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GE's Global Operations Center at The Banks, which officially opens Tuesday, is expected to pump $1 billion into the Cincinnati economy by 2018. Cincinnati is one of four such regional centers (The others are in Mexico, Hungary, China) where GE is attempting to simplify, speed up and become more focused for its customers worldwide by bringing together shared services.

For example new contracts that used to take many months to review and sign are finished in a matter of days or hours with digital contracts.

Cincinnati council will likely vote this week to incorporate some of the key components of the pension settlement agreement into municipal code.  

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about Donald Trump's claims that the election is "rigged' and how Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is answering Trump. Also, Wilkinson, a serious baseball fan, says he's rooting for the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. 

Ann Thompson

Cedar Village, a retirement community in Mason, is noticing specific iPod playlists are triggering memories in some of its residents with dementia. Cedar Village will hold a free public screening of "Alive Inside," a film that shows evidence of the same thing, on October 25 at 7:30 p.m..

It's become clear that most Republican Party leaders at all levels, local and national, are really, really tired of hearing Donald Trump going on about this election being rigged.

This election which, in fact, hasn't happened yet.


There's a new online tool for anyone who's wondered if solar panels are a good investment for their property.

Senate Candidates Criticize Presidential Candidates

Oct 21, 2016

The two major party candidates for U.S. Senate in Ohio held their third and final debate in Cleveland last night at the Ideacenter. Freshman Senator Rob Portman, a Republican, faced former Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat. 

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Nine murals created by art deco artist Winold Reiss have been installed and rededicated outside the Duke Energy Convention Center. The murals were first installed at Union Terminal in 1933 but moved to the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in 1974. 

Former Pryor trainer Frankie Sims

Former trainers, family, friends and fans came together Thursday to remember two-time light welterweight champion boxer Aaron Pryor, a native Cincinnatian, who died October 9 at age 60 from heart disease.

On his way to Pryor's public memorial service at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Pryor's assistant professional trainer Frankie Sims, said he knew he had somebody special in Pryor. "He was relentless. He was fearless and he fought with a desire."

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Hamilton County is opening Courtroom B in the Justice Center as a public viewing site for the upcoming trial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing.

Cincinnati Council has approved an ordinance that would allow the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) to sell advertising on bus benches to provide seating at stops that lack shelters. 


In the meantime, the city will stop removing the currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.  


The University of Cincinnati's Board of Trustees has approved hiring an outside monitor for three years to help oversee its police department.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Just over a month after Hamilton County law enforcement officials asked a judge to grant immunity for people turning in heroin and drug paraphernalia the sheriff's department has its first example of somebody doing it.

Sarah Ramsey

There is still no timetable on when a special state audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District will be complete. 

Work on the review has been underway since February.

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People who live in Madisonville like to say their neighborhood is one of the most welcoming in Greater Cincinnati and also one of the most racially balanced. The community has had population shifts in the past, and appears to be undergoing another change.