Middletown

Carmon DeLeone will conduct the final season of the Middletown Symphony Orchestra, its 75th and his 35th on the podium, beginning with a November 12 concert featuring the music of Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.”

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Founded by the Cincinnati School Board in 1966, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College was originally known as The Cincinnati Cooperative School of Technology.

Preserving The Sorg Opera House In Middletown

Jul 8, 2016

Music Hall isn't the only historic local theater undergoing renovations – the Sorg Opera House in downtown Middletown is trying to be saved by a dedicated group of volunteers.

WNKU-FM

Northern Kentucky University has given Tucson-based Kalil & Co., one of the nation's biggest media brokers, a one-year contract to explore selling the three WNKU-FM stations.

Petri Entertainment

"The Funhouse Massacre" filmed at the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park north of  Middletown last year is now available on DVD and Blue-Ray.

Horror movie veteran Robert Englund ("Nightmare on Elm Street," "Freddy vs. Jason") stars as the warden of an asylum from which the nation's "most notorious and colorful serial killers escape," says the funhousemassacremovie website. 

Sacred Heart Radio

Northern Kentucky University is selling Middletown's WPFB-AM (910) to Sacred Heart Radio, the Catholic station broadcasting on WNOP-AM (740).

The Middletown AM station, which reaches north of Dayton and west of Oxford, will allow Sacred Heart Radio "to cover all the major cities in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It's a monster signal during the day," says Bill Levitt, general manager. 

WNKU-FM

Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns says he will "explore the possibility of a sale of WNKU-FM and its assets" in light of "the very real prospect of significant funding cuts from the state."

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AK Steel has announced plans to build a "World-Class Research and Innovation Center" one mile east of I-75's Middletown exit near the Atrium Hospital.

The $36 million facility will replace the current one on another Middletown site. Groundbreaking is scheduled for late spring or early summer on the 15-acre site.

AK Steel's Director of Government and Public Affairs Barry Racey says the new research facility will focus on three key areas:

Olympian Kayla Harrison is getting a hero's welcome in her hometown of Middletown. The gold medal winner will visit with students at Middletown High School Tuesday. The city is also throwing her a parade through town ahead of public rally. Event organizer and councilwoman Ann Mort says the town can't wait to welcome Harrison in style.

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This Wednesday Cincinnati State and Technical College will open a Middletown Campus.  Director Michael Chikeleze says the new campus will have nearly 200 new students when it opens this week.  Students will also be able to take classes at the Main Campus in Cincinnati as well as online. It will be the only Community and Technical College in Butler County.