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3:49 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Pedestrian bridge girder set over Pete Rose Way

The 180,000 pound bridge girder moved slowly into place onto two support towers.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Construction crane operators lifted and placed a 180,000 pound steel girder into place atop support columns spanning Pete Rose Way Wednesday.

The girder forms the base for the new Pete Rose Way Pedestrian Bridge connecting the plaza level of Great American Ball Park and US Bank Arena to the street-level stairway.

Two 210-ton cranes took nearly an hour to lift and move the bridge girder into place above Pete Rose Way.

Local News
3:08 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Cranley fundraising outpaces Qualls

John Cranley
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John Cranley has a fundraising edge over Roxanne Qualls in the Cincinnati mayor’s race, according to campaign finance reports filed Wednesday.

Cranley, a former Cincinnati City Council member, had raised about $472,000 compared to $348,000 for Qualls, the city’s vice mayor.

According to the campaign finance reports, Cranley had about $264,000 in the bank as of June 30, the last day of the reporting period. Qualls had a cash-on-hand balance of about $192,000.

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Local News
1:37 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Berns drops out of Cincinnati's mayoral race

In a hand-written letter, Libertarian Jim Berns has told the Hamilton County Board of Elections he is withdrawing from the Cincinnati mayor’s race, saying he does not want “my participation in the illicit mayoral primary” that costs the taxpayers $400,000

But there are still three other candidates on the ballot - Roxanne Qualls, John Cranley, and Queen Noble. That means the September 10 primary will go forward.

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Employment opportunities
11:39 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Regional job fair planned for Thursday

Several groups are joining forces for a large job fair Thursday in Sharonville with more than 70 employers offering what sponsors calls “ready to hire jobs.”

The Southwest Ohio Regional Job Fair is happening at the Scarlet Oak Campus of Great Oaks at 3254 East Kemper Road between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Workforce One of Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the SuperJobs Center are working with Great Oaks Career Campuses to sponsor the event.

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Kenwood Collection
4:35 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Traffic relief around Kenwood malls

Rendering of the Kenwood Collection.
Phillips Edison

The former troubled Kenwood Towne Place, now known as Kenwood Collection will open in the spring of 2015. As it takes shape, Sycamore Township is being proactive to prevent traffic problems.

You don't have to remind Township Board President Tom Weidman how backed up traffic can get in Kenwood around the holidays. He says, "From the first day after Thanksgiving to sometime in January we all have to coexist down there."

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