Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:16:37 GMT
Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.Full Story >
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.Full Story >
Earlier this year, an Indianapolis developer made plans to convert the former home of the School for Creative and Performing Arts into an apartment complex. But now, the community of Pendleton will see the development of a hotel.
James Bates has grown up in Over-the-Rhine his whole life and says it's dramatically different now than it used to be.
"Not too long ago this was a bad area. There was a lot of crime," says resident James Bates.
"I've been just astounded at the rate of renovations and revitalization," says resident Ethan Fletcher.
Thanks to some recent development including the new Horseshoe Casino located a few blocks away, residents say they're not shocked to hear about a luxury hotel coming to the area.
"You see less litter, less violence, less crime," said Branden Criss.
"We're really excited to continue gentrifying the neighborhood," added Fletcher.
Core Redevelopment out of Indianapolis still owns the property, but the Cincinnati based Remark Hospitality Development Company is taking over the project.
A representative from Remark Hospitality says in addition to a boutique hotel with over 100 rooms, they hope to still build residential apartments. In addition, the historic building could be home to a day spa, fitness center, and fine dining.
"I really like the idea of the mixed space, residential and commercial," said Fletcher.
"A lot of young professionals, entrepreneurs are starting to move in, and it's bringing a new image to Cincinnati. It's bringing hope to Cincinnati," said Criss.
Developers also have plans to preserve the three acres of green space that sits next to the former school.
"I think we need as much green space in the neighborhood as possible, so I'm real happy they're going to keep that," said Fletcher.
A representative from the development company says their next step is to select the brand affiliation for the hotel. They didn't disclose what their options are at this point.
Developers say they hope to begin construction on this project in mid to late summer.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:22:05 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:47:23 GMT
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in...Full Story >
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California...Full Story >
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