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Cincinnati budget
1:47 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Cincinnati City Manager could get raise and bonus

File photo: City Manager Milton Dohoney and Mayor Mark Mallory
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Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday approved a pay raise and a one-time bonus for City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr.

The committee passed the measure 6-2 and the full Council will vote on the issue Thursday. 

The proposal, distributed to Council Members minutes before the meeting started, would increase his annual salary to $255,000.  Right now Dohoney is paid $232,081.51.

The proposed ordinance would also include a one-time payment of $34,892.17.

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Local News
1:12 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Plans for Warren County racino approved

Warren County Commissioners have approved plans for developing a $175 million racino in Turtlecreek Township.  The facility will combine harness racing with up to 2,500 video lottery terminals.  It'll be located on State Route 63 at Union Road.  The current Lebanon Raceway will move to the new site. 

It's a joint venture of Churchill Downs and Delaware North Companies Gaming and Entertainment, which have formed a new company, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing, to develop and operate the racino. 

Business
12:34 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Regional economic outlook shows modest growth

The Greater Cincinnati region is slightly ahead of the nation according to the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky joint chambers' 2013 economic outlook released Tuesday.

Janet Harrah is Senior Director of NKU's Center for Economic Analysis and Development.

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Inside Pitch
8:57 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Hard road to re-election for Kasich?

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the first-term Republican, is almost dead even with a generic Democratic opponent, despite his rising job approval numbers according to a poll released earlier this month by Public Policy Polling.

Kasich is up for re-election in 2014.

The poll, conducted Nov. 3-4 among 1,000 Ohio likely voters, asked this question: "If there was an election for governor today, would you vote for Republican John Kasich or his Democratic opponent?"

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Neighborhood issues
4:00 am
Tue November 13, 2012

CityLink Center ready to open in West End

CityLink Center on Bank Street in the West End.
Credit Jay Hanselman

After years of planning, legal challenges and construction, the new CityLink Center officially opens Tuesday in the West End.  It will have a different mission than when it was first proposed nearly a decade ago.

The initial plans for CityLink called for a facility to help the homeless with health services, overnight shelter, food, temporary housing and child care.  

CityLink Executive Director Johnmark Oudersluys said that changed in the spring of 2010, when leaders decided instead to focus on the working poor.

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