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8:12 am
Fri November 22, 2013

School Board Settles With Former Superintendent

Jay Brewer, the current superintendent, speaks to a crowd about the district's settlement with the former superintendent over stolen funds.
Emily Wendler WVXU

The Dayton Independent School district in Kentucky announced Thursday, former superintendent, Gary Rye, is responsible for paying back every penny he stole during his 15-year tenure.

Rye was initially accused of stealing about $224,000 in benefits from the district between 2007 and 2012, but investigations into his earlier years turned up much more.

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Kearney
4:21 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

FitzGerald-Kearney ticket now official

Democratic running mates Ed FitzGerald and Eric Kearney at Crowley's in Mt. Adams prepare to hit the campaign trail.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

State Senator Eric Kearney's life is about to get busier. The Cincinnati 9th district Democrat has been officially introduced as gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald's running mate.

Supporters packed Crowley's in Mt. Adams waiting for the announcement and hung newly printed signs.

Kearney introduced his family and said, "Thank you so much, and Ed, I cannot thank you enough. This is really a great honor for me. I'm very excited and very enthusiastic."

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Cincinnati Streetcar
4:07 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Keep or cancel streetcar? Difference is $8.5-22.5 million

Update 11/21/13 @ 5:20PM:  Cincinnati mayor-elect John Cranley is not being swayed by the city administration's cost estimates to cancel the streetcar project.

“It doesn’t cost $40 million to say stop,” Cranley said Thursday during a press conference.  “It doesn’t take a year to get out of this madness.  We’re going to immediately put a halt to this project.”

Cranley is still promising a Council vote the first week of December to temporarily stop the streetcar project.

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Streetcar
8:59 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Streetcar presentation before council Thursday

Provided from City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will hear a presentation Thursday about how much it would cost to stop the city’s streetcar project. Council members will be able to ask questions, but the public will not be able to testify.

Project Executive John Deatrick will make the presentation for the city’s administration. It’s unknown if he’ll identify a specific amount for cancelling the project, or offer a range.

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Stadium Fund
3:01 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

How much will you get back on your property tax bill next year?

For every $100,000 worth of property value, Hamilton County homeowners will get about $46 back on their tax bills next year.

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