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2:48 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

It's official: Cincinnati will have mayoral primary

It's been assumed for months, but it became official Thursday - Cincinnati will have a primary election for mayor on September 10.

Thursday was the filing deadline for mayoral candidates; and election officials said three have already qualified by submitting petitions with the signatures of 500 registered voters. They are Democrats Roxanne Qualls and John Cranley, along with Libertarian Jim Berns.

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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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