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Michael Keating

It seems like everyone is collecting data about people these days... grocery stores, telecommunication companies and even political parties. The city of Cincinnati collects a lot of data from residents, and officials are using it to improve customer service.  

When Harry Black was hired as city manager back in 2014, one of the goals he heard a lot from Mayor John Cranley and city council members was to optimize government performance.  

Kings Island

The speculation is over. Kings Island's newest attraction is a wooden roller coaster.

Provided / Hamilton County

Four people will be interviewed soon for the position of Hamilton County Administrator, and three of them are from the area or have a local tie.

County Commissioners have scheduled interviews with the candidates over the next two weeks.

Thursday is the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Delegates will hear from nominee Hillary Clinton as she accepts their nomination. But first, WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik to wrap up Wednesday's events and chat about what local delegates have on the day's agenda.

Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

PHILADELPHIA – When Jocelyn Bucaro, the chairman of the Butler County Democratic Party, was on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center watching as Hillary Clinton became the first major party presidential nominee, she was thinking of her daughters back home.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

PHILADELPHIA – Ohio's senior senator, Sherrod Brown, said Wednesday morning he was among those vetted by the Hillary Clinton campaign to become her running mate, but he says he's not disappointed at being passed over.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

PHILADELPHIA – Kentucky's Democratic secretary of state, Alison Lundergan Grimes, came to the Ohio delegation breakfast here Wednesday morning for two purposes.

It's the halfway point of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and the party has officially selected Hillary Clinton as its nominee. WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the second day of the convention and what to expect Wednesday.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

The city of Cincinnati released a much anticipated audit Tuesday of the Cincinnati Parks Board, the city's parks department and the parks foundation.

City Manager Harry Black initiated the review last October at the request of Mayor John Cranley.  The audit was requested as city voters were being asked to approve a one mill property tax levy to support the parks.  That levy was ultimately defeated by a two-to-one margin.

Great Parks of Hamilton County / Provided

Great Parks of Hamilton County will ask taxpayers to approve a $9.45 levy increase this fall.

The parks board approved a 1 mill replacement levy Tuesday afternoon.

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