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January 5, 2021, 6am PST
Two pieces of legislation signed by Gov. DeWine promote investment in "legacy" cities.
Cincinnati Business Courier
January 1, 2021, 7am PST
The development scene in Cincinnati at the dawn of the new year is looking pretty lively, all things considered.
Cincinnati Business Courier
December 23, 2020, 7am PST
The trend toward the liberalization of outdoor drinking laws continues in Cincinnati. The turned is prevalent enough that this isn't even the first example of a "designated outdoor refreshment area" on the Ohio River.
December 20, 2020, 7am PST
Fifth Third Bank is investing $2.8 billion in its Accelerating Racial Equality, Equity and Inclusion initiative.
Business Wire
December 17, 2020, 11am PST
Dozens of cities and states are considering legislation allowing alternatives to upfront security deposits, such as "security deposit insurance." The only problem? It's not actually insurance.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 16, 2020, 11am PST
Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County, a program of The Ohio State University College of Social Work, celebrated five years of community engagement and advocacy aimed at improving quality of life for older adults.
November 25, 2020, 6am PST
Decades of racist policy and a lack of critical resources have left Cleveland in a perpetual state of economic fragility. The city can't afford another recession.
City Monitor
November 19, 2020, 11am PST
According to Columbus officials, transit ridership to and from downtown doubled in the years since the city implemented a free transit pass program.
Intelligent Transport
November 19, 2020, 10am PST
A new study drives home the need for heat reduction measures in areas populated by lower-income residents.
November 17, 2020, 6am PST
A coalition of leaders in the Appalachian region recently released the "Marshall Plan for Middle America" to create jobs and transition the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky away from fossil fuels.
StateImpact Pennsylvania
November 13, 2020, 7am PST
Two of the transportation connections between Ohio and Kentucky in the Cincinnati metropolitan area were closed on the same day, leaving one side of the Ohio River cut off from the other.
November 6, 2020, 8am PST
State and local voters picked a side on Tuesday: clean, renewable energy.
Smart Cities Dive
November 4, 2020, 7am PST
The Cincinnati Bell Connector has been offering free rides since reopening in October, but the Cincinnati City Council recently decided to make the free rides a permanent feature.
October 28, 2020, 11am PDT
In an effort to increase neighborhood connectivity with the developments, plans are being made for green space at the intersection of MLK and Reading Roads.
WVXU Cincinnati
October 19, 2020, 7am PDT
The new form-based code for the Kentucky city of Covington went into effect on October 15. Officials are promoting the simplicity of the new code to the public.
October 13, 2020, 7am PDT
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is moving forward with a groundbreaking policy to consider regional economic inequities when evaluating potential highway projects.
The Plain Dealer
September 30, 2020, 7am PDT
The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to add lanes to Interstate 77 outside Akron to reduce congestion. Some local officials think the project will connect the region to the East Coast; others think the money would be better spent locally.
September 22, 2020, 10am PDT
The Common Orchard Project has planted ten orchards in vacant lots in Cincinnati. The organization hopes to plant 100 urban orchards by the end of the decade.
September 6, 2020, 7am PDT
The Court Street corridor in Cincinnati is getting a comprehensive makeover, with money approved last week by the City Council.
August 31, 2020, 9am PDT
For low-income renters, security deposits can be a hurdle they cannot overcome. Cincinnati's “renters’ choice” program aims to help with that challenge by providing alternatives to traditional security deposits.