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{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
If you've ever felt like your car was held hostage by a towing company wanting an exorbitant fee before it would release your vehicle, this will sound like sweet justice. The city of Cincinnati's prosecutor has begun a criminal investigation of Kenwood Towi...  

Council Proposes Crackdown on Foreclosures

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Two Cincinnati City Council members will unveil a proposal Wednesday to require banks to take better care of foreclosed properties.

Councilmen P.G. Sittenfeld and Cecil Thomas want city administrators to gauge the feasibility of launching a pilot program to improve vacant and blighted properties, which they said would help stabilize neighborhoods.

If ultimately deemed feasible and ...  

Crowley’s Legacy Lives On

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
March 25 would have been David Crowley’s 75th birthday, and his family is planning an event that day which would bring a smile to his face. For those who didn’t know Crowley, he served on Cincinnati City Council for eight years, from 2001-09, the maximum allowed by term limits.  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Monday, February 20, 2012
Today is Presidents' Day and even though it's a federal holiday, most readers probably don't have the day off from work. You can console yourself about this affront to George and Honest Abe by learning all about the holiday's quirky history. For example, it was the first holiday authorized to commemorate an ...  

Recorder Accepting Griffin Yeatman Award Nominations

Honor recognizes people who work for historic preservation

{CommentsCant} · Monday, February 20, 2012
If you know an individual or group that volunteers their time to preserve and promote historic documents or sites in Hamilton County, you can nominate them for an award.

The Hamilton County Recorder’s Office is accepting nominations for its annual Griffin Yeatman Award. Created in 1994, the award recognizes people who work to help others understand historic preservation and promote publ...  

Dems, Unions Protest Romney Visit

{CommentsCant} · Monday, February 20, 2012
As Mitt Romney gets ready to attend a $2,500 a plate fundraiser at downtown’s Great American Tower, the local Democratic Party chairman says the presidential hopeful’s economic plan “would do nothing to create jobs now.”

Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Tim Burke released a statement this afternoon describing why he ...  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 17, 2012
Duke Energy announced Thursday night that it will help fund a campaign to raise private and government money to replace the outdated Brent Spence Bridge. It will cost about $2.3 billion to replace the span, which carries traffic from I-75 and I-71 over ...  

Appeal in Elections Case Could Be Costly

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 17, 2012
A pending decision about whether to appeal a federal judge’s decision in a disputed election could place Hamilton County taxpayers on the hook for legal fees in the case.

The case involves which provisional ballots to count in the Juvenile Court judicial race between Democrat Tracie Hunter and Republican John Williams from the November 2010 election.

Hunter lost by just 23 votes ...  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 16, 2012
Greater Cincinnati's index of economic indicators was flat in December, indicating weak job growth in the coming months, The Business Courier reports. The index held steady at 97.5, the same as in November. That indicates "poor employment growth through winter and early spr...  

No Women Allowed (At First)

GOP congressman blocks woman from testifying about birth control rule

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 16, 2012
Two Democratic congresswomen walked out of a hearing today in the House after a Republican colleague blocked a woman from testifying about a new federal rule that will require most employers to provide free birth control.

U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) ...