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                                      FORM 10-K

                          SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                                Washington, D.C. 20549
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         [X]  ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
              SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 [FEE REQUIRED]

         For the fiscal year ended December 31, 1995

                                          OR

         [ ]  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
              SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 [NO FEE REQUIRED]

         For the transition period from _______ to _______

                            Commission file number 1-8519

                                 CINCINNATI BELL INC.
          An Ohio                                          I.R.S. Employer
         Corporation                                       No. 31-1056105

                    201 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
                            Telephone Number 513 397-9900
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
                                                        Name of each exchange
         Title of each class                             on which registered

Common Shares (par value $1.00 per share)              New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Share Purchase Rights                       Cincinnati Stock Exchange

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:  None

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    At February 29, 1996, there were 66,923,079 common shares outstanding.

    At February 29, 1996, the aggregate market value of the voting shares owned
by non-affiliates was $2,175,608,733.

    Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports
required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the
registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such
filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes   X    No
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    Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item
405 of Regulation S-K (Section 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein,
and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive
proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this
Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  [  ]

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                         DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

(1) Portions of the registrant's annual report to security holders for the
    fiscal year ended December 31, 1995 (Parts I, II and IV)

(2) Portions of the registrant's definitive proxy statement dated March  14,
    1996 issued in connection with the annual meeting of shareholders (Part
    III)


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                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS


                                        PART I

    Item                                                                  Page
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     1.  Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1


     2.  Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


     3.  Legal Proceedings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11


     4.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of the Security Holders. . . . . . 12


                                       PART II


     5.  Market for the Registrant's Common Equity
         and Related Security Holder Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


     6.  Selected Financial Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


     7.  Management's Discussion and Analysis of
         Financial Condition and Results of Operations. . . . . . . . . . . 15


     8.  Financial Statements and Supplementary Data. . . . . . . . . . . . 15


     9.  Disagreements on Accounting and Financial Disclosure . . . . . . . 15


                                       PART III


    10.  Directors and Executive Officers of Registrant . . . . . . . . . . 15


    11.  Executive Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


    12.  Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management . . 15


    13.  Certain Relationships and Related Transactions . . . . . . . . . . 15


                                       PART IV


    14.  Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedule, and Reports on Form 8-K. . 16



    See page 13 for "Executive Officers of the Registrant".


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                                        PART I



ITEM 1.  BUSINESS

GENERAL

    Cincinnati Bell Inc. (including its wholly owned subsidiaries, except as
the context may otherwise require, the "Company") is incorporated under the laws
of Ohio and has its principal executive offices at 201 East Fourth Street,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (telephone number 513-397-9900).

    The Company is a holding company engaged in operations through its
subsidiaries.  Its principal subsidiaries are divided into three industry
segments.  The telephone operations segment, Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company
("CBT"), provides telecommunications services and products, mainly local
service, network access and toll telephone services in the Greater Cincinnati
area.  The information systems segment, Cincinnati Bell Information Systems Inc.
("CBIS"), provides data processing and software development services primarily
to the telecommunications industry in the United States.  The marketing services
segment, MATRIXX Marketing Inc. ("MATRIXX"), provides telephone marketing,
research, fulfillment and database services.  Other businesses include
Cincinnati Bell Long Distance Inc. ("CBLD") which provides resale of long
distance telecommunications services and products as well as voice mail and
paging services, Cincinnati Bell Directory Inc. ("CBD") which provides Yellow
Pages and other directory products and services and information and advertising
services, and companies having interests in cellular mobile telephone service,
the purchase, sale and reconditioning of telecommunications and computer
equipment, and the ownership of real estate used by the Company.


TELEPHONE OPERATIONS

    GENERAL.  CBT is engaged principally in the business of furnishing
telecommunications services and products, mainly local service, network access
and toll telephone services, in four counties in southwestern Ohio, six counties
in northern Kentucky and parts of two counties in southeastern Indiana.  On
December 31, 1995, CBT had approximately  906,000  network access lines in
service.  The principal cities in which CBT furnishes local service are
Cincinnati, Norwood and Hamilton in Ohio and Covington, Newport and Florence in
Kentucky.  Approximately 98% of CBT's network access lines are in a single
calling local service area.  Other communications services offered by CBT
include voice, data and video transmission, custom calling services and billing
services.  In addition, CBT is a sales agent for certain products and services
of AT&T Corp. ("AT&T") and also sells products of other companies.

    CBT's local exchange, network access and toll telephone operations are
subject to regulation by the regulatory authorities of the states in which it
operates with respect to intrastate rates and services, issuance of securities
and other matters.  CBT is also subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal
Communications Commission ("FCC") with respect to interstate rates, services and
other matters.

    The access lines provided by CBT to customer premises can be interconnected
with the access lines of other telephone companies in the United States and with
telephone systems in most other countries.  Interconnection is made through the
facilities of interexchange carriers and local exchange carriers.


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    The following table sets forth for CBT the number of network access lines
at December 31:


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                                   1995      1994      1993      1992      1991
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Network Access Lines
                                    906       877       848       827       808

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    Recurring charges for network access lines and other local services for the
year ended December 31, 1995 accounted for approximately 45% of CBT revenues and
sales.

    INTRASTATE RATES.  Rates for intrastate services offered by CBT are either
non-regulated by state regulatory authorities in Ohio and Kentucky or regulated
by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (the "PUCO") and the Public Service
Commission of Kentucky (the "PSCK").  Approximately 77% of CBT's 1995 revenues
were derived from intrastate service.  Approximately 82% of 1995 intrastate
revenues were derived from Ohio service, approximately 18% were derived from
Kentucky service and minor amounts were derived from Indiana and other states
service.  Of the total 1995 intrastate revenues, local service accounted for
approximately 73%, intrastate long distance service and network access accounted
for approximately 11% and miscellaneous revenue accounted for approximately 16%
of such revenues.

    In 1984, the PUCO issued orders providing the format to be employed by
local exchange telephone companies in Ohio for setting charges for intrastate
access by interexchange carriers.  The PUCO determined that the Ohio intrastate
access charges should mirror the interstate access charges set by the FCC (see
"Interstate Rates"), with the exception that the PUCO did not order mirroring of
subscriber line charges or carrier common line charges.

    Pursuant to procedures established by the PUCO, local exchange companies
are permitted to file plans proposing alternate forms of regulation for
competitive services and basic service rates. CBT filed for a threshold increase
in rates together with an alternative regulation proposal in 1993.  Thereafter,
CBT and the intervenors signed a settlement agreement which was approved by the
PUCO on May 5, 1994 approving an alternative regulation plan and increasing
revenues by $11.9 million annually or 3.75% on Ohio regulated services.  The
alternative regulation provisions and new rates became effective May 6, 1994.
CBT's authorized rate of return on capital is 11.18%, but CBT can earn up to
11.93% in a monitoring period without any retargeting of rates.  Earnings higher
than 11.93% will trigger a revenue retargeting formula.  This formula will allow
for certain adjustments in the subsequent annual monitoring period.  This
alternative regulation plan provides increased pricing flexibility in some
areas, which allows CBT to be more responsive to customers and the market.

    In 1991, the PSCK issued an order amending its prior format to be used by
local exchange companies in Kentucky for setting charges for intrastate access
for interexchange carriers.  In this order, the PSCK ordered that rates and
regulations should mirror those of the FCC with certain exceptions that may be
considered for future mirroring based on the merits of each situation.

    In October 1994, CBT filed a proposal with the PSCK for new regulated rates
for telephone services provided to its Kentucky customers.  This proposal sought
to continue uniform rates for basic service in CBT's Kentucky and Ohio
metropolitan service areas and annually increase revenues by $3.4 million.  By
an order dated May 23, 1995, the PSCK ordered reductions in certain rates for
vertical services such as touch tone, the establishment of extended area service
in the three southern counties in CBT's Kentucky operating territory and
maintained rate uniformity with CBT's Ohio rates.


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    INTERSTATE RATES.  Approximately  23% of CBT's 1995 revenues were derived
from interstate and foreign services under FCC tariffs.  The FCC has regulatory
jurisdiction over services, rates and other matters relating to CBT's interstate
operations.  The FCC prescribes a uniform system of accounts applicable to
telephone companies, separations procedures to be utilized in separating
investments, revenues, expenses, taxes and reserves between the federal and
state regulatory jurisdictions, and depreciation rates for interstate plant and
facilities.

    The FCC's cost allocation rules specify requirements relative to the
allocation of costs between regulated and non-regulated activities, as well as
transactions between affiliated entities.  CBT's cost allocation manual, setting
forth its method for separating regulated and non-regulated activities
consistent with the FCC's cost allocation rules, was approved, as modified by
the FCC.  CBT continues to review its cost allocation manual and to modify it as
appropriate to reflect CBT's circumstances.

    The FCC also prescribes the rate of return which regulated carriers are
authorized to earn on their regulated interstate business.  The FCC has yet to
design a valid refund mechanism to replace its automatic refund rule to address
instances where earnings exceed authorized levels for any monitoring period.
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
previously found the FCC's automatic refund rule to be arbitrary and capricious.
In the absence of FCC action, several complaints were filed pursuant to Section
208 of the Communications Act seeking refunds related to prior access periods in
which CBT had allegedly exceeded the authorized rate of return.  The FCC has
awarded damages in these cases, thereby attempting to achieve the same results
that were found improper in the previously overturned FCC rule.  On August 1,
1995 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
issued an opinion upholding the FCC order awarding damages and reversing the
FCC's allowance of offsets between different monitoring categories.  CBT and
other affected carriers have filed a petition with the United States Supreme
Court seeking review of the lower court's decision.

    CBT receives its principal interstate compensation from access charges paid
by interexchange carriers and end users.  Specifically, traffic sensitive
switched access charges apply on a usage sensitive basis to recover costs
associated with the use of CBT's switching and transmission facilities.  Special
access charges recover costs of private line connections.  CBT's non-traffic
sensitive costs are recovered from subscribers on a flat rate basis (Subscriber
Line Charges) and from interexchange carriers on a usage sensitive basis
(Carrier Common Line Charges).  Residential and single line business Subscriber
Line Charges have a cap of $3.50 and multi-line customers' Subscriber Line
Charges have a $6.00 cap.  The Carrier Common Line rate recovers the remaining
non-traffic sensitive costs.

    For interstate services, CBT began to operate under an Optional Incentive
Regulation ("OIR") plan in January 1994.  This is an alternative form of
regulation (i.e. departure from traditional rate of return regulation) for small
and mid-sized companies.  Under OIR more emphasis is placed on price regulation
similar to price caps.  Every two years CBT compares actual return with
authorized rate of return, currently 11.25%.  In addition, CBT has some pricing
flexibility.  Rate changes can become effective on a 14-day notice without cost
support if the rate changes do not increase "aggregate service basket" rates.
New services can be offered on a 14-day notice without cost support if CBT sets
rates no higher than a geographically adjacent price cap local exchange carrier.
This allows CBT to be more responsive to customers and the market.

    In January 1994, CBT completed a successful triennial depreciation
represcription with regulators from the FCC, the PUCO and the PSCK.  The new
depreciation rates were effective January 1, 1994 in the interstate and Kentucky
jurisdictions, and were effective July 1, 1994 in the Ohio jurisdiction.


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    COMPETITION.  Customer demands, technology, the preferences of policy
makers and the convergence of other industries with the telecommunications
industry are causes for increasing competition in the telecommunications
industry for CBT.  The range of communications services, the equipment available
to provide and access such services, and the number of competitors offering such
services continue to increase.  Moreover, recent federal and state initiatives
to accelerate the development of competition in all segments of the
telecommunications industry are likely to heighten the competitive pressures
facing CBT.

    At the federal level, Congress recently passed the Telecommunications Act
of 1996 (the "Act") which mandates the development of competitive markets.
Under the Act, incumbent local exchange carriers like CBT are required to
interconnect with the networks of other service providers, unbundle certain
network components and make them available to competing providers at wholesale
rates, and remove other perceived barriers to competitive entry by alternative
providers of local exchange service.  While the Act clearly mandates these and
other requirements, it does so in very general terms and leaves it to the FCC
and the states to implement them.  Thus, the full impact of the Act on CBT will
not be known until the FCC and the states complete the numerous rulemakings
mandated by the Act.  The Act contains a provision that allows local exchange
carriers serving fewer than 2% of the nation's access lines to petition their
state commissions to delay certain requirements of the Act.  CBT falls within
this 2% threshold and is currently evaluating this option.  CBT plans to
participate actively in any FCC proceeding that will have an impact on its
rights or obligations under the Act.

    At the state level, the PUCO has initiated a generic rulemaking proceeding
to establish rules to govern the introduction of local exchange competition.  On
September 27, 1995, the PUCO issued an entry inviting interested parties to file
comments on a set of proposed rules developed by the staff of the PUCO.  CBT has
filed comments on those proposed rules.  It is expected that the PUCO will issue
its rules during the second quarter of this year.  The PSCK has initiated a
similar proceeding in Kentucky.  CBT is actively participating in that
proceeding.

    In addition to initiating the above-mentioned generic rulemaking
proceeding, the PUCO, on August 24, 1995, issued an order granting Time Warner
Communications of Ohio, L.P. ("TWCO") a certificate of public convenience and
necessity to provide basic local exchange service in CBT's operating territory.
TWCO's ability to begin operations pursuant to that certificate has been
postponed until the PUCO approves TWCO's tariffs.  Such tariff approval is
vaguely tied to issues under consideration in a separate proceeding being
conducted by the PUCO to establish rules to govern the implementation of local
exchange competition.  CBT believes the PUCO exceeded its statutory authority by
granting TWCO a certificate and has filed an appeal of the PUCO's order with the
Ohio Supreme Court.  MCI Metro Access Transmission Services, Inc. and MFS
Intelenet of Ohio, Inc. have also been granted certificates to provide basic
local exchange service in Ohio, although not in CBT's operating territory.
Other entities requesting similar authority in Ohio include: AT&T Communications
of Ohio, Inc., ICG Access Services, Inc., and CableVision Lightpath, Inc.

    Other means of communications that permit bypass of CBT's local exchange
facilities either completely or partially are available and are increasing,
although CBT is unable to determine precisely to what extent CBT's facilities
are being bypassed.  Alternative access providers, cable companies and wireless
providers have all made clear their intent to compete for segments of the local
exchange business.  In addition, interexchange carriers are creating new value-
added services based on Signaling System 7 and Advanced Intelligent Network
technologies, similar to those under development by the local exchange
companies.  CBT's competitors include small service bureaus, large interexchange
carriers and multi-state cellular companies, joint ventures and other
combinations of telecommunications and other companies.

    The effect of this competition on CBT will ultimately be determined by
federal and state regulatory, legislative, and court actions and the type,
quality and cost of CBT's services.  CBT continues to adjust its position in
this rapidly changing and convergent environment.  For example, CBT is
redesigning and streamlining its processes and work activities to improve
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customer needs, permit more rapid introduction of new products and services,
improve the quality of products and service offerings, and reduce costs.  In
addition, CBT has upgraded and will continue to upgrade its telephone plant and
network and to explore new services and technologies as sound business judgment
dictates.  It has constructed several optical fiber rings in and around the
metropolitan Cincinnati area to permit it to offer redundancy in
telecommunications services for business customers.  CBT offers custom calling
features that include Caller ID, Call Return, Call Block, Priority Forward,
Repeat Dialing and Number Privacy.

    If regulatory agencies require new competitors to follow long-held
principles such as universal service, CBT believes that it will be well
positioned to meet the demand of the changing market.  If regulatory agencies
allow competitors to skim the market, taking only the most profitable customers,
CBT believes that it will be more difficult for it to maintain current revenue
and profit objectives.


INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    GENERAL.  CBIS provides customer care and billing services to the
communications industry, and is the leading supplier of billing systems to the
cellular telecommunications industry.  CBIS also provides network systems
services primarily to international markets.  CBIS's headquarters are in
Cincinnati, Ohio.  Domestically, CBIS also has offices in Orlando, Florida;
Chicago, Illinois; Fairfax, Virginia; Coral Springs, Florida; and Atlanta,
Georgia.  Internationally,  CBIS maintains offices in both Slough and Bristol,
England; Bern, Switzerland; and Utrecht, The Netherlands.

    During 1995 CBIS made two acquisitions.  In December, CBIS acquired
Information Systems Development ("ISD"), a developer of advanced billing systems
for the cable television industry.  This acquisition strengthened and broadened
CBIS's position in customer care and billing for the communications industry to
include cable television.  As a result, CBIS now owns CableMaster 2000-TM-, a
multi-service billing system in the cable industry, and services clients that
include some of the larger cable systems operated by Cox Communications, Comcast
and Time Warner.  In March, CBIS acquired X International ("XI"), an established
information technology company located in Bristol, England, that provides
customer care and billing software for a wide range of telecommunications
companies.

    CBIS serves clients principally by processing data and creating bills using
proprietary software.  CBIS provides and manages billing systems in a service
bureau environment where its extensive experience can result in demonstrable
advantages to clients.  These advantages include the freedom to concentrate on
core competencies, predictable costs, information management expertise and
access to advanced technology without capital expense.  CBIS provides these
services primarily through long-term contracts ranging in length from three to
ten years.

    CBIS provides data processing services from data centers located in
Cincinnati, Ohio and Orlando, Florida.  CBIS computers process over 140 million
transactions and over 12 million bills per month.  CBIS's goal is to provide
state-of-the-art facilities that will provide reliability and responsiveness.
CBIS expects to complete construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility in
Orlando, Florida, housing both a hardened data center and an office complex by
July 1996.  This will give CBIS the ability for each data center to backup the
other with on-line and disaster recovery coldsite capabilities.  This project
will result in a major expansion of capacity -- sharply increasing the
processing power of CBIS's mainframe computers and nearly doubling the data
center's information storage capacity.  The combined processing power will
exceed 1.6 billion instructions per second, and storage capacity contained in
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    In addition, CBIS has improved fault tolerance through the installation of
redundant uninterruptable power supplies and through the development of
detailed, company-wide disaster recovery plans, including enhanced backup and
recovery processes.

    MARKETS.  CBIS's largest market is cellular telecommunications, which has
been growing in excess of 30 percent per year.  CBIS has been the market leader
of billing systems to the cellular industry for more than 10 years and has
gained experience with many of the top cellular carriers.  CBIS systems generate
bills for cellular telephone customers in 23 of the 25 largest United States
metropolitan areas.  CBIS's service bureaus handled approximately 30 percent of
the United States cellular market in 1995 and, overall, CBIS systems supported
nearly 50 percent of the United States cellular market.  CBIS's revenue from
cellular clients has increased from $144 million in 1993 to $198 million in 1994
and to $257 million in 1995.

    CBIS's domestic clients are primarily cellular telephone providers and
their resellers, cable television operators, interexchange carriers, independent
telephone companies and regional Bell operating companies.  Internationally,
CBIS's clients primarily include Post, Telegraph and Telephone organizations,
mobile telecommunications providers and their resellers, and new competing
networks.  In the United Kingdom, CBIS Ltd. is an ISO-9001 certified supplier
with TickIT accreditation.

    CBIS expects that increased competition and the introduction of new
services will contribute to continuing growth in telecommunications.  Carriers
will need billing and customer care systems that address customer loyalty,
customer care, and marketing.  Deregulation and convergence will further drive
the need for complex, but flexible marketing-oriented billing services and
systems.

    The primary business needs of the carriers across market segments will
focus on acquiring and retaining customers, decreasing time-to-market for
services, increasing revenues through new services, and improving cost
efficiencies.  As a result, carriers will need to provide individual and
consolidated billing and address the diversity of billing and customer care
needs by service and market.

    The United States communications industry alone represents a sizable
opportunity.  The domestic market for billing and customer care systems in 1995
for services like those offered by CBIS is estimated to be over $5 billion.  The
international market for these billing and customer care services in 1995 is
estimated to be nearly $6 billion.

    COMPETITION.  The telecommunications information systems and services
market is becoming increasingly competitive.  Competition is based mainly on
product quality, performance, price and the quality of client service.  CBIS's
competitors include Alltel Information Services, AMDOCS, AMS, Andersen
Consulting, CSC and EDS, as well as, near-market players, and niche vendors.  In
addition, CBIS's clients and potential clients are generally large companies
with substantial resources and are capable of providing such services for
themselves.

    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT.  CBIS designs and develops both mainframe
and client server software.  Changes in client requirements, increasing
competition and the development of new products and markets create the need to
continually update and modify existing software and systems offered to clients.
CBIS intends to continue to maintain, improve and expand the functions and
capabilities of its software products over the next several years.

    CBIS's new flagship product is its Precedent 2000-TM- system, which is a
third-generation family of business management systems for the wireless
industry.  It features an open system distributed processing approach to
computing, and employs graphical user interfaces, real-time processing, and
relational database technologies.  CBIS is generating billing information for
cellular customers under a beta trial of Precedent 2000.  CBIS will continue to
develop this system through 1996.


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    OTHER.  CBIS primarily conducts its business under long-term contracts
(three to ten years) and has generally been successful in retaining its clients.
Due to the nature of its business, CBIS must stay competitive to receive new
bids.  Through new contracts and extensions of existing relationships, CBIS has
over 86% of its revenues coming from long-term customer relationships.  In 1995
CBIS signed a five-year extension of its billing agreement with AT&T for
business calling card services.  In 1994 CBIS signed a 5 1/2 year contract with
McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. (now known as AT&T Wireless Services).  In
addition, CBIS had several smaller contracts renewed in both 1994 and 1995.
CBIS's business with AT&T for residence card services was phased down in the
latter part of 1995.  Also, one of CBIS's clients, representing about 5% of its
business, indicated that it may transition to another provider of billing
services no sooner than early 1997.  The impact of these phase-outs, if fully
implemented and not offset by new contracts, might be to slow future growth.
The ISD acquisition allows CBIS to enter the large, growing market of billing
for cable television and broadband services.  While pursuing new opportunities,
CBIS must continue to focus on the needs of its existing client base.  A
contract non-renewal from a significant client could have a material impact on
the future earnings of CBIS.


MARKETING SERVICES

    GENERAL.  MATRIXX is a provider of telephone marketing and related
marketing services.  MATRIXX's headquarters are in Cincinnati, Ohio.  MATRIXX
operates domestically in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Cedar City in Utah; Colorado
Springs and Pueblo in Colorado; Tucson, Arizona; Neenah, Wisconsin; and also in
Omaha, Nebraska.  MATRIXX also has offices in Paris, France and Newcastle,
England.  MATRIXX's clients include large companies with growing needs for
outsourcing and cost effective means of contacting and servicing current and
prospective customers.  The majority of MATRIXX's customers come from the
telecommunications, financial services, consumer products, high technology and
direct marketing industries.  MATRIXX concentrates on servicing business needs
in the telephone marketing and related marketing service areas by offering an
integrated package of services to its customers including, without limitation,
inbound and outbound telephone marketing, business-to-business telephone
marketing, marketing research, fulfillment, database management, and facilities
management.  MATRIXX operates over 6,000 computerized workstations in its 16
call centers located in the United States and Europe.

    MATRIXX's inbound and outbound telephone marketing services enable clients
to manage high volumes of inbound and outbound customer contacts in an
environment of shared resources and also increases market awareness with rapid
response to consumer requests for information or services.  MATRIXX also designs
customized client systems for consumer markets with dedicated staff and services
uniquely tailored to the needs of each client.  Its business-to-business
telephone marketing provides sales and customer service personnel who act as the
sales arm and/or marketing service representatives for their clients.  They take
orders, sell by telephone and provide information about clients' promotion
plans, quantity discounts and new products, both to retailers and distributors.
MATRIXX's marketing research services assist clients in finding and qualifying
customers before they offer a new product or service to the market.  By offering
full service marketing research, MATRIXX can support its clients in their
strategic planning and tactical decision-making processes.

    MATRIXX's international operations offer business-to-business and business-
to-consumer telephone marketing, including toll-free services, direct response
services and facilities management.


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    COMPETITION.  The telephone marketing agency business in the United States
is highly competitive and highly fragmented, with MATRIXX's competitors ranging
in size from very small firms offering special applications or short-term
projects to large independent firms and "in-house" operations of potential
client companies with size and capabilities equal to or greater than those of
MATRIXX.  The continued trend in the outsourcing of telephone marketing is
important for MATRIXX's continued growth.  The telephone marketing agency
business in Europe is in the early stages of development.  The business is very
competitive and overcapacity exists in a market that has not developed very
rapidly during the past several years.  MATRIXX believes the principal
competitive factors in the telephone marketing and related marketing services
industry are reputation for quality, sales and marketing results, price,
technological expertise, and the ability to promptly provide clients with
customized systems for their customer service, sales and marketing needs.


OTHER BUSINESSES

    GENERAL.  Most of the Company's business other than CBT, CBIS and MATRIXX
is conducted by other subsidiaries of the Company or by partnerships in which
the Company owns an interest.

    CBLD is a reseller of long distance telecommunications services.  CBLD
sells high-quality, competitively-priced long distance services and products to
residential customers and small to medium-sized businesses in Ohio, Indiana,
Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania and Michigan.  CBLD also provides paging, voice
messaging, enhanced fax services and conference calling.

    CBD provides printed Yellow Pages directories and other directory services.
In addition, CBD publishes and provides the White Pages directories for CBT.
CBD continually evaluates new product offerings in both the print and emerging
electronic categories of distribution.

    Cincinnati Bell Supply Company engages in the purchase, sale and
reconditioning of telecommunications and computer equipment to customers
nationwide.

    The Company (through its wholly owned subsidiary, Cincinnati Bell Cellular
Systems Company) is a limited partner with a 45% interest in a limited
partnership, Cincinnati SMSA Limited Partnership ("CSLP") (of which Ameritech
Mobile Phone Service of Cincinnati, Inc. is the general partner) in the cellular
mobile telephone service business in the Greater Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton
areas.  Cincinnati Bell Cellular Systems Company has commenced a lawsuit against
Ameritech Mobile Phone Service of Cincinnati, Inc. asking that the partnership
be dissolved.  See "Legal Proceedings".

    COMPETITION.  CBLD, CBD and Cincinnati Bell Supply Company are faced with
fierce competition from businesses offering similar products and services.
Their success will be determined by how well they meet the changing needs of
their customers.

    CSLP presently competes with a single wireless service provider, Airtouch,
doing business as Cellular One-Registered Trademark-.  However, the FCC has
initiated auctions of wireless spectrum which can be used for competitive
services.  Two licenses have been awarded to AT&T and GTE, and four additional
licenses will be awarded soon.  The new businesses will provide a service known
as PCS which may be superior in capacity and transmission quality to that
offered by CSLP, using digital instead of analog technology.  It's anticipated
that the new competitors will begin service by reselling existing cellular
services until their facilities have been constructed.


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RELATIONSHIP WITH AT&T

      The Company and its subsidiaries are parties to several agreements with
AT&T and its affiliates pursuant to which the Company and its subsidiaries
either purchase equipment, materials and services from AT&T and its affiliates
or derive significant revenues from AT&T and its affiliates by providing to them
network, data processing, software development, and marketing services.  During
1995, the Company's revenues from AT&T and its affiliates were approximately
$345 million or 26% of the Company's consolidated revenues.  Excluding network
access revenues, revenues from AT&T and its affiliates were approximately $294
million or 22% of the Company's consolidated revenues.  The Company purchased
approximately $69 million of goods and services from AT&T and its affiliates.

      CBT and AT&T are discussing whether to revise portions of the companies'
agreement governing their joint provision of certain telecommunications
services.  Revenues subject to discussion represent substantially less than 10%
of CBT's revenues, but portions of the contract provide above-average profit
contribution.  The discussions are in a preliminary stage and their outcome
cannot be predicted.  The worst case scenario, which is not expected, could have
a significant impact on CBT's earnings beginning in mid-1996.  The discussions
do not involve AT&T's relationships with other Company subsidiaries.


CAPITAL ADDITIONS

      The Company has been making large expenditures for construction of
telephone plant and investments in its existing subsidiaries and new businesses.
As a result of these expenditures, the Company expects to be able to introduce
new products and services, respond to competitive challenges and increase its
operating efficiency and productivity.

      The following is a summary of capital additions for the years 1991
through 1995:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                 DOLLARS IN MILLIONS
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           Investments in
                 Telephone Plant        Existing Subsidiaries      Total Capital
                   Construction         and New Businesses           Additions
                   ------------         ------------------           ---------
<S>                <C>                      <C>                      <C>
1995               $ 90.3                   $ 76.5                   $ 166.8
1994               $ 112.8                  $ 43.4                   $ 156.2
1993               $ 111.6                  $ 123.8                  $ 235.4
1992               $ 95.0                   $ 45.1                   $ 140.1
1991               $ 115.9                  $ 77.4                   $ 193.3

</TABLE>


      The total investment in telephone plant increased from approximately
$1,296 million at December 31, 1990 to approximately $1,503 million at December
31, 1995, after giving effect to retirements but before deducting accumulated
depreciation at either date.

      Capital additions in 1996 by the Company and its subsidiaries are
anticipated to be approximately $145 million, with approximately $90 million
designated for telephone plant.


EMPLOYEES

      At December 31, 1995 the Company and its subsidiaries had approximately
15,100 employees.  CBT and CBIS had approximately 2,200 employees covered under
collective bargaining agreements with the Communications Workers of America
("CWA"), which is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.  Those agreements expire in May
1996 for CBT and September 1996 for CBIS.  Negotiations with representatives of
the CWA began in March 1996, and the outcome cannot be determined at this time.


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      In the first quarter of 1995, the Company approved a restructuring plan
for CBT and the Company.  The restructuring plan results in the need for fewer
people to operate the businesses.  The reduction in CBT's work force is the
result of the offer of early retirement incentives to eligible employees.  More
than 1,300 employees accepted the early retirement offer, including 1,000 hourly
employees.  At the end of 1995, approximately 250 management and 450 hourly
employees had retired.  The Company has the option to delay the retirement date
of the hourly employees until March 31, 1997.


BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION

      The amounts of revenues, operating income, assets, capital additions,
depreciation and amortization attributable to each of the business segments of
the Company for the year ended December 31, 1995 are set forth in the table
relating to business segment information in Note 18 of the Notes to Financial
Statements in the Company's annual report to security holders, and such table is
incorporated herein by reference.



I
TEM 2.  PROPERTIES

      The property of the Company is principally telephone plant which does not
lend itself to description by character and location of principal units.  Other
property of the Company is principally computer equipment, computer software,
furniture and fixtures.

      The gross investment in telephone plant and other property, in millions
of dollars, at December 31, 1995 was as follows:


<TABLE>

      <S>                                                          <C>
      Telephone Plant
         Land, buildings and leasehold improvements                $ 192.0
         Central office equipment                                    573.6
         Connecting lines (not on customer premises)                 560.9
         Station equipment                                            75.2
         Furniture, fixtures, vehicles and other                      93.4
         Telephone plant under construction                            8.3
                                                                   -------
              Total telephone plant                                1,503.4
                                                                   -------


      Other Property
         Information systems                                         182.2
         Marketing services                                           62.0
         Other                                                        38.3
                                                                   -------
              Total other property                                   282.5
                                                                   -------

      Total                                                       $1,785.9
                                                                   -------
                                                                   -------
</TABLE>


      Substantially all of the installations of central office equipment and
garages are located in buildings owned by CBT situated on land which it owns.
Some CBT business and administrative offices are in rented quarters, some of
which are included in capitalized leases.

      On March 20, 1996, the Company sold to a third party a 112,000 square
foot building in Erlanger, Kentucky, which was a training and education
facility.


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      In March 1995, CBIS entered into a build-to-suit lease agreement for a
new office building and data center in Orlando, Florida.  Under the terms of the
agreement, the lease is a 15 year lease term with four 5-year renewal options.
The office building will contain 125,000 square feet and the data center will be
in a separate building of 60,000 square feet.  The annual base rent will be
approximately $3.7 million for an initial total commitment of $55.5 million over
the 15 year term.

