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Cincinnati parking
9:12 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Speakers at public hearing oppose Cincinnati parking lease

Crowd at Cincinnati City Hall for public hearing on proposed parking lease agreement.
Sarah Ramsey

Two dozen people spoke at a public hearing Monday night on a proposal to lease some of Cincinnati's parking facilities to a private operator.  And all but a couple of them were opposed to the plan. 


Chad Weldishofer owns Queen City Crossfit in Downtown.  He's concerned about the possibility of high rates at parking meters near his business.

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Local News
2:07 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Enquirer reporter Horstman dies suddenly at age 60

Enquirer reporter Barry Horstman was an occasional guest on Impact Cincinnati. This photo is from his most recent appearance on January 17, 2013.

Barry M. Horstman, a veteran of nearly 40 years in newspaper reporting and a man who developed a reputation as a tough but fair investigative reporter, died Monday morning after collapsing in the Enquirer newsroom.

Horstman - also of the now-defunct Cincinnati Post - left Cincinnati several times in his career, but spent most of the last two decades as a working journalist here in his hometown.

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Hamilton County Commission
12:03 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Hamilton County weighing in on city parking plan

Hamilton County Commissioners feel they were left in the dark as the city and the Port Authority worked out Cincinnati's proposed parking outsourcing plan. They're drafting a letter to the city to make sure that doesn't happen again.

Commission President Chris Monzel says, "Making sure there's no risk exposure on the county's part for  what the Port's doing with the city and vice versa if we go off and do something with the county, could that hurt the city in any way. Those type of things, I think, need to be figured out in the future."

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Public restroom
11:03 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Cincinnati officials identify cheaper sidewalk restroom

Cheaper alternative public sidewalk restroom Cincinnati officials are considering.
City of Cincinnati website

Cincinnati administrators now say in a report they've found a cheaper way to install public sidewalk restrooms that some Council Members are asking for.  

Officials say they've found a galvanized steel facility starting at $35,000.  That compares to about $100,000 for the "Portland Loo" officials first considered.  

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Politics
9:05 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Howard Wilkinson weekly Chat

photo by Michael Keating

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about some of Ohio Governor John Kasich's latest moves.

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