Music Hall supporters are another step closer to their fundraising goal to renovate the aging performance center.
Thursday the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded the project $25 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. The normal credit is $5 million but the agency is allowed to award one "catalytic project" every two years. To qualify, projects must be large-scale rehabilitation efforts "that will foster significant economic development within a 2,500 foot radius of the building." This cycle, the agency chose Music Hall.
Gift-giving season is in full swing and many people have at least one hard to shop for person on their list. For some, that person might be an elderly relative. If so, put down the bubble bath, leave the gooey sticky candies on the shelf, and for goodness sake, No More KnickKnacks!
"A terrible gift idea, I think, is more junk," says Harold "Chappie" Chapman. "Most of us have downsized."
Creation of a diversity respect program is at the center of a settlement between the Northwest Local School District and four former and current Colerain High School students who sued the district in a federal lawsuit in April, 2014. Plaintiffs claimed violation of free speech rights and discrimination of race.
All students, faculty and administrators will have to participate in the program, which could become a national model.
It's official: Metropolitan Sewer District rates will go up 5.5 percent next year.
Sewer rates have been increasing every year to pay for the multi-billion dollar federally mandated system overhaul. Hamilton County Commissioners Wednesday approved MSD's 2015 budget despite fresh conflict with the city over the Lick Run project.
The county's utility oversight director says 5.5 percent breaks down this way:
The 2014 quarterly bill is $110.71 for a typical single family residential customer (or $442.84 per year)
It wasn’t a surprise. David Pepper received unanimous backing from executive committee members Tuesday night to become the new chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party.
The party’s executive committee met Tuesday night in Columbus. In the end, it was a sweep for Pepper, after his opponent, former lieutenant governor candidate Sharen Neuhardt of Dayton, dropped out of the race Monday.
Pepper says he thinks the party needs to more clearly define its core message of supporting working Ohioans.