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  • Eric Kearney ends bid to be Ohio's lieutenant governor

    Eric Kearney ends bid to be Ohio's lieutenant governor

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Democratic lieutenant governor candidate in Ohio who faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal tax liens says he is dropping out of the race. State Sen. Eric
    A Democratic lieutenant governor candidate in Ohio who faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal tax liens says he is dropping out of the race.
  • Cranley schedules hearing for streetcar Monday

    Cranley schedules hearing for streetcar Monday

    Monday, December 2 2013 11:27 AM EST2013-12-02 16:27:50 GMT
    Today, Mayor-Elect John Cranley announced the Chairs of nine City Council Committees and the hearing date for the streetcar.
    Today, Mayor-Elect John Cranley announced the Chairs of nine City Council Committees and the hearing date for the streetcar.
  • Cranley talks alternative plans to streetcar project

    Cranley talks alternative plans to streetcar project

    Thursday, November 7 2013 6:15 PM EST2013-11-07 23:15:31 GMT
    Cincinnati's Mayor Elect John Cranley stopped by the FOX19 Morning News for some tough questions with Rob Williams. Rob asked Cranley how serious he was about making good on his campaign promise of quitting
    Cincinnati's Mayor Elect John Cranley stopped by the FOX19 Morning News for some tough questions with Rob Williams.
  • Cincinnati's new mayor is John Cranley

    Cincinnati's new mayor is John Cranley

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 2:11 PM EST2013-11-06 19:11:10 GMT
    There's a new mayor in town. The 69th Mayor of Cincinnati is Price Hill native John Cranley. Cranley beat out current Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls in the November 5th Cincinnati election.
    There's a new mayor in town. The 69th Mayor of Cincinnati is Price Hill native John Cranley. Cranley beat out current Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls in the November 5th Cincinnati election.
  • Quick Look: What happened in the election

    Quick Look: What happened in the election

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 8:06 AM EST2013-11-06 13:06:34 GMT
    It's Election Day in Ohio! The polls opened Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. and will remain open until 7:30 p.m. Stick with FOX19 for continuous updates throughout the day.
    Election Day brought a few surprises to the Greater Cincinnati area.
  • Oak Hills passes 5 year levy

    Oak Hills passes 5 year levy

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:14 AM EST2013-11-06 05:14:51 GMT
    The Oak Hills Local School District is looking to pass a 4.82 mill operating levy on Tuesday. It would generate $5.275 million of operating money over the next five years.
    The Oak Hills Local School District passed a $4.82 mill operating levy on Tuesday.
  • Hamilton Co. extends library tax levy for 10 years

    Hamilton Co. extends library tax levy for 10 years

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:12 AM EST2013-11-06 05:12:29 GMT
    On November 1, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was given a prestigious Five Star Service Award from the Library Journal, being one of only five libraries nationwide to receive the
    On November 1, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was given a prestigious Five Star Service Award from the Library Journal, being one of only five libraries nationwide to receive the
  • Cincy voters say no to Issue 4

    Cincy voters say no to Issue 4

    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 circulation
    Cincinnati voters sided with the city council and their new mayor when they struck down Issue 4 at the ballot box on Tuesday.
  • New year, 3 new Cincinnati City Council members

    New year, 3 new Cincinnati City Council members

    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 place
    There's a shakeup in the newest Cincinnati City Council. Out of 21 candidates, there's three new faces.
  • Cincinnati Zoo levy passes for another 5 years

    Cincinnati Zoo levy passes for another 5 years

    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 the
    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.
  • FOX19 Investigates: The Benefits of Being Mayor

    FOX19 Investigates: The Benefits of Being Mayor

    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't
    How much do you think the mayor of Cincinnati makes?
  • Money from anonymous donors influences local elections

