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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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Local News
8:12 am
Fri November 22, 2013

School Board Settles With Former Superintendent

Jay Brewer, the current superintendent, speaks to a crowd about the district's settlement with the former superintendent over stolen funds.
Emily Wendler WVXU

The Dayton Independent School district in Kentucky announced Thursday, former superintendent, Gary Rye, is responsible for paying back every penny he stole during his 15-year tenure.

Rye was initially accused of stealing about $224,000 in benefits from the district between 2007 and 2012, but investigations into his earlier years turned up much more.

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Kearney
4:21 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

FitzGerald-Kearney ticket now official

Democratic running mates Ed FitzGerald and Eric Kearney at Crowley's in Mt. Adams prepare to hit the campaign trail.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

State Senator Eric Kearney's life is about to get busier. The Cincinnati 9th district Democrat has been officially introduced as gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald's running mate.

Supporters packed Crowley's in Mt. Adams waiting for the announcement and hung newly printed signs.

Kearney introduced his family and said, "Thank you so much, and Ed, I cannot thank you enough. This is really a great honor for me. I'm very excited and very enthusiastic."

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Cincinnati Streetcar
4:07 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Keep or cancel streetcar? Difference is $8.5-22.5 million

Update 11/21/13 @ 5:20PM:  Cincinnati mayor-elect John Cranley is not being swayed by the city administration's cost estimates to cancel the streetcar project.

“It doesn’t cost $40 million to say stop,” Cranley said Thursday during a press conference.  “It doesn’t take a year to get out of this madness.  We’re going to immediately put a halt to this project.”

Cranley is still promising a Council vote the first week of December to temporarily stop the streetcar project.

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