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Pedestrian deaths have reached a 25-year high nationwide according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Here in Cincinnati, more than 30 people were struck and killed by cars in the last five years according to WCPO, and pedestrian-involved crashes have increased since 2013. Yet an earlier investigation found traffic enforcement by the Cincinnati Police Department declined from 2009 to 2016.

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It's been one year since Seven Hills student Kyle Plush died in his minivan in the school's parking lot. Plush became trapped and suffocated when the seat in his Honda minivan flipped over on him. He was 16. While trapped, he made two 911 calls, but help never came.

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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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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.

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Updated: 9:40 a.m.

More than 20 Cincinnati residents and community leaders are asking Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman to immediately apologize for what they call a threatening comment delivered to Council Member Greg Landsman Monday.

Five Cincinnati City Council members could soon be deposed in a lawsuit accusing them of holding secret meetings.  

Why You Might See Golf Carts On City Streets

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There’s a new way to get around downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Adding to the fleet of Uber drivers, bike shares, pedal wagons and the streetcar, you can now hop on a golf cart. Cincinnati City Council voted in May on an ordinance that set up a three-year pilot program for these low-speed vehicles.

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Cincinnati Council Member Greg Landsman announced Thursday he'll vote with four other council members to fire City Manager Harry Black, if he doesn't resign first.

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Efforts to save the former King Records studio building in Evanston are a step closer to becoming reality.

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Cincinnati's new City Council took office at mid-day Tuesday in a ceremony in the Music Hall ballroom that was at times moving and inspirational.

On Tuesday morning, at Music Hall, Cincinnati's re-elected mayor and the nine council members elected in November will take their oaths of office for four year terms.

Six of those council members will be incumbents returning for a final term on council before the term limits law kicks in. Three will be brand-new council members, two of which won as first-time candidates.

On the surface, it may not look as if much has changed.

"On the surface" is the operable phrase there.

Let’s look at the newcomers and the people whose seats they will be taking.

One thing is certain in this year’s Cincinnati City Council election – there will be at least one new member taking office on Dec. 1.

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls is running for mayor; and that opens her seat to one of the 13 challengers in a field of 21 candidates, which includes all eight incumbents.

Michelle Dillingham, a former aide to the late city councilman David Crowley, announced Friday she will be a candidate for Cincinnati City Council in 2013.

Dillingham, who is from Kennedy Heights, will seek the Democratic Party's endorsement in the council race.

She is currently working for a regional labor-management fund "to tackle industry issues of mutual interest" to business and labor, "such as transportation funding, family-supporting wages and workforce development," according to her campaign website, www.michelledillingham.com.