City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati is one of five U.S. cities featured on a United Nations panel about preventing discrimination against women Thursday. The city is one of just a handful that have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, known as CEDAW.

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The city of Cincinnati plans to expand its Outdoor Dining Program, which could change Downtown after the pandemic.

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As COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket in the Greater Cincinnati area, Mayor John Cranley has announced that City Hall will close Monday. It is not clear when it may reopen.


Cincinnati City Council has authorized spending $275,000 for three programs focused on reducing violence in the city.

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Ohio officials delayed the process for renewing liquor licenses this year because of COVID-19. 

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is helping Cincinnati clean up lead to protect families from long-term health issues.

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Hamilton County and Cincinnati officials continue fundraising and design work on plans to replace the aging Western Hills Viaduct. County Engineer Eric Beck provided an update Tuesday to county commissioners.

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A Cincinnati Council committee heard testimony Tuesday evening about the negative impacts the city police department gun range in Evendale is having on that village as well as on nearby Lincoln Heights and Woodlawn.

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The Metropolitan Sewer District continues work on some projects to reduce sewage overflows into local streams. 

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The Hamilton County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Thursday asking the city of Cincinnati to close its police department gun range in Evendale.

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Hamilton County Commission President Denise Driehaus is referring to the most recent setback with development of a music venue at The Banks as the "newest wrinkle." At issue is whether the county or Cincinnati should develop the park space on lot 23 next to the music venue site.

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The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is willing to guarantee bus service inside Cincinnati in exchange for the city transferring transit assets and remaining city transit funds to the bus agency. The full council could vote on the agreement Wednesday. The SORTA Board has already approved the proposal. 

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commissioner Victoria Parks are scheduled to meet Thursday concerning the latest city/county snag on building a music venue and park addition at The Banks.

Construction is starting on a $31 million mixed-use development in College Hill at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road. 

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A Black Lives Matter mural will be painted on Plum Street in front of Cincinnati City Hall.

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Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney is resigning his position to take a similar job in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Cincinnati officials are proposing an early retirement program to help balance the city budget for the new fiscal year starting July 1.

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People arrested by Cincinnati Police for violating the city's recent curfew will not have the charges against them dismissed. But they could soon have options to avoid prosecution.

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A Cincinnati task force working to rebuild the region's economy following the COVID-19 pandemic is launching a website to assist businesses.

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A federal judge ruled this week the Metropolitan Sewer District must follow Hamilton County's plan for the second phase of projects that are part of a federal consent decree to reduce sewer overflows into streams and rivers.

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Cincinnati City Council has approved an ordinance changing how the city enforces state health orders.

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Cincinnati will be closing some streets in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine starting next weekend to allow restaurants to expand their outdoor dining areas.

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A new effort is underway in Cincinnati to support black-owned businesses in the city which are struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday data shows black communities are being impacted by COVID-19 at the highest rates, not just in terms of health but economically as well.

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The city of Cincinnati's projected budget deficit for the new fiscal year that begins in July now stands at $91.4 million. The number grew by $10 million in just two weeks.

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In the last two days, there have been 85 new confirmed COVID-19 cases within the city of Cincinnati. The total number of cases was 381 as of Friday afternoon.

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The Duke Energy Convention Center is now ready to be an "alternative care site" to treat COVID-19 patients if necessary.

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Cincinnati officials have less than three months to close a $15 million deficit in this year's city budget. Plus, they have to draft a spending plan for the new fiscal year starting July 1 with a projected $81 million shortfall.

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Officials at all levels of government have suggested people wear masks when out in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially if there could be issues maintaining six-foot spacing with others.

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Updated 4/2/2020 at 5:00 pm: The Ohio National Guard will begin work soon to temporarily convert part of the Duke Energy Convention Center into a hospital as part of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cincinnati administrators are providing a more accurate breakdown of how many city workers will be furloughed for at least four weeks starting Sunday.