      CBIS, MATRIXX and other Company subsidiaries lease office space in
various cities on commercially reasonable terms.  Upon the expiration or
termination of any such leases, these companies could obtain comparable office
space.  CBIS also leases some of the computer hardware, computer software and
office equipment necessary to conduct its business pursuant to short term
leases, some of which are capitalized leases.



ITEM 3.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

      None, except as described below.

      Cincinnati Bell Cellular Systems Company ("CBCSC") is a limited partner
in a partnership (of which Ameritech Mobile Phone Service of Cincinnati, Inc. is
the general partner) which provides cellular mobile telephone service in the
Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus areas.  The partnership operates in a
9,500 square mile area that contains a population of approximately five million
people.  On February 23, 1994, CBCSC filed an action in the Court of Chancery of
the State of Delaware for New Castle County in which CBCSC seeks a dissolution
of the limited partnership, the appointment of a liquidating trustee and damages
against the general partner because of poor performance.  On October 20, 1995,
CBCSC filed a motion for summary judgment on certain counts and Ameritech filed
a Motion for Summary Judgment on another count.  The Court has not yet decided
these motions, but the Court did issue an Order requesting that the parties
brief certain additional issues.  CINCINNATI BELL CELLULAR SYSTEMS COMPANY V.
AMERITECH MOBILE PHONE SERVICE OF CINCINNATI, INC., ET AL.

      In connection with the above-described litigation, recent changes in the
structure of the telecommunications industry, including the enactment of the
Telecommunications Act of 1996, have positioned the partnership in direct
competition with its two major partners, including the Company, creating
irreconcilable conflicts of interest among them.  The Company has pursued this
litigation to maximize the value of this asset for the benefit of the
shareholders.  There are many possible outcomes of the litigation.  The
potential impact of a settlement from the lawsuit is an extremely broad range
depending upon the form of distribution and the amount of damages awarded.  At
this time, the Company believes that it will recover its approximately $50
million investment in the partnership as of February 29, 1996.

      On October 4, 1995, the Department of Agriculture filed a claim for
approximately $4 million allegedly representing damages incurred as a result of
a latent defect in the work that CBIS performed under Task 1A of a Task Order
Contract with the Department of Agriculture.  The Company is in the process of
appealing this claim to the Court of Federal Claims.  Related to this claim, on
January 16, 1996, DynCorp pursuant to the provisions of a Stock Purchase
Agreement dated October 31, 1994, and as amended May 30, 1995, in which DynCorp
purchased 100% of the outstanding capital stock of CBIS Federal Inc., filed
demand for arbitration under the procedures of the American Arbitration
Association.  DynCorp's demand for arbitration seeks damages and other relief as
follows:  $2.5 million for monies withheld by the United States Government on
certain Department of Agriculture task order contracts, a declaration that CBIS
must indemnify DynCorp for additional claims or losses on certain government
contracts, an award of $5 million in punitive damages, and fees and expenses
relating to the arbitration proceedings.


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      AT&T Corp. filed a collection action in the United States District Court,
Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, to collect damages awarded by the
Federal Communications Commission requiring CBT to refund to interexchange
carriers certain amounts based on CBT's having exceeded targeted earning levels
for interstate access services for the 1987-1988 access period.  CBT has moved
to dismiss this action on the grounds that AT&T may be barred from collecting
such amounts due to the expiration of the statute of limitations.  AT&T CORP. V.
CINCINNATI BELL TELEPHONE CO.



ITEM 4.  SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF THE SECURITY HOLDERS

      No matter was submitted to a vote of security holders in the fourth
quarter of the fiscal year covered by this report.



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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT (DURING 1995).

   The names, ages and positions of the executive officers of the Company are as
                                      follows:

Name                         Age            Title
- ----                         ---            -----
                             (as of
                             3/31/96)

Dwight H. Hibbard (a,b)      72             Chairman of the Board

John T. LaMacchia (a,b)      54             President and Chief Executive
                                            Officer

Raymond R. Clark (c)         58             Former Executive Vice President of
                                            the Company and President and
                                            Chief Executive Officer of CBT

Brian C. Henry               39             Executive Vice President and
                                            Chief Financial Officer

David S. Gergacz (d)         47             Executive Vice President of the
                                            Company and President and
                                            Chief Executive Officer of CBT

James F. Orr                 50             Executive Vice President of the
                                            Company and President and Chief
                                            Executive Officer of CBIS

William H. Zimmer III        42             Secretary and Treasurer

William D. Baskett III       56             General Counsel and Chief
                                            Legal Officer

David F. Dougherty           41             President and Chief Executive
                                            Officer of MATRIXX

Barbara J. Stonebraker       51             Senior Vice President of
                                            CBT

Barry L. Nelson              49             President and Chief Executive
                                            Officer of CBLD

(a)   Member of the Board of Directors

(b)   Member of the Executive Committee

(c)   Served as Executive Vice President of the Company and President and Chief
      Executive Officer of CBT until July 31, 1995.

(d)   Mr. Gergacz was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of CBT
      effective August 1, 1995.

Officers are elected annually but are removable at the discretion of the Board
of Directors.


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<PAGE>

DWIGHT H. HIBBARD, Chairman of the Board since January 1, 1985; Chief Executive
Officer of the Company, 1985-September 30, 1993; Chairman of Cincinnati Bell
Telephone Company, 1985-October 31, 1993.  Director of Teradyne, Inc.

JOHN T. LAMACCHIA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since
October 1, 1993; President of the Company since January 1, 1988; Chief Operating
Officer of the Company, 1988-September 30, 1993; Chairman of Cincinnati Bell
Information Systems Inc. since October 1988.  Director of The Kroger Company.

RAYMOND R. CLARK, Executive Vice President of the Company, January 1, 1987 -
July 31, 1995; Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company,
January 1, 1988 - July 31, 1995; President of Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company,
January 1, 1987 - July 31, 1992.  Director of Star Banc Corporation, Ohio
National Life Insurance Company and Xtek, Inc.

BRIAN C. HENRY, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the
Company since March 29, 1993; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
Mentor Graphics, February 1986 to March 28, 1993.

DAVID S. GERGACZ, Executive Vice President of the Company since August 1, 1995;
President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company since
August 1, 1995.  President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers
Communications/Cantel, 1993-1995; President and Chief Executive Officer of
Boston Technology 1991-1993; President and Chief Operating Officer of Network
Systems Division of U.S. Sprint, 1988-1991.

WILLIAM H. ZIMMER III, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company since August 1,
1991; Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of the Company, December 1, 1988-July
31, 1991.

JAMES F. ORR, Executive Vice President of the Company since June 1, 1995;
President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell Information Systems
Inc. since January 1, 1995; Chief Operating Officer of CBIS, February 4, 1994-
December 31, 1994; President and Chief Executive Officer of MATRIXX Marketing
Inc., January 1, 1993-December 31, 1994; Vice President-Market Development,
January 1, 1989-December 31, 1992.

DAVID F. DOUGHERTY, President and Chief Executive Officer of MATRIXX Marketing
Inc. since January 1, 1995; Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Operations, January 1, 1993 - December 31, 1994; President of the Consumer
Division, January 1, 1991 - December 31, 1992.

BARRY L. NELSON, Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell Long Distance Inc.
since January 1, 1995; President since May 1, 1987.

WILLIAM D. BASKETT III, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of the Company
since July 1993; Partner of Frost & Jacobs since 1970.

BARBARA J. STONEBRAKER, Senior Vice President of Cincinnati Bell Telephone
Company since 1990.


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                                       PART II


ITEM 5.  MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED SECURITY HOLDER
MATTERS.

      Cincinnati Bell Inc. (symbol: CSN) common shares are listed on the New
York Stock Exchange and on the Cincinnati Stock Exchange.  As of February 29,
1996 there were approximately 19,664 holders of record of the 66,923,079
outstanding Common Shares of the Company.  The high and low sales prices and
dividends declared per common share each quarter for the last two fiscal years
are listed below:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

QUARTER                         1ST         2ND         3RD         4TH
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>      <C>                  <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>

1995     High                 $22 1/8     $26 1/4     $28 1/8     $35 1/4
         Low                  $16 7/8     $20 7/8     $24 3/4     $26 1/8
         Dividend Declared    $   .20     $   .20     $   .20     $   .20


1994     High                 $18 7/8     $17 1/2     $20 1/8     $19 1/2
         Low                  $15 1/2     $15 3/8     $16         $16 3/4
         Dividend Declared    $   .20     $   .20     $   .20     $   .20


</TABLE>



ITEMS 6 THROUGH 8.

           The Selected Financial Data, Management's Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and Financial Statements and
Supplementary Data required by these items are included in the registrant's
annual report to security holders for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1995
included in Exhibit 13 and are incorporated herein by reference pursuant to
General Instruction G(2).



ITEM 9.  DISAGREEMENTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

           No disagreements with accountants on any accounting or financial
disclosure occurred during the period covered by this report.



                                       PART III


ITEMS 10 THROUGH 13.

           Information regarding executive officers required by Item 401 of
Regulation S-K is furnished in a separate disclosure in Part I of this report
under the caption "Executive Officers of the Registrant" since the registrant
did not furnish such information in its definitive proxy statement prepared in
accordance with Schedule 14A.

           The other information required by these items is included in the
registrant's definitive proxy statement dated March 14, 1996 in the first
paragraph on page 2, the accompanying notes on page 2 and the last paragraph on
page 2, the information under "Election of Directors" on pages 6 and 7, the
information under "Share Ownership of Directors and Officers" on page 5, the
information under "Executive Compensation" on page 11 through 16, and the
information under "Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation"
on page 4.  The foregoing is incorporated herein by reference pursuant to
General Instruction G(3).


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                                       PART IV


ITEM 14.  EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULE, AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K.

(a)   Documents filed as part of this report:

     (1)   Consolidated Financial Statements:                           Page
                                                                        ----

           Report of Management                                           *

           Report of Independent Accountants                              *

           Consolidated Statements of Income                              *

           Consolidated Statements of Common Shareowners' Equity          *

           Consolidated Balance Sheets                                    *

           Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                          *

           Notes to Financial Statements                                  *

     (2)   Financial Statement Schedule:

           Report of Independent Accountants                             24

           II  - Valuation and Qualifying Accounts                       25

     Financial statements and financial statement schedules other than that
     listed above have been omitted because the required information is
     contained in the financial statements and notes thereto, or because such
     schedules are not required or applicable.

   .......................

*  Incorporated herein by reference to the appropriate portions of the
registrant's annual report to security holders for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 1995.  (See Part II)


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    (3)  Exhibits

    Exhibits identified in parenthesis below, on file with the Securities and
Exchange Commission ("SEC"), are incorporated herein by reference as exhibits
hereto.

Exhibit
NUMBER

(3)(a)                  Amended Articles of Incorporation effective November 9,
                        1989. (Exhibit (3)(a) to Form 10-K for 1989, File No.
                        1-8519).

(3)(b)                  Amended Regulations of the registrant. (Exhibit 3.2 to
                        Registration Statement No. 2-96054).

(4)(a)                  Provisions of the Amended Articles of Incorporation and
                        the Amended Regulations of the registrant which define
                        the rights of holders of Common Shares and the
                        Preferred Shares are incorporated by reference to such
                        Amended Articles filed as Exhibit (3)(a) hereto and
                        such Amended Regulations filed as Exhibit (3)(b)
                        hereto.

(4)(b)(i)               Rights Agreement dated as of October 27, 1986 between
                        the Company and Morgan Shareholder Services Trust
                        Company, Rights Agent.  (Exhibit (1) to Form 8-A, File
                        No. 1-8519).

(4)(b)(ii)              First Amendment to Rights Agreement, dated as of
                        October 3, 1988, between the Company and Morgan
                        Shareholder Services Trust Company,Rights Agent.
                        (Exhibit (4)(b)(ii) to Form 10-K for 1988, File No.
                        1-8519).

(4)(c)(i)               Indenture dated December 15, 1992 between Cincinnati
                        Bell Inc., Issuer, and The Bank of New York, Trustee,
                        in connection with $100,000,000 of Cincinnati Bell Inc.
                        6.70% Notes Due December 15, 1997.  A copy of this
                        Indenture is not being filed because it is similar in
                        all material respects to the Indenture filed as Exhibit
                        (4)(c)(ii) to Form 10-K for 1992, File No. 1-8519.

                        Indenture dated July 1, 1993 between Cincinnati Bell
                        Inc., Issuer, and The Bank of New York, Trustee, in
                        connection with $50,000,000 of Cincinnati Bell, Inc.
                        7 1/4% Notes Due June 15, 2023.  Exhibit 4-A to 
                        Form 8-K, date of report July 12, 1993, File No. 1-8519.

(4)(c)(ii)              Indenture dated August 1, 1962 between Cincinnati Bell
                        Telephone Company and Bank of New York, Trustee
                        (formerly, The Central Trust Company was trustee), in
                        connection with $20,000,000 of Cincinnati Bell
                        Telephone Company Forty Year 4 3/8% Debentures, Due
                        August 1, 2002.  (Exhibit 4(c)(iii) to Form 10-K for
                        1992, File No. 1-8519).

                        Indenture dated August 1, 1971 between Cincinnati Bell
                        Telephone Company and Bank of New York, Trustee
                        (formerly The Fifth Third Bank was trustee), in
                        connection with $50,000,000 of Cincinnati Bell
                        Telephone Company Forty Year 7 3/8% Debentures, Due
                        August 1, 2011.  A copy of this Indenture is not being
                        filed because it is similar in all material respects to
                        the Indenture filed as Exhibit (4)(c)(ii) above.


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(4)(c)(iii)             Indenture dated as of October 27, 1993 among Cincinnati
                        Bell Telephone Company, as Issuer, Cincinnati Bell
                        Inc., as Guarantor, and The Bank of New York, as
                        Trustee.  (Exhibit 4-A to Form 8-K, date of report
                        October 27, 1993, File No. 1-8519).

(4)(c)(iv)              No other instrument which defines the rights of holders
                        of long term debt of the registrant is filed herewith
                        pursuant to Regulation S-K, Item 601(b)(4)(iii)(A).
                        Pursuant to this regulation, the registrant hereby
                        agrees to furnish a copy of any such instrument to the
                        SEC upon request.

(10)(ii)(B)             Agreement Establishing Cincinnati SMSA Limited
                        Partnership between Advanced Mobile Phone Service, Inc.
                        and Cincinnati Bell Inc. executed on December 9, 1982.
                        (Exhibit (10)(k) to Registration Statement No.
                        2-82253).

(10)(iii)(A)(1)(i)*     Short Term Incentive Plan of Cincinnati Bell Inc., as
                        amended January 1, 1995.

(10)(iii)(A)(2)*        Cincinnati Bell Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan for
                        Non-Employee Directors, as amended July 1, 1983.
                        (Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(3) to Form 10-K for 1986, File
                        No. 1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(3)*        Cincinnati Bell Inc. Pension Program, as amended
                        effective (November 4, 1991).  (Exhibit
                        (10)(iii)(A)(4)(ii) to Form 10-K for 1994, File No. 1-
                        8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(4)*        Cincinnati Bell Inc. 1988 Incentive Award Deferral
                        Plan, as amended (effective November 11, 1988).
                        (Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(5) to Form 10-K for 1988, File
                        No. 1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(5)(i)*     Cincinnati Bell Inc. Senior Management Incentive Award
                        Deferral Plan, as amended January 1, 1984.  (Exhibit
                        (10)(iii)(A)(6) to Form 10-K for 1986, File No.
                        1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(5)(ii)*    Amendment to Cincinnati Bell Senior Management
                        Incentive Award Deferral Plan (effective December 5,
                        1988).  (Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(6)(ii) to Form 10-K for
                        1988, File No. 1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(6)*        Agreement dated February 1, 1994 between the Company
                        and Dwight H. Hibbard.  (Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(8)(iii)
                        to Form 10-K for 1993, File No. 1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(7)*        Executive Employment Agreement dated December 1, 1987
                        between the Company and John T. LaMacchia.  (Exhibit
                        (10)(iii)(A)(10) to Form 10-K for 1987, File No.
                        1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(8)*        Executive Employment Agreement dated December 1, 1987
                        between the Company and Raymond R. Clark.  (Exhibit
                        (10)(iii)(A)(11) to Form 10-K for 1987, File No. 1-
                        8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(9)*        Employment Agreement dated as of July 17, 1995 between
                        the Company and David S. Gergacz.



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(10)(iii)(A)(10)*       Employment Agreement dated as of January 1, 1995
                        between the Company and Barry L. Nelson.

(10)(iii)(A)(11)*       Employment Agreement dated as of January 1, 1995
                        between the Company and David F. Dougherty.

(10)(iii)(A)(12)*       Amendment to Employment Agreement dated as of January
                        1, 1995 between the Company and David F. Dougherty.

(10)(iii)(A)(13)*       Executive Employment Agreement dated as of March 29,
                        1993 between the Company and Brian C. Henry.  (Exhibit
                        (10)(iii)(A)(14) to Form 10-K for 1993, File No. 1-
                        8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(14)(i)*    Employment Agreement dated as of August 19, 1994
                        between the Company and James F. Orr.  (Exhibit
                        (10)(iii)(A)(17)(i) to Form 10-K for 1994, File No. 1-
                        8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(14)(ii)*   Amendment to Employment Agreement dated as of October
                        31, 1994 between the Company and James F. Orr.
                        (Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(17)(ii) to Form 10-K for 1994,
                        File No. 1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(15)*       Employment Agreement dated as of December 30, 1994
                        between Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company and Barbara
                        J. Stonebraker.  (Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(18) to Form 10-K
                        for 1994, File No. 1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(16)(i)*    Cincinnati Bell Inc. Executive Deferred Compensation
                        Plan.  (Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(17) to Form 10-K for 1993,
                        File No. 1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(16)(ii)*   Amendment to Cincinnati Bell Inc. Executive Deferred
                        Compensation Plan effective January 1, 1994.  (Exhibit
                        (10)(iii)(A)(20)(ii) to Form 10-K for 1994, File No. 1-
                        8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(17)(i)*    Cincinnati Bell Inc. 1988 Long Term Incentive Plan.
                        (Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(12)(i) to Form 10-K for 1988,
                        File No. 1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(17)(ii)*   Amendment to Cincinnati Bell Inc. 1988 Long Term
                        Incentive Plan effective December 5, 1988.  (Exhibit
                        (10)(iii)(A)(12)(ii) to Form 10-K for 1988, File No.
                        1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(18)*       Cincinnati Bell Inc. 1988 Stock Option Plan for
                        Non-Employee Directors.  (Exhibit (10) (iii)(A)(13) to
                        Form 10-K for 1988, File No. 1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(19)*       Cincinnati Bell Inc. 1989 Stock Option Plan.  (Exhibit
                        (10)(iii)(A)(14) to Form 10-K for 1989, File No.
                        1-8519).

(10)(iii)(A)(20)*       Cincinnati Bell Inc. Retirement Plan for Outside
                        Directors.  (Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(21) to Form 10-K for
                        1993, File No. 1-8519).

(11)                    Computation of Earnings (Loss) per Common Share.

(12)                    Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Combined Fixed
                        Charges and Preferred Dividends.


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(13)                    Portions of the Cincinnati Bell Inc. annual report to
                        security holders for the fiscal year ended December 31,
                        1995 as incorporated by reference including the
                        Selected Financial Data, Report of Management, Report
                        of Independent Accountants, Management's Discussion and
                        Analysis and Consolidated Financial Statements.

(21)                    Subsidiaries of the Registrant.

(23)                    Consent of Independent Accountants.

(24)                    Powers of Attorney.

(27)                    Financial Data Schedules.

(99)(a)                 Annual Report on Form 11-K for the Cincinnati Bell Inc.
                        Retirement Savings Plan for the year 1995 will be filed
                        by amendment on or before June 30, 1996.

(99)(b)                 Annual Report on Form 11-K for the Cincinnati Bell Inc.
                        Savings and Security Plan for the year 1995 will be
                        filed by amendment on or before June 30, 1996.

(99)(c)                 Annual Report on Form 11-K for the MATRIXX Marketing
                        Inc. Profit Sharing/401(k) Plan for the year 1995 will
                        be filed by amendment on or before June 30, 1996.

(99)(d)                 Annual Report on Form 11-K for the CBIS Retirement and
                        Savings Plan for the year 1995 will be filed by
                        amendment on or before June 30, 1996.




 ........................
* Management contract or compensatory plan required to be filed as an exhibit
pursuant to Item 14(c) of Form 10-K.



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    The Company will furnish, without charge, to a security holder upon
request, a copy of the documents, portions of which are incorporated by
reference (Annual Report to security holders and proxy statement), and will
furnish any other exhibit at cost.

(b) Reports on Form 8-K.

         No reports on Form 8-K were filed during the last quarter of the
         period covered by this report.



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                                      SIGNATURES


    Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on
its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                  CINCINNATI BELL INC.

March 28, 1996                    By /S/ JAMES M. DAHMUS
                                  ------------------------
                                      James M. Dahmus,
                                      Vice President and
                                      Controller


    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this
report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the
registrant and in the capacities and on the date indicated.


SIGNATURE                              TITLE                           DATE

                                       Principal Executive Officer;
                                       President, Chief Executive
JOHN T. LAMACCHIA*                     Officer and Director
- ------------------
John T. LaMacchia

                                       Principal Accounting and
                                       Financial Officer; Executive
                                       Vice President and
BRIAN C. HENRY*                        Chief Financial Officer
- ---------------
Brian C. Henry

JOHN F. BARRETT*                       Director
- ----------------
John F. Barrett

PHILLIP R. COX*                        Director
- ---------------
Phillip R. Cox

WILLIAM A. FRIEDLANDER*                Director
- -----------------------
William A. Friedlander
                                       Chairman of the Board and
DWIGHT H. HIBBARD*                     Director
- ------------------
Dwight H. Hibbard

ROBERT P. HUMMEL, M.D.*                Director
- -----------------------
Robert P. Hummel, M.D.

JAMES D. KIGGEN*                       Director
- ----------------
James D. Kiggen


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SIGNATURE                              TITLE                 DATE


CHARLES S. MECHEM, JR.*                Director
- -------------------------
Charles S. Mechem, Jr.

MARY D. NELSON*                        Director
- ----------------
Mary D. Nelson

DAVID B. SHARROCK*                     Director
- -------------------
David B. Sharrock



*By /s/ BRIAN C. HENRY                                     March 28, 1996
    -------------------
    Brian C. Henry
    as attorney-in-fact and on his behalf
    as Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer


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                          REPORT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS





To the Shareowners of
    Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Our report on the consolidated financial statements of Cincinnati Bell Inc. has
been incorporated by reference in this Form 10-K from page 25 of the 1995 annual
report of Cincinnati Bell Inc.  In connection with our audits of such
consolidated financial statements, we have also audited the related financial
statement schedule on page 25 of this Form 10-K.

In our opinion, the financial statement schedule referred to above, when
considered in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a
whole, presents fairly, in all material respects, the information required to be
included therein.




/s/ COOPERS & LYBRAND L.L.P.

COOPERS & LYBRAND L.L.P.

Cincinnati, Ohio
February 14, 1996



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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                               Schedule II

                            CINCINNATI BELL INC.
              SCHEDULE II - VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS
                           (Millions of Dollars)

- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   COL. A                     COL. B             COL. C            COL. D       COL. E
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                               ADDITIONS         DEDUCTIONS
                                                        ---------------------    ----------
                                                            (1)         (2)
                                             BALANCE AT               CHARGED                  BALANCE
                                             BEGINNING   CHARGED TO   TO OTHER                  AT END
DESCRIPTION                                  OF PERIOD   EXPENSES     ACCOUNTS                 OF PERIOD
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                                            <C>       <C>         <C>          <C>          <C>
Year 1995
     Allowance for doubtful accounts . . . .    $14.1       $8.5      $5.3(a)      $13.2(b)     $14.7

Year 1994
     Allowance for doubtful accounts . . . .    $14.0      $11.1      $3.0(a)      $14.0(b)     $14.1

Year 1993
     Allowance for doubtful accounts . . . .     $6.7      $14.6      $4.1(a)      $11.4(b)     $14.0
</TABLE>


(a)  Primarily includes amounts previously written off which were credited
     directly to this account when recovered and an allocation of the
     purchase price for receivables purchased from Interexchange Carriers.

(b)  Primarily includes amounts written off as uncollectible.


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                                                      Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(1)(i)
                                                                  to
                                                         Form 10-K for 1995

                              CINCINNATI BELL INC.
                            SHORT TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

                     (As amended effective January 1, 1995)


     1.   PURPOSE.  The purpose of the Short Term Incentive Plan (the "Plan") is
to provide key executives of Cincinnati Bell Inc. ("Cincinnati Bell") and its
principal subsidiaries with incentive compensation based upon the achievement of
specific short-term performance goals.

     2.   AWARDS.  The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of
Cincinnati Bell (the "Committee") may make awards in each calendar year with
respect to the preceding year ("Award Year"), beginning with awards made in 1996
with respect to Award Year 1995, in such amounts and to such of the Eligible
Executives (as defined in Section 3(a)) as it may determine in its sole
discretion subject to the limitations of the Plan.  Awards shall be paid in cash
in the calendar year the awards are made, except to the extent that an Eligible
Executive has made an election to defer the receipt of such award pursuant to
the Cincinnati Bell Inc. Executive Deferred Compensation Plan.

     For each Award Year the Committee shall establish a standard award level
("Standard Award") for each Eligible Executive.  A percentage of the Standard
Award for any Award
 Year may be awarded depending upon individual merit and
satisfaction of the performance criteria established by the Committee for the
Award Year.




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     3.   ELIGIBILITY.

          (a)  Each key executive of Cincinnati Bell and its principal
subsidiaries whose compensation for the Award Year is established by the
Committee is eligible for an award under the Plan for the Award Year ("Eligible
Executive"), whether or not so employed or living at the date an award is
granted; provided that the executive had at least three months of active service
(excluding any time the executive was absent on account of disability and
receiving any disability benefits under the Sickness and Accident Disability
Benefits Plan of Cincinnati Bell or a direct or indirect subsidiary ("Disability
Benefits") during the Award Year.  An Eligible Executive is not rendered
ineligible by reason of being a member of the Board of Directors of Cincinnati
Bell or a direct or indirect subsidiary.

          (b)  The Standard Award applicable to an Eligible Executive for an
Award Year shall be prorated over the Award Year or the Eligible Executive shall
be ineligible for an award, as follows:

               (1)  entrance to or exit from      -    prorate from date of
                    a level of management              entrance or exit 
                    eligible for awards           
                    after the beginning
                    of the Award Year

               (2)  receipt of Disability         -    prorate to the day based
                    Benefits for more than             on time of service while
                    three months in an                 not receiving Disability
                    Award Year under the               Benefits
                    Cincinnati Bell Plan or Plan
                    of a direct or indirect
                    subsidiary


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               (3)  retirement or resignation     -    prorate to date of
                                                       retirement or resignation
               
               (4)  leave of absence for          -    prorate to date leave
                    more than three months             commences unless other-
                                                       wise provided by the     
                                                       Committee

               (5)  death during an Award         -    prorate to date of death
                    Year                     

               (6)  dismissal during or           -    no award
                    after an Award Year


     4.   ADJUSTMENTS.

          (a)  In order to assure the incentive features of the Plan and to
avoid distortion in the operation of the Plan, the Committee may make
adjustments in the criteria established for any Award Year under Section 2
whether before or after the end of the Award Year to the extent it deems
appropriate in its sole discretion, which shall be conclusive and binding upon
all parties concerned, to compensate for or reflect any extraordinary changes
which may have occurred during the Award Year which significantly alter the
basis upon which such performance criteria were determined.  Such changes may
include without limitation changes in accounting practices, tax, regulatory or
other laws or regulations, or economic changes not in the ordinary course of
business cycles.

          (b)  In the event of any change in outstanding shares of Cincinnati
Bell or any of its consolidated subsidiaries by reason of any stock dividend or
split, recapitalization, merger, consolidation, combination or exchange of
shares or other 


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similar corporate change, the Committee shall make such adjustments, if any,
that it deems appropriate in the performance criteria established under Section
2 for any Award Year not then completed; any and all such adjustments to be
conclusive and binding upon all parties concerned.

     5.   OTHER CONDITIONS.

          (a)  No person shall have any claim to be granted an award under the
Plan and there is no obligation for uniformity of treatment of Eligible
Executives under the Plan.  Awards under the Plan may not be assigned or
alienated.

          (b)  Neither the Plan nor any action taken hereunder shall be
construed as giving to any employee the right to be retained in the employ of
Cincinnati Bell or any direct or indirect subsidiary.

          (c)  All applicable federal, state or local taxes required by law will
be withheld with respect to any award paid under the Plan.

     6.   DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARIES.  An Eligible Executive may designate a
beneficiary or beneficiaries to receive all or part of the awards which may be
granted to the Eligible Executive under the Plan in case of death.  A
designation of beneficiary may be replaced by a new designation or may be
revoked by the Eligible Executive at any time.  A designation or revocation
shall be on a form to be provided for the purpose and shall be signed by the
Eligible Executive and delivered to Cincinnati Bell prior to the Eligible
Executive's death.  In case of the Eligible Executive's death, an award granted 
under the Plan with respect to which a designation of beneficiary has been made
(to the extent it is valid and enforceable under applicable law) shall be paid
to the designated 


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beneficiary or beneficiaries.  Any award granted to an Eligible Executive who is
deceased and not subject to such a designation shall be distributed to the
Eligible Executive's estate.  If there  shall be any question as to the legal
right of any beneficiary to receive an award under the Plan, the amount in
question may be paid to the estate of the Eligible Executive, in which event
neither Cincinnati Bell nor any of its personnel shall have any further
liability to anyone with respect to such amount.

     7.   PLAN ADMINISTRATION.

          (a)  The Committee shall have full power to administer and interpret
the Plan and to establish rules for its administration.  The criteria for
performance referred to in Section 2 achieved for each Award Year shall be
conclusively determined by the Committee.  The determination of performance
referred to in Section 2 achieved for any Award Year may but need not be
adjusted to reflect extraordinary financial items and adjustments or
restatements of the financial statements, in the discretion of the Committee. 
Any such determination shall not be affected by subsequent adjustments or
restatements.  The Committee, in making any determinations under or referred to
in the Plan, shall be entitled to rely on opinions, reports or statements of
officers or employees of Cincinnati Bell and its direct and indirect
subsidiaries, and of counsel, public accountants and other professional or
expert persons.

          (b)  The Plan shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio and
applicable Federal law.

     8.   MODIFICATION OR TERMINATION OF PLAN.  The Board of Directors of
Cincinnati Bell may modify or terminate the Plan at any time to be effective at
such date as such 


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Board of Directors may determine.  A modification may affect present and future
eligible employees.

     9.   PROVISIONS UPON CHANGE IN CONTROL.  In the event of a Change in
Control, the provisions of this Section 9 will supersede any conflicting
provisions of the Plan.  

          In the event of a Change in Control, a pro rata portion of the
Standard Award applicable to an Eligible Executive for the Award Year in which
the Change in Control occurs shall be paid to each Eligible Executive within
five (5) business days of such Change in Control.  The pro rata portion of such
awards to be paid shall equal the full present value of such award as of the
first day of the month in which Change in Control occurs multiplied by a ratio,
the numerator of which shall equal the number of full and partial months
(including the month in which any Change in Control occurs) from the first day
of the Award Year and the denominator of which shall equal twelve (12).  In
addition, upon a Change in Control, awards for any preceding year which have not
been paid out shall be immediately paid.  If the amount to be so paid has not
been determined, the amount to be paid shall equal no less than the Standard
Award.  

