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Cincinnati streetcar
11:28 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Streetcar work means downtown street closure this weekend

City of Cincinnati

Some preliminary construction work on the Cincinnati streetcar project will result in a downtown street closing this weekend.

Duke Energy will be working at the intersection of Fifth and Walnut Streets to relocate underground electric facilities, according to a press release from the city.

The closures will begin Friday at 6 p.m. and remain in place until Monday at 6 a.m.

West Fifth Street will be closed between Vine and Main.  Walnut Street will be closed between East Sixth and East Fourth.

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Public safety
3:25 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Cincinnati Police changing call response system

Michael Keating Cincinnati Police

Beginning Sunday the Cincinnati Police Department will be changing how it responds to some calls for service in the city.  

Interim Police Chief Paul Humphries said the decision comes after analyzing the department's response history.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
4:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

County to re-open MSD bid process

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to vote Wednesday morning on re-opening the bidding process on some Metropolitan Sewer District projects.

The board initiated the moratorium to force renewed talks between the county and the city, which runs the sewer district. At issue are several city initiated hiring policies and practices the county dislikes, and in some cases says are illegal.

The county is re-opening the bid process following a city council vote two weeks ago to suspend the hiring policies until August.

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Regional planning
3:27 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

OKI set to release new information on strategic plan

The Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments is continuing efforts to plan for the region's future.  It's holding an event Wednesday evening to reveal the findings from a "How Do We Grow From Here Questionnaire."

Communication Director Brian Cunningham said there are about 32 issues facing the region.

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Job creation
1:57 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Warren County racino now hiring

The Miami Valley Gaming & Raceway plans to hire more than 500 people, beginning Wednesday. The Warren County racino plans to open December 12, 2013.

Job openings range from food and drink service to IT, finance, human resources, marketing.

A job fair is set for Wednesday, July 10 from 4-7 p.m. at Workforce One of Warren County. Applicants should bring a resume and apply in-person.

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