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River Sweep 2013
1:14 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

After 24 years and tons of trash, River Sweep still going strong

About 20,000 volunteers help out each year with River Sweep, which covers six states on the Ohio River.
Jeanne Ison ORSANCO

HollNearly a quarter century after it began, the massive cleanup effort along the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries still draws tens of thousands of volunteers.  They'll be combing more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, picking up trash and debris for River Sweep on June 15. 

Jeanne Ison with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, the sponsoring organization for River Sweep, said the event has been very effective since its inception.

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Police department
12:13 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Cincinnati selects site for new District 3 building

Current District 3 headquarters at 3201 Warsaw Avenue in East Price Hill.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Cincinnati's city manager said the new location for Police District 3 will be at 2300 Ferguson Road in Westwood.  

Milton Dohoney said in a press release Thursday the site was selected because it's located in one of three high-call neighborhoods, it's available for development, it rated high on constructability and it provides physical accessibility for service to the 14-neighborhoods in District 3.  

The city is paying $325,000 for the site.  

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Steger memorial service
5:47 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Memorial honors former UC president Steger

Friends and colleagues gather to memorialize Joseph A. Steger Wednesday..
Holly Yurchison WVXU

The University of Cincinnati celebrated the life and legacy of its 24th president with a memorial service Wednesday afternoon.  Joseph Steger died May 9 at the age of 76 in Cincinnati.

His 19-year term (1984-2003) is the second longest in the university's history.  He's credited with directing a rebirth of UC's campus through the adoption of the Campus Master Plan launched in 1989, and with increasing UC's renown for fiscal responsibility during his tenure.

Human relations
3:28 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Mayor appoints Chesley to city commission

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory is appointing retired lawyer Stan Chesley to the city's human relations commission.  City Council approved the selection today (yesterday) during its regular weekly meeting.

Chesley retired from practicing law after being disbarred in Kentucky for allegedly taking millions of dollars from a judgment involving clients who filed a lawsuit involving the diet drug, phen-fen.  
Mallory and Chesley have a long history of working together.  

Local News
1:55 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

$4 million for streetcar can't be rescinded, OKI says

Streetcar prototype
Jay Hanselman

The Ohio Kentucky Indiana (OKI) Regional Council of Governments has told the Hamilton County commissioners it is too late to take back $4 million pledged to the city of Cincinnati's streetcar project.

Two county commissioners, Republicans Greg Hartmann and Chris Monzel, had asked OKI to rescind the money because of cost overruns on the streetcar project and that the money should be used on other area infrastructure projects.

No can do, OKI director Mark Policinski told the commissioners in a June 4 letter.

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