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  • to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Deadly Additions A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug addiction crisis News Morning News and Stuff Sittenfeld proposes new pedestrian cyclist safety efforts ICE agents in Price Hill put immigrant community on edge will Kasich get rolled over by Rubio by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Wednesday February 3 2016 Hey hey Cincy How are you all on this fine spring morning Wait it s early February Guess I better change out of these jean shorts and put the slip n slide away Bummer Be right back OK where were we now News Right Let s get to it Last night Xavier University held a packed town hall discussion on the state of Cincinnati 15 years after the police shooting of unarmed bl City Desk City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday February 3 2016 Employers who don t pay their workers might have new penalties to worry about after Cincinnati City Council s Feb 3 meeting City Desk Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday February 3 2016 Tenants of several Cincinnati low income apartment complexes will see relief from the starkly sub standard conditions found in those buildings after a court decision Feb 1 City Desk Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday February 3 2016 A candidate to replace outgoing State Rep Denise Driehaus in Ohio House District 31 might be sidelined by his local party over a research paper he wrote while he was a student at Yale University News Council Set to Pass Anti Wage Theft Ordinance Legislation would allow city to revoke tax credits and bar employers caught cheating workers from future city contracts by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Tuesday February 2 2016 Employers who don t pay their workers might have new penalties to worry about after Cincinnati City Council s Feb 3 meeting Council is poised to approve a new ordinance that would allow the city to rescind tax agreements and force repayment of incentives such as grants if a company is caught committing wage theft The city could also bar a company caught not paying its workers from recei News Morning News and Stuff Democratic state rep candidate criticized for paper he wrote as student Hamilton County administrator to step down Kasich PAC fundraising sees slide by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Monday February 1 2016 Good morning all With the Iowa caucuses today it seems like a good time to talk politics and we ve got a bunch of local political stories to touch on Let s get to it Cincinnati City Councilman and U S Senate hopeful P G Sittenfeld is running neck and neck in with an opponent in the upcoming March Democratic primary according to

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  • Manager Recommended Changes to Public Record Laws Around Police Footage UC DuBose Family Reach Settlement in Police Shooting Stuck in Park Policy debates over parking permits leave OTR residents caught in the middle County Auditor Mistake Triggers Bickering Less Money in City Budget OTR Housing Inventory Reveals Dip in Affordable Units Spike in Occupied Buildings City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Deadly Additions A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug addiction crisis News Stuck in Park Policy debates over parking permits leave OTR residents caught in the middle Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday January 27 2016 That struggle carries a number of consequences for OTR residents advocates say influencing decisions about grocery shopping childcare work and even whether long time community members feel welcome in or are able to stay in the neighborhood City Desk County Auditor Mistake Triggers Bickering Less Money in City Budget Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday January 27 2016 The city of Cincinnati owes Hamilton County more than 600 000 after an estate tax data entry error by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes the auditor s office told City Manager Harry Black in a Jan 21 memo City Desk OTR Housing Inventory Reveals Dip in Affordable Units Spike in Occupied Buildings Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday January 27 2016 Options for housing in one of Cincinnati s most popular neighborhoods are becoming more diverse but also less affordable for the city s low income renters a new study shows News Is OTR Affordable Study Though housing options have diversified 73 percent of lowest income units have disappeared from OTR since 2002 by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Tuesday January 26 2016 Options for housing in one of Cincinnati s most popular neighborhoods are becoming more diverse but also less affordable for the city s lowest income renters a new study shows Xavier University s Community Building Institute on Jan 25 released a housing inventory commissioned by the O News Morning News and Stuff Ohio Supreme Court says Tracie Hunter can stay out of jail will streetcar go south black babies twice as likely to die in Butler County by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Friday January 22 2016 Good morning all Here s a quick rundown of the news today before we re all buried in snow or at least tweets about snow The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday ruled that suspended Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge Tracie Hunter can avoid jail for now as she continues to appeal her 2014 News Morning News and Stuff County drops eight felony counts against Tracie Hunter big startup convention coming to Cincy battle in Ohio state house over unemployment benefits by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Wednesday January 20 2016 Good morning all It s snowing Did you notice OK I ve done my apparent journalistic duty to point out to

