There are 201,843 registered voters in the city of Cincinnati.
Tuesday, in a primary election for mayor, 11,455 of them cast ballots.
That works out to 5.68 percent.
We are in our 40th year of covering elections; and have yet to see a candidate race where the turnout was so abysmally low.
Even on September 11, 2001, the day of the first ever Cincinnati mayoral primary and a day when the entire nation was in shock, grief and rage over the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, about 15 percent of the electorate turned out.
Jeffrey Blackwell, the deputy police chief of Columbus, has been chosen as Cincinnati's new police, chief, city manager Milton Dohoney Jr. announced Friday afternoon.
Blackwell, a 26-year veteran of the Columbus Division of Police, was chosen by Dohoney from four finalists to be the permanent replacement for former chief James Craig, who left Cincinnati in June to become Detroit's police chief.
Boone County native and country music entertainer Kenny Price is being honored Saturday when a section of US 42, from I-75 to KY 237, will be dedicated in his name--The Kenny Price Memorial Highway.
The Florence native was a singer, songwriter and actor nicknamed the "Round Mound of Sound" (Price weighed close to 300 pounds for most of his career). He charted 34 singles between 1966 and 1980, including "The Sheriff of Boone County," a top-ten song on the charts in 1970.
The Hamilton County Sheriff is rolling out a three phase approach to combating what has been a continuing problem at county buildings, and especially the courthouse, dozens of homeless people sleeping and defecating on the property.