Under the plan, the city had 8-foot-by-8-foot squares — the size of two pieces of plywood next to each other — spaced eight feet apart, said Adam Helms, director of resident services for the City of Hamilton.

Helms hopes to use the same plan this year during the scheduled 15 concerts that will run every week from the end of May through September except for the week of the Butler County Fair.

He plans to put six people in each of the more than 100 pods, giving the venue a maximum of about 700 people, or 30 percent of the capacity. The cost of each square ranged from $40 to $100 depending on the band.

The plan went “pretty well” last year, said Helms, who added zero cases of coronavirus were traced back to RiversEdge last summer.

Nancy Griffith, president of the Sorg Opera House board, said the downtown Middletown venue can expand its capacity from 230 to 280 after DeWine’s announcement.

Still, she said, patrons will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. The Sorg will host the play “Rumors” on March 5-6, she said.

Adriane Scherrer, organizer of the Broad Street Bash, a summer concert series in downtown Middletown, said it will be difficult to keep the crowd size at 30 percent since she doesn’t know the capacity. In the past, streets were blocked off and the crowd either sat in folding chairs or walked around.

She said the Broad Street Bash typically draws about 1,700 people to each of its concerts. She said bashes are scheduled for June 9, June 23 and July 14 and the Broad Street Blast is set for July 3.

One possibility for monitoring the crowd would be to hand out a limited number of bracelets to patrons, she said.

