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I-71 To Be Closed For Jeremiah Morrow Bridge Demolition

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:15:00 +0000

Interstate 71 near the Little Miami River will be closed for several hours Sunday morning. Crews building the new Jeremiah Morrow Bridge are ready to take down what remains of the original southbound span.

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Marching For Science In Ohio

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Rallies are planned around the nation and world this weekend in support of science and scientific research. Locally, events are scheduled in Cincinnati, Oxford, Dayton and Yellow Springs.

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We Take A Closer Look At This Week's Top Stories

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines.

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Cincinnati Residents Will Soon Be Seeing More Street Sweepers

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:08:14 +0000

Starting in July, Cincinnati public service workers will be sweeping almost every street in the city at least once a month. Right now, drivers are testing the routes throughout the city.

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Hear From The Three Candidates Running For Mayor Of Cincinnati

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:00:00 +0000

There are three candidates competing to become Cincinnati's next mayor: the incumbent, Mayor John Cranley ; Council Member Yvette Simpson ; and former University of Cincinnati Trustee Rob Richardson, Jr . The primary is May 2, though early voting began April 4. The two top vote-getters in the primary will face off in the November election.

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Newport Floodwall Rated Unacceptable By Army Corps

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:32:38 +0000

A patch of land on the Newport levee system has been slowly sliding toward the Ohio River. Newport City Manager Tom Fromme and the Army Corps of Engineers say it's not a major problem. But, the entire floodwall system has other problems the Corps says need to be fixed.

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Streetcar Summer Passes Getting Cheaper

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:41:07 +0000

Summer promotional passes for the Cincinnati Bell Connector will cost $33 a month and go on sale sometime next month. The pass will allow unlimited rides on the streetcar each month during June, July and August.

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Maribel Trujillo Diaz Deported

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:43:30 +0000

Maribel Trujillo Diaz, the Butler County mother of four who'd been battling an imminent deportation order, has been sent back to her native Mexico.

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Helping Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder Transition Successfully Into College

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:05 +0000

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can find it challenging to succeed as they progress through school and transition into college if they aren't able to learn how to communicate effectively and develop organizational skills and social strategies.

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A Look At Local Earth Day Celebrations And Programs

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22, a day when groups and individuals around the globe celebrate and raise awareness of our environment.

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New Cincinnati Employee Focusing On Elderly And Disabled

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:47:44 +0000

There is now a person in the Cincinnati city manager's office to advocate for the elderly and disabled. Jonathan Lawniczak started earlier this month. He addressed a city council committee meeting Tuesday.

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The Growth Of Smart City Efforts In The Region In Advance Of The Next Smart City Summit

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:00:05 +0000

Last fall, the City of Newport began a project to become the first Smart City in the Midwest, utilizing digital, communications and design technologies. Last month, the City of Cincinnati announced it was looking for partners and providers to begin its smart city plans.

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Boone County Extension Is Hosting A Discussion Of GMO's This Evening

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Genetically Modified Organism, or GMO , is a common term for genetically engineered foods. They first showed up in the U.S. market in 1994, and now make up a large part of the most common commodity crops such as soybeans and feed corn. There are many questions surrounding GMOs. Are they safe to eat? What are the benefits to farmers and consumers?

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Mann Says City Property Should Be Cleaned Just Like Private Lots

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:37:07 +0000

Cincinnati's vice mayor said Monday the city needs to be accountable for clearing litter and weeds off city owned lots just like it is cracking down on private property owners.

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Meet Tana Weingartner

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:59:41 +0000

Reporter Tana Weingartner covers a wide variety of stories for WVXU. She's a fanatical soccer fan as her fellow reporter and officemate, Bill Rinehart, knows.

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Howard Wilkinson's Monday Chat: Now Is The Time When Voters Focus On Cincinnati Mayoral Race

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:03:18 +0000

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about where things stand in Cincinnati's mayoral primary, which takes place two weeks from Tuesday. The final two weeks is when voters generally start focusing on races like this.

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New Device Helps Limit Hospital Needle Pricks

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Ben Gurion University have developed a prototype device designed to quickly and accurately locate a vein or artery in children and adults in need of a medical procedure. It uses ultrasound and a robotic arm. FIND, or Fast Intelligent Needle Delivery, is the invention of the newly formed company, Xact Medical and an ongoing partnership with Ben Gurion. Co-inventor Daniel von Allen, MD, surgeon-in-chief at Children's, knows finding the right vein on the first try is especially important in children. "The fact that up to a third of central placement attempts in kids fail on the first try is unacceptable to us." He drew the concept on a napkin while in Israel and engineers from Ben Gurion took it from there. Xact Medical CEO Andrew Cothrel got a look at the technology early on. "It was almost like playing a video game. You put the cross hairs where you want it, hit the green button and the needle goes where it’s supposed to go.” The company

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Companies Interested In Building At Lunken Airport

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Lunken Airport Manager Fred Anderton says after a decade of relative quiet on the economic development front the City of Cincinnati is getting requests to build corporate facilities and even private storage hangars there. The problem Anderton faces is lack of land. The airport is surrounded by two rivers, has railroad tracks to the west and a state highway to the north. He says, "We've got to develop some areas that we can place those facilities." One solution may be to demolish an under-used runway that the FAA says doesn't meet design standards. Anderton says that could happen in two to three years. In the meantime, Lunken's biggest employer, Executive Jet Management, continues to grow. It employees 300 people in Cincinnati. President Marc Drobny says he will add aircraft and staff over time. "We're continuing to grow the business organically. We have a very strong pipeline of potential customers interested in coming to us." Drobny proudly says his company, is the best at what it

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The Federal Bar Association Is Bringing Civics Education To Area Classrooms

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:00:05 +0000

The Federal Bar Association created its national civics outreach program to help educate students about our court systems. Judges and attorneys visit classrooms and talk with students, and students have the opportunity to visit courthouses to observe proceedings and meet with lawyers and judges.

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Preview Tuesday's Beyond Civility Discussion On Policing And The African American Experience

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:00:00 +0000

The Beyond Civility project allows citizens and civic leaders to meet and explore the barriers and bridges to effective dialogue. At Beyond Civility's Back-to-Back programs, high profile advocates of opposing positions on a legal or social issue agree to speak convincingly on behalf of the other side’s views. It's a challenging exercise, but one that fosters understanding and respect for those who hold different viewpoints.

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