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Ohio Democratic Party sues state elections chief over new primary date

'Unprecedented times’: Kentucky moves primary to June

Cincinnati City Council to announce who will fill open seat

Primary polling locations moved from nursing homes due to coronavirus concerns

Ohio first lady brings free book program to Hamilton, Warren counties

City manager asking council to approve $1M for coronavirus preparations

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Ohio first lady brings free book program to Butler County

Ohio senators announce legislation coming soon to end death penalty

Ohio representatives introduce bill to ban discrimination based on natural hair

Councilwoman Amy Murray to resign Wednesday, Betsy Sundermann sworn in

  City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard resigns

Prosecutor, Ohio AG to seek suspension of Dennard from office if she doesn’t resign by Tuesday

  City undecided about prosecuting Councilwoman Dennard in lawsuit to remove her from office

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost have both called for her to resign if the allegations against her are true.

  Councilman loaned Tamaya Dennard $1K

'I try to help anyone that comes my way, it’s how I was raised. If you can help, help. In this case, I obviously asked the solicitor first'

Law firm praises Dennard informant Gableman: ‘It takes courage for citizens to come forward’

Tom Gabelman, an attorney who works for the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners, is with the law firm of Frost Brown Todd.

  Voters, state lawmaker sue to remove Tamaya Dennard from office

All parties in the case could appear in court as soon as Friday.

Hamilton Co. GOP announces replacement for Councilwoman Amy Murray

  'Judgment is so easy’: Tamaya Dennard makes first comments following arrest

Cincinnati City Councilman David Mann takes steps to run for mayor

  Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard tried to exchange her votes for money, feds say

Special election Tuesday in NKY

Ohio governor signs bill legalizing earphone, earplug use by motorcyclists

  Covington Catholic students launch new suit against media, others

Nicholas Sandmann is not a party to his classmates’ lawsuit, but there are similarities.

Tuesday is voter registration deadline for Ohio primary

The Ohio primary election is March 17

Ohio bill would require flashing lights on Amish buggies

State data shows Ohio has had over 870 crashes involving an animal-drawn vehicle or an animal with a rider since 2014.

Presidents Day: What to know about the holiday

The third Monday of every February is a time to remember past and present presidents.

Mayor John Cranley ‘exploring run for governor’

On Friday, Mayor John Cranley announced he’s exploring a run for governor.

  Gov. DeWine announces bill to restrict hand-held devices while driving

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is scheduled to announce the details of a bill that would reduce distracted driving.

  Complaint: Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard violated state law by paying herself from campaign fund

The complaint, filed Monday by Mark Miller, makes allegations against Dennard, her campaign committee, Friends of Tamaya Dennard, and her campaign treasurer, Kevin Tighe.

  Amy Murray leaving council to take job with defense department

Cincinnati City Council Member Amy Murray announced Monday that she’s leaving council to take a job as director of small business programs with the U.S. Department of Defense.

President Trump tweets support for Pete Rose into HOF

The President made the case that Rose, who is currently banned, should be in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

In wake of 2A rally, lawmaker wants law banning carrying guns while wearing a mask at Kentucky Capitol

Gov. Beshear says the current regulations allow the open carrying of holstered guns and long guns hanging with a strap in the building, but masks are not allowed.

  Cincinnati man honored by President Donald Trump during SOTU

President Donald Trump honored multiple people in the crowd during the State of the Union Tuesday night.

Portman: ‘I’m voting against the articles of impeachment’

Portman cast away any lingering doubt Tuesday night: He will vote to acquit the President.

First Lady Britainy Beshear gives first tour of her new home, the governor’s mansion

The fact that some of the residents are children is clear the moment you pull up to the mansion, as there’s a basketball hoop in the back.

Gov. Beshear lays out $24 billion Kentucky budget proposal

"There are finally dollars to start reinvesting in our families,” Beshear said.

‘Tonight we mourn the loss of a giant in our community'

Democrats and Republicans alike are honoring the legacy of Todd Portune

Cincinnati’s vice mayor keeps pushing for ‘Gang of Five’ to repay taxpayers $176K

Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman is continuing to insist Council Members Chris Seelbach, P.G. Sittenfeld, Tamaya Dennard, Wendell Young and Greg Landsman repay the city

Christopher Smitherman says he won’t run for Cincinnati mayor

On the anniversary of his wife’s death, the vice mayor says he wants to give his five children “as much love and attention as I can” and he says “running for mayor would make that impossible.”

  Ohio bill would allow police to make traffic stops for cellphone use

'This legislation will address the significant danger caused by drivers who drive under the influence of their electronic devices'

Kentucky Senate Bill 8 would require student resource officers to be armed

Sen. Max Wise said the bill was prompted by a debate in the state’s largest school district: JCPS.

‘It is time to rethink the role of the FBI’: Ohio sheriff writes letter to Trump calling for shift of some powers to US Marshals

'I believe it is time to rethink the role of the FBI'

  Boone County becomes Second Amendment sanctuary

The resolution protects the right to bear arms even if state or federal laws are passed restricting ownership or possession.

