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The Hamilton County Commission voted Thursday to spend $1.3 million in pursuit of a redevelopment deal for the blighted Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. Commissioner Denise Driehaus considers it an investment, she said after the 2-1 vote. If the Millennium were converted into a well-maintained and upscale hotel — one that’s not, as Mayor John […]

Longtime Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is expected to announce his retirement Thursday, our news partner at the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He is expected to say he will not run for re-election next year, and they are reporting, citing unnamed sources. Portune will make a “Major Announcement” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday before the regular Hamilton […]

A state senator and close friend of Tracie Hunter says he believes there was a conflict of interest in her case. Now, he wants Hunter’s conviction thrown out. The former juvenile court judge was sentenced to six months in jail after being convicted of using her position as a judge to obtain documents from her […]

Hamilton County authorities say they want to send a suspected drug dealer to prison for selling a deadly dose of heroin. The county’s heroin task force says Vance Morgan was charged, this past weekend, with involuntary manslaughter. Morgan is accused of selling an illegal mix of heroin and fentanyl to Casey Fuel, who died of […]

There won’t be a second trial for Tracie Hunter. Hamilton County prosecutors have asked Judge Patrick Dinkelacker to drop the eight charges against the former Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge. Jurors, in the 2014 trial against her, were never able to decide on the eight counts. They only found her guilty on the count of […]

Attorney Clyde Bennett is seeking a new trial for Judge Tracie Hunter because two jurors, William Smith and Rakesha Holmes, say they do not believe that Judge Hunter was guilty on any count. Clyde Bennett held a press conference during the Lincoln Ware show yesterday and outlined all the reasons why a new trial is […]

Hamilton County Sheriff, Jim Neil, says the inmate who escaped this week did so by pretending to be someone else. Chris Bowden posed as another inmate, who was scheduled to be released on Tuesday. Darius Dabney, meanwhile, was charged with complicity to escape as the man whose identity was apparently used by Bowden. Recent Stories: […]

Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to locate an escaped jail inmate. The sheriff’s office Chris Bowden as “dangerous”. Bowden walked away from the justice center, last night, after being sentenced for aggravated robbery. Recent Stories: Talbert House Honors Fatherhood for Father’s Day Trial Underway for Truck Driver Accused of Road Homicide Local Teen Sentenced […]

      VLT Academy is under fire again and is being called “the worst school in Hamilton County.  The Ohio Department of Education called VLT Academy ” a demonstrable academic failure” that did not meet 97 percent of state standard  Read more here on WCPO.com

Judge William McClain, who broke barriers as a lawyer and judge in Hamilton County, died shortly after noon Tuesday, Feb. 4, while surrounded by family members. He was 101. Read more in The Cincinnati Herald here:

The Hamilton County board of elections will remain at its downtown location for now. Board members deadlocked yesterday to move their offices to the former Mercy Hospital in Mt. Airy, as well as a plan to keep the early voting location downtown. Ohio Secretary of State John Husted will be called on to break the […]

    Judge Tracie Hunter’s woes continue as she was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on two counts each of theft in office, forgery, tampering with evidence and having unlawful interest in a public contract. Read more:  on WLWT here and then take our poll: