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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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Fairfield Twp. trustee candidates on new business, medical pot ban
 Incumbent Fairfield Twp. trustees Susan Berding and Shannon Hartkemeyer are running to keep their seats in this Nov. 7 election while township residents Pete Bohrofen and Ben Bultman are seeking a seat on the board. The Journal-News asked each candidate about issues facing the township, the future leadership of the township and it’s...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Incumbent Fairfield Twp. trustees Susan Berding and Shannon Hartkemeyer are running to keep their seats in this Nov. 7 election while township residents Pete Bohrofen and Ben Bultman are seeking a seat on the board. The Journal-News asked each candidate about issues facing the township, the future leadership of the township and it’s...
Fairfield Fire Department names new leaders

Posted: 4 days ago

Fairfield’s fire department internal restructuring is nearly complete as officials promoted two firefighters to deputy fire chiefs and promoted another to captain. The department recently hired three firefighter/paramedics — Mark Bittner, Kyle Schauer and Andrew Wilkens — and is in the process to promote two from its ranks...
Don Hassler elected to Fairfield Community Foundation Wall of Fame

Posted: 4 days ago

Don Hassler loves his community, which is why at 84 years old he still is involved even after more than five decades. It is also why he was elected to the Fairfield Community Foundation’s Wall of Fame, and honored this past Tuesday. RELATED: ‘This was his happy place’: Fairfield school hosts ‘Superbubz’ visitation...
Middletown judge accused of campaigning in city newsletter
 Middletown may no longer allow the city court system to share information through city newsletters and inserts after some say a candidate for Municipal Court Judge used those resources to campaign for the November election. The discussion came after some complained that Middletown Municipal Court Judge Melynda Cook Howard used city-paid collateral...

Posted: 6 days ago

Middletown may no longer allow the city court system to share information through city newsletters and inserts after some say a candidate for Municipal Court Judge used those resources to campaign for the November election. The discussion came after some complained that Middletown Municipal Court Judge Melynda Cook Howard used city-paid collateral...
Butler County Democrats target West Chester trustee with website
 Those who want to see West Chester Twp. Trustee Mark Welch lose in November have launched an opposition website while the candidate’s landing page is still “under construction.” Butler County Democrats launched MarkWelchForTrustee.org on Tuesday, the day before early voting was set to start in Ohio. The landing page of Welch&rsquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

Those who want to see West Chester Twp. Trustee Mark Welch lose in November have launched an opposition website while the candidate’s landing page is still “under construction.” Butler County Democrats launched MarkWelchForTrustee.org on Tuesday, the day before early voting was set to start in Ohio. The landing page of Welch&rsquo...
Fairfield heart attack victim: ‘God sent those two angels’
 Steve Moore likely would be dead today if just one in a series of events on July 1 didn’t happen. The 50-year-old Fairfield resident was walking to his car after just finishing a workout at the Mercy HealthPlex on Mack Road when he began to feel sick. Thinking he might be coming down with the flu, he decided to go back into the HealthPlex...

Posted: 7 days ago

Steve Moore likely would be dead today if just one in a series of events on July 1 didn’t happen. The 50-year-old Fairfield resident was walking to his car after just finishing a workout at the Mercy HealthPlex on Mack Road when he began to feel sick. Thinking he might be coming down with the flu, he decided to go back into the HealthPlex...
Davidson introduces Market Data Protection Act in wake of SEC breach
 In the wake of the 2016 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission breach revealed last month, Congressman Warren Davidson said Congress will help make sure the commission’s “house is in order.” On Thursday, Davidson, R-Troy, introduced the Market Data Protection Act in the House which directs the SEC to develop and implement...

Posted: 12 days ago

In the wake of the 2016 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission breach revealed last month, Congressman Warren Davidson said Congress will help make sure the commission’s “house is in order.” On Thursday, Davidson, R-Troy, introduced the Market Data Protection Act in the House which directs the SEC to develop and implement...
Halt of the death tax increase apparently started in Springfield
 Thursday’s withdrawal of an Obama-era estate tax rule began when a Springfield business owner questioned it to Congressman Warren Davidson after reading about it in the Wall Street Journal. That’s when Davidson, R-Troy, who represents the 8th Congressional District that includes Butler, Clark, Darke Mercer, Miami and Preble counties...

Posted: 12 days ago

Thursday’s withdrawal of an Obama-era estate tax rule began when a Springfield business owner questioned it to Congressman Warren Davidson after reading about it in the Wall Street Journal. That’s when Davidson, R-Troy, who represents the 8th Congressional District that includes Butler, Clark, Darke Mercer, Miami and Preble counties...
Elected to Butler County office? Not these 16 people
 The appointments of Fairfield City Council member Leslie Besl and Ohio Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., last month marked the 15th and 16th times an elected official has been appointed into office in Butler County since 2015. While that is less than 10 percent of all Butler County offices, which includes three state representatives...

Posted: 13 days ago

The appointments of Fairfield City Council member Leslie Besl and Ohio Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., last month marked the 15th and 16th times an elected official has been appointed into office in Butler County since 2015. While that is less than 10 percent of all Butler County offices, which includes three state representatives...
Coroner’s office: More pressure, little financial aid in heroin crisis

Posted: 14 days ago

A rising number of overdose deaths are straining operations at the Butler County Coroner’s Office, and financial help is needed, an official with the office said. Butler County Coroner Administrator Martin Schneider projects more than 200 people could die this year in Butler County from an overdose — with the majority related...
3 things to know about voting in November’s election
 Voting in Ohio begins in less than two weeks, as does the deadline for voter registration. Here’s what you need to know about how to participate in this year’s local elections: RELATED: How do I register to vote? 1. Voter registration The deadline for voter registration for those wishing to vote in the upcoming Nov. 7 election...

Posted: 16 days ago

Voting in Ohio begins in less than two weeks, as does the deadline for voter registration. Here’s what you need to know about how to participate in this year’s local elections: RELATED: How do I register to vote? 1. Voter registration The deadline for voter registration for those wishing to vote in the upcoming Nov. 7 election...