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Cincinnati pension
3:43 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Council votes to oppose pension plan ballot initiative

Cincinnati Council is opposing a campaign to change the city's retirement system. The Cincinnati for Pension Reform Committee has been collecting signatures to put the issue on November's ballot. Council's finance committee today passed a resolution opposing the effort, saying it's not a solution to the city's unfunded pension liability.

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Crime
2:51 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

No charges in 'boredom beating' death

Hamilton County's prosecutor says he will not file any charges in the death of 46-year-old Patrick Mahaney. He's the man several teenagers attacked last year in the so-called 'boredom beating' death in North College Hill.

The announcement follows the County Coroner's ruling that Mahaney died of natural causes and not residual effects of the August 2012 beating.

Five boys pleaded guilty to felonious assault. A sixth is contesting the charges against him. At the time they reportedly said they decided to beat up Mahaney because they had nothing better to do.

Local News
2:07 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Tuesday's election day - but only for some voters

Tuesday is in an election day in Ohio - but only a relative handful of polling places will be open in southwest Ohio. 


Butler and Clermont counties have no issues on the ballot Tuesday, so polling places won't be open.


Hamilton County has only three issues on the ballot today:


- an additional tax levy of one mill for five years for health services in the city of Norwood;


- an additional five-mill, five-year tax levy in the village of Arlington Heights;

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The Banks
2:01 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Details on next phase of Banks project

The Banks Partnership

New details are being released about the next phase of the Banks project along the Ohio river.

Phase II A will feature a nine-story building running the length of Second Street from the Freedom Center to Race Street.

The development will include 305 apartments and 21,000 square feet of retail space.

Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials are slated to sign off on the project later this month. If everything moves on schedule, construction would begin in December with an expected opening date in fall 2015.

From a release:

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Local News
10:56 am
Mon August 5, 2013

People with false voting addresses to be warned

The Hamilton County Board of Elections is warning approximately 100 persons suspected of voting from false addresses, including about 30 police officers from around the county: fix the problem or be dropped from the voting rolls.

The board voted unanimously Monday morning to send out the letters giving the persons 30 days to register under their correct addresses.

The police officers, for the most part, used their police stations as their voting addresses, according to a board of elections investigation.

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