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Michael D. Pitman

Michael D. Pitman covers political news in Butler County, as well as state and national issues that may have an impact on the community. In addition to his award-winning journalism skills, Pitman has developed into a reliable staff photographer. He also enjoys telling features about people, and the interesting lives they have led. He was born and raised in the Greater Cincinnati area. Pitman graduated from Wyoming High School and earned his B.A. from the College of Mount St. Joseph. He also has a Masters in Sport Administration from Xavier. He has a twin brother, an older brother and older sister. He lives on the Westside of Cincinnati with his wife, Christy, and daughters, Emma and Sophia. He's taken an interest in fiction writing. He is always trying to learn something new in his craft, and has a desire to be constantly learning new things.

Latest from Michael D. Pitman

2 attorneys, current judge seek GOP recommendation for open judge seat
 Three people will seek the Butler County Republican Party’s recommendation to Ohio Gov. John Kasich to replace the late Craig Hedric as a common pleas judge. Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell, local attorney Greg Howard and Peter D. Meyer, a senior patent attorney for Procter & Gamble, will be screened by a county GOP...

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Three people will seek the Butler County Republican Party’s recommendation to Ohio Gov. John Kasich to replace the late Craig Hedric as a common pleas judge. Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell, local attorney Greg Howard and Peter D. Meyer, a senior patent attorney for Procter & Gamble, will be screened by a county GOP...
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More Fairfield firefighters to be added in late 2017
 The city’s four new firefighters — as promised with the passage of November’s fire levy — are set to be hired in the latter half of 2017. The Fairfield Fire Department’s 2017 proposed budget, which includes incoming and existing levy funds and other revenues, is set to generate just more than $7.6 million in...

Posted: 2 days ago

The city’s four new firefighters — as promised with the passage of November’s fire levy — are set to be hired in the latter half of 2017. The Fairfield Fire Department’s 2017 proposed budget, which includes incoming and existing levy funds and other revenues, is set to generate just more than $7.6 million in...
Fairfield court to buy new Kevlar vests for bailiffs
 A pair of overdue safety upgrades is set to account for a 1.3 percent increase in Fairfield Municipal Court’s 2017 budget, which is projected to be just under $2.47 million. The first of the purchases will be eight new Kevlar vests for the bailiffs that work at the court, said Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell. The total...

Posted: 5 days ago

A pair of overdue safety upgrades is set to account for a 1.3 percent increase in Fairfield Municipal Court’s 2017 budget, which is projected to be just under $2.47 million. The first of the purchases will be eight new Kevlar vests for the bailiffs that work at the court, said Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell. The total...
Being a canine handler runs in this Fairfield officer’s family
 Sam Larsh was raised to be a handler for a police department’s K-9 unit. The father of the 31-year-old Fairfield police officer was a canine handler for the Forest Park Police Department, handling three police dogs over his career. “My dad was a police officer, so I got a lot of exposure to that growing up,” said Larsh,...

Posted: 6 days ago

Sam Larsh was raised to be a handler for a police department’s K-9 unit. The father of the 31-year-old Fairfield police officer was a canine handler for the Forest Park Police Department, handling three police dogs over his career. “My dad was a police officer, so I got a lot of exposure to that growing up,” said Larsh,...
Butler County GOP seeks to replace judge, donate food
 The Butler County Republican Party will help those in need on the same day  County GOP Executive Chairman Todd Hall is asking party members to bring canned food and nonperishable food items to the Dec. 14 meeting at Tori’s Station in Fairfield. The food will support  The party will make a recommendation to Kasich on a successor for...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Butler County Republican Party will help those in need on the same day County GOP Executive Chairman Todd Hall is asking party members to bring canned food and nonperishable food items to the Dec. 14 meeting at Tori’s Station in Fairfield. The food will support The party will make a recommendation to Kasich on a successor for...
Butler County GOP seeks to replace judge, donate food
 The Butler County Republican Party will help those in need on the same day  County GOP Executive Chairman Todd Hall is asking party members to bring canned food and nonperishable food items to the Dec. 14 meeting at Tori’s Station in Fairfield. The food will support  The party will make a recommendation to Kasich on a successor for...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Butler County Republican Party will help those in need on the same day County GOP Executive Chairman Todd Hall is asking party members to bring canned food and nonperishable food items to the Dec. 14 meeting at Tori’s Station in Fairfield. The food will support The party will make a recommendation to Kasich on a successor for...
President-elect Donald Trump rallies Cincinnati crowd
 President-elect Donald Trump announced retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his pick for secretary of Defense, during the first stop of his “USA Thank You Tour 2016” in Cincinnati Thursday night. Trump set up the announcement saying, “Wait till you see what comes next week.” “I don’t want to tell you. I...

Posted: 7 days ago

President-elect Donald Trump announced retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his pick for secretary of Defense, during the first stop of his “USA Thank You Tour 2016” in Cincinnati Thursday night. Trump set up the announcement saying, “Wait till you see what comes next week.” “I don’t want to tell you. I...
President-elect Donald Trump rallies Cincinnati crowd
 President-elect Donald Trump announced retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his pick for secretary of Defense, during the first stop of his “USA Thank You Tour 2016” in Cincinnati Thursday night. Trump set up the announcement saying, “Wait till you see what comes next week.” “I don’t want to tell you. I...

Posted: 7 days ago

President-elect Donald Trump announced retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his pick for secretary of Defense, during the first stop of his “USA Thank You Tour 2016” in Cincinnati Thursday night. Trump set up the announcement saying, “Wait till you see what comes next week.” “I don’t want to tell you. I...