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City parking
2:43 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Parking lease opponents ask Ohio Supreme Court to hear case

The residents who opposed Cincinnati's controversial parking lease are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to hear the case.  

Attorneys filed a notice of appeal Monday and a motion asking for an expedited schedule for the matter.  

In June, the Ohio First District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Cincinnati on the proposed parking lease to the Port Authority.  In a two-to-one opinion the panel said the lease agreement Council passed in March is not subject to a voter referendum, because it was passed as an emergency ordinance.  

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Mickey Esposito
12:47 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Former sheriff's supervisor gets 6 years

Mickey Esposito has been sentenced to six years in prison
Credit Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Mickey Esposito, a lounge singer, and former supervisor of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department property room, is headed to prison.

Judge Steve Martin sentenced Esposito to six years in jail on charges of trafficking and theft for stealing  Oxycodone, marijuana and jewelry and giving it to his wife and stepson to sell.

Esposito's wife, Allison Esposito, will serve four years in jail.  Her son, sentenced last Thursday, got two years in prison.

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Howard Wilkinson Chat
8:55 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

Michael Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about Rand Paul's possible presidential bid and expanding gun rights in Ohio. 

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Air Force
4:28 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Ohio air bases under microscope this week

A C-17 at Wright-Patt AFB.
Credit Michelle Gigante / U.S. Air Force photo

Update 3:36pm - The commission released the following statement:

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Cincinnati Streetcar
4:20 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Streetcar project has new leader

John Deatrick
Credit The Banks website

The man behind Cincinnati's popular Banks development along the riverfront is officially moving on to something a little more challenging.

John Deatrick is taking over the Cincinnati Streetcar as the project executive. Challenging because the project and its funding remain hot-button issues.

Deatrick says he believes Cincinnati needs to repopulate its urban core, not only with people but also goods and services.

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