January 5, 2021 - Fox19 Now

Cincinnati’s vice mayor calls for ‘forensic audit’ of council development votes after 3 arrested on corruption charges

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman is continuing to call for a forensic audit of all council votes on “any and all” development deals in the city over the past three years following the arrests of three council members on corruption charges...

June 25, 2021 - Fox19 Now

Cincinnati honors 2 fallen officers with memorial street renaming

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - City and police officials are honoring the lives of two Cincinnati police officers gunned down in the line of duty 42 years ago. 


A memorial street renaming ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday for Officers Dennis Bennington and Robert Seiffert. It will take place on the corner of Oak and May streets in Walnut Hills, where a new street sign will be unveiled, Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman’s office announced Thursday.

July 5, 2021 -

'Know where their babies are': Smitherman wants parents in on shooting conversation

Cincinnati police officers were already trying to move a crowd of hundreds of youths out of Smale Riverfront Park when gunfire erupted killing two people and injuring three others, said Christopher Smitherman, vice mayor and chair of city council's law and public safety committee.


Smitherman said council has worked to supply officers with more equipment to help save lives in the past year.



Christopher is a lifelong resident of Hamilton County. He grew up here, started a family here, and he's opened a business here. Christopher knows what it means to love our region. He'll fight everyday to make Hamilton County a success for all residents.  


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