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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.

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Butler County township may fight elections board decision
 St. Clair Twp.’s law director believes Ohio law did give him the authority to sign a resolution to help place two levies on the November ballot, despite the legal advice the county elections board received. Elections officials said based on the advice of the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office — which indicated there is no...

Posted: 13 hours ago

St. Clair Twp.’s law director believes Ohio law did give him the authority to sign a resolution to help place two levies on the November ballot, despite the legal advice the county elections board received. Elections officials said based on the advice of the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office — which indicated there is no...
On the ballot: Oxford council, Talawanda school board contested races
 There are 23 races set up to be contested in November’s election, pending certification of those races by the Butler County Board of Elections on Aug. 21.  Here are the candidates for Oxford City Council, Oxford Twp. and Talawanda Board of Education. City Council (4 to be elected)Drew Davis
Jace Prows
David Prytherch
Chantel Lin...

Posted: 7 days ago

There are 23 races set up to be contested in November’s election, pending certification of those races by the Butler County Board of Elections on Aug. 21.  Here are the candidates for Oxford City Council, Oxford Twp. and Talawanda Board of Education. City Council (4 to be elected)Drew Davis Jace Prows David Prytherch Chantel Lin...
On the ballot: Fairfield council, school board, Fairfield Twp. trustee
 There are 23 races set up to be contested in November’s election, pending certification of those races by the Butler County Board of Elections on Aug. 21. Here are the candidates for Fairfield Mayor and City Council, Fairfield Twp. Board of Trustees, and Fairfield Board of Education. Those with (i) indicates they are the incumbent and...

Posted: 8 days ago

There are 23 races set up to be contested in November’s election, pending certification of those races by the Butler County Board of Elections on Aug. 21. Here are the candidates for Fairfield Mayor and City Council, Fairfield Twp. Board of Trustees, and Fairfield Board of Education. Those with (i) indicates they are the incumbent and...
Uncontested local elections a growing norm in Butler County
 There are 23 potential contested local races in Butler County this November, pending certification of candidates later this month. A nearly 10-race decline from the 2009 local election year. The downward trend of contested national and local races have been evident in the past several years, said University of Cincinnati political science...

Posted: 8 days ago

There are 23 potential contested local races in Butler County this November, pending certification of candidates later this month. A nearly 10-race decline from the 2009 local election year. The downward trend of contested national and local races have been evident in the past several years, said University of Cincinnati political science...
On the ballot: West Chester, Liberty Twp., Lakota school board
 There are 23 races set up to be contested in November’s election, pending certification of those races by the Butler County Board of Elections on Aug. 21. Here are the candidates for Liberty and West Chester townships, and the Lakota Board of Education. MORE: Former longtime Lakota board member running for West Chester trustee Those...

Posted: 9 days ago

There are 23 races set up to be contested in November’s election, pending certification of those races by the Butler County Board of Elections on Aug. 21. Here are the candidates for Liberty and West Chester townships, and the Lakota Board of Education. MORE: Former longtime Lakota board member running for West Chester trustee Those...
Here’s who is on the ballot in Butler County school board races
 The filing deadline for the November 2017 ballot has passed for most city council races and all village council, township trustee and local school board races. All candidates for local races except for Hamilton and Middletown city council and mayoral races had to file by 4 p.m. Wednesday to file petitions for office. MORE: 
            
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Posted: 9 days ago

The filing deadline for the November 2017 ballot has passed for most city council races and all village council, township trustee and local school board races. All candidates for local races except for Hamilton and Middletown city council and mayoral races had to file by 4 p.m. Wednesday to file petitions for office. MORE: ...
Rotting corpses, re-used caskets: 5 incidents involving funeral homes
 It was reported this week that a Dayton area family filed a civil lawsuit against Premium Mortuary Services in Carlisle. Premium Mortuary Services had its license revoked earlier this month by the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors after it found 15 violations, including that the business failed to keep seven deceased human bodies...

Posted: 9 days ago

It was reported this week that a Dayton area family filed a civil lawsuit against Premium Mortuary Services in Carlisle. Premium Mortuary Services had its license revoked earlier this month by the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors after it found 15 violations, including that the business failed to keep seven deceased human bodies...
Daughter of Fairfield Twp. firefighter upset over park-naming decision
 Missy McKendry said she is “beyond disappointed” that the unnamed Millikin and Morris roads park, located behind the place her father worked for more than two decades, won’t be named for him. Fairfield Twp. Trustees voted 2-1 against a proposal submitted by citizens to name the park with no formal name after the late Fairfield...

Posted: 10 days ago

Missy McKendry said she is “beyond disappointed” that the unnamed Millikin and Morris roads park, located behind the place her father worked for more than two decades, won’t be named for him. Fairfield Twp. Trustees voted 2-1 against a proposal submitted by citizens to name the park with no formal name after the late Fairfield...
Former longtime Lakota board member running for West Chester trustee
 Joan Powell, a former Lakota Board of Education member of 16 years, is running for West Chester Twp. trustee against incumbents Lee Wong and Mark Welch, and newcomer Mariann Penska, pending the election board’s Aug. 21 certification vote. Wong is the only candidate in that race at this time certified on November’s ballot. MORE...

Posted: 11 days ago

Joan Powell, a former Lakota Board of Education member of 16 years, is running for West Chester Twp. trustee against incumbents Lee Wong and Mark Welch, and newcomer Mariann Penska, pending the election board’s Aug. 21 certification vote. Wong is the only candidate in that race at this time certified on November’s ballot. MORE...
Butler County November ballot shaping up to have few contested races
 The number of contested local races continues its downward trend in this November’s election, something Butler County has seen since 2009 and is mirrored across the state and nation, according to some political experts. RELATED: 11 Butler County Republicans and their campaign funds Wednesday was the filing deadline for local elections...

Posted: 12 days ago

The number of contested local races continues its downward trend in this November’s election, something Butler County has seen since 2009 and is mirrored across the state and nation, according to some political experts. RELATED: 11 Butler County Republicans and their campaign funds Wednesday was the filing deadline for local elections...
Election filing deadline for most Butler County races this week
 The election filing deadline to run for office for all but two communities in Butler County is 4 p.m. Wednesday. And if all who have pulled petitions to run for elected office file and are certified to be on the ballot, there will be 25 contested races. The charters in Hamilton and Middletown call for a later filing deadline, which is Aug...

Posted: 14 days ago

The election filing deadline to run for office for all but two communities in Butler County is 4 p.m. Wednesday. And if all who have pulled petitions to run for elected office file and are certified to be on the ballot, there will be 25 contested races. The charters in Hamilton and Middletown call for a later filing deadline, which is Aug...