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If you're one of those people who enjoys relaxing in a public park, maybe eating a sandwich and enjoying the lush greenspace Cincinnati has grown proud of, that's all well and good. (Bring a blanket and some apples; enjoy yourself.) That is, until you...
Posted: 12/20/2011 1:00 AM
Groups: Mortgage Change Would Spur Growth
A national coalition of community groups, including two Cincinnati organizations, are urging President Obama to push big Wall Street banks into writing down all “underwater mortgages” to market value. The groups said the action would pump up to $1.6 billion...
Posted: 12/19/2011 1:00 AM
LGBT Group Elects Officers
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati recently held its annual membership meeting and elected leaders for 2012.Rusty Lockett and John Maddux were elected to another term as board president and vice president, respectively. Lockett...
Posted: 12/16/2011 1:00 AM
Group Upset at Gamble Neglect
A group that supports preserving the historic Gamble House in Westwood is angry that Cincinnati building inspectors aren't enforcing the law at the property, which is allowing heavy rainfall to damage it while a court battle drags on about whether to...
Posted: 12/15/2011 1:00 AM
Local GOP: No Deal This Time
Even as the local Republican Party searches for a competent person willing to take on Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune in next year's election, the GOP chairman insists the party won't be cutting another deal to let Portune run unopposed.With...
Posted: 12/14/2011 1:00 AM
Streetcar Gets Grant for Riverfront
It will be headed to the riverfront, after all.U.S. Transportation Ray LaHood will hold a conference call Thursday afternoon with media to announce that Cincinnati's planned streetcar system is getting a $10.92 million grant. The announcement is set for...
Posted: 12/14/2011 1:00 AM
Morning News and Stuff
Ohio voter advocates say there was a big elephant in the room during the creation of Ohio's controversial redistricting map, and it was super tan and cried a lot. The Ohio Campaign for Accountable Redistricting says John Boehner was central in the process,...
Posted: 12/13/2011 1:00 AM
Local Brewery Gets State Aid
The state of Ohio has approved funds to help a Cincinnati brewery expand its operations, as well as assisting two other local companies with projects.The state will spend $663,000 to assist the Samuel Adams Brewery Co. in expanding operations on Poplar...
Posted: 12/12/2011 1:00 AM
More Metromix Outlets Close
The Denver Post reported Thursday that Metromix, a series of entertainment websites owned by Enquirer parent Gannett Co., is closing its localized websites in seven cities.Metromix is closing its website operations in Denver, Atlanta, Cleveland, Minneapolis,...
Posted: 12/9/2011 1:00 AM
Occupy Group is Recharging
After two days of testimony, the criminal trespassing trial of some Occupy Cincinnati protestors has been continued until Jan. 30 while attorneys on both sides continue to negotiate a possible resolution.Meanwhile, the Occupy Cincinnati group isn't resting;...
Posted: 12/7/2011 1:00 AM
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