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Cincinnati Union Bethel is on the verge of opening a new Anna Louise Inn in Mt. Auburn.

The opening comes two years after agreeing  to sell its downtown location housing low-income women to Western & Southern Financial Group for $4 million.

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Cincinnati Parks has plans to make the region look good for the All Star Game in July.  Parks director Willie Carden says the park district will increase the number of flowers around Great American Ball Park, including in the planters above Fort Washington Way. There will also be a floral display in Smale Riverfront Park arranged to look like the All Star logo.

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Dayton's bike sharing program is officially open for business. "Link" launched Tuesday at noon. There are 225 green bicycles spread across 24 stations throughout downtown Dayton.

There are plenty of local tax levies and bond issues to be decided in southwest Ohio in Tuesday's primary election, but contested candidate races are few and far between.

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A Cincinnati city council committee voted 3-1 Monday to charge Over-the-Rhine residents $108 a year for parking spaces.

The charge would apply to 450 parking spaces in the neighborhood.

After hearing a report on the region's heroin epidemic from city officials and community activists Monday, Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann introduced a motion asking that the city find ways to combat what he called "the heroin crisis" in the next city budget.

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Cincinnati Parks will open the newest section of Smale Riverfront Park this Saturday.  Eight more features will open by July.  Parks director Willie Carden says normally all the extra upkeep would strain his department's budget, but the department is trying to make the park self-sustaining.

Hamilton County’s polling places could soon replace paper poll books with electronic ones – possibly by November’s election.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections unanimously voted Monday morning to authorize its staff to prepare a contract with Tenax, a Florida company, to place the electronic poll books in all 373 of the county’s polling places.

Bridge reconstruction is expected to tie up traffic on I-275 for the next seven months.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is overseeing the $6.7 million project on the Carroll Cropper Bridge between Kentucky and Indiana.

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Sinclair Community College is in the midst of a $5 million capital project to expand its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) education and testing, and in the process is helping Greater Dayton make a name for itself in the drone industry.

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Last December People’s Liberty named Brad Cooper as one of its 2015 Haile Fellows, and awarded him $100,000 to develop his plan to build two, 200-square-foot houses in Cincinnati. Many people and community planners look at small, or tiny, houses as affordable, environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional house designs. Joining us for an update on his “Start Small” project and to discuss the tiny house movement are 2015 Haile Fellow Brad Cooper; architect, city planner and urban...
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