As Hamilton County works on the 2015 budget, Commissioner Greg Hartmann is floating an idea he thinks could save money. He'd like to combine the city and county prosecutor offices.
"The city prosecutor's office makes absolutely no sense to me," says Hartmann. "It's an obvious overlap. When I was a county prosecutor I walked into that courtroom on my first day in municipal court and there was another city prosecutor in the same courtroom prosecuting the same crimes that just happened to have been committed in the city limits."
Later this fall, you'll no longer have to drive Downtown or to Forest Park to get a vehicle title. Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Tracy Winkler is opening another titling office in the Fields-Ertel area.
Winkler says the office will offer all kinds of vehicle titling and eventually passport processing.