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Ten tri-state schools named Most Challenging High Schools in US

Ten local schools made it onto The Washington Post's list of "American's Most Challenging High Schools" for 2014. Walnut Hills, Wyoming and Indian Hill were ranked top three in Ohio, respectively, while Highlands took the top spot for Kentucky. Walnut Hills was the only area school to break into the top 100 on the list. Find out how the list was compiled and search the results.

Public Library of Cincinnati gets five-star rating

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County accepted a national honor last week from the library field’s leading professional publication. "The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service" awarded the public library a five-star rating for service. Read more.

Cincinnati named one of Top 100 Best Places to Live

Livability.com named Cincinnati one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Read more.

In Your Face: In Cincinnati, a Pie War Heats Up

What began as a friendly rivalry between Busken and Frisch's pumpkin pies has been whipped up into an escalating tit for tat, playing out in billboards, social media stunts and live-action high jinks.

Read the full story here.

Graeter's makes list of top ice creams in the US

U.S. News & World Report ranks Cincinnati's own Graeter's Ice Cream as the sixth best ice cream in the country. In addtion to praising the sweet stuff's French Pot swirling process, the national publication cites black raspberry chip as favorite flavor.

Spoiler alert: Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream, of Columbus, Ohio, ranked number one overall. Find Jeni's locally at both Melt and Picnic and Pantry in Northside.

See the full list here.

Mariemont a top 20 urban planning success

When Thomas J. Emery died in 1906, his widow, Mary Emery, undertook to erect a new town intended to serve as a national exemplar for suburban American and a permanent monument to her husband's memory. Thus, as one of the first planned communities in the United States, Mariemont is well-known for its charming historic architecture, lush foliage, award-winning schools and friendly, community-minded residents.

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Reyes wins Flying Pig Marathon

Sergio Reyes of Palmdale, California won Cincinnati's annual Flying Pig Marathon in 2 hours, 20 minutes and 37 seconds amongst a record field of more than 16,000 runners.

Reyes called the marathon one of the most scenic races he's ever run.  The race started in downtown Cincinnati and then twisted through many of the city's scenic neighborhoods, hills and even followed along the Ohio River for several miles.

This year marked the 12th year for the Flying Pig Marathon which gets its name from Cincinnati's former status as the pork-packing capital.  Autumn Ray of Galveston, Texas won the women's side in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 23 seconds.

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Hamilton County taxes lower than its peers

A recent Forbes survey finds that Hamilton County's property tax rate is the lowest, as a percentage of income, of Ohio's six largest urban areas, says Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper.

In his PepTalk blog, Pepper says that there are misconceptions about the county's tax rate, but that it's actually relatively low when compared to other metropolitan areas against which it competes for jobs, businesses, and talent.

The Forbes survey found that Hamilton County's property tax rate as a percentage of income was 26 percent lower than Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), 16 percent lower than Franklin County (Columbus), and 8.5 percent lower than Summit County (Akron).

Hamilton County's sales tax was also the lowest of the top six urban counties, tied with Summit County.

Read the blog post here.

Spohr appointed to direct SW Ohio workforce development

Jennifer Spohr has been appointed as the regional workforce director of the Ohio Department of Development's (ODOD) Southwest Ohio office.

In her new role, Spohr will serve as a liaison to state government, local business leaders, elected officials, and economic and workforce development entities to meet the training and talent development needs of businesses throughout Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont counties.

Spohr joined ODOD in 2005 as coordinator for the Ohio Investment in Training Program and is currently on the Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network's Hard-2-Hire Workforce subcommittee.

This year, she received from Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory the 2009 Super Award from the Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio in recognition for her work with the SuperJobs Center.

Read the full release here.

Ohio's 10 best-kept secrets

Following a year and a half of talking to Ohio's business leaders and executives, the Ohio Business Development Coalition has compiled a list of the ten best-kept secrets about doing business in Ohio.

Everybody knows about the relatively low cost of living and the advantageous location, but what other advantages does Ohio have?

I'm not going to give it all away here!

You'll have to read the full article here.

Cincinnati in top 30 most wired cities

Cincinnati has ranked as the 28th most wired city in the United States, according to an annual evaluation conducted by Forbes.com.

Forbes measured cities' "wired quotient" by computing the percentage of Internet users with high-speed connections, the number of companies providing high-speed Internet, and the number of public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Placing between Philadelphia and Columbus, Cincinnati received top 20 marks for broadband adoption and Wi-Fi hotspots, but lost ground due to the number of service providers available.

Ohio has invested heavily in providing 100 percent broadband access throughout the state, and the Obama administration and House Democrats have proposed including $6 billion for broadband infrastructure as part of the economic stimulus package.

Read the full article here.

New regional transit agency in the works

Cincinnati and Hamilton County have reached an agreement on a new regional transit agency that could give more say to suburban governments - if they are willing to pay.

The Greater Cincinnati Regional Transit Authority would consist of a 13-member board, with seven being appointed by the City of Cincinnati and six from Hamilton County.

Butler, Clermont and Warren counties would be able to directly appoint board members if they formally join the new agency, and could gain a majority of the board seats if they contribute more than 50 percent of the agency's budget.

Both the City of Cincinnati and the Hamilton County Commission are likely to consider resolutions on the matter this month.

Read the full article here.

Cincinnati's library system earns top 10 ranking

For the third year in a row, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCHC) has ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Cincinnati placed 10th among 79 library systems in the "Over 500,000 population" category in Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.

The ratings are based on statistics such as circulation, customer visits per hour, and number of volumes owned per capita.

While PLCHC executive director Kim Fender is pleased with the ranking, she tells WLWT.com that "our Library is much more than the number of items on the shelves".

Read the full article here.

Cincinnati USA among 'best in class' of place branding initiatives

Cincinnati USA's branding efforts deliver a consistent and persuasive message, according to the Branding Strategy Insider. Ed Burghard, executive director of the Ohio Business Development Coalition, writes that it is his belief that place branding is an effective strategy for accelerating the economic growth of a location, either through direct foreign investment or through the expansion of already established companies.

In his opinion, the Cincinnati region does a great job across seven different place branding strategies, making the area even more competitive for capital investment.

But Burghard warns that other cities and states are also in the game, so both the state and the region must continue to push their brand promises while continuing to improve their business climates.

Read the full article here.

Hamilton County in 3rd place in Green Counties Competition

Hamilton County is currently in third place in the large counties category in the National Association of Counties' Green Counties Competition.

The competition encourages county employees and residents to take the Energy Star Campaign pledge to save energy and help fight global warming.

By joining the pledge, employees and residents will receive a 10 percent discount on Office Depot's Green Brand Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs, and the county with the most pledges will receive 1,000 free lightbulbs.

The competition runs through November 30.

Read the full release here (PDF).
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