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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
3:13 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Another Democrat passes on 2014 governor's race

Former Rep. Betty Sutton
Brian Bull WCPN

Another Ohio Democrat - former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton - has said she won't run for governor in 2014, leaving the field nearly wide open for the only active candidate, Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald.

Sutton told the Cleveland Plain Dealer in an e-mail Friday that she thanked her supporters, but said "I have decided that I will not run for governor in 2014."

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Reds Opening Day
3:08 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Why ticket campout has become a tradition for many Reds fans

Dozens of Reds fans started lining up for Opening Day tickets Friday morning.
Sarah Ramsey

Pitching a tent in front of Great American Ball Park.  Braving the cold night ahead.  Reds fans who do this swear by, not at, the annual ritual for a number of reasons.  Dozens of them started lining up at 9 Friday morning for a shot at the 1,500 Opening Day tickets that go on sale Saturday morning at 9.  

Camaraderie seems to be one of the biggest reasons.  Everyone pulls together and behaves themselves.

"You come down, you make friends with people and you watch each other's backs and stand in line," said Jeff King of Florence, a 10-year veteran of the campout.

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Earth Hour
12:04 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Group urges you to turn out the lights Saturday between 8:30-9:30 p.m.

7,000 cities around the world will be participating in the Earth Hour Challenge Saturday night between 8:30-9:30 p.m. It started with one city in 2007 and is now sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. People are asked to turn out their lights for one hour to show concern for the environment. 

Yard waste recycling
4:04 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Yard waste drop-off sites ready to re-open

Credit City of Cincinnati

Now that spring is here, yard work is certain to follow.

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free yard trimmings drop-off sites re-open Saturday, March 23.

You must be a county resident and bring proof such as a driver’s license or utility bill.

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Local News
12:10 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Class-action lawyer Chesley disbarred in Kentucky

Stanley Chesley
WCPO

Cincinnati lawyer Stanley Chesley - for decades one of the leading class-action trial lawyers in the country - has been disbarred from practicing law in Kentucky over his actions in a diet drug settlement.

The Kentucky Supreme Court accepted the recommendation of the Kentucky Bar Association to disbar Chesley from practicing law, but did not order him to pay $7.5 million in restitution, as the association had recommended.

Because Ohio has a reciprocal agreement with Kentucky, Chesley, who lives in Indian Hill, could lose his license to practice law in Ohio too.

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