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Disagreements continue between Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials about proposals to relocate a concrete plant on the riverfront to make space for a music venue at The Banks.

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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at U.S. Bank Arena, drawing supporters and protestors downtown. 

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Negotiations to move a concrete manufacturing plant west of Paul Brown Stadium to make way for a music venue at The Banks are not going well based on letters traded between the parties earlier this week.

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Plans for a music venue at The Banks continue to take shape even as a deal to relocate Hilltop Basic Resources remains unfinished.

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The SkyStar wheel at The Banks might not be around for much longer. The owners are in talks with Hamilton County to replace it with a larger wheel.

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Construction on the parking garages to support what could be a music venue at The Banks begins in August. But the future of the actual venue east of Paul Brown Stadium depends on relocating Hilltop Basic Resources, west of the stadium.  

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A new date, a new location, but the same quality blues return to the Cincinnati riverfront on July 13 when this year's Cincy Blues Fest takes over the Schmidlapp Lawn next to Moerlein Lager House at The Banks

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Newport's $40-million music venue could put a local business in jeopardy.

Ovation is an indoor/outdoor music venue that will sit on Newport's riverfront across from Cincinnati's planned music venue at The Banks.

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Updated: 7:20 p.m.

Hilltop Basic Resources proposed a land swap with the city of Cincinnati that would allow the company to move from its current location next to Paul Brown Stadium to make way for a music venue at The Banks.

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Cincinnati City Council Wednesday approved a financing plan that will allow construction of a music venue at The Banks to move forward.

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Updated April 11, 2:24 p.m.

Hamilton County commissioners are giving the go-ahead to a financing plan to advance a music venue at The Banks. The board voted 2-1 with Commissioner Stephanie Summerow Dumas dissenting, though she declined to say why.

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A local landscaper on trial for taking part in an alleged minority contracting fraud scheme takes the stand in his own defense. Hamilton County property owners will see an increase in their taxes in 2019 for the Reds and Bengals stadiums. And a dispute between the county and the City of Cincinnati could delay construction of a music venue at The Banks.

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The Cincinnati Bengals and Hamilton County commissioners have agreed to a deal that clears the way for a music venue at The Banks. It also makes some changes to the Paul Brown Stadium lease.

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County Commissioner Todd Portune says the plan is still to have a music venue open at The Banks by the end of 2019. He admits that it won't be easy, but says the county is still pushing.

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The Ferris wheel that will be at The Banks this autumn could attract a new business or two -- at least that's the hope of a developer. The SkyStar will be on the grassy area directly in front of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The lot next door, to the west, is still vacant.

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Editor's Note: The opening is delayed one day because of inclement weather delaying installation. SkyStar is expected to open Saturday, Sept. 1.

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While the City of Cincinnati struggles to reduce a $32 million deficit, it continues to carry millions of dollars in loans and unpaid debt.

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Hamilton County commissioners rescind a sales tax increase under threat of a lawsuit. Now they have to find a way to address the county's structural deficit. Businesses at The Banks want to know when and where the proposed new riverfront music venue will be located. Cincinnati residents will be asked to approve at least four Charter amendments in November, and that number could grow. The City of Cincinnati continues to clear homeless camps out of downtown. And more changes are in store for local TV news operations.

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After a series of public hearings on a proposed spending plan, Cincinnati City Council members will debate how they want to alter the budgets submitted by Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Mayor John Cranley.   

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