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john cranley

Morning News and Stuff

Early voting agreement sought, downtown project scrutinized, drug abuse reportedly drops

{CommentsCant} · Friday, March 7, 2014
Mayor John Cranley is trying to find a compromise over whether early voting will move out of downtown after the 2016 general election, as some Republicans in the county government have suggested. Cranley called for a meeting with Hamilton County Bo...  
city hall

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Downtown project gets path forward, feds to pay for firefighters, health board defies mayor

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, March 6, 2014
Flaherty & Collins, the developer that wants to tear down a garage as part of its downtown grocery and apartment tower project, offered to pay for a tenant’s move to keep the deal moving forward. The tenant, Paragon Salon, recently announced its intent to sue ...  
greenpeace P&G

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Anti-P&G protesters face court, 3CDC to resolve project, mayor denies politics in board pick

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A group of Greenpeace protesters face burglary and vandalism charges after a stunt yesterday on the Procter & Gamble buildings. Protesters apparently teamed up with a helicopter to climb outside the P&G buildings to hang up a large sign criticizin...  

Goodbye, Cincinnati

3 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
This is my last article as a staff writer at CityBeat. At the end of the week, I will be leaving Cincinnati for Washington, D.C., to join a new journalistic venture.  
downtown grocery

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Mayor blocks downtown development, city leaders push for Google Fiber, budget gap grows

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Mayor John Cranley could dismantle a deal that would produce a grocery store, 300 luxury apartments and a new parking garage downtown. Cranley says he doesn’t want millions put toward the deal, even though the developer involved plans to invest another...  
city hall

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Tax abatements benefit wealthy, group to market Cincinnati, winter raises city’s costs

{CommentsCant} · Monday, March 3, 2014
About 1 in 20 Cincinnatians, many of them in the wealthiest neighborhoods, pay less in taxes because their home renovations and constructions are subsidized by a local tax program. While the program benefits the wealthy, it also hit...  
news parking

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Council backs parking plan, strong mayor gains support, museum keeps Dr. Seuss cartoons

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 27, 2014
City Council yesterday expressed support for a barebones parking plan that would upgrade all meters to accept credit card payments and increase enforcement around the city, which should boost annual revenues. The plan does not increase rates or hours at meters, as Mayor...  
city hall

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Preschool could save money, domestic partner registry coming, mayor seeks inclusion

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Universal preschool could save Cincinnati $48-$69.1 million in the first two to three years by ensuring children get through school with less problems and costs to taxpayers, according to a University of Cincinnati Economics Center study. The public benefits echo...  

WCPO’s Sloppy Streetcar Reporting Misses Real Concerns

1 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
WCPO's anti-streetcar story speaks to the sheer desperation local reporters must feel in their attempts to attract TV ratings and Internet traffic.  

GOP Approves Election Changes

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Republican state officials on Feb. 21 signed off on various controversial election measures.