Demolition begins Thursday on what will soon be the largest vacant site in Hamilton County. Gibson Greeting Card closed in 2000 and the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority looks to redevelop it into an advanced manufacturing site.

Treasurer Josh Mandel has announced he wants a rematch against Democratic US Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2018 – though Mandel may have to survive a Republican primary this time around. And he plans to take a page from the President-elect’s playbook.

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Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn is in the hospital and undergoing treatment. No details are being given about his condition or possible illness.

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Cincinnati City Council won't approve a new budget for another six months, but already the city manager is projecting a deficit of between $7 and $9 million.

The actual amount of the shortfall depends on city council setting the property tax rate.  

MSD Wants Sewer Rate Increase For 2017

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The Metropolitan Sewer District is asking for a 4.59 percent sewer rate increase next year. Director Gerald Checco presented the district's budget proposal at a public hearing at Wednesday's county commission meeting. The budget includes operating expenses, some capital improvement, and debt service.

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The next time snow falls, it will be a lot easier to see which roads have been plowed and which you should avoid. Cincinnati's new CincyInsights website is up and running. It provides up-to-date information on snow plowing, heroin hot spots, pot holes and more.

A bill that would ban abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected was passed late last night in the Ohio House. That vote came a few hours after it was suddenly approved in the Senate. And it got through the legislature in an unexpected way.

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An Instagram account that catches hundreds of thousands of eyes and a blog that's regularly featured on national news are both managed by a man sitting in his house in West Chester.

Bob Burns runs both the Transportation Security Administration's Instagram account and its blog from home.


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The Cincinnati Bell Connector was not as popular with riders during November when compared to September and October.  

There were about 50,000 trips last month, roughly 60 percent below projections.

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Federal Judge Sandra Beckwith called Christopher Cornell's plot to bomb the U.S. Capitol and kill the president and government workers during the 2015 State of Union "horrific" and said his remorse was "late in coming."

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Local Combat Pilot, Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, Inducted Into The KY Aviation Hall Of Fame

Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath knew from a young age that she wanted to be a fighter pilot. But, at that time, the military prohibited women from flying in combat.
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