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Cincinnati budget
4:08 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Cincinnati property tax revenues to stay steady in 2015

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati residents should soon be receiving their property tax bills, and already city council is working to set the rate for 2015.  

The city still wants to collect about $29 million in revenue from property taxes for operating expenses, and so the actual tax rate will decrease slightly from this year.  

Vice Mayor David Mann tried to increase operating revenue by a half-million dollars, but his plan was rejected.  He said it is about what resident expect.

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Local News
9:45 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cincinnati police chief to hold district "town hall meetings"

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell and his district commanders will host members of the public at town hall meetings in all five of Cincinnati's police districts, beginning Wednesday night.

Blackwell, a former assistant police chief in Columbus, took over the Cincinnati Police Department in September.

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Politics
8:55 am
Mon January 6, 2014

What to expect from the Ohio Governor's Race

Michael Keating

The field of candidates for the Ohio Governor's race is far from settled.  WVXU Political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about what to expect in the next several weeks before the filing deadlines.

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Dayton City Commission
5:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Dayton's new mayor takes office

Nan Whaley becomes Dayton's second female mayor.
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Dayton's new mayor officially takes office Monday morning at a 10 o'clock ceremony.

Mayor-elect Nan Whaley becomes the city's second female mayor. The first was Rhine McLin who served two terms from 2002 to 2010.

Commissioner Joey Williams and Commissioner-elect Jeffrey Mims Jr are also being sworn in to 4-year terms. This is Williams fourth term and Mims' first.

The ceremony will take place at the Dayton Convention Center.

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Environment
4:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Local agency starts monitoring air near expressways

This converted shipping container now serves as a near-road air monitor.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

If you're driving southbound 75 and happen to notice a shelter with a large antenna-like device sticking out the top near the 74 interchange, don't worry.  It's not spying on you or engaging in personal data mining.  It's among the first in a new national air monitoring program that starts this month.

The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency started the new program to monitor for air pollution in near-road environments.  And you can't get much nearer than this site, which sits about 15 to 20 feet from the interstate. 

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