Thursday, July 24 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:22:38 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.Full Story >
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.Full Story >
The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved a resolution in support of a Memorandum of Understanding and a lease agreement to provide the much-needed renovations to County-owned Memorial Hall.
The county is partnering with the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC).
Memorial Hall is a historic performance and exhibition space used to host concerts, shows and speaking events.
"The public-private partnership between 3CDC and Hamilton County will result in the preservation of historic Memorial Hall without the use of taxpayer dollars for the improvements," said Commissioner Greg Hartmann, who facilitated discussions with the Memorial Hall Society and 3CDC on behalf of the Board of Commissioners.
Memorial Hall is in need of several renovations, including a major systems overhaul of the roof, windows, facade work, floors, air conditioning and bathrooms. 3CDC will finance the capital improvements through a tax credit and will maintain the building's architectural integrity and significance.
In addition to financing the renovations at Memorial Hall, the partnership will also eliminate the County's operational funding for insurance and utilities at the Hall, which cost about $200,000 annually. The Memorial Hall Society plans to expand programming and events at the Hall to increase revenue and better utilize the space.
The partnership with 3CDC extends only to the renovations at Memorial Hall. The Hall will remain under the ownership of Hamilton County, and the Board of Commissioners will have final say over the increased programming at the Hall.
The Memorial Hall Society is also accepting donations for improvements, with all proceeds directly supporting the preservation of Cincinnati Memorial Hall. Those interested can do so by calling (513) 381-0348 or mailing a check to the following address:
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >