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Stopping exodus of young families

Michael Keating

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

His office is hosting a Young Families Roundtable Tuesday to talk about the trend.

"We want to hear from parents who have school-age children. Where do they see the gaps? What deficiencies do they see in the city being family-friendly? I think the larger goal is, if we want to achieve population stabilization and population growth, we have to hold onto those young families," he says.

The roundtable is at noon at City Hall.

Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Prior to joining Cincinnati Public Radio, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award. She enjoys snow skiing, soccer and dogs.