Some Hamilton County employees could see a big change coming to their health insurance. Commissioner Chris Monzel wants to make the county's Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) mandatory for all eligible, non-union employees.
Cincinnati Public School teachers will be seeing a new system for evaluating their job performance. The board of education has adopted new state requirements that are based half on teacher performance. Superintendent Mary Ronan says the other half is based on several measures of student growth.
Greater Cincinnati's development arm is zeroing in on a piece of Bond Hill history to rejuvenate the area.
Walking in what was Swifton Commons, now Jordan Crossing, you can see it's in need of a lot of attention. The concrete sidewalks are cracked. The shrubbery is overgrown. The paint on the benches is peeling off and only about a dozen stores remain open. But this property could breathe new life into Bond Hill.
The 37th annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati begins this weekend. The event billed as the 2nd largest Oktoberfest in the world, only behind the original in Munich, Germany is expected to draw a half million people.
Spokesman Chris Kemper says this year for the first time there will be a live Glockenspiel or clock tower at the East end of the event, with celebrities and dancers coming out every hour to ring the bell and mark each hour of the event.