Stadium Loses Ground While Hamilton Co. Loses Deputies, Plus More Top Stories

Feb 8, 2019

Though FC Cincinnati held a ceremonial ground breaking in December for its new soccer stadium, several issues involved in the project are still left unresolved.

The team and Hamilton County continue negotiations about the size and location of a county-funded parking garage. FC Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Ballet are still trying to reach an agreement on a parking lot the team now owns, but the ballet has under a long-term lease. And a preliminary study finds sound from the stadium on game days could be heard inside Music Hall.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says he's laying off 10 deputies, effective March 21, due to funding cuts by the county.

As the faculty strike at Wright State University continues, some classes are being cancelled. And Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin gives his State of the Commonwealth address.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss this week's top stories are Cincinnati Enquirer city hall reporter Sharon Coolidge (@SharonCoolidge); Cincinnati Business Courier staff reporter and columnist Chris Wetterich (@ChrisCinciBiz); Tom Loftus (@TomLoftus_CJ), who covers the Kentucky Statehouse for the Courier-Journal; Dayton Daily News reporter Max Filby (@MaxFilby); and WVXU reporters Jay Hanselman (@JayHanselman) and Tana Weingartner (@TanaWeingartner).

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