Hamilton County

County makes MERP mandatory
4:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Health care changes coming for county employees

Some Hamilton County employees could see a big change coming to their health insurance. Commissioner Chris Monzel wants to make the county's Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) mandatory for all eligible, non-union employees.

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blighted properties out, redevelopment in
1:09 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Tearing down blight, building up communities

A statewide plan to revive struggling communities is kicking off in Cincinnati. "Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program" uses national mortgage settlement funds to tear down blighted properties.

The first houses are coming down in East Price Hill.

Ken Smith with the community development organization Price Hill Will is excited about the redevelopment opportunities and other possible land uses.

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West Nile Virus death
12:47 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

West Nile claims third Ohio victim

A third Ohioan has died from complications of West Nile Virus.

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Hamilton County budget
3:02 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Hamilton County budget process "challenging"

Hamilton County Commissioners are meeting with department heads as they work out next year's budget. With most agency leaders begging not to have their budgets slashed and Commissioners facing steep cuts, the meetings don't last long.

Board president Greg Hartmann calls the process challenging.

“We’re in the neighborhood of being $100 million dollars smaller than we were six years ago, from $300 million to $200 million,” he says.

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Plan would help with stadium fund deficit
4:36 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Proposal could solve stadium fund issue for one year

Credit Tana Weingartner

Hamilton County Commissioners are considering a proposal that would cover the projected 2013 deficit in the stadium fund.

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