Hamilton pet store and customers donate 3,200 pounds to pet-food pantries

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The goal was to raise 1,000 pounds of food. That was reached by Dec. 13. So they tried for 1,500 pounds each by customers and the store. That ended up at 1,600 pounds each, for 3,200 pounds, to be split by pantries at Animal Friends Humane Society and Animal Adoption […]

The goal was to raise 1,000 pounds of food. That was reached by Dec. 13. So they tried for 1,500 pounds each by customers and the store. That ended up at 1,600 pounds each, for 3,200 pounds, to be split by pantries at Animal Friends Humane Society and Animal Adoption Foundation. The store’s cash donation rose from $500 to $750.

“We were completely blown away by their graciousness,” she said of the customers. “We really were.”

Reba is available for adoption at the Animal Friends Humane Society. PROVIDED

Tara Bowser, the executive director at Animal Friends Humane Society, said its pet-food pantry “is a pet-food assistance program for low-income or struggling families of Butler County.”

People who need assistance should not just show up at the humane society, for physical-distancing and other reasons, she said. Instead, they should call 513-867-5727 and press extension 0 to leave a voice message with their name, phone number and address. They will receive calls back from someone who will speak with them and set up specific appointments for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The other pet-foot pantry is at Animal Adoption Foundation, whose number is 513-737-7387.

Shelters are concerned that if the economy worsens, and as people are evicted from their housing, “and we know it’s going to be a struggle for them to find housing, not only for themselves, but that allows pets as well,” Bowser said. “Because there are a lot of places that still restrict animals or they have maybe a pet fee or a pet deposit that you have to pay” that some won’t be able to afford.

“As of now, we are still getting the same numbers of people contacting us to surrender (pets), nothing too crazy, and usually it’s just moving, it’s not that there’s a hardship where they can’t keep the pet just yet,” she said. “But that is on our radar. We do expect that to come in this year.”

Tasha is available for adoption at the Animal Friends Humane Society. PROVIDED

Tasha is available for adoption at the Animal Friends Humane Society. PROVIDED

Animal Friends also has seen a drop in numbers of volunteers because of health concerns during the coronavirus period, although the level has improved some.

“We couldn’t allow a lot of volunteers in here, and once we did open again, our consistent ones were coming, but the majority of our other ones still don’t feel safe to do so,” Bowser said.

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","_id":"PTYJVQ7J5ZFUDKAZZSEFDSDKIU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1601579772277,"type":"text","content":"AND, for an extra sixth story of the day ...","_id":"UIP43CSRXZEWLPHVWQAYQGT5SQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"type":"text","content":"PHOTOS: Hamilton pharmacy closes after 118 years in business",{"owner":"sponsored":false,"id":"coxohio","address":,"syndication":,"caption":"Pharmacist Jim Fescina shows some of the historic items on display in Hughes Pharmacy Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Hughes Pharmacy, a business that has been in Hamilton for over 100 years, will close its doors permanently on Saturday. