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Cincinnati vs. The World 06.20.12

By Hannah McCartney · June 20th, 2012 · Cincinnati vs. The World

Cincinnati Duke Energy customers could face increased utility costs to help Duke relocate utility lines for the new streetcar, if state regulators decide to permit Duke to recover expenses associated with the mass transit project. CINCINNATI  -1 

Bibi and Poldi, two giant tortoises at the Austrian Zoo, have ended a 115-year streak of companionship, and according to a zoo official, “We get the feeling they can’t stand the sight of each other anymore.” WORLD -2 

Clothing mogul Adidas has been accused of “promoting slavery” with a new sneaker design that features bright orange “shackles” attached to the shoe that can be strapped to the wearer’s ankles.


Amidst aggressive redevelopment efforts and the opening of the long-anticipated Washington Park, 15-year-old Africa Hope was shot and killed while standing near a group of people near Vine and Green streets in Over-the-Rhine. CINCINNATI -2 

A case of the Black Death, a strain of bubonic plague that killed nearly a third of Europe’s population in the 14th century, has been found in Portland, Ore., where health officials have confirmed a man contracted the sickness from a cat bite. WORLD -2  

Nonprofit group ArtWorks has kicked off its summer mural program, hiring more than 100 teens and young adults to create revitalizing public art in neighborhoods across the city this summer. CINCINNATI +2  





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