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12:00 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Could Portman or Kasich be the nominee at the Cleveland convention?

Ok, so Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Hooray for you, Republicans in Cincinnati say wearily, after trying and failing to win the big prize for the Queen City.

Now, the question is, who will come out of that convention at the Quicken Loans Arena as the GOP nominees for president and vice president?

There is a possibility – slim, at this point, but a possibility – that the first presidential nominating convention to be held in Ohio in 80 years will nominate an Ohioan, either for president or vice president.

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IAFF convention
1:56 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

IAFF gathering part of busy convention month for Cincinnati

IAFF President Harold Schaitberger says delegates will be discussing many issues when they meet in Cincinnati next week.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Thousands of firefighters are converging on Cincinnati for the 52nd biennial convention of the International Association of Firefighters, which starts Monday.  During a press conference Friday to welcome them, Convention and Visitors Bureau Chair Delores Hargrove-Young said the IAFF will  have an economic impact of more than $2 million for the region, and is part of a  busy month for the city's convention business:

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Bunbury Music Festival
4:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Bunbury gets rolling this weekend

The banks of the Ohio River are hosting a musical extravaganza this weekend as the Bunbury Music Festival returns to Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove in Cincinnati . The event Friday, Saturday and Sunday features 80 live performances on six stages.

"You really can't beat being on the river down there," said Bunbury marketing manager Brian Kitzmiller.  "The river stage alone, which is down on the Serpentine Wall, has the river backdrop; the bridge is behind there; and then the main stage has the arena in the background.  It's fantastic."

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Public Health
4:21 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Could early exposure to lead cause osteoporosis and falls?

Kim Dietrich (L) and Amit Battacharya (R) say, "with the aging of the U.S. population, now is the time to assess risks of childhood lead exposure for older adults."
Credit UC Academic Health Center / Provided

Researchers at UC's College of Medicine have landed a $2.35 million grant to study lead exposure in African American women.

Amit Battacharya and Kim Dietrich started studying the long-term effects of pre-natal lead exposure 35 years ago. Their work and other similar studies have largely focused on neurological issues. Now study participants are approaching bone maturation age and Battacharya says women, especially African American women who are at higher risk, face a new problem.

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Illegal voting
3:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Three charged with illegal voting in Hamilton County

A grand jury has indicted three Hamilton County residents for illegal voting in the  November 2012 general election. 

A statement from county prosecutor Joe Deters says Carmen Lockhart, 64, Bernus Charmont, 46, and  Jean Gobeil, 61, are in this country legally, but they are non-citizens and, therefore, not eligible to vote.  They're each facing one count of illegal voting and, if convicted, face the possibility of 18 months in prison. 

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