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Neighborhood development
3:27 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Casino revenue could aid Cincinnati neighborhoods

Cincinnati's Economic Development Director is asking Council to use some the expected casino tax revenues to fund business growth in city neighborhoods. 

Odis Jones made a presentation Tuesday to a joint meeting of the Budget and Finance and Strategic Growth Committees. 

Jones is seeking $4 million for what's called a “Focus 52” Bond Pool.

“To provide capital via loans or via direct investment into projects within the neighborhoods that continue to spur investment and job creation,” Jones said.

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Electric bus
1:33 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Metro takes a look at this quick charging electric bus

The Proterra EcoRide electric bus makes a stop in downtown Cincinnati

Metro is getting a first hand look at what manufacturers say is the fastest charging electric bus. Founder of Proterra Dale Hill says it can fully charge in about 10 minutes enabling the bus to go 40 miles. 


"People are much more aware of transit today. They want quiet. They want clean. They want comfort."

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blighted properties out, redevelopment in
1:09 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Tearing down blight, building up communities

A statewide plan to revive struggling communities is kicking off in Cincinnati. "Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program" uses national mortgage settlement funds to tear down blighted properties.

The first houses are coming down in East Price Hill.

Ken Smith with the community development organization Price Hill Will is excited about the redevelopment opportunities and other possible land uses.

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West Nile Virus death
12:47 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

West Nile claims third Ohio victim

A third Ohioan has died from complications of West Nile Virus.

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Police taser
9:37 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Updated Taser policy for Cincinnati Police

Credit Taser International website


The Cincinnati Police Department’s use of force policy is being updated, specifically the sections dealing with Taser use.


City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. outlined the changes Monday in a memo to Mayor Mark Mallory and Council Members.


The city’s Law Department worked with the Police Department on the changes.

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