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11:30 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Money coming to Westwood for civic square

Artist rendering of proposed Westwood Civic Square
City of Cincinnati

Update:  Westwood Civic Association has asked the city to not move forward with this project until it gets the answers needed to make an informed decision.

In an e-mail the group says, "Please understand Westwood Civic is not for or against the project, we need more information and we want to involve more of the citizens, business owners etc. from the neighborhood.  This project should not go forward until we hear from more of you and our business owners."

A Westwood Civic representative will be addressing Council prior to a vote on the funding issue.

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Politics
9:48 am
Wed March 20, 2013

FitzGerald to headline Democratic event here

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson
Michael Keating

Hamilton County Democrats will get a look at their only active candidate for Ohio governor on April 11, when Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald is the featured speaker at a county party fundraising reception.

FitzGerald, the 44-year-old former mayor of the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood, announced last week he was forming an exploratory committee for a run for Ohio governor in 2014, when the Republican incumbent, John Kasich is up for re-election.

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Krohn Conservatory
7:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Spring is in Bloom

Sarah Ramsey

The first day of Spring has finally arrived. A great way to celebrate the season is with beautiful flowers and plants from Krohn Conservatory. The rich vibrant colors make the new season come alive.

Neighborhood issues
1:53 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Cleaning up blighted Cincinnati properties

Properties for demolition in Evanston
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld is continuing his push to fight blight in the city's neighborhoods.  

He held a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss his latest plan.

“The Restoring Our Communities Initiative is aimed entirely at combating blight, improving safety and bolstering property values in our neighborhoods,” Sittenfeld said.

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Local News
12:27 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Youth job fair needs more employers, Mallory says

Council Member Yvette Simpson talks about the Mayor's Youth Job Fair.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory's Youth Jobs Program will take place Thursday, March 28 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, but the mayor said Tuesday morning he needs more companies to get involved.

Mallory, in a press conference with city council member Yvette Simpson, said that many city departments will be offering summer jobs to young people from low-income families, but there are now about 40 non-profit and for-profit companies to set up booths at the job fair, which will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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