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Kenton County
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Covington library completes massive renovation

The Covington Branch of the Kenton County Library has recently undergone a massive remodeling, inside and out, of the 39-year old facility on the corner of 5th and Scott. Executive Director Dave Schroeder joins Anne Arenstein to talk about the renovations, what’s new inside the building and some of the expanded resources available there for the community.

Art
11:53 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Cincinnati Art Museum looking for new director

Outgoing Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum Aaron Betsky
Credit Cincinnati Art Museum

After seven years Aaron Betsky is leaving as Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. He says he will explore other academic and museum opportunities. "The museum now has the programming and staff in place, and the financial stability that will allow me to openly pursue my next position."

The museum says its Board will be setting up a search committee and Betsky will help pick his successor. Betsky, an architect, came to Cincinnati in 2006 from Rotterdam, where he was the Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute.

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Northern Kentucky University
10:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

NKU now tobacco free

Northern Kentucky University is now tobacco free.

The university approved the policy a year ago and it took effect January 1.

Spokesman Chris Cole says the policy is more than just a smoking ban.

"It includes e-cigs, smokeless tobacco, chew, dip, any tobacco or tobacco-simulating product," says Cole. "It's a pretty comprehensive tobacco free campus policy."

Cole says the university has been preparing for the change for a year. Signs have been posted around campus. Previously designated smoking areas have been removed.

New Year's holiday
10:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Care Cab Rides Again

MADD and AAA are again offering their Care Cab for New Year's revelers who have too much to drink and can't safely drive home.  The two organizations say with New Year's day consistently ranking as one of the  year's most dangerous holidays for impaired driving.  The program is an effort to prevent drunk driving fatalities.

Here's how it works:

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Todd Portune
6:08 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Potune exploring gubernatorial run

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune greets a long time supporter before announcing his plans to create an exploratory committee to consider a bid for Ohio Governor.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says he’s moving forward with plans to run for Ohio Governor. He’s forming an exploratory committee and beginning work on the necessary paperwork from the Board of Elections. 

That’s despite not having the backing of the Ohio Democratic Party.

Portune says Ohioans deserve a choice.

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