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Cincinnati Mayor
3:59 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Mayor-elect talks streetcar, other priorities

Mayor-elect John Cranley met with media in his Hyde Park home Wednesday.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati mayor-elect John Cranley has a lot of big plans for his upcoming tenure but no topic is more dominating than his desire to halt the streetcar project. It was the main focus of a meeting with press Wednesday in his Hyde Park home.

"Look," Cranley said, "This isn't an ideological thing for me. I don't relish stopping the streetcar... The fact is it's just not worth the money. It's worth cancelling as long as that's the cheapest option as opposed to continuation."

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Neil Armstrong
2:08 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

UC signs NASA agreement, keeps Armstrong legacy alive

From left: UC President Santa Ono signs the NASA agreement with NASA's Tom Davis looking on.
Ann Thompson WVXU

UPDATE:

At a media unveiling Wednesday UC researchers spelled out the specifics of the agreement with NASA. The Space Act Agreement, signed with NASA's Ames Research Center in California, clears the way for collaboration in four key areas:

  • Intelligent Systems and Structures (unmanned aerial vehicles)
  • Nanomedicine and Biomedicine
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Analytics and Cyber Security

UC students will also have access to the Ames wind tunnel, the largest in the world.

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Hamilton County Commission
1:10 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Hamilton County approves 2014 budget

Hamilton County Commissioners approved the 2014 general fund budget Wednesday.

The $204.1 million spending plan was nearly unchanged from the plan presented by county administration. The only difference being redirecting $6.65 million in indigent care levy funds from the UC Medical Center to cover a gap in the Sheriff's inmate care budget.

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Politics
7:01 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Howard Wilkinson talks about Tuesday's election results

Michael Keating

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson gives his thoughts on the Cincinnati mayor and Council races. 

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Local News
12:44 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Cranley elected mayor, with big changes on city council

Mayor-elect John Cranley and wife Dena
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Clearly, the majority of Cincinnati voters who went to the polls Tuesday were determined to shake up Cincinnati City Hall, electing John Cranley as their new mayor and changing the face of the nine-member city council.

Cranley, a 39-year-old Hyde Park resident who grew up in Price Hill and a former council member, easily defeated a fellow Democrat who has been one of the top vote-getters in the Queen City over the past three decades, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls.

In the unofficial vote count, Cranley took 58 percent to Qualls’ 42 percent.

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