Hear County Commissioner Portune at Loveland Spotlight

BY JOE WESSELS
Loveland Local News

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.

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Long-time and award-winning Cincinnati-area journalist, radio show host, Podcast producer and photographer Joe Wessels is the founder and editor (and kinda the do-everything guy) of Loveland Local News. Previously, Wessels was the Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County reporter for The Cincinnati Post and a weekly columnist for Cincinnati CityBeat where he regularly broke news. Wessels moved to Loveland in 2014 and quickly realized Loveland would be a great place to fulfill his dream of creating his own online news and information publication.