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8:58 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

Michael Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about the new Cincinnati City Council and what might happen with the streetcar project.

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Cincinnati council
12:43 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Cranley, council sworn in; streetcar battle looms

New Cincinnati mayor John Cranley shortly after taking office.
Jay Hanselman

Sunday was a day of celebration and promises of cooperation, as the new mayor, Democrat John Cranley, and nine city council members were sworn into office in dual ceremonies at City Hall and the National Underground Freedom Center.

Monday, the celebrating will be over and the spirit of cooperation that hung over Sunday’s event will be put to the test; as the new council confronts its most contentious issue – Cranley’s desire to stop the $133 million streetcar project.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

Killing streetcar is a tougher chore for Cranley

It’s a truism in politics: Running for office is the relatively easy part; the governing part is where it gets a little tricky.

John Cranley, the Democrat and former councilman who is sworn into office as Cincinnati’s 69th mayor today, has been around long enough to know this.

He came out of the November 5 election with a big win – 16 percentage points over rival and fellow Democrat Roxanne Qualls.

And he came out like a ball of fire.

Scuttle the parking lease deal?

No problem.

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Cincinnati council
11:39 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Mayor-elect Cranley names committee chairs

Cincinnati  Mayor-elect John Cranley Friday released his list of city council committees and who will be the chairpersons of those committees.  The full Council could approve them Sunday. 

The new streetcar committee is scheduled to meet Monday at noon.  A press release said the group will "consider a proposal aimed at pausing streetcar spending and implementing a comprehensive, objective review of the project in order to determine the true cost of cancellation vs. continuation."

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Krohn Conservatory
9:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Annual tradition chugging along at Krohn

Thomas the Train chugs past the Tyler Davidson fountain.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The annual Holiday Floral Show is underway at Krohn Conservatory, complete with plenty of poinsettias, trains and miniature versions of local landmarks.

From Krohn:

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