Lawrence Budd

Reporter

Covers Warren County, including Springboro, Lebanon and surrounding communities. He has worked as a reporter for 30 years, more than 20 years in Ohio. He has won two awards for investigative reporting from Ohio AP and one for community service from the Society of Professional Journalists of Ohio. He was a Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Reporting at The Ohio State University in 1995-96.

Latest from Lawrence Budd

Maggie Hess

Career center superintendent retiring in Warren County

Warren County Career Center Superintendent Maggie Hess is retiring, effective Dec. 31, 2016.Hess has worked in education for 40 years.“I’m ready but my heart will always be here with the Career Center and with Career Technical Education,” she said in a press release. “The district is well-positioned to move into ...

Lebanon’s new fire truck doesn’t fit in stations

City officials are trying to figure out how best to pay for an $870,000 fire truck that won’t fit inside either fire station. With its 1992 Seagrave ladder truck out of service and past its service life, Lebanon purchased a “demonstrator” truck earlier this month. On Thursday, the Pierce Enforcer ...

New lane planned to ease gridlock around Austin Landing

A bottleneck that causes traffic to back up at the popular Austin Boulevard interchange on Interstate 75 could be fixed by June, but will fall short of fixing all of the backup problems, motorists say. The Ohio Department of Transportation has agreed to pay a contractor almost $900,000 to add ...

Victory Wholesale Group is receiving a range of incentives to expand in Springboro. In 1998, then-Congressman Tony Hall talks about the huge food donation made by Milt Kantor and Victory Wholesale Grocers as a group of food pantry and food bank officilas stand with him inside the Victory warehouse in Springboro where the donation was made.

Springboro financing forgivable loan to attract company

The city of Springboro is planning to borrow $600,000 to assist a local business expansion through a new program unveiled last week by the Warren County Port Authority.The money is to be part of a package of incentives offered to Victory Wholesale Group on an expansion of warehouse and distribution ...

Travis and Sandy Likes, representatives of the family who owns land proposed for development at Union and Greentree roads in Warren County, listen during the hearing in January. It was the first test of new zoning rules for the land near I-75 in Warren County.

Warren County leader seeks limits on apartments along I-75

A Warren County commissioner doesn’t want apartment complexes stretching as far as the eye can see along the Interstate 75 corridor between Dayton and Cincinnati.Current rules in Warren County permit almost 15,000 new apartments and other multi-family dwellings with as many as eight residences per acre on 1,840 acres — ...

Springboro High School

Plea scheduled in Springboro High bomb threat case

The Sprinboro man accused of causing the evacuation and closing of Springboro High School in April is scheduled to enter a plea in the case in October. Andrew Stadler, 18, is charged with two counts of inducing panic, second- and fifth-degree felonies, as well as one count of making false ...

Trial set for Springboro teen accused of special-needs student assault

A Clearcreek Twp. teen accused of assaulting a student with special needs while another classmate recorded the incident with his cell phone is scheduled for trial in October.The teen, 16, is charged with one count of assault in the case stemming from a May 18 incident at Springboro High School.On ...

Waynesville replaces football coach, athletic director

School officials in Waynesville have replaced athletic director and head football coach Brandon Philpot, at least temporarily. The school board voted 3-1 to make the interim appointments of Chip King as athletic director and Scott Jordan as head football coach while Philpot remains on paid administrative leave. Philpot was placed ...

Gerald Rowe, 65, is charged with, while working as a maintenance man at the Steeplechase Apartments in Warren County, secretly recording four female tenants as they undressed in their bathrooms.

Worker accused of installing cameras, recording female tenants

A maintenance worker at an apartment complex in Warren County has been indicted on 15 charges alleging he recorded female tenants at Steeplechase Apartments in Deerfield Township “in states of undress,” according to a press release issued this morning. Gerald D. Rowe, 65, of Milford, is accused of installing video ...

Judge Joe Kirby talks with lawyers and the defendant during a hearing in Warren County Juvenile Court.

Decision delayed in Lebanon school threat case

Judge Joe Kirby is continuing to review a case against a 15-year-old boy charged with failing to report a bomb threat on May 4 at Lebanon High School.Kirby said he wanted to review police statements before deciding the case against the boy who has already served 14 days in detention.The ...

 
 

The latest news videos