          For the purposes of this Section 9, a "Change in Control" means and
shall be deemed to occur if, on or after January 1, 1995:

               (i)  a tender offer shall be made and consummated for the
ownership of 30% or more of the outstanding voting securities of Cincinnati
Bell;  

              (ii)  Cincinnati Bell shall be merged or consolidated with another
corporation and as a result of such merger or consolidation less than 75% of the
outstanding voting securities of the surviving or resulting corporation shall be
owned in 


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the aggregate by the former shareholders of Cincinnati Bell, other than
affiliates (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) of any
party to such merger or consolidation, as the same shall have existed
immediately prior to such merger or consolidation;  

             (iii)  Cincinnati Bell shall sell substantially all of its
assets to another corporation which is not a wholly owned subsidiary;  

              (iv)  a person within the meaning of Section 3(a)(9) or of Section
13(d)(3) (as in effect on January 1, 1995) of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, shall acquire 20% or more of the outstanding voting securities of
Cincinnati Bell (whether directly, indirectly, beneficially or of record), or a
person, within the meaning of Section 3(a)(9) or Section 13(d)(3) (as in effect
on January 1, 1995) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, controls in any
manner the election of a majority of the directors of Cincinnati Bell; or  

               (v)  within any period of two consecutive years commencing on or 
after January 1, 1995, individuals who at the beginning of such period
constitute Cincinnati Bell's Board of Directors cease for any reason to
constitute at least a majority thereof, unless the election of each director who
was not a director at the beginning of such period has been approved in advance
by directors representing at least two-thirds of the directors then in office
who were directors at the beginning of the period.  For purposes hereof,
ownership of voting securities shall take into account and shall include
ownership as determined by applying the provisions of Rule 13d-3(d)(1)(i) (as in
effect on January 1, 1995) pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  



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          In the event of a Change in Control, the provisions of this Section 9
may not be amended on or subsequent to the Change in Control in any manner
whatsoever which would be adverse to one or more Eligible Executives without the
consent of each such Eligible Executive who would be so affected; provided,
however, the Board of Directors of Cincinnati Bell may make minor or
administrative changes to this Section 9 or changes to conform to applicable
legal requirements.  

                                        COMPENSATION COMMITTEE OF
                                        THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
                                        CINCINNATI BELL INC.



December 11, 1995                       By   /s/ Connie M. Johnston        
                                          ---------------------------------


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                                                         Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(9)
                                                                    to
                                                            Form 10-K for 1995

                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

     This Agreement is made as of July 17, 1995 between Cincinnati Bell Inc., an
Ohio corporation ("Employer" or "CBI"), and David S. Gergacz ("Executive").  

     Employer and Executive agree as follows:

     1.   EMPLOYMENT.  By this Agreement, Employer and Executive set forth the
terms of Employer's employment of Executive on and after the Effective Date. 
Any prior agreements or understandings with respect to Executive's employment by
Employer are cancelled as of the Effective Date.  For purposes of this
Agreement, "Effective Date" means August 1, 1995 or such earlier date (not
earlier than the date first above written) as Executive may select to commence
performing duties for Employer in Cincinnati, Ohio.

     2.   PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT.  Executive's employment under this Agreement
begins on the Effective Date and, subject to the terms of Section 13, will end
on the day immediately preceding the fifth anniversary of the Effective Date
(the "Termination Date). 

     3.   DUTIES.

          (A)  Effective August 1, 1995, Executive will be an Executive Vice
President of CBI and President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell
Telephone Company ("CBT").  Executive will report to the President and Chief
Executive
 Officer of CBI.


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          (B)  Executive shall furnish such managerial, executive, financial,
technical, and other skills, advice and assistance in operating CBI and CBT as
Employer may request.

          (C)  Executive shall perform such other duties as are assigned to
Executive by the President and Chief Executive Officer of CBI.

          (D)  Executive shall devote Executive's entire time, attention and
energies to the business of Employer.  The words "entire time, attention and
energies" are intended to mean that Executive shall devote Executive's full
effort during reasonable working hours to the business of Employer (or other
Employer-sanctioned activities) and shall devote at least 40 hours per week to
the business of Employer (or other Employer-sanctioned activities).  Executive
shall travel to such places as are necessary in the performance of Executive's
duties.  It is understood that Executive may continue to serve as an outside
director of the corporations for which he is serving as an outside director
immediately prior to the Effective Date.  With the consent of Employer (which
shall not be unreasonably withheld), Executive may serve as an outside director
of additional corporations.

          (E)  Within six months after the Effective Date, Executive shall move
Executive's permanent residence from Unionville, Ontario to Cincinnati, Ohio.

     4.   COMPENSATION.

          (A)  Executive  shall  receive  a  base  salary  (the "Base Salary")
of at least $300,000 for each calendar year, subject to proration for any
partial year, payable in accordance with Employer's standard payroll practices,
during the term of this Agreement.  Such Base Salary, and any other amounts
payable hereunder, shall be subject to withholding as required by law.


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          (B)  In addition to the Base Salary, Executive shall be entitled to
receive an annual bonus (the "Bonus") for each calendar year for which services
are performed under this Agreement.  Any Bonus for a calendar year shall be
payable after the conclusion of the calendar year in accordance with Employer's
regular bonus payment policies.  For 1995, Executive shall receive a minimum
Bonus of $62,500.  Executive's Bonus for 1995 may exceed $62,500 if the goals
for 1995 (based 50% on CBI's earnings, 30% on CBT's operating income and 20% on
CBT's capital expenditures) are exceeded.  For years after 1995, Executive shall
be given a Bonus target of not less than $150,000 per year (subject to proration
for any partial year).  Reasonable performance goals shall be established for
each year's Bonus target.

          (C)  On at least an annual basis, Executive shall receive a formal
performance review and be considered for Base Salary and/or Bonus target
increases.

          (D)  Prior to March 1, 1996, the President and Chief Executive Officer
of CBI and Executive shall develop a mutually agreeable long term incentive plan
for Executive under which Executive may receive from zero up to $1,200,000 at
the end of a five-year performance period, based on the extent to which the
agreed upon goals are met or exceeded, with $1,000,000 being the award if 100%
of the agreed upon goals are met.  Targets will include revenues, operating
income, capital expenditures and customer service.  The incentive plan shall
establish reasonable performance goals and shall provide for a prorated payout
in the event that Executive's employment terminates prior to the end of the
five-year performance period for any of the reasons set forth in Sections 13(D)
and (E).  The terms of this long term incentive plan are subject to approval of
the Compensation Committee of CBI's Board of Directors (the "Compensation
Committee").


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     5.   EXPENSES.  All reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by Executive
in the course of the performance of Executive's duties to Employer shall be
reimbursable in accordance with Employer's then current travel and expense
policies.



     6.   BENEFITS.

          (A)  Effective with the date of this Agreement, July 17, 1995,
Executive shall be granted ten-year non-statutory options to purchase 100,000
common shares of CBI which shall be exercisable as follows:  (i) options for
33,333 shares shall be exercisable on the first anniversary of the grant date,
(ii) options for an additional 33,333 shares shall be exercisable on the second
anniversary of the grant date, and (iii) options for the remaining 33,334 shares
shall be exercisable on the third anniversary of the grant date.  In each year
of Executive's employment under this Agreement after 1995, Executive will be
granted ten-year non-statutory options to purchase at least 20,000 common shares
of CBI which shall be exercisable on the first anniversary of the grant date. 
The grant price of the options shall be the fair market value on the grant date.
Unexercisable options are cancelled upon termination of employment.  Except in
case of retirement, disability or death, unexercised options are cancelled upon
termination of employment.  All provisions of this Agreement which relate to the
terms under which non-statutory stock options will be granted to Executive are
subject to approval by the Compensation Committee. Such options may be granted
under CBI's 1988 Long-Term Incentive Plan or similar stock option plan.

          (B)  While Executive remains in the employ of Employer, Executive
shall be entitled to participate in all of the various employee benefit plans
and programs in which similarly situated Executive Vice Presidents of Employer
are participating other than the non-qualified retirement plan known as the
Cincinnati Bell Inc. Pension Program.


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          (C)  Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the
Base Salary and bonuses otherwise payable to Executive shall be reduced by any
benefits paid to Executive by Employer under Employer's Sickness and Accident
Disability Plan and Long Term Disability Plan for Salaried Executives.

          (D)  A supplemental, non-qualified pension will be provided to
Executive by Employer in accordance with this Section 6(D).

               (i)  If Executive's employment with Employer terminates on or
after the Termination Date and prior to the fifth anniversary of the Termination
Date, Executive's non-qualified pension shall be equal to that portion of
Executive's accrued pension under Employer's Management Pension Plan ("CBMPP")
which is attributable to Executive's first five years of service with Employer.

              (ii)  If Executive's employment with Employer terminates on or
after the fifth anniversary of the Termination Date, the non-qualified pension
shall be equal to that portion of Executive's accrued pension under CBMPP which
is attributable to Executive's first ten years of service with Employer.

             (iii)  If Executive's employment with Employer terminates after a
Change in Control of CBI or CBT (as hereafter defined in this Agreement) and
prior to the fifth anniversary of the Termination Date, Executive shall receive
a non-qualified pension equal to the pension which would have accrued for
Executive under CBMPP as of the fifth anniversary of the Termination Date
assuming that Executive continued in employment until the fifth anniversary of
the Termination Date, that CBMPP was not amended after the Effective Date, that
the assumed interest rate used for calculating Executive's cash balance under
CBMPP was 8% and that Executive's Base Salary in effect on the date Executive's
employment terminates continued in effect through the fifth anniversary of the
Termination Date.  The non-qualified pension otherwise payable under 


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this Section 6(D)(iii) shall be reduced by the value of Executive's vested
benefit (if any) under CBMPP.

              (iv)  Executive's non-qualified pension under this Section 6(D)
shall be paid in one lump sum within 90 days after Executive termination of
employment.  If Executive's employment with Employer terminates by reason of
Executive's death, the non-qualified pension shall be paid to Executive's
Estate.

               (v)  Nothing contained in this Section 6(D) shall be construed to
give Executive any right to continued employment except under the express terms
of this Agreement.  The provisions of this Section 6(D) shall survive the term
of Executive's employment under this Agreement.

          (E)  Employer shall compensate Executive for the period Executive is
not eligible to participate in the Company's Retirement Savings Plan by paying
Executive $10,000 (which includes a tax gross-up of $4,000) on the first
anniversary of the Effective Date.  Such amount shall be payable only if
Executive is continuously employed by Employer from the Effective Date through
the first anniversary of the Effective Date.  This payment shall not be used in
the calculation of any benefits that are otherwise provided by Employer.

          (F)  In addition to the Bonus called for under Section 4(B), Executive
shall receive a hiring bonus of $100,000 on the Effective Date.  In conjunction
with the relocation of Executive and Executive's family from Unionville, Ontario
to Cincinnati, Ohio, Employer shall reimburse Executive for Executive's travel,
temporary lodging and food expenses, moving expenses, closing costs (on the old
residence), points (on the new residence), reasonable attorneys fees (in
conjunction with the purchase of the new residence) and the costs of a bridge
loan to provide the new residence.  Employer's payments under the preceding
sentence shall not be less than $50,000.00.  Executive 


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may elect to have Executive's residence in Unionville, Ontario purchased through
Employer's Home Acquisition Program the terms of which have previously been
supplied to Executive and which is made a part of this Agreement except that
Executive shall have 90 days to accept or reject the offer under the Home
Acquisition Program.  If Executive elects to sell Executive's residence in
Unionville, Ontario, without using Employer's Home Acquisition Program,
Executive shall be reimbursed for real estate commissions (not in excess of 6%
of the sale price) paid by Executive with respect to such sale.  If the sale
price obtained for Executive's Unionville, Ontario residence (before real estate
commissions), whether sold by Executive directly or under the Home Acquisition
Program, is less than Executive's basis in the residence, Employer shall pay
Executive an amount equal to the lesser of (a) the difference between the sale
price obtained (before real estate commissions) and Executive's basis and
(b)$200,000 less any real estate commissions reimbursed by Employer under the
preceding sentence; provided that if Executive elects to sell the residence
without using Employer's Home Acquisition Program, in no event shall the sale
price obtained for Executive's residence be deemed to be less than the amount
which Executive would have received if the residence had been sold by Executive
under Employer's Home Acquisition Program.  The payments called for under this
Section 6(F) shall not be used in the calculation of any benefits that are
otherwise provided by Employer.

          (G)  On the Effective Date and while Executive remains employed under
this Agreement, Executive shall be entitled to either (i) the use of a vehicle
similar in price to a Buick Park Avenue (with Employer providing all
maintenance, gas and oil), or (ii) in lieu of the use of a vehicle, a monthly
cash payment of $900.

          (H)  Employer shall pay the initiation fee for a country club, of
Executive's choice, in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.  Employer also shall pay
Executive the sum of $10,000 to cover the cost of joining an interim golf club
pending admission to the country 


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club of Executive's choice.  The payouts provided for under this Section 6(H)
shall not be used in the calculation of any benefits that are otherwise provided
by Employer.  
     
          (I)  Executive shall receive telephone concession service, including
100% coverage for access lines, access charges, one-time charges, touch tone and
custom calling services, 100% coverage on the first $100 of toll service per
month and 50% coverage on the next $100 of toll service per month.         

          (J)  Employer shall pay Executive's financial and legal consultant
fees up to $7,000 per calendar year.

     7.   CONFIDENTIALITY.  Employer and its Affiliates are engaged in the
telecommunications services, information services and telecommunications support
services industries within the U.S. and world wide.  Executive acknowledges that
in the course of employment with the Employer, Executive will be entrusted with
or obtain access to information proprietary to the Employer and its Affiliates
with respect to the following (all of which information is referred to
hereinafter collectively as the "Information"); the organization and management
of Employer and its Affiliates; the names, addresses, buying habits and other
special information regarding past, present and potential customers, employees
and suppliers of Employer and its Affiliates; customer and supplier contracts
and transactions or price lists of Employer, its Affiliates and their suppliers;
products, services, programs and processes sold, licensed or developed by
Employer and its Affiliates; technical data, plans and specifications, present
and/or future development projects of Employer and its Affiliates; financial
and/or marketing data respecting the conduct of the present or future phases of
business of Employer and its Affiliates; computer programs, systems and/or
software; ideas, inventions, trademarks, business information, know-how,
processes, improvements, designs, redesigns, discoveries and developments of
Employer and its Affiliates; and other information considered confidential by
any of the Employer, its Affiliates or 


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customers or suppliers of Employer and its Affiliates.  Executive agrees to
retain the Information in absolute confidence and not to disclose the
Information to any person or organization except as required in the performance
of Executive's duties for Employer, without the express written consent of
Employer.  For purposes of this Agreement, "Affiliate" means each direct and
indirect subsidiary of CBI.  The provisions of this Section 7 shall not apply to
information which has been made available to the public from sources other than
Executive.

     8.   NEW DEVELOPMENTS.  All ideas, inventions, discoveries, concepts,
trademarks, or other developments or improvements, whether patentable or not,
conceived by Executive, alone or with others, at any time during the term of
employment, whether or not during working hours or on Employer's premises, which
are within the scope of or related to the business operations of Employer or its
Affiliates or that relate to Employer or Affiliate work or project, present,
past or contemplated ("New Developments"), shall be and remain the exclusive
property of Employer.  Executive shall, do all things reasonably necessary to
ensure ownership of such New Developments by Employer, including the execution
of documents assigning and transferring to Employer, all of Executive's right,
title and interest in and to such New Developments, and the execution of all
documents required to enable Employer to file and obtain patents, trademarks and
copyrights in the United States and foreign countries on any of such New
Developments.

     9.   SURRENDER OF MATERIAL UPON TERMINATION.  Executive hereby agrees that
upon cessation of Executive's employment, for whatever reason and whether
voluntary or involuntary, Executive will immediately surrender to Employer all
of the property and other things of value in Executive's possession or in the
possession of any person or entity under Executive's control that are the
property of Employer or any of its Affiliates, including without limitation all
personal notes, drawings, manuals, documents, photographs, or the like,
including copies and derivatives thereof, relating directly or indirectly to any
confidential information or materials or New Developments, or relating directly
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indirectly to the business of Employer or any of its Affiliates.

     10.  REMEDIES. Employer and Executive hereby acknowledge and agree that the
services rendered by Executive to Employer, the information disclosed to
Executive during and by virtue of Executive's employment, and Executive's
commitments and obligations to Employer and its Affiliates herein are of a
special, unique and extraordinary character, and that the breach of any
provision of this Agreement will cause the non-breaching party irreparable
injury and damage, and consequently the non-breaching party shall be entitled
to, in addition to all other remedies available to it, injunctive and equitable
relief to prevent a breach of this Agreement, or any part of it, and to secure
the enforcement of this Agreement.

     11.  COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE.  During the two-year period following
termination of Executive's employment with Employer for any reason (or if this
period is unenforceable by law, then for such period as shall be enforceable)
Executive will not, without first obtaining written permission from Employer
(which permission shall not be unreasonably withheld), engage in any business
offering services related to the current business of Employer or any of its
Affiliates in any capacity which requires or utilizes the skill, training and
knowledge acquired by Executive while employed by Employer, whether such
capacity be as a principal, partner, joint venturer, agent, employee, salesman,
consultant, director or officer, where such position would involve Executive in
any business activity in competition with Employer or any of its Affiliates. 
This restriction will be limited to the geographical area where Employer or any
of its Affiliates is then engaged in such competing business activity or to such
other geographical area as a court shall find reasonably necessary to protect
the goodwill and business of Employer.

          During the two-year period following termination of Executive's
employment by Employer for any reason (or if this period is unenforceable by
law, then for such period 


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as shall be enforceable) Executive will not interfere with or adversely affect,
either directly or indirectly, Employer's or Employer's Affiliates'
relationships with any person, firm, association, corporation or other entity
which is known by Executive to be, or is included on any listing to which
Executive had access during the course of employment as a customer, client,
supplier, consultant or employee of Employer or any of its Affiliates and that
Executive will not divert or change, or attempt to divert or change, any such
relationship to the detriment of Employer or any of its Affiliates or to the
benefit of any other person, firm, association, corporation or other entity.

          Executive will not, during or at any time after the termination of
Executive's employment with Employer, induce or seek to induce, any other
employee of Employer or any of its Affiliates to terminate such employee's
relationship with Employer or the Affiliate which employs such employee.

     12.  GOODWILL.  Executive will not intentionally disparage or act in any
manner, directly or indirectly, which may damage the business of Employer or any
of its Affiliates or which would adversely affect the goodwill, reputation, and
business relationships of Employer or any of its Affiliates with the public
generally, or with any of their customers, suppliers or employees.

     13.  TERMINATION.

          (A)  (i)  Employer or Executive may terminate this Agreement upon
Executive's failure or inability to perform the services required hereunder
because of any physical or mental infirmity for which Executive receives
disability benefits under Employer's Sickness and Accident Disability Benefit
Plan and/or Employer's Long Term Disability Plan for Salaried Executives as the
case may be (the "Plans"), over a period of one hundred twenty consecutive
working days during any twelve consecutive month period (a "Terminating
Disability").


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               (i)  If Employer or Executive elects to terminate this Agreement
in the event of a Terminating Disability, such termination shall be effective
immediately upon the giving of written notice by the terminating party to the
other.

              (ii)  Upon termination of this Agreement on account of Terminating
Disability, Employer shall pay Executive Executive's accrued Base Salary and
Bonus (subject to offset for any amounts received pursuant to the Plans), to the
date of termination. For as long as such Terminating Disability may exist,
Executive shall continue to be an employee of Employer for all other purposes
and Employer shall provide Executive with disability benefits and all other
benefits according to the provisions of the Plans and any other Employer plans
in which Executive is then participating.

             (iii)  If the parties elect not to terminate this Agreement upon an
event of a Terminating Disability and Executive returns to active employment
with Employer prior to such a termination, or if such disability exists for less
than one hundred twenty consecutive working days, the provisions of this
Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

          (B)  This Agreement terminates immediately and automatically on the
death of Executive, provided, however, that the Executive's estate shall be paid
Executive's accrued compensation hereunder, whether Base Salary or Bonus, to the
date of death.

          (C)  Employer may terminate this Agreement immediately in the event
that Executive is wilfully negligent in the performance of Executive's duties or
breaches Section 21 of this Agreement, or in the event of Executive's conviction
of a felony.


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          (D)  Employer may terminate this Agreement upon 60 days written notice
for any reason other than those set forth in Section 13(A), (B) or (C).  In the
event of a termination under this Section 13(D), Employer shall pay Executive an
amount equal to two times the Base Salary as it exists at the time of
termination plus two times the minimum Bonus target under Section 4(B) (or if
greater the product obtained by multiplying the Base Salary as it exists at the
time of termination plus the minimum Bonus target under Section 4(B) times the
number of whole and fractional years from the date of termination through the
Termination Date) and that portion of long term award under Section 4(D) payable
through the date of termination. 

          (E)  If Executive resigns while employed under this Agreement and
within 90 days after a Change in Control of CBI or CBT, this Agreement shall
thereupon terminate. Employer or any successor of Employer shall pay Executive
an amount equal to the greater of (i) $900,000 or (ii) 2.99 times the Base
Salary as it exists at the time of termination.  In the event of a Change in
Control of CBI or CBT while Executive is employed under this Agreement, the
stock options granted Executive under Section 6(A) shall become immediately
exercisable, Executive shall receive that portion of the long term award under
Section 4(D) payable through the date of termination and, if Executive's
employment terminates prior to the Termination Date, Executive shall be entitled
to receive the non-qualified pension provided in Section 6(D)(iii).  During the
90-day period following a Change in Control, Employer shall have no right under
Section 13(C) to terminate Executive without cause.  In the case of CBI, "Change
in Control" means a change in control as defined in the 1988 Plan.  In the case
of CBT, "Change in Control" means a change of ownership in which CBI ceases to
own, directly or indirectly, fifty-one percent (51%) of the voting control of
CBT or a change in which substantially all of the assets of CBT are sold to
another company in which CBI does not own, directly or indirectly, fifty-one
percent (51%) of the voting control.


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          (F)  Upon termination of this Agreement as a result of an event of
termination described in this Section 13 and except for Employer's payment of
the required payments under this Section 13, all further compensation under this
Agreement shall terminate; provided, however, that all qualified deferred
compensation which Executive may be entitled to receive pursuant to any of
Employer's pension or profit sharing plans in which Executive may participate
during Executive's employment with Employer shall be paid pursuant to the
provisions of such plans at such times as any such amounts become payable to
Executive.  It is further understood that for purposes of this Section 13, the
term "accrued compensation" shall include all non-qualified deferred
compensation, of whatever type or form, either previously granted to Executive
by Employer or otherwise earned or received by Executive.  Executive shall not
be required to mitigate the amount of any payout provided for in this Section 13
by seeking other employment or otherwise.

          (G)  The termination of this Agreement shall not amend, alter or
modify the rights and obligations of the parties under Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
and 12 hereof, the terms of which shall survive the termination of this
Agreement.

     14.  ASSIGNMENT.  As this is an agreement for personal services involving a
relation of confidence and trust between Employer and Executive, all rights and
duties of Executive arising under this Agreement, and the Agreement itself, are
nonassignable by Executive.

     15.  NOTICES.  Any notice required or permitted to be given under this
Agreement shall be sufficient, if in writing, and if delivered personally or by
certified mail to Executive at Executive's place of residence as then recorded
on the books of Employer or to Employer at its principal office.


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     16.  WAIVER.  No waiver or modification of this Agreement or the terms
contained herein shall be valid unless in writing and duly executed by the party
to be charged therewith. The waiver by any party hereto of a breach of any
provision of this Agreement by the other party shall not operate or be construed
as a waiver of any subsequent breach by such party. 

     17.  GOVERNING LAW.  This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the
State of Ohio.

     18.  ENTIRE AGREEMENT.  This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the
parties with respect to Executive's employment by Employer.  There are no other 
contracts, agreements or understandings, whether oral or written, existing
between them except as contained or referred to in this Agreement.

     19.  SEVERABILITY.  In case any one or more of the provisions of this
Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such
invalidity, illegality or other unenforceability shall not affect any other
provisions hereof, and this Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid,
illegal or unenforceable provisions have never been contained herein.

     20.  SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.  Subject to the requirements of Section 14
above, this Agreement shall be binding upon Executive, Employer and Employer's
successors and assigns.

     21.  CONFIDENTIALITY OF AGREEMENT TERMS.  The terms of this Agreement shall
be held in strict confidence by Executive and shall not be disclosed by
Executive to anyone other than Executive's spouse, Executive's legal counsel and
Executive's other advisors.  Further, Executive shall not discuss the terms of
this Agreement with anyone other than the President and Chief Executive Officer
of CBI, and any other person to 


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whom the President and Chief Executive Officer of CBI has granted access to the
terms of this Agreement.  Breach of this term of the Agreement shall be grounds
for dismissal with cause under Section 13(C) of this Agreement.  Notwithstanding
the foregoing, any disclosure of the terms of this Agreement required by law
shall not be considered a breach of this Section 21.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly
executed as of the day and year first above written.


                                        CINCINNATI BELL INC.



                                        By  /s/ John T. LaMacchia
                                            ------------------------------------

                                        EXECUTIVE


                                        /s/ David S. Gergacz                    
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                        David S. Gergacz


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                                                       Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(10)
                                                                    to
                                                           Form 10-K for 1995 

                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

     This Agreement is made as of January 1, 1995 between Cincinnati Bell Inc.,
an Ohio corporation ("Employer" or "CBI"), and Barry L. Nelson ("Employee"). 
Employee is presently employed by Employer as President of Cincinnati Bell Long
Distance ("CBLD").  The purpose of this Agreement is to describe the terms of
Employee's employment with Employer on and after January 1, 1995.

     Employer and Employee agree as follows:

     l.   EMPLOYMENT.  By the Agreement, Employer and Employee set forth the
terms of Employer's employment of Employee on and after January 1, 1995.  Any
prior agreements or understandings with respect to Employee's employment by
Employer are cancelled effective January 1, 1995.

     2.   PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT.  This Agreement begins on January 1, 1995 and,
subject to the terms of Section 13, will end on December 31, 1999.

     3.   DUTIES.

          A.   Employee will be the President and CEO of CBLD with
responsibility for the operation and management of all aspects of CBLD's
business.  He will report to David J. Lahey, Executive Vice President of CBI, or
such other officer of CBI as may be designated by the President of CBI.

          B.   Employee shall furnish such managerial, executive, financial,
technical, and
 other skills, advice and assistance in operating CBLD as Employer
may request.


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          C.   Employee shall also perform such other duties as are assigned to
him by the CBI officer to whom Employee reports.

          D.   Employee shall devote his entire time, attention, and energies to
the business of Employer.  The words "entire time, attention, and energies" are
intended to mean that Employee shall devote his full effort during reasonable
working hours to the business of Employer and shall devote at least 40 hours per
week to the business of Employer.  Employee shall travel to such places as are
necessary in the performance of his duties.

     4.   COMPENSATION.

          A.   Employee shall receive a base salary (the "Base Salary") of at
least One Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($160,000.00) for each calendar year,
subject to proration for any partial year, during the term of this Agreement. 
Such Base Salary, and any other amounts payable hereunder, shall be subject to
withholding as required by law.

          B.   In addition to the Base Salary, Employee shall be entitled to
receive an annual bonus (the "Bonus") for each calendar year for which services
are performed under this Agreement.  Any Bonus for a calendar year shall be
payable after the conclusion of the calendar year in accordance with Employer's 
regular bonus payment policies.  Employee shall be given a Bonus target of not
less than Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00) per year by the CBI officer
to whom he reports, the actual Bonus to be based Ninety Five Percent (95%) on
the results of CBLD's earnings as compared to its earnings commitment submitted
to and approved by the Board of Directors of CBI and Five Percent (5%) on the
results of CBI's earnings as compared to its earnings commitment submitted to
and approved by the Board of Directors of CBI.  In order to receive a bonus,
Employee must be employed by CBI for the full calendar year; provided that a
prorated Bonus may be awarded if Employee dies 


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or becomes disabled during the year.  For 1995, Employee can earn up to two
times the Bonus target for results exceeding the CBLD and CBI earnings
commitments, in accordance with a schedule to be supplied to Employee by the CBI
officer to whom Employee reports.  Employer reserves the right to change the
basis for bonus incentives in years after 1995 and to revise the bonus
incentives in any year if the President of CBI determines that an acquisition,
divestiture, reorganization or other substantial change in the business of CBLD
or CBI warrants it; provided that such changes in bonus incentives shall not
include reductions in the amount of the Bonus target.

          C.   On at least an annual basis, Employee shall receive a formal
performance review and be considered for salary and/or bonus target increases.

     5.   EXPENSES.  All reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by Employee
in the course of the performance of his duties to Employer shall be reimbursable
in accordance with Employer's then current travel and expense policies.

     6.   BENEFITS.

          A.   In each year of this Agreement, Employee will be granted options
to purchase 10,000 common shares of CBI at the time and on the terms approved by
the Compensation Committee of CBI.  All provisions of this Agreement which
relate to the terms under which stock options will be granted to Employee are
subject to approval by the Compensation Committee.  Such options may be granted
under CBI's 1988 Long Term Incentive Plan (the "1988 Plan") or similar stock
option plan.

          B.   While Employee remains in the employ of Employer, Employee shall
be entitled to participate in all of the various employee benefit plans and
programs in which fifth level managers of CBI are participating other 


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than Employer's supplemental non qualified retirement plan known as the
Cincinnati Bell Pension Program.

          C.   Employee shall receive a restricted stock award of 15,000 common
shares of CBI at the first meeting of the CBI Compensation Committee in 1995. 
All provisions of this Agreement which relate to the terms under which
restricted stock will be granted to Employee are subject to approval by the
Compensation Committee.  Such award shall be made under the 1988 Plan on the
terms set forth in Exhibit A.  Such award shall be further subject to the terms
of the 1988 Plan.

          D.   Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the
Base Salary and bonuses otherwise payable to Employee shall be reduced by any
benefits paid to Employee by Employer under Employer's Sickness and Accident
Disability Plan and Long Term Disability Plan for Salaried Employees.

     7.   CONFIDENTIALITY.  Employer is engaged in the telecommunications
services, information services and telecommunications support services
industries within the U.S. and world wide.  Employee acknowledges that in the
course of employment with the Employer, Employee will be entrusted with or
obtain access to information proprietary to the Employer and its subsidiaries
with respect to the following (all of which information is referred to
hereinafter collectively as the "Information"); the organization and management
of Employer and its subsidiaries; the names, addresses, buying habits and other
special information regarding past, present and potential customers, employees
and suppliers of Employer and its subsidiaries; customer and supplier contracts
and transactions or price lists of Employer, its subsidiaries and their
suppliers; products, services, programs and processes sold, licensed or
developed by Employer and its subsidiaries; technical data, plans and
specifications, present and/or future development projects of Employer and its
subsidiaries; financial and/or marketing data respecting the conduct of the
present or future phases of business of Employer and its subsidiaries; computer
programs, systems and/or 


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software; ideas, inventions, trademarks, business information, know-how,
processes, improvements, designs, redesigns, discoveries and developments of
Employer and its subsidiaries; and other information considered confidential by
any of the Employer, its subsidiaries or customers or suppliers of Employer and
its subsidiaries.  Employee agrees to retain the Information in absolute
confidence and not to disclose the Information to any person or organization
except as required in the performance of his duties for Employer, without the
express written consent of Employer.

