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Higher education
1:02 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

NKU begins work on new strategic plan

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns
WVXU

Northern Kentucky University is launching a nearly yearlong effort that will result in the next 5-year strategic plan for the institution.  

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns announced the details of the process Friday during a speech to the university community before spring semester classes begin Monday.  

He likened the plan to a roadmap.

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Traffic alert
9:23 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Race St closures for construction

Race Street will be closed for two weekends between Fifth and Sixth Streets for construction. Crews are tearing down what remains of the Skywalk in preparation for construction of the new Dunnhumby building.

The closures begin on Saturday, January 12 at 6:00 a.m. and remain closed until Sunday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m., and will be closed again on Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 a.m. and remain closed until Sunday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Local News
9:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

A Democrat and a tea party activist come together

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Listening Thursday night to P.G. Sittenfeld, a Democratic Cincinnati city council member, and Mike Wilson, the founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party, sit onstage at  Hebrew Union College might, one would think, produce some partisan sparks.


It did no such thing.
 

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Mason
4:53 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Mason's technology corridor

Mason's track record of attracting companies is gaining attention.

Since 2011 the City of Mason has closed nearly 110-million dollars in new investment and in the process created 14-hundred new jobs. It's a track record that's gaining attention.

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Puppy mills banned
4:37 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

New law has tails wagging

Gov. John Kasich signs a puppy mill bill into law.
Jo Ingles Ohio Public Radio

Ohio’s Governor has signed a bill into law that cracks down on puppy mills.

The signing ceremony for a bill that sets standards for high concentration kennels went to the dogs… literally. As Governor Kasich signed the bill, a Bichon named Sammy joined him on the table.

The bill requires registration and vet checks for dogs in high volume kennels.  It’s a change that Sue Pohler, the owner of a puppy milled dog, says has been a long time coming for a couple of reasons.

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