Mercy Health West Hospital will open this fall in Green Township.¬† When plans for the hospital were announced, some residents voiced their opposition. It was a classic NIMBY fight.
In Greater Cincinnati and in every other community, there is a history of neighbors questioning or opposing projects they might support in general, but ‚Äúnot in my backyard‚ÄĚ.¬† Often the concerns raised by neighbors lead to compromises that can be advantageous for all concerned.
Update:¬† Construction crews will soon begin work on a new police headquarters for Cincinnati's District Three.¬† Officials and residents gathered Monday for a ground breaking at the location on Ferguson Road near Glenway.¬† It will replace the current facility that was built in 1908.¬†¬† New police chief Jeffrey Blackwell said it will be good for the department.¬† The $15 million project is expected to be completed in the spring 2015.¬†
Approximately 3,000 Cincinnati voters who have already been mailed absentee ballots will be getting a second one in the mail soon, thanks to an Ohio Supreme Court decision last week.
They'll also be getting a letter from the Hamilton County Board of Elections asking them to re-vote their new absentee ballots and return them to the board.
It's all because the Ohio Supreme Court ordered the board to restore sections of Issue 4, the charter amendment that would change the city of Cincinnati's pension system. The pro-Issue 4 committee had gone to court to force the change.