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Cemetery Series
4:00 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Where is the oldest Jewish cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains?

The Chestnut St Cemetery is a tiny refuge just north of busy Downtown Cincinnati.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Just a few blocks behind Music Hall, tucked in a tiny alcove behind a large, leafy tree in the West End lays an unassuming collection of worn gray headstones. Enclosed by ivy-covered brick walls and a chain-link fence, the Chestnut Street Cemetery sits almost hidden from the world. But this small plot of land is actually quite historic.
 

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun August 25, 2013

This Cincinnati council election is a long-term deal

When you cast your ballot in this year’s Cincinnati City Council election, the ballot will look the same as it always has – a long list of 20-plus names, among whom you can choose up to nine.

And, as always, the top nine finishers in the council field race will become the new city council.

But this is a council election unlike any other in most people’s living memory.

Since 1925, when the charter form of government replaced the corrupt and incompetent ward system, Cincinnati voters have been choosing council members to serve two year terms.

No more.

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Parking Lease
6:09 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

What you need to know about the parking lease

Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority has unveiled a series of recommended changes to Cincinnati's controversial parking lease.

You'll have to pay until 9pm if you park in this grid:

(OTR Zone)

  • Central Parkway to Liberty
  • Elm St. to Walnut

(Downtown Zone)

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Ferrari case
2:51 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Ferrari with Cincinnati ties to be auctioned off in London

The refurbished Ferrari 375 Plus in Italy
Swaters

One of the world's rarest race cars, which could be worth as much as $15 million, is scheduled to be auctioned off in London next month, as part of a court settlement. In its time, the Ferrari 375 Plus was the fastest car on the track. The company made only six of them and just four are thought to still exist.

Green Township owner reported it stolen in 1988

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USS Cincinnati
2:10 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

USS Cincinnati to 'dock' in Queen City

Rendering of how the submarine memorial might look.
USS Cincinnati Cold War Memorial Project

A Cold War era submarine named for the Queen City is scheduled to arrive in its namesake this weekend.

Joe Jaap has been working for more than a decade to bring the USS Cincinnati's sail to town in hopes of creating a memorial. The sail is the tower-like structure that sits on top of the sub.

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