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12:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Can a ballot issue define Cincinnati council election?

It is entirely possible that, this November, two immovable objects will collide on the ballot in Cincinnati.


There is, unless the appeals court intervenes, every likelihood that the referendum to repeal the parking lease passed by Cincinnati City Council will be on the ballot – opponents of the lease plan came up with thousands more signatures than they needed to qualify for the ballot.


And there is a Cincinnati City Council election, with all nine seats up for grabs.

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Horseshoe Casino
12:32 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Horseshoe flips the switch on new sign

Cincinnati is the first Horseshoe location to host the new sign style.
Mark Heyne, WVXU News

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati permanently turns on its new 80-foot marquee sign on Gilbert Avenue Friday.  

In case you're thinking, "There goes their electric bill and the neighborhood," the casino says the sign has a couple of  features to minimize its impact:

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Transportation
4:28 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Transportation agencies considering options for Oasis Rail Line

Swiss-based Stadler brought a model of one of their train car options.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation is considering rail-car options for the proposed Oasis commuter line.

The high speed railway would run between Milford and downtown Cincinnati and is part of the larger Eastern Corridor project.

ODOT's Andrew Fluegemann says a train's operating characteristics are important.

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City recycling
3:34 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Cincinnati ends Recyclebank program

City of Cincinnati website

Cincinnati has dropped the Recyclebank program designed to encourage residents to recycle.  

City officials say participation rates were disappointing.  

The program is being revamped in order to realize the city's original intent:  to encourage and reward people who recycle, which in turns saves taxpayer dollars on tipping fees at the landfill.  

Current rewards can still be redeemed through Recyclebank.  

In 2012, city residents and small business recycled more than 17,000 tons, which compares to just more than 12,000 tons in 2008.

Job training
3:55 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Council updates responsible bidder ordinance

Metropolitan Sewer District treatment plant.
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Council is making changes to a responsible bidder ordinance it enacted nearly a year ago.  

It's designed to make sure job training is a part of major contracts awarded by the Metropolitan Sewer District.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach said the purpose hasn't changed.

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