The cold weather is on its way out and spring is on its way in. For many Hamilton County residents, that means yard work.
The Hamilton County Recyling and Solid Waste District is ready and will open the free yard trimmings drop-off sites on Saturday, March 29.
The free yard trimming drop-off sites are for residential use only. Residents who use these drop off sites must provide proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill.
The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals says the City of Cincinnati does not have to pay property taxes on city-owned golf courses.
The ruling comes after the city appealed a decision by the Ohio Tax Commissioner who had said otherwise.
The tax commissioner had said the golf courses were subject to tax because they are operated by a private, for-profit company. The city says the Tax Appeals Board's ruling will save the city $450,000.
The Tax Commissioner can appeal to the state Supreme Court.
A survey of Tristate students finds the majority are not using or abusing drugs and other substances.
The 2014 Student Drug-Use Survey finds:
The study is conducted every two years by the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati (CDFGC). More than 56,000 7th-12th grade students from 107 schools took the survey this past fall.
Two large music festivals are attracting some big name bands to Cincinnati this summer.
The newly created Buckle Up Music Festival released its line-up Tuesday. Headliners include: Alabama, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, and The Band Perry.
The Cincinnati Zoo's female giraffe, Tessa, is pregnant and due in the next few weeks.
In a release, the zoo says this will be Tessa's third calf. Her last, Lulu, was born in October, 2012. Lulu will be moving to the Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio later this spring.
The Zoo says Tessa and father Kimba are both doing well and can be seen at the zoo. Zoo volunteers have been watching the giraffe for signs of labor.