Republican Bill Seitz of Cincinnati has long crusaded against red light and speed cameras.
His bill to ban them outright passed the House and Senate in 2006 – only to be vetoed by Republican Gov. Bob Taft in his last days in office, with the reasoning that a statewide prohibition on the installation of those cameras by cities violated the principle of home rule.
Colder weather means you don't have to mow your lawn for a few months. And the approach of winter means there will soon be fewer leaves falling from the trees. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is preparing to close its yard waste collection sites. Except for two dates after Christmas, the three sites will close for the season after November 23.
Cincinnati Council has approved a three part plan to pay for operating costs of the Cincinnati streetcar.
It includes a mix of fares and advertising income, parking meter revenues from downtown and Over-the-Rhine, and changes to the city's abatement policies asking developers to contribute money to a fund to help with operating costs.
Mayor John Cranley called the plan creative even though he said he still believes the streetcar project is a mistake.
When Hamilton County Commissioners pass a 2015 budget next week, it will likely look a lot like the one put forward Wednesday by the Republican majority. The consensus plan between Greg Hartmann and Chris Monzel sets spending at $202 million, slightly above this year.
The Ohio Innocence Project says a Cleveland man has been exonerated after 39 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
Following a 2-day hearing in a Cuyahoga County courtroom, the star witness in the case against Ricky Jackson admitted to lying during the original trial. Jackson was convicted in 1975 along with two other men based on the eyewitness testimony of then 12-year-old Eddie Vernon. On Tuesday, Vernon recanted his story, saying he testified to seeing the murder in order to please others.