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6:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Cincinnati's solar plan re-energized in 2014

Beekman Street Garage and the Business Development and Permit Center now have solar panels.
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Plans for more solar on city building rooftops in Cincinnati are looking up this year.

Director of the Office of Environment and Sustainability Larry Falkin says the city laid low in 2013 because the value of renewable energy credits was down and some state programs expired. "We think we're back in a situation where the economics work now and we have projects that we're working on and we hope to be able to announce them in the near future."

Falkin says the announcement could come in the next two to three months.

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flood protection
4:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Lunken flood levee was not a "quiet" decision

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A newspaper report last weekend suggested Cincinnati officials allowed the federal government to quietly decertify a flood levee protecting Lunken Airport and nearby homes and businesses without telling city council or the affected property owners.

But testimony from city officials and documents suggest the process was anything but quiet.  Council's Budget and Finance Committee heard about the Lunken flood levee during a meeting last Tuesday.  

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Kasich's State of the State speech: A campaign preview?

Monday night at the Medina Performing Arts Center, in front of the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Gov. John Kasich will deliver his fourth State of the State address.

He is sincerely hoping it won’t be his last.

Unlike his previous State of the State messages, which Kasich has taken out of the Statehouse in Columbus and turned them into a traveling road show, this one will be in his re-election year.

This will be the year when the Republican governor, will be running for re-election to a second term.

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CVG
4:25 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Three CVG board members resign

Credit Michael Keating / WVXU

Three members of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) board have resigned.

Jim Huff, chairman of the Kenton County Airport Board, Larry Savage, vice chairman of the board, and airport board member Mark Arnzen submitted letters of resignation Friday to Kenton County Judge-Executive Steve Arlinghaus, effective immediately.

Bill Robinson, Kathy Collins and Chad Summe will replace each of them respectively.

In a statement, Arlinghaus says:

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Local News
4:01 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Board of Elections will move to Mt. Airy after 2016 election

The Hamilton County Board of Elections will move to a new site in Mt. Airy after the 2016 election, thanks to a tie-breaking vote cast Friday by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

On January 27, the Hamilton County Board of Elections split along party lines on whether to move to the former Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital site, recently acquired for free from Catholic Health Partners.

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