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Cincinnati's strong mayor
8:56 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Howard Wilkinson Talks about the change to a strong Cincinnati Mayor and possible election changes

Michael Keating

This week WVXU Political Reporter, Howard Wilkinson talks about how the direct election of Cincinnati's mayor came about, also more talk about John Kasich's presidential ambitions.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Low-turnout mayoral primary sends mixed messages

There are 201,843 registered voters in the city of Cincinnati.

Tuesday, in a primary election for mayor, 11,455 of them cast ballots.

That works out to 5.68 percent.

We are in our 40th year of covering elections; and have yet to see a candidate race where the turnout was so abysmally low.

Even on September 11, 2001, the day of the first ever Cincinnati mayoral primary and a day when the entire nation was in shock, grief and rage over the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, about 15 percent of the electorate turned out.

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Local News
3:38 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Cincinnati's new police chief named, from Columbus

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell
Provided

Jeffrey Blackwell, the deputy police chief of Columbus, has been chosen as Cincinnati's new police, chief, city manager Milton Dohoney Jr. announced Friday afternoon.

Blackwell, a 26-year veteran of the Columbus Division of Police, was chosen by Dohoney from four finalists to be the permanent replacement for former chief James Craig, who left Cincinnati in June to become Detroit's police chief.

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Employment help
3:00 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Cincinnati Works equals employment and economic benefit

Stephania Hollis credits Cincinnati Works for providing her the job training and employment assistance she needed to work at Horseshoe Casino.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A Cincinnati organization says it now has economic proof it is making a difference in the community and the lives of people it is helping find jobs.

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Kenny Price Memorial Highway
4:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Section of Northern Kentucky highway being named for local country music legend

Boone County, Kentucky native Kenny Price
Provided/Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Boone County native and country music entertainer Kenny Price is being honored Saturday when a section of US 42, from I-75 to KY 237, will be dedicated in his name--The Kenny Price Memorial Highway.

The Florence native was a singer, songwriter and actor nicknamed the "Round Mound of Sound" (Price weighed close to 300 pounds for most of his career).  He charted 34 singles between 1966 and 1980, including "The Sheriff of Boone County," a top-ten song on the charts in 1970.

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