Barbecue franchise opening in Warren County with first southwest Ohio location

Mission BBQ is set to open its first southwest Ohio location later this month.

The fast-casual restaurant will make its debut March 25 at 8655 Mason Montgomery Road in Deerfield Twp.

The restaurant's menu includes barbecue fare such as brisket, pulled pork, turkey, pulled chicken and sausage, plus ribs, chicken, sandwiches, salmon, salads and side dishes for dining in or to take out.

Mission BBQ was founded on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by former Under Armour and Outback Steakhouse executives Bill Kraus and Steve Newton. The two men say their "mission" is to honor America's military, police officers, firefighters and first responders.


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“We believe there is nothing more American than BBQ,” the company said in a news release. “And nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Our Communities and Our Country. We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and first responders — all our loved ones in service.”

The two men traveled nationwide “from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas to St. Louis to discover the secrets of great BBQ.”

The walls of Mission’s restaurants are adorned with patches, pictures and other memorabilia donated by the local community. Every restaurant shuts down for two minutes at noon, makes an announcement and plays the national anthem.

The restaurant is hiring. For more information, visit

House Doctors of Butler County

House Doctors of Butler County recently launched, offering professional handyman services to a vast majority of the county, as well as Franklin, Springboro, Carlisle, Germantown, Miamisburg, Centerville, West Carrollton, Kettering and other areas.

Owner Ron Ramhap, of West Chester Twp., said the House Doctors team is focused on professionalism, service excellence and quality workmanship.

“We are the ‘to-do list’ guys,” Ramhap said. “Every homeowner has that list of small jobs that never seem to get finished and, after a while, that list becomes frustrating and overwhelming. At House Doctors, we want to tackle those small jobs at a fair price without sacrificing quality and professionalism.

“My team and I are excited about helping people love their homes again.”

House Doctors’ handymen specialize in projects that take two hours to two days to complete, such as repairing decks, doors, and drywall; putting a fresh coat of paint on a fence or wall; fixing or replacing a leaky faucet; installing a new fan; or cleaning out and fixing your gutters.

To learn more about House Doctors Handyman of Butler County, email or visit

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