Thursday, July 07, 2011


It has been awhile since I weighed in on some Butler County happenings, so let's do that...

Kay Rogers Behind Bars
Let's start with this bit on Kay Rogers.

You know who I feel sorry for? Her kids. I do. They have to deal with a lot of grief from this.

You know who I think shouldn't get off? Kay Rogers, that's who. When it comes to sentencing, the judge should take in to account how much she cooperated and how significantly her cooperation contributed to the cases prosecuted. That's it.What she did was a crime and she must pay her debt to society for having betrayed the public trust.

Bottom line: Don't want to do the time?  Don't do the crime.

Resident Shannon Hartkemeyer is suing Fairfield Township due to their inability to produce recordings of Board of Trustee meetings that have apparently been erased.  Local governments in Ohio are subject to the Open Meetings Act and the Open Records Act and the court will determine whether or not destroying these recordings violates that law.

If a judgment comes down against the township, they could be required to pay $1,000 per recording.  According to Hartkemeyer's attorney, the board did not hold a meeting to openly discuss destroying the recordings.

It should be noted that Hartkemeyer ran for a position on the board and lost.