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It’s (Almost) Bike Month!

Cincinnati’s annual celebration of the two-wheeled lifestyle returns in May

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 27, 2012
It’s that time of the year again — time to celebrate bicycles and the pleasant lifestyles to which they contribute. It’s easy to understand the benefits of riding a bike: exercise, better enjoyment and understanding of our surroundings, less traffic and smog, etc. (When you’re riding a bike you also get to worry less about the consistent military struggles over resources in the Middle East...  
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Council Seeks Input On Four-Year Terms

Public hearings scheduled to discuss ‘same year’ vs. ‘staggered years’ options

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 20, 2012
Have you ever felt like Cincinnati City Council members seem like they’re in perpetual campaign mode, spending six months out of each two-year term trying to explain to voters why the stuff they did during the previous year and a half has earned them a second year-plus before they have to start campaigning again? Us, too. Good thing Council members in February went into a Government Operation...  
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Estate of David 'Bones' Hebert Files Wrongful Death Suit

Lawsuit against Sgt. Andrew Mitchell filed one day before anniversary of shooting

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The estate of David “Bones” Hebert filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Cincinnati Police Sgt. Andrew Mitchell alleging wrongful death and battery in the April 18, 2011, shooting death of the 40-year-old musician. The plaintiff in the case is listed as Paul Carmack, administrator of the estate of David Hebert. The lawsuit claims that Hebert was complying with instructions given by an investig...  
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Canseco: ‘Global Warming Could’ve Saved Titanic’

Former ballplayer says no icebergs = no shipwreck

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, April 17, 2012
When Jose Canseco last month offered his sincere concern over the world’s energy consumption and various global warming issues that have resulted, we at CityBeat were quick to report such thoughtful commentary. In a story titled “Ranking Jose Canseco’s Global Warming...  

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Ohio Will Resume Executions

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Gov. John Kasich last week denied a request for clemency from Mark Wayne Wiles, who was convicted in 1986 of the murder of a 15-year-old boy in northeastern Ohio. Wiles was scheduled to be executed April 18, the day this issue is published, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.   
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The Helicopter Is Back!

Former UC basketball player Eric Hicks to suit up for Cincinnati Commandos

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Anyone who misses the days of Eric “The Helicopter” Hicks jamming on people’s heads for the University of Cincinnati basketball team will have a chance to see Hicks suit up for another local team later this month, but this time he’ll be playing football. Hicks signed a one-day contract to play in the Cincinnati Commandos game against the Marion Blue Racers on April 28. He’ll be in tow...  
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View Renderings of Cincinnati Streetcar

City chooses vehicle models and vendor

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Mayor Mark Mallory last night announced during his State of the City address that the city has chosen the model and vendor for the first batch of streetcars.
The mayor's office today released details about the vendor, along with renderings of the streetcars Cincinnatians can expect to see traversing the 4-mile loop that will cover 18 stops connecting The Banks, Government Square, Fountain Squa...  
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Kasich Denies Clemency For Mark Wayne Wiles

Convicted murderer to be first execution since moratorium lifted

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Gov. John Kasich today denied a request for executive clemency from Mark Wayne Wiles, who was convicted in 1986 of the murder of 15-year-old Mark Klima in the northeast Ohio township of Rootstown. Wiles is scheduled to be executed April 18 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. According to the clemency ...  
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Food + Drink + Baseball

Opening Day downtown happenings

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 4, 2012
It’s almost here, Cincinnatians — Opening Day 2012 takes place Thursday. The beginning of the Reds’ season is one of several cultural celebrations that the Queen City does bigger than most other places (is it really possible that another city gets down like our triumvirate of Opening Day-Taste of Cincinnati-Oktoberfest?). As such, downtown Cincinnati will be poppin’ off, as bars, restauran...