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Cincinnati streetcar
4:23 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

City manager's ideas for filling streetcar funding gap

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney is laying out how he would find the additional $17.4 million needed to build the first phase of the streetcar project.  

As he suggested during a hearing Monday night it will be from a combination of sources.  

He issued a four-page memo to the Mayor and Council Members Tuesday afternoon with his ideas.

Those include:

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City parking
3:35 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Mayor pitches benefits of Cincinnati parking lease

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and other officials held a round table discussion with reporters Tuesday to talk about the benefits of the parking lease for the city.  

They talked about several things including rates, hours and enforcement.  But none of the information was new.  

Mallory was asked why he decided to hold the session now?  He says to get the facts out.

“Particularly when there’s so much misinformation out there about how this plan works,” Mallory said.  “So we can’t talk about the facts enough.”

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Home foreclosures
3:20 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Which parts of Hamilton County had most foreclosures in 2012?

As WVXU reported earlier, Ohio is bucking a nationwide decline when it comes to home foreclosures. The state's foreclosures numbers increased in 2012.

An annual study by Working In Neighborhoods finds completed foreclosures in Hamilton County rose 45 percent from 2011 to 2012.

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Cincinnati Zoo
1:06 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Gladys gets a peek at her new home

Gladys explores her new home.
Cincinnati Zoo

Just in time for "Zoo Babies" at the Cincinnati Zoo, the three-month-old Western Lowland gorilla named Gladys got to explore her new home for the first time in public Tuesday.

Kate Olukalns, Zoo Wild Encounters Coordinator, says over the course of the next few months, Gladys will be gradually introduced to the other gorillas, including several potential mother surrogates.

Currently, Gladys is being handled by a team of keepers who bottle-feed her and interact with her while wearing fur suits to encourage the idea of bonding with other gorillas.

City parking
12:33 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Taxpayers lawyers have their say in parking lease appeal

A three judge panel of Ohio First District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Monday in a case concerning the city's parking lease.  

The city argues a Hamilton County Judge made an error when he declared all city ordinances are subject to referendum.  It also argues the plaintiffs who brought the case don't have standing to bring their claims.  

The lawyers who filed the lawsuit for the taxpayers submitted their brief to the appeals court Monday.  

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