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11:00 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

John Cranley, Speed Racer!

Light travels at the speed of 186,000 miles per second.

Cincinnati’s mayor-elect, John Cranley, has been pushing that speed limit in the 12 days since he won a landslide victory in a low-turnout election.

He has put together a seven-member majority of the new nine-member council to convince the Port Authority of Greater Cincinnati to back off issuing $85 million in bonds for the long-term lease of Cincinnati’s parking meters and five city garages – a deal that would have put that money into the city’s coffers as an upfront payment.

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Local News
4:40 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Museum Center levy approval depends on conditions being met

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Hamilton County's Tax Levy Review Committee (TLRC) is recommending the county commissioners place a five-year levy for the Cincinnati Museum Center in November 2014, but only if the museum center meets certain conditions.

The conditions laid out to the county commissioners are:

- that the Cincinnati Museum Center, the city of Cincinnati, and Hamilton County form a task force to "ascertain and approve the necessary plans and cost for renovation" and upkeep of Union Terminal, which houses the museum center;

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Local News
4:35 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Go underground to party

Cincinnati is hosting its first underground music festival, featuring Hip Hop and Electronic Dance Music Friday and Saturday.  The Ubahn Fest, underneath Second Street, features acts like this:

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Human services
1:58 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Cincinnati will likely provide needed funds for winter shelter

Cincinnati Council is asking city administrators to find $30,000 for the emergency winter shelter for this season.  

Various groups operate the program including the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition.  Executive Director Josh Spring addressed Council's Budget and Finance Committee Thursday.

“Last year 600 different people came through the winter shelter’s doors,” Spring said.

Spring said this year the groups are having trouble raising money for the program.

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Holiday Tree
7:42 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Holiday tree coming to Fountain Square tomorrow

Last year's tree
Provided, Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

The Macy’s Holiday Tree installation, delayed a week due to a snapped trunk in the original tree, is planned for this Saturday, November 16.   The new 55-foot Norway Spruce will adorn Fountain Square, on the corner of Fifth and Vine, through early January.

The tree is traveling about 220 miles from Rittman, Ohio and is set to arrive by 6 a.m. Initial tree installation will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and decoration is expected to be complete by Wednesday of the following week.

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