Less than a week after vowing to stay in the race, Ohio Senator Eric Kearney said in an emailed statement to reporters Tuesday he will remove himself as the running mate for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald. Here's the email:
Cincinnati and Hamilton County have been locked in a battle for more than six months about the bidding rules for Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) construction projects.
The county created and owns the sewer district, so it argues state and federal procurement guidelines must be used. But Cincinnati says since it operates MSD, and the city's bidding procedures must be followed.
Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday to withdraw support for a controversial housing project in Avondale. National Church Residences wants to build up to 100 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled individuals.
City Council approved a resolution in February supporting the group's effort to get low income housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Those credits have since been approved.
One of Cincinnati's most storied political figures has died. According to family, William L. Mallory Sr. died peacefully Tuesday morning following an illness. He was 82.
Former Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory says his father could find inspiration in almost anything.
"He would be inspired by a thought, by a vision, by a natural landscape, and this would cause him to take on something new," says Mallory. "Sometimes it was poetry, sometimes it was legislation, sometimes it was activism... he was a deeply spiritual man."