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electric aggregation
4:52 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Cincinnati electric aggregation will still have green energy

The energy used for Cincinnati's electric aggregation program will still come from 100 percent renewable or green sources.  

Interim city manager Scott Stiles had announced earlier this week that would not be part of the new three-year contract that begins in May.  But he changed his mind Wednesday after five council members opposed the contract.

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Harry T. Wilks
1:43 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Butler County philanthropist Harry T. Wilks has died

Harry T. Wilks
Credit Miami University

The name Harry T. Wilks is nearly synonymous with the arts scene in Butler County. The attorney was an avid collector and supporter of the arts.

He died Tuesday on what was his 89th birthday.

Wilks is probably most widely known for creating Pyramid Hill  - an outdoor sculpture park with more than 60 works of art and a 10,000 square foot ancient sculpture museum. He also aided in helping the city of Hamilton brand itself "The City of Sculpture."

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Procter and Gamble
1:09 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Nine indicted for banner incident at P&G

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Nine people have been indicted for illegally hanging banners March 4 at Procter & Gamble headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.

The Hamilton County Prosecutor's office says the nine, from Maryland, Washington DC, Illinois, California and New York, are charged with burglary and vandalism.  If convicted of all charges, they face the possibility of 9 ½ years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

The charged:

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Local News
6:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates

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The launch of the StartStong initiative is the pilot for what may become a national model to lower pre-mature birthrates.

StartStrong is a geographically focused initiative to redesign healthcare delivery and reduce preterm birth rates. The program launched Tuesday evening, March 11 at Avondale Southern Baptist Church and is open to the public.

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Neighborhood life
4:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Cincinnati Council likely to expand foreclosed property registry

Cincinnati Council is likely to approve an ordinance Wednesday expanding a program that requires banks to register their foreclosed properties with the city.  It has been operating as a pilot effort in five city neighborhoods.  

Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld, who proposed the registry a couple of years ago, said it is showing good results.

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