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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/01/2020
Hamilton County Commissioners are recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The isolation involved in slowing COVID-19 may contribute to an increase in domestic violence.
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Voting Rights Campaign Targets Returning Citizens
09/30/2020
Hamilton County Office of Reentry is teaming up to spread awareness that returning citizens have the right to vote after they have served their felony sentence.
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Census Deadline Looms
09/28/2020
Crunch Time To Ensure Everyone Counts In Cincinnati And Hamilton County. Regardless of end date, the time to act is now.
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Hamilton County CARES Small Business Relief Program Round Two
08/19/2020
Starting 8/24, small businesses in Hamilton County have a second chance to apply for funding through the Hamilton County CARES Small Business Relief Program to help offset losses during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Hamilton County CARES Nonprofit Relief Program
08/12/2020
Hamilton County Commissioners are helping local nonprofits continue to provide essential services to the community with up to $5.5 million in grants as a part of its CARES Act Plan.
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Hamilton County CARES Child Care Provider Relief Program
08/05/2020
Hamilton County CARES Child Care Provider Relief Program helps stabilize local child care centers. The County is using CARES Act funding to assist child care providers that were open with the State's temporary pandemic license.
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HCCC Successfully Tests Backup 911 Center Off-site
07/23/2020
After extensive planning, design and installation, Hamilton County Communications Center (HCCC) employees spent several hours effectively processing 911 and non-emergency telephone calls at the pop-up 911 center.
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Masks On Hamilton County- Facial Masks Now Required in Ohio's Hot Spot Counties
07/08/2020
Hamilton County is under an order by the state to require masks in public. Starting on 7/8/2020 at 6pm, masks must be worn indoors and outdoors when social distancing isn't possible.
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Sharonville's Downtown Loop Streetscape Gets a Boost from HamCo Mini Planning Grant
07/01/2020
The City of Sharonville catapulted its plans into practice after the City Council recently approved the Downtown Loop Streetscape Master Plan that was funded in part by Hamilton County Planning + Development’s mini planning grant program.
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Commissioners Invite Public into Virtual Meetings
06/30/2020
Beginning Thursday, July 2nd, the Hamilton County Commissioners will begin inviting the public to join the virtual meetings for public comments.
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COVID-19 Cases Increase in SW Ohio
06/19/2020
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Southwest Ohio and Hamilton County. With Father’s Day Weekend and family get-togethers upon us, it’s a good time to remind everyone to continue safe practices
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HamCo Office of Reentry Earns National Award
06/04/2020
Hamilton County Office of Reentry has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.
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Application Period for the Hamilton County Small Business Relief Program
05/20/2020
Small Businesses in Hamilton County that have been harmed during the COVID-19 crisis can apply to the Hamilton County Small Business Relief Program
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Hamilton County Commissioner Creates a Young Adult and Youth Council
04/17/2020
A Hamilton County Commissioner is announcing a young adult and youth-led initiative to elevate young voices in COVID-19 response efforts.
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National Week of Community Development
04/13/2020
The National Week of Community Development highlights county-wide projects that have used CDBG and HOME funds to improve our region.
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Stay-At-Home Order Issued For All Ohioans
03/24/2020
Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton has issued a Stay-At-Home order for all Ohioans. View the order or other Hamilton County closures and updates.
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Get Local COVID-19 Alerts on Your Phone
03/10/2020
Now is the time to prepare for the potential impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Sign up to get alerts and tips from Hamilton County officials regarding COVID-19.
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Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Rebrands
02/26/2020
The Hamilton County Heroin Coalition has a new name and released new numbers in their annual State of the Opioid Epidemic Report. Members unveiled the new name and logo for the Hamilton County Addition Response Coalition.
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The 2020 Census is right around the corner
02/14/2020
You'll be able to fill out the 2020 Census survey as early as March 12 even though the ceremonial Census Day isn't until April 1. Remember, the 2020 Census is safe, easy and important.
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HUD And VA Award CMHA Nearly $144,000
01/10/2020
HUD and VA award Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority nearly $144,000 to help homeless veterans find permanent homes.
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Commissioners Announce 2020 Evening Meetings
01/07/2020
In an effort to bolster public participation, Hamilton County Commissioners are holding monthly evening meetings in the communities they serve. Commissioner President Denise Driehaus proposed the evening community meetings to increase accessibility...
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No Rate Increase for 2020 Sewer Bills
01/02/2020
Sewer customers in Hamilton County will not see an increase in their 2020 bills. At their last meeting of the year, Hamilton County Commissioners approved the 2020 budgets for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD).
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2019

Photos: Commissioner Portune's Legacy of Perseverance
12/23/2019
He is one of the longest serving Commissioners in Hamilton County's history. Commissioner Todd Portune was first elected to the Board of County Commissioners in November of 2000. In September of 2019, Portune announced he was stepping down at the end of the year to battle cancer.
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County Modified MSD Capital Improvement Program
12/13/2019
This document presents Hamilton County’s five-year budget and plan for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
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Apply Today for Hamilton County Census Jobs
12/11/2019
The U.S. Census is hiring thousands of temporary workers in Greater Cincinnati. Apply today! Census takers earn $23.50 an hour in Hamilton County.
