FC Cincinnati soccer team to hold groundbreaking for stadium
CINCINNATI (AP) — FC Cincinnati says it will officially break ground on the team's new stadium site this month.
The event will occur at marked entrances near the rear of Taft High School and West 15th Street in the city's West End neighborhood Dec. 18. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will attend, along with FC Cincinnati managing owner Carl Lindner III, team president and general manager Jeff Berding and Democratic Mayor John Cranley.
First responders’ valor recognized at Cincinnati ceremony
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hundreds of people applauded Monday as police officers and civilians who helped save lives during a gunman's deadly downtown Cincinnati attack were recognized for valor and distinguished service.
Police killed the gunman inside the Fifth Third building's lobby along Fountain Square Sept. 6. He had killed three civilians and wounded two more. Mayor John Cranley said the gunman had hundreds of rounds of ammunition that could've killed "many, many more people."
Cincinnati city manager who quit gets additional payout
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati will pay its former city manager another $370,000 after he quit earlier this year.
The city already had agreed to pay Harry Black a $174,000 severance and $100,000 in benefits.
Black quit in April as he was facing the likelihood of being fired by the City Council.
The Latest: Hundreds remember victims at vigil in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a downtown Cincinnati bank (all times local):
Hundreds have gathered in Cincinnati to remember the three people killed and the two injured in a downtown office shooting this week.
Many left bouquets of flowers alongside a fountain that sits at the center of Cincinnati's Fountain Square, just steps from where Thursday's shooting took place.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Charges have been dropped against an 11-year-old Ohio girl who was suspected of shoplifting from a supermarket when a police officer shocked her with a stun gun.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday night that stunning the girl who "posed no danger to the police" was wrong.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The future of a proposed riverfront concert venue in Cincinnati remains uncertain.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports City Council unanimously voted recently to approve the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's music venue at The Banks, but officials haven't agreed on a specific site for it.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati says it's placing its 911 center under civilian control during an overhaul after a 16-year-old boy died in a minivan parked near his school.
Student Kyle Plush died April 10 despite placing 911 calls for help.
Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney says Tuesday that Jayson Dunn, who oversees technology for the city, will take over the job temporarily.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the Cincinnati police response to a trapped teen's 911 calls (all times local):
The mayor of Cincinnati is citing three things that were "just wrong" about the police response to a 16-year-old boy's calls for help before he died trapped in a minivan.
9-year-old advocates for safe sidewalks in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (AP) — A 9-year-old safety advocate has met with the mayor of Cincinnati to talk about making safe sidewalks for her walk to school.
Madelyn Gerker met with Mayor John Cranley last week, after first writing to the city government in March saying she and her brothers have to dodge speeding cars and broken pavement during their daily walk to school.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials plan to make changes to improve operations at the city's emergency call center, which is under scrutiny after the failed response to a teen who was trapped in a vehicle and died after twice calling 911.
Mayor John Cranley, council members and other city officials were touring the center Monday. They say they plan to increase staffing and improve technology and working conditions there.
Cincinnati city manager facing dismissal opts to quit
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati city manager who faced the likelihood of being fired by the City Council has quit.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Harry Black said Saturday morning in a memo that his decision to resign was "based on the reality that the work environment has become very hostile."
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati City Council says it will convene this weekend to consider firing the embattled city manager locked in a feud with Mayor John Cranley.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials on Tuesday apologized to the family of a 16-year-old boy who died after he was trapped by a minivan's rear bench and police failed to find him, despite his 911 calls.
Mayor John Cranley said Kyle Plush's death was "heartbreaking for all of us." He apologized to family members present, including Kyle's father, who found his body the evening of April 10. City council members also offered their thoughts and prayers.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati City Council has laid the groundwork to investigate their city manager who is accused of bullying employees and retaliating against those who disagreed with him.
The council voted for the plan Wednesday that gives two council members broad authority to lead an investigation and to solicit testimony from employees who claim City Manager Harry Black acted inappropriately on the job.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of Cincinnati says he will ask the City Council next week to approve hiring a special counsel to examine allegations of inappropriate behavior by the city manager he's been trying to force out.
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio city's council has approved an eight-month severance package for its embattled manager — if he changes his mind and decides to resign.
City Manager Harry Black says he plans to stay.
City Hall drama still running in Cincinnati standoff
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's embattled city manager offered apologies Wednesday and said he'd like to stay on despite the mayor's efforts to oust him.
City Manager Harry Black spoke after a city council vote showed Mayor John Cranley continued to be one short of the majority he needs to send Black out with a proposed $423,000 severance package, equivalent to about 18 months' pay.
Cincinnati council to vote on city manager buyout deal
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote Monday whether to approve a buyout deal for its embattled city manager after the mayor asked him to quit.
