After months of debate, Cincinnati Council gave final approval Wednesday to a compromise ordinance targeting people who let their dangerous or vicious dogs run loose in the city.  The proposal includes tougher fines for owners, but it does not have any criminal sanctions such as jail time.

Council has been debating the city's dog laws after a six-year-old girl was severely injured in a dog attack last summer.

 Council Member Kevin Flynn said the goal is to correct the bad behavior of the owner.

The Butler County Sheriff wants to take over policing duties in Fairfield Township.

In a letter to the township administrator, Sheriff Richard Jones says a proposed 4.8 mil public safety levy is too high. He says he can provide police services for what the levy currently generates, about $1.8 million he says.

He's proposing a five year agreement.

Township officials say they’ve received the sheriff’s letter but no formal action has been taken at this time.

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YouTube advertisers are upset because ads for products like Secret, Bud Light and Aveeno aired right before ISIS propaganda and  jihadi-themed videos. CNN Money broke the story.

Secret deodorant is made by Procter & Gamble, and the company isn't happy.

In a statement, P&G said, "Our ads should not have appeared and we’re working with YouTube to understand how it happened and to avoid it happening again." Anheuser-Busch is also talking to YouTube.

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The rains came but the snow, it seems, may not be as bad as originally thought. 

Late Tuesday forecasters warned a winter storm could dump heavy rains on the area before mixing with and turning to heavy snow by Wednesday night. 

Seth Binau with the National Weather Service in Wilmington says moist air is streaming up from Texas but there’s a definite border between it and drier air to the north.

Standard Register is being delisted by the New York Stock Exchange.

The move comes after the Dayton company failed to maintain standard listing requirements for 30 consecutive trading days. Those requirements include maintaining an average global market capitalization of at least $15 million.

In a statement, the company says it does not plan to appeal.

UPDATE:  Council may now in fact vote on the dog ordinance Wednesday.  Mayor's spokesperson said if the city's Law Department can make some last minute changes in time, will happen today.

Original post: The full Cincinnati Council will likely not vote on an ordinance Wednesday to crackdown on people who do not control their dangerous or vicious dogs.  The Law and Public Safety Committee approved a compromise proposal Monday.  

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City of Cincinnati workers spent Tuesday clearing storm water pipes and manholes of leaves, debris and trash. With lots of melting snow, rain and more snow in the forecast, they're worried about flooding.

Principle engineer of the Storm Water Management Utility, Eric Saylor, put it in perspective. "If we did nothing, basically you'd have overland street flooding. With colder temperatures you would have "ponding" around some of the inlets which could, of course, lead to icing, so it becomes a safety hazard as well."

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Construction work continues on the first phase of the Cincinnati streetcar project despite lots of snow and cold temperatures.  Crews once again plan to work on track at a busy downtown intersection this weekend. 

Project executive John Deatrick said that construction has been delayed twice because of the weather.

“The rail will start Friday night at 7 p.m., Fifth Street will be closed because we can’t put the rail down half at a time in the intersection,” Deatrick said.  “We have to do the whole intersection at one go.”

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Mount St. Joseph University is searching for a new leader. President Tony Aretz announced his resignation Tuesday. He'll officially step down at the end of the academic year.

In a statement Aretz writes, "I have been able to complete many of the goals I had when arriving at the Mount and throughout the rest of my career, will reflect upon the many accomplishments we achieved with great pride.”

The university says the move is Aretz' decision and he plans to explore other opportunities.

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Work continues to complete the funding puzzle to renovate Cincinnati's Music Hall.  

3CDC is helping with the project.  President Steve Leeper spoke to city council's Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee Tuesday.  The plan has a price tag of $123 million and right now there is about a $20 million hole.

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