Libertarian Jim Berns, who sent a hand-written letter to the Hamilton County Board of Elections yesterday, saying he was withdrawing from the Cincinnati mayor's race, told the board today that he wants to be a candidate again.
But, board officials say, there is a legal question over whether Berns could withdraw from the race in the first place.
Tim Burke, the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Elections, told WVXU that the board's lawyer told the board there is no provision in the Cincinnati city charter allowing candidates to withdraw.
Dayton-based Standard Register is purchasing another Dayton company, WorkflowOne, in a deal worth $218 million.
Standard Register says it expects to achieve $1 billion in annual revenue and $40 million in annual savings thanks to the deal. A release says WorkFlowOne will initially operate as a subsidiary with its CEO staying on in an advisory role.
The combined company has 4000 employees, including more than 900 in Dayton.
UPDATE: WVXU received an email from Optotraffic saying "Elmwood Place and Optotraffic vigorously dispute the charge (that they violated the judge's order) and are anxious to present evidence to that effect."
Three very tall cameras, confiscated from the Village of Elmwood Place, are being stored at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Patrol Division. Three local lawmakers visited the cameras Wednesday to get a closer look and reiterate their opposition.