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12:15 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

No lay-offs in Cranley's proposed "structurally balanced" budget

Mayor John Cranley presenting his budget proposal during a press conference at District One police headquarters.
Credit Jay Hanselman

Mayor John Cranley presented a new budget Wednesday morning which closes a $22 million budget hole without lay-offs of city employees.

Cranley, in a press conference at police headquarters, said the $358 million general fund budget, if passed by city council, would be the first structurally balanced city budget in more than a decade.

“No gimmicks, no on-time revenue streams,’’ Cranley said, surrounded by several city council members and representatives of the police and fire departments and city employee union officials.

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Liquid Assets
6:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Cincinnati to help lead national water discussion

Ann Thompson WVXU

The Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District, Tony Parrot, will participate in a national discussion on U.S. water infrastructure Wednesday in Washington D.C.

Parrot joins the U.S. EPA's Nancy Stoner, Veolia Water North America and Mark Strauss with American Waterin the Value of Water Coalition's national panel discussion to help other communities deal with crumbling water and wastewater infrastructure.

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Kittyhawk Pharmacy investigation
3:27 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Air Force concludes Wright-Patt pharmacy review

Air Force officials have finished their investigation of prescription medication errors that happened at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center in April.  They say the risk to patients was very small, and a review by medical experts found no instances of patients actually taking the wrong medicines or being harmed. 

The review found most of the prescriptions from the Kittyhawk Pharmacy were accurately filled. However, in eight instances Tylenol was mixed into refills for Robaxin, a muscle relaxant. 

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Cincinnati Streetcar
11:47 am
Tue May 13, 2014

What should the streetcar logo look like?

Credit Provided / City of Cincinnati

Attention graphic designers and marketing firms: now's your chance to layout your vision for the Cincinnati Streetcar.

Metro has released a Request for Proposals for branding the streetcar including a logo and guidelines for how it should be used on everything "related to streetcar operations, including vehicles, signs, operators’ uniforms, website, and printed materials."

You'll need to work fast, the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 23.

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Cincinnati Archdiocese
4:35 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Catholic teacher contract won't be changed

There won’t be any changes to the Cincinnati Archdiocese teacher contract that has come under fire in recent weeks from groups who say it is anti-gay.

The contract now includes a clause prohibiting employees from publicly supporting causes that run counter to Catholic teachings.

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