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Not in my backyard
4:00 am
Tue October 15, 2013

NIMBY fights raise issues, often to community advantage

Construction of Mercy Health West Hospital nears completion as the November opening approaches. The hospital will “create a new rhythm of life” on North Bend Road in Green Township, according to development and planning director Adam Goetzman.
Marjorie Fox

Mercy Health West Hospital will open this fall in Green Township.  When plans for the hospital were announced, some residents voiced their opposition. It was a classic NIMBY fight.

In Greater Cincinnati and in every other community, there is a history of neighbors questioning or opposing projects they might support in general, but “not in my backyard”.  Often the concerns raised by neighbors lead to compromises that can be advantageous for all concerned.

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Shopping
5:17 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Macy's to open on Thanksgiving

Black Friday 2012 at the Anderson Township Macy's.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

In a news release, announcing its Black Friday deals, Macy's, based in Cincinnati and New York, says it will open most of its stores Thanksgiving evening.

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Cincinnati Police
3:20 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Groundbreaking for District 3 Police Headquarters

School students unveil an artist rendering of the new Cincinnati Police District 3 headquarters.
Jay Hanselman

Update:  Construction crews will soon begin work on a new police headquarters for Cincinnati's District Three.  Officials and residents gathered Monday for a ground breaking at the location on Ferguson Road near Glenway.  It will replace the current facility that was built in 1908.   New police chief Jeffrey Blackwell said it will be good for the department.  The $15 million project is expected to be completed in the spring 2015. 

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Local News
1:10 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

New absentee ballots going out to thousands

Approximately 3,000 Cincinnati voters who have already been mailed absentee ballots will be getting a second one in the mail soon, thanks to an Ohio Supreme Court decision last week.

They'll also be getting a letter from the Hamilton County Board of Elections asking them to re-vote their new absentee ballots and return them to the board.

It's all because the Ohio Supreme Court ordered the board to restore sections of Issue 4, the charter amendment that would change the city of Cincinnati's pension system. The pro-Issue 4 committee had gone to court to force the change.

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Politics
8:40 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's Monday Chat

Michael Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about the low number of early voters for the upcoming November 5th election and What bypassing the legislature on Medicaid expansion will mean to Governor Kasich.

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