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Metropolitan Sewer District
5:31 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Still no MSD compromise

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials continue to hash out a compromise on several hiring and bidding policies related to the Metropolitan Sewer District.

An August 1 deadline has come and gone, meaning a city moratorium on the policies has expired. That led County Commissioners Wednesday to halt the bidding process for an upcoming project.

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schools ready for students
5:19 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Ready for school? School is ready for you.

Safety and supply lists are part of Caywood Elementary's back-to-school readiness.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Fifth grade teacher Amy Kromer of Hebron is excited to start the new school year at Caywood Elementary in the Kenton County School District next week.

"When I started teaching my son was in first grade, so I could relate to my first grade students," she said. Now, her son is older and she's moving on to older students too. This is her first year  teaching fifth graders and she says getting her room ready for them is totally different.

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CVG
1:26 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

CVG finds niche with smaller airlines like Ultimate Air

Ultimate Air Shuttle will start a four-day-a-week service from CVG Sept. 9th.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Less than three months since Frontier Airlines starting flying out of CVG, the airport announced Wednesday public charter service Ultimate Air Shuttle will start service to Morristown Airport, NJ September 9th.

Ultimate Air Managing Director Rick Pawlak says the advantages are many:

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Goetz House
5:58 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Vote could signal end for Clifton landmark

Lenhardt's Restaurant sits empty in Clifton.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The path is now clear for demolition of a historic Clifton landmark.

A Cincinnati council committee is siding with the owners of Lenhardt's restaurant against a bid to designate it a historic building. The neighborhood group CUF sought the designation after the Windholtz family shuttered the restaurant in December and announced plans to sell to a developer who intends to tear it down.

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Cincinnati Pension
5:38 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Group turns in signatures to put pension issue on ballot

The group trying to revamp the city of Cincinnati's pension system says it's submitted almost 16,000 signatures on petitions to put the charter amendment before voters. It needs more than 7,400 valid signatures to make November's ballot. The board of elections still needs to verify the signatures and certify the issue. 

"This is a common-sense approach," said Burr Robinson with the Cincinnati for Pension Reform ballot committee.  "We can't meet our pension obligations, and the problem only gets worse the longer we stick with this current structure."

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