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5:38 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Horseshoe Casino Now Open

Opening Night at the Horseshoe Casino
Sarah Ramsey WVXU News

Cincinnati's first casino is now open.  Horseshoe Cincinnati opened last night on the site of the former Broadway Commons parking lot.

City parking
5:45 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Cincinnati parking lease clears another hurdle

Cincinnati Council will be meeting Tuesday evening to likely give a second reading to the legislation needed to let the city lease most of its parking facilities to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority. 

Council rules say ordinances must be fully and distinctly read by title on three different days unless three-fourths of the members suspend the rule.  It takes seven votes to do that and it nearly always happens.  But not with the controversial parking issue. 

The Council is likely to vote on the issue Wednesday afternoon during its regular meeting. 

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Inside Pitch
1:47 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Schmidt fails to file financial disclosure report

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson
Michael Keating

A website which tracks Congressional money said that former U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt has failed to file a financial disclosure report that is required of members of Congress when they leave office.

Schmidt is one of 14 House members who left Congress in January to not file the termination report, according to the website Legistorm. The filings are supposed to come within 30 days of the member leaving office.

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Politics
8:55 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Howard Wilkinson Political Chat-Cincinnati Council

Howard Wilkinson
Photo by Michael E. Keating

WVXU Political Reporter talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the upcoming Cincinnati City Council election and how  and why the parties go about making their political endorsements in this non-partisan race.

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casino
5:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Police try to prevent traffic problems at Horseshoe

Only invited guests can park in the casino garage tonight. Others are encouraged to park at the Banks.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Traffic in and around the Horseshoe Casino is expected to be heavy tonight for the grand opening. Police and city officials say plan accordingly.

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