Orange barrels and lane shifts are now in place on southbound 471 as a major reconstruction project gets started. That's likely to slow the evening commute for drivers leaving downtown Cincinnati for northern Kentucky and the east side.
But those delays will likely grow even longer in July when work starts on repairing the deck of the Daniel Carter Beard, or Big Mac, Bridge.
So, is the election system in Hamilton County rife with fraud, with people voting twice and voting from fictitious locations and even casting ballots for dead people?
Well, yes and no.
Over the past several months, the Hamilton County Board of Elections has investigated dozens of cases of what they have called “voter anomalies.” But not enough to change the results of the election; and apparently not in any organized way.
A group advocating for changes to state and national gun laws rallied on Fountain Square today with several dozen people attending the event, which featured speakers from law enforcement, medicine, politics and faith communities, as well as survivors of gun violence.
"Our purpose today, primarily, is to bring greater attention to the issues related to gun legislation, to call and demand action with regard to gun legislation," said Karen Hillis-Skipper, the event organizer and leader of the Cincinnati chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
The Cincinnati Observatory is celebrating an anniversary this weekend. It was 168 years ago that a prominent Cincinnatian made the city the "Birthplace of American Astronomy."
Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel must have been a pretty convincing guy. In the mid-1800s he went door to door to collect 25 dollar donations for a telescope and observatory. Cincinnati Observatory Outreach Astronomer Dean Regas tells the story.
It's the unofficial kick-off to summer in the Queen City. Taste of Cincinnati draws 500,000 people to Downtown May 25-27 and this year it's getting bigger.
Organizers say the children's ride and game area is being expanded. Ten "signature restaurants" are participating in the newly created "Taste of Cincinnati USA Experience," a tented dining space in the P&G Gardens at Fifth and Sycamore streets.