Bill Rinehart

Reporter, Host of All Things Considered

Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.

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Hamilton County property owners may get a little less back on their property tax bill next year. The county administrator is recommending a lower property tax rebate (PTR) for 2018. The PTR was created to offset a sales tax hike to fund construction of Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park.

Hamilton County commissioners have a counter offer for a soccer stadium. And they have a plan B.

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The Metropolitan Sewer District won't charge more next year. Hamilton County commissioners approved keeping 2018 sewer rates at this year's level.

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Cincinnati's soccer club will pay for its own stadium in a bid to win a Major League Soccer Franchise. FC Cincinnati General Manager Jeff Berding says the team will pay for a $200 million facility if the county help pays for infrastructure around a stadium.

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FC Cincinnati isn't quite ready to announce a location for its planned soccer stadium or a financing plan. General Manager Jeff Berding says he wants to have something for the public to look at next week. Major League Soccer plans to announce two expansion teams in December.

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The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is recommending sewer rates stay the same next year. Director Gerald Checco says the district's recommended 2018 operating budget is eight percent lower than this year.

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The death of Henry the Hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo hit his keepers and fans of the zoo pretty hard this week. Zoo Director Thane Maynard says the 36-year-old Nile hippopotamus may be gone but he won't be forgotten.

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has a new trustee. Karen Clemons replaces Alan Zaring, who had served since 2010, most recently as president. His term expired in September.

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A coalition of environmental and religious groups wants to reduce the number of plastic grocery bags floating around Cincinnati. The B.Y.O. Bag coalition wants City Council to get involved.

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A member of Ohio's police-community collaborative board says Thursday night's meeting at the University of Cincinnati was one of the best attended on the road. But Karhlton Moore admits low turnout remains a challenge. The room was less than half full and many of those present were law enforcement officers.

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Hamilton County will host a summit next month on the heroin crisis. Commissioner Denise Driehaus says it will highlight what the heroin coalition has been doing and solicit ideas for dealing with the epidemic.

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University of Cincinnati officials haven't made a decision ahead of a threatened lawsuit by white nationalist leader Richard Spencer. Spencer's attorney says UC and Ohio State University have until Friday to agree to allow Spencer to speak on campus.

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The Blink festival starts Thursday night in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. The four day light and art show features animated projections, interactive light sculptures, and murals along with music and sound, including a soundscape created especially for the show.

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Hamilton County's lawyers have looked at the Paul Brown Stadium lease to see if the facility could be a new home for a Major League Soccer franchise. FC Cincinnati wants a stadium to improve its bid to join MLS.

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A new Western Hills Viaduct, Fort Washington Way decks, and a new soccer stadium have important deadlines approaching. Hamilton County commissioners held the second public hearing Monday to look at the needs and explain the deadlines.

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