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Local health departments are warning conditions are ripe for blue-green algae blooms on the Ohio River this weekend.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Suspended Hamilton County juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter's second criminal trial will be pushed back until at least October after her defense lawyer unexpectedly withdrew from the case at a hearing Friday morning.

The trial was to have started next Tuesday.

Kasich, Back In Columbus, Jokes With The Press, Does Some State Business

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Karen Kasler/Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich was in a jovial mood when he met with reporters Thursday at the Statehouse, as he took a break from the presidential campaign trail to conduct some Ohio business.

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If you're staying home this Labor Day weekend you're in the minority. According to AAA, 88 percent of Ohioans (1.6 million) will be hitting the road sometime before Monday. Nationwide 35.5 million Americans will do the same.

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Update 9/4/15 @ 12:25pm:  The Cincinnati Planning Commission has rejected a proposal that could have slowed development activities in Hyde Park for several months.  

The commission voted unanimously Friday morning against a zoning study of the entire neighborhood, and implementing an interim development control overlay district, or IDC, during such a review.  That would have meant any project proposed after the overlay was established would have to go through extra scrutiny before moving forward. 

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank is agreeing to sell 17 branch locations in the greater Pittsburgh area to First National Bank (FNB) of Pennsylvania. The deal amounts to approximately $383 million in retail and private banking deposits.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Kharkiv, Ukraine, one of Cincinnati's sister cities, and a city known for the manufacturing of machinery and electronics, is trying to become more energy efficient.

A delegation of government workers traveled to the U.S. to learn how Greater Cincinnati recycles, uses solar energy, filters water, and generates heat and electricity.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Since you won't be watching this year's end of summer fireworks on TV (as WVXU's John Kiesewetter was first to report), here's what you (and the roughly half million of your closest friends and neighbors) need to know if you're planning to head Downtown on Sunday.

WCPO

Update 10:50 p.m.: Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell says votes of no confidence are not uncommon in police departments.  Blackwell says he's been told it's never happened in Cincinnati, and he felt it was important to respond.  Blackwell says he has worked diligently for the city and for the department.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati voters will consider two Charter amendments this fall.  

Council approved two issues Wednesday: moving the city's mayoral primary from September to May, and another moving the beginning of mayoral and council terms from December to January.  It also includes cleaning up some other Charter language.

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