Michael D. Pitman


Michael D. Pitman covers political news in Butler County, as well as state and national issues that may have an impact on the community. In addition to his award-winning journalism skills, Pitman has developed into a reliable staff photographer.

He also enjoys telling features about people, and the interesting lives they have led. He was born and raised in the Greater Cincinnati area. Pitman graduated from Wyoming High School and earned his B.A. from the College of Mount St. Joseph.

He also has a Masters in Sport Administration from Xavier. He has a twin brother, an older brother and older sister. He lives on the Westside of Cincinnati with his wife, Christy, and daughters, Emma and Sophia.

He's taken an interest in fiction writing. He is always trying to learn something new in his craft, and has a desire to be constantly learning new things.

Latest from Michael D. Pitman

“The Rainmaker” opens the 16th Fairfield Footlighters season this weekend, Sept. 23-25, at the Fairfield Community Arts Center. It runs until next weekend, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Pictured, from left in front, David Brabbs, Leah Murphy, Josh Schulze, Dan Schindler, from left in back, David Moak, Kevin Roach and Scott Sites.

Fairfield stage manager to make his directorial debut

The debut play for the Fairfield Footlighters’ 16th season will feature the directorial debut of a longtime member.R. Geoffrey Werbin, who’s been with the Footlighters for more than a decade, has worked deep behind the scenes, such as with set construction and stage managing.He co-directed “The Nerd” last season with ...

Matt Ziegman, vice president of the Miami College Democrats, says his organization has reached out to “countless” students to register them to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. The group has held several voter registration drives, like the one behind him on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2016, in the Armstrong Student Center on the campus of Miami University.

Experts: Young voters will be critical in presidential election

Ohio — as it typically has been — will be one of the key swing states the national will look upon in determining who wins the presidency this November, and the millennial vote could determine how Ohio swings. Young voters will be “undoubtedly critical” in determining if Democratic Party presidential ...

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, speaks to the Concerned Veterans for America on Monday during their “Veterans and Military Town Hall” event at the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester Twp.

Davidson defends ‘moochers’ statement

Use of the term “moochers” by U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, to describe some veterans in the VA system earlier this week fired up those on the political left. Davidson, a former Army Ranger, spoke with the Concerned Veterans for America on Monday in West Chester Twp. about the issues ...

John Boehner honored with Spirit of Scouting award in Fairfield

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner was never a Boy Scout, but for three decades he had been involved with the organization that supports millions of young people across the country. And for his decades of support and leadership — both at the local and national levels — Boehner ...

Fire set to Trump-Pence sign demonstrates campaign volatility

Someone in the early hours this morning set fire to a large presidential campaign sign for Republican nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Fire crews responded just after 1:30 a.m. to the corner of Millikin and Cincinnati-Dayton roads after the fire was reported by a ...

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, speaks to the Concerned Veterans for America on Monday during their “Veterans and Military Town Hall” event at the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester Twp.

Warren Davidson: Get ‘moochers’ out of VA health system

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson told a room full of veterans that one way to clean up the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care system is to get the “moochers” out of it.The Troy Republican and Army veteran spoke with the Concerned Veterans for America at a town hall event Monday ...

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner will be honored by the Dan Beard Council on Thursday in Fairfield.

John Boehner to be honored by Boy Scouts

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner will be honored by the Dan Beard Council with its 2016 Spirit of Scouting Award at a banquet Thursday at the Oscar Event Center.The banquet, which is a fundraising event for the Boy Scouts of America’s Fort Hamilton District, recognizes individuals of “outstanding ...

Jeff Herold, president of the Fairfield Optimist Club, accepts honors bestowed on the club in celebration of its 60th anniversary from Fairfield Mayor Steve Miller at the Sept. 12, 2016, city council meeting.

Fairfield Optmist Club celebrates 60 years

The Fairfield Optimist Club might be one of the city’s best-kept secrets. The club of about 90 members supports various aspects of the city, but quietly, said Fairfield Mayor Steve Miller, who is also a member. “The Optimist Club does an awful lot for this community,” he said. “The Optimist ...

Warren Davidson, U.S. Congressman representing the Ohio 8th District, spoke to attendees at the Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Central Connections senior center in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Davidson wears out shoes touring 8th District

Critics of former Speaker John Boehner argued that, in his latter years in Congress, especially when he elevated in U.S. House leadership roles, he spent more time in Washington, D.C., and less time in the 8th Congressional District. That was a sentiment echoed throughout the primary election in the race ...

Symmes Tavern on the Green, which has been a part of Fairfield’s Village Green from the beginning, will close after Saturday. Butt Shack BBQ Grill has agreed to purchase the building and will open after a couple of weeks to renovate.

Iconic Fairfield restaurant to close Saturday

The name Symmes Tavern evokes a sense of nostalgia like few other names can in the city of Fairfield.That is one reason why Joe Schwarz acquired the name he gave his restaurant, Symmes Tavern on the Green, as one of the marquee attractions for the then-newly opened Village Green in ...


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