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Western Hills Viaduct Is Safe Even With 'Poor' Rating

Cincinnati's latest infrastructure report lists the Western Hills Viaduct in poor condition, raising concerns about whether the bridge is safe to drive on.

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The owner of the Cincinnati Reds isn't just concerned about sports -- he has his eye on transportation issues, too. Bob Castellini owns a produce distribution company and says replacing the Brent Spence Bridge should be a primary objective for the area.

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Cincinnati officials are launching a series of public service announcements encouraging people to sign up for Smart911.  

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital say they were surprised by the results of a study that found no decline in the neurocognitive abilities of youth football players over the course of one season.

About a decade ago, a housing crisis swept the country. The crash devastated many communities and changed the lives of millions of Americans who experienced foreclosure or simply walked away from homes owing more than they were worth. 

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes responded Monday to a news report that said voter data from several states is being sold on the dark web. 

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A court has ruled that when Kentucky voters weigh in on whether to add new rights for crime victims in the state Constitution this November, the results should not be certified.

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Cincinnati City Council could vote soon on an ordinance regulating short-term housing rentals in the city.  This includes rentals with Airbnb and similar internet sites.

The University of Akron and Stark State College have announced a partnership to allow students to proceed from a 2-year program to a 4-year degree with much greater ease.

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Cincinnati is working to streamline the process to hire 911 call takers and emergency dispatchers.  

The goal is to reduce the time between when people apply and when they find out if they get a job.  

Constance Gadell-Newton

The Ohio Debate Commission invited all four gubernatorial candidates to participate in a forum at The City Club of Cleveland. Constance Gadell-Newton, Green Party candidate for governor and running mate Brett R. Joseph, Ph.D., accepted. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. Monday, watch live as they explain their positions and take questions from the audience.


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Get To Know The City Charter Amendments On The Ballot In November

Cincinnati voters will see six city charter amendments on their ballots November 6. The amendments could change the length of council terms, allow council to hold closed executive sessions, reduce the amount limited liability companies (LLCs) can contribute to candidates for mayor and council and alter rules on hiring police officers, firefighters and other city employees.

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In Pursuit of Puccini

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