Saturday, March 6, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Butler deputies to receive raise

HAMILTON - While many Butler County employees go without a raise this year, 153 sheriff's deputies will receive 3 percent pay increases in each of the next three years.

A three-year deal negotiated between the county and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 101 was approved by Butler County commissioners Thursday. Union members had previously ratified the tentative agreement by a 54-47 vote.

Douglas Duckett, county personnel director, noted that arbitrators had awarded a 4 percent increase to Hamilton police and 2 percent more to Middletown officers.

Miffed mayor removes her e-mail

LEBANON - Mayor Amy Brewer has announced that she will remove her e-mail address from the city's Web site after receiving an inappropriate message.

She can be reached by phone, she said. She warned citizens to watch what they write on e-mail.

"For those who use e-mail ... they can be tracked," she said.

Pipe flushing may discolor water

Residents might notice some discolored water through March while the Warren County Water Department is flushing in the Hunter area of Franklin Township and in Clearcreek Township.

Problems? contact the water department at 695-1377.

County has drawing for Reds tickets

Hamilton County residents can sign up to win Reds tickets.

The county, which is paying for most of the $290 million riverfront ballpark, has a suite there. It will give away pairs of tickets to about a half-dozen games a month.

For more information and to register, visit or call 946-3939.

Tax help offered for elderly, low-income

LOVELAND - Professional tax help is available at City Hall for elderly, disabled and low-income residents.

Representatives from the AARP program will be available March 22 and 29. Call 683-0150, ext. 212, for appointments.

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