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1:26 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Memo warns of excessive costs of parking lease plan

Mayoral candidate John Cranley, along with several city council members and candidates, are calling on the Port Authority to put an end to the city's parking lease deal based on a memo from the city's parking lease consultant that says the costs will be excessive.

The June 20 memo, from Walker Parking Consultants, was delivered to the city administration the day before City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. signed an agreement with the Port Authority to lease out the city's metered and garage parking to private companies.

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Tennis
1:16 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Big stars to headline W&S Open

Credit W&S Open

The biggest names in tennis will grace center court this summer at the Western & Southern Open. Officials say Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will compete on the men's side. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Li Na will compete for the women's title.

Here's the full release:

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Cincinnati Streetcar
1:08 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Streetcar opening day set

Credit Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati officials Monday signed a contract for construction work on the city's controversial streetcar system. 

The action means Cincinnati-based Messer Construction and two other firms can proceed with the project.  That includes ordering materials, and beginning track construction, plus the power system, the stations and a maintenance and operation facility located at Race and Henry Streets. 

The city says the system could be ready for passengers on September 15, 2016. 

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Howard Wilkinson's Chat
10:06 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Challenges to many states same sex marriage bans, but not Ohio

Michael Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about the status of Ohio's ban on same sex marriage. 

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Politics
12:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

Will Ohio reverse course on its gay marriage ban?

Round one in the battle took place in November 2004, when 62 percent of Ohioans voted in favor of a constitutional ban.


Round two could be right around the corner, possibly in November 2014, if FreedomOhio, a pro-gay marriage group, succeeds in getting a new constitutional amendment on the ballot.


FreedomOhio had a good week.

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