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Sheriff Ends Some Township Patrols

0 Comments · Friday, March 30, 2012
Beginning in April the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will end free patrol service in some townships. Sheriff Simon Leis Jr. has said requiring townships to pay for the patrols is how he is handling a $4 million budget cut ordered by county commissioners. The cuts for mean that Leis will pull 22 of the 150 deputies currently assigned to patrol duties throughout Hamilton County.   

All in the Family

Colerain official faces ethics complaint about contracts to relatives

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Earlier this spring, former Colerain Township Clerk Kathy Mohr filed a complaint against Township Trustee Bernie Fiedeldey with the Ohio Ethics Commission, alleging he failed to disclose relationships with seasonal park employees and violated conflict-of-interest rules when the township awarded contracts for two construction projects.  

A Park Grows at Fernald

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I had an outside chance of wandering into a two-headed deer-cow hybrid that could fly. But I ventured onto the Fernald Preserve anyway. When I was growing up out in northwest Hamilton County, Fernald was like our own private Area 51 far away from Roswell, N.M. Now the former Fernald Uranium Processing Plant has gone from Super Fund cleanup site to a nature preserve complete with a refreshingly balanced and frank museum inside a $3 million visitors center.   

What Teachers Teach Us

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Few people have a bigger impact on those they work with than teachers. I know that for certain now, as if I needed any further proof. On Dec. 7 I was invited to speak to a group of retired teachers from Colerain Elementary, where I attended kindergarten through sixth grade. Turns out a few in the group read my published writing and wanted me to share my experiences, as they put it, from Colerain Elementary to writing this illustrious column for CityBeat.   

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