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Public restroom
3:11 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Cincinnati Council delays public restroom vote

Portland, Oregon government website

A Cincinnati Council Committee wants more information before proceeding with a plan to add freestanding restrooms in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

 City administrators will do more research and report back on the issue.  

The original plan called for installing a “Portland Loo” at Findlay Market as a test location.  But some Council Members balked at the $130,000 price tag for the project including Wendell Young.

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Neighborhood Enhancement Program
1:54 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

City targets Carthage and Mt. Airy for improvement

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Carthage and Mt. Airy are the two newest communities targeted for Cincinnati's Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP). 

Beginning March 1, police, businesses and civic groups will work together on an accelerated revitalization and reinvestment plan.

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Cincinnati Police Department
12:55 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

City names new assistant police chief

Credit Michael Keating / Cincinnati Police

Cincinnati's City Manager is naming Captain Paul H. Humphries Assistant Chief/Executive Officer for the Cincinnati Police Department.

Humphries has been on the force 26 years. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Chief James Craig.

In a release Dohoney says, “Captain Humphries is committed to helping ensure that the Police Department follows through on the principles outlined in the Collaborative Agreement and will help lead our police officers into the future as a well-prepared department.”

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Public restroom
4:03 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Cost for Cincinnati's restroom plan could be going lower

The Portland Loo in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon government website

A Cincinnati Council Committee could vote Tuesday on a plan to locate the city's first freestanding public restroom at Findlay Market.  

And the facility similar to the Portland Loo could cost a lot less than first thought.  

Last week the city manager said such a project could have a price tag of $130,000 with about $90,000 of that for the actual restroom facility.  But Council Member Chris Seelbach said the city may be able to get the restroom for about $40,000... lowering the overall cost.  

Inside Pitch
3:53 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Bluegrass Democrats party at inauguration

Kentucky may have been won handily by Republican Mitt Romney in the general election, but Democrats from the Bluegrass State will be partying in Washington, D.C. Sunday to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama.

The Kentucky Democratic Party is hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on K Street in Washington, with Gov. Steve Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Kentucky Democratic Party chairman Dan Logsdon on hand.

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