     8.   NEW DEVELOPMENTS.   All ideas, inventions, discoveries, concepts,
trademarks, or other developments of improvements, whether patentable or not,
conceived by Employee, alone or with others, at any time during the term of
employment, whether or not during working hours or on Employer's premises, which
are within the scope of or related to the business operations of the Employer or
its subsidiaries or that relate to Employer or Employer subsidiary work or
project, present, past or contemplated, shall be and remain the exclusive
property of Employer.  Employee shall, do all things reasonably necessary to
ensure ownership of such New Developments by Employer, including the execution
of documents assigning and transferring to Employer, all of Employee's right,
title and interest in and to such New Developments, and the execution of all
documents required to enable Employer to file and obtain patents, trademarks and
copyrights in the United States and foreign countries on any of such New
Developments.

     9.   SURRENDER OF MATERIAL UPON TERMINATION.  Employee hereby agrees that
upon cessation of his employment, for whatever reason and whether voluntary or
involuntary, he will immediately surrender to Employer all of the property and
other things of value in his possession or in the possession of any person or
entity under his control that are the property of Employer or any of its
subsidiaries, including without limitation all personal notes, drawings,
manuals, documents, photographs, or the like, including copies and derivatives
thereof, relating directly or indirectly to any confidential information or
materials of New 



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Developments, or relating directly or indirectly to the business of Employer or
any of its subsidiaries.

     10.  REMEDIES.  Employer and Employee hereby acknowledge and agree that the
services rendered by Employee to Employer, the information disclosed to Employee
during and by virtue of his employment, and Employee's commitments and
obligations to Employer and its subsidiaries herein are of a special, unique and
extraordinary character, and that the breach of any provision of this Agreement
will cause the non-breaching party irreparable injury and damage, and
consequently the non-breaching party shall be entitled to, in addition to all
other remedies available to it, injunctive and equitable relief to prevent a
breach of this Agreement, or any part of it, and to secure the enforcement of
this Agreement.

     11.  COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE.  During the three year period following
termination of Employee's employment with CBI for any reason (or if this period
is unenforceable by law, then for such period as shall be enforceable)  Employee
will not engage in any business offering services related to the current
business of Employer or any of its subsidiaries in any capacity which requires
or utilizes the skill, training and knowledge acquired by Employee while
employed by Employer, whether such capacity be as a principal, partner, joint
venture, agent, employee, salesman, consultant, director or officer, where such
position would involve Employee in any business activity in competition with
Employer or any of its subsidiaries.  This restriction will be limited to the
geographical area where Employer or any of its subsidiaries is then engaged in
such competing business activity or to such other geographical area as a court
shall find reasonably necessary to protect the goodwill and business of
Employer.

          During the three year period following termination of Employee's
employment by CBI for any reason (or if this period is unenforceable by law,
then for such period as shall be enforceable) Employee will not interfere with
or adversely affect, either directly or indirectly, Employer's or Employer's


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subsidiaries' relationships with any person, firm, association, corporation or
other entity which is known my Employee to be, or is included on any listing to
which Employee had access during the course of employment as a customer, client,
supplier, consultant or employee of Employer or any of its subsidiaries and that
Employee will not divert or change, or attempt to divert of change, any such
relationship to the detriment of Employer or any of its subsidiaries or to the
benefit of any other person, firm, association, corporation or other entity.

          Employee will not, during or at any time after the termination of
Employee's employment with CBI, induce or seek to induce, any other employee of
Employer or any of its subsidiaries to terminate his or her employment
relationship with Employer or the subsidiary which employs such other employee.

     12.  GOODWILL.  Employee will not disparage or act in any manner, directly
or indirectly, which may damage the business of Employer or any of its
subsidiaries or which would adversely affect the goodwill, reputation, and
business relationships of Employer or any of its subsidiaries with the public
generally, or with any of their customers, suppliers or employees.

     13.  TERMINATION.

          A.   (i)  Employer or Employee may terminate this Agreement upon
Employee's failure or inability to perform the services required hereunder
because of any physical or mental infirmity for which Employee receives
disability benefits under Employer's Sickness and Accident Disability Benefit
Plan and/or Employer's Long Term Disability Plan for Salaried Employees as the
case may be (the "Plans"), over a period of one hundred twenty consecutive
working days during any twelve consecutive month period (a "Terminating
Disability").


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              (ii)  If Employer or Employee elects to terminate this Agreement
in the event of a Terminating Disability, such termination shall be effective
immediately upon the giving of written notice by the terminating party to the
other.

             (iii)  Upon termination of this Agreement on account of Terminating
Disability, Employer shall pay Employee his accrued compensation hereunder,
whether Base Salary or otherwise (subject to offset for any amounts received
pursuant to the Plans), to the date of termination.  For as long as such
Terminating Disability may exist, Employee shall continue to be an employee of
Employer for all other purposes and Employer shall provide Employee with
disability benefits and all other benefits according to the provisions of the
Plans and any other Employer plans in which Employee is then participating.

              (iv)  If the parties elect not to terminate this Agreement upon an
event of a Terminating Disability and Employer returns to active employment with
Employer prior to such a termination, or if such disability exists for less than
one hundred twenty consecutive working days, the provisions of this Agreement
shall remain in full force and effect.

          B.   This Agreement terminates immediately and automatically on the
death of Employee, provided, however that the Employee's estate shall be paid
Employee's accrued compensation hereunder, whether Base Salary or otherwise, to
the date of death.

          C.   Employer may terminate this Agreement immediately in the event
that Employee is willfully negligent in the performance of his duties or
breaches Section 21 of this Agreement, or in the event of Employee's conviction
of a criminal act.

          D.   Employer may terminate this Agreement upon 60 days written notice
for any reason other than those set forth in Section 13.A., B., or C.  


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In the event of a Termination under this Section 13.D., Employer shall pay
Employee an amount equal to two times the Base Salary as it exists at the time
of termination or, if less, such Base Salary for the remaining term of this
Agreement and all other accrued compensation.  Notwithstanding the terms of the
Restricted Stock Award:  if the termination occurs before December 31, 1997, the
restrictions on a proportionate number of 9,000 of the restricted shares awarded
Employee under Section 6.C. shall lapse based on the portion of the period from
January 1, 1995 to December 31, 1997 during which Employee was employed by
Employer; if the termination occurs in 1998 prior to December 31, 1998, the
restrictions on a proportionate number of 3,000 of the restricted shares awarded
Employee under Section 6.C. shall lapse based on the portion of the period from
January 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998 during which Employee was employed by
Employer; and if the termination occurs in 1999 prior to December 31, 1999, the
restrictions on a proportionate number of 3,000 of the restricted shares awarded
Employee under Section 6.C. shall lapse based on the portion of the period from
January 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999 during which Employee was employed by
Employer.

          E.   If Employee resigns while employed under this Agreement and
within 90 days after a Change in Control of CBI or CBLD, this Agreement shall
thereupon terminate.  During such 90 day period, Employer shall have no right
under Section 13.C. to terminate Employee without cause.  In the case of CBI,
"Change in Control" means a change in control as defined in the 1988 Plan.  In
the case of CBLD, "Change in Control" means a change of ownership in which CBI
ceases to own, directly or indirectly, fifty-one percent (51%) of the voting
control of CBLD or a change in which substantially all of the assets of CBLD are
sold to another company in which CBI does not own, directly or indirectly,
fifty-one percent (51%) of the voting control.  Employer or any successor of
Employer shall pay Employee an amount equal to 2.99 times the Base Salary as it
exists at the time of termination.  In the event of a Change in Control of CBI
of CBLD while Employee is employed under this Agreement, the stock options
granted Employee under Section 6.A. shall become immediately exercisable and the


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restrictions applicable to the restricted stock granted Employee under Section
6.C. shall immediately lapse.

          F.   Upon Termination of this Agreement as a result of an event of
termination described in this Section 13 and except for Employer's payment of
the required payments under this Section 13, all further compensation under this
Agreement shall terminate; provided, however, that all qualified deferred
compensation which Employee may be entitled to receive pursuant to any of
Employer's pension or profit sharing plans in which Employee may participate
during Employee's employment with Employer shall be paid pursuant to the
provisions of such plans at such times as any such amounts become payable to
Employee.  It is further understood that for purposes of this Section 13, the
term "accrued compensation" shall include all non-qualified deferred
compensation, of whatever type or form, either previously granted to Employee by
Employer or otherwise earned or received by Employee.

          G.   The termination of this Agreement shall not amend, alter or
modify the rights and obligations of the parties under Section 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
and 12 hereof, the terms of which shall survive the termination of this
Agreement.

     14.  ASSIGNMENT.  As this is an agreement for personal services involving a
relation of confidence and trust between Employer and Employee, all rights and
duties of Employee arising under this Agreement, and the Agreement itself, are
nonassignable by Employee.

     15.  NOTICES.  Any notice required or permitted to be given under this
Agreement shall be sufficient, if in writing, and if delivered personally or by
certified mail to Employee at his place of residence as then recorded on the
books of Employer or to Employer at its principal office.

     16.  WAVIER.  No waiver or modification of this Agreement or the terms
contained herein shall be valid unless in writing and duly executed by the party


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to be charged therewith.  The wavier by any party hereto of a breach of any
provision of this Agreement by the other party shall not operate or be construed
as a waiver of any subsequent breach by such party.

     17.  GOVERNING LAW.  This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the
State of Ohio.

     18.  ENTIRE AGREEMENT.  This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the
parties with respect to Employee's employment by Employer.  There are no other
contracts, agreements or understandings, whether oral or written, existing
between them except as contained or referred to in this Agreement.

     19.  SEVERABILITY.  In case any one or more of the provisions of this
Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such
invalidity, illegality or other unenforceability shall not affect any other
provisions hereof, and this Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid,
illegal or unenforceable provisions have never been contained herein.

     20.  SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.  Subject to the requirements of Paragraph 14
above, this Agreement shall be binding upon Employee, Employer and Employer's
successors and assigns.

     21.  CONFIDENTIALITY OF AGREEMENT TERMS.  The terms of this Agreement shall
be held in strict confidence by Employee and shall not be disclosed by Employee
to anyone other than Employee's spouse and his legal counsel.  Further, Employee
shall not discuss the terms of this Agreement with anyone other than the CBI
officer to whom Employee reports, the President of CBI and any other person to
whom the President of CBI has granted access to the terms of this Agreement. 
Breach of this term of the Agreement shall be grounds for dismissal with cause
under Section 13(C) of this Agreement.


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     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be
fully executed as of the day and year first above written.

                                        CINCINNATI BELL INC.

                                   By   /s/ David J. Lahey
                                        -----------------------------

                                        EMPLOYEE

                                        /s/ Barry L. Nelson  
                                        -----------------------------


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                                    EXHIBIT A
                             RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD
                             UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF
                            THE CINCINNATI BELL INC.
                          1988 LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN


NAME OF EMPLOYEE 
                 -----------------------------------
AWARD DATE:  
             ---------------------------------------
NUMBER OF RESTRICTED SHARES:         15,000
                              ----------------------


     Pursuant to the provisions of the Cincinnati Bell Inc. 1988 Long Term
Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), a copy of which has been delivered to you, the
Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (the
"Compensation Committee") has granted you an award of 15,000 common shares, par
value $1.00 per share, of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (the "Shares"), on and subject to
the terms of the Plan and your agreement to the following terms, conditions and
restrictions.

     1.   SECURITIES SUBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT.  This Agreement is made with
respects to the Shares and any securities (including additional common shares of
Cincinnati Bell Inc. (the "Company") issued in respect of the Shares, whether by
way of a share dividend, a share split, any reorganization or recapitalization
of the Company or its stock or any merger, exchange of securities or like event
or transaction as the result of which any security or securities of any kind are
issued to you by reason of your ownership of the Shares.  Reference herein to
the Shares shall include any such securities issued in respect of the Shares.

     2.   RIGHTS OF OWNERSHIP.  Except for the Restrictions (as defined in
Section 3 hereof) and subject to the provisions regarding forfeiture set forth
in Section 8 hereof, you are the record and beneficial owner of the Shares, with
all rights and privileges (including but not limited to the right to vote, to
receive dividends and to receive distributions upon liquidation of the Company) 
appertaining thereto.

     3.   RESTRICTIONS.  Neither the shares nor any interest therein may be
transferred or conveyed by you in any manner whatsoever, whether or not for
consideration (the "Restrictions"), except upon the passage of time or
occurrence of events as specified in Section 4, 5, 6 and 7 hereof.

     4.   LAPSE.  The Restrictions shall lapse and be of no further force and
effect as to 9,000 shares on December 31, 1997, as to an additional 3,000 


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shares on December 31, 1998, and as to the remaining 3,000 shares on December
31, 1999.

     5.   TERMINATION OF RESTRICTIONS - DEATH.  In the event of your death while
employed by the Company or any of its subsidiaries and on or prior to December
31, 1999, the Restrictions shall terminate and be of no further force or effect,
effective as of the date of death, with respect to the number of Shares (rounded
up to the nearest whole Share) that bears the same ratio to the total number of
Shares as the number of days from the Date of Grant of the then restricted
Shares through the date of your death bears to the number of days from the Date
of Grant to December 31, 1999.  Any Shares which remain subject to the
Restrictions after the calculations prescribed in the preceding sentences shall
be forfeited to the Company as of your date of death.  Upon the Restrictions
terminating with respect to certain Shares, the executor, administrator or other
personal representative of your estate, or the trustee of any trust becoming
entitled thereto be reason of your death, may transfer the unrestricted Shares
to any person or persons entitled thereto under your will or under your trust or
other instrument (or in the absence of any will under the laws of descent and
distribution) governing the distribution of your estate in the event of your
death.

     6.   TERMINATION OF RESTRICTIONS - DISABILITY.  If you (a) shall become
disabled and as a result thereof cease to be an employee of the Company or any
of its subsidiaries under and pursuant to applicable disability provisions of
any employment contract to which you and the Company or any of its subsidiaries 
are parties or, (b) shall become disabled to such extent that you are unable to 
perform the usual duties of your job for a period of 12 consecutive weeks or
more and if as the result thereof the Compensation Committee approves the
termination of your employment within 12 months following the first day of the
12 consecutive week period on terms that include the right to transfer the
Shares free of the Restrictions, then and in either such event the Restrictions
shall terminate and be of no further force and effect as of the date you cease
to be an employee in the same manner as prescribed in the event of death
outlined in Section 5 above.

     7.   CHANGE IN CONTROL.  In the event of a Change in Control of
_____________________ (the "Subsidiary") while you are employed by the Company
or any of its subsidiaries and on or prior to December 31, 1999, and
Restrictions which have not previously lapsed shall terminate and be of no
further force or effect as of the date of the Change of Control.  For purposes
hereof, "Change of Control" means a change of ownership in which the Company
ceases to own, directly or indirectly, 51% of the voting control of the
Subsidiary or a change in which substantially all of the assets of the
Subsidiary are sold to another company in which the Company does not own,
directly or indirectly, 51% of the voting control.


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     8.   FORFEITURE.  If you cease to be an employee of the Company or any of
its subsidiaries, except as provided in Section 4, 5, 6 and 7 hereof, any Shares
which remain subject to the Restrictions of the date such employment terminates
shall be at once forfeited to the Company as of the date of such termination of
employment (the "Forfeiture Date").  Upon such forfeiture all of your rights in
respect of such Shares shall cease automatically and without further action by
the Company or you.  For the purpose of giving effect to this provision, you
have executed and delivered to the Company a stock power with respect to each
certificate evidencing any of the Shares, thereby assigning to the Company all
of your interest in the Shares.  By the execution and delivery of this
Agreement, you authorize and empower the Company, in the event of a forfeiture
of any of the Shares under this Section 8 to (i) date (as of the Forfeiture
Date) those stock powers relating to Shares that remain subject to the
Restrictions as of the Forfeiture Date and (ii) present such stock powers and
the certificates to which they relate to the Company's transfer agent or other
appropriate party of the sole purpose of transferring the forfeited Shares to
the Company.

     9.   MATTERS RELATING TO CERTIFICATES.

          (a)  Upon their issuance, the certificates representing the Shares
shall be deposited with the Secretary of the Company and shall be released to
you only pursuant to the provisions of this Section 9.

          (b)  Each certificate for Shares issued to you in accordance with this
Agreement shall bear the following legend:

     "THE SHARES EVIDENCED BY THIS CERTIFICATE ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF A
     RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REGISTERED HOLDER HEREOF AND
     CINCINNATI BELL INC., DATED AS OF ___________________, 1995 AND MAY NOT BE
     TRANSFERRED BY THE HOLDER, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY THE TERMS OF SUCH
     AGREEMENT, A COPY OF WHICH IS ON DEPOSIT WITH THE SECRETARY OF CINCINNATI
     BELL INC. AND WHICH WILL BE MAILED TO A SHAREHOLDER OF CINCINNATI BELL INC.
     WITHOUT CHARGE WITHIN FIVE DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN REQUEST."

     Upon the lapse or termination of the Restrictions as to any Shares, the
certificate evidencing such Shares shall be promptly presented to the Company's 
transfer agent or other appropriate party with instructions to cause such
certificate to be reissued, to the extend appropriate, in your name and without 
the foregoing legend.  Any shares evidenced by such certificate which remain
subject to the Restrictions shall be evidenced by a new certificate, bearing the
foregoing legend, which shall be returned to the Company.  Upon the lapse or
termination of the Restrictions as to any Shares, the stock power or powers held


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by the Company with respect to such Shares shall be surrendered to you (in
exchange, if applicable, for a stock power relating to any Shares which remain
subject to the Restrictions).

     10.  INTERPRETATION.  You acknowledge that the Compensation Committee has
the authority to construe and interpret the terms of the Plan and Agreement if
and when any questions of meaning arises under the Plan or this Agreement, and
any such construction or interpretation shall be binding on you, your heirs,
executors, administrators, personal representatives and any other persons having
or claiming to have an interest in the Shares.

     11.  WITHHOLDING.  In connection with the award of Shares to you and any
dividend payments made while such Shares remain subject to restrictions
hereunder, the Company will withhold or cause to be withheld from your salary
payments such amounts of tax as such times as may be required by law to be
withheld with respect to the Shares and/or dividends, provided that if your
salary is not sufficient for such purpose, you shall remit to the Company, on
request, the amount required for such withholding taxes.  Within 45 days after
issuance of the certificates representing the Shares, you shall advise the
Company in writing whether or not you have made an election, under Section 83(b)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, to include the fair market value of the
Shares in your gross income for the calendar year in which the certificates are
issued.

     12.  NOTICES.  All notices and other communications to be given hereunder
shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered
personally or when deposited in the United States mail, first class postage
prepaid, and addressed as follows:

     TO THE COMPANY:     Cincinnati Bell Inc.
                         201 East Fourth Street, Rm. 102-200
                         Cincinnati, Ohio  45202
                         Att: Secretary of the Compensation Committee

     TO THE EMPLOYEE:    _____________________________________
                         _____________________________________
                         _____________________________________

or to any other address as to which notice has been given in the manner herein
provided.

     13.  MISCELLANEOUS.  This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties
hereto and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, personal
representatives, successors and assigns.  Subject to the provisions of the Plan,
the Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect 
to the subject matter hereof and shall be construed and interpreted in 


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accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio.  This Agreement may not be
amended except in a writing signed by each of the parties hereto.  If any
provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed to be invalid or void under any
applicable law, the remaining provisions hereof shall not be affected thereby
and shall continue in full force and effect.

Please indicate your acceptance by signing at the place provided and returning
this Agreement.

                                   COMPENSATION COMMITTEE OF
                                   THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
                                   CINCINNATI BELL INC.



Dated:                             By:  
        -----------------------         ----------------------------------------
                                          Senior Vice President-Administration



Dated:                             By:  
        -----------------------         ----------------------------------------
                                          Accepted and Agreed


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                                                        Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(11)
                                                                    to
                                                           Form 10-K  for 1995

                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT



     This Agreement is made as of January 1, 1995 between Cincinnati Bell Inc.,
an Ohio corporation ("Employer" or "CBI"), and David F. Dougherty ("Employee"). 
Employee is presently employed by MATRIXX Marketing Inc. ("MATRIXX") under an
Employment Agreement dated April 30, 1990, as amended in 1991 and which expires
April 29, 1995.  The purpose of this Agreement is to describe the terms of
Employee's employment with Employer on and after January 1, 1995.

     Employer and Employee agree as follows:

     1.   EMPLOYMENT.  By this Agreement, Employer and Employee set forth the
terms of Employer's employment of Employee on and after January 1, 1995.

     2.   PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT.  This Agreement begins on January 1, 1995 and,
subject to the terms of Section 13, will end on December 31, 1999.

     3.   DUTIES.

          A.   Employee will be the President and CEO of MATRIXX with
responsibility for the operation and management of all aspects of MATRIXX's
business.  He will report to David J. Lahey, Executive Vice President of CBI, or
such other officer of CBI as may be designated by the President of CBI.


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          B.   Employee shall furnish such managerial, executive, financial,
technical, and other skills, advice and assistance in operating
 MATRIXX as
Employer may request.

          C.   The Employee shall also perform such other duties as are assigned
to him by Employer.

          D.   Employee shall devote his entire time, attention, and energies to
the business of Employer.  The words "entire time, attention, and energies" are
intended to mean that Employee shall devote his full effort during reasonable
working hours to the business of Employer and shall devote at least 40 hours per
week to the business of Employer.  Employee shall travel to such places as are
necessary in the performance of his duties.

          E.   Employee presently resides in Omaha, Nebraska.  Employee shall
relocate to Cincinnati, Ohio between February, 1996 and July, 1996.  Employer
shall reimburse Employee for the expense of his relocation to Cincinnati, Ohio
consistent with its past practice in its prior relocation of Employee.

     4.   COMPENSATION.

          A.   Employee shall receive a base salary (the "Base Salary") of at
least One Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars ($180,000.00) for each calendar year,
subject to proration for any partial year, during the term of this Agreement. 
Such Base Salary, and any other amounts payable hereunder, shall be subject to
withholding as required by law.

          B.   In addition to the Base Salary, Employee shall be entitled to
receive an annual bonus (the "Bonus") for each calendar year for which services
are performed under this Agreement.  Any Bonus for a calendar year shall be
payable after the conclusion of the calendar year in accordance with Employer's 

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regular bonus payment policies.  Employee shall be given a Bonus target of not
less than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) per year by the CBI officer
to whom he reports, the actual Bonus to be based Eighty Percent (80%) on the
results of MATRIXX's earnings as compared to its earnings commitment submitted
to and approved by the Board of Directors of CBI and Twenty Percent (20%) on the
results of CBI's earnings as compared to its earnings commitment submitted to
and approved by the Board of Directors of CBI.  In order to receive a bonus,
Employee must be employed by CBI for the full calendar year; provided that a
prorated Bonus may be awarded if Employee dies or becomes disabled during the
year.  Employer reserves the right to change the basis for bonus incentives in
years after 1995 and to revise the bonus incentives in any year if the President
of CBI determines that an acquisition, divestiture, reorganization or other
substantial change in the business of MATRIXX or CBI warrants it; provided that
such changes in bonus incentives shall not include reductions in the amount of
the Bonus target.

          C.   On at least an annual basis, Employee shall receive a formal
performance review and be considered for salary and/or bonus target increases.

     5.   EXPENSES.  All reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by Employee
in the course of the performance of his duties to Employer shall be reimbursable
in accordance with Employer's then current travel and expense policies.

     6.   BENEFITS.

          A.   In each year of this Agreement, Employee will be granted options
to purchase 15,000 common shares of CBI at the time and on the terms approved by
the Compensation Committee of CBI.  All provisions of this Agreement which
relate to the terms under which stock options will be granted to Employee are
subject to approval by the Compensation Committee.  Such 


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options may be granted under CBI's 1988 Long Term Incentive Plan (the "1988
Plan") or similar stock option plan.

          B.   While Employee remains in the employ of Employer, Employee shall
continue to participate in the employee benefit plans and programs in which he
was participating under the 1990 Employment Agreement other than the Pension
Program, the Management Pension Plan and the Retirement Savings Plan.  Employer
will use its best efforts to provide Employee with retirement benefits
comparable to the benefits which Employee would have been entitled to receive if
he was eligible to participate in the Management Pension Plan and the Retirement
Savings Plan.  Employer shall also provide Employee with other benefits
including an automobile allowance, which are not less than those provided to
Employer's fifth level managers.

          C.   Employee shall receive a restricted stock award of 20,000 common
shares of CBI at the first meeting of the CBI Compensation Committee in 1995. 
All provisions of this Agreement which relate to the terms under which
restricted stock will be granted to Employee are subject to approval by the
Compensation Committee.  Such award shall be made under the 1988 Plan on the
terms set forth in Exhibit A.  Such award shall be further subject to the terms
on the 1988 Plan.

          D.   While Employee remains in the employ of Employer, Employee shall
provide Employee with benefits which are at least equivalent to the benefits
Employee would have been entitled to receive under the Long Term Disability Plan
for Salaried Employees and the Sickness and Accident Disability Benefit Plan (a)
assuming that he became eligible to participate in the plans on April 30, 1990,
and (b) assuming that he was credited with 25 years of completed service as of
April 30, 1990.  The benefits payable under this Section 6(D) shall be reduced
by any benefits paid under the Long Term Disability Plan for Salaried Employees
and the Sickness and Accident Disability Benefit Plan.


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          E.   Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the
Base Salary and bonuses otherwise payable to Employee shall be reduced by any
benefits paid to Employee by Employer under Employer's Sickness and Accident
Disability Plan and Long Term Disability Plan for Salaried Employees or pursuant
to Section 6(D) above.

          F.   The Performance Awards/Deferred Compensation described in Section
7 of the 1990 Employment Agreement as such Section was amended in 1991 is
incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement.  The Performance Award
Date, as that term is defined in the 1990 Employment Agreement, shall be no
later than April 30, 1995.

     7.   CONFIDENTIALITY.  Employer is engaged in the telecommunications
services, information services and telecommunications support services
industries within the U.S. and world wide.  Employee acknowledges that in the
course of employment with the Employer, Employee will be entrusted with or
obtain access to information proprietary to the Employer and its subsidiaries
with respect to the following (all of which information is referred to
hereinafter collectively as the "Information"); the organization and management
of Employer and its subsidiaries; the names, addresses, buying habits and other
special information regarding past, present and potential customers, employees
and suppliers of Employer and its subsidiaries; customer and supplier contracts
and transactions or price lists of Employer, its subsidiaries and their
suppliers; products, services, programs and processes sold, licensed or
developed by Employer and its subsidiaries; technical data, plans and
specifications, present and/or future development projects of Employer and its
subsidiaries; financial and/or marketing data respecting the conduct of the
present or future phases of business of Employer and its subsidiaries; computer
programs, systems and/or software; ideas, inventions, trademarks, business
information, know-how, processes, improvements, designs, redesigns, discoveries
and developments of Employer and its subsidiaries; and other information
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any of the Employer, it subsidiaries or customers or suppliers of Employer. 
Employee agrees to retain the Information in absolute confidence and not to
disclose the Information to any person or organization except as required in the
performance of his duties for Employer, without the express written consent of
Employer.

     8.   NEW DEVELOPMENTS.  All ideas, inventions, discoveries, concepts,
trademarks, or other developments or improvements, whether patentable or not,
conceived by Employee, alone or with others, at any time during the term of
employment, whether or not during working hours or on Employer's premises, which
are within the scope of or relates to the business operations of Employer or
Employer subsidiary work or project, present, past or contemplated, shall be and
remain the exclusive property of Employer.  Employee shall, do all things
reasonably necessary to ensure ownership of such New Developments by Employer,
including the execution of documents assigning and transferring to Employer, all
of Employee's right, title and interest in and to such New Developments, and the
execution of all documents required to enable Employer to file and obtain
patents, trademarks and copyrights in the United States and foreign countries on
any of such New Developments.

     9.   SURRENDER OF MATERIAL UPON TERMINATION.  Employee hereby agrees that
upon cessation of his employment, for whatever reason and whether voluntary or
involuntary, he will immediately surrender to Employer all of the property and
other things of value in his possession or in the possession of any person or
entity under his control that are the property of Employer or any of its
subsidiaries, including without limitation all personal notes, drawings,
manuals, documents, photographs, or the like, including copies and derivatives
thereof, relating directly or indirectly to any confidential information or
materials or New Developments, or relating directly or indirectly to the
business of Employer or any of its subsidiaries.


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     10.  REMEDIES.  Employer and Employee hereby acknowledge and agree that the
services rendered by Employee to Employer, the information disclosed to Employee
during and by virtue of his employment, and Employee's commitments and
obligations to Employer and its subsidiaries herein are of a special, unique and
extraordinary character, and that the breach of any provision of this Agreement
will cause the non-breaching party irreparable injury and damage, and
consequently the non-breaching party shall be entitled to, in addition to all
other remedies available to it, injunctive and equitable relief to prevent a
breach of this Agreement, or any part of it, and to secure the enforcement of
this Agreement.

     11.  COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE.  During the three year period following
termination of Employee's employment with CBI for any reason (or if this period
is unenforceable by law, then for such period as shall be enforceable) Employee
will not engage in any business offering services related to the current
business of Employer or any of its subsidiaries in any capacity which requires
or utilizes the skill, training and knowledge acquired by Employee while
employed by Employer, whether such capacity be as a principal, partner, joint
venturer, agent, employee, salesman, consultant, director or officer, where such
position would involve Employee in any business activity in competition with
Employer or any of its subsidiaries.  This restriction will be limited to the
geographical area where Employer or any of its subsidiaries is then engaged in
such competing business activity or to such other geographical area as court
shall find reasonably necessary to protect the goodwill and business of
Employer.

          During the three year period following termination of Employee's
employment by CBI for any reason (or if this period is unenforceable by law,
then for such period as shall be enforceable) Employee will not interfere with
or adversely affect, either directly or indirectly, Employer's or Employer's
subsidiaries' relationships with any person, firm, association, corporation or
other entity which is known by Employee to be, or is included on any listing to
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supplier, consultant or employee of Employer or any of its subsidiaries and that
Employee will not divert or change, or attempt to divert or change, any such
relationship to the detriment of Employer or any of its subsidiaries or to the
benefit of any other person, firm, association, corporation or other entity.

          Employer will not, during or at any time after the termination of
Employee's employment with CBI, induce or seek to induce, any other employee of
Employer or any of its subsidiaries to terminate his or her employment
relationship with Employer or the subsidiary which employs such other employee.

     12.  GOODWILL.  Employee will not disparage or act in any manner, directly
or indirectly, which may damage the business of Employer or any of its
subsidiaries or which would adversely affect the goodwill, reputation, and
business relationships of Employer or any of its subsidiaries with the public
generally, or with any of their customers, suppliers or employees.

     13.  TERMINATION.

          A.(i)     Employer or Employee may terminate this Agreement upon
Employee's failure or inability to perform the services required hereunder
because of any physical or mental infirmity for which Employee receives
disability benefits under Employer's Sickness and Accident Disability Benefit
Plan and/or Employer's Long Term Disability Plan for Salaried Employees as the
case may be (the "Plans"), over a period of one hundred twenty consecutive
working days during any twelve consecutive month period (a "Terminating
Disability").

     (ii) If Employer or Employee elects to terminate this Agreement in the
event of a Terminating Disability, such termination shall be effective
immediately upon the giving of written notice by the terminating party to the
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     (iii)     Upon termination of this Agreement on account of Terminating
Disability, Employer shall pay Employee his accrued compensation hereunder,
whether Base Salary or otherwise (subject to offset for any amounts received
pursuant to the Plans), to the date of termination.  For as long as such
Terminating Disability may exist, Employee shall continue to be an employee of
Employer for all other purposes and Employer shall provide Employee with
disability benefits and all other benefits according to the provisions of the
Plans and any other Employer plans in which Employee is then participating.

