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9:15 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat about politics for 12/23, remembering William L. Mallory, Sr.

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Local News
1:26 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

William Mallory Sr. remembered at Union Terminal memorial

An early campaign poster for William Mallory Sr.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

What more fitting place than the rotunda of the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal for hundreds of friends to come together Sunday to celebrate the life of the late William L. Mallory Sr., one of the city’s political giants of the 20th century?

It was there, in the 1940s, as a young boy from a poor family in the West End, that he shined the shoes of thousands of people traveling through the bustling train station, listening to their stories of faraway places, as they would flip him a quarter for a tip.

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CityFolk
2:52 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

CityFolk board calling it quits

Credit Cityfolk

The board of the Dayton arts organization Cityfolk has voted to dissolve the group. The unanimous vote comes five months after Cityfolk canceled its 2013-2014 season and the annual summer music festival.

In a release, the board says Cityfolk's assets will be transferred to the University of Dayton. Its records and files are being donated to Wright State's Special Collections and Archives.

Our decision was a difficult one, but the right one," says Cityfolk President Matt Dunn.

The group was founded in 1980 to present ethnic and traditional folk arts.

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Biking
6:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Bike Share hopes to roll into Cincinnati this summer

Washington D.C. is one of more than a dozen cities with a bike sharing program.
Wikipedia

Bike Share, the increasingly popular membership program allowing riders to check out bikes at multiple locations around town, is anticipated to open up in Cincinnati this summer.

New Executive Director of Cincy Bike Share Jason Barron says, "this is not just for bike enthusiasts...going to a meeting, running an errand, or going to lunch will be a lot more accessible from the time standpoint." He's now in the fundraising stage for the first of what could be three phases:

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Cincinnati Streetcar
2:13 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Streetcar is back on track

Flynn (center) flanked by Mann (L) and Cranley (R) says he's holding signed papers from the Haile Foundation committing $9 million in operating costs.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

"We're going to have a streetcar," says Mayor John Cranley.

Council member Kevin Flynn says he has secured $900,000 per year for 10 years (total = $9 million) from the Haile Foundation to operate the streetcar.

Cranley says he still opposes the project but he won't stop what City Council has decided to move forward on. He will not, however, sign the legislation. "Like I tell my son when he doesn't get his way, it's time to move on." He says he'll be providing project oversight and asking lots of questions to make sure it comes in on time and under budget.

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