Cincinnati Council has approved an ordinance that would allow the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) to sell advertising on bus benches to provide seating at stops that lack shelters. 


In the meantime, the city will stop removing the currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.  


The University of Cincinnati's Board of Trustees has approved hiring an outside monitor for three years to help oversee its police department.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Just over a month after Hamilton County law enforcement officials asked a judge to grant immunity for people turning in heroin and drug paraphernalia the sheriff's department has its first example of somebody doing it.

Sarah Ramsey

There is still no timetable on when a special state audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District will be complete. 

Work on the review has been underway since February.

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People who live in Madisonville like to say their neighborhood is one of the most welcoming in Greater Cincinnati and also one of the most racially balanced. The community has had population shifts in the past, and appears to be undergoing another change.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio says Miami University has agreed to make sure technologies on all of its campuses are accessible to students with disabilities. Ben Glassman says the agreement comes after Miami was accused of not being compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Cincinnati officials are making safety plans as the trial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing begins later this month. 

He is charged with murder for the July 2015 death of Sam DuBose, who was shot during an off-campus traffic stop. 


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Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence rallied supporters Monday in Mason telling a crowd at the Manor House that he and Donald Trump will create jobs, lead on the world stage, repeal Obamacare, and chose a Supreme Court justice that will uphold the constitution.

John Kiesewetter

Changes are coming to WKRC-TV weather sooner or later. My guess is sooner. In 10 days, the November ratings' sweeps start. Don't be surprised if WKRC-TV names a chief meteorologist to succeed the late Tim Hedrick before sweeps start Oct. 27.

Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on a proposal to spend $250,000 for violence prevention efforts in the city.

The city's Human Services Advisory Committee approved the funding proposals in September, and council's Human Services, Youth and Arts Committee unanimously approved the proposals Monday.


A technology mentoring organization is reuniting the start-ups it helped at Foundercon in Over- the-Rhine Monday through Wednesday.

Techstars alumni will come from as far away as Uzbekistan, Kenya, Israel and Europe to learn from industry leaders and share best practices.


This past weekend the Cincinnati Cyclones played their season opener with a special kind of socks. Kevlar socks prevent serious injury to the ankle and calf from a potentially damaging skate blade.

Forward Kenny Ryan has worn them for a few years now under his actual game socks. "I had a buddy who took a skate and cut his Achilles and wasn't ever able to play again. I think these are starting to become league-wide."

While the socks might be slightly low-tech, some other gadgets are not.

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The White House plans to increase the number of refugees this fiscal year from 85,000 to 110,000. For Catholic Charities Southwest Ohio this 30 percent increase means another 100 people they will help find homes, learn English and get jobs. Since 1980 CCSWO has resettled more than 12,000 refugees. It's estimated there are between 12,000 and 25,000 living in Greater Cincinnati.

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Hillary Clinton supporters gathered to hear from former President Bill Clinton at a Friday afternoon rally in Cincinnati's Washington Park. He told the crowd Clinton will encourage cooperation not conflict.

A crowd that Donald Trump estimated at 21,000 stomped and hollered and cheered their hero Thursday night as he assailed "crooked Hillary Clinton" over and over again.

"The corruption of the Clintons know no limits,'' Trump said in a 45-minute US Bank Arena speech Thursday night.

"She's highly overrated; she couldn't pass her bar exam in Washington, D.C.,'' Trump said. "Highly overrated person."

Clinton, Trump said, is "a corrupt person….she should be locked up. She should."