Millennium Hotel

ce friday
Jim Nolan / WVXU

Another week of news is in the books, so Cincinnati Edition gathers local journalists to talk about the big headlines from recent days.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

So many people came on the first day of the Millennium Hotel sale that a man with a microphone met shoppers at the front door. Friday he announced where they could look, what they could buy and how they could pay for things inside the now-closed hotel, which will eventually be demolished.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The financing plan is now in place for The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority Board to acquire and demolish the former Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati.

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority Board voted Wednesday to issue up to $59 million in revenue bonds to acquire and demolish the former Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Downtown's beleaguered Millennium Hotel will close its doors Dec. 31. The hotel will continue to operate and honor all reservations up to its closure, a release says.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hamilton County administrators are working on a Plan B to make sure The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority can purchase the Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati.

The Hamilton County administrator plans another update for county commissioners in about two weeks on efforts by The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority to purchase the Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati and replace it with a new facility.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The fate of the Millennium Hotel should be a little more clear in 120 days. But local leaders will have more of a say in that fate. The Port and development company Vandercar have agreed to a contract on purchasing the convention center hotel.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority approved a resolution Friday for the agency to be involved with a plan to redevelop the site of the current Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners voted two-one Thursday to use $1.3 million of residual money from the county's transit occupancy tax, or hotel/motel tax, as an earnest money deposit to keep a purchase contract alive for the Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati from its Singapore-based ownership group.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Updated Aug 8, 8:45 a.m.

Plans to build a new hotel at Fifth and Plum in downtown Cincinnati are on hold. Someone is interested in buying the Millennium Hotel.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signs what has been commonly referred to as "The Heartbeat Bill" into law. The law bans abortion from the point a fetal heartbeat is detected. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and other opponents of the legislation say they will fight it in court.

cincinnati edition
Jim Nolan / WVXU

Rumors of a sex trafficking ring operating in Portsmouth, Ohio, have been widespread for decades. After a year-long investigation, The Cincinnati Enquirer releases a report on drug use and prostitution in the town of 20,000 on the Ohio River, about 100 miles east of Cincinnati.