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Locally founded Crossroads now the fastest-growing church in the U.S.


Crossroads has come a long way since its founding in 1995. It has 10 physical locations in Ohio and Kentucky (including three in Cincinnati and one more on the way), which equates to more than 28,000 parishoners.

Outreach Magazine recently named Crossroads the fastest-growing church in the U.S.; in 2016, its attendance jumped 26 percent. (Also, Crossroads has about 21,000 more members than the no. 2 fastest-growing church.)

To read more about Crossroads and view the other top 10 fastest-growing churches in the country, click here.
 

District 3 police headquarters showcased in sustainability design magazine


The new, 39,600-square-foot, District 3 police headquarters that serves about 95,000 people form Price Hill to Riverside to Westwood was completed in 2015. It's the first LEED platinum and net zero police station in the world, and was recently featured in Net Zero Buildings magazine.

A net zero building means that the total amount of energy used by the building annually is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on site.

The old police station was split between two historic buildings, and was inefficient for many reasons. When designing the new station, the goal was threefold: Maintain building security, insure occupant comfort and create a welcoming space that enhances the relationship between the public and the police.

Community engagement with neighborhood committees factored into the design process, as well as public art within the building and on the surrounding site.

Messer Construction was the general contractor, and emersion DESIGN was the architect.

To read more about the new District 3 headquarters and what it means for sustainability design, click here.
 

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.

Nick Lachey: We'll raise our son in Cincinnati

Nick Lachey won’t be a Hollywood parent for long. The 98 Degrees singer and his wife Vanessa plan to raise their son Camden John in Lachey's hometown of Cincinnati.

Read the full story here.

Local winery makes national list

Cincinnati may be the last place you’d expect to find a winery, but Henke has been around for more than a decade.

Read the full story here.

Just tossing around the old bag of corn

This summer — from the Jersey Shore to Brooklyn, and from the Hamptons to the Catskills —the satisfying thump of weighted sacks hitting plywood of cornhole reverberated across New York area beaches, lawns, rooftops and city sidewalks.

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A House Divided: Soap Opera in Cincinnati

The battle to preserve or demolish the historic James Gamble house continues between Greenacres Foundation and defenders of historic homes. At issue: Greenacres wants to raze the building and turn their property into an outdoor educational center, but the Cincinnati Preservation Association plans to raise $10 million to purchase and preserve the house.

Read the full story here.
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