Hamilton County Commissioners are retaining Dinsmore & Shohl to review their plans to take the city of Cincinnati to court over a sewer district dispute.
The law firm is being asked to prepare the county's case and offer an outside opinion on which government entity it thinks is right. At issue is whether the county or the city gets to set policy for the Metropolitan Sewer District. The county owns the utility but it is operated by the city.
The energy used for Cincinnati's electric aggregation program will still come from 100 percent renewable or green sources.
Interim city manager Scott Stiles had announced earlier this week that would not be part of the new three-year contract that begins in May. But he changed his mind Wednesday after five council members opposed the contract.
This fall members of the African Union Commission are scheduled to release their recommendations for an African Space Agency. The feasibility study is chaired by South Africa and includes Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Algeria.
For some, a space agency is the likely next step. Since 2010 satellite capacity across the continent has almost tripled, helping to fuel Africa's mobile revolution, according to University of Cincinnati aerospace engineering professor Grant Schaffner.
Nine people have been indicted for illegally hanging banners March 4 at Procter & Gamble headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.
The Hamilton County Prosecutor's office says the nine, from Maryland, Washington DC, Illinois, California and New York, are charged with burglary and vandalism. If convicted of all charges, they face the possibility of 9 ½ years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
According to today's New York Times website, Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans has decided to retire at the age of 91. Famous for his harmonica, he decided to leave the stage because he "considers his energy too limited for a full concert." But what a legacy he's retiring with....
This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear from a number of great female vocalists including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lena Horne. There will also be songs by legendary big bands from the swing era like Harry James, Duke Ellington and Les Elgart.
We're going to begin the show with a set highlighting events which have happened over the years on the date, March 15th. Lightnin' Hopkins was born on 3/15/12, Ry Cooder's birthdate is 3/15/47. James Brown's song, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" received a Grammy on 3/15/66, and finally on 3/15/68, Life Magazine called Jimi Hendrix "the most spectacular guitarist in the world."