The Hamilton County Board of Elections heard sworn testimony Friday afternoon from five of 18 voters who cast two ballots in the November election as part of an investigation that could lead to criminal charges.
Almost all of the voters being investigated cast absentee ballots and then showed up at their polling places on election day and were given provisional ballots by poll workers - which they were required to do.
Hamilton County is "on the move and getting stronger." That was the theme of Commission President Chris Monzel's State of the County address Thursday.
Monzel talked about the importance of keeping taxes low and how the Governor's proposed budget could benefit the ailing county stadium fund.
He says the county is also focused on infrastructure projects, especially the multi-billion dollar federally mandated sewer system upgrade. One money-saving plan involves ‘daylighting’ a stream to capture storm water rather than building a costly tunnel.