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Million Dollar Listing: 1901 William Howard Taft Road

The home at 1901 William Howard Taft Road is one of Cincinnati’s signature, recognizable properties, Coldwell Banker West Shell listing agent Perrin March told me.

The five-bedroom, four and a half bathroom home in Walnut Hills is listed for $3,250,000 and has some of the best views of the Ohio River available.

To take a look at the property, click on the image above.

The residence was completed by local builder Allen Zaring III for his family in 1998. He purchased the property, tore down an…

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Here’s what Bengals will fork over to settle suit over cheerleader pay

The Cincinnati Bengals have offered to pay more than $260,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a former Ben-Gals cheerleader related to the squad’s pay.

According to a settlement agreement filed at the end of August, the Bengals will pay 102 former members of the Ben-Gals $2,500 for each season they were on the squad from February 2011 to January 2014, which totals $255,000, within 14 days. They will also pay $5,000 to Alexa Brenneman, the former cheerleader who filed the original lawsuit,…

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Is P&G getting ripped off on advertising?

The Association of National Advertisers has launched an investigation into whether kickbacks affect how ad agencies and media companies do business.

The group, whose vice chairman is Procter & Gamble marketing chief Marc Pritchard, said one concern is that media companies might provide rebates to ad agencies for influencing client spending. If ad agencies don’t reimburse such funds to their clients, the practice raises questions about whether an advertiser’s best interests are being considered…

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By the Numbers: Aronoff Center’s impact on Cincinnati over 20 years

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is celebrating its 20th anniversary today with a look back at its impact on the region.

The facility at the intersection of Seventh and Walnut streets run by the nonprofit Cincinnati Arts Association has had an economic impact of more than $365 million since it opened, according to a new study from the University of Cincinnati Economics Center.

Click here to take a tour of the theaters and art gallery as well as behind-the-scenes spaces housed in the facility.

“This…

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EXCLUSIVE: Downtown Cincinnati hotel converting to upscale apartments

One of downtown Cincinnati’s hotels plans to convert to upscale apartments.

The owner of Garfield Suites Hotel in downtown Cincinnati plans to convert the 153-unit, full-service all-suites hotel back to rental apartments in 2016. Hotel Capital LLC of Indianapolis informed hotel management recently of its decision to take advantage of the high demand for apartments in Cincinnati’s urban core.

In this case, the building is reverting back to its original use. When Garfield House was built in 1981…

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Construction underway on latest restaurant at 84.51 Centre

The new restaurant at 84.51 Centre from Via Vite’s executive chef and owner Cristian Pietoso is under construction.

Named Americano Burger Bar, the 3,200-square-foot restaurant is currently being built out by Terrex Development & Construction LLC. Americano will have seating for about 100, including an outdoor patio that seats about 25.

On the inside, there will be seating for about 15 at the bar, plus eight or nine seats at a chef’s table that looks into the kitchen. Pietoso also plans to…

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Two new restaurants eye West Side site

Two national chain restaurants may have their sights set on a West Side location.

Filings with Colerain Township’s Zoning Department show that First Watch and Noodles & Co. could fill some of the space in front of Northgate Mall on Colerain Avenue that most recently housed TGI Friday’s

Colerain Township assistant administrator of public services Frank Birkenhauer confirmed that preliminary zoning plans for the space are on the books but nothing is official yet.

Made-to-order breakfast and…

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Here’s what today’s vote means for development in Hyde Park

Cincinnati Planning Commission voted unanimously Friday morning against a measure that largely would have halted development activity not already underway in Hyde Park while the city studies recent demolitions and subdivision of land in the affluent neighborhood.

Under the interim development control district proposal, for at least the next three months, the planning commission would have to approve any demolition, subdivision of land or new construction before it could go forward. Even though the…

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TriHealth lures Mayo Clinic doc to lead women’s health program

After a national search, TriHealth has named a director for its Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program.

Dr. Michael Holbert will lead the program, which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

He succeeds Dr. Steven Johnson, who was named TriHealth vice president of academic affairs in July.

Holbert most recently served as a senior associate consultant and instructor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was previously…

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Internet provider fined for jamming signals at Cincinnati convention center

An Internet provider whose services are employed at the Duke Energy Convention Center will pay a federal fine for illegally forcing visitors and exhibitors to pay for Internet access, Consumerist reports.

Smart City has been ordered to pay a $750,000 civil penalty after violating Federal Communications Commission rules in interfering with radio communications.

According to the FCC, a hostpot provider filed a complaint against Smart City in 2014, claiming it was jamming connections of hotspot users…

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