Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:07 AM EST2013-11-06 05:07:23 GMT
Cincinnati has $862 million in unfunded pension liabilities and how to deal with it has been relevant topic leading up to this Election Day. The discussion heated up in July, when a petition began circulationFull Story >
Cincinnati voters sided with the city council and their new mayor when they struck down Issue 4 at the ballot box on Tuesday.Full Story >
Tuesday, November 5 2013 11:52 PM EST2013-11-06 04:52:05 GMT
There's a shakeup in the newest Cincinnati City Council. Out of 21 candidates, there's three new faces. The leading vote getter is P.G. Sittenfeld (D) who took in 10,000 more votes than the second placeFull Story >
There's a shakeup in the newest Cincinnati City Council. Out of 21 candidates, there's three new faces.Full Story >
Tuesday, November 5 2013 10:48 PM EST2013-11-06 03:48:46 GMT
Hamilton County voters are heading to the polls to decide the fate of tax support for the Cincinnati Zoo. The levy, officially listed on the ballot as Issue 2, would provide property tax support for theFull Story >
The levy, officially listed on the ballot as Issue 2, would provide property tax support for the Zoo for five years and would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $10.60 per year.Full Story >
Tuesday, November 5 2013 10:37 PM EST2013-11-06 03:37:18 GMT
How much do you think the mayor of Cincinnati makes? With a city staff of nearly 6,000, the next mayor will bring home a salary of $130,000. Both Roxanne Qualls and John Cranley say the paycheck isn'tFull Story >
How much do you think the mayor of Cincinnati makes?Full Story >
Monday, November 4 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-11-04 20:59:25 GMT
With the mayor's race in it's final hours, talk of politics has heated up in the city. "I've been watching on street corners, you know, honk for whoever to vote for, but I haven't really made up my mindFull Story >
With the mayor's race in it's final hours, talk of politics has heated up in the city.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:37:11 GMT
Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.Full Story >
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:33:43 GMT
Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.Full Story >
Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east...Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Hamilton County voters approved an extended version of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's property tax levy.
The levy, which was endorsed by Cincinnati's Chamber of Commerce, is different from the library's past levies in that it is a request for a 10 year levy, 5 years longer than a typical appeal to voters. The library says that a 10 year levy allows for more long term planning and maintains that it will not increase voter's taxes.
The levy will cost taxpayers $2.51 per month per $100,000 of property value. According to the library, this funding is necessary to provide an adequate amount of operating expenses and capital improvements through 2024. In addition, levy funding will provide one-third of the library's total budget. The other majority two-thirds of funding come from the state's public library fund, which is set to increase 3% in 2014.
Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library had over 7.4 million visitors in 2012, and the main library branch is the busiest central library in the US for the second year in a row, according to Public Library Data Service.
The levy passed with 73% of the vote when it was last on the ballot in 2009.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >