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Cycling
2:10 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

New bike map for southwest Ohio

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments is releasing its 2013 Ohio counties bike route guide.

A press release says the map is a combination of routes throughout Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties.  A similar version was released last year, but it’s been updated to include additional neighborhood streets, memory hills and problem areas in specification intersections.

Gateway Community and Technical College
1:51 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Work starts on Gateway's new urban campus

Construction is officially underway on the Gateway Community and Technical College Urban/Metro Campus in downtown Covington.  College officials and community leaders made a symbolic swing of the sledge hammer Thursday to mark the start of a complete renovation of the former Marx Gallery at 520 Madison Avenue into the Gateway Technology and Design Center.  Classes are expected to start in the refurbished 50,000-square-foot facility in August next year.

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Elmwood Place
12:35 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Elmwood Place speed cameras confiscated

Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU (file photo)

Elmwood Place's speed cameras will soon be in possession of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. Judge Robert Ruehlman ordered the cameras confiscated after ruling the village, and the company running them, Optotraffic, did not turn them off after he ordered them to and continued to issue tickets.

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Public library levy
12:22 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Library to run 10 year levy request

The Cincinnati/Hamilton County Library will ask voters to approve a 10-year levy.
Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will ask voters this November to renew its operating levy for ten years rather than the typical five.

The flat, one mill renewal costs the owner of a $100,000 home about $30/year, according to Library Director Kim Fender.

Fender says the library board chose to ask for a ten year renewal for planning purposes.

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ACLU
5:38 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

ACLU report critical of Hamilton County jail fees

The Hamilton County Justice Center
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A new report from the ACLU says pay-to-stay jail fees are not the revenue generator they appear to be. The American Civil Liberties Union studied such programs at three jails, including the Hamilton County jail. During a news conference Wednesday, the ACLU said collections agencies often pose an additional financial drain on counties, with minimal results and often ruin the credit rating of people who have left jail but cannot afford to pay these fees.

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