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4:58 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Special Coverage from Newtown, CT

WVXU will bring you special coverage at 8:00 tonight of a vigil from Newtown, CT where President Obama will speak to friends and family of the victims of Friday's shootings.  You can hear  back to back episodes of Alec Baldwin's WNYC interview program Here's the Thing at 9:00 and 10:00.

Local News
11:00 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

Four-year terms come to Cincinnnati in 2013

In 2013, the Cincinnati mayor’s race is likely to suck most of the air out of the room, as it has since the city adopted direct election of the mayor in 2001.


But it is not the only important race in Cincinnati next year.


There is this little thing called a city council election; and it will be vastly different this year than any other since the city charter was created in the 1920s.


As of now, Cincinnati voters will be electing nine council members for four-year terms, instead of the two-year terms we have had since 1927.

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Local News
3:31 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Dillingham running for Cincinnati City Council

Michelle Dillingham, a former aide to the late city councilman David Crowley, announced Friday she will be a candidate for Cincinnati City Council in 2013.

Dillingham, who is from Kennedy Heights, will seek the Democratic Party's endorsement in the council race.

She is currently working for a regional labor-management fund "to tackle industry issues of mutual interest" to business and labor, "such as transportation funding, family-supporting wages and workforce development," according to her campaign website, www.michelledillingham.com.

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WVXU
3:31 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Governor hits the road with Ohio transportation plan

Road projects around the state are expected to get a boost from the new transportation plan.

Hamilton County Commissioners and other local leaders are throwing their support behind Governor Kasich's plan to use the Ohio Turnpike to generate funding for road projects. 

Kasich talked about the proposal during a press conference in Cincinnati Friday, the second day of his state tour promoting it.  He said it would generate about $3 billion without leasing the Turnpike or laying off Turnpike employees. 

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CIncinnati budget
9:59 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Cincinnati Council approves budget; property taxes increase in 2014

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

The full Cincinnati Council has formally approved the 2013 city budget.

Most of the votes were 6-3…with Qualls, Young, Quinlivan, Seelbach, Simpson and Thomas voting yes and Sittenfeld, Smitherman and Winburn voting no.

Council didn’t vote Friday to approve leasing the operation of some city parking facilities to a private company.

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