The offer made to City Manager Harry Black totals $393,000, the equivalent of 18 months' pay.
Black said in a statement Saturday night that he hoped the council would approve the deal and bring a "painful week of tumult and chaos" to an end.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's mayor says the city manager has agreed to leave his job, while the city manager says no deal has been reached.
Mayor John Cranley said in a statement Tuesday he and City Manager Harry Black reached an "agreement in principle," for Black to leave. Cranley says he expects final details by March 19. A deal requires City Council approval.
Black said in a statement Tuesday night that he is still having discussions with Cranley and hasn't made a decision.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's city government is in turmoil after the mayor reportedly sought the city manager's resignation.
Officials were returning Monday to City Hall after news reports Friday that Mayor John Cranley met with City Manager Harry Black and asked him to resign. Black declined to comment during a public event Saturday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio River city wooing Amazon's second headquarters offered urban cool and culture along with big-bucks incentives.
Cincinnati made a wide-ranging pitch for the Seattle-based e-commerce giant's second North American headquarters. Newly released files offer a behind-the-scenes look at the hectic weeks after Amazon announced last year it was soliciting bids for a project expected to bring 50,000 jobs to the winner.
Dem titan Ed Rendell joins Ohio’s Pillich on campaign trail
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democratic governor candidate Connie Pillich hit the campaign trail Tuesday with former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell at her side, insisting her candidacy can prevail this spring in a crowded primary with some bigger names.
One of those names is Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, state attorney general and treasurer.
Uber to partner with Cincinnati region transit agencies
CINCINNATI (AP) — The ride-sharing service Uber is going to do some data-sharing with Cincinnati area public transit agencies and other local authorities in a partnership announced Tuesday.
Memorial Mass held for former Ohio congressman, mayor
CINCINNATI (AP) — Friends of former Democratic Ohio congressman and Cincinnati Mayor Thomas Luken spoke of his commitment to civil rights and other causes at a memorial Mass for him on Wednesday.
The Mass was held at St. Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati for Luken, who died last week at age 92.
Luken mentored many young politicians, including former Cincinnati mayor and current TV talk show host Jerry Springer and current Mayor John Cranley.
Macy’s to close downtown Cincinnati store
CINCINNATI (AP) — Macy's is closing its store in downtown Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati-based retailer confirmed Wednesday that the closure is part of a plan to close 100 stores that it announced in 2016.
The store's 54 employees were notified of the closure Wednesday. They were told the downtown site was expected to shut its doors in mid-March.
The Latest: Cleveland, Cincinnati mayors win, Toledo’s loses
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's election (all times local):
Cleveland's mayor has won a record fourth, four-year term, while Cincinnati's mayor has won a second term and Toledo voters have picked a new mayor.
With some 90 percent of the votes counted in Cleveland, Frank Jackson had 60 percent to 40 percent for councilman Zack Reed.
Ex-Cabinet secretary to Ohio to support ‘Obamacare’
CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Barack Obama administration Cabinet member is returning to her native state to rally opposition to Republican efforts to repeal his health care overhaul.
Cincinnati-born Kathleen Sebelius (suh-BIL'-yuhs) is joining a bus tour campaign for press conferences Wednesday in Cincinnati and Dayton. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, both Democrats, are among officials joining her in their cities.
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio coroner says she will no longer accept sexual assault cases from Cincinnati, citing a backload of 566 cases.
Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco sent a letter to the Cincinnati Police Department June 6 saying the Hamilton County coroner's office is returning about 70 sexual assault cases.
The police chief then sent a letter to the city manager, saying staff will now deliver rape kits to the state lab in London, Ohio.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of Cincinnati has tearfully apologized to city police after his office unwittingly approved a proclamation honoring a man suspected of killing an officer in an ambush.
Mayor John Cranley delivered his apology Thursday at the police union hall, saying the proclamation was stamped by a new staffer. He said he also called the officer's widow to apologize.
"This was a huge mistake," said Cranley. "It's not done intentionally. It's human error, but the buck stops with me."
CINCINNATI (AP) — The incumbent mayor of Cincinnati will face off against a city councilwoman in the November mayoral election.
Councilwoman Yvette Simpson was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's primary with 45 percent of the vote, followed by fellow Democrat and incumbent John Cranley with 34 percent. Former University of Cincinnati board chairman Rob Richardson was eliminated after securing only 20 percent of the vote. There were no Republicans in the nonpartisan race.
Cincinnati mayoral race tops Tuesday primaries in Ohio
CINCINNATI (AP) — An all-Democrat mayoral primary Tuesday will cut to two the candidates to lead Ohio's third-largest city.
No Republicans are running in Cincinnati's nonpartisan election, with incumbent John Cranley, 43, seeking a second four-year term against councilwoman Yvette Simpson and former University of Cincinnati board chairman Rob Richardson, both 38.