Monday, July 28 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:23:14 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
An OTR building with a lot of history will get to write a new chapter when it becomes a tech campus for a Cincinnati business.
In an effort to put Cincinnati on par in the future with cities like Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, North Carolina, known for attracting high-tech companies and jobs, city council members voted this morning to spend millions of dollars buying real estate for a new tech campus in Over-the-Rhine.
The project is being spearheaded by a group called Cintrifuse, which brings in technology startups into its business incubator and introduces them to companies and investors who might finance their growth. But Cintrifuse says it's outgrown its current space.
An Italian company has expressed interest in possibly locating here due to the groundwork laid by local business leaders in generating technology business and innovation, a Cintrifuse executive told city council members before this morning's vote.
The tech campus will be located along 1311-1315 Vine Street across from the Mercer Commons project. Pictures of the building and drawings of future plans for it, show space where technology entrepreneurs can meet with others in the industry to fully develop their ideas and spark new ones. In addition, there is space on the first floor for a restaurant. It's also connected to a parking garage.
"This is a slam dunk for Cincinnati," said Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, who noted CNBC recently ran a story about a "tech boom" here.
The money approved for the project today, including a $4.5 million grant, will be used to purchase the property.
3CDC will serve as developer, retaining ownership of the commercial space, while
Cintrifuse will own the office space. The $14.3 million project will be
financed through a Cincinnati Equity Fund II loan, tax credit equity, private
investment, and the City grant.
1313 Vine, the new address for Cintrifuse, has served as a
center for commerce since 1855 when it was constructed as a beer hall.
used for dances, concerts, athletic events, weddings, and drinking. Beer was
actually brewed in its cavernous sub-basements, which later became a
A German newspaper named "Hochwaechter"
was even edited there in 1861.
And in 1897, six regulation-sized bowling alleys
were constructed inside the building. Its latest use, from 1992 until 2004, was
a rave club called the Warehouse.
The votes on the project came during a session where the city council was acting as the budget and finance committee. Each council member is a member of the committee.
Even so, these items usually require formal approval at a future city council meeting.
Cintrifuse and 3CDC will begin the permitting process
immediately and break ground on the project in September. The project has a 15
month construction timeline.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >