Cincinnati has nearly seen the end of brownouts in fire stations, with the addition of 41 new fire recruits who graduated last week and a department overtime budget of $2.5 million, Mayor John Cranley said in a city hall press conference Monday.
The new recruits will reduce the number of brownouts of fire equipment from five per day to anywhere from two to zero per day.
But Cranley and Fire Chief Richard Braun said in a city hall press conference Monday that is not good enough.
A couple of seats in the Ohio legislature could make for interesting races. WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about one seat held by Democrats for decades where a formidable Republican could be running and another where the incumbent is facing charges and could be on trial during the election.
An archaeological study is underway in preparation for the construction of a new marina at Caesar Creek, said to be one of the largest of its kind in southwest Ohio, when completed at the start of the 2016 boating season.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has temporarily lowered the level of the lake by 10 feet for the study. This is the first step in getting the proper permits to set up a construction schedule.
Air cargo company DHL is adding temperature controlled air freight service between Brussels and Cincinnati. Specialized cargo planes will carry life sciences products including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, blood samples and vaccines.
Spokeswoman Jennifer Pakradooni says the six weekly flights are being added because of customer demand in Europe.
"Given the location in Cincinnati and its proximity for freight to be able to reach the various US cities on both coasts in within days of the freights arrival, Cincinnati is a good choice of locations," says Pakradooni.