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11:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Workshop on Wasson Way planned for Saturday

City of Cincinnati

A community design workshop will be held on Saturday to discuss ideas for the Wasson Way project.  concerning the project. The session will be held at Clark Montessori School at 3030 Erie Avenue from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.

Previous story from October 1st:

Cincinnati is continuing negotiations with Norfolk Southern to acquire a currently unused section of railroad track running from Victory Parkway to Redbank Road.

The city wants to develop the nearly five-mile section of Wasson Way into a bike and hike trail.

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Highway construction
9:58 am
Fri October 11, 2013

More traffic headaches this weekend on SB471

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Kentucky transportation officials say last weekend's rain delayed some of the resurfacing on Southbound 471.  But crews have been working around the clock to keep things on schedule to be completed by the first week of November.  

Once again this weekend you likely will want to find an alternate route and avoid South 471.  

Ohio Medicaid
6:17 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Key Difference in Dueling Medicaid Reform Plans

Senator Dave Burke
Andy Chow

Two Ohio lawmakers are stumping for their plans to revamp Medicaid. Both want to set measures that control the cost, but the disagree when it comes to the big issue of expansion.

As he unveils his plan to overhaul Medicaid, Senator Dave Burke points to a graph showing the program’s costs slowly engulfing the rest of state spending.

“I think one would have a hard time arguing that that’s a stable growth environment for Medicaid. It technically puts the entire system at risk as it nears what eventually could be 100% of the state budget” said Burke.

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Cincinnati politics
4:17 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Cincinnati leaders: end partial gov't shutdown

Some of Cincinnati's elected leaders are calling on national lawmakers to end the partial shutdown of the federal government. 

Mayor Mark Mallory said leaders need to end the conflict.  He said there are many examples of how the impasse is hurting the state's economy. 

Mallory said 7,500 people visit national parks in Ohio every day.

“So we’re in day 10 of this shutdown, 75,000 people have been turned away so far from national parks in the state of Ohio,” Mallory said.  “Resulting in a loss to our state economy of more than $2 million.”

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November election
3:35 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Hamilton County must change ballot language

UPDATE:

Ohio's top court says Hamilton County must amend its ballot language on a Cincinnati charter amendment ahead of the November election.

The Supreme Court Thursday ruled the county must include omitted sections of the proposed amendment to reform the city's employee pension program.  The group Cincinnati for Pension Reform put the issue on the ballot but objected to the modified language adopted by the Board of Elections.

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