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{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
If you come from a large family, you might remember when older siblings would always get new clothes when you were a child and you'd get their hand-me downs. That's also been the situation at Paul Brown Stadium in the past, but Hamilton County commissioners are putting a stop to it. Because the county's Riverfront...  
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New Book Criticizes OTR's Development

Author will hold book signing on Thursday

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A social worker that has written a new book criticizing Cincinnati’s development efforts in Over-the-Rhine will conduct a book signing Thursday.   Alice Skirtz, a Cincinnati native, is the author of Econocide: Elimination of the Urban Poor. She will host a book signing from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Skirtz & Johnston bakery at Findlay Market, 113 West Elder St.   Pr...  

Government’s Case Against Manning Has Scary Implications

2 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A nagging question at the heart of the case against alleged WikiLeaks informant Bradley Manning is who, exactly, does the U.S. government want to keep from knowing its secrets.  

City Council Set to OK Same-Sex Benefits

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Cincinnati City Council was posed to approve extending insurance benefits to the same-sex partners of city employees as this issue went to press. Council was set to vote May 2 on the plan, which was pushed by Councilman Chris Seelbach, the first openly gay person to serve on the group.
  

Cincinnati Among Worst for Smog, Soot Pollution

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Cincinnati and Hamilton County fared poorly on a national list of places with polluted air that was released last week. The Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington metropolitan region ranked as the eighth-worst for air particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association.
  
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{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A federal investigation into a January construction accident at the Horseshoe Casino site is now completed and the fines in the case have been reduced. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration originally imposed $108,000 in fines, but has since cut that amount in half. Thirteen workers were injured when a...  

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Group working to develop free anti-bullying program

1 Comments · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
In the idyllic world of TV sitcoms, bullying among school-age youth usually entails some name-calling and maybe the exchange of a few punches. The problem is fixed within 30 minutes or an hour, usually with some sage words of wisdom dispensed by an adult. Cue commercial. Bullying in the real world, however, isn’t so easily remedied.   
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{CommentsCant} · Monday, April 30, 2012
Cincinnati City Council will soon create a working group of leaders from six neighborhoods near the planned downtown casino site. Once organized, the working group will examine ways to maximize the benefits from the visitors, jobs and tax revenue the new casino will bring, while dealing with any problems like possi...  
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Francie Pepper Wins National YWCA Award

Other winners include U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

{CommentsCant} · Monday, April 30, 2012
A well-known Cincinnati philanthropist is among four people selected to receive the first-ever Women of Distinction Award by the national YWCA.   Francie Pepper is being recognized for her years of work in support of issues involving women, girls and racial justice.   Pepper has served on the board of the Cincinnati YWCA since 1996, and also served as chair of its...  
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{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 27, 2012
Final results from a disputed 2010 judicial race will be announced later today. Workers at the Hamilton County Board of Elections are expected to finish the tallying of provisional ballots sometime this afternoon. A total of 286 ballots are being counted in a Juvenile Court judge race, in compliance with a recent o...