Georgetown will dedicate a statue Saturday honoring Ulysses S. Grant, who spent part of his childhood in the village about 50 miles east of Cincinnati.
Village officials and historians worked for several years on getting a statue to honor Grant. It’s located in the downtown area next to the historic Brown County Courthouse.
Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, in 1822 and his family moved to Georgetown about a year after we was born. He lived there until age 17 when he left for the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The City of Cincinnati and Progress Ohio are trying to put an incident behind them involving police confiscation of cameras at a Steve Chabot Town Hall meeting in Avondale last year.
Two political activists at the North Avondale Community Center last year wanted to record the Republican Representative and his position on various issues. Cincinnati Police wrongly took their cameras at the instruction of Chabot's staff-members. The City has apologized.
A current Cincinnati assistant police chief is leaving the department to be the director of security at the new downtown casino.
Horseshoe Cincinnati announced Thursday in a press release Richard Janke will start the new job on Sept. 10th.
“Richard’s law enforcement experience, in-depth understanding of Cincinnati and his commitment to the vitality and safety of downtown makes him a great addition to our team,” said casino General Manager Kevin Kline in a written statement.
Both the presidential contest between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney and Ohio's U.S. Senate race are dead heats, according to an Ohio Poll released this morning by University of Cincinnati's Institute for Policy Research.
Obama holds a 3 percentage point advantage over Romney among likely Ohio voters, 49 percent to 46 percent - within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.