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Some Franklin residents waved Confederate flags at a rally Aug. 19, 2017, at the former site of a Confederate plaque. Some residents are expressing anger over the monument's removal overnight by the city of Franklin, citing public safety concerns.
Jess Mador / WYSO

More than a dozen people waved Confederate flags and called for the return of a Confederate monument to its historic location in the Warren County city of Franklin on Saturday, Aug. 19.

The stone-based bronze plaque had sat for decades at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Hamilton Middletown Road before being taken down by city officials overnight last Thursday. 

Organizers with a group that planned to protest a Confederate monument in the city of Franklin, in Warren County, say they'll move Saturday's rally to Centerville in light of the monument's subsequent removal by Franklin city officials.

Organizers say they received threats from white supremacist groups after they announced plans to protest the monument -- even after the monument was taken down.

Dan Gummel / WYSO

Some would-be voters in Greene County experienced longer than usual wait times early on Tuesday. Elections officials say some delays were caused by issues with software and machines.

New Racino Project Moves Ahead in Southwest Ohio

Nov 13, 2012

Authorities in Warren County are moving ahead on a planned $175 million "racino" in southwest Ohio near Interstate 75 and Monroe.

The 120-acre site would include a harness racing track with grandstand and an indoor site with 2,500 video lottery terminals. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports restaurants, a gift shop and other buildings also are planned. The racino is projected to employ 700 people.

County commissioners in Lebanon plan a hearing Tuesday on the project, after earlier approving a tax plan to fund road and other public improvements around the site.

Warren County Election Results

Nov 7, 2012

Election results for Warren County, Ohio with 100% of precincts reporting.

 

President and Vice President

Gary Johnson (LIB) . . . . . . . .89%

Barack Obama (DEM) . . . . . . . 29.30%

Mitt Romney (REP). . . . . . . . 69.19%

Jill Stein (GRE) . . . . . . . . .19%

 

U.S. Senator

Sherrod Brown (DEM) . . . . . . . 30.77%

Josh Mandel (REP). . . . . . . . 65.11%

Scott A. Rupert (NON) . . . . . . 4.12%

 

Representative to Congress (1st District)

 

Race and levy results from Warren County. 

 

 

Carlisle Schools Income Tax (0.75% Current Expenses)

No 58% (1,749)

Yes 42% (1,280)

 

 

Franklin Twp. Seniors (0.25 Mill Renewal)

Yes 62% (5,155)

No 38% (3,159)

 

Hamilton Twp. Electric Aggregation

Yes 61% (5,154)

No  39% (3,254)

 

Lebanon Schools (3.78 Mill Additional)

Yes 51% (6,129)

No 49% (6,000)

 

Little Miami Schools (13.95 Mill Additional)