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Cincinnati Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman says he will not run for mayor in 2021.

The Ohio Ethics Commission, in an advisory opinion, said five Cincinnati City Council members cannot vote on a motion asking them to reimburse the city for legal expenses and fines related to private texts sent between them that violated the state's open meeting law.

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Funeral services for Pamela Smitherman have been announced after her death earlier this week following a two-year battle with breast cancer.

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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.

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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 Mayor John Cranley, Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, students, and faculty gathered at Elder High School Thursday morning to unveil a secondary street name in East Price Hill in honor of Mark Klusman, an Elder teacher of more than 50 years who died last December following a hit and run accident.

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Hundreds of local families face an uncertain future. For years they have struggled with broken sewer lines, cockroaches and heating problems. Now the families, living in seven low-income housing complexes, could see their homes sold in the coming weeks.