Loveland Spotlight is a monthly public affairs show featuring newsmakers affecting Loveland and the surrounding community.

LOVELAND, Ohio — Come join Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune for a live taping of “Loveland Spotlight,” a new public affairs show from Loveland Local News at 7 p.m. Monday April 8 2019 at at Ramsey’s Trailside, 200 W. Loveland Avenue (45140) and right next to the bike trail,.

Long-time journalist and Loveland resident Joe Wessels hosts the show each month and interviews a newsmaker about how their role impacts Loveland and the surrounding community. Wessels covered the county commission from April 2006 to December 2007 for The Cincinnati Post, during which Democrats took control of the commission for the first time in 44 years.

Even though the three-person Hamilton County Commission meets in downtown Cincinnati, their decisions about budget, regulations and other import issues affect Loveland every day. Come listen to Commissioner Portune answer questions about how the now completely Democratically-controlled county commission (after Stephanie Dumas’ 2018 election) will serve residents in the three-county municipality (where Hamilton County is the most substantial portion) – which is primarily controlled by Republicans.

Portune has been a Hamilton County Commissioner since 2000 and has been re-elected to the post four times. He has been the Commission’s president three times. Before his time on the county commission, he was on Cincinnati City Council for eight years.

Portune will be available after the show taping to answer questions. The event is free and open to the public.