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12:00 am
Sun June 9, 2013

GOP donors find a candidate, and he's a Democrat

Poor old Cincinnati Republicans.


They don’t have a mayoral candidate of their own.


There’s John Cranley, Democrat. Roxanne Qualls, Democrat. Jim Berns, Libertarian. And probably a couple more before the June 27 filing deadline for the September 10 mayoral primary.


But nary a Republican.

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
2:40 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Quinlivan shrugs shoulders over AFL-CIO snub

Laure Quinlivan
Sarah Ramsey

The Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council has endorsed for re-election all the Democratic incumbents on Cincinnati City Council except one - Laure Quinlivan.

Quinlivan is convinced it is because she ran afoul of Firefighters Union Local 48 in the recent debate over the city budget, where she argued that police and fire services should be subject to the same kind of budget-cutting as other city services; and suggested that police and firefighters should be paying more for their health insurance coverage.

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River Sweep 2013
1:14 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

After 24 years and tons of trash, River Sweep still going strong

About 20,000 volunteers help out each year with River Sweep, which covers six states on the Ohio River.
Jeanne Ison ORSANCO

HollNearly a quarter century after it began, the massive cleanup effort along the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries still draws tens of thousands of volunteers.  They'll be combing more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, picking up trash and debris for River Sweep on June 15. 

Jeanne Ison with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, the sponsoring organization for River Sweep, said the event has been very effective since its inception.

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Police department
12:13 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Cincinnati selects site for new District 3 building

Current District 3 headquarters at 3201 Warsaw Avenue in East Price Hill.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Cincinnati's city manager said the new location for Police District 3 will be at 2300 Ferguson Road in Westwood.  

Milton Dohoney said in a press release Thursday the site was selected because it's located in one of three high-call neighborhoods, it's available for development, it rated high on constructability and it provides physical accessibility for service to the 14-neighborhoods in District 3.  

The city is paying $325,000 for the site.  

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Steger memorial service
5:47 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Memorial honors former UC president Steger

Friends and colleagues gather to memorialize Joseph A. Steger Wednesday..
Holly Yurchison WVXU

The University of Cincinnati celebrated the life and legacy of its 24th president with a memorial service Wednesday afternoon.  Joseph Steger died May 9 at the age of 76 in Cincinnati.

His 19-year term (1984-2003) is the second longest in the university's history.  He's credited with directing a rebirth of UC's campus through the adoption of the Campus Master Plan launched in 1989, and with increasing UC's renown for fiscal responsibility during his tenure.

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