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from Flags of Ohio website, located by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 12 November 2005
Hamilton County Flag Unveiled on Flag Day
Hamilton County raised its new flag at an event on Flag Day this past Friday. The event was held on the Courthouse steps and included a brief ceremony and the raising of the new Hamilton County flag by County Commissioners. The County is also displaying the other entries received, many of which came from local children, in the lobby of the County Administration Building (138 E. Court Street).
The County flag design was selected from 95 entries from local artists and students. The flag development process was a partnership between Hamilton County and ArtWorks, a local non-profit that provides training and opportunities in the arts for local youth. ArtWorks sought entries from local schools, the general public and its own network of local artists. A panel consisting of County officials, citizens, and ArtWorks staff helped select three finalists and the final design. The design was created by Justin Green of Oakley. The flag features a red "H", trimmed in green symbolizing Hamilton County. The H is encircled by an "O" representative of Ohio. Hamilton County's 12 townships are symbolized by the curves of the circular motif. The flag includes 37 stars representing the 21 cities and 16 villages of Hamilton County.
The County Flag will be displayed at County facilities and will be displayed along with other County flags at the state capital as part of the State's Bicentennial celebration.
See also http://www.hamilton-co.org/Newsletter/March_29_2002/hhc_march_29_2002.htm
Dov Gutterman, 24 December 2002