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Cincinnati budget
10:57 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Park and public safety cuts dominate 2nd city budget hearing

Speakers at the second hearing on Cincinnati's budget at the College Hill Recreation Center
Jay Hanselman

Once again preventing park cuts and saving public safety jobs were the focus of many speakers during a Cincinnati Council hearing Monday night on the city’s budget.


There was a smaller crowd for the session at the College Hill Recreation Center, and about 30 speakers offered testimony.


About half of them are asking Council not to reduce funding for the parks department.   The board that runs those facilities has threatened closures and reduced maintenance if the city manager’s budget is adopted.

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Seelbach-Harvey Milk Champion of Change
4:31 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Seelbach gets national award

Chris Seelbach
Sarah Ramsey

A Cincinnati Council Member will be at the White House Wednesday afternoon to accept an award. 

Chris Seelbach is one of ten people being recognized this year as "Harvey Milk Champions of Change." 

“The award honors elected officials who champion equality and public service,” Seelbach said.  “And so I’m being honored for my attempts to make Cincinnati a place that more people feel welcome and respected.”

President Obama honored the late Harvey Milk in 2009 with America's highest civilian medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

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Hamilton County parks
3:10 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Park District going high-tech; changing name and look

The newly renamed Great Parks of Hamilton County will feature a bird-themed logo.
Credit Great Parks of Hamilton County / Provided

The Hamilton County Park District is going high-tech to deal with the Emerald Ash Borer.

Park employees are using iPads to track ash trees and assess the situation across the county.

Executive Director Jack Sutton says the data is used to determine which trees should be treated or removed.

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Flying Pig indictment
10:37 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Indictment in Flying Pig incident

Iris Simpson-Bush (right) and Tammy Wise with the Flying Pig Marathon discuss safety precautions prior to the race.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

If convicted, a Colerain Township man faces up to six years in prison for a series of incidents at the Flying Pig Marathon and related events. The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office has indicted 49 year old David Moore, a registered marathon participant on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and menacing by stalking.

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Howard's chat
8:58 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Howard Wilkinson talks about Connie Pillich running for state treasurer

Howard Wilkinson
Michael Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about Connie Pillich running for state treasurer and the latest on the voter fraud cases in Hamilton county.

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