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Ohio Budget
5:50 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Governor Kasich to sign budget Sunday

Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

The only thing that’s left for the state budget is a signature from Governor John Kasich.  A signing ceremony is scheduled for Sunday night.

Though the budget that passed the House and Senate is markedly different than the one he proposed in February, Gov. John Kasich says he’s happy with it. But he says the phased in income tax cuts of 8.5%, 9% and 10%, and the 50% tax cut for small businesses, along with the increase of the state sales tax to 5.75% aren’t enough.
 

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Tecumseh High School
9:32 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Hundreds gather to celebrate beloved choir director

John Sipe in the classroom.
Credit Picture courtesy of the Tecumseh Choir 1956-1982 Facebook page.

More than 300 alumni of Tecumseh High School are converging on New Carlisle near Springfield, Ohio this weekend to honor a beloved music teacher.

John Sipe taught chorus from 1956 to 1982. Some of his former students compare him to Glenn Holland, who's life was legendarily turned into the film Mr. Holland's Opus.

Class of 1970 graduate Tim Kraus followed in Sipe's footsteps becoming a teacher. He rode his bicycle nearly 90 miles from his College Hill home to New Carlisle for this weekend's alumni tribute concert.

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Local News
8:52 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Giffords brings gun control campaign to Northside

Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords
Americans for Responsible Solutions

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a event in Tucson in Jan. 2011, and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly will be in the Northside Independence Day parade Thursday as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities" tour.

Caleb Faux, executive director of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, said he has been told by officials of Americans for Responsible Solutions, the Super PAC run by Giffords and Kelly, that they will hold a press event in Cincinnati and ride in the Northside parade.

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Local News
2:48 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

It's official: Cincinnati will have mayoral primary

It's been assumed for months, but it became official Thursday - Cincinnati will have a primary election for mayor on September 10.

Thursday was the filing deadline for mayoral candidates; and election officials said three have already qualified by submitting petitions with the signatures of 500 registered voters. They are Democrats Roxanne Qualls and John Cranley, along with Libertarian Jim Berns.

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Cycling
2:10 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

New bike map for southwest Ohio

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments is releasing its 2013 Ohio counties bike route guide.

A press release says the map is a combination of routes throughout Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties.  A similar version was released last year, but it’s been updated to include additional neighborhood streets, memory hills and problem areas in specification intersections.

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