Shark Girl didn't even have time to say goodbye before the Cincinnati sculpture was whisked away to New York. The Buffalo News reports the Albright-Knox Art Gallery bought the publicly-funded sculpture for an undisclosed sum of money from the artist who made it, Casey Millard.
Shark Girl had been displayed along Cincinnati's riverfront.
Members of Cincinnati Museum Center Board of Trustees are endorsing a five year, quarter-cent sales tax proposal placed on the ballot by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. The group made the announcement Friday morning during a press conference.
The $170 million issue will make repairs to Union Terminal.
This week's high temperatures are already causing headaches for travelers. AAA's Cheryl Parker reports roadside emergency assistance calls are up eight percent and flat tire calls are up 21 percent heading into the holiday weekend.
"If you have low tire inflation the heat can expedite the flattening of that tire and it can drain your battery terminal," says Parker. "Just like the heat affects your body when you don't get enough water or there's too much heat on your body, it does the same thing to your vehicle."
Duke Energy is moving up the timeline on plans to shut down its remaining coal-fired units at its New Richmond plant.
Duke says it will retire the last two coal-fired units at the W.C. Beckjord Station on Monday, September 1. The company announced the plan to move away from coal three years ago, but the units weren't scheduled to be fully offline until January 2015.
It will take several years to completely decommission the coal units.
Oil-fired combustion units and the substation, transmission and distribution operations at Beckjord will continue.