The Cincinnati Zoo is expecting a baby gorilla any day now. But, the little tyke won't actually belong to Cincinnati. Neither the unborn gorilla nor its parents, Asha and Jomo, are Cincinnatians, so to speak. Though all three will live here, ownership falls to the parents' zoo of origin. It's all part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan which helps zoos in North America regulate breeding.
School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core -- which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards. The bill could be on the fast track to the House floor.
Republican Representative Andy Thompson of Marietta has been a vocal critic of the Common Core standards which were developed by a group of state education leaders from around the country.
Update 7/29/14 9 a.m.: Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley's staff is confirming reports he would have the city make annual payments toward the upkeep of Union Terminal for the next 25 years. Cranley says he will propose that the city continue to make $200,000 annual payments toward Union Terminal’s maintenance. The city is currently paying that amount, but there is no legal obligation to continue it.
Update 07/29/14 at 2:30 pm: Drivers on Central Parkway may also notice some spots along the route now feature bright green paint on the roadway.
A city official said the paint is “to alert motorists and bicyclists that their paths may be crossing at these locations.” The official said Liberty Street is a great example, where lots of people are turning onto and off of Liberty where it intersects with Central Parkway.
WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the recently concluded National Urban League Conference in Cincinnati; and the two headline speakers - Vice President Joe Biden and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.