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Cincinnati streetcar
9:09 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Streetcar supporters will remain active to keep project going

T-Shirt supporting Cincinnati streetcar project at public forum held in downtown Cincinnati Thursday evening.
Jay Hanselman

Supporters of the Cincinnati streetcar are asking people to contact mayor-elect John Cranley and council members-elect to keep the project alive.  Cranley campaigned against it and vowed to stop it if elected.  

Streetcar supporters held a public forum Thursday night at the Mercantile Library in downtown.  An overflow crowd watched the session on the video board at Fountain Square.

Supporters said the project is important for three reasons: reputation, community and the future.  

Ryan Messer is one of the grassroots organizers trying to save the streetcar.

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Cincinnati council
4:59 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Cincy Council approves manager severance package

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney with Mayor Mark Mallory.
Staff

Cincinnati Council has officially accepted a plan that will let City Manager Milton Dohoney resign on December 1st and still receive a severance package.  

Mayor-elect John Cranley announced Wednesday night Dohoney would be leaving after conversations between the two of them.  

City Solicitor John Curp explained the item Council was being asked to approve.

“Provide for the manager to receive his separation pay subject to a resignation,” Curp said.  “It also appropriates money to the appropriate accounts to pay those benefits that he’s entitled too.”

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heroin
3:47 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

NKY's plan to stabilize & reverse heroin epidemic

The report says "The impact of the heroin epidemic on NKY is unprecedented."
Northern Kentucky Drug Task Force

The task force studying Northern Kentucky's increasing heroin problem recommends a combination of increased police presence, legislation and prevention, treatment and recovery. The four-year plan to stabilize and reverse the epidemic, called Northern Kentucky's Collective Response to the Heroin Epidemic, is expected to cost $4 million.

The problem:

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Politics
8:54 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Howard Wilkinson discusses Mayor Elect Cranley's decision to hire a new city manager

Michael Keating

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about a number of actions Cincinnati Mayor Elect John Cranley has taken this week including firing City Manager Milton Dohoney.

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Recycle
12:01 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Your Rumpke recyclables are in for a wild ride

Rumpke employees bulldozing recyclables onto conveyor belts.
Emily Wendler WVXU

Rumpke realizes your (recycled) trash could be another company's treasure. Armed with a brand new $32 million, 100,000 square foot sorting center in St. Bernard, Rumpke is taking tons of recyclables off the street and marketing the material to paper mills and businesses that buy plastic and other goods.

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