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Operation Pumpkin Festival: October 3, 4 & 5

 

Please join us at the Operation Pumpkin Festival in downtown Hamilton from Friday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 5th.  Operation Pumpkin is a fall festival growing in popularity that will welcome tens of thousands of participants and patrons to the City of Hamilton. 

Throughout the weekend, friends and families will enjoy delicious food, carnival rides, a variety of fantastic vendors, and live entertainment.  Among the many great performers, rock and roll party band One Mississippi will take the stage Friday night with country act 90 Proof Twang being featured on Saturday night.

Additionally, Operation Pumpkin has added the “End Zone” to the festival this year, which will be located in Journal Square.  It will be a tented area with picnic tables outfitted with four 70” high-definition televisions airing college football games on Saturday and NFL games on Sunday. 

Operation Pumpkin has something to offer for people of all ages and we look forward to seeing you there!  

Festival hours on Friday, October 3rd, and Saturday, October 4th, are from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 5th, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

View the Operation Pumpkin website here, or stay up to date at the Operation Pumpkin Facebook page.  

*VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  The Operation Pumpkin committee is seeking volunteers to serve beer and wine at the festival.  There are openings for all shifts each day of the festival. We greatly appreciate any time you are willing to volunteer to help make our festival a success.  If you are interested, please contact Matt Fritsch at mfritsch@lawmat.com to discuss dates/times.  Thank you for your consideration!  

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St. Patrick's Day Traffic Blitz in City of Fairfield & Warren County

Please note that the Fairfield Police Department will be conducting a St. Patrick's Day Traffic Safety Blitz beginning on Friday, March 14th through Tuesday, March 18th.  The Traffic Safety Blitz will be centered around enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws and alcohol related traffic enforcement. Increased patrols can be expected throughout the City with the following roadways specifically being targeted: 

  • Dixie Highway (Ohio 4)
  • Pleasant Avenue (U.S. 127) 
  • South Gilmore Road
  • Nilles Road and Mack Road along with the By Pass 4 (Ohio 4B)
  • River Road
  • Seward Road
  • Symmes Road
  • Winton Road 

Be advised the Warren County Sheriff's Office will also be targeting impaired/intoxicated drivers over St. Patrick's Day weekend with added deputies on the roadway. 

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/fairfield-traffic-blitz-starts-today/nfC2J/ 

 

http://m.fox19.com/#!/newsDetail/24966550 

 

 

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Expungements & Sealing of Criminal Records

There is a common misconception that an individual with more than one criminal conviction is ineligible to expunge/seal their record. While this used to be the case, Ohio Senate Bill 337 was enacted in September 2012 broadening the scope of individuals eligible to expunge/seal their criminal record.

What is a “conviction”? All felonies and all misdemeanors of the 1, 2, 3 and 4th degree, unless exempted as a non-conviction. Minor misdemeanors and certain traffic offenses are NOT “convictions” and there is no limit to the number of these offenses that can be sealed. Some criminal offenses cannot be expunged. 

An individual may be eligible to seal their record under the following circumstances: (1) one felony conviction; (2) one misdemeanor conviction; (3) one felony conviction and one misdemeanor conviction even if unrelated; and (4) two misdemeanor convictions even if they are unrelated. “Sealing” means that any record of the offense will no longer be public and cannot be seen by potential employers or others (subject to certain exceptions). 

Once the conviction is sealed, an individual may legally answer that they have not been convicted of any criminal offense. Additionally, a sealed criminal record cannot be used to deny an application for a CCW permit.

If you believe that you or someone you know may be eligible to seal an offense, please contact our office for a confidential and free consultation. 

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Local OVI Checkpoints Tonight, October 25th

Be advised there are multiple OVI checkpoints this evening in Butler County and Hamilton County.

There will be a checkpoint on Route 4 in the City of Hamilton from 10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. 

In Hamilton County, there will be checkpoints beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Route 4 near I-275 and on SR 42 in Sharonville near I-275.

Have a great weekend, be safe and enjoy responsibly.  

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20131025/NEWS/310250058/3-drunk-driving-checkpoints-tonight

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F&F Supporting Community Events


Our law firm was proud to participate in two great community events this past weekend. On Friday, we played in the
Transitional Living, Inc.’s 5th Annual Golf Outing. It was a fantastic event for an extremely worthy cause (and it also helps that we won the outing!). Transitional Living is a nonprofit organization that provides rehabilitative services to adults with severe mental disabilities and assists them in achieving recovery and independent living in Butler County.  

On Saturday, we entered a team (“Hustling Barristers”) in the 1st Annual Heart Chase 2013 put on by the American Heart Association. The Amazing Race-style event involved uncovering clues, solving puzzles and completing challenges throughout downtown Hamilton. We’re proud to say that with the “help” of a 3 ½ year old and 2 year old, our team finished in 11th place out of 28 teams! It was truly a tremendous event. We had a great time and look forward to participating next year. 

Also, don’t forget the 2nd Annual Operation Pumpkin is this weekend (Oct. 4, 5 & 6) in downtown Hamilton. We are joining many other community members in volunteering at this fun event that offers a variety of activities for the enjoyment of all ages. Bring the family out and look for us at or near the beer booth…and, don’t worry, there is a DirecTV tent that will be showing the football games. Click here for the schedule of events. See you this weekend! 

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