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

Online retailer moving operations from Los Angeles to Fairfield
 Fairfield will add as many as 75 new jobs to its labor market after Hollar, Inc. — which the Wall Street Journal listed as one of 25 tech companies to watch in 2017 — received a state tax credit and local abatements to relocate from Los Angeles. Hollar, an online discount store for toys, beauty products, electronics, apparel and...

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Fairfield will add as many as 75 new jobs to its labor market after Hollar, Inc. — which the Wall Street Journal listed as one of 25 tech companies to watch in 2017 — received a state tax credit and local abatements to relocate from Los Angeles. Hollar, an online discount store for toys, beauty products, electronics, apparel and...
Davidson plans legislation to regulate cryptocurrency businesses
 Congressman Warren Davidson said he wants to see “regulatory clarity” in the cryptocurrency market after a discussion with industry experts and lawmakers. Davidson, R-Troy, indends to introduce a House bill that would offer what he calls a “light-touch” regulation of the burgeoning and complex cryptocurrency market...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Congressman Warren Davidson said he wants to see “regulatory clarity” in the cryptocurrency market after a discussion with industry experts and lawmakers. Davidson, R-Troy, indends to introduce a House bill that would offer what he calls a “light-touch” regulation of the burgeoning and complex cryptocurrency market...
Not just a gym, not just a smoothie shop: House of Health is a community
 The House of Health, a new business in the Shoppes of Tylersville West, is about community and giving back — lessons owner Christina Shteiwi said she learned from her parents, who died in a car accident in April 2016. A team of nearly a dozen people who run the gym facility are helping Shteiwi continue her parents’ “giving...

Posted: 2 days ago

The House of Health, a new business in the Shoppes of Tylersville West, is about community and giving back — lessons owner Christina Shteiwi said she learned from her parents, who died in a car accident in April 2016. A team of nearly a dozen people who run the gym facility are helping Shteiwi continue her parents’ “giving...
Lawmakers: More to be done in addressing opioid crisis
 Ohio is arguably one of the hardest-hit states in the country when it comes to the opioid crisis, and Butler County is one of the hardest-hit in Ohio. The state is second only to West Virginia when it comes to drug overdose rates, and Butler County has the fifth-most number of unintentional overdose deaths in the state, according to the Ohio...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ohio is arguably one of the hardest-hit states in the country when it comes to the opioid crisis, and Butler County is one of the hardest-hit in Ohio. The state is second only to West Virginia when it comes to drug overdose rates, and Butler County has the fifth-most number of unintentional overdose deaths in the state, according to the Ohio...
ELECTION 2018: Candidates have different priorities for 52nd House district
 The candidates running for the 52nd Ohio House District say each of their priorities if elected are the linchpin to addressing societal issues. Focus on these top priorities — business and job development for Ohio Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., and education for Democrat Kathy Wyenandt, of Liberty Twp. — will also address...

Posted: 5 days ago

The candidates running for the 52nd Ohio House District say each of their priorities if elected are the linchpin to addressing societal issues. Focus on these top priorities — business and job development for Ohio Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., and education for Democrat Kathy Wyenandt, of Liberty Twp. — will also address...
99 become American citizens at Hamilton ceremony
 Being a part of the U.S. Armed Forces for many is being a part of “something bigger,” which is why 25-year-old Jeffery Asubeng joined the Army Reserves about one year ago. “I just didn’t want to be in the country and do nothing,” said the Fairfield resident, who is a member of the 706th Transportation Company...

Posted: 8 days ago

Being a part of the U.S. Armed Forces for many is being a part of “something bigger,” which is why 25-year-old Jeffery Asubeng joined the Army Reserves about one year ago. “I just didn’t want to be in the country and do nothing,” said the Fairfield resident, who is a member of the 706th Transportation Company...
5 things to know about the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day
 Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, the final day of the Constitutional Convention. Now every Sept. 17 in the U.S. is known as Constitution Day. Here are 5 things to know about the U.S. Constitution: Nearly 150 people were involved in creating or signing some of the country&rsquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, the final day of the Constitutional Convention. Now every Sept. 17 in the U.S. is known as Constitution Day. Here are 5 things to know about the U.S. Constitution: Nearly 150 people were involved in creating or signing some of the country&rsquo...
New Fairfield finance director hired from the city’s ranks
 Scott Timmer has been promoted to finance director for the city, some six weeks after the job was vacated. Timmer, 31, was hired to be the city’s financial services manager until he was promoted last week to succeed former finance director Mary Hopton, who left for a similar position with Great Parks of Hamilton County. Timmer had served...

Posted: 9 days ago

Scott Timmer has been promoted to finance director for the city, some six weeks after the job was vacated. Timmer, 31, was hired to be the city’s financial services manager until he was promoted last week to succeed former finance director Mary Hopton, who left for a similar position with Great Parks of Hamilton County. Timmer had served...
Fairfield Food Pantry moving to bigger location, months after car crashed into its building
 For the first time in 21 years, the Fairfield Food Pantry will have a new home next month. And Judy Dirksen, one of the co-founders of the pantry, said the May 3 accident where a vehicle crashed through the front wall may have been a sign that it was time to move. “The accident did cause a lot of changes,” she said. “It...

Posted: 13 days ago

For the first time in 21 years, the Fairfield Food Pantry will have a new home next month. And Judy Dirksen, one of the co-founders of the pantry, said the May 3 accident where a vehicle crashed through the front wall may have been a sign that it was time to move. “The accident did cause a lot of changes,” she said. “It...
New industrial park coming to Butler County
 The city of Fairfield and Fairfield Twp. are working to help attract new industrial and distribution businesses to a planned industrial park on Seward Road. On Monday, Fairfield City Council approved an agreement among the city, township and Duke Realty to develop a state-of-the-art industrial park in the township, invest funds in improving...

Posted: 13 days ago

The city of Fairfield and Fairfield Twp. are working to help attract new industrial and distribution businesses to a planned industrial park on Seward Road. On Monday, Fairfield City Council approved an agreement among the city, township and Duke Realty to develop a state-of-the-art industrial park in the township, invest funds in improving...
How Butler County communities, officials are remembering 9/11 today
 Today, many people have taken to social media to remember the lives lost 17 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the country. Here are a few social media posts from around the region: The city of Fairfield posted this on Monday afternoon, Sept. 10:

Posted: 14 days ago

Today, many people have taken to social media to remember the lives lost 17 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the country. Here are a few social media posts from around the region: The city of Fairfield posted this on Monday afternoon, Sept. 10: