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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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Cincinnati Fire Department
4:02 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

New Cincinnati Fire Dept. docks, ops center in works along Ohio River

The Cincinnati Fire Department has hired Environmental Solutions & Innovations to survey the mussel concentration before it builds two new docks.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Cincinnati Fire Department looks to increase its Ohio River emergency response time with two new docks and a land-based operations center.

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Police
4:40 am
Tue August 6, 2013

National Night Out with police

The police are looking for you. Not to worry though, they just want to hang out and have a good time.

Tuesday is National Night Out, an event aimed at raising crime prevention awareness and developing partnerships between neighborhoods and police officers. There are 8 mini block parties scheduled for around Cincinnati with free food and drinks.

Police and fire equipment will also be on hand for kids to see up close.

Nationwide, more than 37 million people are expected to participate.

Locations:

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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.

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