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Miami University
5:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Miami U and Cincy to host 2016 NCAA hockey tourney

Credit Miami University Athletics

Cincinnati and Miami University will host the 2016 NCAA Division One Men's Ice Hockey MidWest Regional. The 2014 MidWest Regional is also being held in Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber expects the two-day tournament will generate more than 850 hotel room nights.

Games will be played at US Bank Arena.

In a release, the Chamber says,

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Brent Spence Bridge
4:49 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Number crunchers to release bridge financing plan

Governor Steve Beshear, speaking at a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, told business leaders not to panic or be up in arms when a bridge financing report comes out later this month.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, speaking at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, called on the business community to step up and work with the legislature to make the new Brent Spence bridge project happen. "You know, we've got a lot of things that need to be flexible that we need to pull together and work together on."

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:51 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Sewer rates to increase 6 percent

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

Like water rates, sewer rates in Hamilton County are increasing.

County Commissioners approved the Metropolitan Sewer District's 2014 budget, which includes a six percent rate hike. MSD is undergoing a massive multi-billion dollar system overhaul required by a federal consent decree.

MSD had asked for a $226.7 million operating budget but the county's new utility oversight director, Dave Meyer, says the sewer district can get by with $210.7 million. Commissioners chose to follow Meyer's recommendation.

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City manager
4:00 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Concern about compensation package for interim city manager

*Update 12/11/13 4:30 p.m*

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Eric Kearney
3:46 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Kearney steps aside as FitzGerald's running mate

File photo taken November 21 when Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed FitzGerald announced Sen. Eric Kearney would be his running mate.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Less than a week after vowing to stay in the race, Ohio Senator Eric Kearney said in an emailed statement to reporters Tuesday he will remove himself as the running mate for Democratic gubernatorial candidateĀ  Ed FitzGerald. Here's the email:

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