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6:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

EPA fast tracking permits for Ohio business

The Ohio EPA, knowing GE9X engine testing needed quick approval for very complicated permits, worked with GE Aviation to get them.
GE Aviation

Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally, challenged by Governor John Kasich to outcompete neighboring states for jobs and capital, points to a plan his agency used with GE Aviation to fast track permits. What normally could take up to 18 months to approve took just five months. Because it was so successful, the system of using six people instead of two to process the permit may be modeled around the state and nation.

GE Aviation's urgency

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Kearney the latest to put Hamilton County on Ohio's political map

If old guard Republicans in Hamilton County were the type to use Internet slang, they might be typing “smh” when they see what is going on with their county and the Ohio Democratic Party these days.

“Scratching my head,’’ for those who don’t keep up with internet slang.

There was a time, a few decades ago, when the Ohio Democratic Party barely acknowledged the existence of Hamilton County; they turned their heads and pretended extreme southwest corner of the state didn’t exist because it was so thoroughly Republican.

Those days are gone.

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Recycling
2:48 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Final weekend for yard waste drop-off

This is the last weekend Hamilton County residents may drop-off  yard trimmings for free recycling by the Recycling and Solid Waste District.

Here's what you need to know:

East: Bzak Landscaping – 3295 Turpin Lane (off Rt. 32), Anderson Township MAP

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City parks
12:03 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

2013 Balluminaria being cancelled because of high winds

Balluminaria at Eden Park in Cincinnati
Park Board Website/photo by Jim Barrett

The Cincinnati Park Board has decided to cancel Saturday’s Balluminaria at Eden Park because of the forecast for high winds.  

Officials said in a release balloons like calmer wind speeds, in the single digits, especially for inflating in smaller areas such as Mirror Lake.  Wind speeds Saturday are predicted to be 20 plus miles per hour.  

The park board said it doesn't want to risk the safety of the balloonists, staff or guests.  

The event will not be rescheduled.

Local News
10:21 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Automatic recount warranted in council race, but it is up to Quinlivan

Laure Quinlivan
Sarah Ramsey

An automatic recount is warranted in the race for the ninth and final Cincinnati City Council seat between Republican Amy Murray and Democrat Laure Quinlivan, but it is up to Quinlivan whether the recount will go forward.

In the official count by the Hamilton County Board of Elections done this week, Murray led Quinlivan by 859 votes – within the one-half percent difference that triggers an automatic recount.

But Sally Krisel, the deputy director of the board of elections, said Quinlivan could ask the board not to do the recount.

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