Howard Wilkinson http://wvxu.org en Hamilton County extends amnesty program for those behind in child support http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-extends-amnesty-program-those-behind-child-support <p>Hamilton County Job and Family Services is extending its August amnesty program for parents who owe child support.</p><p>Department spokesman Brian Gregg said the August amnesty program&nbsp; - which allows those whose driver's or professional licenses to be re-instated after paying a month's child support and reporting their employment&nbsp; - will be extended through September.</p><p>Over 300 people took advantage of the amnesty in August, but there are thousands more eligible.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 31087 at http://wvxu.org Tarbell takes up the toughest challenge in politics - a write-in campaign http://wvxu.org/post/tarbell-takes-toughest-challenge-politics-write-campaign <p></p><p>Four years ago, Jim Tarbell, the former Cincinnati city council member and vice mayor, took on Republican Chris Monzel for a seat on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.</p><p>His name was on the ballot as the endorsed Democratic Party candidate.</p><p>And he lost, taking 44 percent of the vote to Monzel’s 56 percent.</p><p>Well, Tarbell’s back.</p><p>And, this time, his name won’t be on the ballot.</p><p>Tarbell filed paperwork with the Hamilton County Board of Elections last Monday to run as a write-in candidate.</p> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 30723 at http://wvxu.org Tarbell takes up the toughest challenge in politics - a write-in campaign Tarbell to run as write-in for county commissioner http://wvxu.org/post/tarbell-run-write-county-commissioner <p>Former Cincinnati city council member and vice mayor Jim Tarbell is running as a write-in candidate for county commissioner against Republican incumbent Chris Monzel.</p><p>Tarbell filed the required form and paid an $80 fee today to become a write-in candidate, according to Sally Krisel, deputy director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:05:23 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 30567 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-16 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about what is like to be a high profile race this fall because of the names involved - the race for Hamilton County probate judge.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:55:20 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 30548 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Luken vs. Winkler: This probate court race is no snoozer http://wvxu.org/post/luken-vs-winkler-probate-court-race-no-snoozer <p></p><p>Something is likely to happen in this year’s November election in Hamilton County that is pretty much unheard of.</p><p>The most competitive race in the county might be the race for the open seat of Hamilton County Probate Court judge.</p><p>There are others that might generate some fairly fierce competition, but there is nothing quite like the probate court race.</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 30476 at http://wvxu.org Luken vs. Winkler: This probate court race is no snoozer