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A committee is beginning the process to clean-up and update the rules that govern Cincinnati City Council meetings.  The city solicitor's office and the council clerk are proposing several changes, and council members may have their own ideas.  

City of Dayton / www.cityofdayton.org

Dayton is rebuilding its website and wants your help.

The city wants feedback on how to improve the site, DaytonOhio.gov. It's collecting responses using an online survey. The 20 question survey asks for opinions about different aspects of the site and overall experience.

The full Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday to let a residential parking permit program move forward in parts of Over-the-Rhine.  The Neighborhoods Committee approved the proposal Monday.

Transportation and Engineering Director Michael Moore described how it will be implemented.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

In opening statements at former state legislator Peter Beck's criminal trial Monday prosecutors said he lied to investors in a technology company to bilk them out of millions of dollars.

But the defense says Beck is taking the blame for the misdeeds of others.

Beck faces more than 60 felony counts of fraud, theft, and money laundering for an alleged scheme involved the now-defunct Christopher Technologies or C-Tech.

The former CEO of C-Tech, John Fussner, has taken a plea deal and will testify against Beck.

Provided / Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency

The TriState started using smog alerts in 1995 to warn people about high pollution days.  But, those smog alerts are no more.  As of April 1, the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency will issue air quality advisories. Spokesperson Megan Hummel says times have changed. 

“The dark plume, and the smoke coming out of the smokestacks, you don’t really see that anymore.  And the reason for that is because all the restrictions on industry.  Industry is running much cleaner than they ever have before,” she says. 

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