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Jeff Sabo / Miami University

Miami University honored outgoing president David Hodge Friday. During its regular meeting Friday morning the board of trustees recognized Hodge for his ten years of service. He's retiring at the end of the month.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

June is Pride month, and across the country, members of the LGBTQ community have been celebrating.   Cincinnati's Pride parade and festival are Saturday. They will go on despite the tragedy in Florida.

University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees Chair Rob Richardson has named the people who will oversee the search process for a new UC president.

Macy's Names New CEO

Jun 23, 2016
Provided / Macy's

Macy's, Inc., with headquarters in Cincinnati and New York, has named a new CEO. In 2017, Jeff Gennette will replace Terry Lundgren, the company's head since 2003. Gennette, 55, was named President of Macy's, Inc. in March after serving as Chief Merchandising Officer since February 2009.

National Weather Service

Update 6/23/2016 1:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Wilmington is confirming a tornado hit Clinton County early Thursday morning. The service says the storm had maximum wind speeds of 80 miles per hour.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati administrators will now begin the process of enacting the new budget for the fiscal year, which starts at the end of next week.  

Council voted Wednesday for the dozens of ordinances necessary to enact the spending plan.  In most cases, the council voted unanimously for some parts of the budget.  Council Member Kevin Flynn did vote no on some items and on the funding sources to pay for them.

Department of State

Hillary Clinton will campaign in Cincinnati Monday with someone who could become her running mate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warner.

The Clinton Campaign says the Ohio Democratic Party event will take place at the Cincinnati Museum Center at 10:30 AM. Doors open at 8:30 AM.

Members of the public interested in attending this event should RSVP here: http://hrc.io/28Ndfg3.

WCPO

The former Metro bus driver who hit and killed a man in Hyde Park earlier this year, accepted a plea deal Wednesday morning.

Hamilton County Prosecutors agreed to drop vehicular manslaughter charges if Tyrone Patrick pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. That's a first degree misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of up to 6 months in jail.

The battle between incumbent Republican Rob Portman and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat is a flat-footed tie, according to a poll released Wednesday morning.

The Quinnipiac University poll had both candidates with 42 percent support. The pollsters say the race has been too close to call for months. The full poll is available here.

Provided, City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council Member Kevin Flynn has resigned a position in the local Democratic Party, but told WVXU this morning that rumors that he is also about to resign from council are not true.

Flynn said the first he heard of rumors circulating around City Hall that he was about to give up the office he was elected to in 2013 was when he saw published reports on his smart phone while at Tuesday night's Jimmy Buffett concert at Riverbend.

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