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Mayor’s Jobs Initiative Criticized for Diverting Nonprofit Funding

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mayor John Cranley’s “Hand Up” job initiative will be funded in part by cuts to other anti-poverty and blight mitigation programs. That has some advocates for the poor up in arms.
  

NAACP Considering Cincinnati for 2016 Convention

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The convention planning committee for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Oct. 17 recommended the Cincinnati for the civil rights organization’s 2016 annual convention.  

Cincinnati’s Last Remaining Abortion Provider Could Close

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The city’s last remaining women’s health clinic that provides abortions might soon be shuttered.
  

City Ends Fiscal Year with $18 Million Budget Surplus

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The city budget ran an $18 million surplus for the fiscal year ending June 2014, City Manager Harry Black said last week.   

Effort to Save Historic Murals Moves Forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
In an effort to save the iconic industrial murals that hang in the two shuttered terminals slated for demolition at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Mayor John Cranley has resurrected the city’s Mural Preservation Task Force.  

City to Pay for Compost Site Clean Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
City Council voted Oct. 15 to spend $300,000 to clean up Compost Cincy, a former Winton Hills composting company created in 2012 with the help of the city’s Office of Environment and Sustainability.
  

Dems Decry Polling Place Signage Bearing Jon Husted’s Name

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Democrats are up in arms over signage the secretary of state’s office is requiring polling places to post bearing the prominent name and signature of Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted.
  

County Budget Proposal: Increase Sales Tax, Lower Property Tax

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A budget proposal by Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman unveiled Oct. 13 calls for a .25 percent increase in sales taxes and a decrease in property taxes for the county. 
  

New York City Officials Tour Cincinnati Public Schools

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
New York City Vice Mayor Richard Buery was in Cincinnati Oct. 8 and 9 touring the city’s groundbreaking community learning centers.  

Sittenfeld Announces Living Wage Employer Initiative

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
City officials on Oct. 2 announced the Cincinnati Living Wage Employer Initiative, which will officially recognize employers paying their employees at least $10.10 an hour.  

Supreme Court Decision Takes Away Ohio Early Voting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 29 issued a stay on a decision by lower federal courts that had extended early voting hours in Ohio, effectively reverting the state’s early voting schedule back to one drawn up by conservative lawmakers.
  

City Launches Domestic Partner Registry

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Cincinnati’s LGBT community on Oct. 2 celebrated another move toward legal equality when City Council celebrated the launch of the city’s domestic partner registry during a press conference on the steps of City Hall.
  

Hamilton County Commissioners OK High-Speed Rail Study

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A high-speed rail line from Cincinnati to Chicago became an inch closer to reality when Hamilton County Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to fund a feasibility study for it.
  

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Beavercreek Officers in Crawford Shooting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
An Ohio grand jury on Sept. 24 declined to issue an indictment in the killing of John Crawford III, who was shot in a Beavercreek Walmart by police Aug. 5.
  

UC to Combat Spread of Hepatitis C Among Drug Users

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A University of Cincinnati professor is combating the spread of hepatitis C among young adults in Southern Ohio who inject heroin with a $900,000, three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.