City of Cincinnati

Sarah Ramsey

The Hamilton County Commissioners and Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) officials had a testy exchange Thursday afternoon about projects in the second phase of a federal consent decree to reduce sewer overflows during heavy rain events.

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The full Cincinnati City Council Wednesday evening approved the framework for a new tax abatement agreement with Cincinnati Public Schools.

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A Cincinnati City Council committee will try again next week to vote on a tax incentive agreement with Cincinnati Public Schools. Right now, four council members are willing to support a plan approved by the CPS board last week. That's just one short of a council majority.

Sarah Ramsey

Metropolitan Sewer District customers will find out Thursday if they'll be paying higher rates next year.  

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A 20-year tax abatement between Cincinnati and the public school district expires on Dec. 31, and there's still not a new plan to take its place. Some council members want the current one extended for 90 days while negotiations continue.

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Hamilton County voters will have a chance to weigh in on the future of public transportation and infrastructure in March.


This year traffic crashes total 12,651 with 17 being fatal and 141 severe injuries, according to city data.

At a Monday night meeting, Cincinnati Public Schools' board voted to join safety advocates and other public officials to end traffic related deaths and injuries.

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A tax abatement agreement between the city of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Schools expires at the end of the year, and it appears a dispute about state school funding formulas could be holding up a new agreement.

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Second Street between Elm and Walnut will be closed Saturday, May 18 through Memorial Day for production of NBC's American Nina Warriorr competition.

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Cincinnati's finance director has announced he's resigning just as the mayor and city council begin work on a city budget for the fiscal year which starts July 1.

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For more than 25 years, Cincinnati residents have diverted approximately 350,000 tons of material from landfills, according to Cincinnati’s Office of Environment & Sustainability. This holiday season, the city hopes to continue that trend.


A shortage of public services workers is why some Cincinnati residents may notice trash not getting collected on schedule.

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Cincinnati officials are declaring a state of emergency as flood cleanup begins, but it's not a bad thing.

As in many areas of the country, the number of people age 60 and older in our region is increasing. Earlier this year the City of Cincinnati created the "Golden Cincinnati Initiative" to support our aging population. The nine points in the initiative address issues ranging from zoning to pedestrian safety to medical emergency responses.

U.S. Small Business Administration

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are 28 million small businesses in America, accounting for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. The SBA also says small businesses provide 55 percent of all jobs and 66 percent of all net new jobs since the 1970s.


Last fall, the City of Newport began a project to become the first Smart City in the Midwest, utilizing digital, communications and design technologies. Last month, the City of Cincinnati announced it was looking for partners and providers to begin its smart city plans.

There are 52 diverse neighborhoods in Cincinnati, from Price Hill to Hyde Park, each with its own distinctive community feel. The Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit was created and designed to bring all of these neighborhoods together to improve the city as a whole. 

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This week, Mayor John Cranley declared Cincinnati a "sanctuary city," a designation with no strict legal definition. 

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Cincinnati administrators say they are working with Motorola to address problems with the audio quality of some city police officers radios.

It comes as the Fraternal Order of Police is researching whether it can file a lawsuit against the company concerning the issue., available for use

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 30-40 percent of the food supply becomes waste.