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  • Reveals Dip in Affordable Units Spike in Occupied Buildings City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Deadly Additions A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug addiction crisis News UC DuBose Family Reach Settlement Family will receive nearly 5 million for police shooting by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Monday January 18 2016 The University of Cincinnati and the family of Samuel DuBose today reached a settlement in DuBose s shooting death July 19 by UC police officer Ray Tensing That settlement calls for the university to pay 4 850 000 to the family as well as tuition free undergraduate education for DuBose News Fact Checking Kasich s Debate The true the false and the befuddling from Kasich s performance at the sixth GOP primary debate by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Friday January 15 2016 Last night s sixth GOP presidential primary debate was crunch time for Ohio Gov John Kasich who is looking to bolster his chances in early primary states Iowa and New Hampshire in a last ditch effort to keep his campaign viable Reviews of News Morning News and Stuff City manager penned letter asking that body cam footage not be public record parking plan vetoed again Cincy fourth worst in the country for income disparity by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Thursday January 14 2016 Good morning all Here s what I have today in terms of news Let s start with Cincinnati City Council where a lot of things went down yesterday Perhaps one of the more interesting moments yesterday involved a brief comment by Vice Mayor David Mann who remarked on a recently uncovered letter regarding police body cameras City Manager Harry Black penned to State Sens Bil News Morning News and Stuff Luken likely to head Port Authority board property tax debate continues Obama delivers his final SOTU speech by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Wednesday January 13 2016 Hey hey all Here s what s happening in Cincinnati and elsewhere today It ll be a busy couple days at City Hall Cincinnati City Council s Budget and Finance Committee has a special meeting scheduled at noon to discuss the city s tax budget which has been a point of contention between some members of Council and Mayor John Cranley Last week Cranley News Building Scrutiny City officials look at ways to help low income renters struggling with landlord neglect Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday January 13 2016 These landlords are concentrated in the city s low income neighborhoods like Avondale Walnut Hills and Price Hill where tenants facing a historic shortage of low cost housing find few other options City Desk Debate Over Property Tax Rollback Rolls On Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday January 13 2016 Mayor John Cranley last week vetoed a tax budget passed by Cincinnati City Council Jan 6 touching off an argument about a unique Cincinnati

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  • Buildings City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Measuring Up Ohio Gov John Kasich is promoting Ohio s economy on the campaign trail But how strong is the state of the state City Manager Recommended Changes to Public Record Laws Around Police Footage UC DuBose Family Reach Settlement in Police Shooting Stuck in Park Policy debates over parking permits leave OTR residents caught in the middle County Auditor Mistake Triggers Bickering Less Money in City Budget OTR Housing Inventory Reveals Dip in Affordable Units Spike in Occupied Buildings City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Deadly Additions A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug addiction crisis News Morning News and Stuff Community policing round table convenes Griffey poised to enter MLB HOF Kasich in danger of being cut from GOP debate by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Wednesday January 6 2016 Good morning y all There are tons of things going on in the news today so let s get right to it Mayor John Cranley is convening a community policing roundtable this morning in Bond Hill that will feature Cincinnati Police Department Chief Eliot Isaac City Manager Harry Black and more than 20 community leaders The effort comes as gun violence in communities continues to be a subject News Torching Progress Gov Matt Bevin s election signals a hard swing to the right for Kentucky Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday January 6 2016 For only the second time in 40 years Kentucky has a Republican governor and his election might signal a sea change in the Bluegrass State City Desk Council Poised to Set Streetcar Hours Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday January 6 2016 Cincinnati City Council s Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation Committee during a Jan 5 meeting approved streetcar operating hours presented by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority City Desk Ohio Supreme Court Rules Cincinnati Blogger s Votes Valid Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday January 6 2016 The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Jan 4 that a Cincinnati blogger cast valid votes in the 2013 Democratic primary election and the 2013 general election News Council Poised to Set Streetcar Hours Transit project would run early during weekdays stop before bars close by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Tuesday January 5 2016 Though you ll be waiting a while if you try to catch one any time soon riders now have an idea of exactly what times they ll be able to catch the coming streetcar when it starts picking up passengers in September Cincinnati City Council s Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation Committee approved operating hours presented by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority at its News We ve Got You Covered A look back at some of CityBeat s favorite news features from 2015 by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Wednesday December

