Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 2:08 PM

I’ll get this out of the way right off the bat: I still miss Franz Nicolay. The Hold Steady’s never quite had the same orchestral, E Street-style wall of sound since the keyboard player departed in 2010, and that’s true of their latest release as well. That said, Tad Kubler and Steve Selvidge’s joint efforts on guitar lend “Teeth Dreams” (Razor & Tie) a fuller-fledged, shoulder-rattling rock vibe that well suits the group’s latest collection of sardonic stories about often drugged-out sad...

Updated at 1:59 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on airport guards.

Updated at 10:22 AM

A Kansas agency says it tried unsuccessfully to gain custody of an 18-month-old El Dorado girl five months before the child died from injuries and malnourishment.

Updated at 8:40 AM

The severe storm potential for this evening/overnight continues to bubble and brew on the horizon.

Posted at 8:00 AM

Bringing a brighter future

Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 1:48 AM

As the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." rookie season gears up for its final stretch, Joss Whedon has done a great job of keeping the audience guessing.

Posted Apr 23, 2014 at 1:01 AM

One of the criticisms of standardized testing is that it encourages schools to “teach to the test.” Rather than educating students through a well-rounded curriculum, students instead practice only the type of questions that will be on the test,...

Posted Apr 23, 2014 at 1:01 AM

“I don’t understand these directions,” grumbled my husband, flipping a piece of paper over in his hands and then turning it upside down and back again.

Posted Apr 23, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: How does one go about finding or creating a buyer for a potential group home? The highest and best use for this building is a group home. The city permitting appears to be doable. I want a Realtor who can/will market the house to...

Posted Apr 23, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Dear Dave,I noticed that your Baby Steps list puts saving for retirement before saving for your kid’s college fund. Sending your kids to college would come first on the timeline, so what is your reasoning behind this?JenDear Jen,

Posted Apr 23, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Here are five ways to have fun this weekend.

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