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Hamilton County commissioners have removed the county administrator from economic development projects, and from anything related to the Banks, including Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark.

The three commissioners were unhappy with an e-mail Christian Sigman sent to Cincinnati city manager Harry Black last week in which he was critical of the pace of the Banks project, and questioned whether there should be a change in developers.

A tax levy for Lockland City Schools failed for the third time in a row in Tuesday’s primary election – this time by a scant 15 votes.

And, also in Hamilton County, a bond issue and levy for the Northwest Local School District and a bond issue for the Winton Woods School District went down to defeat.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

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.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

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.

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