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Chief James Craig
11:14 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Chief Craig: Detroit is home

Chief James Craig leaving a press conference after announcing he's leaving Cincinnati to take the top job in his native Detroit.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig is officially going home. Craig is taking the top job in his hometown of Detroit.

"It's home," says Craig. "My family, my siblings, mom and dad who are aging, those are big draws... I started my policing career there almost 38 years ago. This is an opportunity to finish my policing career in a city that I love and make a difference."

Craig says he's excited about the opportunity and thankful for his time and the people in Cincinnati, adding he wouldn't have been considered for the Detroit job without his experiences here.

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Cincinnati streetcar
4:31 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Cincy Council could vote on extra streetcar money in two weeks

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney spent more than two-and-a-half hours Monday answering questions about his plan to find an additional $17.5 million to build the streetcar project.  

About two weeks ago he suggested using funds from several different sources to cover the gap.  

Dohoney was asked about future cost overruns with the plan?  He said that’s possible, but there is some certainty.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:57 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

County and city sparring over hiring language for sewer work

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners want Cincinnati to change some language in the city's hiring policies for companies bidding on Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) construction projects.

The city wants all construction firms to have apprenticeship programs.

Groups like the Greater Cincinnati Building Construction Trades Council like the plan. However, some companies say it's not feasible for several reasons, including that apprentice programs for some specialized trades simply don't exist.

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Anna Louise Inn
2:26 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Western & Southern to buy Anna Louise Inn

Anna Louise Inn
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU


Subject to certain conditions, Cincinnati Union Bethel has agreed to sell the Anna Louise Inn to Western & Southern Financial Group for $4 million. A news release from W&S and CUB says, as a result, all litigation will be dismissed.


Under the plan, Anna Louise Inn residents will be allowed to stay at the current location for two years while a new space with larger living areas is completed. The Anna Louise Inn will keep the same name.

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Duke Energy Garden
1:43 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Cincinnati dedicates new garden at Smale Riverfront Park

The Duke Energy Garden is the newest addition to Smale Riverfront Park.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Not only does the  Duke Energy Garden offer lush gardens, large trees, walking paths and granite seat walls, it has a great view of the Ohio River and Kentucky shoreline, which you can enjoy from family-sized porch swings.  Dianne and David Rosenberg gave $250,000 to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati Park Board to provide significant funding for the swings.

The new garden is located adjacent to, and east of, the park's Main Street Fountain and Plaza.

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