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Holiday Tree
7:42 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Holiday tree coming to Fountain Square tomorrow

Last year's tree
Provided, Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

The Macy’s Holiday Tree installation, delayed a week due to a snapped trunk in the original tree, is planned for this Saturday, November 16.   The new 55-foot Norway Spruce will adorn Fountain Square, on the corner of Fifth and Vine, through early January.

The tree is traveling about 220 miles from Rittman, Ohio and is set to arrive by 6 a.m. Initial tree installation will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and decoration is expected to be complete by Wednesday of the following week.

Recycling
4:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

One Stop Drop recycling event is tomorrow

Emily Wendler WVXU News

You'll be able to recycle electronic waste and a lot more at an event Saturday sponsored by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and Whole Foods Markets.

One Stop Drop is in honor of America Recycles Day.  Here's the list of acceptable items:

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Cincinnati streetcar
9:09 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Streetcar supporters will remain active to keep project going

T-Shirt supporting Cincinnati streetcar project at public forum held in downtown Cincinnati Thursday evening.
Jay Hanselman

Supporters of the Cincinnati streetcar are asking people to contact mayor-elect John Cranley and council members-elect to keep the project alive.  Cranley campaigned against it and vowed to stop it if elected.  

Streetcar supporters held a public forum Thursday night at the Mercantile Library in downtown.  An overflow crowd watched the session on the video board at Fountain Square.

Supporters said the project is important for three reasons: reputation, community and the future.  

Ryan Messer is one of the grassroots organizers trying to save the streetcar.

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Cincinnati council
4:59 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Cincy Council approves manager severance package

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney with Mayor Mark Mallory.
Staff

Cincinnati Council has officially accepted a plan that will let City Manager Milton Dohoney resign on December 1st and still receive a severance package.  

Mayor-elect John Cranley announced Wednesday night Dohoney would be leaving after conversations between the two of them.  

City Solicitor John Curp explained the item Council was being asked to approve.

“Provide for the manager to receive his separation pay subject to a resignation,” Curp said.  “It also appropriates money to the appropriate accounts to pay those benefits that he’s entitled too.”

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heroin
3:47 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

NKY's plan to stabilize & reverse heroin epidemic

The report says "The impact of the heroin epidemic on NKY is unprecedented."
Northern Kentucky Drug Task Force

The task force studying Northern Kentucky's increasing heroin problem recommends a combination of increased police presence, legislation and prevention, treatment and recovery. The four-year plan to stabilize and reverse the epidemic, called Northern Kentucky's Collective Response to the Heroin Epidemic, is expected to cost $4 million.

The problem:

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