Gay marriage
2:07 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Gay marriage ruling stands on Ohio death certificates

John Arthur (on the stretcher) and Jim Obergefell get married on a Maryland tarmac in July.
Baltimore Sun

Federal Judge Timothy Black has decided to issue a permanent injunction in the case of John Arthur and Jim Obergefell, and William Ives and David Mitchener, meaning same-sex unions have to be recognized on death certificates in Ohio. The Attorney General's Office says it will appeal.

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Cincinnati Zoo
1:16 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Christmas treats for Cincinnati Zoo animals

Anybody for a fish popsicle?
Ann Thompson WVXU

Twas two days before Christmas and throughout the zoo, creatures were stirring, including a mouse. But there were no stockings. Santa packed treats on the ground and in the trees for lucky animals like bears, a lion and elephants three.

Santa was narrating for kids who tagged along. "How do I make them happy during the holidays? I bring them their special gifts and such as the polar bear. They have an ice block and it has fish and all kinds of wonderful things that they like to eat."

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AAA holiday travel projection
12:43 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

AAA forecasts increase in year-end holiday travel

AAA is projecting that a record number of people will be taking a trip this holiday season.  Spokeswoman Cheryl Parker says 94.5 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home from December 21 through January 1.

"It's up 0.6 percent from last year," said Parker, Corporate Public Affairs Manager for AAA Allied Group in Cincinnati.  "It's the fifth consecutive year that we've seen an increase in the number of people traveling, so it's the highest travel we've recorded since AAA's been tracking the data."

Here's the breakdown for Ohio:

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Holiday trash collection
11:34 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

With a couple of holidays during the next two weeks, there might be some changes to your trash pickup schedule.

In Cincinnati, city employees  will observe Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  If your pickup day is on a  Monday or Tuesday, it won't be affected.  If it's on a different day, trash, recycling and yard waste collection for the remainder of both weeks will be delayed by one day.

Cincinnati politics
9:15 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat about politics for 12/23, remembering William L. Mallory, Sr.

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