Cincinnati Bengals

Local News
1:09 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

County considering sales tax increase

Michael Keating

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is recommending a quarter cent sales tax increase to stabilize the stadium fund. His plan would also preserve the full property tax rebate promised to voters in the mid-90's.

The board is dealing with a $7 million gap. The proposal would increase the sales tax from 6.5% to 6.75%. Here's how Hamilton County's sales tax rate compares with Ohio's other 87 counties.

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Bengals
4:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Cincinnati Bengals trade in playbooks for iPads

Ann Thompson WVXU

Fourteen NFL teams have gone digital with their playbooks, including the Bengals. The advantages for coaches and players are convenience, ease of revision and better preparation.

Back-up Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski doesn't miss the three-ring binder with hundreds of pages of scouting information and plays. It has been replaced by team issued iPads.

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Focus on Technology
1:31 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Bengals playbook goes digital

Bengals warm up on the field but prepare mentally with iPads at home

Sleek new iPads replace big playbooks and DVD’s for Cincinnati Bengals players who can now prepare anytime, anyplace. Ann Thompson reports on this new trend in this week’s Focus on Technology.

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Inside Pitch
1:03 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Sam Wyche tailgates for Romney at Bengals-Steelers game

Former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Sam Wyche will be tail-gating with the Romney-Ryan "Commit to Mitt Early Vote Express" bus outside Paul Brown Stadium before tonight's nationally-televised Bengals-Steelers game.

Wyche is expected to join the Romney-Ryan bus, which is traveling the state promoting early voting for the GOP presidential tickets, at 5:30 p.m. in parking lot D near Paul Brown Stadium.

Wyche coached the Bengals from 1984 until 1991. He held the record for most wins by a head coach (64) until he was overtaken by Marvin Lewis, the current head coach, in 2011.

stadium fund deal
2:06 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Stadium fund covered for another year

Credit Michael Keating

Hamilton County Commissioners are moving forward with a plan to shore up the struggling stadium fund for another year.

Essentially the board is taking out an insurance policy to cover the bulk of the debt and fund what's left from county reserves. It'll cost about $300,000.

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