Peggy the homes in the area are mainly to new for tax forclosures. You may be able to purchase a lender owned property but tax forclosures are few and far between on properties with any value in butler county.
The reason being if there is a loan involved and the property taxes ae not placed into an escrow the lender is still notified and will pay the taxes to protect their interests and then forclose on the home them selves.
My family and I got lucky our home was a estate purchase. I'm in Ross and the schools are excellent and rated high. It's a very peaceful area and very friendly people. It's a area I would highly recommend
to friends and family. Good luck and happy house hunting