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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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Developmental Disabilities Services
4:50 am
Mon January 13, 2014

County to hear DDS levy recommendations

*Update*  The Hamilton County Tax Levy Review Committee is recommending the Developmental Disabilities Levy be put on the May ballot as a flat renewal. The TLRC also recommends the agency implement the consultant's recommendations listed below.

Hamilton County Commissioners will hear more details Monday about the upcoming Developmental Disabilities Levy.

The Tax Levy Review Committee makes its recommendation to the board Monday morning.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Decision day near for Portune

In or out?

The clock is ticking on Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune’s ambition to be the Democratic nominee for governor; and Portune probably has little more than a week to make up his mind.

Portune is saying that, by the end of the week, he should be ready to announce one way or the other about whether he will be a candidate for Ohio governor.

It’s a long shot; a 70-yard “Hail Mary” pass into the end zone for Portune to begin with.

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Judicial reform
3:59 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Ohio Chief Justice talking about judicial election reform

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor
Provided/Ohio Supreme Court

The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is continuing her statewide conversations about judicial election reform.  Maureen O'Connor spoke Friday to the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce in Eastgate. 

O'Connor said polling shows people like their local judges, but they think there are problems with the legal system.  She said it is important to have an impartial judiciary.

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West Virginia
3:43 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

WV chemical spill not affecting local water supply

Eight UV reactors are used to disinfect water during the filtration process at the Greater Cincinnati Water Works.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The chemical spill affecting water supplies in a large portion of West Virginia has the Greater Cincinnati Water Works keeping a close eye on local water quality.

"Currently the spill has not reached the Cincinnati area," says Communications Officer Michele Ralston.

The spill occurred in the Elk River which is a tributary of the Kanawha River. The Kanawha flows into the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

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