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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black has notified streetcar project executive John Deatrick that his job with the city will end later this year.

Black wrote a letter to Deatrick on October 4 with the decision.  It comes less than a month after the streetcar began passenger service on September 9.

The full Cincinnati Council failed Wednesday to approve a resolution asking people to recognize Monday's federal holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.  

Four council members voted in favor of the proposal, but five abstained.  The council rules say five votes, or a majority, are needed for passage.  

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says the state of the city "is strong and growing stronger."

Cranley delivered his "State of the City Address" Tuesday night to a crowd of 500 people at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley.

A planned Lumenocity-style light and art festival will span 20 city blocks and four days next October. Organizers say BLINK Cincinnati could attract half a million visitors to Cincinnati from Oct. 12-15, 2017.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black is putting pressure on the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) to eliminate long waits at streetcar stations, but SORTA officials say that will cost money.

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is making final preparations to deliver his "State of the City" address Tuesday evening at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley.  

This is Cranley's third speech. He said this year's theme will be values.

Emily Wendler / WVXU

There have been six fires this year at Rumpke's recycling plant or on recycling trucks that have been traced to lithium ion batteries.

The full Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on a resolution asking people to recognize Monday's federal holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.  

Supporters say the policy would better reflect the experiences of American Indian people and uplift the country's indigenous roots.  

Holly Yurchison / WVXU

Cincinnati's Findlay Market is one of the American Planning Association's (APA) 15 Great Places in America for 2016. The organization annually puts out a list of its 15 great neighborhoods, streets and public spaces at the start of National Community Planning Month.

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about whether or not Hillary Clinton can win the White House without winning the key battleground state of Ohio. She is trailing in the polls by a small margin in the Buckeye State. Also, Wilkinson talked about potential cyber-security threats to the voting system. 

Art teacher Doug Davis always knew Wilmington residents had grit, especially after they rebounded from devastating job losses in 2009 when DHL pulled out of the city's Air Park.

He's now putting it into pictures based on a global art project called Inside Out. It features huge posters of residents on the side of buildings.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cameras are now a necessity in buses, commuter trains, streetcars and subways as demonstrated by the New Jersey commuter train accident. Managing companies are not only recording video, but keeping it longer and installing the equivalent of an airline black box.

The company that operates The Cincinnati Bell Connector, Transdev, says it has installed SmartDrive cameras.

The Russians may be good at computer hacking, but they are not good enough to hack into Ohio's voting system, mainly because it is not connected to the internet.

And, as local election officials and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted say, there are paper records of every vote cast, to be used as a back-up.


Embroiled in controversy, the Cincinnati VA Medical Center has named a new director. Vivian Hutson will oversee an annual budget of $373 million and a staff of 2,1oo.

Conrad Thiede / Cincinnati Public Radio

A large-scale projection light show is being planned for next year. Lumenocity ended its popular light-mapping program with a fourth and final production this year.