Larry Langford, who scratched his way out of the poverty and violence of a Birmingham housing project to become a charismatic politician who won the highest elective offices in Birmingham and Jefferson County only to lose it all when convicted of public corruption, is dead.,In October of 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrongdoing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.,Yet, that self-declaration of honesty beaten into Langford as a boy flies in the face of the description of the man that a federal jury found accepted almost a quarter of a million dollars in cash and luxury items in exchange for using his office to guide millions of dollars in Jefferson County bond business to old friends.,Larry Langford found guilty on all 60 counts The irony of Langford’s life is, that for a man who reached the heights of politics in Alabama’s largest city and county, his fall fulfilled his greatest fear as a kid growing up in the projects.,In October 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrong doing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.

Fairfield Police said a substitute teacher at Creekside Middle School in Fairfield was arrested after reportedly masturbating in front of students.,(Fairfield Police)

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WKRC) - Fairfield Police said a substitute teacher at Creekside Middle School was arrested after reportedly masturbating in front of students.,The school released the following statement Tuesday afternoon: read more

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Enquirer writers Shelby Dermer, John Snodgrass and Jon Richardson recap Friday night basketball action around Greater Cincinnati.,Shelby Dermer and John Snodgrass and Jon Richardson, Cincinnati Enquirer read more

Rampant electronic cigarette use — or vaping — by area teens have Butler County schools scrambling to battle against the newest and trendy delivery devices of nicotine’s potent drug high.,VIDEO STORY: Survey: 1 in 5 high school seniors nationwide report vaping within last month

Vaping, also known as juuling, “is quickly becoming a bigger problem in our secondary schools,” said Larry Knapp, superintendent of Hamilton Schools.,MORE: Fairfield Schools survey on student drug use has officials concerned read more

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Enquirer writers Shelby Dermer, John Snodgrass and Jon Richardson recap Friday night basketball action around Greater Cincinnati.,Shelby Dermer and John Snodgrass and Jon Richardson, Cincinnati Enquirer read more

James Brown ‘a great guy to work with’

Former Hamilton and Middletown Schools Principal James Edward Brown cared deeply about students and preparing the next generation of school leaders during his decades in education.,A former Hamilton Citizen of the Year, Brown died Dec. 4 after an illness that saw him return to his hometown of Sandusky, Ohio to live out his last days in a hospice care center.,He was named Hamilton’s Citizen of the Year in 1989, received the Southwestern Ohio Administrator Award, was honored with a “Jim Brown Day” in Hamilton.,Elsa Croucher ‘brought attention to abuse’ read more

Northwest 53, Elder 47 Piqua 53, St. Mary’s Memorial 51 Purcell Marian 71, St. Xavier 58 Ross 52, Eaton 42 Stivers 88, Miami Trace 55: Williams (S) 14.,Benjamin Logan 55, North Union 54, OT Butler 68, Fairborn 53 Chaminade Julienne 68, Fenwick 63, 2OT: Nauseef (C) 23; Napier (F) 27.,London 81, Tecumseh 60 Miami East 65, Tri County North 43: Stinson (T) 17; Bertsch (M) 14.,Preble Shawnee 40, Milton-Union 37 Stivers 61, Meadowdale 57 Sidney 72, West Carrollton 55 Springboro 64 , Miamisburg 51: Yates (S) 14; Hall, Hensley (M)11.,Boys Bowling

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Most of the major shopping centers in Butler and Warren counties are set to welcome more new retail and restaurant tenants this year, helping fill vacant storefronts and creating hundreds of new jobs.,But the $350 million mega retail shopping center is not only working with new retailers to fill the location, it’s also continuing to sign more uncommon tenants to the $350 million mega retail center, including Le Macaron, a French patisserie that opened in December, and Molly’s Cupcakes, which is set to open this month.,The apparent resiliency of Liberty Center and others of its kind is evidence that the closing of big-name stores does not sound a death knell for shopping centers, according to Alex Boehnke, manager of public affairs for Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, which represents more than 7,000 retailers of all sizes across the state of Ohio.,The shopping center, which features more than 100 retailers, will see the debut of skateboarding footwear and related action sports apparel brand Vans in February and announce another new tenant this week, one that will fill the last vacant storefront there, according to Annie Winegardner, Cincinnati Premium Outlets Director of Marketing Business Development.,MORE: Kate Spade outlet store opens this week in Monroe

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Most of the major shopping centers in Butler and Warren counties are set to welcome more new retail and restaurant tenants this year, helping fill vacant storefronts and creating hundreds of new jobs.,But the $350 million mega retail shopping center is not only working with new retailers to fill the location, it’s also continuing to sign more uncommon tenants to the $350 million mega retail center, including Le Macaron, a French patisserie that opened in December, and Molly’s Cupcakes, which is set to open this month.,The apparent resiliency of Liberty Center and others of its kind is evidence that the closing of big-name stores does not sound a death knell for shopping centers, according to Alex Boehnke, manager of public affairs for Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, which represents more than 7,000 retailers of all sizes across the state of Ohio.,The shopping center, which features more than 100 retailers, will see the debut of skateboarding footwear and related action sports apparel brand Vans in February and announce another new tenant this week, one that will fill the last vacant storefront there, according to Annie Winegardner, Cincinnati Premium Outlets Director of Marketing Business Development.,MORE: Kate Spade outlet store opens this week in Monroe

MORE: Trendy sneaker brand joins Monroe outlet mall store lineup read more

Lima Shawnee 78, Coldwater 64: Marcus Bruns had 22 points with 11 rebounds in a losing effort for Coldwater.,Minster 57, Ottoville 47: Mike Ketner put up 20 points and Jarod Schulze scored 17 points with 13 rebounds for Minster.,Girls Basketball

Alter 38, Fenwick 21: Julia Paley paced Alter with 10 points and eight rebounds.,Notre Dame 39: Madeline Westbeld finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Fairmont.,Troy 42, Fairborn 35: Macie Taylor totaled 22 points and Tia Bass 11 points with 11 rebounds for Troy. read more