This year's speaker was David Foster, First Sergeant, United States Marine Corps (Ret.). Foster enlisted in July 1980 and served multiple tours of duty including Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003; Operation New Horizon/Nicaragua 1999; and Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991.
Ohio banking regulators shut down Columbia Savings Bank in Clifton Friday. Here's the statement from the Ohio Department of Commerce:
Columbia Savings Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio was closed today by the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver.
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 1165.18, the Superintendent of the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions may take possession of a savings bank if it is in an unsafe or unsound condition to continue the business of banking.
Hamilton County Commissioners say cost overruns on Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) projects are too high and are indicating leadership is the problem.
In other words: MSD director Tony Parrott needs to go.
In a letter to interim Cincinnati city manager Scott Stiles, Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman says "major cost overruns within several federal Consent Decree projects is merely a symptom of larger management issues within MSD."