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Education
2:10 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Wilberforce University names new board leadership

The nation's oldest historically black private university has a new board chairman. Wilberforce University near Dayton is tapping Mark Wilson to lead its Board of Trustees.

Wilson is the CEO of eVerifile.

John Miller will take over as vice chairman. He's currently the president and CEO of Denny's.

Wilberforce is in the process of hiring a new university president. A spokesperson says the search is ongoing.

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Environment
12:34 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Coal units come off-line sooner than expected at Duke plant

Duke Energy is moving up the timeline on plans to shut down its remaining coal-fired units at its New Richmond plant.

Duke says it will retire the last two coal-fired units at the W.C. Beckjord Station on Monday, September 1. The company announced the plan to move away from coal three years ago, but the units weren't scheduled to be fully offline until January 2015.

It will take several years to completely decommission the coal units.

Oil-fired combustion units and the substation, transmission and distribution operations at Beckjord will continue.

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Transportation
9:26 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Frontier adds five destinations from CVG

Credit P. Alejandro Diaz / CC-BY-SA-2.5, Wikipedia

Following a similar move earlier this week in Cleveland, Frontier Airlines is expanding service from Cincinnati.

The airline is adding flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale. That brings the total number of Frontier destinations leaving out of Cincinnati to ten.

Here's the press release:

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Public Health
4:00 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

West Nile Virus carrying mosquitoes found in Hamilton County

Mosquitoes in Silverton have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

Hamilton County Public Health Spokesman Mike Samet says no human infections have been reported yet, but people should still take precautions. That includes getting rid of standing water, applying larvicide to standing water that can't be drained, and using insect repellent. See more on the agency's "Drain, Dunk, Protect" effort below.

What is West Nile Virus (WNV)?

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Cincinnati government
2:44 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Cincinnati voters will likely vote on Charter cleanup this fall

Cincinnati voters will likely be asked to approve a Charter amendment this November to clean-up outdated and obsolete language in the document that guides the city's government.  

A council committee approved the changes Wednesday and the full Council will vote on the issue next week.  A task force started reviewing the document earlier this year and made the recommendations.

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