The Cincinnati Park Board has decided to cancel Saturday’s Balluminaria at Eden Park because of the forecast for high winds.
Officials said in a release balloons like calmer wind speeds, in the single digits, especially for inflating in smaller areas such as Mirror Lake. Wind speeds Saturday are predicted to be 20 plus miles per hour.
The park board said it doesn't want to risk the safety of the balloonists, staff or guests.
An automatic recount is warranted in the race for the ninth and final Cincinnati City Council seat between Republican Amy Murray and Democrat Laure Quinlivan, but it is up to Quinlivan whether the recount will go forward.
In the official count by the Hamilton County Board of Elections done this week, Murray led Quinlivan by 859 votes – within the one-half percent difference that triggers an automatic recount.
But Sally Krisel, the deputy director of the board of elections, said Quinlivan could ask the board not to do the recount.