Hamilton County and the Bengals have a reached a deal that could pave the way for luring General Electric to the Banks.
The county announced Thursday the Bengals have agreed to waive height restrictions that would've halted a office space large enough to house General Electric's new Southwest Ohio Global Operations headquarters and a planned apartment building in exchange for six items.
Commissioner Greg Hartmann says the deal will allow the county and city to aggressively bid for GE.
Former Northern Kentucky University Athletic Director Scott Eaton pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in Campbell County Circuit Court to stealing more than $311,000 from the school. He's been ordered to repay the university and has agreed to serve the maximum sentence of ten years in prison.
Eaton was charged with theft by unlawful taking for diverting university funds for his own use. He was fired in March 2013 for having inappropriate relations with four university employees and a student.
Hamilton County Commissioners are officially asking a federal judge to intervene in their Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) dispute with Cincinnati.
The board voted unanimously Wednesday to ask for a ruling on which body gets to set policies for the district.
The sewer district is owned by the county but operated by the city.
The sides have been at odds over hiring and procurement policies instituted by the city. County Commissioners argue the policies are unfair and in some cases illegal. City attorneys and a majority of council members disagree.
Federal Judge Timothy Black has decided Ohio's same sex marriage recognition ban will remain in place while his decision is being appealed. (meaning same-sex couples cannot go to other states, get married and have those marriages recognized in Ohio during the appeal of this case) The exception is the four couples who sued. Their marriages will be recognized and their names will go on the birth certificates of their children.