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Transportation
2:57 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Hamilton County cracking down on commerical vehicle violations

Hamilton County is dedicating a full-time Sheriff's deputy to catching semis and others breaking commercial vehicle laws.

The Sheriff and county engineer have been working together on this issue but now Engineer Ted Hubbard says the departments are formalizing the arrangement.

"We have to be able to make sure that the vehicles that travel over the roadway system are the proper weight and the proper size," says Hubbard. "If they're not it can cause undue damage to the infrastructure system."

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Highway construction
3:38 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

MLK interchange at 71 remains on fast track

Holly Yurchison WVXU News

State officials are expected to award a contract to build the new interchange on I-71 at Martin Luther King Drive in April, and construction could begin in July.  

Ohio Department of Transportation officials updated a city council committee Tuesday on the $118 million project.  Assistant Project Manager John Otis said when the work begins contractors will not have a complete set of plans.

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Local News
1:39 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Cincinnati's budget director leaving for new job

Lea Eriksen
City of Cincinnati

Lea Eriksen, the city of Cincinnati's budget director, is leaving Cincinnati City Hall for a similar position in Long Beach, California.

Eriksen, who has 16 years in the city administration, has resigned effective Feb. 16, although her last day in office will be on Jan. 24, according to Interim City Manager Scott Stiles.

She has accepted the position of Budget and Performance Evaluation Manager in Long Beach.

Local News
7:24 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Veteran members will lead Cincinnati school board

The Cincinnati Board of Education
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The Cincinnati Board of Education has chosen two of its veteran members to head the school board in 2014.

Eve Bolton, who's served on the board since 2008, is the new president. She has held that post in 2008, 2011, and 2012. Bolton's a retired social sciences teacher in the Wyoming City School system.

A. Christopher Nelms, who's also served on the board since 2008, will be vice president. He is a prevention educator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical center.

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Cincinnati budget
4:08 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Cincinnati property tax revenues to stay steady in 2015

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati residents should soon be receiving their property tax bills, and already city council is working to set the rate for 2015.  

The city still wants to collect about $29 million in revenue from property taxes for operating expenses, and so the actual tax rate will decrease slightly from this year.  

Vice Mayor David Mann tried to increase operating revenue by a half-million dollars, but his plan was rejected.  He said it is about what resident expect.

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