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4:40 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Some want Smitherman replaced as Law/Public Safety chairman

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Some Cincinnati residents are asking Mayor John Cranley to replace the chairman of Council's Law and Public Safety Committee.  

About a dozen people testified Wednesday during the public comment portion of the weekly council meeting.  They are upset with comments Christopher Smitherman apparently made about the black community and it leaders protecting criminals.  

Resident Shirley Felton said it is wrong.

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Bike lanes
4:25 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

City Council could decide fate of Central Pkwy bike lanes Thursday

Cincinnati Council could decide the fate of a plan to add protected bike lanes to Central Parkway Thursday.  

A special committee meeting and council session are scheduled for two proposals.  

One would modify the current plan to maintain on-street parking 24 hours a day between Ravine and Brighton Streets.  The other would kill the bike lanes all together.  

Vice Mayor David Mann said he has majority votes to kill the project, but he does not have five votes yet for the compromise he introduced Tuesday.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Cincinnati Childrens is making antibiotics last longer

(from left) Dr. David Haslam and Dr. Josh Courter, members of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A computer progam called VigiLanz is Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's new secret weapon in treating and preventing "superbugs," and consequently making antibiotics last longer.

What's the problem?

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Local News
12:50 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Two more indicted for vote fraud in Hamilton County

Two more people were indicted today on charges of illegal voting, bringing the total of indicted voters in Hamilton County to eight.

One of those indicted today - Ellen Elizabeth Duncan of Avondale - was a poll worker at the Urban League offices on Reading Road. She is accused of voting by absentee ballot and in person at last fall's election.

The other, Timothy Merman of Fairfax, is accused of using a Fairfax business address as his residence when voting in 2012. Prosecutors say Merman actually lived in Kentucky at the time.

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Bike lanes
10:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

A compromise on Central Pkwy bike lanes, but some on Council not supportive

Central Parkway bike lane supporters outside Cincinnati City Hall.
Tana Weingartner

Update 4/23/14 at 10:30 am:

A business owner who's asking the city to modify a plan to install protected bike lanes on Central Parkway is now offering to raise private money to assist with the project.  

Tim Haines wants to preserve on-street parking in front of his building. He's asking council members to support Vice Mayor David Mann's compromise motion introduced Tuesday.  It would take the bike lanes out of the travel lanes on Central Parkway and place them closer to the sidewalk on a separate path between Ravine and Brighton Streets.

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