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Democrat David Mann, who has served as Cincinnati mayor twice before, is once again throwing his hat into the ring of candidates hoping to replace current Mayor John Cranley, who is term limited, in 2021. 

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Cincinnati's newest City Council member is now officially on the job. Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney was sworn-in Wednesday at the end of the weekly council meeting.

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Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, a Democrat who lives in North Avondale, is the newest member of Cincinnati City Council.  She'll take her oath of office next Wednesday.

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Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, a Democrat who lives in North Avondale, will apparently be the newest member of Cincinnati City Council.

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First off, my apologies for writing about an election for Cincinnati mayor that is over 22 months away.

After all, we have the small matter of deciding the future of this country – and maybe the world – in the presidential election a little over 10 months from now.

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Standing on the steps of City Hall Thursday, Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld announced legislation to create a Rapid Response Network meant to protect Cincinnati's immigrant and refugee population in the event of a federal raid.

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WVXU senior political analyst Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the latest court case in which five Cincinnati council members agreed to a settlement where, in effect, they admitted to breaking Ohio's Open Meetings Law, with their exchange of text messages last year. Wilkinson talked about how it might impact the city's mayoral race in 2021.

Cincinnati's New Food Truck Park Aims To Satisfy Appetites

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A new addition to Cincinnati's food scene is arriving to a bare parking lot. The Cove Food Park will have food trucks serve hungry patrons at Rivertown Marina.

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WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman's unsual release of an audio recording of his late wife Pamela accusing her husband's rival, Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld, of mocking her cancer - an accusation not borne out by the facts. Was this just a political ploy by Smitherman, who, like Sittenfeld, wants to be the city's next mayor?

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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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 Council has OK'd a motion asking city administrators to study making Election Day in November a paid holiday for city workers. A similar ordinance for workers to trade Election Day for President's Day was held on the agenda.

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If Sandusky, Ohio, blazes a trail, does Cincinnati follow?

We may soon find out.

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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The Over-the-Rhine Senior Center will continue to operate at its current location on Race Street for the time being.

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After fears that the Over-the-Rhine Senior Service Center would have to close, there is a new plan to keep it open. Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld will ask Cincinnati City Council to make a one-time $50,000 grant to the center for operating costs. The center needs approximately $100,000 a year for its operation. Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS), which runs the center at 1720 Race Street, came up short of those costs due to cuts in funding. 

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

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Cincinnatians are invited to review and vote on different ideas to improve the community Monday night at a "Policy Pitch Night."

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Cincinnati Public Radio's WVXU-FM and WGUC-FM are looking for new studios in anticipation of the eventual demolition of the Crosley Telecommunications Center.

The text messages, which council members P.G. Sittenfeld, Greg Landsman, Tamaya Dennard, Wendell Young and Chris Seelbach believed would stay private, were released as part of a lawsuit by the conservative group Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes.

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