Butler County

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6:30 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Finding jobs for adults with disabilities in our area

Zach Hawthorne with TKB CEO & President Fabian Schmahl

    A recent survey found that only 34% of adults with intellectual disabilities in the United States are employed. That includes several thousand individuals in Greater Cincinnati. For years, training centers or sheltered workshops have provided work opportunities for adults with disabilities. But there is a current push in many states to close these centers and direct individuals towards community-based employment. But incorporating people with intellectual disabilities into the general workforce is a challenge.

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Local News
2:59 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Peter Beck, facing criminal trial, resigns from Ohio House

Former State Rep. Peter Beck
Credit Ohio House of Representatives website

State Rep. Peter Beck, a Mason Republican indicted on 69 counts of fraud and theft, has resigned from the Ohio House.

Mike Dittoe, a spokesman for Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder, said Beck’s resignation was turned in Sunday and put on the House record Monday.

Beck, a former Mason council member and mayor, would have been gone by the end of the month, when his present term expired.

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Local News
3:36 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

After recount, Middletown school levy still passes

Butler County election officials held a recount Friday of a $65 million tax levy and bond issue for Middletown schools and the results remained the same - the issue passed by 22 votes out of about 5,900 cast.

Monday, Hamilton County Board of election officials will conduct a recount on a $2 million Colerain Township police levy that passed in the official count by 11 votes.

Automatic recounts are required when the results of a candidate race or ballot issue are within one half of one percent.

Local News
8:53 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's post-election analysis

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about some of the more interesting results in Tuesday's primary election and the low turnout in southwest Ohio counties.

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Local News
11:22 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Some upsets and surprises in Tuesday's low-turnout primary

Two incumbent Republican state representatives were defeated, a former Cincinnati city council member became the Democratic nominee for a state senate seat, and House Speaker John Boehner cruised to a win in Tuesday’s primary election in southwest Ohio.

The turnout in Tuesday’s election in the southwest Ohio counties was even lower than election officials expected – Hamilton County’s turnout was barely over 13 percent, 17.5 percent in Butler County, 15 percent in Warren County, and just under 13 percent in Clermont County.

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