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  • Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Deadly Additions A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug addiction crisis News Morning News and Stuff Leelah Alcorn remembered Ohio legislature not representative of state Kasich sees upswing in New Hampshire by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Monday December 28 2015 Good morning all Hope your holidays have been good and if you re into the giving and receiving gifts thing that you got and gave some good ones So what s up with news Greater Cincinnati s transgender community will gather this morning at 10 a m at the Woodward Theater in Over the Rhine to remember Le News No Charges for Officers in Tamir Rice Shooting Verdict from Cuyahoga County grand jury comes more than a year after 12 year old s death by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Monday December 28 2015 Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice will not face criminal charges related to the child s death the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor s Office announced today A grand jury has been deliberating for months about the case which has grabbed national attenti News Morning News and Stuff Dennis Deters wants to borrow his brother s name for commissioners election Clifton Market set to begin construction Bevin strikes county clerk names from marriage licenses by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Wednesday December 23 2015 Good morning all Here s a quick rundown of the news before a retreat into a hole to finish all the things I need to finish so I can then finish my holiday shopping Some people like Joe Deters Hamilton County s prosecutor That s none of my business But do they like him enough to check his name on a ballot twice That could be the situation voters face next year in the Hamilton C Year in Review Year in Review The Biggest News of 2015 Weed police parks and marriage oh my Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 23 2015 Cincinnati saw huge news events this year including a number that caught the eyes of the nation Here are some of the things that kept CityBeat s news department awake in 2015 News Morning News and Stuff Hartmann to step down early 2016 Sittenfeld slams Strickland on gun control prez debates on a Saturday by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Monday December 21 2015 Good morning all Let s talk about news The announcement last week that a number of cycling advocacy groups and bike trail initiatives are going all in on a 42 mile loop around the city was exciting for the city s cyclists to be sure But how feasible is that plan and what s the time frame for it As the News Morning News and Stuff Busy day as council approves OTR liquor districts other measures Cincy developments win big Ohio tax credits the crowded race

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  • Mistake Triggers Bickering Less Money in City Budget OTR Housing Inventory Reveals Dip in Affordable Units Spike in Occupied Buildings City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Deadly Additions A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug addiction crisis Special DIY Spaces Robert Inhuman Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 16 2015 Robert Inhuman is a long time participant in Cincinnati s DIY scene as well as a key operator of Realicide Youth Records a punk noise electronic label CityBeat chatted with Robert about the DIY community in Cincinnati and the loss of his most recent space Cide Central Special DIY Spaces Andy Marko Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 16 2015 Andy Marko has helped run semantics gallery in Brighton for nearly two decades He joined artists like David Dillon Sandy Eichert Julia Rantz and others heavily involved in running the space over the years He also sat on the board of Mockbee Inc and on the city s Arts Allocations Board for a number of years CityBeat talked with him about the history and future of DIY spaces in the central city Special DIY Spaces Paul Coors Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 16 2015 Paul Coors started art gallery Publico while he was attending the Art Academy in 2002 After it closed up shop in 2008 he moved to Brighton where he eventually opened DIY space Ice Cream Factory wh City Desk Planned Parenthood Pushes Back Against Ohio AG s Fetal Tissue Disposal Claims Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 16 2015 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a state investigation into Planned Parenthood clinics found that three that provide abortions have been disposing of fetal remains in landfills City Desk Judge s Radio Show Comments Prompt New Hearing Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 16 2015 A Hamilton County Appeals Court has ordered a new hearing for a man convicted in the death of his girlfriend s 1 year old child News Morning News and Stuff Planned Parenthood Ohio AG fight over fetal tissue disposal could city cut community development corp funding Bengals ask for study on possible stadium upgrades by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Monday December 14 2015 Good morning all Hope your weekend was grand and not too spoiled by the disastrous Bengals loss Andy Dalton injury Sunday or if you re a UC basketball fan their loss yet again to XU in the Crosstown Shootout Luckily I m only vaguely aware of sports so I was just dandy Anyway news time Planned Parenthood of Ohio News Morning News and Stuff BOE report 84 percent of polling locations experienced problems on election day city officials look to end food deserts prosecutors push back on calls for grand jury reform by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Friday December 11 2015 Good morning all It s Friday I m ready

