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Hamilton County Commission
3:44 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Hamilton County monitoring potential impact of shutdown

Hamilton County's administrator says he's keeping an eye on how the federal shutdown may affect county programs. Sigman was asked about the the issue during Wednesday's county commission meeting by Commissioner Todd Portune.

Christian Sigman says agencies did a good job of communicating what would happen with grant funding for programs like food assistance.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
1:13 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Steve Stevens resigning as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

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After nearly 20 years with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, President Steve Stevens says he's leaving his job.

Stevens started at the chamber in 1994 to manage government affairs and serve as the Chamber's lobbyist in Frankfort.  He's been president for the past seven years. 

In a release, Stevens says the job's been rewarding to him, but says now is the time to pursue other professional endeavors.  He has not yet set a his departure date. 

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Home foreclosures
3:55 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Get foreclosure help during phone-a-thon

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Certified homeownership counselors will spend Wednesday answering phones and doling out help. Several agencies are coming together for a foreclosure prevention phone-a-thon.

Debbie Somerville is with Save the Dream Ohio, one of the agencies staffing the phone bank.

"Ohio is back up as one of the top five (states) in foreclosures in the nation," she says. "To put that in context, that's about one in 500 homes."

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Local News
3:39 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Port Authority releases details of parking lease

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority has released details of its “substantially completed” agreements with two private companies to operate Cincinnati’s parking meters, five downtown garages, and three surface parking lots.

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Economic development
1:54 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Cincinnati Council to vote on Pure Romance deal

Cincinnati is offering Pure Romance more than $850,000 in tax credits to move its company headquarters from Loveland to Downtown.  

City Council will vote on the deal Wednesday.

In return the city will get nearly $3.4 million in payroll taxes during the 10 year deal.  Pure Romance will bring 88 jobs to the old Delta building at the corner of Plum and Seventh Streets.  That number will likely increase to 126 employees in about three years.

Interim Economic Development Director Jeff McElravy presented the details Tuesday to a Council committee.

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