Councilwoman: Bar companies convicted of fraud from getting city contracts

Business owner Doug Evans was sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined $50,000 this week in a minority contracting fraud case. His company, Evans Landscaping, also was fined $500,000.

HUD, VA award nearly $144K to help homeless veterans find permanent homes

Nearly 700 Ohio veterans are homeless and 139 of them are here in Hamilton County, according to the midwest regional director for HUD.

Streetcar, renaming McMicken Ave, Western Hills Viaduct: Council has full plate Wednesday

Their decisions will impact several issues

Council member pulls back on proposal to remove wolf statue from Eden Park

Capitoline Wolf in Eden Park was a gift from Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

KY medical marijuana advocate hopes legislative momentum continues in 2020

Kentucky medical marijuana advocates are asking to build on what they see as progress from the last legislative session.

Kenton County joins ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ wave in Kentucky

Kenton County officials launched an effort to pass a Second Amendment sanctuary resolution.

Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker announces run for US Senate in 2020

Charles Booker, Kentucky State Representative, has announced on Sunday that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination in the US Senate race in 2020.

  Crowd gathers at Fountain Square to protest rising tensions in Iran

The protest comes after President Trump ordered an airstrike in Iran that resulted in the death of a top military commander.

Portune submits official letter of resignation

His resignation brings a close to a 27-year career of public service for the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Civil rights icon, Ga. representative John Lewis diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer

A prominent figure in the House of Representatives has announced that he has received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Sources: Bevin under FBI Probe

"The circumstances surrounding the pardons show political favoritism," Sen. Morgan McGarvey said.

Smitherman: Special prosecutor should do 'deep dive’ on Gang of Five

'The only way the public will know a deep dive has happened is because people were deposed'

Todd Portune honored as street, county building renamed after him

'It is only fitting that the building in which he worked for the last 20 years bear his name'

  Five Cincinnati City Council members may face criminal prosecution over text messages

A special prosecutor was named Thursday

Complaint filed with state to look into Cincinnati’s TIF district money

Earlier this week, Cincinnati City Council approved 15 new TIFs to try to shift some money from property taxes to struggling communities

Councilman: Rename McMicken Avenue after UC strips former slave owner’s name from College

'In no other country do we honor men who basically were responsible for the most heinous acts of human suffering,' Councilman Jeff Pastor says

Ohio’s top election official, lawmaker work to close ‘loophole’ in campaign finance rules after alleged Chabot treasurer ‘fraud’

'We need to act now before someone else commits fraud - this time against a local or state candidate.'

Ohio’s top election official refers 18 voters to prosecutors for voting twice in 2018

Two are from Hamilton County

Grand jury convened amid federal investigation into money missing from Chabot campaign

The veteran West Side Republican officially filed for reelection in 2020 on Tuesday

Metro sales tax to appear on ballot in March

According to Metro, the sales tax would fully fund the Reinventing Metro Plan approved in January.

Andy Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor

A full day of inaugural events are planned Tuesday

Ohio bill would erase time limits, loophole in cases of rape

State senators in Ohio are debating a proposal to lift the statute of limitations on rape and close a loophole that allows rape inside marriage to go unpunished

  Hamilton Co. business recycling election signs into sleeping mats for the homeless

An Anderson Twp. business has come up with a way to recycle election campaign signs into sleeping mats for homeless people.

  Dissolving Village of Amelia divides community

119 years of history is now gone in Clermont County. Nearly 70 percent of voters decided to dissolve the Village of Amelia.

NKU professor: Bevin ‘has nobody but himself to blame’

'We have to look at the toll issue pushing it over the top'

  KY governor’s race is too close to call, AP says

The AP says 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

Election results in OH, KY, IN; See them here

Kentucky's governor race remains too close to call, the Associated Press reports

Cranley, Portune come to agreement about future of Banks development

The deal allows the music venue to move forward while giving the city assurances about development of the Banks' remaining empty lots.

  Police respond to altercation at North College Hill polling location

Police responded to North College Hill Senior Center after they say two men became involved in an altercation.

  Election Day: What you need to know before you go to the polls

Voters will decide several tax levies and races as they head to the polls

  ‘Get Out The Vote’ in NKY

The governor’s race is the biggest talker heading into the election

Cincinnati City Council approves eviction prevention legislation

Then legislation introduced by City Councilman Greg Landsman last week aim to reduce the number of preventable evictions for those who rent properties

  Teens voting? Cincinnati checking to see if it’s ‘doable’

Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld says he'd support 16-and-17-year-olds casting ballots, but Councilman David Mann calls the idea 'absurd'

Hamilton County GOP kicks off petition drive to fight sales tax hike

They need 33,969 signatures to force the issue on the ballot

New poll shows Bevin, Beshear tied with Kentucky voters

Mason-Dixon Polling interviewed 625 registered voters by phone between October 10 and October 13, 2019. All indicated they would vote in the upcoming election.

  Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear debate at UK

This is the second debate between the current governor and the state's attorney general

Hamilton County Commissioners vote to keep sales tax increase

The county's effective rate of 7 percent remains the lowest of Ohio's three major cities--for now.