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  • Ohio Gov John Kasich is promoting Ohio s economy on the campaign trail But how strong is the state of the state City Manager Recommended Changes to Public Record Laws Around Police Footage UC DuBose Family Reach Settlement in Police Shooting Stuck in Park Policy debates over parking permits leave OTR residents caught in the middle County Auditor Mistake Triggers Bickering Less Money in City Budget OTR Housing Inventory Reveals Dip in Affordable Units Spike in Occupied Buildings City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Deadly Additions A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug addiction crisis City Desk Federal Transit Bill Could Mean Boost to Metro Regional Rail Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 9 2015 Congress is poised to pass a historic five year transit spending bill and it could mean big things for local bus service and regional rail City Desk Council Set to Vote on Ban on Conversion Therapy Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 9 2015 Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on legislation designed to ban so called conversion therapy City Desk Report Lieutenant Governor Aide Made Campaign Calls on Taxpayers Dime Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 9 2015 Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor s top aide spent hours placing campaign phone calls and engaging in other political activity while she was supposed to be working on behalf of taxpayers a state investigation says News Morning News and Stuff Metro rail transportation could see boost from transit legislation NAACP severs ties with COAST Seelbach proposes conversion therapy ban by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Monday December 7 2015 Good morning all Hope you had a great weekend and are quickly chipping away your holiday shopping duties I have barely even started unfortunately Anyway here s the news today The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority News Morning News and Stuff SORTA avoids strike former CPD chief wades into gun control debate will feds investigate Ohio charters by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Friday December 4 2015 Hey all I m busy today working on a cover story about the economic future of Cincinnati s DIY spaces yes really we do weird stuff here in the news department so let s keep it short and sweet for news today Here are a few things to take you into your weekend The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and its bus drivers represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union have City Desk Cincinnati Planned Parenthood Clinic to Stay Open Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December 2 2015 Cincinnati s last remaining women s clinic that provides abortions will remain open until at least May following a last minute decision by the Ohio Department of Health to grant it a license City Desk Council Poised to Vote on Tax Break for Hotel at Former Anna Louise Inn Site Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday December

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  • strong is the state of the state City Manager Recommended Changes to Public Record Laws Around Police Footage UC DuBose Family Reach Settlement in Police Shooting Stuck in Park Policy debates over parking permits leave OTR residents caught in the middle County Auditor Mistake Triggers Bickering Less Money in City Budget OTR Housing Inventory Reveals Dip in Affordable Units Spike in Occupied Buildings City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Deadly Additions A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug addiction crisis News Remembering Tamir One year after the police shooting death of Tamir Rice activists call for justice Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Tuesday November 24 2015 Three hundred and sixty four days after a Cleveland police officer shot and killed 12 year old Tamir Rice a group of about 60 people gathered in a cold driving rain at the Hamilton County Courthouse City Desk Hartmann Pulls Out of 2016 County Commissioners Race Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Tuesday November 24 2015 Republican Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann will not seek reelection next year he said in an emailed statement sent Nov 21 City Desk Kasich Proposes Federal Action to Spread Judeo Christian Values Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Tuesday November 24 2015 Ohio Governor and GOP presidential primary candidate John Kasich has a great idea for fighting terrorism federal programs spreading Christianity and Judaism in the Middle East and beyond News Morning News and Stuff National Transgender Remembrance Day why Owens left Cincy State Kasich and Trump trolling hard on Twitter by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Friday November 20 2015 Good morning all Hope you re hyped for the weekend I m going to see Jens Lekman at the Woodward tonight so I totally am Music isn t my beat and you should probably just read our article on the show after we talk about news But for now let s get to it The Human Right News Morning News and Stuff Ben Carson visits Cincy says gov t makes people poor FBI investigates sewer district Issue 3 organizer weird weed headed mascot was a mistake by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Thursday November 19 2015 Good morning all Here s the news today You might ve missed it entirely but GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was in Cincinnati last night He was speaking at a private event at Music Hall and didn t really hit the town News Morning News and Stuff Cranley stands behind refugee resettlement comments SORTA strike looking more likely Kasich sinking in New Hampshire poll shows by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Wednesday November 18 2015 Morning all Here s the news today Mayor John Cranley has said he feels horrible about any unintended harm he may have caused in calling for a moratorium on Syrian refugees coming to Cincinnati but is standing by the substance of his comment

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