Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has selected a new city manager. Mayor Cranley’s pick is Harry Black, who has been the finance director for the City of Baltimore since early 2012. Mr. Black also served as Richmond, Virginia’s chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008. Howard Wilkinson sat down with Harry Black to talk about his move to Cincinnati.
A recent New York Times - CBS News poll shows that if we held a do-over of the 2012 election, voters would choose Mitt Romney over President Obama by a nine-point margin, and Republicans have a slight advantage in the fight for the Senate. Should Democrats be worried? Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us to ponder that and other hot summer political issues. And Ken will have a trivia question, your chance to answer correctly and win a fabulous Political Junkie button.
Harry E. Black, the Baltimore finance director tapped by Mayor John Cranley to be Cincinnati’s next city manager, uses football analogies to describe his management style.
In an interview with WVXU, the 51-year-old Black said that in his 28 years in local government his management style has “evolved into one that can be characterized as coaching – collaborative, collegial, but very outcome-driven.”
Cincinnati based E.W. Scripps Company has agreed to merge its broadcast operations with Journal Communications and spin off and then merge their newspapers. A release says it will create two focused and separately traded public companies that offer long-term opportunities to create value for shareholders.
The merged broadcast and digital media company, based in Cincinnati, will retain The E.W. Scripps Company name, and the Scripps family shareholders will continue to have voting control.
The market for wearable electronics could top $3 billion by 2018, according to a new report. However, Beecham Research says with better collaboration between technology companies and the fashion industry, the market could be worth $9.3 billion by 2018.
Western & Southern Open Officials say Rafael Nadal, the tournament defending champion, has withdrawn due to a wrist injury.
Nadal, currently ranked #2 in the world, says he is disappointed:
"Unfortunately I injured my right wrist yesterday during practice and after the tests I have undergone today in Spain, including an MRI, and checking with my doctors, I will have to stay out of competition for at least 2-3 weeks. I am sorry and wish the best to the tournament and thank all of the fans for their support."
Harry E. Black, the finance director in Baltimore, is Mayor John Cranley’s pick to be Cincinnati’s next city manager, according to a source close to the mayor.
"I'm very excited about this,'' Cranley said in a news conference this afternoon in the mayor's office. "Here's a guy who lifted himself up by his own bootstraps in a very tough neighborhood of Baltimore."
As finance director in Baltimore, Cranley said, he guided the city to the first upgrade in the city's credit rating in 10 years.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald trails incumbent Republican John Kasich by 12 percentage points and is still not well known to about two-third of Ohio voters, according to an independent poll released this morning.
The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, which polls voters in key states, has Kasich with 48 percent to FitzGerald’s 36 percent.
In May, Kasich led FitzGerald by 15 percentage points in the last Quinnipiac Poll.
The Cincinnati Zoo is expecting a baby gorilla any day now. But, the little tyke won't actually belong to Cincinnati.
Neither the unborn gorilla nor its parents, Asha and Jomo, are Cincinnatians, so to speak. Though all three will live here, ownership falls to the parents' zoo of origin.
It's all part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan which helps zoos in North America regulate breeding. Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard says it's complicated but important.
The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Board has approved $18 million in tax breaks for a controversial Christian theme park in Northern Kentucky.
The board unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve sales tax incentives for the Ark Encounter, a religious theme park to be built in Williamstown. The theme park is controlled by Answers in Genesis, a conservative Christian non-profit that also operates the Creation Museum.