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11:00 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

Strickland: Tired of raising campaign money

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, like many seasoned election veterans, likes to help the young aspiring politicians who, in years past, helped him get where he wanted to go.


That’s what Strickland was doing in Cincinnati Friday, at the Southern Baptist Church and elsewhere, where he joined Greg Landsman, a fellow Democrat, as Landsman officially launched his run for a seat on Cincinnati City Council.
 

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Local News
1:52 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

MLK holiday will delay trash pickup in Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati employees will observe  Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.  That means garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one day all week.

Monday's pickup will be Tuesday, Tuesday's pickup will be Wednesday, and so forth.

Local News
1:59 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Pete Rose Way closing next week for removal of pedestrian bridge

A construction zone will be set up on Pete Rose Way from Broadway to Johnny Bench Way so workers can safely remove the steel structure of the pedestrian bridge over Pete Rose Way to the Arena/Ball Park Plaza.

It's a continuation of the work that removed concrete decking from the bridge this week.

Removal of the steel structure starts Monday, January 21, and lasts until the following Sunday, February 3, unless it's completed sooner.  

The new pedestrian bridge, part of The Banks project, is scheduled to open in October.

IceFest 2013
4:19 am
Fri January 18, 2013

IceFest returns to Hamilton this weekend

Credit http://downtownhamiltonsid.com

Hamilton's popular IceFest is back this weekend. The two-day festival features more than 80 ice sculptures scattered throughout downtown.

Chairman Tim Naab says this year's theme is "landmarks of the world".

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Cincinnati Police Department
4:06 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Overall crime down in Cincinnati in 2012

Credit Michael Keating / Cincinnati Police

Cincinnati police say homicides and violent crime were down overall last year compared to 2011.

Chief James Craig wants to see that trend continue this year.

"We've set for 2013 a very modest overall crime reduction goal of five percent. We had a five percent goal at the beginning of 2012 and we certainly exceeded that, ending the year with a ten percent reduction in overall crime," he says.

Over-the-Rhine, Avondale and Winton Hills saw the biggest drops in homicides. Walnut Hills and East Price Hill both saw increases.

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