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

Fairfield unanimously votes to raze historic home
 Fairfield City Council unanimously voted Monday night to demolish the historic home a group of residents attempted to save. “If we had the money, we would gladly preserve that building. But unfortunately, it’s just not in the budget,” Mayor Steve Miller said, noting there are an infinite number of park projects with a finite...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Fairfield City Council unanimously voted Monday night to demolish the historic home a group of residents attempted to save. “If we had the money, we would gladly preserve that building. But unfortunately, it’s just not in the budget,” Mayor Steve Miller said, noting there are an infinite number of park projects with a finite...
2 GOP candidates for Butler County commissioner will debate this week
 Butler County Republican voters will get a chance to hear from the two county commission candidates seeking their support in the May 8 partisan primary election. Incumbent Butler County Commissioner Cindy Carpenter is being challenged by West Chester Twp. Trustee Lee Wong for the party’s nomination. Both will debate at 7 p.m. Thursday...

Posted: a day ago

Butler County Republican voters will get a chance to hear from the two county commission candidates seeking their support in the May 8 partisan primary election. Incumbent Butler County Commissioner Cindy Carpenter is being challenged by West Chester Twp. Trustee Lee Wong for the party’s nomination. Both will debate at 7 p.m. Thursday...
Jobs, opioid epidemic highlight forum with 51st Ohio Statehouse candidates
 Business and economic issues were a primary focus in what was likely the only forum featuring all four candidates seeking Ohio’s 51st House District seat. Incumbent Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton, is being challenged in the GOP primary election, which is May 8, by former lawmaker and county commissioner Greg Jolivette and local...

Posted: 2 days ago

Business and economic issues were a primary focus in what was likely the only forum featuring all four candidates seeking Ohio’s 51st House District seat. Incumbent Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton, is being challenged in the GOP primary election, which is May 8, by former lawmaker and county commissioner Greg Jolivette and local...
ALDI just announced a new grocery store is coming to Butler County. Find out where
 No-frills grocery discount chain ALDI has submitted plans to build a new location in Fairfield. Officials with the grocery chain have received approvals from the city’s Design and Review Committee and Planning Commission to build a new 22,000-square-foot store on a 2.25-acre lot at the corner of Pleasant Avenue and Patterson Boulevard...

Posted: 4 days ago

No-frills grocery discount chain ALDI has submitted plans to build a new location in Fairfield. Officials with the grocery chain have received approvals from the city’s Design and Review Committee and Planning Commission to build a new 22,000-square-foot store on a 2.25-acre lot at the corner of Pleasant Avenue and Patterson Boulevard...
Fairfield’s Fantastic Race a chance to be ‘silly’ while helping kids stay drug free
 Be prepared to not take yourself seriously if you participate in the second annual “Fairfield’s Fantastic Race.” The race, presented by the Fairfield Prevention Coalition, will have a few dozen teams race — and running, or even jogging, is not required — from station to station at Fairfield’s Village Green...

Posted: 6 days ago

Be prepared to not take yourself seriously if you participate in the second annual “Fairfield’s Fantastic Race.” The race, presented by the Fairfield Prevention Coalition, will have a few dozen teams race — and running, or even jogging, is not required — from station to station at Fairfield’s Village Green...
Congressional Democratic candidates didn’t all agree on legal weed, and differed on gun control and the minimum wage
 Four Democratic candidates seeking to be the party’s 8th Congressional District nominee covered a wide breadth of topics at a forum Tuesday night. Bill Ebben, of West Chester Twp., Vanessa Enoch, of West Chester Twp., Matthew Guyette, of Greenville, and Ted Jones, of Piqua, are seeking to the party’s nomination and was at the...

Posted: 6 days ago

Four Democratic candidates seeking to be the party’s 8th Congressional District nominee covered a wide breadth of topics at a forum Tuesday night. Bill Ebben, of West Chester Twp., Vanessa Enoch, of West Chester Twp., Matthew Guyette, of Greenville, and Ted Jones, of Piqua, are seeking to the party’s nomination and was at the...
Hear from the 4 Democrats who want to challenge Congressman Warren Davidson
 The Butler County Democratic Party and Miami University College Democrats are hosting a candidates forum today, April 17, featuring the four people hoping to unseat the 8th Congressional District’s Republican incumbent. The four candidates will share the dais at 6:30 p.m. today at the Miami University Downtown Center at 221 High St...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Butler County Democratic Party and Miami University College Democrats are hosting a candidates forum today, April 17, featuring the four people hoping to unseat the 8th Congressional District’s Republican incumbent. The four candidates will share the dais at 6:30 p.m. today at the Miami University Downtown Center at 221 High St...
A leading voice in Butler County politics is leaving for new job
 One of the leading voices in Butler County politics is leaving for a new job in Colorado. Jocelyn Bucaro, the executive chair of the Butler County Democratic Party, and one of the two executives at the Butler County Board of Elections, said she took the job because she “was ready for a change.” Her last day on the job is May 11...

Posted: 8 days ago

One of the leading voices in Butler County politics is leaving for a new job in Colorado. Jocelyn Bucaro, the executive chair of the Butler County Democratic Party, and one of the two executives at the Butler County Board of Elections, said she took the job because she “was ready for a change.” Her last day on the job is May 11...
Ohio police chief investigated for ‘immature’ acts as young officer
 A police chief in Fairfield, Ohio,  was recently investigated about a pair of “immature” and “unprofessional” acts that happened more than a decade ago involving him exposing himself to fellow officers. Police Chief Steve Maynard was promoted from the department’s operations commander lieutenant to police chief...

Posted: 10 days ago

A police chief in Fairfield, Ohio, was recently investigated about a pair of “immature” and “unprofessional” acts that happened more than a decade ago involving him exposing himself to fellow officers. Police Chief Steve Maynard was promoted from the department’s operations commander lieutenant to police chief...
Find out which 51st Ohio House District candidate has spent $76K on TV ads
 One of the three candidates for Ohio’s 51st House District is trying to make her case to voters on television. Candidate Sara Carruthers’ campaign has spent more than $76,000 for 269 ads on the four local television stations in the Cincinnati television market, the last of those ad buys will end today. She is trying to win the...

Posted: 10 days ago

One of the three candidates for Ohio’s 51st House District is trying to make her case to voters on television. Candidate Sara Carruthers’ campaign has spent more than $76,000 for 269 ads on the four local television stations in the Cincinnati television market, the last of those ad buys will end today. She is trying to win the...
Superbubz’s spirit lives on with a new playground
 One of the last wishes Walter “Superbubz” Herbert had was for a new playground at his beloved Fairfield Central Elementary — but it had to have swings and most importantly a teeter-totter. It’s got those things and more, including places to climb and spin. The playground also has something indelible: a 6-year-old&rsquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

One of the last wishes Walter “Superbubz” Herbert had was for a new playground at his beloved Fairfield Central Elementary — but it had to have swings and most importantly a teeter-totter. It’s got those things and more, including places to climb and spin. The playground also has something indelible: a 6-year-old&rsquo...