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Folk music
1:35 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Cityfolk cancels upcoming season, festival

Credit Cityfolk

One of Dayton's biggest arts organizations is canceling its upcoming season. Cityfolk says several years of financial challenges led to the decision to forgo the 2013-2014 season and the 2014 festival.

The organization says low attendance at this year's festival, and declining ticket sales and sponsorships were also factors. Cityfolk is pulling out of a partnership deal with the Dayton Art Institute as well.

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Cincinnati budget
12:01 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Cincy Council majority ready to restore some budget cuts

Six Cincinnati Council Members announcing plans to make about $4 million in budget restorations during a City Hall press conference.
Jay Hanselman

Six Cincinnati Council Members are ready to restore about $4 million to the recently approved city budget after better than anticipated revenue collections for May and June.  

The funds will be used for things like recreation, parks, human services and the health department.  Council Member Laure Quinlivan said there's added money for parks too, which was a popular topic during public hearings in May.

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
9:09 am
Tue July 30, 2013

The Thomases: Not endorsing in mayor's race

Cecil Thomas
Sarah Ramsey

Former Cincinnati council member Cecil Thomas and his wife, Pam Thomas, who was appointed to his seat, may be listed as members of the host committee for mayoral candidate Roxanne Qualls, but they hasten to point out they are not endorsing her candidacy.

The Enquirer reported Monday that Pam and Cecil Thomas "are hosting a fundraiser for Qualls next month."

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Transportation
3:10 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Road closures around the Banks this week

The Banks Partnership

As work continues along the riverfront near the Banks and the stadiums, several road closures are planned this week.

Here's what you need to know:

Temporary Road Closures and Possible Traffic Delays July 30–August 2

Section of Pete Rose Way to close for lift and placement of pedestrian bridge girder

WHAT
All traffic lanes east and westbound, as well as north and south sidewalks on Pete Rose Way between Broadway and Johnny Bench Way will close at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 until 3 p.m. Friday, August 2.

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City parking
2:43 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Parking lease opponents ask Ohio Supreme Court to hear case

The residents who opposed Cincinnati's controversial parking lease are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to hear the case.  

Attorneys filed a notice of appeal Monday and a motion asking for an expedited schedule for the matter.  

In June, the Ohio First District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Cincinnati on the proposed parking lease to the Port Authority.  In a two-to-one opinion the panel said the lease agreement Council passed in March is not subject to a voter referendum, because it was passed as an emergency ordinance.  

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