Local News
10:13 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Hamilton, Butler counties prepare for levy recounts

Election officials in Butler and Hamilton counties are preparing for recounts on two levies that were on the May 6 primary ballot and passed by small margins.

In Butler County, a $65 million bond issue and levy for Middletown Schools passed by 22 votes out of nearly 5,900 cast in the official vote count completed last week.

Since the difference fell within one half of one percent, an automatic recount is required. Butler County Elections Director Lynn Kinkaid said the recount will take place Friday morning.

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6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Why Dayton's economy is rebounding

Mound Business Park is in the midst of marketing itself to prospective companies.
Mound Business Park

The Dayton Development Coalition has been busy lining up businesses to move into a region that in less than a decade was hit hard by the loss of NCR, GM and DHL.

Just this month there have been three major announcements:

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Memorial Day
4:25 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

A color guard raises posts the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony in Eden Park
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10 marks each Memorial Day with a ceremony at their monument in Cincinnati's Eden Park.

This year's speaker was David Foster, First Sergeant, United States Marine Corps (Ret.). Foster enlisted in July 1980 and served multiple tours of duty including Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003; Operation New Horizon/Nicaragua 1999; and Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun May 25, 2014

GOP convention here? Well, there's just no place to put it

In the end, Cincy2016, the group trying to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Cincinnati, had just about everything they needed to host such a massive event.

Everything except an arena capable of holding the convention.

Hotel space? Check. Transportation for delegates and guests? Check. Plenty of amenities such as bars and restaurants within walking distance of downtown hotels? Check.

But the 40-year-old U.S. Bank Arena – plenty big enough for a minor league hockey team, circuses, ice shows and hard rock concerts – just couldn’t cut the mustard.

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Columbia Savings Bank
6:21 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

State regulators shut down Cincinnati bank

Ohio banking regulators  shut down Columbia Savings Bank in Clifton Friday.  Here's the statement from the Ohio Department of Commerce:

Columbia Savings Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio was closed today by the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver.

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 1165.18, the Superintendent of the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions may take possession of a savings bank if it is in an unsafe or unsound condition to continue the business of banking.

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