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City parking
5:04 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Cincinnati Council approves parking plan; opponents file restraining order

Cincinnati's controversial plan to lease most of its parking facilities is now moving to a courtroom. 

A Hamilton County judge has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the plan and has set a hearing for March 15th. Read the full complaint.

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Re-entry program
2:19 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Program will help people rebuild lives, find work after jail

Credit Hamilton County

Hamilton County is ready to launch a program aimed at helping ex-convicts re-enter society.

The idea is to reduce the number of people who end up back in jail.

Commissioner Greg Hartmann calls the Hamilton County Community Re-entry Action Plan revolutionary.

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weather
9:41 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Snow Pictures

walking dogs in the snow
Sarah Ramsey

The snow overnight caused many accidents and a number of schools to be closed or delayed, but it also provides many pretty pictures.  WVXU intern Sarah Ramsey took a look around.

MSD
5:28 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Keeping a lid on sewer costs

MSD has a new computerized tool to keep track of costs and prioritize projects
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The EPA says every year 14 billion gallons of wastewater is dumped into the Mill Creek. This is because  Cincinnati's sewer system is too old to handle the stormwater runoff and it mixes with sewage in one series of pipes.

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Warren County Racino
2:48 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Warren County Fairgrounds gets a boost from racino developer

The Lebanon Raceway will be moving from the county fairgrounds to the new racino facility.
Lebanon Raceway

The company opening a racino in Turtlecreek Township says it's committing $3 million to revitalizing the Warren County Fairgrounds. 

Miami Valley Gaming is contributing  $1 million  this year that will support redeveloping the current Lebanon Raceway at the fairgrounds.  The raceway is being moved to the new gaming and racing complex that will be built. 

The company is also contributing $500,000 per year for the next four years. 

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