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Cincinnati Council could be asked later this year to change the way the city collects trash in order to save money. 

Officials essentially want to use more automated equipment and reduce the amount of manual labor needed to pick up garbage. 

City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. has been requesting such a change in several of his recent budget proposals. 

A task force has been studying the issue for a couple years. 

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Cincinnati officials estimate they'll be able to save eligible residents about $163 a year for natural gas with a new aggregation program. 

The city announced Friday it's negotiating a contract with Duke Energy Retail Services to provide service to about 64,000 eligible residents and small businesses. 

Customers will be getting a packet of information in the mail soon about the plan.  Eligible residents are automatically enrolled in the program unless they notify the city they don't want to participate. 

President Obama will be campaigning in Cincinnati and Columbus on Monday. A release from the Obama for America Campaign says details of the event are forthcoming. The president will travel to New York City on Tuesday.  

Michael Keating

Cincinnati councilman PG Sittenfeld wants to know why young married couples tend to leave the city when they start having children.

Tana Weingartner

Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino is on schedule to open next Spring. General Manager Kevin Kline says you should expect to see something unique.

"I think it's unique in terms of the architecture... the openness. It's unique in terms of having a one acre outdoor space connected to your casino that you can program and activate. And unique in that... look at the community that we're in, you've got Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton and Downtown all within the doorstep."

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati's City Manager said in a memo a disagreement with Duke Energy concerning the streetcar threatens to increase the cost and potentially delay the project. 

The dispute could lead to a lawsuit.

The city and the company are at an impasse about who should pay to relocate the utility lines and pipes near the streetcar tracks.

Dan Cunningham

Aug 11, 2012

Chris DeSimio is On the Money with Dan Cunningham, president and CEO of The Long-Stanton Group, who recently wrote a column in the Cincinnati Enquirer espousing the benefits of Apple building iPhones for the US market in Cincinnati.

Polk Laffoon IV joins Mark Perzel to discuss his big idea about looking at what makes Cincinnati a great city for a series in Cincinnati Magazine. It began with the river, then the hills, and wraps up in the August issue with a look at the city's great buildings.

Jay Hanselman reviews some of the stories that made news in Greater Cincinnati this past week, including City Council term limits, relocating utilities for the streetcar project, and levies for Hamilton County Senior and Mental Health Services.

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