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George Clooney hosting big-money Obama fundraiser
Actor-director George Clooney is all-in for the Obama re-election campaign, holding a $40,000 per ticket fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election on May 10. There will be 150 guests at Clooney’s Los Angeles home May 10, according to a report from...
Posted: 4/11/2012 10:55 AM in Politics Extra
Covington holding special meeting on Brent Spence alternative
The City of Covington has scheduled a special meeting to discuss tweaks to a proposed Brent Spence Bridge project alternative this evening at 6 P.M. at Commission Chambers, 638 Madison Avenue. The focus will be on Alternative I, recommended as the preferred...
Posted: 4/11/2012 10:32 AM in Building Cincinnati
Filling ball park seats helps county
This morning the Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty reminded Reds’ fans that Bob Castellini did his part by putting “his money where his heart is” in signing the players needed to field a winning team. Doc theorized that supporting the team means filling 2.4 million...
Posted: 4/11/2012 9:56 AM in Politics Extra
Wrecking Cincinnati: 3630 Wabash Ave
NEIGHBORHOOD: Evanston YEAR BUILT: 1903 USE: Single-family dwelling OWNER: 1919 Clarion LLC ASSESSED VALUE: $5,000 HAZARD: July 2010. Building later purchased at land sale, but new owner could not afford bond. CONDEMNED: November 2009, adding roof, collapsing...
Posted: 4/11/2012 9:00 AM in Building Cincinnati
Did You Like Or Even Notice the Mayor's Speech?
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory gave the annual State of the City Speech last night at the Aronoff Center. WVXU has more on the speech including the dueling Republican responses that CityBeat reported on yesterday. Current Council member Charlie Winbur...
Posted: 4/11/2012 8:30 AM in Cincinnati Blog
Hamburgers & Homeruns at Johnny Rockets
Sometimes you go to a restaurant because its shiny and new.Sometimes you go because everyone thinks its the hippest. Sometimes you just want to go there to get a cold beer and a burger with no BS.That place could be Johnny Rockets, if you're headed t...
Posted: 4/11/2012 6:06 AM in 5chw4r7z
Calling all Rick Santorum supporters
Were you a Rick Santorum supporter during the March 6 Ohio primary? With him ‘suspending’ his campaign today, what’s your plan for the fall election? Sit out the race? Vote for Mitt Romney? Or find some alternative? Tell us:
Posted: 4/10/2012 2:50 PM in Politics Extra
‘Values’ bus tour stopping in Cincinnati
Not to be confused with Megabus, the ‘Values Bus’ will be stopping in Greater Cincinnati Wednesday and Thursday. Here’s the release for the West Side stop: WHAT: Values Bus to stop in Cincinnati as part of “Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote 2012” national...
Posted: 4/10/2012 2:31 PM in Politics Extra
Wrecking Cincinnati: 1649 State Ave
NEIGHBORHOOD: Lower Price Hill YEAR BUILT: 1905 USE: Two-family dwelling OWNER: Harvey Kent Grandstaff ASSESSED VALUE: $9,380 HAZARD: October 2010. CONDEMNED: August 2005, vacant, deteriorated, and open to trespassers. Building sold, new owner in June...
Posted: 4/10/2012 1:00 PM in Building Cincinnati
History can be found all over city
DID YOU KNOW? Today marks the debut of Did You Know?, a periodic feature that looks at our often overlooked history. By Jeff Suess jsuess@enquirer.com History lives on if you know where to look for it. Let’s start Downtown at the Gwynne Building, Sixth...
Posted: 4/10/2012 12:28 PM in Our History
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