By Jeremy W. Steele
The Cincinnati Enquirer
LOVELAND - This is the Tristate's tri-county city.
City hall, in the heart of downtown, sits in Clermont County.
Across the Little Miami River, in Hamilton County, is where most of Loveland's nearly 12,000 people live.
But it's Warren County that's home to some of the city's newest subdivisions.
"It's more of a unique characteristic," City Manger Fred Enderle said. "I don't think it's really caused any problems. In doing budgeting and that sort of thing, we have to go through information from three counties, but it's really not that big of a deal."
Loveland is one of about 35 Ohio cities that cross county lines, said John Mahoney, deputy director of the Ohio Municipal League.
But few, if any, of those other cities cross into three counties, he said.
"We've gotten good cooperation from all three counties when we've had to address issues," Enderle said.
Loveland is split into the districts of three representatives and two senators, a handy advantage whenever the city runs into a state government roadblock.
"In some ways that's good," Enderle said. "We have three people working for us."
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