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It seems the project could miss that deadline, and the city could spend all of $2 million before basic restoration elements are complete.

CSX Railroad asked the city to move the two buildings on MLK Boulevard by May 31, but director of engineering Rich Engle said it was unlikely they would meet the deadline, but “we’ll make good progress in May to.” to move the buildings.”

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Bridgewater Falls Chic-fil-A is closing until the end of June

The Bridgewater Falls Chick-fil-A in Fairfield Twp. is currently undergoing a makeover and are asking customers to visit the Fairfield location on South Gilmore Road. Many of the community staff will work at this location. SUPPLIED/FACEBOOK.COM

The Bridgewater Falls Chick-fil-A in Fairfield Twp. is currently undergoing a makeover and are asking customers to visit the Fairfield location on South Gilmore Road. Many of the community staff will work at this location. SUPPLIED/FACEBOOK.COM

FAIRFIELD TWP. – Chick-fil-A in Bridgewater Falls is closing, but only temporarily.

In a Facebook post, the Fairfield Twp. The restaurant said they are “officially closed and packing things up to make room for the construction crews.” They will be remodeling the store and until they are done, ask to visit the location in the city of Fairfield, 6305 S. Gilmore Road.

“Many of our original team will be working there during our renovation and would love to see your smile,” reads the restaurant’s post.

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New trial date for man accused of pouring hot oil on sleeping woman and her baby

Michael Lee Maloney

Photo credit: Butler County Jail

Michael Lee Maloney

Photo credit: Butler County Jail

Michael Lee Maloney

Photo credit: Butler County Jail

Photo credit: Butler County Jail

A summer trial has been set for a man accused of throwing hot fat at a woman and baby as they slept in a home in Hamilton four days before Christmas.

Michael Maloney, 42, of Sycamore Street in Hamilton, is charged with aggravated burglary and double assault in the December 21, 2021 incident, according to court documents.

Maloney, who remains in the Butler County Jail in lieu of $500,000, was originally scheduled to go on trial in March but was continued by Common Pleas Judge Greg Stephens after the defense made pretrial motions.

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Emergency pothole repairs on Liberty Way are scheduled for tonight

Butler County will spend approximately $25 million on major remodeling at the Liberty Way interchange and Interstate 75. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Butler County will spend approximately $25 million on major remodeling at the Liberty Way interchange and Interstate 75.  GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Butler County will spend approximately $25 million on major remodeling at the Liberty Way interchange and Interstate 75. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

The Butler County Engineering Company is warning motorists that there will be emergency repairs to potholes on Ohio 129 near the Liberty Way interchange tonight.

The repairs will be performed at the ramps from I-75 north-south to Ohio 129 east-west between mile markers 24 and 25.5. Crews will begin patching potholes at 8:00 p.m. and finish at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Motorists are encouraged to check the BCEO website and Facebook and Twitter @bceonews for possible date and status changes in relation to this and other closures/advice.

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Franklin is the latest local city to seek higher license plate taxes

The Franklin City Council has approved its nearly $27.2 million 2018 interim appropriations budget, which includes nearly $10.3 million for general fund spending. PHOTO OF STAFF FILE

The Franklin City Council has approved its nearly $27.2 million 2018 interim appropriations budget, which includes nearly $10.3 million for general fund spending.  PHOTO OF STAFF FILE

The Franklin City Council has approved its nearly $27.2 million 2018 interim appropriations budget, which includes nearly $10.3 million for general fund spending. PHOTO OF STAFF FILE

Motorists residing in Franklin can expect their license plate taxes to increase starting Jan. 1.

The City Council is scheduled to approve a $5 license plate increase at today’s meeting to generate more revenue for road improvements.

The Council presented the proposed tax increase at its April 4 meeting.

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AND for an additional sixth story of the day…

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week begins: Jag’s and Kona Grill participate in offers

Jag’s Steak & Seafood is hosting a Halloween Party and Costume Contest on Saturday 26th October

Jag's Steak & Seafood is hosting a Halloween Party and Costume Contest on Saturday 26th October

Jag’s Steak & Seafood is hosting a Halloween Party and Costume Contest on Saturday 26th October

Foodies across Southwest Ohio have the opportunity to revisit an old favorite or treat themselves to something new during Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week, which returns today and continues for the next 6 days.

In Butler County, two West Chester Twp. Restaurants are official participants including Jag’s Steak & Seafood and Kona Grill.

“Every week should be restaurant week. We all have favorites that we visit, but it can be really fun and educational to branch out and sample the variety available,” said Barb Wilson, spokeswoman for West Chester Twp.

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