    Money from anonymous donors influences local elections

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 7:08 PM EST2013-11-06 00:08:59 GMT
    Anonymous political spending by tax-exempt social welfare groups has ballooned in recent years. FOX19 talked to some local political experts to find out how money from anonymous donors can influence local
    Anonymous political spending by tax-exempt social welfare groups has ballooned in recent years. FOX19 talked to some local political experts to find out how money from anonymous donors can influence local elections.
  • Why you should care about the Cincinnati mayoral race

    Why you should care about the Cincinnati mayoral race

    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 mind
    With the mayor's race in it's final hours, talk of politics has heated up in the city.
  • North College Hill PD ask voters to pass a 5-year levy

    North College Hill PD ask voters to pass a 5-year levy

    Monday, November 4 2013 12:00 AM EST2013-11-04 05:00:40 GMT
    The police department there will ask voters to pass a 5-year, 4.9 mil levy to help get them some upgrades they say they desperately need.
    The police department there will ask voters to pass a 5-year, 4.9 mil levy to help get them some upgrades they say they desperately need.
  • Schools across Ohio still seeking tax increases

    Schools across Ohio still seeking tax increases

    By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) - There have been plenty of changes for Ohio schools this year, but one thing remains the same: Many of them are asking voters to approve tax hikes. Nearly
    There have been plenty of changes for Ohio schools this year, but one thing remains the same: Many of them are asking voters to approve tax hikes.
  • Hamilton county creates new website for voters

    Hamilton county creates new website for voters

    Friday, November 1 2013 8:54 AM EDT2013-11-01 12:54:21 GMT
    Tuesday, November 5 is the countywide election day in Hamilton County.
    Tuesday, November 5 is the countywide election day in Hamilton County.
  • Politics getting ugly in Anderson Township

    Politics getting ugly in Anderson Township

    Thursday, October 24 2013 11:57 PM EDT2013-10-25 03:57:58 GMT
    Politics can be a dirty game at any level, in any city.  Anderson Township is no different. "I certainly didn't expect it to be this bad," said John Piehowicz, a candidate for trustee.
    Politics can be a dirty game at any level, in any city.  Anderson Township is no different. "I certainly didn't expect it to be this bad," said John Piehowicz, a candidate for trustee.
  • Cincinnati mayoral primary has 5.6% voter turnout

    Cincinnati mayoral primary has 5.6% voter turnout

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-09-12 01:53:48 GMT
    The top two vote-getters Tuesday will face each other in November's general election. But not many people are taking the opportunity to vote, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
    Democrats Johns Cranley and Roxanne Qualls will square off this November. The top two vote-getters were selected by voters who went to a precinct and cast a ballot in the Cincinnati mayoral primary -- all 11,545 of them.
  • Cincinnati's mayoral primary costs $400K, $35 per vote

    Cincinnati's mayoral primary costs $400K, $35 per vote

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 6:21 AM EDT2013-09-11 10:21:21 GMT
    The Hamilton County Board of Elections anticipates Tuesday's mayoral primary will cost roughly $437,000. "There's a price to pay for democracy and this is one of those prices," former City Councilman Jeff Berding told FOX19.
    The Hamilton County Board of Elections anticipates Tuesday's mayoral primary will cost roughly $437,000. "There's a price to pay for democracy and this is one of those prices," former City Councilman Jeff Berding told FOX19.
  • John Cranley tops Cincinnati mayoral primary

    John Cranley tops Cincinnati mayoral primary

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-09-11 03:37:50 GMT
    Tallied votes are continuously coming in via the Hamilton County Board of Elections, narrowing the mayoral race down to two following Tuesday's non-partisan primary.
    Hamilton County voters have narrowed the Cincinnati mayoral race down to two following Tuesday's non-partisan primary election. Democratic candidate John Cranley came out on top with 6,388 votes followed by Roxanne Qualls at 4,249 votes.
  • Zoo levy to be placed on November ballot