     (iv) If the parties elect not to terminate this Agreement upon an event 
of a Terminating Disability and Employee returns to active employment with 
Employer prior to such a termination, or if such disability exists for less 
than one hundred twenty consecutive working days, the provisions of this 
Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

          B.   This Agreement terminates immediately and automatically on the
death of Employee, provided, however, that the Employee's estate shall be paid
Employee's accrued compensation hereunder, whether Base Salary or otherwise, to
the date of death.

          C.   Employer may terminate this Agreement immediately in the event
that Employee is wilfully negligent in the performance of his duties or breaches
Section 21 of this Agreement, or in the event of Employee's conviction of a
criminal act.

          D.   Employer may terminate this Agreement upon 60 days written notice
for any reason other than those set forth in Section 13.A, B. or C.  In the
event of a Termination under this Section 13.D., Employer shall pay Employee an
amount equal to two times the Base Salary as it exists at the time of
termination or, if less, such Base Salary for the remaining term of this 


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Agreement (but not less than one year's Base Salary) and all other accrued
compensation.  Notwithstanding the terms of the Restricted Stock Award:   if the
termination occurs before December 31, 1997, the restrictions on a proportionate
number of 12,000 of the restricted shares awarded Employee under Section 6.C.
shall lapse based on the portion of the period from January 1, 1995 to December
31, 1997 during which Employee was employed by Employer; if the termination
occurs in 1998 before December 31, 1998, the restrictions on a proportionate
number of 4,000 of the restricted shares awarded Employee under Section 6.C.
shall lapse based on the portion of the period from January 1, 1998 to December
31, 1998 during which Employee was employed by Employer; and if the termination
occurs in 1999 before December 31, 1999, the restrictions on a proportionate
number of 4,000 of the restricted shares awarded Employee under Section 6.C.
shall lapse based on the portion of the period from January 1, 1999 to December
31, 1999 during which Employee was employed by Employer.

          E.   If Employee resigns while employed under this Agreement and
within 90 days after a Change in Control of CBI or MATRIXX, this Agreement shall
thereupon terminate.  During such 90 day period, Employer shall have no right
under Section 13.C. to terminate Employee without cause.  In the case of CBI,
"Change in Control" means a change in control as defined in the 1988 Plan.  In
the case of MATRIXX, "Change in Control" means a change of ownership in which
CBI ceases to own, directly or indirectly, fifty-one percent (51%) of the voting
control of MATRIXX or a change in which substantially all of the assets of
MATRIXX are sold to another company in which CBI does not own, directly or
indirectly, fifty-one percent (51%) of the voting control.  Employer or any
successor of Employer shall pay Employee an amount equal to 2.99 times the Base
Salary as it exists at the time of termination.  In the event of a Change in
Control of CBI or MATRIXX while Employee is employed under this Agreement, the
stock options granted Employee under Section 6.A. shall become immediately
exercisable and the restrictions applicable to the restricted stock granted
Employee under Section 6.C. shall immediately lapse.


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          F.   Upon Termination of this Agreement as a result of an event of
termination described in this Section 13 and except for Employer's payment of
the required payments under this Section 13, all further compensation under this
Agreement shall terminate; provided, however, that all qualified deferred
compensation which Employee may be entitled to receive pursuant to any of
Employer's pension or profit sharing plans in which Employee may participate
during Employee's employment with Employer shall be paid pursuant to the
provisions of such plans at such times as any such amounts become payable to
Employee.  It is further understood that for purposes of this Section 13, the
term "accrued compensation" shall include all non-qualified deferred
compensation, of whatever type or form, either previously granted to Employee by
Employer or otherwise earned or received by Employee.

          G.   The termination of this Agreement shall not amend, alter or
modify the rights and obligations of the parties under Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
and 12 hereof, the terms of which shall survive the termination of this
Agreement.
     14.  ASSIGNMENT.    As this is an agreement for personal services involving
a relation of confidence and trust between Employer and Employee, all rights and
duties of Employee arising under this Agreement, and the Agreement itself, are
nonassignable by Employee.

     15.  NOTICES.  Any notice required or permitted to be given under this
Agreement shall be sufficient, if in writing, and if delivered personally or by
certified mail to Employee at his place of residence as then recorded on the
books of Employer or to Employer at its principal office.

     16.  WAIVER.  No waiver or modification of this Agreement or the terms
contained herein shall be valid unless in writing and duly executed by the party
to be charged therewith.  The waiver by any party hereto of a breach of any 


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provision of this Agreement by the other party shall not operate or be construed
as a waiver of any subsequent breach by such party.

     17.  GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the
State of Ohio

     18.  ENTIRE AGREEMENT.  This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the
parties with respect to Employee's employment by Employer on and after January
1, 1995.  It supersedes and replaces all other contracts, agreements or
understandings, whether oral or written, existing between them, except for any
matters contained or referred to in this Agreement.

     19.  SEVERABILITY.       In case any one or more of the provisions of this
Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such
invalidity, illegality or other unenforceability shall not affect any other
provisions hereof, and this Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid,
illegal or unenforceable provisions have never been contained herein.

     20.  SUCCESSOR AND ASSIGNS.        Subject to the requirements of Paragraph
14 above, this Agreement shall be binding upon Employee, Employer and Employer's
successors and assigns.

     21.  CONFIDENTIALITY OF AGREEMENT TERMS.     The terms of this Agreement
shall be held in strict confidence by Employee and shall not be disclosed by
Employee to anyone other than Employee's spouse and his legal counsel.  Further,
Employee shall not discuss the terms of this Agreement with anyone other than
the CBI officer to whom Employee reports, the President of CBI and any other
person to whom the President of CBI has granted access to the terms of this
Agreement.  Breach of this term of the Agreement shall be grounds for dismissal
with cause under Section 13(C) of this Agreement.


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     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be
duly executed as of the day and year first above written.


EMPLOYEE                                     CINCINNATI BELL INC.


/s/ David F. Dougherty                       By  /s/ David J. Lahey
- -----------------------------------              -------------------------------


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                                    EXHIBIT A
                             RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD
                             UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF
                            THE CINCINNATI BELL INC.
                          1988 LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN


NAME OF EMPLOYEE 
                 --------------------------------------
AWARD DATE:  
             ------------------------------------------
NUMBER OF RESTRICTED SHARES:           20,000
                              -------------------------


     Pursuant to the provisions of the Cincinnati Bell Inc. 1988 Long Term
Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), a copy of which has been delivered to you, the
Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (the
"Compensation Committee") has granted you an award of 20,000 common shares, par
value $1.00 per share, of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (the "Shares"), on and subject to
the terms of the Plan and your agreement to the following terms, conditions and
restrictions.

     1.   SECURITIES SUBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT.  This Agreement is made with
respects to the Shares and any securities (including additional common shares of
Cincinnati Bell Inc. (the "Company") issued in respect of the Shares, whether by
way of a share dividend, a share split, any reorganization or recapitalization
of the Company or its stock or any merger, exchange of securities or like event
or transaction as the result of which any security or securities of any kind are
issued to you by reason of your ownership of the Shares.  Reference herein to
the Shares shall include any such securities issued in respect of the Shares.

     2.   RIGHTS OF OWNERSHIP.  Except for the Restrictions (as defined in
Section 3 hereof) and subject to the provisions regarding forfeiture set forth
in Section 8 hereof, you are the record and beneficial owner of the Shares, with
all rights and privileges (including but not limited to the right to vote, to
receive dividends and to receive distributions upon liquidation of the Company)
appertaining thereto.

     3.   RESTRICTIONS.  Neither the shares nor any interest therein may be
transferred or conveyed by you in any manner whatsoever, whether or not for
consideration (the "Restrictions"), except upon the passage of time or
occurrence of events as specified in Section 4, 5, 6 and 7 hereof.

     4.   LAPSE.  The Restrictions shall lapse and be of no further force and
effect as to 12,000 shares on December 31, 1997, as to an additional 4,000


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shares on December 31, 1998, and as to the remaining 3,000 shares on 
December 31, 1999.

     5.   TERMINATION OF RESTRICTIONS - DEATH.  In the event of your death while
employed by the Company or any of its subsidiaries and on or prior to December
31, 1999, the Restrictions shall terminate and be of no further force or effect,
effective as of the date of death, with respect to the number of Shares (rounded
up to the nearest whole Share) that bears the same ratio to the total number of
Shares as the number of days from the Date of Grant of the then restricted
Shares through the date of your death bears to the number of days from the Date
of Grant to December 31, 1999.  Any Shares which remain subject to the
Restrictions after the calculations prescribed in the preceding sentences shall
be forfeited to the Company as of your date of death.  Upon the Restrictions
terminating with respect to certain Shares, the executor, administrator or other
personal representative of your estate, or the trustee of any trust becoming
entitled thereto be reason of your death, may transfer the unrestricted Shares
to any person or persons entitled thereto under your will or under your trust or
other instrument (or in the absence of any will under the laws of descent and
distribution) governing the distribution of your estate in the event of your
death.

     6.   TERMINATION OF RESTRICTIONS - DISABILITY.  If you (a) shall become
disabled and as a result thereof cease to be an employee of the Company or any
of its subsidiaries under and pursuant to applicable disability provisions of
any employment contract to which you and the Company or any of its subsidiaries
are parties or, (b) shall become disabled to such extent that you are unable to
perform the usual duties of your job for a period of 12 consecutive weeks or
more and if as the result thereof the Compensation Committee approves the
termination of your employment within 12 months following the first day of the
12 consecutive week period on terms that include the right to transfer the
Shares free of the Restrictions, then and in either such event the Restrictions
shall terminate and be of no further force and effect as of the date you cease
to be an employee in the same manner as prescribed in the event of death
outlined in Section 5 above.

     7.   CHANGE IN CONTROL.  In the event of a Change in Control of
_____________________ (the "Subsidiary") while you are employed by the Company
or any of its subsidiaries and on or prior to December 31, 1999, and
Restrictions which have not previously lapsed shall terminate and be of no
further force or effect as of the date of the Change of Control.  For purposes
hereof, "Change of Control" means a change of ownership in which the Company
ceases to own, directly or indirectly, 51% of the voting control of the
Subsidiary or a change in which substantially all of the assets of the
Subsidiary are sold to another company in which the Company does not own,
directly or indirectly, 51% of the voting control.


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     8.   FORFEITURE.  If you cease to be an employee of the Company or any of
its subsidiaries, except as provided in Section 4, 5, 6 and 7 hereof, any Shares
which remain subject to the Restrictions of the date such employment terminates
shall be at once forfeited to the Company as of the date of such termination of
employment (the "Forfeiture Date").  Upon such forfeiture all of your rights in
respect of such Shares shall cease automatically and without further action by
the Company or you.  For the purpose of giving effect to this provision, you
have executed and delivered to the Company a stock power with respect to each
certificate evidencing any of the Shares, thereby assigning to the Company all
of your interest in the Shares.  By the execution and delivery of this
Agreement, you authorize and empower the Company, in the event of a forfeiture
of any of the Shares under this Section 8 to (i) date (as of the Forfeiture
Date) those stock powers relating to Shares that remain subject to the
Restrictions as of the Forfeiture Date and (ii) present such stock powers and
the certificates to which they relate to the Company's transfer agent or other
appropriate party of the sole purpose of transferring the forfeited Shares to
the Company.

     9.   MATTERS RELATING TO CERTIFICATES.

          (a)  Upon their issuance, the certificates representing the Shares
shall be deposited with the Secretary of the Company and shall be released to
you only pursuant to the provisions of this Section 9.

          (b)  Each certificate for Shares issued to you in accordance with this
Agreement shall bear the following legend:

     "THE SHARES EVIDENCED BY THIS CERTIFICATE ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF A
     RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REGISTERED HOLDER HEREOF AND
     CINCINNATI BELL INC., DATED AS OF ___________________, 1995 AND MAY NOT BE
     TRANSFERRED BY THE HOLDER, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY THE TERMS OF SUCH
     AGREEMENT, A COPY OF WHICH IS ON DEPOSIT WITH THE SECRETARY OF CINCINNATI
     BELL INC. AND WHICH WILL BE MAILED TO A SHAREHOLDER OF CINCINNATI BELL INC.
     WITHOUT CHARGE WITHIN FIVE DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN REQUEST."

     Upon the lapse or termination of the Restrictions as to any Shares, the
certificate evidencing such Shares shall be promptly presented to the Company's
transfer agent or other appropriate party with instructions to cause such
certificate to be reissued, to the extend appropriate, in your name and without
the foregoing legend.  Any shares evidenced by such certificate which remain
subject to the Restrictions shall be evidenced by a new certificate, bearing the
foregoing legend, which shall be returned to the Company.  Upon the lapse or
termination of the Restrictions as to any Shares, the stock power or powers held


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by the Company with respect to such Shares shall be surrendered to you (in
exchange, if applicable, for a stock power relating to any Shares which remain
subject to the Restrictions).

     10.  INTERPRETATION.  You acknowledge that the Compensation Committee has
the authority to construe and interpret the terms of the Plan and Agreement if
and when any questions of meaning arises under the Plan or this Agreement, and
any such construction or interpretation shall be binding on you, your heirs,
executors, administrators, personal representatives and any other persons having
or claiming to have an interest in the Shares.

     11.  WITHHOLDING.  In connection with the award of Shares to you and any
dividend payments made while such Shares remain subject to restrictions
hereunder, the Company will withhold or cause to be withheld from your salary
payments such amounts of tax as such times as may be required by law to be
withheld with respect to the Shares and/or dividends, provided that if your
salary is not sufficient for such purpose, you shall remit to the Company, on
request, the amount required for such withholding taxes.  Within 45 days after
issuance of the certificates representing the Shares, you shall advise the
Company in writing whether or not you have made an election, under Section 83(b)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, to include the fair market value of the
Shares in your gross income for the calendar year in which the certificates are
issued.

     12.  NOTICES.  All notices and other communications to be given hereunder
shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered
personally or when deposited in the United States mail, first class postage
prepaid, and addressed as follows:

     TO THE COMPANY:     Cincinnati Bell Inc.
                         201 East Fourth Street, Rm. 102-200
                         Cincinnati, Ohio  45202
                         Att: Secretary of the Compensation Committee

     TO THE EMPLOYEE:    _____________________________________
                         _____________________________________
                         _____________________________________

or to any other address as to which notice has been given in the manner herein
provided.

     13.  MISCELLANEOUS.  This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties
hereto and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, personal
representatives, successors and assigns.  Subject to the provisions of the Plan,
the Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect
to the subject matter hereof and shall be construed and interpreted in 


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accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio.  This Agreement may not be
amended except in a writing signed by each of the parties hereto.  If any
provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed to be invalid or void under any
applicable law, the remaining provisions hereof shall not be affected thereby
and shall continue in full force and effect.

Please indicate your acceptance by signing at the place provided and returning
this Agreement.

                                   COMPENSATION COMMITTEE OF
                                   THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
                                   CINCINNATI BELL INC.



Dated:                             By:  
        -----------------------         ----------------------------------------
                                          Senior Vice President-Administration


Dated:                             By:  
        -----------------------         ----------------------------------------
                                          Accepted and Agreed


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<PAGE>


                                                       Exhibit (10)(iii)(A)(12)
                                                                   to
                                                          Form 10-K for 1995

                                  AMENDMENT TO
                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT


     THIS AGREEMENT is made on the 27 day of December, 1994, between Cincinnati
Bell Inc. ("Employer") and David F. Dougherty ("Employee").

     Employer and Employee have entered into an Employment Agreement as of
January 1, 1995 (the "1995 Agreement") to describe the terms of Employee's
employment with Employer on and after January 1, 1995.

     Employer and Employee agree that Section 4(B) of the 1995 Agreement is
hereby amended, effective January 1, 1995, by the addition of the following two
sentences:

The Bonuses for calendar years 1995 and 1996 results shall be paid in the form
of restricted stock subject to the terms and conditions of restricted stock
issued by Employer under its 1988 Long Term Incentive Plan with a 12-month
restriction.  In the event of Employee's death prior to the lapse of the
restriction, Employer will pay Employee's estate cash equal to the value of the
restricted stock forfeited on account of his death.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be
duly executed on the day and year first above written.


                                             CINCINNATI BELL INC.


                                             By /s/ David J. Lahey
                                                -------------------------------

                                                /s/ David F. Dougherty
                                                -------------------------------
                                                David F. Dougherty
 





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                                                                 Exhibit 11    
                                                                     to        
                                                             Form 10-K for 1995

                              CINCINNATI BELL INC.
                    COMPUTATION OF EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE
      (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts; shares in thousands)

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                           1995            1994           1993
                                                          ------          ------         ------ 
<S>                                                       <C>             <C>            <C>    

Income (loss) before extraordinary charge and
  cumulative effect of change in accounting
  principle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $(25.3)        $ 75.5         $(56.8)
Extraordinary charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       (7.0)             -              -
Cumulative effect of change in accounting
  principle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          -           (2.9)             -
                                                           ------         ------         ------
Net income (loss). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $(32.3)          72.6         $(56.8)
Preferred dividend requirements. . . . . . . . . . . .          -              -            2.2
                                                           ------         ------         ------
Income (loss) applicable to common shares. . . . . . .     $(32.3)        $ 72.6         $(59.0)
                                                           ------         ------         ------
                                                           ------         ------         ------

Weighted average common shares outstanding . . . . . .     66,271         65,443         63,296

Common share conversions applicable to
  common share options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        457              9             74
                                                           ------         ------         ------
Total number of shares for computing
  primary earnings (loss) per share. . . . . . . . . .     66,728         65,452         63,370
Average contingent issues of common shares
  from convertible preferred shares. . . . . . . . . .          -              -          1,531
                                                           ------         ------         ------
Total number of shares for computing
  fully diluted earnings (loss) per share. . . . . . .     66,728         65,452         64,901
                                                           ------         ------         ------
                                                           ------         ------         ------

Earnings (Loss) per Common Share

  As Reported
    Income (loss) before extraordinary charge
      and cumulative effect of change in
      accounting principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $ (.38)        $ 1.15         $ (.93)
    Extraordinary charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       (.11)             -              -
    Cumulative effect of change in accounting
      principle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          -           (.04)             -
                                                           ------         ------         ------
    Net income (loss). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $ (.49)        $ 1.11         $ (.93)
                                                           ------         ------         ------
                                                           ------         ------         ------
  Primary
    Income (loss) before extraordinary
 charge
      and cumulative effect of change in
      accounting principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $ (.38)        $ 1.15         $ (.93)
    Extraordinary charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       (.10)             -              -
    Cumulative effect of change in accounting
      principle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          -           (.04)             -
                                                            ------        ------         ------
    Net income (loss). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $ (.48)        $ 1.11         $ (.93)
                                                            ------        ------         ------
                                                            ------        ------         ------
  Fully Diluted
    Income (loss) before extraordinary charge
      and cumulative effect of change in
      accounting principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $ (.38)        $ 1.15         $ (.88)
    Extraordinary charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       (.10)             -              -
    Cumulative effect of change in accounting
      principle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          -           (.04)             -
                                                            ------        ------         ------
    Net income (loss). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $ (.48)        $ 1.11         $ (.88)
                                                            ------        ------         ------
                                                            ------        ------         ------
</TABLE>


Earnings (loss) per share amounts for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994
and 1993 as reported in the Consolidated Statements of Income are based on the
weighted average common shares outstanding for the respective periods. Primary
and fully diluted earnings (loss) per share amounts are not shown in the
Consolidated Statements of Income as they differ from the reported earnings
(loss) per share amounts by less than three percent or are antidilutive.
 



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                                                                  Exhibit 12    
                                                                      to        
                                                              Form 10-K for 1995

                              CINCINNATI BELL INC.
               COMPUTATION OF RATIO OF EARNINGS TO COMBINED FIXED 
                         CHARGES AND PREFERRED DIVIDENDS


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                                                             (Millions of Dollars)
                                                                            ------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             1995        1994        1993        1992        1991
                                                                            ------      ------      ------      ------      ------
<S>                                                                         <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>   

1.   Earnings

     (a)  Income (loss) before Income Taxes, adjusted for
            undistributed income and losses from partnerships. . . . .      $(24.1)     $118.9      $(53.8)     $ 55.6      $ 68.7
     (b)  Interest Expense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        52.8        49.5        45.8        46.2        52.8
     (c)  One-third of Rental Expense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        23.1        23.9        23.6        22.5        20.9
                                                                            ------      ------      ------      ------      ------

                                                                            $ 51.8      $192.3      $ 15.6      $124.3      $142.4
                                                                            ------      ------      ------      ------      ------
                                                                            ------      ------      ------      ------      ------
2.   Fixed Charges

     (a)  Interest Expense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      $ 52.8      $ 49.5      $ 45.8      $ 46.2      $ 52.8
     (b)  Preferred Dividends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           -           -         3.5         6.6         6.6
     (c)  One-third of Rental Expense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        23.1        23.9        23.6        22.5        20.9
                                                                            ------      ------      ------      ------      ------
                                                                            $ 75.9      $ 73.4      $ 72.9      $ 75.3      $ 80.3
                                                                            ------      ------      ------      ------      ------
                                                                            ------      ------      ------      ------      ------
3.   Ratio of Earnings to Combined Fixed Charges and
       Preferred Dividends (1 divided by 2). . . . . . . . . . . . . .       N/M          2.62       N/M          1.65        1.77

</TABLE>




N/M - Not meaningful as earnings are inadequate to cover the fixed charges in
1995 by $24.1 and in 1993 by $57.3. 





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                                                                 Exhibit 13     
                                                                      To        
                                                              Form 10-K for 1995


SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATING DATA                       CINCINNATI BELL INC.


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

Millions of Dollars Except Per Share Amounts              1995         1994         1993         1992         1991         1990   
- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                                                      <C>          <C>          <C>          <C>          <C>          <C>     
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Revenues(a)                                              $1,336.1     $1,228.2     $1,096.2     $1,101.4     $1,064.7     $  996.0

Costs and expenses excluding special items                1,110.7      1,057.1        982.0        990.8        920.0        821.1
                                                         --------     --------     --------     --------     --------     --------

Operating income excluding special items                    225.4        171.1        114.2        110.6        144.7        174.9

Special items (a)                                           178.7          5.7        132.9         19.4         26.8          1.4
                                                         --------     --------     --------     --------     --------     --------

Operating income (loss)                                      46.7        165.4        (18.7)        91.2        117.9        173.5

Other income (expense), net                                 (13.5)         1.7          9.4         10.9          4.2          8.2

Interest expense                                             52.8         49.5         45.8         46.2         52.8         45.3
                                                         --------     --------     --------     --------     --------     --------

Income (loss) before income taxes, extraordinary
  charges and cumulative effect of change in
  accounting principle                                      (19.6)       117.6        (55.1)        55.9         69.3        136.4

Income taxes                                                  5.7         42.1          1.7         17.0         26.6         45.4

Extraordinary charges and cumulative
  effect of change in accounting principle                   (7.0)        (2.9)           -         (3.7)           -            -
                                                         --------     --------     --------     --------     --------     --------

Net income (loss)                                           (32.3)        72.6        (56.8)        35.2         42.7         91.0

Preferred dividend requirements                                 -            -          2.2          4.3          4.3          4.4
                                                         --------     --------     --------     --------     --------     --------

Income (loss) applicable to common shares                $  (32.3)    $   72.6     $  (59.0)    $   30.9     $   38.4     $   86.6
                                                         --------     --------     --------     --------     --------     --------
                                                         --------     --------     --------     --------     --------     --------

Earnings (loss) per common share                         $   (.49)    $   1.11     $   (.93)    $    .50     $    .63     $   1.44

Dividends declared per common share                      $    .80     $    .80     $    .80     $    .80     $    .80     $    .76

Weighted average common shares outstanding (000)           66,271       65,443       63,296       61,914       61,334       60,282

Operating margin                                             3.5%        13.5%         (1.7)%       8.3%        11.1%        17.4%


FINANCIAL
 POSITION
Total assets                                             $1,591.7     $1,723.4     $1,664.1     $1,632.5     $1,743.1     $1,656.4

Long-term debt                                           $  386.8     $  528.3     $  522.9     $  350.1     $  445.2     $  437.0

Total debt                                               $  512.9     $  597.0     $  634.9     $  543.0     $  618.1     $  577.2

Preferred shares subject to
  mandatory redemption                                   $      -     $      -     $      -     $   60.0     $   60.0     $   60.0

Common shareowners' equity                               $  478.1     $  552.4     $  515.6     $  568.9     $  581.6     $  578.6

OTHER DATA
Total capital additions
  (including acquisitions)                               $  166.8     $  156.2     $  235.4     $  140.1     $  193.3     $  284.3

Telephone plant construction                             $   90.3     $  112.8     $  111.6     $   95.0     $  115.9     $  127.7

Access minutes of use (millions)                            3,492        3,268        3,020        2,821        2,645        2,571

Market price per share

  High                                                   $ 35.250     $ 20.125     $ 24.375     $ 20.875     $ 25.375     $ 27.875

  Low                                                    $ 16.875     $ 15.375     $ 16.125     $ 15.375     $ 17.875     $ 18.625

  Close                                                  $ 34.750     $ 17.000     $ 18.000     $ 17.125     $ 19.375     $ 23.250

</TABLE>


(a)  For special items see Note 2 of Notes to Financial Statements.


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                     MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
                  FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (the Company) is a holding company whose principal
subsidiaries are divided into three industry segments.  The telephone operations
segment, Cincinnati Bell Telephone (CBT), provides telecommunications services
and products, mainly local service, network access and toll telephone services.
The information systems segment, Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (CBIS),
provides data processing services and software development services through
long-term contracts primarily to the U.S. telecommunications industry. The
marketing services segment, MATRIXX Marketing (MATRIXX), provides telephone
marketing, research, fulfillment and database services.  The operations of the
Company's long distance, directory services, and equipment supply businesses are
included with corporate operations in the Other category.

  The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated
financial statements and the accompanying notes.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

OVERVIEW

The Company's consolidated net loss was $32.3 million in 1995 compared to net
income of $72.6 million in 1994 and a net loss of $56.8 million in 1993.  1995
loss per share was $.49 compared to earnings per share of $1.11 in 1994 and a
loss per share of $.93 in 1993.

  Excluding special items, consolidated net income was $114.2 million in 1995 or
$1.72 per share, a 44% increase versus 1994.  Consolidated net income was $79.2
million in 1994 or $1.21 per share and $50.1 million in 1993 or $.76 per share.

  Results in 1995 included after-tax charges of $84 million for restructuring
and downsizing at CBT and CBI.  The charges are primarily related to pension
enhancements and associated postretirement health care costs for retirees.  More
than 1,300 employees accepted the early retirement offer including approximately
1,000 hourly workers.  Through the end of 1995 approximately 250 management and
450 hourly employees had left as a result of the offer.  The remainder will
leave through early 1997.  New employees will be added in certain areas to
support new business efforts.  The restructuring of CBT will streamline work
activities and position CBT to better succeed in its increasingly competitive
business environment.


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  Results in 1995 also included a $39.4 million after-tax charge to write down
goodwill associated with MATRIXX's French subsidiary, $8.5 million after tax to
terminate the interest rate and currency swap agreement used to hedge the French
MATRIXX investment, and $7 million after tax to retire certain long-term debt.
Finally, $4.6 million after tax was charged to in-process research and
development on two CBIS acquisitions (see Note 2 of Notes to Financial
Statements for greater detail on these subjects).  Special items in 1995 reduced
net income by $146.5 million or $2.21 per share.

  Results in 1994 included an after-tax charge of $6.6 million or $.10 per share
for special items and a change in accounting for the adoption of Statement of
Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) 112 for postemployment benefits (see Note
2 of Notes to Financial Statements for a discussion of the SFAS 112 impact).

Revenues, Costs and Expenses

Revenues increased 9% in 1995 to $1,336.1 million from $1,228.2 million in 1994.
1994 revenues had increased 13% from 1993.

  Revenue growth in 1995 was 4% at CBT, 9% at CBIS and 20% at MATRIXX.  All
three of the subsidiaries are market leaders in growing markets and are
therefore well-positioned to continue growing in their respective markets in
1996.

  Costs and expenses were $1,110.7 million in 1995, up approximately 5% versus
1994 after excluding special items.  1994 costs and expenses were up 8% compared
to 1993 after excluding special items.


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Telephone Operations


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<CAPTION>

                                                    % Change            % Change
(In millions)                 1995         1994     95 vs 94    1993    94 vs 93
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                          <C>          <C>       <C>        <C>      <C>     
Revenues
   Local service             $352.6       $329.3        7      $304.1       8
   Network access             142.6        141.0        1       138.5       2
   Long distance               33.5         37.2      (10)       41.4     (10)
   Other                       95.7         92.2        4        98.1      (6)
                             ------       ------               ------

      Total                   624.4        599.7        4       582.1       3

Operating expenses
  before special items        508.7        496.6        2       481.9       3
Operating income
  before special items        115.7        103.1       12       100.2       3
Special items                 121.7          3.6        -         6.6       -
                             ------       ------               ------

Operating income (loss)      $ (6.0)      $ 99.5        -      $ 93.6       6

Access lines (000)              906          877      3.3         848     3.4
CBT employees                 2,700        3,300      (18)      3,400      (3)
Access lines
  per CBT employee              336          266       26         249       7
Minutes of use
(millions)
    Interstate                2,536        2,336        9       2,132      10
    Intrastate                  956          932        3         888       5

</TABLE>


Continued record growth in access lines, a full year's effect of the Ohio rate
plan and new rates in Kentucky effective May 1995 increased local service
revenues by $14.8 million in 1995.  The remaining increase of $8.5 million was
primarily from increased customer usage of enhanced custom calling services and
directory assistance.

  Growth in access lines and a new Ohio rate plan in May 1994 accounted for
$14.7 million of the increase in local service revenues in 1994.  Revenues were
also higher by $9.3


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million as a result of sales of enhanced custom calling services and central
office features and usage of directory assistance and public telephone services.

  Network access revenues increased in 1995 from access line growth and
increased minutes of use, as well as lower support payments to the National
Exchange Carrier Association (NECA).

  The increase in interstate network access revenues in 1994 was primarily
attributable to the $6.6 million reduction in 1993 revenues resulting from
orders of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  In addition, higher
minutes of use and lower support payments to NECA accounted for $5.5 million of
the increase.  FCC orders involving overearnings complaints against CBT for the
1987-1988 monitoring period were recorded as reductions of access revenues in
1993.

  Long distance revenues decreased $3.7 million in 1995 because of lower
settlements with interexchange carriers and independent companies.  Long
distance revenues declined $4.2 million in 1994 because of lower settlement
revenues from independent companies, the effect of a favorable retroactive
interexchange carrier adjustment in February 1993 and an interstate message toll
rate reduction in January 1994.

  Other telephone operations revenues increased $3.5 million in 1995 from growth
in customer premises equipment repairs, payphone agent services for
interexchange carriers, voice mail, and billing and collection services.  The
increases were partially offset by lower sales of merchandise and an increased
provision for uncollectibles.

  In 1994 other telephone operations revenues were lower by $10.3 million
because CBT discontinued its leasing of telecommunications equipment in late
1993 and sold its residential equipment leasing and PhoneCenter store businesses
in the first quarter 1993.

  Operating expenses before special items for telephone operations increased
$12.1 million compared to 1994.  Contract services for systems development and
other services increased $10.3 million primarily as a result of the business
restructuring.  The increase also includes higher depreciation and amortization
expenses of $2.3 million as a result of rate represcriptions in Ohio which
became effective in July 1994 and higher levels of depreciable plant.  Right-to-
use fees were lower by $3.2 million from fewer switch conversions and network
software upgrades.

