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Hamilton County Commissioners are deciding how to pay for emergency communications as current revenue sources shrink.  Before they vote, they want to hear public input on a possible solution.

Two major bond rating agencies are keeping the City of Cincinnati’s bond ratings the same, but one of them has upgraded its financial outlook for the city.

Cincinnati officials said in a press release Tuesday that Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed the city’s general obligation bond rating of “Aa2.”  But Moody’s moved its financial outlook for the city from the negative category to stable.

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Update: 1:29 p.m. Arena officials aren't saying how much the project could cost, nor are they laying out a timeline. Nederlander Entertainment CEO Ray Harris says funding talks are underway with Cincinnati,  Hamilton County, and the Port Authority. "It's obviously got to be a private/public partnership and we're trying to figure that out with them," he says.

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It started innocently enough. I was looking up directions online when there it was on the screen, "Ohio's Lucky Cat Museum."

Ohio has a Lucky Cat Museum?

Immediately I knew it would be a purrfect summer story and that I must visit right meow.

  A group that wants to preserve the Cincinnati buildings where James Brown and other musicians recorded snagged a victory Monday. The city's Historic Conservation Board sided with supporters by approving the first step toward giving the King Records buildings in Evanston a historic designation.

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The vice president of the Hamilton County Development Corporation says a 2014 survey of companies found two impediments to keeping local businesses. 

But Harry Blanton also says both issues are growth related, and says those are good problems to have.

University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono and UC Police Chief Jason Goodrich met Monday with the Cincinnati city manager's advisory group.  

It meets monthly on police/community relations.  The city offered university officials a chance to talk with the group after a UC police officer shot and killed a man during a traffic stop July 19.  

Sinclair Community College

Under strict guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration, a few U.S. TV stations are airing live drone video. ABC7  says it was the first station in the San Francisco  Bay area to broadcast live from a drone. This month DroneView7 flew over and around Candlestick Park.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is six days into his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination. How's he doing so far? WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik about it Monday morning. 

OK, so what is John Kasich’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination all about?

Well, two-time Heisman Trophy winner and Buckeye legend Archie Griffin had it right Tuesday morning when he welcomed about 2,000 Kasich supporters to the student union on the Ohio State University campus for Kasich’s formal announcement speech.

He led them in the famous Buckeye chant, not once but twice:

“O-H,’’ Griffin hollered at the crowd. They responded accordingly, the way any good Buckeye fan would: “I-O!”

O-H-I-O.

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