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Transportation projects
12:54 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Cincinnati could fast-track 71/MLK interchange

Preferred alternative for ramp at I-71 and Martin Luther King Drive
Uptown Access Study website

Cincinnati officials will be meeting with Ohio transportation representatives Wednesday about accelerating the construction of an interchange on I-71 at Martin Luther King Drive.  

That project wasn't scheduled to start until 2018.  But now officials are aiming for work to begin in 2014.  

Making that change could mean the new interchange won't cost as much.  

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Cincinnati Casino
4:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Horseshoe Casino's plan to keep out cheats and other troublemakers

The camera, in the top left corner of this picture, is one of hundreds in and around the Horseshoe Casino.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

You may not realize it but if you go to the new Horseshoe Casino or even walk past it, chances are you will be watched on camera. The casino security staff, state agents and Cincinnati Police officers are partnering to try to keep the Horseshoe safe and prevent theft.

The security office is one of the busiest places at Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino. Everybody, except for guests, has to check in there first. That means, employees, delivery people, reporters and more. The casino security and surveillance departments watch them long before they get to that office.

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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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