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Cincinnati Council approved a motion Wednesday declaring the retaining wall failures and landslides along Columbia Parkway a city emergency.  

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Cincinnati traffic officials are beginning the process of re-timing stop lights in Downtown Cincinnati. That process is expected to take three to five months. When it's complete, pedestrians will have more time to cross the street, in compliance with federal guidelines.  

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I've been around Cincinnati politics for 37 years now, and I have never seen anything that remotely compares to this compost heap caused by the "Gang of Five" and their thousands of mindless texts.

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Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a sale and development agreement for the Uptown Gateway project in Avondale.

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Some of the 500 spaces in the Over-the-Rhine residential parking program could soon become flex spaces during the daytime.  

The Budget and Finance Committee Monday narrowly approved an ordinance that would make 200 of those spaces available to patrons and workers in the neighborhood from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Cincinnati Public Radio Has A New Home

Mar 11, 2019
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Updated: Wednesday, 3:45 p.m.

A Cincinnati City Council committee on Monday gave a green light to a plan by Cincinnati Public Radio to buy a city-owned lot across from City Hall to build new studios. On Wednesday, council unanimously approved the measure 8-0, with one member excused. 

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Response to Thursday's "Gang of Five" texting lawsuit settlement included outrage that the city of Cincinnati will foot the $101,000 bill.

At least four of the Cincinnati council members involved say they intend to pay back their portion of the fine for breaking Ohio's Open Meetings Act.

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A Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge says the five Cincinnati City Council members who broke Ohio law by secretly texting each other should resign and return to taxpayers the $101,000 the city will pay for their transgressions.

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One thing was abundantly clear in the over 600 pages of text messages and emails from the "Gang of Five" Cincinnati Council members – they have no use whatsoever for Mayor John Cranley.

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Updated: 2:28 p.m. 

The judge in the case against five Cincinnati City Council members who broke Ohio law by secretly texting each other said they "should resign'' and return to taxpayers the $101,000 the city will pay for their transgressions.

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An effort to involve Cincinnati Council in settlement agreements for more than $100,000 between the city and departing employees has failed.  

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After months of searching, Cincinnati has selected an interim deputy director for the streetcar system.  

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Five Cincinnati council members have signed a motion asking city administrators to move with a final design and bidding on the Liberty Street Improvement Project.  

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Cincinnati City Council will vote on a couple measures Wednesday that could make Election Day in November a holiday for city workers.  


Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on an ordinance to spend $500,000 to replace 1,700 smart parking meters in the Central Business District.  

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Cincinnati City Council on Thursday approved a zone change and the initial concept plan for the FC Cincinnati stadium to be built in the West End.

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If Sandusky, Ohio, blazes a trail, does Cincinnati follow?

We may soon find out.

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Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote Thursday on an ordinance to provide $75,000 to help a West End business owner re-open in the neighborhood.  

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Cincinnati has reached an agreement with a plaintiff who filed a lawsuit against five Cincinnati City Council members accusing them of violating the state's open meeting law with a series of text messages.