Cincinnati budget
8:44 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Cincy budget likely to be adopted Wednesday

Final hearing on Cincinnati city budget Tuesday night in Westwood.
Credit Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council is expected to approve the city's operating budget Wednesday for the fiscal year which starts July 1st.  

The Budget and Finance Committee held a final public hearing on the spending plan Tuesday night.  25 people offered their comments at Midway Elementary School in Westwood.  

The majority of them spoke in favor of city funding to improve neighborhood business districts.

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Public Art Map
2:26 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

DCI launches public art map

Mr. Tarbell Tips His Hat, ArtWorks mural by Tim Parsley at 1109 Vine St.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated has created an online database of public art that features the city's fountains, monuments, murals and architecture.  It's all the things that DCI says make the streets of downtown an outdoor gallery on view 24/7.

The website also includes itineraries for five walking tours with a focus on specific artworks, shops and eateries along each route:

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Public Health
1:38 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

University of Cincinnati targeting sources of chronic pain

The University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan are joining with Eli Lilly to research ways to treat and reduce chronic pain.

The newly created Midwest Pain Consortium aims to find what causes certain kinds of pain, like fibromyalgia, and seek out new drug and non-pharmaceutical treatments.

According to the Institute of Medicine, chronic pain affects 100 million Americans.

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Local News
12:04 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Recount makes it official: Colerain police levy passes, barely

A recount of the Colerain Township police levy on the May 6 ballot has shown the issue passed by only 9 votes.

The official count had the levy passing by 11 votes out of a little over 6,700 ballots cast. Hamilton County election officials completed the recount Monday. The board of elections certified the results this morning.

Colerain Township officials say the additional levy was needed to hire new police officers and equipment. The township ended its contract with the Hamilton County sheriff's department last year. The levy will generate $2 million a year.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
4:40 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Air Force Museum breaking ground on new wing

Artist rendering of museum expansion.
Credit National Museum of the United States Air Force

Construction will begin this summer on a new wing at the National Museum of the United States Air Force  near Dayton.

The official groundbreaking is Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson says the new facility will improve the visitor experience.

"It gives us the capability to tell that story of our Air Force and to inspire our kids in ways that we can't do right now," says Hudson.

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