Fitton’s leadership was so highly regarded that the press release announcing his departure read: “To say that Woody’s leadership over the past 16 years, especially during the global pandemic of 2020, was invaluable and inspired by divine providence, would be a serious understatement. “

He was volunteer Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005 and President and Chief Executive Officer since 2005.

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Former bar, jewelry store turned into mixed-use, residential retail in downtown Middletown

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Muralist Joshua Stout recently completed a large, colorful mural of parrots on the front of the building at 1044 Central Ave. Kevin Kimener, owner of MLH Developers, bought the building two years ago and plans to renovate the second floor into two two-bedroom apartments. and converting the first floor into retail space. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Muralist Joshua Stout recently completed a large, colorful mural of parrots on the front of the building at 1044 Central Ave.  Kevin Kimener, owner of MLH Developers, bought the building two years ago and plans to renovate the second floor into two two-bedroom apartments.  and converting the first floor into retail space.  NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
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Muralist Joshua Stout recently completed a large, colorful mural of parrots on the front of the building at 1044 Central Ave. Kevin Kimener, owner of MLH Developers, bought the building two years ago and plans to renovate the second floor into two two-bedroom apartments. and converting the first floor into retail space. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

A 125-year-old building in downtown Middletown, which once housed a poplar bar and later a jewelry store, has been brought back to life by a local developer.

The restoration was celebrated last week with a ribbon cutting event hosted by Downtown Middletown Inc. to commemorate the rental of two apartments and the rental of a first-floor retail space at 1044 Central Ave.

Kevin Kimener of MLH Developers said the 2,500 square foot first floor retail space has been leased to Jackson Lane Design for three years, and he expects the two second floor apartments of 1 200 square feet are rented this week for $ 1,250 per month. .

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Outgoing Middletown council members slammed the mayor at last meeting

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Some have said the five members of Middletown City Council must come together to better serve the city. But two outgoing council members Joe Mulligan, on the far left, and Ami Vitori, on the far right, criticized Mayor Nicole Condrey, center, for his leadership style at Tuesday’s city council meeting. . PHOTO SUBMITTED

Some have said the five members of Middletown City Council must come together to better serve the city.  But two outgoing council members Joe Mulligan, on the far left, and Ami Vitori, on the far right, criticized Mayor Nicole Condrey, center, for his leadership style at Tuesday's city council meeting. .  PHOTO SUBMITTED
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Some have said the five members of Middletown City Council must come together to better serve the city. But two outgoing council members Joe Mulligan, on the far left, and Ami Vitori, on the far right, criticized Mayor Nicole Condrey, center, for his leadership style at Tuesday’s city council meeting. . PHOTO SUBMITTED

The two outgoing Middletown City Council members criticized the mayor’s leadership style on Tuesday night at their last meeting.

Joe Mulligan, who served on the board for eight years, lost his candidacy for re-election in November, and Ami Vitori, who served four years, chose not to run.

The two expressed their displeasure with Mayor Nicole Condrey, elected two years ago, during the board commentary portion of the meeting.

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Teenagers banned from Kings Island for inconvenience in which they say they have no part

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In case you missed it: Top Kings Island Stories in 2021

In case you missed it: Top Kings Island Stories in 2021
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In case you missed it: Top Kings Island Stories in 2021

MASON – Two families said a fun night out on Kings Island was overshadowed when a week later received letters of suspension, but the banned teens said they had done nothing wrong.

Season pass holders Timothy Smith and Jahere Moore were dropped off around 6:30 p.m. on December 11.

They said they spent most of the evening walking around, checking the lights and eating. It’s a favorite pastime for the two who said they visit the park at least once a month.

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Fairfield Mayor Steve Miller looks back on time he spent running his hometown

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Steve Miller, former Mayor of Fairfield (2014-2021)

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Steve Miller, former Mayor of Fairfield (2014-2021)
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Steve Miller, former Mayor of Fairfield (2014-2021)

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At the end of the month, Steve Miller leaves the one job he’s ever wanted: Mayor of Fairfield.

Miller has been elected for 18 collective years since 1998, when he served as his hometown’s Fourth Ward until 2007, and then for the last eight years as the city’s mayor. During his first term on Council, he served as Acting Mayor from May 2005 to December 2006 following the resignation of former Mayor Erick Cook before moving to South Carolina to be closer to his family.

“All I’ve ever wanted to do is serve my community, my home, Fairfield. That was it, ”Miller said. “I honestly believe that as the mayor of my hometown there is simply no greater honor to be had. “

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Middletown Council Approves Fire Station Tax Wording and Parks Master Plan

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Members of Middletown City Council and city officials took a bus tour of the four operating fire stations in Middletown and one of the most modern stations in the Township of Fairfield on Tuesday, June 18. This is the 85 fire station on Central Avenue in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Members of Middletown City Council and city officials took a bus tour of the four operating fire stations in Middletown and one of the most modern stations in the Township of Fairfield on Tuesday, June 18.  This is the 85 fire station on Central Avenue in Middletown.  NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
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Members of Middletown City Council and city officials took a bus tour of the four operating fire stations in Middletown and one of the most modern stations in the Township of Fairfield on Tuesday, June 18. This is the 85 fire station on Central Avenue in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Middletown City Council unanimously approved two laws that could shape citizens’ safety and recreation options at its last meeting of the year.

Council approved the imposition of a $ 1 million property tax that would generate $ 16.8 million and be used to build four fire stations and the city’s parks master plan.

The $ 16.8 million represents the cost of designing, furnishing and building the four facilities that would replace existing “inadequate and obsolete” stations, said City Manager Jim Palenick.

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