Friday, August 31, 2001

Meeting on Genesis money trail canceled

        Three Republicans on Cincinnati City Council have called off a special council meeting for today to discuss a city investigation into why money was given to a West End development group.

        Phil Heimlich, Pat DeWine and Chris Monzel had called the special meeting to question Glenda Smith-Johnston, the new manager of the Office of Municipal Investigation (OMI).

        They wanted assurances her predecessor, Kimberlee Gray, will be available to answer questions from council when the OMI investigation is submitted.

        In May, Ms. Gray told council that City Manager John Shirey had interfered with her investigation into why city employees approved payments to Genesis Redevelopment Co. and the West End Community Council. Mr. Shirey denied the allegation.

        Thursday, Democrats Mayor Charlie Luken and John Cranley joined the Republicans in signing a motion ordering Ms. Gray to appear before council when the report is submitted. Mr. Heimlich said that eliminated the need for the special council session.


Teen convicted of riot attack on trucker
Officer Roach's trial Sept. 17
City services at risk in contract dispute
Murray: Get more involved in racial healing
Anguished mother determined to find son's killer
Art museum aims for attendance record
Labor Day closings
Luken the money leader, by far
WELLS: Strong, silent mayor system
- Meeting on Genesis money trail canceled
Monzel would limit abortion coverage
Thirsty suburbs endanger aquifer
Bar fight fatal
Blind rafters savor river
Cremation defeat to cost Hamilton
Enjoy the outdoors at free concerts
Family reunion a kick start
Gift phones expand kids' access to cops
Kings, Mason friends and foes
Music extravaganza combines fund-raiser, summer farewell
Neo-Nazi robber to stay in prison
Tax hike waiting its turn
Aquarium official leaves
Arrests break up drug ring, police say
Boone Co. park has momentum
Helping hands for veterans in N.Ky.
Rabbit Hash bash to include Goofy wake
Blood may test claim of slayings
College's computers had less child porn than thought
Voucher defense team criticized