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Shared Services Summit 2019
12/09/2019
On November 22nd over 70 representatives of local government and Hamilton County departments and agencies participated in Strengthening Communities Through Collaboration: A Shared Services Summit.
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Independent Financial Review: County "will require revenue enhancement in 2020.”
10/23/2019
Hamilton County Commissioners were presented with an outside accounting firm's preliminary results of a top-to-bottom financial assessment of the structural imbalance in the general fund budget.
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General Fund Budget Basics and Sales Tax
10/22/2019
Test your county budgeting knowledge with the Budget Basics Fact Sheet. Find out how the General Fund is used and how Hamilton County's sales tax compares to peer counties.
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Restoring 911 Service Rates for Communities
10/21/2019
How much will your community save? The 2020 Budget includes a reduction in 911 detail rates from $16 in 2019, to $10 in 2020, and $5 in 2021. This will allow communities to reinvest in other public safety areas. Check out the savings over 2 years. 
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Five Community Projects Awarded $600,000
10/16/2019
HCDC and Hamilton County Planning + Development are pleased to announce that $600,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds were awarded to five projects in Hamilton County.
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Become a Paid Poll Worker
10/15/2019
Become part of the elections process! The Hamilton County Board of Elections is actively recruiting folks to work the polls in November and beyond.
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Heroin Coalition Task Force Recognized
09/25/2019
Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Task Force was named “Task Force of the Year” by Ohio NARCO, a not-for-profit law enforcement association serving Ohio’s law enforcement community.
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2020 Administrator's Recommended Budget released
09/03/2019
The 2020 Administrator's Recommended General Fund Budget has been released, and is available on the Budget and Strategic Initiatives website.
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Hamilton County Planning + Development Awards Planning Grants
07/31/2019
Hamilton County Planning + Development (HCP+D) has awarded four jurisdictions a total of $100,000 in mini-planning grants from Hamilton County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
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Hamilton County Starts New Alternative Sentencing Program
06/28/2019
A first-of-its-kind Hamilton County program aimed at providing additional treatment services to low-level, non-violent offenders begins July 1, 2019..
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Commissioners Update Meeting Locations and Times
06/26/2019
The Board of County Commissioners change BOCC meetings to 1 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Every 3rd Thursday will convene at 6:30, at various locations throughout the county.
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Meet Our New Assistant County Administrator
05/24/2019
Hamilton County hires a new Assistant County Administrator. Holly Christmann has been named to fill a key leadership position that oversees several county departments.
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2019 Circle of Excellence Award Winners
05/06/2019
Public Service Recognition Week is a time set aside to pay tribute to the profession of public service and to recognize those individuals who have done an outstanding job during the year...
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Commission on Women & Girls Video Released in new Department Spotlight Series
04/25/2019
Meet the Women and Girls who are leading the way to ensure women have a seat at the table. The Commission on Women and Girls is a powerful platform to help turn rhetoric into action, it promotes and encourages women to seek...
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Lower Sewer Bill for Low-Income Seniors Coming Soon
04/23/2019
County Commissioners passed a resolution that provides a 25% discount to low-income seniors who qualify on their sewer bill. To be eligible, applicants must be 65 or older, own, occupy, pay bill, and make less than $32,800.
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2019 Building and Inspection Fees Released
01/14/2019
Fees for permits, inspections, certificates are covered by this fee schedule, as adopted by the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners.
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2018

Where to Get Warm During an Outage
While Duke Energy crews are working diligently to restore power to Hamilton County communities affected by the recent ice storm, residents may be in need of a warm place to go until power is back on.
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Public Hearings for the 2019 Administrator's recommended General Fund Budget
The Board of County Commissioners has scheduled public hearings to consider the 2019 Administrator's recommended General Fund Budget.
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Learn About the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Program
Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is funding a weekly drop-off program for household hazardous waste, every Thursday through November 15, 2018.
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Tax Levy Estimates Now On Auditor's Website
Hamilton County’s November ballot will include 19 proposed new or renewing property tax levies. Property owners are able to see what proposed new tax levies would cost them before voting.
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September is National Preparedness Month
Hamilton County Public Health and the Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency have the information you need to become better prepared in case of disaster.
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What Can I Recycle?
Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District has the information you need to learn more about recycling in Hamilton County.
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Hamilton County Auditor returning $14 million
Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes is returning $14 million this year to local governments, school districts, and other entities levying property taxes in the county.
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Hamilton County BOCC WWIP Phase 2A Proposed Plan
The Board of County Commissioners has held public hearings to discuss the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) Phase 2.
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Metropolitan Sewer District Consent Decree Modifications
The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is seeking approval of modifications to the Consent Decree Wet Weather Improvement Program.
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Commissioners approve resolution waiving Flood Repair Permit Fees
The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution waiving building permit fees related to flood repairs for the recent flood event along the Ohio River and its tributaries.
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County-Wide Pothole Reporting Program
Commissioner Monzel is working with County Engineer Ted Hubbard and CAGIS to create a new way for residents to report and submit information regarding potholes throughout the County.
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Affected by the Flood? Flood Cleanup Assistance & Information
Those in need of assistance can obtain Flood Cleanup Kits or contact the American Red Cross.
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Commissioners Announce Hiring of Director of Economic Inclusion
This is a new position for the County, created by Commissioners in 2017 to improve inclusion in County procurement and employment practices.
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