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Butler County GOP Executive Chairman Todd Hall sees her effort as pitting “Republicans against each other,” and says the county Republican Party “is already filled with patriots.””},{“_id”:”6VQH2SMQSFE3HCN2G2XDEQRYRU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614184501823},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We invite those to the table who feel frustrated with the direction of the country and want to voice their ideas, but as one of the most conservative local parties in the Midwest, I reject Keller’s divisive comments, schemes, and action,” he said.”},{“_id”:”KUBDHQWQJBG2PJTC4NKODD5SIQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:82,”comment”:”, as well as 2016″}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614195766849},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Butler County voters supported Trump with more than 61 percent of the vote in 2020.”},{“_id”:”F27BQC6XMZDUZLA5N3K6J6OVTM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:70,”comment”:”, with dedicated and strongly conservative local officeholders and party leaders in one accord”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614195766850},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Republicans are as unified in purpose and spirit as we have ever been,” said Hall. “We set the standard for conservatism in our state and our region.””},{“_id”:”QVDJZ5JTA5BZZC7VTDHBAQDFE4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614195766851},”type”:”text”,”content”:”All partisan countywide officeholders are Republicans, and all but one countywide judge ― Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen Romans is a registered Democrat ― are GOP members.”},{“_id”:”FAIMNZR6WZG3PDC7ILH2K5SKPA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614195766852},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chairman Brian Hester said townships, cities, villages and school boards need to have elected officials “who are interested in improving our communities and not their own self-promotion.””},{“_id”:”HBZJYPGEXJCPLKLCBOGK3ISXJE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:62,”comment”:” who make appeals to white supremacists in local government”},{“pos”:77,”comment”:” “But I credit Keller for finding some way to feed her need for the spotlight once again.””}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614195766853},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The last thing this county needs are more extremist partisans,” said Hester.”},{“_id”:”XP7WOCICE5EU7JKDPZ6AZLVU54″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614184501822},”type”:”text”,”content”:”
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He said the center needs three dispatchers at minimum as police and fire calls have been increasing for the past several years, from 32,200 in 2011 to 41,600 in 2019.”},{“_id”:”6V4DLXZ46RBDDE4FA2FTTOF2ZM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:” More than 100,000 calls come into the dispatch center every year, and about a quarter of them are for emergency services.The city saw calls for service grow from more than 32,200 in 2011 grow to more than 41,600 in 2019.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614116490716},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”BG6OZ63ZFZAETDEGZ42B2ELZKM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:202,”comment”:” And when we do find them it’s important to keep them.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614115470930},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Your dispatchers are your lifeline,” said Maynard. “It’s a very chaotic and stressful job. Finding someone that is organized, level-headed, and can think on their feet, deal with stress, it’s not easy.””},{“_id”:”5NEDQCL3OZHL7NT3HA6ADQYQ4U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614115470931},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The city’s dispatch center runs 24 hours, seven days a week with 12 dispatchers. Most calls to the dispatch center are for administrative work required by dispatchers, such as entries for missing persons and warrants, training new dispatchers (a five-month process), enter information into the Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS), and validate the thousands of warrants on file.”},{“_id”:”C5PFPHOQEFBJHJTQ6IL3ECWSJE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614115470932},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Councilman Mark Scharringhausen said he appreciates the chief’s quick assessment and presentation after the early December mayday call during a fatal house fire ruled an accident on Chateau Way. An oxygen tank exploded and the two firefighters in the house during the explosion were disoriented but not injured. Resident Otis Eversole, 73, was in the home during the explosion and died at the hospital.”},{“_id”:”K5AYD5MZBJEYLCJKNTCXOBV6QE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614115470933},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Two dispatchers were on duty that night.”},{“_id”:”P2UM7ICHKVEGPLJCXWM3FTEFPM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614115470934},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“You realized you had a problem and you moved quickly,” said Scharringhausen. “Dispatching is the unsung heroes of the police department. Things could be really screwed up if they’re improperly dispatched. These folks carry a big burden.””},{“_id”:”3JNRCWAFBJBGPNZXVUA3YFULSE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614115470935},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Maynard also wants to take two senior police officers to the investigations unit in order to solve more cases. In recent years, the city cut its special investigations unit to put more officers on the street. After reassigning two investigators back to patrol in 2018, a slight majority of the cases are assigned to investigations, but it was split evenly in 2020, according to police records.”},{“_id”:”KVQGNG6S5ZD5BOIUWW44UWXQLY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614115470936},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The department is at its authorized strength of 63 officers, but that doesn’t mean all are on the road or investigating cases. It’s closer to 50, he said, saying that accommodates officers on some type of leave.”},{“_id”:”MB4EP6NCYVDVBNAUVJJNOBIEJY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614116490724},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Adding two officers to patrol won’t sacrifice the needs of patrol officers, and will allow more cases to be assigned and closed. Right now, the detectives are “maxed out on what they can handle,” Maynard said.”},{“_id”:”SH4I2PT4HNCXXBVBURD2CNZI2U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”“Every resource that I have is extremely important. 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She said it was Gmoser’s fault because he talked to her new boss. Barrett didn’t see it that way.”},{“_id”:”4ADMB4KJDZBMTCF7B4Q3O57NVE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614104291664},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Plaintiff maintains that Gmoser has concealed the true nature of these conversations, or what was discussed in the conversations, however, as the magistrate judge explained, plaintiff cannot rely on speculation to support her claims…” Barrett wrote. “Moreover, the circumstances surrounding the conversations do not demonstrate the requisite intent on the part of Gmoser.””},{“_id”:”SCYL6YUJCFBVJDFWZ25OAC2BYM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614104291665},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Edelstein asked Barrett to reconsider his decision this week, but he denied the motion and closed the case against the prosecutor.”},{“_id”:”SD4OSQ4YXZD25LWA6HTQKZRKFA”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”D5MWCPIMLRE4FJHS5L7GQQSGB4″},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”Butler County prosecutors dismissed from lawsuit alleging religious discrimination”,”url”:”https://www.journal-news.com/news/butler-county-prosecutors-dismissed-from-lawsuit-alleging-religious-discrimination/zpNQZM4DigceA0nLCLEjXN/”},{“_id”:”J3CJVFVIMJGOPLQ55GPJGPXINE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614092760093},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Where the movant fails to introduce new evidence, and instead relies solely on facts and arguments that were in the record at the time the court issued its decision, the motion for reconsideration is improper,” Barrett wrote. “Plaintiff has not introduced any newly discovered evidence, and has not identified an intervening change in controlling law or a manifest injustice which will result if the Court’s ruling is left to stand.””},{“_id”:”Q2ZLBJ5L4NA37BP2HBX2IB2FKY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614092760094},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Ordinarily the entire case, including the claims against Stephens would have to be concluded before Edelstein could appeal. She asked Barrett to close out just the Gmoser part of the case and he agreed, in part because Edelstein explained “that Gmoser is of advanced age (mid-70′s), this matter has been ongoing for over three years, and an appeal could add several additional years to the litigation.””},{“_id”:”LIWJG7RGWNECVFMF2WGJUOGP6Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614104291669},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Gmoser told the Journal-News the judge’s ruling denying reconsideration was “spot on.””},{“_id”:”O6MBB3AU5RGSLMCMWAGASJQP2Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614092760095},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I obviously was very pleased with the decision in all respects,” Gmoser said. “I’m looking for the end of this down the road, but only time will tell.””},{“_id”:”QX5YFADGL5HQPEIU4EHSWTY45I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614104291671},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Since Edelstein said she hadn’t seen the decision she couldn’t comment.”},{“_id”:”NLMAUKE4EVGXVAEJTOOKXTERAE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1614104291672},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The court docket shows Barrett held a status conference with the parties in May but no settlement could be reached. 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