Hamilton

Development
4:00 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Former Champion paper could be home to new champions

Developers are a step closer to turning a former manufacturing facility in Hamilton into a multi-use sports complex.

A pair of feasibility studies suggests the former Champion Paper site could be converted into a successful indoor and outdoor sports facility focusing on court and turf sports like soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and basketball.

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"Paper Doll"
1:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Hamilton native Johnny S. Black to be honored by his hometown for his songwriting

Johnny S. Black

The legendary song Paper Doll (most notably performed by Piqua, Ohio natives The Mills Brothers) was written by a Hamilton, Ohio native, songwriter and boxer, Johnny S. Black.

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Harry T. Wilks
1:43 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Butler County philanthropist Harry T. Wilks has died

Harry T. Wilks
Credit Miami University

The name Harry T. Wilks is nearly synonymous with the arts scene in Butler County. The attorney was an avid collector and supporter of the arts.

He died Tuesday on what was his 89th birthday.

Wilks is probably most widely known for creating Pyramid Hill  - an outdoor sculpture park with more than 60 works of art and a 10,000 square foot ancient sculpture museum. He also aided in helping the city of Hamilton brand itself "The City of Sculpture."

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Art for everyone
1:30 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Hamilton's InsideOut Studio

Jane Durrell introduces listeners to the InsideOut Studio, based in Hamilton, which serves artists with various physical and mental challenges. They have recently closed exhibits at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts and Miami University-Hamilton campus. Art Education Coordinator Steve Smith and artists Ashley Parris and Jody Mann describe the program and its meaning to them and the community.

Hamilton, OH
10:35 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

A sculpture of Harry Wilks in front of the glass pyramid that is part of his underground home

The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park sits atop 265 acres in Hamilton Ohio.  It is beautifully decorated by many distinctive pieces of outdoor art located in and among the rolling hills and ponds.  The park hosts many events throughout the year – from live music to yoga to weddings.

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