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8:35 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Cranley: Dohoney out as city manager

City Manager Milton Dohoney, Mayor Mark Mallory
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Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. will leave his job by Dec. 1, Mayor-elect John Cranley announced Wednesday night.

Cranley told reporters at a Wednesday night press conference he had met with Dohoney and that the decision for Dohoney, who was hired by out-going Mayor Mark Mallory in 2006, to leave was a mutual one.

"We just felt it was better to move in different directions,'' Cranley said at a downtown press conference.

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Transportation
4:07 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Deal nearly set to fund MLK/71 interchange project

 UPDATE:  The OKI board unanimously approved the funding plan at its meeting Thursday morning.

The OKI Regional Council of Governments board will vote Thursday on a first-of-its kind financing plan to rebuild the Interstate 71/Martin Luther King interchange.

OKI Director Mark Policinski says the plan calls for a loan from the state infrastructure bank.

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Transportation
11:56 am
Wed November 13, 2013

KY auditor to review CVG board

Credit Michael Keating / WVXU

Kentucky's auditor says he'll take a close look at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Board after media reports raised concerns about travel and spending. 

Auditor Adam Edelen says, "We are going to be reviewing every expenditure made by the airport board. We're going to get to the nub of the issue, which is 'Is the questionable spending on things like travel a consistent theme through every expenditure stream at the airport?' I don't have an answer for that but I will."

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Saks
11:07 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Saks Fifth Ave. will move to Kenwood

A rendering of the Kenwood Collection, to now include Saks.
Phillips Edison

Update:  Cincinnati officials react:

Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld tweeted "Yes, it would have been nice to keep @Saks in the City, but I remain very bullish about Downtown. Our momentum will continue to snowball"

DCI President David Ginsberg says, while sad to lose Saks to Kenwood, the Race Street Corridor is undergoing a lot of change and he sees more development coming downtown.

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Baby names
9:36 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Liam and Emma top Northern Kentucky baby names

Liam and Emma were the most popular names for babies in Northern Kentucky last year.  Emma also was the top girl name for Cincinnati babies last year.  The Northern Kentucky Health Department released the name list for babies born in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties.  The list does not include babies who live in Northern Kentucky but were born in Ohio.  Here's the full list:

The top 10 names for boys were:

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