”:”2022-01-15T07:00:00Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”President of McCullough-Hyde hospital says it is ‘safe and ready’ to handle current COVID-19 surge”},”first_publish_date”:”2022-01-15T07:00:00Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”},”_website”:”journal-news”,”parent_id”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:””,”_id”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”TopNav”:null,”TopicsBar”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”},”site”:{“section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:””,”site_title”:”Journal-News | Local News for Hamilton, Middletown”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”journal-news”,”name”:”News”,”_id”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”],”MainMenuRedesign2021″:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”],”TopNav”:[],”TopicsBar”:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”]},”order”:{“SectionMap”:1012,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:1001,”TopicsBar”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1021}}},”_website_section_id”:”journal-news./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”name”:”News”},”tags”:[{“text”:”hjnhomepage”},{“text”:”hjnhptop”},{“text”:”hjnnewsletter”}]},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2022-01-15T07:00:00.901Z”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{},”subtitle”:””,”width”:1241,”caption”:”McCullough-Hyde Hospital”,”type”:”image”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/coxohio/74WWVGWYPV2ZCVTPTRHMRBYWAY.jpg”,”height”:829}},”canonical_url”:”/news/president-of-mccullough-hyde-hospital-says-it-is-safe-and-ready-to-handle-current-covid-19-surge/3V2VXFPQM5BT3JWH6LMBXFOAFQ/”,”_id”:”3V2VXFPQM5BT3JWH6LMBXFOAFQ”},{“content_elements”:[{“_id”:”ZMORNGEQXVBARDACZJWNA2QGAQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1594759886711},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A death investigation is ongoing after a woman was found dead today in Combs Park, according to Officer Kristy Collins.”},{“_id”:”SZ42WBDFSZBV5AI72BVCEUZYPM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642187750776},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Police said there “is no cause for alarm” and the body has no obvious signs of trauma. 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This is the plan at least through Jan. 21, the district said, and ideally classes will resume in-person on Jan. 24.”},{“_id”:”N6HPU73PRBDS3INGRJHTDRUWJY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1602015085987},”type”:”text”,”content”:”READ THE FULL STORY”},{“_id”:”G5I66FXZ55AXDH5ICESP3WJEQA”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”GK22FVV7DZHSZOWCTN4IHU64W4″},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”E2XYOEYN2VC45G7WCDTR6LQY3I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Body found in Hamilton park; police investigating”},{“owner”:{“id”:”coxohio”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The visitation for Hamilton police Sgt. Gerald “Jerry” Butler was held Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Princeton Pike Church of God followed by funeral services and procession escorting the Butler family to Rose Hill Burial Park.nOfficers from Hamilton and many surrounding police departments joined the procession to pay respects to a fellow officer. 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All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of Matthew Combs.””},{“_id”:”KHK3URWDX5EM3I2EX7XPM64FX4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642189191970},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Combs joined the district in 2018 and helped to develop Middletown High School’s “The Spot,” where students could come seeking his expertise in fixing laptops and other technical problems and where student interns learned of technology.”},{“_id”:”KUQDVFIDFVDJ5ARQWPP2BU2FNE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1642189191971},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“He ensured (learning) Chromebooks and (wireless) hot spots were prepared for the students. 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The news has come back to light after being discussed at a recent Hamilton City Council meeting. “},{“_id”:”6XPFFPOQPJBALI2EVVD6FZTCJY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”For thyssenkrupp, it’s the company’s sixth expansion. 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Vinylmax credited Hamilton’s ease of access to major transportation corridors and local talent as key factors in its decision.”},{“_id”:”6MRP7RLNURCTLGL6B42U7S5VOM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Thyssenkrupp specializes in engineering and manufacturing of high-performance automotive shock absorbers.”},{“_id”:”VP4ICJZHP5DELDGPKTN4UQ4XHE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The company expects to create 75 full-time jobs that will generate $6 million in new annual payroll and retain $36 million in existing payroll. State officials approved a 1.644 percent, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.”},{“_id”:”5IVQAAVPOJCZXLGNLSMVWBUKCQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Thyssenkrupp, headquartered in Hamilton, has about 850 employees in four U.S. locations, most of them local.”},{“_id”:”MQHXHJGN7RFX7L2FAFGBFGP4HM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We are beyond excited to continue to invest in our Hamilton, Ohio-based operations,” said Fabian Schmahl, BILSTEIN of America’s president and CEO.”},{“_id”:”JR7OGHU6PNEKBCMSAA2BSQUJ6A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Jody Gunderson, Hamilton’s economic development director, said Hamilton’s utility team “was critical in putting the final touches to this project.””},{“_id”:”WAEX37XYZ5DP3FU6OY4SVAK55Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Gunderson noted the company could have expanded elsewhere, but said, “This has allowed us to bring this meaningful expansion to our community and we look forward to continuing to partner with the BILSTEIN team.””},{“_id”:”V5VBGK6NLZDQ3NUGMRAGAK2A4Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“BILSTEIN’s latest expansion will increase its place as a leader in the Cincinnati region’s $1.5 billion automotive manufacturing ecosystem,” said Kimm Lauterbach, REDI Cincinnati president and CEO.”},{“_id”:”M6UA3HIW2JCMDMPT7ZCQCITKEE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Our history shows that with each investment, BILSTEIN has been able to meet the growing requirements of our customers while adopting new technologies, including automated technologies that keep our employees safe while allowing us to push the boundaries of damper technology while providing high-quality, well-paying jobs,” Schmal said.”}],”display_date”:”2022-01-14T18:21:38.334Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Two business expansions mean more jobs in the Hamilton area”},”first_publish_date”:”2022-01-14T18:21:38.334Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”},”_website”:”journal-news”,”parent_id”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:””,”_id”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”TopNav”:null,”TopicsBar”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.journal-news.com/”},”site”:{“section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:””,”site_title”:”Journal-News | Local News for Hamilton, Middletown”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”journal-news”,”name”:”News”,”_id”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”],”MainMenuRedesign2021″:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”],”TopNav”:[],”TopicsBar”:[“https://www.journal-news.com/”]},”order”:{“SectionMap”:1012,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:1001,”TopicsBar”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1021}}},”_website_section_id”:”journal-news./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news”,”name”:”News”},”tags”:[{“text”:”hjnhomepage”},{“text”:”hjnhptop”},{“text”:”hjnnewsletter”}]},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2022-01-14T18:22:00.234Z”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”Nick Graham”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“image”:{“version”:”0.5.8″,”url”:”https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/coxohio/bc465ec2-f034-4e8a-b5b0-c346db773508.png”},”socialLinks”:[{“site”:”email”,”deprecated”:true,”deprecation_msg”:”Please use social_links.”,”url”:”[email protected]”},{“site”:”twitter”,”deprecated”:true,”deprecation_msg”:”Please use social_links.”,”url”:”@NickGrahamPhoto”}],”social_links”:[{“site”:”email”,”url”:”[email protected]”},{“site”:”twitter”,”url”:”@NickGrahamPhoto”}],”name”:”Nick Graham”,”description”:”Nick Graham is a photojournalist for the Journal-News covering Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio. “,”_id”:”nick-graham”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“lastName”:”Graham”,”image”:”https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/coxohio/bc465ec2-f034-4e8a-b5b0-c346db773508.png”,”education”:[],”role”:”Photojournalist”,”longBio”:”Staff photographer of the Journal-News covering Butler and Warren Counties. 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