The two candidates who will face each other this fall for the job of Cincinnati mayor will meet in two debates – one on Sept. 17 and another televised debate on Oct. 15 - sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce.
The participants in the debate will be the two top vote-getters in the Sept. 10 mayoral primary. There are four candidates on the primary ballots – Democrats Roxanne Qualls and John Cranley, Libertarian Jim Berns and independent Sandra Queen Noble.
One of Dayton's biggest arts organizations is canceling its upcoming season. Cityfolk says several years of financial challenges led to the decision to forgo the 2013-2014 season and the 2014 festival.
The organization says low attendance at this year's festival, and declining ticket sales and sponsorships were also factors. Cityfolk is pulling out of a partnership deal with the Dayton Art Institute as well.
Six Cincinnati Council Members are ready to restore about $4 million to the recently approved city budget after better than anticipated revenue collections for May and June.
The funds will be used for things like recreation, parks, human services and the health department. Council Member Laure Quinlivan said there's added money for parks too, which was a popular topic during public hearings in May.
Former Cincinnati council member Cecil Thomas and his wife, Pam Thomas, who was appointed to his seat, may be listed as members of the host committee for mayoral candidate Roxanne Qualls, but they hasten to point out they are not endorsing her candidacy.
The Enquirer reported Monday that Pam and Cecil Thomas "are hosting a fundraiser for Qualls next month."
As work continues along the riverfront near the Banks and the stadiums, several road closures are planned this week.
Here's what you need to know:
Temporary Road Closures and Possible Traffic Delays July 30–August 2
Section of Pete Rose Way to close for lift and placement of pedestrian bridge girder
WHAT All traffic lanes east and westbound, as well as north and south sidewalks on Pete Rose Way between Broadway and Johnny Bench Way will close at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 until 3 p.m. Friday, August 2.