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Police Chief
5:41 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Cincinnati police chief introduced

Soon-to-be Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell meets the media.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati's new police chief will be sworn in September 30th. Tuesday afternoon Jeffrey Blackwell met the media with a promise to make the department better. He said, "Certainly I want to bring as much of the innovative work that I've done that I think will fit in the community here without disrupting things too much. As the city manager said, they're on a good course here. I don't want to change it too much. I just want to make it better."

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Local News
4:13 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Qualls and Cranley disagree on a lot, agree on a little

John Cranley and Roxanne Qualls faced off today in an hour-long mayoral debate.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

As expected, Cincinnati mayoral candidates John Cranley and Roxanne Qualls found plenty to disagree about in their first debate Tuesday before a group of Cincinnati business leaders.

But they also hit upon a few areas of agreement.

Not surprisingly, they both told a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber-sponsored luncheon at the Cincinnati Museum Center that they oppose raising the city’ 2.1 percent income tax as a way to deal with the city’s chronic budget shortfalls.

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Local News
9:18 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Qualls, Cranley square off in debate today

John Cranley
Provided

The first of two debates between Cincinnati mayoral candidates John Cranley and Roxanne Qualls takes place early this afternoon at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.

After an 11:30 a.m. luncheon, Qualls and Cranley will debate for an hour, with the focus on "issues of importance to the business community,'' according to Lance Barry, spokesman for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, which is sponsoring the event.

The audience of about 100 will be primarily made up of Cincinnati business leaders.

Cincinnati's strong mayor
8:56 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Howard Wilkinson Talks about the change to a strong Cincinnati Mayor and possible election changes

Michael Keating

This week WVXU Political Reporter, Howard Wilkinson talks about how the direct election of Cincinnati's mayor came about, also more talk about John Kasich's presidential ambitions.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Low-turnout mayoral primary sends mixed messages

There are 201,843 registered voters in the city of Cincinnati.

Tuesday, in a primary election for mayor, 11,455 of them cast ballots.

That works out to 5.68 percent.

We are in our 40th year of covering elections; and have yet to see a candidate race where the turnout was so abysmally low.

Even on September 11, 2001, the day of the first ever Cincinnati mayoral primary and a day when the entire nation was in shock, grief and rage over the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, about 15 percent of the electorate turned out.

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