When out-of-towners stay in are hotels, Hamilton County benefits from the transit occupancy tax.
The tourist tax was used to build the Cincinnati and Sharonville convention centers. A large portion is still used to cover the debt service on those projects and the rest goes to the Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote tourism.
Monday, the County Administration laid out options to County Commissioners for pulling back some of those revenues and using them elsewhere.
A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Wall is making its first-ever stop in Cincinnati.
The traveling "Wall that Heals" memorial is 250 feet long and includes a mobile museum.
Donny Ladd of West Chester spent 24 years in the Air Force, including two years in Vietnam.
"It's good that it's traveling around for the people who can't go and see it," he says. "If they can go see the one in Washington DC, it's better but this is certainly very helpful. It's a very healing wall."
Get ready for another weekend of traffic delays on Southbound 471 in northern Kentucky. Starting Friday evening, work crews will once again be working on the final pavement surface as a major reconstruction project begins to come to an end.
Starting at 10 p.m. Friday south 471 from near Grand Avenue to the U.S. 27 intersection in Highland Heights will be reduced to a single lane until Monday at 6 a.m.
Entrance and exit ramps may also be shutdown as pavement is placed in front of the ramps.
An audit of the Hamilton County Sheriff's department is recommending three issues be addressed. They include: staffing, technology and training.
The report concludes department staff are highly disciplined and resilient but also static and resistant to change. It says the agency, under former Sheriff Simon Leis, became "frozen in time" which prevents it from adopting more modern procedures and practices.