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City parking
12:31 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Seelbach releases alternative plan to leasing parking

Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach
City website

Update: Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach Friday released a different plan to balance the city's budget without leasing the city's parking facilities. 

He posted the plan on his Facebook page.

His plan includes nearly $5 million in spending cuts, redirects anticipated casino revenues to help the troubled general fund, and puts two issues on the ballot for voters to consider. 

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Local News
12:07 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Zoo names baby gorilla

Gladys hails from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas.
Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo has named its newest arrival.  This is from the Zoo's announcement today:

Cincinnati Casino
4:00 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Training for the big night

Tana Weingartner WVXU

The saying goes, "Preparation is the key to success."  In part five of our Casino series,  WVXU's Mark Heyne says Horseshoe Cincinnati is taking that to heart as it readies its workers for the casino's opening.  Employees have been training for weeks,  in some cases months, to be ready for the big night and beyond.

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Cincinnati Casino
4:09 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Gambling with addiction?

The toll-free gambling hotline number tops each casino ATM.

Most people think of drugs or alcohol when they hear the word "addiction." But gambling can be addictive too, especially for those also dealing with drug or alcohol problems. In part four of our series leading up to the Cincinnati Casino opening, WVXU's Tana Weingartner takes a look at gambling addiction.

Gambling addiction. It's the seedy, dark side of Ohio's glitzy new casinos. A reason some used for opposing them.

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Cincinnati parking
8:47 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Final public hearing on Cincinnati parking lease proposal

Cincinnati’s Planning Commission is scheduled to consider the city manager’s proposal to lease some parking facilities Friday at its regular meeting. City Council could vote on the plan next week.


There was a final public hearing last night with about two-dozen speakers offering their thoughts, and all but four were opposed to the proposal.


Tabitha Woodruff is with the Ohio Public Interest Research Group. She said the organization is happy the city has shared detailed information about the lease agreement.

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