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CityBeat: Jim Tarbell for Hamilton County Commissioner

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
CityBeat believes Tarbell is the only candidate who can bring to the role of commissioner a combination of experience and bigger vision that extends beyond the city vs. county politics we’ve seen lately.  

CityBeat: Yes on Issue 6

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Family Services and Treatment levy, or FST, funds vital mental health services and drug prevention and treatment services for those currently incarcerated or with criminal records.  

CityBeat: Dusty Rhodes for Hamilton County Auditor

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
In the past, if you wanted good odds on the outcome of a race, you could put some money on Democrat Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes.  

CityBeat: Yes on Issue 1

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
 Issue 1 is, unfortunately, a necessity for the district, which has suffered over a decade of severe budget cuts at local, state and federal levels.   

CityBeat: Yes on Issue 7

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Health and Hospitalization Levy has served as a local safety net for county citizens for generations, and it continues to be one.  

CityBeat: Yes on Issue 8

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Perhaps the most prominent issue of the election, Issue 8 is a proposed five-year sales tax increase for the significant renovation and rehabilitation of Union Terminal. 
  

Lost in Wilberforce

America’s oldest historically black private college is on the verge of losing its accreditation. Can it be saved?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wilberforce must address enormous debt, a deteriorating campus and serious holes in the administration, holes which until very recently included the president of the university, all before December 15, or risk losing its accreditation.  

A Tale of Two Suburbs

The checkered past of two racially tense Midwestern suburbs

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Many have made parallels between the shooting of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer and the killing of John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Walmart — but the racial tensions and local reactions surrounding the tragedies differ.  

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.
  

True Believers

Charlie Winburn and Cecil Thomas perform political acrobatics in their fight for state Senate

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Though this year’s election season is marked by some pretty uninspiring races, there’s at least one intriguing undecided contest.
  

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.