Hamilton County Commissioners

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The Hamilton County commissioners are expected to give final approval Thursday to a policy agenda for the county for 2021 and 2022.

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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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At least one member of the Hamilton County Agricultural Society is welcoming the recommendations of a 16-member task force established to review the county fair.

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The Hamilton County commissioners will receive recommendations Tuesday from a 16-member task force established to review the future of the county fair.

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Hamilton County commissioners are declaring racism a public health crisis. The three-member board approved the resolution Thursday unanimously.

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The Hamilton County commissioners are expected to vote in two weeks on a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. About 10 people spoke about the issue Thursday during a virtual public hearing.

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Hamilton County commissioners are expected to vote on a resolution next month to declare racism a public health crisis.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley announced Monday that he's signed four emergency orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The most significant one is an order that requires social distancing in public spaces.

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The Hamilton County commissioners voted Thursday to declare a state of emergency concerning COVID-19.

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There could soon be some relief for Green Township residents who have been dealing with raw sewage in parts of Muddy Creek.

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The regulators overseeing the Metropolitan Sewer District federal consent decree are responding to the latest court fight concerning work on the next phase of the agreement.

Sarah Ramsey

Attorneys for Cincinnati say the city should not be found in contempt of court concerning the MSD federal consent decree.

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Hamilton County and Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) officials are expected to meet in the next week to discuss ways to stop untreated sewage overflows from entering Muddy Creek in Green Township. Residents along the creek have been complaining about the issue for years.  Their complaints include odors and even toilet paper hanging in trees along the creek.

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A Cincinnati council committee and the Hamilton County commissioners could hold a joint meeting in two weeks to discuss ongoing issues and disagreement concerning the Metropolitan Sewer District. Meanwhile, the county filed a motion in federal court last weekend asking that a judge hold the city in contempt of court for violating a consent decree to reduce sewer overflows.

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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Hundreds of family, friends and colleagues gathered Monday at the Duke Energy Convention Center for the funeral of retired Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune.

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Hamilton County commissioners honored retired Commissioner Todd Portune with a moment of silence before their weekly meeting Thursday. Portune, who was 61, died last weekend after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Funeral services for retired Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune will be Monday, Feb. 3, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Downtown Cincinnati.

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Hamilton County commissioners are outlining their goals for the upcoming year. That includes welcoming a new commissioner, who is expected to be named this weekend by the Democratic Party to replace Todd Portune, who resigned Dec. 31 because of his battle with cancer.  

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Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune Monday submitted his resignation letter to the county's administrator and human resources director.

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