12:34 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

You may not know Ed FitzGerald now, but you will

If you are a voter in southwest Ohio, chances are you are more likely to know about the SS Edmund Fitzgerald than Edward FitzGerald of Lakewood, Ohio.

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the freighter ship that sank to the bottom of Lake Superior in a storm in 1975, with all 29 crew members lost; and inspired probably the best-known song by folk singer Gordon Lightfoot.

Read more
St. Patrick's Day Parade
3:12 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Several council members withdraw from St. Patrick's Day Parade protesting exclusion of LGBT group


Several council members are refusing to march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade this weekend because a gay rights group was not allowed to participate.

Josh Wagoner with The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) says the group was notified Thursday that it was prohibited from marching in the parade.

Read more
St. Patrick's Day
2:37 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Day celebration expands this year

If you're planning to partake in Cincinnati's celebration of St. Patrick's Day, you'll get an extra day to do so.

Fountain Square will host the official celebration Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and then it'll continue at Washington Park Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  There will be traditional Irish fare, dancing and live entertainment at both venues.  

Read more
Cincinnati Zoo
2:11 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Updated Zoo reptile house reopens Saturday

The view from the Gabbon Viper cage gazing out on the restored Reptile House at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The oldest building at any zoo nationwide is ready to debut its updated look. The Cincinnati Zoo's 138-year-old Reptile House reopens tomorrow after undergoing renovation.

Director Thane Maynard says workers found and restored a previously unknown wood and glass oculus window in the dome ceiling.

Read more
City parking
1:34 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Fate of Cincinnati parking lease now up to judge

Cincinnati attorney Terry Nestor (L) speaking with plaintiff attorney Curt Hartman before court hearing.
Sarah Ramsey

A Hamilton County Judge could decide next week whether Cincinnati residents will have a chance to vote on the city's plan to lease most of its parking facilities to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.  

Read more