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12:14 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Borrowing money for Smale park will likely mean no property tax decrease

A water feature at Smale Riverfront Park
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Council is expected to vote Wednesday to issue $8 million worth of bonds to finish another portion of Smale Riverfront Park.  That borrowing likely will mean city homeowners will not see a decrease in a portion of their city property taxes.

Issuing bonds is essentially the same thing as taking out a mortgage on a house.  You get a large lump sum of money up-front and then pay it back over a long period of time.  The city sets aside a portion of its property tax revenue to make these payments.  

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Ball park soon comes back to life
4:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

The empty and silent Great American Ball Park is about to come back to life

Michael E. Keating

In thinking about Great American Ball Park through the winter, photographer Michael E. Keating chose to make photographs in black-and-white, a classic look that conveys a mood.

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Rowing
3:49 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Clermont County lands Rowing Club Nationals

This is an aerial view from the 2010 Midwest Scholastic Championship regatta. The regatta in the picture is about the same size and scope of the one coming in 2015.
Clermont Crew

Harsha Lake in Clermont County's East Fork State Park will host the 2015 USRowing Club Nationals July 15 through the 19th.

The Club Nationals is one of the largest summer regattas nationwide, featuring five full days of racing and more than 1,500 crews from youth, collegiate, and adult teams nationwide. Here is video from the 2013 National Championships

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TriHealth
1:28 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

TriHealth & Select Medical building new hospital

Credit TriHealth

TriHealth plans to open a new hospital next year that will focus on spinal cord and brain injuries, neurological disorders and musculoskeletal conditions.

Spokesman Joe Kelley says the new rehabilitation facility will be in Keystone Parke along Interstate 71 and Dana Avenue. He says TriHealth already does rehab at Bethesda North and Good Samaritan and when the new hospital opens, those rehab facilities will move into the Evanston hospital.

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Howard's Chat
8:56 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Monday politics chat: Cincinnati's chances for the GOP convention and Kasich's plans

Howard Wilkinson
photo by Michael Keating

91.7 WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the chances of Cincinnati landing the 2016 Republican presidential nominating convention and Ohio Gov. John Kasich's possible presidential ambitions.

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