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Officer Involved Shooting
4:00 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Body cam appears to corroborate Cincinnati Police shooting story

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black speaks at a news conference about the officer-involved shooting.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Police Officers, in the midst of a 30-day trial for body cameras, recorded an officer involved fatal shooting Sunday, helping to back up the story told by police and witnesses.

At about 6:45 p.m. Sunday officers went to 379 Rosemont Avenue in West Price Hill for a report of shots fired. That's where they found 37-year old  Christopher Mitchell with a gun to his head. Reportedly he had threatened suicide earlier in the day and pulled the trigger of another gun he held to his head, but it didn't go off. Friends say he had a history of depression and substance abuse.

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Economy
11:28 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Venture capitalists say Ohio economy great - others not so sure

There’s never been a better time to start a company in Ohio – especially a technology company. That’s the bottom line of a study done for VentureOhio, a group of venture capitalists. But VentureOhio chairman John McIlwraith of Allos Ventures of Cincinnati says there’s a problem with funding start-up entrepreneurs in Ohio.

“There’s about $520 million in need and about $260 million in capital available, and that capital is going to be deployed not just in Ohio but throughout the Midwest and potentially across the country,"  says McIlwraith.

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Politics
9:30 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the upcoming judicial elections in Hamilton County.

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Transportation
4:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Red Bike is ready to roll

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati's bike sharing program, Red Bike, is open for business. People may now rent bikes at any of 30 stations located throughout downtown, Over-the-Rhine and Uptown.

Rather than renting a bike for an entire day, people who want to use a bicycle to get from place to place can check one out for an hour at a time.

Red Bike is part of the B-cycle network so memberships can be used in other cities with similar bike sharing programs.

Users can either set up yearly or daily memberships.

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Politics
12:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Democrats getting better at recruiting judicial candidates

The Hamilton County Democratic Party is getting better these days at something they used to struggle with – recruiting candidates to run for judgeships.

On Nov. 4, we will see if they are getting any better at actually electing them.

This year, there are 13 judgeships for election in Hamilton County –a seat on the Ohio First District Court of Appeals, eight in the general division of Common Pleas Court, and one each in the juvenile, domestic relations, probate and drug court divisions of the Common Pleas Court.

Seven of them are contested races.

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