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Metropolitan Sewer District
2:17 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

County throws out MSD contract hiring policies

Hamilton County Commissioners are throwing out hiring and procurement policies related to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).

The city, which operates MSD had instituted new bidding requirements the county, which owns MSD, says were unfair- and in some cases illegal. Chief among them were apprenticeship requirements and a policy giving preference to contractors within city limits.

Commission President Chris Monzel says a working group will be formed to draft a new procurement policy.

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Transportation
10:29 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Pete Rose Way closing

Pete Rose Way will close Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. for construction work taking down the pedestrian stairway.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Jan. 17; and again on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. One lane of traffic in each direction will be open on the affected section of Pete Rose Way on Thurs., Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 after 6 a.m.

Online archives
10:23 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Building a worldwide digital archive library

UC


UC is helping to spearhead an effort to digitize rare library collections worldwide.


Archivist and historian Kevin Grace is just back from Vancouver where he spoke to representatives from 26 countries. More and more people want to access special collections without having to go to remote places to look at them.


Grace says lots of U.S. universities are putting rare photos and books online but many other countries lack the resources to put the necessary background information to go with them.

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OhGo.com
3:18 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

ODOT launches traffic website

ODOT's traffic center in Columbus.
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

With all the construction that’s likely to start up on Ohio roads this spring and summer, this may be some good news for drivers from ODOT.

The transportation department is launching ohgo.com, where ODOT director Jerry Wray says travelers can customize their trips within six major Ohio cities and between different regions of the state.

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Public restroom
3:11 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Cincinnati Council delays public restroom vote

Portland, Oregon government website

A Cincinnati Council Committee wants more information before proceeding with a plan to add freestanding restrooms in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

 City administrators will do more research and report back on the issue.  

The original plan called for installing a “Portland Loo” at Findlay Market as a test location.  But some Council Members balked at the $130,000 price tag for the project including Wendell Young.

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