Friday, July 23, 2004

Local news briefs



Dowlin aide takes county agency job

Hamilton County Commissioner John Dowlin has five more months until he steps down, but longtime aide Rob Fredericks is moving on. Fredericks starts Monday as director of financial operations for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, he said Thursday. He will be paid $68,000 for his work at the county agency - a 21 percent raise from his current job. Dowlin lost his re-election bid to Cincinnati Councilman Pat DeWine in the Republican primary in March. Brad Beckett, formerly of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati, will take over as Dowlin's aide.

Sheriff's son set to leave Iraq

The son of Clermont County Sheriff A.J. "Tim" Rodenberg will return next week from his stint fighting in Iraq with the Marine Corps. Cpl. Nick Rodenberg telephoned his father Thursday to tell him he'll be leaving Iraq this weekend and is scheduled to be back in San Diego July 29. After serving five years in the Marines Nick Rodenberg is to be discharged within a week of returning to America.

Coaster enthusiast marks 1,000th visit

Coaster enthusiast Don Helbig marked a milestone Thursday when he visited Paramount's Kings Island for the 1,000th time. Officials declared it "Don Helbig Day" and gave the 41-year-old Fairfield man a ticket. Helbig, the Mighty Ducks' media relations director, has been visiting the park since 1981.

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