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Cincinnati streetcar
4:31 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Cincy Council could vote on extra streetcar money in two weeks

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney spent more than two-and-a-half hours Monday answering questions about his plan to find an additional $17.5 million to build the streetcar project.  

About two weeks ago he suggested using funds from several different sources to cover the gap.  

Dohoney was asked about future cost overruns with the plan?  He said that’s possible, but there is some certainty.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:57 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

County and city sparring over hiring language for sewer work

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners want Cincinnati to change some language in the city's hiring policies for companies bidding on Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) construction projects.

The city wants all construction firms to have apprenticeship programs.

Groups like the Greater Cincinnati Building Construction Trades Council like the plan. However, some companies say it's not feasible for several reasons, including that apprentice programs for some specialized trades simply don't exist.

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Anna Louise Inn
2:26 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Western & Southern to buy Anna Louise Inn

Anna Louise Inn
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU


Subject to certain conditions, Cincinnati Union Bethel has agreed to sell the Anna Louise Inn to Western & Southern Financial Group for $4 million. A news release from W&S and CUB says, as a result, all litigation will be dismissed.


Under the plan, Anna Louise Inn residents will be allowed to stay at the current location for two years while a new space with larger living areas is completed. The Anna Louise Inn will keep the same name.

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Duke Energy Garden
1:43 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Cincinnati dedicates new garden at Smale Riverfront Park

The Duke Energy Garden is the newest addition to Smale Riverfront Park.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Not only does the  Duke Energy Garden offer lush gardens, large trees, walking paths and granite seat walls, it has a great view of the Ohio River and Kentucky shoreline, which you can enjoy from family-sized porch swings.  Dianne and David Rosenberg gave $250,000 to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati Park Board to provide significant funding for the swings.

The new garden is located adjacent to, and east of, the park's Main Street Fountain and Plaza.

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CPS
6:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

CPS makes changes to avoid "scrubbing" data

CPS and other districts around the state must keep up with the Ohio Department of Education's 500 page book of rules.
Ann Thompson WVXU

 


 


  


New policy


In order to comply with state rules, Cincinnati Public Schools says it has changed the way it reports when a student transfers from one school in the district to another. Instead of  withdrawing the student from one school and waiting for him or her to enroll at another, the district will now enroll the student immediately in the new school and the new school will have the responsibility to make sure the student shows up.

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