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF","source":"system":"photo center","name":"Journal News","edit_url":"https://coxohio.arcpublishing.com/photo/HRTHLNENRRC3TJT3QJDL4OC7JE","source_type":"staff","additional_properties":"editor":"photo center","taxonomy":"associated_tasks":["6011a211ade339553a0b2fb8"],"type":"image","distributor":"mode":"reference","reference_id":"525647ad-078b-4950-8371-88115cbf3cb3","version":"0.10.3","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/coxohio/HRTHLNENRRC3TJT3QJDL4OC7JE.jpeg","licensable":false,"credits":"affiliation":[],"by":["image":"version":"0.5.8","url":"https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/coxohio/bc465ec2-f034-4e8a-b5b0-c346db773508.png","socialLinks":["site":"email","deprecated":true,"deprecation_msg":"Please use social_links.","url":"[email protected]","site":"twitter","deprecated":true,"deprecation_msg":"Please use social_links.","url":"@NickGrahamPhoto"],"social_links":["site":"email","url":"[email protected]","site":"twitter","url":"@NickGrahamPhoto"],"name":"Nick Graham","description":"Nick Graham is a photojournalist for the Journal-News covering Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio. ","_id":"nick-graham","additional_properties":"original":"lastName":"Graham","image":"https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/coxohio/bc465ec2-f034-4e8a-b5b0-c346db773508.png","education":[],"role":"Photojournalist","longBio":"Staff photographer of the Journal-News covering Butler and Warren Counties. His photo assignments range from covering courts, sports and features to rushing to breaking news events. ","org":"coxohio","affiliations":"","bio":"Nick Graham is a photojournalist for the Journal-News covering Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio. ","type":"author","author_type":"Staff","firstName":"Nick","twitter":"@NickGrahamPhoto","books":[],"podcasts":[],"awards":[],"custom_ajc_phone":"513-755-5117","_id":"nick-graham","last_updated_date":"2020-09-21T15:45:26.781Z","bio_page":"/staff/nick-graham/","byline":"Nick Graham","email":"[email protected]","status":true,"type":"author","version":"0.5.8","url":"/staff/nick-graham/"],"subtitle":"012721 Hughes Pharmacy Hamilton","width":3425,"location":"Hamilton","_id":"HRTHLNENRRC3TJT3QJDL4OC7JE","additional_properties":"fullSizeResizeUrl":"/photo/resize/CgnjJmo7M05bLZCOJ02-EMfHYQQ=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-coxohio/public/HRTHLNENRRC3TJT3QJDL4OC7JE.jpeg","owner":"[email protected]","comments":[],"proxyUrl":"/photo/resize/CgnjJmo7M05bLZCOJ02-EMfHYQQ=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-coxohio/public/HRTHLNENRRC3TJT3QJDL4OC7JE.jpeg","originalUrl":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/coxohio/HRTHLNENRRC3TJT3QJDL4OC7JE.jpeg","published":true,"resizeUrl":"http://thumbor-prod-us-east-1.photo.aws.arc.pub/CgnjJmo7M05bLZCOJ02-EMfHYQQ=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-coxohio/public/HRTHLNENRRC3TJT3QJDL4OC7JE.jpeg","ingestionMethod":"manual","thumbnailResizeUrl":"/resizer/0kg4Dd7nlnIAO-KANjWNdCwMQ8A=/300x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-coxohio/public/HRTHLNENRRC3TJT3QJDL4OC7JE.jpeg","version":0,"originalName":"20210127_140551-01.jpeg","mime_type":"image/jpeg","restricted":false,"template_id":623,"galleries":["headlines":"basic":"PHOTOS: Hamilton pharmacy will close after 118 years in business","_id":"UTLYEDT6QJAPVHVGPSJL4YIQWY"],"_id":"UAKIUZ6BHFCIXKNY2JJCQKSVBY","created_date":"2021-01-27T19:26:18Z","last_updated_date":"2021-01-27T19:26:18Z","height":2438,"image_type":"photograph"},"_id":"4DIFCZY5WFDUVPTILT6TN46Q6E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"type":"text","content":"Hughes Pharmacy, a business that has been in Hamilton for over 100 years, closed its doors permanently on Saturday.","_id":"2LHIMIWKTFDW7GFQP2WMRMLEL4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1602015086021,"type":"text","content":"SEE ALL OF THE PHOTOS","_id":"AKTDRY7KGRGE7CGZHGFOFBHKF4","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"X3EGX6YBKVF6LO6QJJFDNRGOGA","type":"raw_html","content":"


