Guide: County sheriff race

By Christo Fosse, Guest Writer Questions:  How to improve public trust in law enforcement?  Bruce Hoffbauer: He believes that law enforcement agencies must accept responsibility for “mistakes” and “missteps.” If an officer or department makes a mistake, he pledges to be transparent with the public.  Charmaine McGuffey: McGuffey will place an emphasis on community policing and build dialogue between agencies and communities. She pledges to create a Community Liaison Unit that will improve transparency and communication with the public.   Alternatives to Imprisonment?  Bruce Hoffbauer: Hoffbauer praises the work of organizations, such as the Talbert House, which have assisted Hamilton County … Continue reading Guide: County sheriff race

Guide: County Commissioners

Candidates Reese, Black and Najoli vie for open county commissioner seat BY CHRISTO FOSSE, Guest Writer Andy Black (R) Experience: Black is the Senior Vice President for Financial Supermarkets, a Cincinnati-based company. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio and masters in business from Bellarmine University.  Economic Plan:  He asserts that the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated Hamilton County’s financial struggles. To revitalize the economy, he supports “fundamentally changing how we look at our county’s finances,” including removing underutilized assets, like Paul Brown Stadium, off the books to invest in other resources.  Storm Water Management and Lead … Continue reading Guide: County Commissioners