The energy used for Cincinnati's electric aggregation program will still come from 100 percent renewable or green sources.
Interim city manager Scott Stiles had announced earlier this week that would not be part of the new three-year contract that begins in May. But he changed his mind Wednesday after five council members opposed the contract.
Nine people have been indicted for illegally hanging banners March 4 at Procter & Gamble headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.
The Hamilton County Prosecutor's office says the nine, from Maryland, Washington DC, Illinois, California and New York, are charged with burglary and vandalism. If convicted of all charges, they face the possibility of 9 ½ years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
The launch of the StartStong initiative is the pilot for what may become a national model to lower pre-mature birthrates.
StartStrong is a geographically focused initiative to redesign healthcare delivery and reduce preterm birth rates. The program launched Tuesday evening, March 11 at Avondale Southern Baptist Church and is open to the public.
Cincinnati Council is likely to approve an ordinance Wednesday expanding a program that requires banks to register their foreclosed properties with the city. It has been operating as a pilot effort in five city neighborhoods.
Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld, who proposed the registry a couple of years ago, said it is showing good results.