West Virginia
4:52 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

As a precaution, Cincinnati shutting its intake valves

These are the GAC (granular activated carbon) beds that can remove chemicals from the water. Cincinnati was the first utility in the nation to use GAC and then purify it on site.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Update: The Greater Cincinnati Water Works shut down its valves about midnight Wednesday morning after detecting the Elk River contamination in samples at the Meldahl dam. The spill then reached  the Miller Treatment Plant about 7am Wednesday. The Water Works is working closely with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) to track the spill and conduct ongoing water sampling analysis. It anticipates the bulk of the spill to pass through the area within the next 24-to-48 hours, depending on river and weather conditions.

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Hazardous waste
2:52 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

County to clean up $2 million mercury spill

Hamilton County will pay nearly $2 million to clean up a mercury spill last summer at two Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) sites and the Rumpke Landfill in Colerain Township.

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Miami univesity
1:21 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Student's lawsuit alleges discrimination at Miami University

Update 1/13/14 at 1:55 PM:  Miami University spokeswoman Claire Wagner said in an e-mail because the case involves a current student, the school will not comment on the complaint other than to deny the allegations.

Wagner said Miami is committed to the success of all of its students and Miami is committed to equal access. 

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8:56 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday political chat

Howard Wilkinson
Michael E. Keating

WVXU's political reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the Ohio governor's race and whether Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is about to jump in.

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Sundance Film Festival
6:00 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Sundance latest stop for native Cincinnati filmmaker

Actor/director Andre Hyland is on a journey across town, to fix his broken-down car car, in "Funnel."
Blond Chili Productions

Andre Hyland, who's been making "movies" since he was 10, may be finally getting the recognition many people think he deserves.

The Indian Hill High School and University of Cincinnati graduate now lives in LA, making films, writing comedy, and acting. Hyland learned his film Funnel had been accepted into the Sundance Film Festival just after two of his pilots for Comedy Central were rejected.

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