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Peace Officers Memorial Day
1:19 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

National Police Week in Cincinnati

In honor of officers killed in the line of duty.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Law enforcement officers from around Greater Cincinnati held their traditional observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day, part of National Police Week.  Here are photos from the ceremony held at the Cincinnati Police Memorial in front of District One Headquarters.

Mobile Food Trucks
11:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Mobile food vending comes to Washington Park

Mobile food trucks started serving in Washington Park today.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Twelve mobile food vendors lined the street along Washington Park Friday as Cincinnati dedicated its newest mobile food vending zone.

Council Member Laure Quinlivan created the program in 2010.  Last year, it was expanded to Fountain Square and the Purple People Bridge.  This year, it's being expanded to Washington Park and Over-the-Rhine.

The OTR vending spot is on 12th Street, near Clay, and is open to food trucks from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.  The Washington park zone is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Retirement living
9:58 am
Fri May 17, 2013

China moves into the retirement business with Greater Cincinnati advice

Carol Silver Elliott (right) will be the only American to speak at a retirement industry conference in Shanghai, China this week.
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The CEO of Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, Carol Silver Elliott, is the only U.S. representative at the China Aging Industry Summit Forum this week in Shanghai.


The Deerfield Township woman was invited to give an overview of aging services in the U.S, in part because she serves on two national boards.


She'll talk about:

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Cincinnati budget
12:03 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Council listens to concerns during first budget hearing

First of three public hearings on Cincinnati budget at Duke Energy Center
Jay Hanselman

Don’t cut parks and public safety. Those were the dominate themes last night during the first of three public hearings on Cincinnati next budget, which City Council must approve by June 1st.


About 50 speakers offered testimony to Council’s Budget and Finance Committee in a session at the Duke Energy Convention Center that lasted about three hours.


A dozen speakers spoke against cuts to the parks department including resident Polk Laffoon.

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Cincinnati budget
3:49 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Qualls/Seelbach plan to further reduce public safety layoffs

Cincinnati City Council chamber
Michael Keating

Two Cincinnati Council Members are supporting a plan to eliminate all the proposed firefighter layoffs while reducing police officer layoffs to 25.  

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Council Member Chris Seelbach announced the proposal Thursday.

“We will continue to look for additional savings that could reduce layoffs even further,” Qualls said in a press release.  “We must preserve essential services that keep all of our neighborhoods safe and clean.”

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