  Operating expenses before special items increased $14.7 million in 1994.
Right-to-use fees for advanced intelligent network software upgrades increased
$3.5 million.  Postretirement benefit costs increased $4.5 million primarily
from expensing 1993 costs


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which were deferred with regulatory approval.  Expenses were $5.2 million higher
in 1994 because of a 1993 change in vacation policy which resulted in a one-time
expense reduction.  Depreciation and amortization expense increased $11.4
million in 1994, with $9.7 million resulting from depreciation rate
represcriptions by the Federal and Kentucky authorities effective January 1,
1994, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) effective July 1, 1994.
In November 1994, CBT presented a separation offer to its senior managers which
resulted in $3.6 million of special charges in 1994.

  Partially offsetting the 1994 increase in operating expenses was a $7.4
million reduction reflecting businesses sold and discontinued and a $3.7 million
decline resulting from lower software costs.

Information Systems


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                    % Change            % Change
(In millions)                 1995         1994     95 vs 94    1993    94 vs 93
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                          <C>          <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>     

Revenues                     $373.9       $343.8        9     $ 356.6      (4)

Operating expenses
  before special items        327.9        316.7        4       357.9      12

Operating income (loss)
  before special items         46.0         27.1       70        (1.3)      -

Special items                   7.5            -        -       123.3       -
                             ------       ------              -------

Operating income (loss)      $ 38.5       $ 27.1       42     $(124.6)      -

</TABLE>



CBIS had a strong year of continuing growth and profit progress, with revenues
up 9% and operating income before special items up 70%.  Strong subscriber
growth in the cellular telecommunications market contributed to 19% domestic
revenue growth to $343 million at CBIS in 1995, as it generated a record 140
million bills for wireless and wireline telecommunications companies.
International revenues were down 50% to $31 million due to the completion of one
contract in early 1995 and the delayed delivery of another contract. All
anticipated costs due to the delay were recorded in 1995.

  1994 revenues increased by about 20% versus 1993 when 1993's figures are
adjusted to exclude operations sold or closed ($67.4 million).  Revenue growth
in 1994 was primarily the result of higher data processing and professional
services provided to the cellular


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industry, and professional service contracts with international clients for
development of telecommunications solutions.  CBIS maintained its strong
presence in the cellular market when it announced in August 1994 a major
contract renewal through 1999 with AT&T.  With the growing cellular market, the
contract is expected to generate revenues in excess of $600 million.

  Operating expenses increased just 4% in 1995 compared with 1994, after
excluding special items.  CBIS's commitment to the future and its market
position was demonstrated by a 43% increase in research and development
spending, with total 1995 spending of $32 million (excluding $7.5 million of
acquired research and development).  General and administrative expenses
decreased in 1995 by $8.5 million versus 1994.

  Operating expenses increased 9% in 1994 compared to 1993 after excluding $88.6
million of 1993 expenses related to operations sold or closed and $102 million
in special charges (see Note 2 of Notes to Financial Statements for a discussion
of special items).  The increase primarily reflected additional production costs
of $28 million to support cellular and wireline billing clients and a $23
million increase in international contract costs.  The higher international
costs reflected provisions resulting from CBIS cost estimates exceeding expected
revenues on certain long-term contracts.

  During 1995, CBIS signed several new contracts with key clients, including a
$100 million, five-year extension of its billing agreement with AT&T for
business calling card services. CBIS also continued to invest for improvements
in service, for new systems, and for entry into the cable TV billing market
through the acquisitions of Information Systems Development (ISD) in the fourth
quarter, and X International in the first quarter of 1995. ISD is a provider of
billing and customer management systems to the cable television industry.  The
acquisition strengthens and broadens CBIS's position as the global leader in
customer care and billing for the communications industry to include cable
television, and is evidence of CBIS's corporate commitment to remain the leader
in customer care and billing solutions for the communications marketplace with a
solid client focus.  X International is an established information technology
company that provides software for a wide range of telecommunications companies.
It supplies state-of-the-art business solutions to support Mobile Service
Providers and Global System for Mobile (GSM) Operations.  The acquisition of X
International enhances CBIS's capabilities with the GSM technology.  It also
gives the experience necessary to increase international presence and complement
billing solutions leadership in North America.


<PAGE>

  In 1994, CBIS completed the sale of CBIS Federal and other businesses as well
as the closures of certain operations.  The sales and closures were completed
within the estimated amounts included in the 1993 special items.

Marketing Services


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                    % Change            % Change
(In millions)                 1995         1994     95 vs 94    1993    94 vs 93
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                          <C>          <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>     

Revenues                     $271.1       $226.1       20     $ 108.2     109

Operating expenses
  before special items        238.8        203.5       17       106.2      92

Operating income
before special items           32.3         22.6       43         2.0       -

Special items                  39.6            -        -           -       -
                             ------       ------               ------

Operating income (loss)      $ (7.3)      $ 22.6        -      $  2.0       -

</TABLE>


Revenues increased by 20% in 1995 representing very strong growth in the 
outsourced sector and good growth in the traditional telephone marketing 
programs.  Total revenues were up $45 million, the largest-ever single year 
gain in existing operations at MATRIXX, with 66% of the increase generated 
from outsourcing sales support and customer service contracts.  The balance 
of the growth came from the more traditional inbound/outbound services and 
from international operations.  Industries with the strongest increases were 
telecommunications, technology (includes DIRECTV-Registered Trademark-), and 
financial services.  In 1995, the growth in outsourced customer service 
programs was further supported by the opening of a new 500 workstation 
facility in Salt Lake City.

  Revenue growth in 1994 primarily reflects the acquisition of WATS in late 1993
as well as internal growth from existing operations.  Revenues in 1994 would
have increased by 20% if WATS had been part of MATRIXX throughout 1993.  The
growth was broad-based across all types of services and industries.

  Operating expenses before special items in 1995 increased at a lower rate than
revenues. Cost control efforts among production and staff have served to reduce
variable and administrative costs as a percentage of sales.  The $35.3 million
increase in operating expenses was directly related to the significant increase
in revenues.  Labor expenses


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increased $19.4 million, while telephone, information systems and systems design
increases comprised most of the remaining expense increase.

  In 1995, special charges related to the French operations of approximately $39
million for the impairment of goodwill were recognized.  While the French
business continues to be strategically important to the Company's future, it was
determined that projected operating results no longer supported the carrying
value of the goodwill.

  Operating expenses increased in 1994 due to the inclusion of WATS for a full
year and from higher costs of providing services associated with increased
revenues.  Costs and expenses would have increased only 14% if WATS had been a
part of MATRIXX throughout 1993. The increased costs and expenses came primarily
from workforce additions and long distance telephone costs.

Other


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                    % Change            % Change
(In millions)                 1995         1994     95 vs 94    1993    94 vs 93
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                          <C>          <C>       <C>        <C>      <C>
Revenues                     $136.6       $129.6        5      $124.4       4
Operating expenses
  before special items        107.6        115.4       (7)      118.3      (2)

Operating income
  before special items         29.0         14.2      104         6.1     133

Special items                   9.9          2.1        -           -       -
                             ------       ------               ------

Operating income             $ 19.1       $ 12.1       58      $  6.1      98

</TABLE>



Higher sales of used telecommunications equipment, commodities scrap and
directory advertising accounted for the 1995 increase in revenues.

  Revenues of the Company's long distance business increased $5 million in 1994
primarily from an increased customer base, higher usage levels, its 800 service,
and paging and voice mail services.

  Special items of $9.9 million recorded in 1995 were primarily for pension
enhancements and associated postretirement health benefits related to employees
accepting the early retirement incentives.


<PAGE>

  Operating expenses of the long distance business decreased in 1995 primarily
from lower telecommunications network costs and a reduction in Ohio personal
property taxes.  Operating expenses of the supply business decreased in 1995 as
a result of a lower level of provisions for inventory losses than in 1994.

  The decrease in operating expenses in 1994 was caused primarily by a decrease
in directory expenses and the effect in 1993 of a $3 million provision for
inventory loss in the equipment supply business.  Partially offsetting the
decreases were increases in costs associated with the growth in the long
distance business.

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET
                                               % Change                % Change
(In millions)            1995       1994       95 vs 94      1993       94 vs 93
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       $(13.5)      $1.7           -        $  9.4        (82)


Other income (expense), net decreased in 1995 as the result of certain non-
recurring transactions.  The 1995 results include a charge of $13.3 million
resulting from the termination of the Company's interest rate and currency swap
agreement in December 1995.  Also included is a $5 million charge to reduce to
market value certain real estate held for sale.  Partially offsetting the
increased costs was $5.4 million of additional interest income primarily from
temporary cash investments.  Income from joint ventures in 1995 increased $5.6
million over 1994 amounts net of litigation fees.  Other increases in 1995
expenses were the result of a higher level of charitable foundation
contributions and costs of special projects.

  1993 results include a $9.8 million gain from the sale of CBT's residential
equipment leasing and PhoneCenter stores partially offset by a $4.2 million loss
on an investment in an international distributor of CBIS products and services.


INTEREST EXPENSE
                                               % Change                % Change
(In millions)            1995       1994       95 vs 94      1993       94 vs 93
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       $ 52.8      $49.5           7       $ 45.8           8


A combination of higher interest rates on short-term borrowings, additional
amounts accrued subject to refund under FCC orders and unfavorable exchange
rates with the swap


<PAGE>

agreement were the principal causes of the $3.3 million increase in interest
expense in 1995.  The Company's average debt outstanding decreased marginally to
$599 million in 1995 from $601 million in 1994.  The weighted average interest
rate increased to 8.5% in 1995 from 8.2% in 1994.  Without the Company's swap
agreement, the weighted average interest rates would have been 7.7% and 7.4% in
1995 and 1994, respectively.

  As part of debt restructuring in 1995, the Company extinguished $75 million of
9.1% notes due in 2000 and terminated the swap agreement.  Also, CBT called $40
million of 7.30% notes due in 1996 and $40 million of 8 5/8% notes due in 1999.
The called notes were redeemed at par in January 1996.  The Company estimates
the combined effects of these actions will reduce interest expense by $6.5
million in 1996 compared with 1995 levels (see Notes 2, 9 and 10 of Notes to
Financial Statements).

  Interest expense increased $3.7 million in 1994 compared to 1993 primarily
from long-term refinancing of short-term debt to reduce exposure to short-term
interest rate increases.


INCOME TAXES

                                               % Change                % Change
(In millions)            1995       1994       95 vs 94      1993       94 vs 93
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        $ 5.7      $42.1         (86)       $ 1.7           -


The Company's effective tax rate for 1995 was 29.3% compared to 35.7% in 1994
and 3.1% for 1993.  The 1995 effective tax rate without the special items was
35.6%.

  Lower 1995 income before taxes was the principal reason for the decrease in
income taxes in 1995.  The writedown of MATRIXX goodwill in France resulted in
losses of $39 million which did not create income tax benefits.  Higher 1994
income before taxes was the principal reason for the increase in income taxes in
1994.

FINANCIAL CONDITION

CAPITAL INVESTMENT, RESOURCES AND LIQUIDITY

Management believes that the Company has adequate internal and external
resources available to finance its on-going operating requirements, including
network expansion and modernization, business development and dividend programs.
The Company maintains adequate


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lines of credit with several institutions to provide support for borrowings and
general corporate purposes.

  Cash provided by operating activities, which is the Company's primary source
of liquidity, was $196.1 million in 1995.  This figure includes $49.9 million of
cash required to terminate the swap agreement and $11.0 million for costs of
early retirement of debt.  Other sources of cash in 1995 resulted from the final
note payment for the sale of CBT's PhoneCenter stores and related leasing
business and the issuance of shares under the Company's employee benefit plans.
Cash generated internally allowed the Company to fund all of its capital
expenditures, pay dividends, make $31.4 million of acquisitions, and reduce net
debt (short-term and long-term debt less cash and equivalents) from $519 to $510
million.

  The Company's most significant investing activity continued to be capital
expenditures which were $115.3 million in 1995, down from $146.7 million in
1994.  The majority of the Company's capital expenditures in 1995 ($90.3
million) were at CBT, and were used primarily for digital equipment, fiber-optic
cable and other telephone plant and equipment.  Capital expenditures at CBIS and
MATRIXX were $11.1 and $13.8 million, respectively.

  Acquisitions were another significant use of cash in 1995.  The acquisitions
of ISD and X International by CBIS, along with final payments for the 1993 WATS
acquisition by MATRIXX, totaled $31.4 million.

  CBT could decide that in order to remain competitive in the future, it must
aggressively pursue a strategy of expanding its offerings beyond its traditional
business.  For example, CBT may adopt a strategy of running fiber-optic cable to
a majority of residential customers in order to offer a full line of services.
This decision would result in a need for increased capital but the amount is not
determinable at this time.

CAPITALIZATION

The Company used a portion of its strong operating cash flows to restructure its
debt by retiring long-term debt, reducing short-term debt and terminating its
French franc interest rate swap.  The debt to capitalization ratio was 51.8% at
December 31, 1995, compared with 51.9% at December 31, 1994.

  Duff & Phelps, Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's rate the
Company's senior unsecured debt at A-, A3 and A- and its commercial paper Duff
1-, P-2 and A-2,


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respectively.  The respective agencies rate CBT's senior unsecured debt at AA-,
Aa3 and AA-, respectively.  Duff & Phelps has stated that the Company's long-
term and commercial paper ratings and CBT's long-term rating are under review
for possible upgrade due to strengthened financial condition.

REGULATORY MATTERS

TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPETITION

State and federal policy makers took several actions during 1995 that may lead
to increased competition for communications services in CBT's market.

  On August 24, 1995, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) granted
Time Warner a certificate to offer local exchange communications services in 37
Ohio counties, including portions of CBT's operating territory.  CBT has
appealed the PUCO's action to the Ohio Supreme Court, arguing that the PUCO does
not have the authority to certify competing carriers.  As of the date of this
report, the Supreme Court has not ruled on that appeal.

  In addition, the PUCO in Ohio and the Public Service Commission of Kentucky
(PSCK) in Kentucky began formal investigations of new competitive frameworks for
communications services in each state.  The PUCO is expected to issue new rules
during the second quarter of 1996.  The PSCK will begin public hearings on local
competition issues on March 25, 1996.  The Company cannot predict the outcome of
these proceedings.

  On February 8, 1996, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 became law.  This
legislation will, among other things, require existing local exchange providers
to interconnect their networks with competitors, and to sell telecommunications
services wholesale to companies that can resell them to customers.  This should
benefit CBIS and MATRIXX by creating new customers for their services.

  The Company is studying how the new federal law and state actions will affect
its telecommunications business.  The impact on CBT is unclear at this time.
The Company already provides long distance service which the Regional Bell
Operating Companies may be allowed to do in the future.  Also, some form of
mandated interconnection of networks was being investigated by the PUCO and
PSCK, as indicated above.  In general, the Company believes that public policy
should move toward parity in a competitive marketplace.


ALTERNATIVE REGULATION


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CBT requested a threshold increase in rates in an alternative regulation
proposal filed with the PUCO in 1993.  Thereafter, CBT and the intervenors
signed a settlement agreement which was approved by the PUCO on May 5, 1994,
increasing revenue by $11.9 million annually.  The alternative regulation
commitments and new rates became effective May 6, 1994.  CBT's authorized rate
of return on capital is 11.18%, but CBT can earn up to 11.93% in a monitoring
period without any retargeting of rates.  Earnings higher than 11.93% will
trigger a formula which allows for certain rates to be changed in the following
monitoring period.


OPTIONAL INCENTIVE REGULATION

For interstate services, CBT began to operate under an Optional Incentive
Regulation plan in January 1994.  Every two years CBT compares actual return
with the authorized rate of return, currently 11.25%.  Rate changes and new
services can be made on a 14-day notice without cost support if CBT sets rates
no higher than a geographically adjacent price cap local exchange carrier.  This
allows CBT to be more responsive to customers and the market.


KENTUCKY FILING

In October 1994, CBT filed a proposal with the PSCK for new regulated rates for
telephone services provided to its Kentucky customers.  An order was received
from the PSCK in May 1995.  The order maintains uniform rates for basic services
in CBT's Kentucky and Ohio metropolitan service areas, but is essentially
revenue neutral, as local service increases are offset by carrier common line
and other rate adjustments.  The PSCK granted CBT's request for rehearing on one
issue and has scheduled a hearing in the first quarter 1996.


DEPRECIATION RATE CHANGES

The FCC is required by the Communications Act of 1934 to prescribe the
depreciation rates used to compute depreciation expense for communications
common carriers.  It is their practice to review and revise CBT's depreciation
rates and amortizations once every three years, in conjunction with the PUCO and
the PSCK.

  In January 1994, CBT completed a triennial depreciation represcription with
regulators from the FCC, the PUCO and the PSCK.  The new depreciation rates were
effective January 1,


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1994, in the interstate and Kentucky jurisdictions, and effective July 1, 1994,
in the Ohio jurisdiction.


EFFECT OF REGULATORY ACCOUNTING

CBT presently gives accounting recognition to the actions of regulators where
appropriate as prescribed by SFAS 71, "Accounting for the Effects of Certain
Types of Regulation".  Under SFAS 71, CBT records certain assets and liabilities
because of the actions of regulators.  Amounts charged to operations for
depreciation expense reflect estimated useful lives and methods prescribed by
regulators, rather than those that might otherwise apply to unregulated
enterprises.  Typically, regulatory recovery periods are longer than the useful
lives that otherwise might be used.  Criteria that give rise to the
discontinuance of SFAS 71 include increasing competition, which restricts CBT's
ability to establish prices to recover specific costs, and a significant change
in the manner in which rates are set by regulators from cost-based regulation to
another form of regulation.  CBT periodically reviews these criteria to ensure
that continuing application of SFAS 71 is appropriate.  Based on assessment of
CBT's current competitive and regulatory environment, the Company believes that
the application of SFAS 71 remains appropriate.

  In the event CBT determines that it no longer meets the criteria for following
SFAS 71, the accounting impact to CBT could be an extraordinary non-cash charge
of an amount that would be material.  This would include the elimination of
regulatory assets or liabilities and adjusting the carrying amount of telephone
plant to the extent it is determined such amounts could be considered overstated
as a result of the regulatory process and are not recoverable in future
revenues.  Asset lives used for future depreciation expense would likely be
shorter than those approved by regulators.  CBT estimates that if it were to
discontinue SFAS 71 any pretax charge could be up to $300 million depending on
management's assessment of the competitive environment at the time.


RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued SFAS 121 "Accounting for
Impairment of Long-lived Assets" and SFAS 123 "Accounting for Stock-Based
Competition", both effective for 1996 (see Note 1 of Notes to Financial
Statements).


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BUSINESS OUTLOOK

Cincinnati Bell operates businesses in several different markets under the
Telecommunications umbrella.  All of these markets are becoming more competitive
as regulatory barriers recede and the pace of technological change quickens.
Cincinnati Bell currently enjoys market leadership in its three major markets -
local telephony in the Greater Cincinnati area, data processing and billing
services for telecommunications companies, and telephone marketing.  However,
Cincinnati Bell must continue to innovate and invest if it is to retain its
leadership positions.

  The Company's 1996 revenues should grow at about the same pace as in 1995.
CBIS and MATRIXX will provide the majority of the Company's growth while CBT's
new product opportunities may be partially offset by increased market
competition.

  CBT is well-positioned to meet new competition.  Its local network facilities
are technologically advanced, providing excellent quality to users.  Customer
demands, technology, the preferences of policy makers and the convergence of
other industries with the telecommunications industry are causes for increasing
competition.  Federal and state regulators are encouraging changes that promote
competition in the industry and CBT is evaluating these regulatory changes.  If
regulatory agencies require new competitors to follow long-held principles such
as universal service, CBT will be well-positioned to meet the demands of the
changing market.  If regulatory agencies allow competitors to skim the market,
taking only the best, most profitable customers, it will be more difficult for
CBT to maintain current revenue and profit objectives.

  CBT and AT&T are currently discussing whether to revise portions of the
companies' agreement governing their joint provision of certain
telecommunications services.  Revenues subject to discussion represent well less
than 10% of CBT's revenues but portions of the contract provide above-average
profit contribution.  The discussions are in a preliminary stage and their
outcome cannot be predicted.  The worst-case scenario, which is not expected,
could have a significant impact on CBT's earnings beginning in mid-1996. The
discussions do not involve AT&T's relationships with other Cincinnati Bell
companies.

  CBIS is the market leader today in providing customer care and billing
solutions services to the communications market.  Its revenues should grow with
the continued growth in wireless subscribers.  It recognizes that because the
market is becoming increasingly competitive, it must improve its products and
services to continue sustained growth.  CBIS primarily conducts its business
under long-term contracts (three to ten years), and has


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generally been successful in retaining its clients.  However, due to the nature
of its business, CBIS must stay competitive to receive new bids.  As previously
discussed, CBIS in 1995 signed a $100 million, five-year extension of its
billing agreement with AT&T for business calling card services.  CBIS's business
with AT&T for residence calling card billing services was phased down in the
latter part of 1995.  Also, as previously reported, one of CBIS's clients,
representing about 5% of its business, indicated that it may transition to
another provider of billing services no sooner than early 1997.  The impact of
these phaseouts, if fully implemented, might be to slow future growth.  The
December 1995 acquisition of ISD allowed CBIS to enter the large, growing market
of billing for cable TV and broadband services.  While pursuing this new
opportunity, CBIS must also continue to focus on the needs of its existing
client base.  A contract non-renewal from a significant client could have a
material impact on the future earnings of CBIS.

  MATRIXX should continue to grow rapidly in 1996 as more companies embrace 
outsourcing of telephone marketing for cost efficiencies.  MATRIXX is 
positioned as the top quality provider of service in its market.  It is also 
one of the few companies that can provide multi-national telephone marketing 
service to global companies.  MATRIXX has a long-term contract through 1999 
with DIRECTV-Registered Trademark-.  Most of MATRIXX's other businesses are 
subject to short-term contracts which are often renewed.

  The success of all of the Company's businesses will be determined by how well
they meet the changing needs of their customers.  The Company continues to
review opportunities for acquisitions and divestitures for all its businesses
that can enhance shareowner value.


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REPORT OF MANAGEMENT

The management of Cincinnati Bell Inc. is responsible for the information and
representations contained in this Annual Report.  Management believes that the
financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles and that the other information in the Annual Report is
consistent with those statements.  In preparing the financial statements,
management is required to include amounts based on estimates and judgments that
it believes are reasonable under the circumstances.

  In meeting its responsibility for the reliability of the financial statements,
management maintains a system of internal accounting controls, which is
continually reviewed and evaluated.  Our internal auditors monitor compliance
with it in connection with their program of internal audits.  However, there are
inherent limitations that should be recognized in considering the assurances
provided by any system of internal accounting controls.  The concept of
reasonable assurance recognizes that the costs of a system of internal
accounting controls should not exceed, in management's judgment, the benefits to
be derived.  Management believes that its system provides reasonable assurance
that assets are safeguarded and that transactions are properly recorded and
executed in accordance with management's authorization, that the recorded
accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable
intervals, and that appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences.
Management also seeks to assure the objectivity and integrity of its financial
data by the careful selection of its managers, by organization arrangements that
provide an appropriate division of responsibility, and by communications
programs aimed at assuring that its policies, standards and managerial
authorities are understood throughout the organization.

  The financial statements have been audited by Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.,
independent accountants.  Their audit was conducted in accordance with generally
accepted auditing standards.


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  The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (see page 42), which is composed
of three directors who are not employees, meets periodically with management,
the internal auditors and Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. to review their performance
and responsibilities and to discuss auditing, internal accounting controls and
financial reporting matters.  Both the internal auditors and the independent
accountants periodically meet alone with the Audit Committee and have access to
the Audit Committee at any time.

/s/ Brian C. Henry
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Brian C. Henry
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer


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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS

To the Shareowners of Cincinnati Bell Inc.

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Cincinnati Bell
Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the related
consolidated statements of income, common shareowners' equity and cash flows for
each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1995.  These financial
statements are the responsibility of the Company's management.  Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on
our audits.

  We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards.  Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement.  An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements.  An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

  In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in
all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Cincinnati Bell
Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the consolidated
results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in
the period ended December 31, 1995, in conformity with generally accepted
accounting principles.

  As discussed in Note 2 of Notes to Financial Statements, the Company changed
its method of accounting for postemployment benefits in 1994.


/s/ Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.

Cincinnati, Ohio
February 14, 1996



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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME                           Cincinnati Bell Inc.


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<CAPTION>

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS Year Ended December 31           1995            1994           1993 
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<S>                                                                          <C>            <C>            <C>     
REVENUES                                                                     $1,336.1       $1,228.2       $1,089.6
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Costs and Expenses
     Operating expenses                                                         672.1          632.8          603.6
     Plant and building services                                                190.2          177.4          153.6
     Depreciation and amortization                                              162.2          154.1          158.5
     Taxes other than income taxes                                               93.7           92.8           91.0
     Special charges                                                            171.2            5.7          101.6
                                                                             --------       --------       --------

       Total costs and expenses                                               1,289.4        1,062.8        1,108.3
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)                                                          46.7          165.4          (18.7)

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Other Income (Expense), net                                                     (13.5)           1.7            9.4
Interest Expense                                                                 52.8           49.5           45.8
                                                                             --------       --------       --------

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes,
  Extraordinary Charge and Cumulative Effect
  of Change in Accounting Principle                                             (19.6)         117.6          (55.1)
Income Taxes                                                                      5.7           42.1            1.7
                                                                             --------       --------       --------

Income (Loss) Before Extraordinary Charge
  and Cumulative Effect of Change in
  Accounting Principle                                                          (25.3)          75.5          (56.8)
Extraordinary Charge                                                             (7.0)             -              -
Cumulative Effect of Change in
  Accounting Principle                                                              -           (2.9)             -
                                                                             --------       --------       --------

NET INCOME (LOSS)                                                               (32.3)          72.6          (56.8)
Preferred Dividend Requirements                                                     -              -            2.2
                                                                             --------       --------       --------

Income (Loss) Applicable to Common Shares                                    $  (32.3)      $   72.6       $  (59.0)
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
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Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share
  Income (Loss) Before Extraordinary Charge
    and Cumulative Effect of Change
    in Accounting Principle                                                  $   (.38)      $   1.15       $   (.93)
  Extraordinary Charge                                                           (.11)             -            -  
  Cumulative Effect of Change in
    Accounting Principle                                                            -           (.04)           -  
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
  Net Income (Loss)                                                          $   (.49)      $   1.11       $   (.93)
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
                                                                             --------       --------       --------

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding (000)                               66,271         65,443         63,296

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The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.


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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                                Cincinnati Bell Inc.


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<CAPTION>

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS                        at December 31                                      1995           1994
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<S>                                                                                         <C>            <C>     

ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS
     Cash and cash equivalents                                                              $    2.9       $   78.4
     Receivables, less allowances of
       $14.7 and $14.1, respectively                                                           266.7          246.1
     Material and supplies                                                                      10.5           16.0
     Deferred income taxes                                                                      25.4           29.0
     Prepaid expenses and other assets                                                          35.9           29.1
                                                                                            --------       --------
       Total current assets                                                                    341.4          398.6

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET                                                             993.9        1,036.2

GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLES                                                                 172.3          197.4
INVESTMENTS IN UNCONSOLIDATED ENTITIES                                                          53.4           48.8
DEFERRED CHARGES AND OTHER ASSETS                                                               30.7           42.4
                                                                                            --------       --------

TOTAL ASSETS                                                                                $1,591.7       $1,723.4
                                                                                            --------       --------
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LIABILITIES AND SHAREOWNERS' EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES
     Debt maturing within one year                                                          $  126.1       $   68.7
     Payables and other current liabilities                                                    327.2          314.6
                                                                                            --------       --------
       Total current liabilities                                                               453.3          383.3

LONG-TERM DEBT                                                                                 386.8          528.3

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES                                                                          111.3          164.0
UNAMORTIZED INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS                                                              14.8           16.2
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES                                                                    147.4           79.2
                                                                                            --------       --------

     Total liabilities                                                                       1,113.6        1,171.0
                                                                                            --------       --------

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

SHAREOWNERS' EQUITY

     Common shares - $1 par value; 240,000,000 shares authorized                                66.7           65.9
     Additional paid-in capital                                                                256.1          239.5
     Retained earnings                                                                         157.1          246.6
     Currency translation adjustments                                                           (1.8)            .4
                                                                                            --------       --------
       Total shareowners' equity                                                               478.1          552.4
                                                                                            --------       --------
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREOWNERS' EQUITY                                                   $1,591.7       $1,723.4
                                                                                            --------       --------
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.


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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS                      Cincinnati Bell Inc.


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<CAPTION>

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS                         Year Ended December 31              1995          1994            1993 
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<S>                                                                           <C>          <C>              <C>    

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net income (loss)                                                           $ (32.3)       $  72.6        $ (56.8)
  Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net
  cash provided by operating activities:
      Depreciation and amortization                                             162.2          154.1          158.5
      Special charges                                                           171.2            5.7          101.6
      Provision for loss on receivables                                           8.5           11.1           14.6
      Charge for purchased research and development                               7.5              -              -
      Cumulative effect of accounting change                                        -            4.5              -
      Other, net                                                                  6.6            9.3           (2.1)
  Change in assets and liabilities net of effects
  from acquisitions and disposals:
      Increase in receivables                                                   (34.1)         (33.0)         (11.4)
      Decrease (increase) in other current assets                                (1.1)           6.3           12.7
      Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and
        accrued liabilities                                                      (1.4)           8.9            9.1
      Increase (decrease) in other current liabilities                          (11.2)          31.7           (2.8)
      Decrease in deferred income taxes and
        unamortized investment tax credits                                      (50.5)          (4.1)          (6.8)
      Decrease (increase) in other assets and
        liabilities, net                                                          7.3            4.2          (18.4)
      Decrease in assets and liabilities from
        termination of swap agreement                                           (36.6)             -              -
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
         Net cash provided by operating activities                                196.1          271.3          198.2
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
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CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
  Capital expenditures - telephone plant                                        (90.3)        (110.5)        (109.3)
  Capital expenditures - other                                                  (25.0)         (36.2)         (57.2)
  Acquisitions, net of cash acquired                                            (31.4)             -          (67.8)
  Dispositions of businesses                                                        -           27.0              -
  Other, net                                                                      5.4            2.5            9.7
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
       Net cash used in investing activities                                   (141.3)        (117.2)        (224.6)
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
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CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
  Issuance of long-term debt                                                     21.9              -          169.6
  Repayment of long-term debt                                                   (78.4)          (1.5)         (28.1)
  Net decrease in notes payable                                                 (29.9)         (45.9)         (55.5)
  Issuance of common shares                                                       9.1           15.3            2.6
  Dividends paid                                                                (53.0)         (52.3)         (53.3)
  Acquisition of common shares                                                      -              -           (5.5)
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
       Net cash provided by (used in) financing
         activities                                                            (130.3)         (84.4)          29.8
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
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Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash
  equivalents                                                                    75.5           69.7            3.4

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year                                   78.4            8.7            5.3
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year                                      $   2.9        $  78.4        $   8.7
                                                                             --------       --------       --------
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMMON SHAREOWNERS' EQUITY       Cincinnati Bell Inc.