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He denied knowing anything about a camera when Moore contacted him, an incident report says.","_id":"IPJ33JV7S5ER7OYWHCSMJ2GGLI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611595860649,"type":"text","content":"Ohio has a “one-party consent law” that prohibits recording oral, written and electronic communication unless one of the parties involved agrees to it.","_id":"MGMA7YNL3JEDTB72ZZPVKI4CHA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611870249106,"type":"text","content":"Miami County Prosecutor Anthony Kendell said in a letter to Moore that he reviewed the case for potential criminal charges, including illegal wiretapping, but concluded no evidence exists on the county’s computer servers that the camera recorded and transmitted audio.","_id":"IPJ33JV7S5ER7OYWHCSMJ2GGLI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611595860649,"type":"text","content":"The laptop connected to the camera later was destroyed, Watkins told the detective.","_id":"EVDJL3FJSBDS3MASOB6QNSVD2Y","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611603999304,"type":"text","content":"“Although there are numerous things about this situation that are concerning, to include the (sheer) and unadulterated corruption and illegality, the evidence that has been able to be gathered falls short in terms of being able to bring a criminal case with respect to any of the players in this matter,” Kendell wrote.","_id":"FWN63BC3MJAO3M5QZ6GFG5RUXI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611754232953,"type":"text","content":"Kendell wrote in his review letter that “… since many of the participants in this despicable display of corruption and misuse of power have developed amnesia and/or selective memory, it appears that no criminal charges will be forthcoming unless and until further evidence is developed in this particular matter.”","_id":"Y3MIPMSM4JFGPMPYT45QXYU4IA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611759635341,"type":"text","content":"The Miami County Commission is conducting an internal investigation.","_id":"H7AJZDZYNRF77BZT4GYY2TC2F4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611774151501,"type":"text","content":"“The Miami County Board of Commissioners is committed to provide an environment where all of our employees’ rights are scrupulously honored,” according to a statement from the board.","_id":"T7OUZCH4GVFSJLEB2WYR7DVXXM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611935737390,"type":"text","content":"Watkins told this newspaper the camera was used for a short time five or more years ago to view access to a storage room door in an office, and the device was forgotten about and sat unused for years.","_id":"GGBXCFPZIBHNTN5LSK4FCBYDKQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611935737391,"type":"text","content":"“Miami County has suffered through enough negative headlines over the years,” he said. “It is unfortunate that not everyone was forthcoming with information during the investigation, which added unnecessary suspicion of wrongdoing.”","_id":"5FRDVMTBIFC53AZMT6LSW5Z4RQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611935737392,"type":"text","content":"“Their participation could have put this whole thing to a quick end,” he said. “It is unfair to the good people that work there.”","owner":"sponsored":false,"id":"coxohio","address":,"syndication":,"caption":"The Miami County safety building in Troy. 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Board members approved a resolution that said Hoover was dismissed because she “engaged in conduct inconsistent with her role and responsibility.”","_id":"UTLZH3JHDBG2LPHU4NWHSKYNHI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611774151503,"type":"text","content":"Watkins told Moore he installed the camera around 2015 after meeting with former Commissioner O’Brien and Leigh Williams, the board of county commissioners’ clerk and administrator, according to a video of the interview the Journal-News reviewed.","_id":"KDEG55D5JZD75BBOFFGJEE3N3Q","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611595860636,"type":"text","content":"Watkins said in his interview with the investigator that O’Brien told him information was being “leaked” or removed from storage in the HR director’s office and he wanted to figure out who was coming and going from the storage area.","_id":"HACEIUFGBVEBVBBJC3KJGHJJDU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611595860637,"type":"text","content":"Watkins said O’Brien told him to install the camera discretely so no one would know it was there, according to the interview.","_id":"HXI5IPRADRG5JPXHT2D4NZCVJY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611689683846,"type":"text","content":"“I’ve worked for a lot of people, and when somebody’s asking me to put a camera in to keep an eye on somebody, I don’t ask why, and I don’t care to know why,” Watkins said in his first of two interviews with Moore. “It’s one of those things where the less I know, the better.”","owner":"sponsored":false,"id":"coxohio","address":,"syndication":,"caption":"Lt. 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The device had a built-in, two-way microphone and was capable of being activated by motion or sound.","_id":"PCZ2O72RHZHYLPOGSEQAFMHYBI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611607423484,"type":"text","content":"Miami County Operations and Facilities Director Chris Johnson told Moore that O’Brien asked him to have a covert surveillance camera installed in the HR director’s office, likely in 2014, according to a video of the interview.","_id":"UCWJTM27EJFQTH2JD7OHCGHW34","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611583901921,"type":"text","content":"Johnson said he thought the camera was supposed to monitor HR director Hoover’s desk and her files and that Hoover knew about it.","_id":"OV6NNNPZNNAZRFWQ7ZD53QKMMY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611774151539,"type":"text","content":"“I was told it was strictly to see who came and went,” Johnson said.","_id":"3IG4HCGZJ5BV7JZ3FSUXDDSD6E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":["pos":113,"comment":" to the Dayton Daily News"],"comments":[],"_id":1611774151540,"type":"text","content":"Johnson said he told O’Brien the IT department should handle the camera installation. 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He said he hopes to have something to present to the LCA, the county and Liberty Twp. in the next few weeks.","_id":"G564VQS4FJBRZAJ2GI2TAAEG2A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611869374587,"type":"text","content":"“That’s the goal to look at every option we can right now, to make it viable in the future,” Brossart said. “Hopefully, my goal is that the county gets their money back on that TIF portion, because that was the original intent of the deal. Whatever we come up with and present to the board and right along side with the county and the township, that there’s a solution and everyone wins on this.”","_id":"UJQJPXDSNFCQFE6JTOINRPQBM4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611869374588,"type":"text","content":"Part of the problem has been changes in management since the center opened in 2016. There was a disconnect when management of the center switched from the original developer Steiner + Associates, to Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in 2018. Some of the charges went uncollected among other issues.","_id":"CWFDBEERPZDTJLPRVPLBRV47H4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611869374589,"type":"text","content":"Now the center is run by Bayer Properties, that company took over in 2019. General Manager John Taylor said the center weathered 2020 challenges and this year is starting strong. Under construction are McK’s BBQ, Cinnabon and AKT Fitness, all will open this spring or sooner. A new “shared office concept” tenant for the second floor of the Foundry will be announced soon.","_id":"FQXXNRSWDZAMVG5VJ2PATHYFPE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611869374590,"type":"text","content":"“The leasing is getting better with the interest that it’s drawing,” Taylor said. “Tenants currently under construction like McK’s BBQ, AKT Fitness and Cinnabon right now, that’s all huge because we didn’t have anyone under construction and that work happening on the property that people can see, that’s a big momentum driver.”","_id":"5G3X7RPPY5CAVM46L2G5BVEB2E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611869374591,"type":"text","content":"There are still some issues with collection of facilities charges. Total collections for last year were $438,204 which is a $186,269 or 30% reduction from 2019, but the last six months picked up and were 79% of the previous year.","_id":"633MQP23ERBMTIVFT7DXOYG3BQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611869374592,"type":"text","content":"“It will eventually be a real positive investment for the county,” Butler County Commissioner Don Dixon said. “It’s not something that’s going to continue forever, and ever and ever be that way. It’s just an unfortunate time to be in that kind of a business world in country. 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