    Zoo levy to be placed on November ballot

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 10:12 AM EDT2013-09-10 14:12:04 GMT
    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that, after receiving the unanimous support of the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners, the Zoo Tax Levy has officially been accepted and placed
    The levy, officially listed on the ballot as Issue #2, would provide property tax support for the Zoo for five years (2014-2018) and would cost the owner of a $100,000 home approximately $10 per year.
  • Reality Check: Kentucky 2014 Midterm Election

    Reality Check: Kentucky 2014 Midterm Election

    Thursday, August 29 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-08-30 01:04:55 GMT
    Kentucky's 2014 midterm election is well underway, and so far the tone is anything but respectful between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
    Kentucky's 2014 midterm election is well underway, and so far the tone is anything but respectful between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
  • Lakota votes unanimously for levy on November ballot

    Lakota votes unanimously for levy on November ballot

    Monday, July 8 2013 8:42 PM EDT2013-07-09 00:42:38 GMT
    The Lakota School Board met in special session on Thursday and approved a 5.5 mill levy for the November ballot which is expected to generate $13.8 million annually. The board previously passed a first
    The Lakota School Board met in special session on Thursday and approved a 5.5 mill levy for the November ballot which is expected to generate $13.8 million annually.
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  • Reality Check: Paying student athletes

    Reality Check: Paying student athletes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:47:35 GMT
    Northwestern University football players are scheduled to vote this Friday on whether they want to be represented by a union as part of a groundbreaking decision that could lead to college getting paid
    Northwestern University football players are scheduled to vote this Friday on whether they want to be represented by a union as part of a groundbreaking decision that could lead to college getting paid at schools all over the country, including here in Cincinnati.
  • Reality Check: No Ky. smoking ban costs taxpayers

    Reality Check: No Ky. smoking ban costs taxpayers

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-04-10 01:45:09 GMT
    A bill banning smoking in shared public spaces is dead in the Bluegrass State. The political outcome leaves Kentucky one of just ten states without a statewide smoking ban and, thanks to the Affordable
    A bill banning smoking in shared public spaces is dead in the Bluegrass State. The political outcome leaves Kentucky one of just ten states without a statewide smoking ban and, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, is going to hit taxpayers with higher healthcare costs.
  • Reality Check: Politics of pot in Ohio

    Reality Check: Politics of pot in Ohio

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-03-27 09:06:46 GMT
    Last month's Quinnipiac University survey proved to be a landslide for supporters of the legalization of medical marijuana. The margin was a whopping eight to one, and yet Ohio lawmakers are nowhere close
    Last month's Quinnipiac University survey proved to be a landslide for supporters of the legalization of medical marijuana. The margin was a whopping eight to one, and yet Ohio lawmakers are nowhere close to legalizing marijuana as medicine.
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  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:35 GMT
    The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.
    The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons,...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

    Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:19 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she believes that the outcome in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.
  • Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:25:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.
    Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands...
  • Five questions with Cincinnati Council CandidatesMore>>

  • Five Questions for Shawn Butler

    Five Questions for Shawn Butler

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 5:21 AM EDT2013-10-22 09:21:54 GMT
    FOX19 called Cincinnati City Council Candidate Shawn Butler to ask him our five questions for city council candidates.
    FOX19 called Cincinnati City Council Candidate Shawn Butler to ask him our five questions for city council candidates.
  • Five Questions for Melissa Wegman

    Five Questions for Melissa Wegman

    Monday, October 21 2013 2:49 PM EDT2013-10-21 18:49:02 GMT
    FOX19 called Cincinnati City Council Candidate Melissa Wegman to ask her our five questions for city council candidates.
    FOX19 called Cincinnati City Council Candidate Melissa Wegman to ask her our five questions for city council candidates.
  • Five Questions for Charlie Winburn

    Five Questions for Charlie Winburn

    Monday, October 21 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-10-21 18:43:37 GMT
    FOX19 called current Cincinnati City Council Member Charlie Winburn to ask him our five questions for city council candidates.
    FOX19 called current Cincinnati City Council Member Charlie Winburn to ask him our five questions for city council candidates.
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