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<CAPTION>

                                                                       Common Shareowners' Equity
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                                                                                                                            Common
                                                                                Additional                    Currency      Shares
                                                                    Common       Paid-In      Retained      Translation  Outstanding
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS          Total         Shares       Capital      Earnings      Adjustments   (millions)
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<S>                                                   <C>           <C>         <C>           <C>           <C>          <C>        

BALANCE AT JANUARY 1, 1993                            $568.9        $ 62.0        $164.4        $342.5        $    -          62.0

  Shares issued under shareowner and employee plans      2.5            .2           2.7           (.3)            -            .2
  Acquisition of shares                                 (5.5)          (.3)          (.7)         (4.5)            -           (.3)
  Preferred shares converted to common shares           60.0           3.1          56.8             -             -           3.1
  Net loss                                             (56.8)            -             -         (56.8)            -             -
  Dividends:
    Preferred shares 7.25%                              (2.2)            -             -          (2.2)            -             -
    Common shares $.80 per share                       (51.3)            -             -         (51.3)            -             -

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BALANCE AT DECEMBER 31, 1993                          $515.6        $ 65.0        $223.2        $227.4        $    -          65.0

  Shares issued under shareowner and employee plans     17.2            .9          16.3             -             -            .9
  Net income                                            72.6             -             -          72.6             -             -
  Pension liability adjustment                          (1.0)            -             -          (1.0)            -             -
  Currency translation adjustment                         .4             -             -             -            .4             -
  Dividends on common shares $.80 per share            (52.4)            -             -         (52.4)            -             -

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BALANCE AT DECEMBER 31, 1994                          $552.4        $ 65.9        $239.5        $246.6        $   .4          65.9

  Shares issued under shareowner and employee plans     14.5            .7          13.9           (.1)            -            .7
  Other shares issued                                    2.8            .1           2.7             -             -            .1
  Net loss                                             (32.3)            -             -         (32.3)            -             -
  Pension liability adjustment                          (4.0)            -             -          (4.0)            -             -
  Currency translation adjustment                       (2.2)            -             -             -          (2.2)            -
  Dividends on common shares $.80 per share            (53.1)            -             -         (53.1)            -             -

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BALANCE AT DECEMBER 31, 1995                          $478.1        $ 66.7        $256.1        $157.1        $ (1.8)         66.7
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements. 


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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS                               Cincinnati Bell Inc.

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1.  Accounting Policies

          CONSOLIDATION - The consolidated financial statements include the
          accounts of Cincinnati Bell Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries
          (the Company).  The three principal subsidiaries are Cincinnati Bell
          Telephone (CBT), Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (CBIS) and
          MATRIXX Marketing (MATRIXX).  All significant intercompany
          transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.
          Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform with the
          current year's presentation.

               BASIS OF ACCOUNTING - The Company's consolidated financial
          statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted
          accounting principles.  The preparation of financial statements in
          conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires
          management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported
          amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets
          and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the
          reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.
          Actual results could differ from those estimates.

               REGULATORY ACCOUNTING - CBT follows the accounting under the
          provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) 71,
          "Accounting for the Effects of Certain Types of Regulation."  This
          accounting reflects the rate actions of regulators in the financial
          statements.  The rate actions can provide reasonable assurance of the
          existence of an asset, reduce or eliminate the value of an asset,
          impose a liability, or eliminate a liability previously imposed.  The
          most significant impact from the rate actions is on depreciation
          because regulatory recovery periods used for telephone plant are
          longer than the useful lives that might otherwise be used.  The
          Company continually reviews the applicability of SFAS 71 based on
          developments in its current regulatory and competitive environment.
          In the event CBT


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          determines that it no longer meets the criteria for following SFAS 71,
          the accounting impact to CBT could be a material, extraordinary, non-
          cash charge.  This would include the elimination of regulatory assets
          or liabilities and adjusting the carrying amount of telephone plant to
          the extent it is determined such amounts would be considered
          overstated as a result of the regulatory process and are not
          recoverable in future revenues.  Asset lives used for future
          depreciation expense would likely be shorter than those approved by
          regulators.  The accounting under the provisions of SFAS 71 results in
          non-plant regulatory assets of $12.2 million and regulatory
          liabilities of $26.1 million as described in Note 3.

               CASH EQUIVALENTS - Cash equivalents consist of short-term highly
          liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.

               MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES - New and reusable material, related to the
          regulated telephone operations, are carried at average original cost,
          or specific costs for large items.  Nonreusable material is carried at
          estimated salvage value.

               PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT - Property, plant and equipment are
          stated at original cost.

               The Company's provision for depreciation of telephone plant is
          determined on a straight-line basis using the whole life and remaining
          life methods.  Depreciation expense also includes amortization of
          certain classes of telephone plant and identified depreciation reserve
          deficiencies over periods allowed by regulatory authorities.
          Provision for depreciation of other property is based on the straight-
          line method over the estimated useful life.

               Telephone plant is retired at its original cost, net of cost of
          removal and salvage, and is charged to accumulated depreciation.

               SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COSTS - Research and development
          expenditures are charged to expense as incurred.  The development
          costs of software to be marketed are charged to expense until
          technological feasibility is established.  After that time, the
          remaining software development costs are capitalized and recorded in
          property, plant and equipment.


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          Amortization of the capitalized amounts is computed on a product-by-
          product basis using the straight-line method over the remaining
          estimated economic life of the product, generally not exceeding four
          years.  Reductions in the carrying value of capitalized software costs
          to net realizable value are included in amortization expense.

               GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLES - Goodwill resulting from the
          purchase of businesses and other intangibles are recorded at cost and
          amortized on a straight-line basis of up to 40 years.  Goodwill and
          other intangibles are evaluated periodically as events or
          circumstances indicate a possible inability to recover their carrying
          amount.  Such evaluation is based on various analyses, including cash
          flow and profitability projections that incorporate, as applicable,
          the impact on existing company businesses.  The analyses necessarily
          involve significant management judgment to evaluate the capacity of an
          acquired business to perform within projections.  If future expected
          undiscounted cash flows are insufficient to recover the carrying
          amount of the asset, then an impairment loss is recognized.

               REVENUE RECOGNITION - Local telephone service revenues are
          generally billed monthly in advance and are recognized when services
          are provided. Information services revenues primarily consist of data
          processing revenue recognized as services are performed.  On certain
          long-term telecommunications systems development contracts, the
          percentage of completion method is used to recognize the revenues.
          Because the percentage of completion method requires estimates of
          costs to complete contracts, it is at least reasonably possible that
          estimated costs to complete contracts will be revised in the near
          term.  Revenues from software maintenance agreements are deferred and
          are recognized over the maintenance period.  Software licensing
          revenues are recognized when delivery of the software occurs if the
          Company does not have to provide additional significant service under
          the contract.  Billed but unearned revenues are deferred.  All other
          revenues are recognized when the services are performed regardless of
          the period in which they are billed.


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               INCOME TAXES - The provision for income taxes consists of an
          amount for taxes currently payable and a provision for tax
          consequences deferred to future periods based on the liability method.
          For financial statement purposes, deferred investment tax credits are
          being amortized as a reduction of the provision for income taxes over
          the estimated useful lives of the related property, plant and
          equipment.

               EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE - Earnings per common share are
          calculated by using the weighted average number of common shares
          outstanding.  The dilutive effect of the Company's common shares under
          option is insignificant.

               CURRENCY TRANSLATION - Assets and liabilities of foreign
          operations, where the functional currency is the local currency, are
          translated to U.S. dollars at year-end exchange rates.  The related
          currency translation adjustments are reflected as cumulative
          translation adjustments, a separate component of shareowners' equity.
          Revenue and expenses are translated at average rates of exchange
          prevailing during the year.  Transaction gains and losses related to
          forward contracts that are designated and effective as hedges are
          deferred and included in the recorded value of the transaction being
          hedged.  Other currency transaction gains and losses are included in
          income.

               FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS - The Company manages certain portions of
          its foreign currency and interest rate fluctuations through a small
          number of instruments but does not engage in foreign currency
          speculation.  Generally, foreign currency instruments and forwards are
          valued relative to the period ending spot rate.  Gains and losses
          applicable to those instruments are recorded to income currently with
          the exception of amounts related to foreign currency instruments that
          have been designated as a hedge of a net investment in a foreign
          subsidiary.  Hedge results of a net investment in a foreign subsidiary
          are excluded from income and recorded as adjustments to shareowners'
          equity until the related subsidiary is sold or liquidated.  The
          interest elements of these foreign instruments are recognized to
          income ratably over the life of the contract.  The interest rate
          differential to be paid or received


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          on interest rate swap agreements and related foreign currency
          transaction gains and losses are accrued as interest rates change and
          are recognized as an adjustment of interest expense.

               RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS - The Financial Accounting
          Standards Board has issued SFAS 121 "Accounting for the Impairment of
          Long-Lived Assets" which is effective for years beginning after
          December 15, 1995.  The statement requires that long-lived assets and
          certain intangibles to be held and used by entities be reviewed for
          impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that
          the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.  If during the
          review the sum of the expected future cash flows is less than the
          carrying amount of the asset, an impairment loss is recognized.  The
          Company believes that the adoption of this standard will not have a
          material impact on its non-telephone operations.  The Company's
          telephone subsidiary is continuing to evaluate the financial impact of
          this statement in connection with the application of SFAS 71
          accounting requirements.

               The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued SFAS 123
          "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation" which is effective for
          transactions entered into after December 15, 1995.  The pronouncement
          allows the Company to continue its current method of accounting for
          stock options or use the method prescribed in the document.  The
          Company intends to continue its current accounting method for stock
          options.


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2.  Special Items

          1995

          SPECIAL CHARGES

          In the first quarter, the Company approved a restructuring plan for
          CBT and CBI.  The restructuring plan results in the need for fewer
          people to operate the businesses.  The reduction in CBT's workforce is
          the result of the offer of early retirement incentives to eligible
          employees.

               More than 1,300 employees accepted the early retirement offer,
          including 1,000 hourly employees.  At the end of 1995, approximately
          250 management and 450 hourly employees had left.  The Company has the
          option to delay the retirement date of the hourly employees until
          March 31, 1997.

               During the year, the Company recorded special charges of $131.6
          million after settlement gains to reflect the cost of the
          restructuring programs.  The charges reduced net income by
          approximately $84 million or $1.26 per share.  The charges included
          $58 million for pension enhancements, $54 million of curtailment
          losses for postretirement health care costs, $7 million for lease
          termination costs, $4 million for vacation buyout and severance pay
          and the remainder for other costs.

               Total cash payments of $7.7 million were applied to accrued
          restructuring liabilities.  The principal cash outflow was $4 million
          for the non-qualified portion of lump-sum pension distributions to
          employees retiring under the current retirement offer.  Cash of $3.4
          million was used to pay for vacation buyouts and severance pay during
          1995.  During 1995, $2 million of non-cash items were charged against
          the reserve.

               Liabilities related to pension enhancements and postretirement
          health care costs are included in other long-term liabilities at
          December 31, 1995.  Other accrued costs related to the restructuring
          at December 31, 1995, are $14.2 million consisting of $6 million for
          real estate exit costs, $2.4 million for employee separation costs and
          $5.8 million of other exit costs.


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               The Company expects to record a small amount of non-cash
          settlement gains associated with lump sum pension distributions
          through 1997 as employees leave the Company.  Cash outflows are
          expected to be $8 million in 1996.

               In December, the Company recognized a goodwill impairment loss of
          approximately $39 million resulting from a writedown of goodwill
          related to two French telephone marketing businesses (see Note 7).

          NON-RECURRING CHARGES

          Operating expenses include $7.5 million of in-process research and
          development costs which were charged to expense in connection with
          CBIS acquisitions.  This reduced net income by $4.6 million or $.07
          per share (see Note 6).

               Other income (expense), net includes a charge to reduce to market
          the value of real estate held for sale, which decreased net income by
          $3.3 million or $.05 per share.  Also included is a charge resulting
          from termination of the Company's interest rate and currency swap
          agreement, which was used to hedge its investment in MATRIXX's French
          operations, reducing net income by $8.5 million or $.13 per share (see
          Note 10).

          EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE

          In December 1995, the Company retired, at a premium, $75 million of
          9.1% notes.  The retirement was accomplished through redemption and a
          partial in-substance defeasance.  A portion of the debt was redeemed
          by cash payments of $56.4 million, including accrued interest.  In
          addition, U.S. government securities totaling $21.3 million were
          placed in a trust and their use irrevocably restricted to satisfy the
          remaining principal balances of $18.6 million of the notes and
          interest payments thereon.  Available cash was used to finance the
          transaction which reduced net income by $7 million or $.11 per share.

          1994

          SPECIAL CHARGES

          During December, certain senior managers left CBT through a voluntary
          separation incentive program.  The cost of this offer, including
          estimated curtailment losses from the Company's non-qualified pension

          
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          program, partially offset by a reduction in the CBIS restructuring and
          disposal reserve established in 1993, reduced net income by $3.7
          million or $.06 per share.

          ACCOUNTING CHANGE

          Effective January 1, 1994, the Company adopted SFAS 112, "Employers'
          Accounting for Postemployment Benefits."  SFAS 112 requires the
          accrual of the obligation for benefits provided to former or inactive
          employees, their beneficiaries and covered dependents after employment
          but before retirement.  These benefits include workers compensation,
          disability benefits and health care coverage for a limited time.  SFAS
          112 changed the Company's method of accounting for postemployment
          benefits from recognizing costs as benefits are paid, to accruing the
          expected costs of benefits.  The cumulative effect of this accounting
          change reduced net income by $2.9 million or $.04 per share.

          1993

          SPECIAL CHARGES

          Late in the year, the Company commenced a plan to dispose of certain
          lines of business within CBIS, and to restructure the remainder of the
          CBIS operations.  The disposal plan included the elimination of non-
          strategic operations, including divesting its holdings in CBIS
          Federal, closing its foreign data center, and eliminating other
          unprofitable domestic and international activities.  During the year,
          $102 million ($88 million after tax, or $1.39 per share) of special
          charges were recorded.  Included in this amount were $97.4 million
          related to the disposition of businesses (including $63 million for
          the write-off of CBIS Federal goodwill) and $4.6 million related to
          the restructuring of other CBIS operations including a reduction in
          workforce.

               In 1994, the Company substantially completed its disposal and
          restructuring plan by selling CBIS Federal and other businesses for
          approximately $16 million.  Total charges of $24.3 million were
          charged against the CBIS restructuring reserve during 1994, reducing
          the reserve to $11.1 million at December 31, 1994.  The 1994 charges
          consisted of $16.6 million for operating losses of businesses to be
          sold, severance


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          costs of $4.3 million and the remaining $3.4 million for the writedown
          of fixed assets net of a $2 million reversal of the reserve.

               In 1995, total charges against the reserve amounted to $4.8
          million and were for the costs of discontinued products and contracts
          as well as severance costs.  The reserve balance of $6.3 million at
          December 31, 1995, is for estimated future costs associated with a
          lease termination, discontinued products and contingencies related to
          businesses sold.

          NON-RECURRING CHARGES

          CBIS recorded other costs and expenses unrelated to the restructuring.
          Charges to reduce the carrying value of certain capitalized software
          costs to net realizable value and costs to withdraw from certain
          international contracts and products reduced net income by $13.6
          million or $.22 per share.  In addition, losses related to an
          investment in, and loans to, an international distributor of CBIS
          products and services reduced net income by $2.7 million or $.04 per
          share.

               Increased provisions for inventory losses at the Company's supply
          business reduced net income by $2 million or $.03 per share.

               CBT accrued amounts related to FCC orders to refund earnings to
          interexchange carriers in excess of the FCC's target range in the
          1987-1988 monitoring period.  The accrued amounts reduced network
          access revenues by $6.6 million and increased interest expense by $4.2
          million and decreased net income by $7 million or $.11 per share.  The
          sale of CBT's residential equipment leasing and PhoneCenter store
          businesses resulted in a non-operating gain of $6.5 million or $.10
          per share.


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3.  Income Taxes

              The components of income tax expense are as follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS        Year Ended December 31      1995           1994           1993
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                    <C>            <C>            <C>   
     Current:
       Federal                                              $49.7          $47.2          $19.1
       Foreign                                                 .2            (.2)           1.7
       State and Local                                        6.1            3.7            2.3
                                                            -----          -----          -----

         Total current                                       56.0           50.7           23.1
     Deferred                                               (49.0)          (4.5)         (14.6)
     Investment tax credits                                  (1.3)          (3.2)          (2.9)
     Adjustment of valuation allowance related
       to net operating and capital losses                      -            (.9)          (3.9)
                                                            -----          -----          -----
     Total                                                  $ 5.7          $42.1          $ 1.7
                                                            -----          -----          -----
                                                            -----          -----          -----
</TABLE>


     The components of the Company's deferred tax assets and liabilities are as
     follows:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS                    at December 31                  1995           1994
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                                   <C>            <C>  
     Deferred tax asset:
       Accrued restructure costs                                           $47.2          $ 5.4
       Unamortized investment tax credit                                     8.0            8.7
       Loss carryforwards                                                   28.6           29.5
       Deferred tax consequences of net
         regulatory liability                                                3.6            4.1
       Allowance for doubtful accounts                                       3.9            3.4
       Accrued liabilities                                                   9.2            7.4
       Other                                                                13.8           16.9
                                                                          ------         ------
                                                                           114.3           75.4
       Valuation allowance                                                 (22.7)         (23.4)
                                                                          ------         ------
       Net deferred tax asset                                               91.6           52.0
                                                                          ------         ------
     Deferred tax liability:


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       Depreciation and amortization                                       148.2          159.9
       Basis differences on items previously flowed
         through to ratepayers                                              12.2           14.1
       Other                                                                11.2            7.0
                                                                          ------         ------
       Total deferred tax liability                                        171.6          181.0
                                                                          ------         ------
       Net deferred tax liability                                         $ 80.0         $129.0
                                                                          ------         ------
                                                                          ------         ------
</TABLE>



               The Company's deferred tax asset valuation allowance increased
          approximately $20 million in 1994 primarily due to a capital loss on
          the sale of CBIS Federal.  These capital loss carryforwards can be
          utilized only when future capital gains are recognized for tax
          purposes.  No tax planning strategy currently exists that meets the
          prudence and feasibility criteria to recognize this deferred tax
          asset.

               The following is a reconciliation of the statutory Federal income
          tax rate with the effective tax rate for each year:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                            1995           1994           1993
- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                   <C>             <C>           <C>    
     U.S. Federal statutory rate                           (35.0)%         35.0 %        (35.0)%
     Insurance cash surrender value                         (2.3)           (.2)           (.4) 
     Plant basis differences, net of depreciation            6.2            1.1            2.0  
     Rate differential on reversing temporary
       differences                                          (8.9)          (1.4)          (4.0) 
     Disposal losses without income tax benefit                -              -           40.0  
     Amortization and writedown of
       intangible assets                                    78.8            1.6            5.2  
     Change in valuation allowance                            .3            (.8)          (6.0) 
     State and local income taxes, net of federal
       income tax benefit                                   13.5            2.9            2.7  
     Investment and research tax credits                   (18.6)          (4.0)          (9.3) 
     Taxes related to prior years                            3.8             .6            5.6  
     Other differences                                      (8.5)            .9            2.3  
                                                           -----          -----          -----  
     Effective rate                                         29.3 %         35.7 %          3.1 %
                                                           -----          -----          -----  
                                                           -----          -----          -----  
</TABLE>




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               At December 31, 1995 and 1994, the liability for income taxes
          includes approximately $12.2 million and $14.1 million, respectively,
          representing the cumulative amount of income taxes on temporary
          differences which were previously flowed through to ratepayers.  CBT
          also recorded a corresponding regulatory asset for these items,
          representing amounts which will be recovered through the ratemaking
          process, which is recorded in other assets.  These deferrals have been
          increased for the tax effect of the future revenue requirement and
          will be amortized over the lives of the related depreciable assets
          concurrently with their recovery in rates.

               In addition, other long-term liabilities include a regulatory
          liability at December 31, 1995 and 1994, of approximately $26.1
          million and $29.8 million, respectively, a substantial portion of
          which represents the excess deferred taxes on depreciable assets,
          resulting primarily from the reduction in the statutory federal income
          tax rate from 46% to 35%.  This amount will be amortized over the
          lives of the related depreciable assets in accordance with the average
          rate assumption method required by the Tax Reform Act of 1986.  The
          regulatory liability also includes an amount associated with
          unamortized investment tax credits, which will be amortized in the
          same manner as the underlying investment tax credits.  These
          regulatory liabilities have been increased to reflect future revenue
          requirement levels.

               The Company had net operating loss carryforwards applicable to
          foreign subsidiaries at December 31, 1995 and 1994, of approximately
          $17.6 million and $18.7 million, respectively.  Utilization of the
          foreign carryforwards is dependent upon future earnings of each
          subsidiary with foreign carryforwards expiring 1996 through 2003.
          Management believes it is more likely than not that all of the
          deferred tax assets applicable to net operating loss carryforwards of
          foreign subsidiaries will be realized.  However, the amount considered
          realizable could be reduced in the near term if estimates of future
          taxable income during the carryforward period are reduced.  The
          Company had U.S. capital loss


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          carryforwards at December 31, 1995 and 1994, of approximately $64.9
          million and $66.6 million, respectively.  Utilization of these capital
          losses is dependent upon the generation of future capital gains with
          the carryforwards expiring in 1996 through 2000 and, accordingly, a
          valuation allowance has been established for the related deferred tax
          asset.


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4.  Retirement Plans

          PENSIONS

          The Company sponsors three noncontributory defined benefit pension
          plans: one for eligible management employees, one for nonmanagement
          employees and one supplementary, nonqualified, unfunded plan for
          certain senior managers.  The pension benefit formula for the
          management plan is a cash balance plan where the pension benefit is
          determined by a combination of compensation based credits and annual
          guaranteed interest credits.  The benefit formula for the
          nonmanagement plan is based on a flat dollar amount according to job
          classification times years of service.  Benefits for the supplementary
          plan are based on years of service and eligible pay.

               Funding of the management and nonmanagement plans is achieved
          through contributions made to an irrevocable trust fund.  The
          contributions are determined using the aggregate cost method.

               The Company uses the projected unit credit cost method for
          determining pension cost for financial reporting purposes and accounts
          for certain benefits provided under early retirement packages
          discussed in Note 2 as a special termination benefit.

               Pension cost includes the following components:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS         Year Ended December 31      1995           1994           1993
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                   <C>            <C>            <C>
     Service cost (benefits earned during
       the period)                                         $  6.9         $ 12.4          $10.1
     Interest cost on projected benefit
       obligation                                            48.9           39.9           40.3
     Actual return on plan assets                          (185.6)          10.5          (79.6)
     Amortization and deferrals - net                       131.5          (63.2)          29.4
     Charge to expense for special
       termination benefits                                  58.8              -            7.6
     Curtailment loss                                         4.9            4.1              -
     Settlement gains                                        (5.9)             -           (7.9)
                                                           ------         ------         ------
     Pension cost (income)                                 $ 59.5         $  3.7         $  (.1)
                                                           ------         ------         ------
                                                           ------         ------         ------
</TABLE>



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          The following table sets forth the plans' funded status:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS                                                   1995           1994 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                                  <C>            <C>   
     Actuarial present value of accumulated benefit
       obligation including vested benefits of $574.4
       million and $440.2 million, respectively                           $688.3         $491.3
                                                                          ------         ------
                                                                          ------         ------
     Plan assets at fair value (primarily listed
       stocks, bonds and real estate, including
       $120.1 million and $58.8 million, respectively
       in common shares of Cincinnati Bell Inc.)                          $698.9         $660.5
     Actuarial present value of projected
       benefit obligation                                                  709.0         (533.6)
                                                                          ------         ------

     Plan assets over (under) projected benefit
       obligation                                                          (10.1)         126.9
     Unrecognized prior service cost                                        30.9           13.4
     Unrecognized transition asset                                         (36.1)         (44.5)
     Unrecognized net gain                                                 (18.0)         (79.4)
     Recognition of minimum liability                                       (7.8)          (5.4)
                                                                          ------         ------
     Prepaid asset (liability)                                            $(41.1)        $ 11.0
                                                                          ------         ------
                                                                          ------         ------
</TABLE>


               The increase in the pension liability in 1995 was principally the
          result of recognizing approximately $58 million of pension
          enhancements in connection with the 1995 restructuring (see Note 2).
          The recognized pension liability will be reduced in the future
          principally by Company contributions in accordance with its funding
          policy.

               The Company used the following rates in determining the actuarial
          present value of the projected benefit obligation and pension cost for
          the three pension plans:


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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     At December 31                                   1995      1994      1993
     --------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                              <C>       <C>       <C>  
     Discount rate - projected benefit
       obligation                                     7.00%     8.25%     7.25%
     Future compensation growth rate                  4.00%     4.00%     4.00%
     Expected long-term rate of return
       on plan assets                                 8.25%     8.25%     8.25%

</TABLE>



SAVINGS PLANS

The Company sponsors several defined contribution plans covering
substantially all employees.  The Company's contributions to the plans
are based on matching a portion of the employee contributions or on a
percentage of employee earnings or net income for the year.  Total
Company contributions to the defined contribution plans were $10.9
million, $8.4 million and $7.3 million for 1995, 1994 and 1993,
respectively.


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5.  Employee Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions

          The Company provides health care and group life insurance benefits for
          its employees if they retire with a service pension.  In 1993, the
          Company adopted SFAS 106, "Employers' Accounting for Postretirement
          Benefits Other Than Pensions."  In adopting SFAS 106, the Company
          elected to amortize the accumulated postretirement benefit obligation
          over twenty years.

               The Company funds its group life insurance benefits through
          Retirement Funding Accounts (RFAs) and funds health care benefits
          using Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) trusts.  It is the
          Company's practice to fund amounts as deemed appropriate from time to
          time.  Contributions are subject to IRS limitations developed using
          the aggregate cost method.  The associated plan assets are primarily
          equity securities and fixed income investments.

               The components of postretirement benefit cost for the years ended
          December 31, 1995 and 1994, in millions of dollars, are as follows:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                                                Group
     1995                                                        Health          Life          Total
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                         <C>            <C>            <C>
     Service cost (benefits earned during the
       period)                                                   $ 1.1          $  .5          $ 1.6
     Interest cost on accumulated postretirement
       benefit obligation                                         13.3            1.9           15.2
     Actual return on plan assets                                 (7.7)          (2.1)          (4.7)
     Amortization and deferrals - net                             10.7            (.1)           5.5
     Curtailment loss                                             53.8              -           53.8
                                                                 -----          -----          -----
     Postretirement benefit cost                                 $71.2          $  .2          $71.4
                                                                 -----          -----          -----
                                                                 -----          -----          -----
</TABLE>



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                Group
     1994                                                       Health           Life          Total
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                         <C>            <C>            <C>
     Service cost (benefits earned during the
       period)                                                   $ 1.9          $  .6          $ 2.5
     Interest cost on accumulated postretirement
       benefit obligation                                         11.3            2.0           13.3


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     Actual return on plan assets                                 (3.4)          (2.1)          (5.5)
     Amortization and deferrals - net                              8.7              -            8.7
                                                                 -----          -----          -----
     Postretirement benefit cost                                 $18.5          $  .5          $19.0
                                                                 -----          -----          -----
                                                                 -----          -----          -----
</TABLE>


               The funded status of the plans, in millions of dollars, at
          December 31, 1995 and 1994, is:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                                               Group
     1995                                                       Health          Life           Total
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                        <C>            <C>            <C>
     Accumulated postretirement benefit
       obligation
       Retirees and dependents                                  $182.4         $ 19.0         $201.4
       Fully eligible active participants                          7.4              -            7.4
       Other active participants                                  14.2           12.2           26.4
                                                                ------         ------         ------
                                                                 204.0           31.2          235.2
     Plan assets at fair value                                   (46.5)         (28.4)         (74.9)
                                                                ------         ------         ------
     Accumulated postretirement benefit
       obligation in excess of plan assets                       157.5            2.8          160.3
     Unrecognized prior service cost                              (2.3)           (.5)          (2.8)
     Unrecognized transition obligation                          (87.3)           (.2)         (87.5)
     Unrecognized net loss                                       (13.9)          (1.0)         (14.9)
                                                                ------         ------         ------
     Accrued postretirement benefit cost                        $ 54.0         $  1.1         $ 55.1
                                                                ------         ------         ------
                                                                ------         ------         ------
</TABLE>



               The increase in the accrued postretirement benefit cost was
          principally related to the recognition of approximately $54 million of
          curtailment losses for the 1995 restructuring (see Note 2).


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                                               Group
     1994                                                       Health          Life           Total
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                        <C>            <C>            <C>
     Accumulated Postretirement benefit
       obligation
       Retirees and dependents                                  $110.2          $13.6         $123.8
       Fully eligible active participants                         11.4              -           11.4
       Other active participants                                  26.5           10.2           36.7
                                                                ------         ------         ------
                                                                 148.1           23.8          171.9
     Plan assets at fair value                                   (31.2)         (28.1)         (59.3)
                                                                ------         ------         ------


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     Accumulated postretirement benefit
       obligation in excess of (under)
       plan assets                                               116.9           (4.3)         112.6
     Unrecognized transition obligation                         (122.1)           (.2)        (122.3)
     Unrecognized net gain                                         5.6            5.3           10.9
                                                                ------         ------         ------
     Accrued postretirement benefit cost                        $   .4         $   .8         $  1.2
                                                                ------         ------         ------
                                                                ------         ------         ------
</TABLE>


                  The Company used the following rates in determining the
               actuarial present value of the accumulated postretirement benefit
               obligation (APBO) and postretirement benefit costs:



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     At December 31                                            1995        1994
     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                       <C>         <C>
     Discount rate - APBO                                      7.00%       8.25%
     Expected long-term rate of return for VEBA assets         8.25%       8.25%
     Expected long-term rate of return for RFA assets          8.00%       8.00%

</TABLE>



               The assumed health care cost trend rate used to measure the
          postretirement health benefit obligation at December 31, 1995, was
          6.6% and is assumed to decrease gradually to 4.7% by the year 2001.  A
          one percentage point increase in the assumed health care cost trend
          rate would have increased the aggregate of the service and interest
          cost components of 1995 postretirement health benefits by
          approximately $.8 million, and would increase the accumulated
          postretirement benefit obligation as of December 31, 1995, by
          approximately $10.2 million.


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6.  Software Development Costs

               Software development costs consist of the following:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS                              1995       1994      1993
     --------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                              <C>        <C>      <C>
     Gross product development costs                  $39.0      $22.1    $56.3
     Product development costs expensed               (31.5)     (16.6)   (29.9)
     Product development costs expensed
          with acquisitions of X International
          and ISD                                      (7.5)         -        -
                                                      -----      -----    -----
     Additions to capitalized software
          development costs                           $   -      $ 5.5    $26.4
                                                      -----      -----    -----
                                                      -----      -----    -----
</TABLE>

               Capitalized software development costs, net of accumulated
          amortization, consist of the following:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS                               1995      1994      1993
     --------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                              <C>        <C>      <C>
     Balance - beginning of year                      $30.1      $35.1    $34.7
     Additions                                            -        5.5     26.4
     Amortization                                     (11.3)     (10.5)   (26.0)
                                                      -----      -----    -----
     Balance - end of year                            $18.8      $30.1    $35.1
                                                      -----      -----    -----
                                                      -----      -----    -----
</TABLE>



               Amortization of capitalized software cost is included in
          depreciation and amortization expense.  Amortization expense for 1993
          includes $17 million of charges to reduce the carrying value of
          certain capitalized software costs to net realizable value.

               In connection with two CBIS acquisitions in 1995, $7.5 million of
          the purchase price was allocated to in-process research and
          development and charged to expense at the time of the acquisition.  As
          of the date of the acquisitions, the Company concluded that the in-
          process technology had no alternative future use and had not reached
          technological feasibility.  These charges reduced net income by $4.6
          million or $.07 per share.


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7.  Goodwill and Other Intangibles

          Goodwill and other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization,
          consist of the following:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS                                1995           1994
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                               <C>            <C>
     Balance - beginning of year                       $197.4         $192.2
     Additions                                           24.4           10.0
     Writedown                                          (39.0)             -
     Amortization                                        (8.8)          (8.4)
     Other                                               (1.7)           3.6
                                                       ------         ------
     Balance - end of year                             $172.3         $197.4
                                                       ------         ------
                                                       ------         ------
</TABLE>



               The additions in 1995 resulted from the two CBIS acquisitions
          with the 1994 additions resulting from the contingent consideration
          recorded for the WATS acquisition.

               In December 1995 the Company recognized a goodwill impairment
          charge of $39 million, with no associated tax benefit, that reduced
          net income by $39 million or $.59 per share.  The goodwill was
          established related to the 1990 acquisition of two French telephone
          marketing businesses.  The goodwill impairment was recognized because
          it became apparent in late 1995 that the French business would not
          likely meet plans required to sustain the recorded goodwill amount.

               In determining the amount of the charge, the Company developed
          its best estimate of operating cash flows over the expected lives of
          the business' long-lived assets.  Management's best estimate resulted
          in accumulated undiscounted cash flows being less than the carrying
          value of the asset.  As a consequence, impairment had occurred under
          our policy.  The writedown is calculated by comparing the discounted
          cash flows to the asset value.  The Company calculated the present
          value of expected cash flows to determine the fair value of the
          business using a discount rate of 12% which represents the Company's
          cost of capital.  Despite the writedown, the Company continues to
          consider the French operations strategically important to its future
          growth in Europe.


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               Accumulated amortization of goodwill and other intangibles was
          $89.2 million and $40.7 million at December 31, 1995 and 1994,
          respectively.


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8.  Debt Maturing Within One Year and Lines of Credit

          Debt maturing within one year consists of the following:



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS         at December 31                   1995        1994        1993
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                         <C>         <C>         <C>
     Notes payable
       Commercial paper                                          $    -      $ 65.8      $ 91.4
       Bank notes                                                  35.9           -        18.2
     Current maturities of long-term debt                          90.2         2.9         2.4
                                                                 ------      ------      ------
       Total                                                     $126.1      $ 68.7      $112.0
                                                                 ------      ------      ------
                                                                 ------      ------      ------
     Weighted average interest rates on
       notes payable                                               5.9%        6.2%        3.3%

</TABLE>


               Average notes payable and the related interest rates for the last
          three years are as follows:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS                                          1995        1994        1993
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                         <C>         <C>         <C>
     Average amounts of notes payable
       outstanding during the year*                              $ 66.1      $ 69.5      $162.5
     Weighted average interest rate
       during the year**                                           6.1%        4.2%        3.2%
     Maximum amounts of notes payable at
       any month-end during the year                             $ 71.1      $100.2      $202.5

</TABLE>


      *   Amounts represent the average daily face amount of notes.
     **   Weighted average interest rates are computed by dividing the daily
          average face amount of notes into the aggregate related interest
          expense.


               At December 31, 1995, the Company had approximately $78 million
          of unused bank lines of credit, which are available to provide support
          for commercial paper borrowings.  These lines of credit are available
          for general corporate purposes.  There are no material compensating
          balances or commitment fee agreements under these credit arrangements.



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 9.  Long-Term Debt

          Interest rates and maturities of long-term debt outstanding at
          December 31, in millions of dollars, were as follows:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     Description                                            1995           1994
     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                           <C>                    <C>             <C>
          Debentures/Notes

               Year of Maturity    Interest Rate
               1996                7.300                   $ 40.0         $ 40.0
               1997                6.700                    100.0          100.0
               1999                8.625                     40.0           40.0
               2000                9.100                        -           75.0
               2002                4.375                     20.0           20.0
               2003                6.240                     20.0           20.0
               2005                6.330                     20.0           20.0
               2011                7.375                     50.0           50.0
               2023                7.250                     50.0           50.0
               2023                7.180-7.270               80.0           80.0
                                                           ------         ------
                                                            420.0          495.0
          Capital leases and other                           57.4           36.8
          Unamortized discount-net                            (.4)           (.6)
          Current maturities                                (90.2)          (2.9)
                                                           ------         ------
          Total                                            $386.8         $528.3
                                                           ------         ------
                                                           ------         ------
</TABLE>



               Refer to Note 2 regarding the 1995 retirement of the 9.1% notes
          due in 2000.

               On December 19, 1995, CBT called for redemption $40 million of
          7.3% notes due 1996 and $40 million of 8 5/8% notes due 1999.  The
          redemption date was January 18, 1996, with the redemption price being
          100% of the principal amount plus accrued interest.  Accordingly, the
          notes have been classified as a current maturity.  The redemption was
          accomplished by issuing short-term debt.  The cost of the redemption
          was minimal.

               The $57.4 million shown above in "Capital leases and other"
          includes $16 million borrowed in Switzerland at 3.4% to hedge a CBIS
          contract.

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10.  Termination of Interest Rate and Currency Swap Agreement

          In 1990, the Company entered into an interest rate and currency swap
          agreement to reduce the impact of changes in interest rates and
          foreign currency exchange rates.  Under the agreement, the Company
          received 225 million French francs in return for $41.7 million.  The
          agreement had the effect of converting $41.7 million of the Company's
          short-term variable interest rate borrowings to long-term at a French
          franc fixed interest rate. In the year 2000, the original amounts were
          to be repaid. This transaction was designated as a hedge of the
          Company's net investment in a French subsidiary of MATRIXX and
          accordingly, the currency gains or losses associated with this
          transaction were reflected in the currency translation adjustment in
          shareowners' equity.

               The Company received quarterly interest payments calculated using
          market rates on a notional amount of $41.7 million.  These payments
          approximately offset the cash interest incurred on $41.7 million of
          commercial paper borrowings.  The Company accrued interest on a
          notional amount of 225 million French francs.  The approximate
          effective rate was such that net interest expense was based on the
          interest cost implicit in the contract measured in French francs
          (approximately 11%).  Net amounts due to and from the counterparty
          were reflected in interest expense in the periods in which they
          accrued.  The net effect of the swap for the years ended December 31,
          1995 and 1994, was to increase interest expense by $5.1 million and
          $4.5 million, respectively.  The swap also increased the Company's
          weighted average interest rate from 7.7% to 8.5% in 1995 and from 7.4%
          to 8.2% in 1994.

               In December 1995, the Company terminated the agreement and paid a
          cash settlement.  Under the terms of the agreement, the Company paid
          additional costs of $13.3 million.  The termination costs were
          recorded in other income (expense), net.

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11.  Fair Value of Financial Instruments

          The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair
          value of each class of financial instruments for which it is
          practicable to estimate that value:

               Cash and cash equivalents, commercial paper and short-term notes
          payable - the carrying amount approximates fair value because of the
          short time to maturity of those instruments.

               Long-term debt - the fair value of long-term debt is estimated
          based on the quotes for similar liabilities obtained from an
          underwriter.  The carrying amounts at December 31, 1995 and 1994, were
          approximately $441.9 million and $495.7 million, respectively.  The
          estimated fair values at December 31, 1995 and 1994, were $448.4
          million and $454.2 million, respectively.

               Interest rate and currency swap agreement - the fair value of the
          foreign currency and interest rate swap is the estimated amount that
          the Company would receive (or pay) to terminate the swap agreement at
          the reporting date, taking into account current currency translation
          and interest rates and the current credit-worthiness of the swap
          counterparty.  The Company's foreign currency and interest rate swap
          agreement was terminated in 1995 as described in Note 10.  At December
          31, 1994, if the Company had closed its position on this agreement,
          additional costs of approximately $8.0 million would have been
          incurred.


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12.  Common and Preferred Shares

          COMMON SHARE PURCHASE RIGHTS PLAN

          In 1986, the Company adopted a Share Purchase Rights Plan by granting
          a dividend of one right for each outstanding common share.  After
          adjustments for share splits there is one quarter right associated
          with each share.  Each right entitles shareholders to purchase, under
          certain conditions, one one-hundredth of a Series A Preferred Share,
          without par value, for $125.  The rights may be exercised or
          transferred apart from the common shares only if a person or group
          acquires 20% or more of the Company's common shares or announces a
          tender offer that would result in ownership of 30% or more of the
          Company's common shares.  Thereafter, if the Company is the surviving
          corporation in a merger, or if an acquirer becomes the beneficial
          owner of more than 40% of the common shares of the Company, or in the
          event of certain self-dealing transactions between the acquirer and
          the Company, each holder of a right will be entitled to purchase
          common shares of the Company having a value equal to two times the
          exercise price of the right.  If the Company is not the surviving
          corporation in a merger, or if 50% or more of the Company's assets or
          earning power is sold or transferred, each holder of a right will be
          entitled to purchase common shares of the surviving company equal to
          two times the exercise price of the right.  Any rights owned by the
          acquirer would be null and void.  The rights, which expire on November
          5, 1996, may be redeemed by the Company at a price of $.01 per right
          after the acquisition of 20% of the Company's common shares.

          PREFERRED SHARES

          The Company is authorized to issue up to 4,000,000 voting preferred
          shares and 1,000,000 nonvoting preferred shares.  At December 31, 1995
          and 1994, there were no preferred shares outstanding.

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13.  Stock Option and Other Incentive Plans

          The Company has several incentive plans which allow for the granting
          of options, stock appreciation rights (SARs) and other awards at no
          less than the fair market value at the grant date.

               Stock option activity is summarized as follows:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     Options                                    1995                1994                1993
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                      <C>                 <C>                 <C>      
     Outstanding at beginning
     of year                                  2,778,995           2,532,828           1,972,135
       Granted                                1,017,100             844,900             923,050
       Exercised                               (388,645)                  -            (123,112)
       Canceled                                (510,300)            (598,733)            (239,245)
                                              ---------           ---------           ---------
     Outstanding at end
       of year                                2,897,150           2,778,995           2,532,828
                                              ---------           ---------           ---------
                                              ---------           ---------           ---------

     Exercisable at December 31               1,921,283           1,683,811           1,326,053
     Common shares available for
       granting of options                    4,306,123           4,382,000           4,049,000
     Price of options exercised           $12.00-$23.25                   -       $10.97-$21.13
     Exercise price of options
       outstanding                        $12.00-$30.63       $12.00-$26.50       $12.00-$26.50

</TABLE>



          During 1995, 1994 and 1993, 229,000 shares, 72,000 shares and
          5,500 shares, respectively, were granted as other awards.  There were
          no SARs granted or outstanding during 1995, 1994 and 1993.


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14.  Lease Commitments

          The Company leases certain facilities and equipment used in its
          operations.  Total rental expenses amounted to approximately $69.3
          million, $71.7 million and $71.0 million in 1995, 1994 and 1993,
          respectively.

               At December 31, 1995, the aggregate minimum rental commitments
          under noncancelable leases for the periods shown, in millions of
          dollars, are as follows:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                    Operating            Capital
                  Year                                Leases              Leases         
     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                            <C>                  <C>    
     1996                                             $ 53.2              $  7.2
     1997                                               42.4                 7.2
     1998                                               29.4                 6.9
     1999                                               26.1                 4.4
     2000                                               25.5                 4.3
     Thereafter                                         57.2                52.0
                                                      ------              ------
        Total                                         $233.8                82.0
                                                      ------                    
                                                      ------
     Amount representing interest                                           46.9
                                                                          ------
     Present value of net minimum lease payments                           $35.1 
                                                                          ------
                                                                          ------
</TABLE>



               Capital lease obligations incurred were approximately $2.3
          million, $7.3 million and $5.8 million in 1995, 1994 and 1993,
          respectively.


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15.  Quarterly Financial Information
     (Unaudited)

          All adjustments necessary for a fair statement of income for each
          period have been included.


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
     EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS              1st          2nd          3rd          4th        Total 
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                  <C>          <C>          <C>          <C>        <C>     
     1995
     Revenues                             $331.8       $334.1       $327.0       $343.2     $1,336.1
     Operating Income (Loss)              $(80.4)      $ 56.3       $ 57.1       $ 13.7     $   46.7
     Income (Loss) Before
       Extraordinary Charge               $(59.5)      $ 27.0       $ 28.7       $(21.5)    $  (25.3)
     Net Income (Loss)                    $(59.5)      $ 27.0       $ 28.7       $(28.5)    $  (32.3)
     Earnings (Loss) Per Share            $(0.90)      $ 0.41       $ 0.43       $(0.43)    $  (0.49)

     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     1994
     Revenues                             $292.1       $299.8       $312.9       $323.4     $1,228.2
     Operating Income                     $ 36.7       $ 42.5       $ 43.3       $ 42.9     $  165.4
     Income Before Cumulative
       Effect of Change in
       Accounting Principle               $ 15.6       $ 18.7       $ 20.1       $ 21.1     $   75.5
     Net Income                           $ 12.7       $ 18.7       $ 20.1       $ 21.1     $   72.6
     Earnings Per Share                   $ 0.20       $ 0.28       $ 0.31       $ 0.32     $   1.11

</TABLE>



          Net income for the fourth quarter 1995 was reduced by $61 million
          or $.92 per share as a result of several special items during the
          quarter. These items include the expensing of acquired research and
          development costs, a goodwill impairment loss, charges for the
          termination of an interest rate and currency swap agreement, and an
          extraordinary charge for early extinguishment of debt.  See Note 2.

               Net income for the first quarter 1995 was reduced by $84.1
          million or $1.27 per share for special charges as a result of a
          business restructuring at CBT and CBI as described in Note 2.


<PAGE>

               Net income for the fourth quarter 1994 was reduced by $3.7
          million or $.06 per share from special charges.  These special charges
          consisted of the costs for CBT's voluntary separation incentive
          program for certain senior managers and estimated curtailment losses
          from the Company's non-qualified pension plan partially offset by a
          reduction in the restructuring and disposal reserve as described in
          Note 2.

               Net income for the first quarter 1994 was reduced by $2.9 million
          or $.04 per share from a change in accounting principle as described
          in Note 2.


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16.  Additional Financial Information

     Income Statement


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

         MILLIONS OF DOLLARS         Year Ended December 31         1995          1994        1993 
         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         <S>                                                        <C>           <C>         <C>  
         Taxes other than income taxes:
           Property                                                 $36.9         $39.1       $39.1
           Gross receipts                                            21.0          19.4        18.2
           Payroll-related                                           35.0          33.6        33.1
           Other                                                       .8            .7          .6
                                                                    -----         -----       -----
             Total                                                  $93.7         $92.8       $91.0
                                                                    -----         -----       -----
                                                                    -----         -----       -----
         Interest Expense:
           Long-term debt                                           $47.0         $46.2       $36.0
           Notes payable and other                                    5.8           3.3         9.8
                                                                    -----         -----       -----
             Total                                                  $52.8         $49.5       $45.8
                                                                    -----         -----       -----
                                                                    -----         -----       -----
</TABLE>



         Balance Sheet


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

         MILLIONS OF DOLLARS         at December 31                1995          1994
         ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                                                          <C>           <C>     
         Property, Plant and Equipment, net:
           Telephone plant                                       $1,503.4      $1,447.4
           Accumulated depreciation                                (634.9)       (556.0)
                                                                 --------      --------
             Net telephone plant                                    868.5         891.4
           Other property and equipment                             282.5         279.4
           Accumulated depreciation                                (157.1)       (134.6)
                                                                 --------      --------
               Total                                             $  993.9      $1,036.2
                                                                 --------      --------
                                                                 --------      --------

           Payables and other current liabilities:

           Accounts payable and accrued
             liabilities                                         $  201.2      $  179.7
           Accrued taxes                                             48.0          61.0
           Advance billing and
             customers' deposits                                     40.5          38.8
           Other current liabilities                                 37.5          35.1
                                                                 --------      --------
               Total                                             $  327.2      $  314.6
                                                                 --------      --------
                                                                 --------      --------
</TABLE>



<PAGE>

     Statement of Cash Flows


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS         Year Ended December 31         1995          1994
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                                        <C>           <C>  
     Cash paid for:
       Interest (net of amount capitalized)                     $46.8         $42.6
       Income taxes                                             $61.6         $30.3

</TABLE>



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17.  Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company

          The following summarized financial information is for the Company's
          consolidated wholly owned subsidiary, Cincinnati Bell Telephone
          Company:

          Income Statement


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

         MILLIONS OF DOLLARS      Year Ended December 31    1995           1994           1993
         --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         <S>                                               <C>            <C>            <C>   
         Revenues                                          $624.4         $599.7         $575.5
         Costs and expenses                                $630.4         $500.2         $481.9
         Net income (loss)                                 $(11.3)        $ 54.8         $ 59.2

</TABLE>




              Balance Sheet


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>


         MILLIONS OF DOLLARS      At December 31              1995          1994
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------

         <S>                                               <C>            <C>     
         Current assets                                    $  193.4       $  187.9
         Telephone plant-net                                  878.7          901.6
         Other noncurrent assets                               19.3           21.0
                                                           --------       --------
                Total assets                               $1,091.4       $1,110.5
                                                           --------       --------
                                                           --------       --------

         Current liabilities                               $  215.6       $  148.3
         Noncurrent liabilities                               204.3          195.0
         Long-term debt                                       233.9          312.3
         Shareowner's equity                                  437.6          454.9
                                                           --------       --------
                Total liabilities and
                  shareowner's equity                      $1,091.4       $1,110.5
                                                           --------       --------
                                                           --------       --------
</TABLE>



               Results for 1995 include special charges of $121.7 million for
          restructuring operations which reduced net income by $77.5 million.

               Results for 1994 include $3.6 million of special charges related
          to a voluntary separation incentive program for certain senior
          managers.  These charges reduced net income by $2.3 million.  Also in
          1994, net income was reduced $2.4 million for a change in accounting
          for employee postemployment benefits (SFAS 112).

               Results for 1993 include amounts accrued related to orders by the
          Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to refund to interexchange
          carriers earnings in excess of the FCC's target range in the 1987-1988
          monitoring period.  The accruals reduced network access revenues by
          approximately $6.6 million and increased interest expense by


<PAGE>

          approximately $4.2 million.  These charges increased net loss by
          approximately $7 million.  Also in 1993, a gain of approximately $6.5
          million was recognized in other income from the sale of the
          residential equipment leasing and PhoneCenter stores businesses.


<PAGE>


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18.  Business Segment Information

          The Company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, operates primarily in three
          industry segments:  Telephone Operations, Information Systems and
          Marketing Services.  Telephone Operations provides telecommunications
          services and products, mainly local service, network access and toll
          telephone service in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Information Systems
          provides data processing services and software development services
          through long-term contracts primarily to the U.S. telecommunications
          industry.  Marketing Services provides telephone marketing, research,
          fulfillment and database services to major corporations in the
          communications, consumer goods, technology, financial and direct
          response industries.  The Information Systems and Marketing Services
          segments have minor international operations, primarily in Europe.

               Capital additions include $46.4 million and $67.8 million of
          acquisitions in 1995 and 1993, respectively.

               The Other category includes the Company's businesses which offer
          long distance and directory services.  Also included in Other is a
          supply business that buys and sells reconditioned telecommunications
          and computer equipment to various industries in the U.S.

               For the years ended December 31, the Company's segment
          information is as follows:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

     MILLIONS OF DOLLARS                         1995           1994           1993  
     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     <S>                                       <C>            <C>            <C>     
     Revenues
        Telephone Operations                   $  624.4       $  599.7       $  575.5
        Information Systems                       373.9          343.8          356.6
        Marketing Services                        271.1          226.1          108.2
        Other                                     133.9          127.2          121.8
        Corporate                                   2.7            2.4            2.6
        Intersegment                              (69.9)         (71.0)         (75.1)
                                               --------       --------       --------
           Total                               $1,336.1       $1,228.2       $1,089.6
                                               --------       --------       --------
                                               --------       --------       --------
     Intersegment Revenues
        Telephone Operations                   $   23.0       $   23.6       $   23.0
        Information Systems                        39.4           40.5           46.9
        Marketing Services                          2.5            2.1             .4
        Other                                       2.3            2.4            2.2
        Corporate                                   2.7            2.4            2.6
                                               --------       --------       --------
           Total                               $   69.9       $   71.0       $   75.1
                                               --------       --------       --------
                                               --------       --------       --------


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     Operating Income (Loss)
       As Reported
        Telephone Operations                   $   (6.0)      $   99.5       $   93.6
        Information Systems                        38.5           27.1         (124.6)
        Marketing Services                         (7.3)          22.6            2.0
        Other                                      29.6           20.2           14.2
        Corporate and Eliminations                 (8.1)          (4.0)          (3.9)
                                               --------       --------       --------
           Total                               $   46.7       $  165.4       $  (18.7)
                                               --------       --------       --------
                                               --------       --------       --------
     Operating Income (Loss)
       Excluding Special Items
        Telephone Operations                   $  115.7       $  103.1       $  100.2
        Information Systems                        46.0           27.1           (1.3)
        Marketing Services                         32.3           22.6            2.0
        Other                                      29.6           20.2           17.2
        Corporate and Eliminations                  1.8           (1.9)          (3.9)
                                               --------       --------       --------
           Total                               $  225.4       $  171.1       $  114.2
                                               --------       --------       --------
                                               --------       --------       --------
     Assets
        Telephone Operations                   $1,091.4       $1,110.5       $1,091.9
        Information Systems                       268.2          246.4          293.4
        Marketing Services                        235.6          262.7          225.3
        Other                                      38.5           39.5           39.1
        Corporate and Eliminations                (42.0)          64.3           14.4
                                               --------       --------       --------
           Total                               $1,591.7       $1,723.4       $1,664.1
                                               --------       --------       --------
                                               --------       --------       --------

     Capital Additions (including
     acquisitions)
        Telephone Operations                   $   90.3       $  112.8       $  111.6
        Information Systems                        47.0           20.2           40.1
        Marketing Services                         27.0           11.7           73.7
        Other                                       2.5           11.5           10.0
                                               --------       --------       --------
           Total                               $  166.8       $  156.2       $  235.4
                                               --------       --------       --------
                                               --------       --------       --------
     Depreciation and Amortization
        Telephone Operations                   $  113.0       $  110.6       $   99.2
        Information Systems                        30.3           26.4           47.0
        Marketing Services                         15.6           13.6            8.4
        Other                                       3.3            3.5            3.9
                                               --------       --------       --------
           Total                               $  162.2       $  154.1       $  158.5
                                               --------       --------       --------
                                               --------       --------       --------
</TABLE>



               Certain corporate administrative expenses have been allocated to
          segments based upon the nature of the expense.  Assets are those
          assets used in the operations of the segment.

               During 1995, 1994 and 1993 the Company had special items as
          described in Note 2.

               Information Systems revenues and expenses for 1993 included
          approximately $67 million and $89 million, respectively, related to
          businesses sold or closed during 1994.  Accordingly, revenues and
          operating expenses for these businesses during 1994 were charged to
          the restructuring and disposal reserve as described in Note 2.
          Information Systems operating income for 1993 was reduced by special
          charges of $102 million.  Marketing Services revenues and operating
          income for 1994


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          increased from the inclusion of the operations of WATS Marketing for a
          full year, which was acquired in November 1993.

               Revenues from foreign sources and assets denominated in foreign
          currencies at December 31, 1995, were less than 6% and 5%,
          respectively, of consolidated totals.


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19.  Major Customer

          The Company derives significant revenues in all three of its business
          segments from AT&T and its affiliates by providing network services,
          information management systems and marketing services.  During 1995,
          1994, and 1993, revenues from AT&T accounted for 26%, 23% and 17%,
          respectively, of the Company's consolidated revenues.  Excluding
          network access revenues, revenues from AT&T were 22%, 19% and 12%,
          respectively.

               CBT and AT&T are discussing whether to revise portions of the
          companies' agreement governing their joint provision of certain
          telecommunications services.  Revenues subject to discussion represent
          well less than 10% of CBT's revenues but portions of the contract
          provide above-average profit contribution.  The discussions are in a
          preliminary stage and their outcome cannot be predicted.  The worst-
          case scenario, which is not expected, could have a significant impact
          on CBT's earnings beginning in mid-1996.  The discussions do not
          involve AT&T's relationships with other Cincinnati Bell companies.


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20.  Contingencies

          The Company, which has a 45% interest in a cellular partnership, is
          seeking to dissolve the partnership because of poor performance.  In
          addition, recent changes in the structure of the telecommunications
          industry, including the enactment of the Telecommunications Act of
          1996, have positioned the partnership in direct competition with its
          two major partners, including the Company, creating irreconcilable
          conflicts of interest among them.  The Company has pursued this
          litigation to maximize the value of this asset for the benefit of the
          shareholders.  There are many possible outcomes of this litigation.
          The potential impact of a settlement from the lawsuit is an extremely
          broad-range depending upon the form of distribution and the amount of
          damages awarded.  At this time, the Company believes it will recover
          its $49 million investment in the partnership.

               The Company is from time to time subject to routine complaints
          incidental to the business.  The Company believes that the results of
          any complaints and proceedings will not have a materially adverse
          effect on the Company's financial condition.

               At December 31, 1995, the Company and its subsidiaries had
          approximately 15,100 employees.  CBT and CBIS had approximately 2,200
          employees covered under collective bargaining agreements with the
          Communications Workers of America (CWA), which is affiliated with the
          AFL-CIO.  Those agreements expire in May 1996 for CBT and September
          1996 for CBIS.  Negotiations with representatives of the CWA are
          planned to begin in March 1996 and the outcome cannot be determined at
          this time.



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                                                                  Exhibit 21
                                                                       to
                                                              Form 10-K for 1995


                         Subsidiaries of the Registrant
                             (as of March 27, 1996)



                                                                   STATE OF
SUBSIDIARY                                                       INCORPORATION
- ----------                                                       -------------

Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company                                     Ohio

     Cincinnati Bell Telecommunications Systems Inc.                  Ohio

Cincinnati Bell Information Systems Inc.                              Ohio

Cincinnati Bell Long Distance Inc.                                    Ohio

Cincinnati Bell Supply Company                                        Ohio

MATRIXX Marketing Inc.                                                Ohio

Cincinnati Bell Properties Inc.                                     Kentucky

Cincinnati Bell Directory Inc.                                        Ohio

Cincinnati Bell Cellular Systems Company                              Ohio

Cincinnati Bell Finance Inc.                                        Delaware
 





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                                                                Exhibit 23
                                                                    to
                                                            Form 10-K for 1995



                              CINCINNATI BELL INC.
                       CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS


We consent to the incorporation by reference in the registration statements 
of Cincinnati Bell Inc. on Form S-8 (File No. 33-39385), Form S-8 (File No. 
33-29332), Form S-8 (File No. 33-3195), Form S-8 (File No. 33-1462), Form S-8 
(File No. 33-1487), Form S-8 (File No. 33-15467), Form S-8 (File No. 
33-23159), Form S-8 (File No. 33-29331), Form S-8 (File No. 33-36381), Form 
S-8 (File No. 33-36380), Form S-8 (File No. 33-39654), Form S-8 (File No. 
33-43775), and Form S-14 (File No. 2-82253) of our report dated February 14, 
1996 on our audits of the consolidated financial statements and financial 
statement schedule of Cincinnati Bell Inc. as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, 
and for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1995, which 
report is incorporated by reference in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.




/s/  COOPERS & LYBRAND L.L.P.


COOPERS & LYBRAND L.L.P.

Cincinnati, Ohio
March 28, 1996
 





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                                                                  Exhibit 24    
                                                                      to        
                                                               Form 10K for 1995




                                POWER OF ATTORNEY


KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to
 be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ John F. Barrett             
                                        --------------------------------
                                        John F. Barrett
                                        Director



STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me John F.
Barrett, to me known and known to me to be the person described in and who
executed the foregoing instrument, and he duly acknowledged to me that he
executed and delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Janet Edwards         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public
                                        Mary Janet Edwards
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires February 11, 1997

<PAGE>


                                POWER OF ATTORNEY


KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Phillip R. Cox              
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Phillip R. Cox
                                        Director


STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me Phillip R.
Cox, to me known and known to me to be the person described in and who executed
the foregoing instrument, and he duly acknowledged to me that he executed and
delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Janet Edwards         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public
                                        Mary Janet Edwards
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires February 11, 1997


<PAGE>

                                POWER OF ATTORNEY


KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ William A. Friedlander      
                                        -------------------------------
                                        William A. Friedlander
                                        Director




STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me William A.
Friedlander, to me known and known to me to be the person described in and who
executed the foregoing instrument, and he duly acknowledged to me that he
executed and delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Janet Edwards         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public
                                        Mary Janet Edwards
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires February 11, 1997



<PAGE>

                                POWER OF ATTORNEY



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Dwight H. Hibbard           
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Dwight H. Hibbard
                                        Director




STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me Dwight H.
Hibbard, to me known and known to me to be the person described in and who
executed the foregoing instrument, and he duly acknowledged to me that he
executed and delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Louise Parker         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public
                                        Mary Louise Parker
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires August 19, 1997


<PAGE>

                                POWER OF ATTORNEY



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Robert P. Hummel            
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Robert P. Hummel
                                        Director




STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me, to me Robert
P. Hummel, known and known to me to be the person described in and who executed
the foregoing instrument, and he duly acknowledged to me that he executed and
delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Janet Edwards         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public
                                        Mary Janet Edwards
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires February 11, 1997


<PAGE>

                                POWER OF ATTORNEY



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ James D. Kiggen             
                                        -------------------------------
                                        James D. Kiggen
                                        Director




STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me James D.
Kiggen, to me known and known to me to be the person described in and who
executed the foregoing instrument, and he duly acknowledged to me that he
executed and delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Janet Edwards         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public 
                                        Mary Janet Edwards
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires February 11, 1997


<PAGE>

                                POWER OF ATTORNEY



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ John T. LaMacchia           
                                        -------------------------------
                                        John T. LaMacchia
                                        Director




STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me John T.
LaMacchia, to me known and known to me to be the person described in and who
executed the foregoing instrument, and he duly acknowledged to me that he
executed and delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Janet Edwards         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public
                                        Mary Janet Edwards
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires February 11, 1997


<PAGE>

                                POWER OF ATTORNEY



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Charles S. Mechem, Jr.      
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Charles S. Mechen, Jr.
                                        Director




STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me Charles S.
Mechem, Jr. to me known and known to me to be the person described in and who
executed the foregoing instrument, and he duly acknowledged to me that he
executed and delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Janet Edwards         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public
                                        Mary Janet Edwards
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires February 11, 1997


<PAGE>

                                POWER OF ATTORNEY



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary D. Nelson              
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Mary D. Nelson
                                        Director




STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me Mary D.
Nelson, to me known and known to me to be the person described in and who
executed the foregoing instrument, and she duly acknowledged to me that she
executed and delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Janet Edwards         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public
                                        Mary Janet Edwards
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires February 11, 1997



<PAGE>

                                POWER OF ATTORNEY



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

     WHEREAS, CINCINNATI BELL INC., an Ohio corporation (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company"), proposes shortly to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and the Rules and Regulations thereunder; an annual report on Form 10-
K; and

     WHEREAS, the undersigned is a director of the Company;

     NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints  John T.
LaMacchia, Brian C. Henry, William H. Zimmer III and William D. Baskett III, and
each of them singly, his attorneys for him and in his name, place and stead, and
in his office and capacity in the Company, to execute and file such annual
report on Form 10-K, and thereafter to execute and file any amendments or
supplements thereto, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and
necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and
purposes as he might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand this 4th day
of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ David B. Sharrock           
                                        -------------------------------
                                        David B. Sharrock
                                        Director




STATE OF OHIO       )
                    ) SS:
COUNTY OF HAMILTON  )

     On the 4th day of March, 1996, personally appeared before me David B.
Sharrock, to me known and known to me to be the person described in and who
executed the foregoing instrument, and he duly acknowledged to me that he
executed and delivered the same for the purposes therein expressed.

     Witness my hand and official seal this 4th day of March, 1996.


                                        /s/ Mary Janet Edwards         
                                        -------------------------------
                                        Notary Public
                                        Mary Janet Edwards
                                        Notary Public, State of Ohio
                                        My Commission Expires February 11, 1997





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